Monday, August 25, 2008

1st Day of School

Hey Everyone! Today was the first day of school for my little munchkins, so of course the flash was popping and the word "CHEESE" was said more in 10 minutes than all day at a burger joint!

I'll be scrapping these pics later on, but I wanted to get them up so my family could see the girls first day of school pics.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

My First Demo Challenge WICKED!

Well I took the plunge and entered my first SCS Stampin Up! Demo Challenge...the WICKED challenge. Now when we were stationed at FT. Drum I despised the word wicked cause EVERYONE up there used that word....Ohh...thats wicked cool, uuugh I can't tell you how many times I've heard that and it made shivers go down my spine each and every time. But I'm sure I have slangs that drive everyone nuts when I say "shut up" to something in disbelief.

Anyways, back to the challenge. So rather than Wicked being an annoying slag term it is an acronym for Wonderfully Inspiring Challenges Keep Educating, I can deal with that!

So there are three parts to this challenge, a color combo, a sketch, and a technique. Since I didn't have all four colors for the color combo I have to wait on that part. I did use two of the four colors, Perfect Plum and So Saffron, and on this card I used the Fresh Cuts stamp set.

I stamped the images with Perfect Plum, and cut the flowers out and adhered them with dimentionals. The accents were embossed with iridescent ice. I sponged around the sentiment. Nothing hard, and I like how it came out. It was a bit out of the box for me, but it was definitely fun, and I can't wait to do more challenges now!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Jersey Girl's gone Western?!?!

Has the Jersey Girl lost her mind? How in the world did this jersey shore pizza eatin, "sawsage" pepper & onion sandwich from the boardwalk luvin girl create a cowgirl card of all things? I'm still trying to figure it out...but no matter, I really like how the card came out!

I was inspired by a card I saw on SCS, and this is my version of that card. (the original card can be seen here) I didn't have any stamps with roses at the time I made this (those will be coming soon as I'm IN LOVE with the new "A Rose Is A Rose" Stampin Up! set that will be available August 11th) so I used another "western looking" flower. I'm sure once I get the new roses set I'll make a few more of these cards.

I stayed with the same colors (regal rose & purely pomegranite), and sponged around the cowgirl. I also added glassy glaze around the dust swirls to make them pop. The cowgirl & the dust swirl are on shimmering paper, which you can't really see in the pic, but it gives it more of a girly look.

I still can't believe I made a cowgirl card...shoot I still can't belive I bought the bronc busters set! But I guess TX is growing on me...well that might be pushing it a bit. Let's just say I'm no longer laughing at everyone I see in a cowboy hat...NOW THATS GROWTH!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Sweet Journal

This was my first attempt to alter a composition book, and I'm pretty happy on how it turned out!

This along with others are going to be available at my booth at the Crafters Corner in Copperas Cove, TX come September 1st!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Loves Me Loves Me Not

After a long summer day with my two crazy kids who wanted to do nothing but fight all day I immediately retreated to my happy place (my scrap room) as soon as they went to bed.

I pulled out some blue & yellow cardstock from the Rich Regals pack I received with my SU! demonstrator kit, and decided to challenge myself to only use those two pieces of paper, and NO RIBBON! Not using ribbon is hard for me cause ribbon makes everything perfect, but I felt like something different, and YES this was challenging for me!

Things were going good with my card until I needed more color, so instead of reaching for another full sheet of paper, I searched my scraps drawer and found this pink to go with the card. I had just enough to make the additional petals and the flower center.

I used the Pick A Petal stamp set along with the coordinating set Stem Sayings. The "picked" petals were adhered with dimentionals to give them a floating look.

Thanks for reading and enjoy your day!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

The First Step Is The Dream

It has been a long time since I have done a scrapbook page, but after Allison's First Hippotherapy session I was immediately inspired to create this for her. I'm going to frame it and put it in her room for her so she can see her newest best buddie every day.

As many of you know Allison is Autistic. She has loved horses for years, and I finally got her into Hippotherapy, which is occupational therapy with horses, and has been proven to be a fantastic therapy for children like Allison. Yesterday was her first therapy session, and she did FANTASTIC! I was thrilled with the people at the H.A.R.T. center and how wonderful they were with both Allison & Skyar! She will be going every other week now, and I can't wait to she how she progresses with it.

The lay out is pretty basic, nothing fancy, but I like the way it came out. I used the Stampin Up! Western Sky Designer Paper, and the Bronc Buster stamp set, along with some items from the hodgepodge hardware. I embossed the stamps with black embossing powder. The quote was perfect for this particular situation. She has been dreaming of horses for years, and now she is taking steps to learn how to ride, along with learning more about her body and how to control it.

I hope you like the lay out & have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

My crazy Puppy!

I haven't gotten around to scrapping these pics, but I just had to share them.

This is Deezel, my 14 week old Olde English Bulldogge. He is so funny, and keeps us laughing all the time. Skylar has been my big helper with training and feeding him. He will sit and give her paw, and she feeds him all of his meals.

He was my Mother's Day present from Bryan and the girls, and he is such a sweetheart! When we got him he was not even 8 weeks old, and didn't have much strenght in his rear legs. Now he runs (usually sideways) and jumps up on the couch all by himself! He loves to hop into the shower to get some fresh water from our dripping faucet, and somehow always comes out soaking wet.

As soon as I get around to scrappin some pics of him I'll post it up...but for now you only get the pics.


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Free & The Brave

I originally got this set to use in creating my husband's scrapbook from his days in the Army, as well as his 2 years in Iraq. I was looking through SCS and found a card that inspired me to create this one.

I stamped the image twice. Once for the flag, and again for the soldier. I colored both with a blender pen and SU! inks. I then cut out the soldier and adhered him to the flag using dimensionals to give it a 3-D look.

I colored the wording with SU! markers so that the different words would stand out with different colors.

I weathered the framing to give it a worn look, and put eyelets on the stars on the side.

Thanks for looking.