"My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue?
It rather denotes a lack of courage."

~Practical Magic~

Digital Freebie Update

Just to let you know.
The digital freebies found on the right hand sidebar have been updated and now are ready for downloading.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Flowers & Light Box Links

It seems to me, here in my little world the Spring & Summer have gone by far to quickly.

June I purchased Doodlebug Chipboard Flower & Vase Project with
the idea that it would make a fun project for my Granddaughter's nursery.

Here it is the end of August and I have now just got around to completing this project!
Where has the time gone to ?
All in all though,I am happy that I finally was able to settle on the colors and it is now completed and will make its way into the baby nursery this weekend.
I have also been surfing the web reading up some tips & tutorials for creating your own light box to photograph your projects and layouts .
I have yet to create one for myself but hope that sometime thru the weekend I may have this project completed.
For now I am testing materials and ideas that will suit my taste & needs.

Here I used foam board using natural light,still to many shadows :) this is just a test for types of materials I would like for my box.

There are some links for you at the bottom of this post if you are interested in giving it ago your self.

Thanks for stopping by ..have a happy & safe Holiday :)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Challenge # 4 LO/Card

SURPRISE !!! I picked the layout ! :)

This is a combination challenge for "Am I a Scrap Addict" & "The Sisterhood of Scrap" Monday Challenge.
Deanne is one of 3 real life sisters that host The Sisterhood of Scrap Blog.
Stop by and check out this weeks challenge at the Sisterhood!

I figured what the heck....why not just complete this circle.
I used Aug.15 Sketch found at "Am I a Scrap Addicts Sketches" for this layout!

Our little tiny Granddaughter Addison !!
The Title idea came from her Grandfather,this is what he thinks her initials stand for!
The hidden tag holds her birth stats.

Loved this sketch !! Thanks Dea for sharing :) !

Challenge #6 Yellow, Red and Green

Options for Challenge # 6 a Card or layout using the colors red,yellow & Green.
As you can see I decided again on a card. I found the template instructions for the card here

Thought I would share a few more Pin Cushions that I created ,the weather has been so nice I just had to take myself out to the deck and enjoy the beautiful day...just a bit windy for paper,thought it would be a good time to finish up some of those stocking stuffers!

Don't forget you have until the 3o TH to complete the challenges for the Blogoversary going on at "Am I a Scrap Addict".
Hope you all have a Happy Scrappy Day :) !

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Either Or Challenge

Challenge # 5 on "Am I Scrap Addict" Blogoversary Party is a layout or a card sketch to choose from for this challenge.

I decided to do the card sketch..I really need the practise ! and also the prize draw is some really nice Cardstock from StampinUp ..lol !

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Blogoversary Challenge #2 Card Challenge

Challenge #2 on "Am I a Scrap Addict" Blogoversary Party.

Create 3 different occasion cards using only one sketch,generously provided by Dea.

This was fun & challenging ,but once the ideas began to flow I could see where I could use this card sketch in many different ways!

Found this great glitter paint by Poly mark at Walmart not a big name product but I am happy with the results it added to my cards and saving a few pennies is also a nice added bonus.

Thanks for the great sketch! Can not wait to see every ones creations!
There is still plenty of time to jump into the fun,all challenges are due by August 30 Th!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Stepping out of the Comfort Zone

Well I took the plunge and submitted for a try at a Card Design Team spot that was posted on "Am I Scrap Addict" Blog.
Normally I do not pay to much attention to design team calls (I am horrible with posting on forums,usually a must requirement).

I really have a problem with creating cards, it is the small space that you have to create with that intimidates me.

Having participated in challenges of Deanne's and recognizing her love of paper crafting, I knew that this would be a fun and pressure free Design Team to be a part of .
Also would help me on my way to creating cards and enjoying it :) !

Happy to say,I will be part of the team that Deanne has put together using her sketches.

Excited to see all the different creations that will be showcased using "Am I Scrap Addict Sketches" .
Look forward to creating with the other team members chosen.

You can find her list of design team members here !
You can tell by the list of members that she has put together, her heart and willingness to share her love for Scrap booking .
Three cheers to you Deanne !!...for being so willing to help those of us along who want to share the fun!
A big Congratulations to all!!

I also have a blinkie to share (if I can ever get it posted correctly) hopefully soon :)!
Help Dea ;) !!

Don't forget the Blogoversary that Deanne is hosting right now on her Blog.
You have until August 30 th to complete the challenges.
Fun happenings going on!

PS Baby Addison comes home tomorrow !!! Yippie !!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Addison Bernice

Making her debut 3 1/2 weeks early.
My little Grandaughter,arriving at 9:32 last night 5lbs 6oz 17 1/2 inches long!Perfect in every way! Baby Addison!

All is well with Mommy & Baby and Dad is holding on great!!

Still on cloud nine and hope to come down soon.
Has been nothing but a mountain of blessings the last couple of weeks and I am thankful!!

Introducing Addison Bernice!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Blog Party & Family News

For all those friends and family,Mother has made the move safely down here to my neck of the woods!
So far she is loving it and having fun exploring her surroundings.
She will be back up north for a visit within the next couple of weeks and looks forward to sharing with all of you soon.
Keep a spot at the Friday night dinner outing for us !! :)

Now for some fun stuff!!
Blog Party !! Woo Hooo !! Deanne Burton of "Am I a ScrapAddict" will be hosting a Blogoversary Party celebrating her 2 year mark on her Am I Scrap Addict Blog!

Way to go Dea!
Deanne is 1 of 3 Sisters who are the hosts of the "Sisterhood of Scrap Blog"!
One of my very favorites for inspiration!
Stop by and check it out when you get a chance you will not be disappointed,very friendly place for those who are just discovering Scrap booking on line.
So much information available to help you along the way.
Be sure to check out the archives!

Okay,back to the party ! The party will run from the August 8-13!
Not sure what she has up her sleeve,but I am sure it will be fun times and plenty to help you along with your layouts.
While you are there check out Deanne's Sketch Blog
Hope to see you there ! :)