Saturday, January 31, 2009

Light unto my Path

These cards are about as simple as you can get. The image is from SU and the DP is Wild Asparagus. I have a few more things to post but will have do dig out my camera to do so. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Christmas Cards in January and more things to share...

These cards were made after attending Copic 101. On the way back from the class I was talking to my friend Donna and she was saying how she was going to make 10 Christmas cards a month so that when Christmas 2009 rolls around, she'll have plenty done. I thought about it and decided to give it a try (on a smalller scale). Here are my first four cards. The House Mouse stamp seemed like like a good place to start since I wanted to practice the skills I had learned in the class. There isn't much to them, just a little left over DP from one company or another, a piece of crimped card stock and a few brads.
The next three are variations on a theme. Same basic layout using a different stamps. There are a couple of ladies at work that are out with long-term illnesses so I wanted a few cards to send that were bright and cheery. Have I ever mentioned that I really dispise tying bows???

The "Here's a Hug" card is my stepped-up version of the other three. I added a blittle bling, stamped and cut out some flowers.

This last card of this post was made with a blogging sister in mind (it left my mailbox yesterday, I didn't trust it to my husband ;) ) I bought this Autumn Leaves set from Paper Garden I don't know how long ago but haven't really done much with it but then I was at Michael's and saw a card that had a similar little monkey with the Hang in there..." saying. I bought the saying and set out to see what I could do. This is it. The leaves and vines are airbrushed using the corner of a Spellbinder die. A couple of flowers from Michael's and a piece of my Wild Asparagus DP to mat it. I really like how it all turned out.

I have a bunch more to share but will wait until the middle of the week or so. Hope you are all healthy!!

PS.......If you've noticed my blog looks a little different I'm working on sprucing it up a bit. It is kind of sad that a person who makes her living teaching children how to use computers hasn't figured out how to personalize this space a bit better.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

School Picutres

Sometimes all a page takes is a set of stickers, the right piece of paper and a seven year old to put it all together. This simple page took my son about 5 minutes to do. My son has the only green background so he stands out.

This page took me forever to do because I couldn't decide on anything for it. In the end, I was happy with the look but still think it needs a little something.....

The paper is SU and the big swirl was cut on my Cricut Expression and airbrushed with my Copics.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Copic 101

Thanks to my friend Donna letting me know about this class, I was able to participate and really enjoy myself at Sally Lynn MacDonald's Copic 101 Class held at Creative Inklings in Lahaska, PA. She traveled down from Connecticut to teach. We made the cards pictured and two more besides. She is teaching a Copic certification class in March but I doubt I will be able to get a seat...they let the enthusiasts like me in last. Oh, well....

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This has been my first post in a bit because the 'flu saw fit to tear through 2/3 of my family. I'm praying it skips my son. My husband started out last Friday feeling blahh. He made it through the weekend and into work on Monday and Tuesday but relapsed and added a few nasty symptoms to his repitoire for Wednesday and today. I started Sunday night with fever, chills and a killer headache. I had off Monday, went in for 1/2 day on Tuesday and have been home Wednesday and today. I feel considerable better so will gladly go into work tomorrow.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Swim Team Page

This page was done for my son's album. He proudly swims in the summer for Eddington Seals. I cut the swimmer and title on my Cricut Expression and had the DP and stickers from a cute little scrapbook store I found in Williamsport, PA. The funniest thing about the picture is that my son isn't in it. We got stuck in traffic the night they took it and missed it. He was not upset at all because he said he knew what he looked like. Gotta love the logic of a seven year old!LOL!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

PageMap (Inspired by Carol)

Carol over at Crazy for Crafting posted a PageMap sketch and her awesome page a few days ago. I really liked the page and decided to give PageMap a try. The result is found below. About the only thing I can tell you about are the flowers...I got them in the Michel's floral department on clearance just for this page. I plucked them off their stems and popped a large brad in the center of each one. The rest is bits and pieces I had laying around.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

2008 Put to Rest

My Christmas tree was packed away on New Year's Day and the stockings are nestled in their Rubbermaid container waiting to make an appearance next Christmas. We've seen Bedtime Stories with Adam Sandler (very cute if you were wondering) and played Apples to Apples (great game the first 15 times you play it) until I must confess I want an orange. My husband seems happy with his Play Station 3.

I am sending Maria a big THANK YOU!! Pictured are the contents of the box she sent as my secret sister in a SBS2 Holiday Swap. If you've never visited Maria Bell's blog I highly recommend it!

Tomorrow it is back to the daily grind. I've had 12 glorious days home with my family so I really can't complain. Teachers are usually just as bad as the kids about returning to school but I have to say that I'm not sad to return tomorrow. The whole family needs to return to a more regular routine.

I managed to complete five scrapbook pages in the past few days. I'm only going to post one tonight and then stretch the rest out into the next week.
This was done to commemorate the first snow of the season. We had a dusting in October. I used my Cricut Expression to cut out the letters. The paper is DCWV if my memory serves me correctly and the snowman is a sticker, probably Jolee. We haven't had much snow since but we have had a couple of days that make you think you are in Siberia. Brrrr!!!!