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Sunday, May 24, 2009


Can you beat that picture :-) This is has always been one of my favorite pictures of Ciara and Liyah. Then I came across this quote and the 2 just needed to be scrapped together. Lucky for me, I just got a Quickutz Silhouette! I was able to write out the quote in Photoshop then copy and paste it into the Silhouette software which in turn cuts out the letters for me. Lesson learned is to use a font that does not have such skinny lines.

The flower was made from part of the batch that I had bought from Overstock. I think they went quite well with the ribbon paper from American Crafts. I also added some dew drops, lace and velvet ribbon.

The word kiss was cut out twice, layered, glued onto the page then I put a coat of crystal effects for more dimension.
oh ~ and ps, this is mostly digital...can you tell?

2004 and counting

Here are a couple of pages that I made highlighting Ciara's delight in a 'photo shoot' These were taken quite a few years ago, so I am very glad I still had them hoarded away on my computer.
The first picture was taken in our back yard by my garden of tulips, in the spring of 2004. The layout is a freebie frame set that I added quite a bit of glitter to. Yup, I added all that stuff by hand!

The next picture is the one we used for her Senior picture. They grow up way too fast.

Again, more glitter plus primas and pearls.

Friday, May 15, 2009

free..yup free digital stamp

I decided to give digital stamping a try, and boy oh many hobbies can one person have?
This is another one of those addicting projects that I just can't get enough of.
I drew the butterfly, scanned it into my computer then colored it using Photoshop. Totally cool stuff.

I'd love to share the butterfly with you and see what you come up with. Just send me an email and I'll forward on the file to you.
Is this considered blog candy?

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Daily Scrapper Issue 09

I am pleased to announce the release of Issue 09 of The Daily Scrapper. The overall theme of this issue is 'Weddings'.

Here are some Highlights:
-FREE> Collab kit by the Scrappity-Doo-Dah Designers
-FREE Kit from LemonCity Productions
-Product Highlights by BCD [Boutique Cute Dolls], Bohemian Art, Lauren Reid &; Roben-Marie Designs
-Lucky Draw Contest for Kristin's Designs at Pickleberrypop
-Beautiful Wedding Layouts in 'What A Scrap'
-Featured Layout Artist: JenJ
-Wedding Hybrid projects by LuAnn Spang, Norma Kennedy and Penny Springmann.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Altoids altered

I decided to try my hand at a challenge over on Stamp Something. The challenge is to make something pink, whether it's a card or another crafty project in celebration DT member Melissa's birthday. She is also retiring from her post so there is an empty slot to fill and this challenge. I decided to enter my project into Stamp Somethings DT call.
So on to my project. I use Zip Dry for almost all my projects and if you are familiar with it you know that it clogs up quite often and you need to always have a pin near by. I keep mine in an old boring Altoids tin. Well it certainly is not boring any longer.
I covered the top using modge podge and SU designer paper, the sides are covered with ribbon and lace. The top has small primas with dew drops in their center. The white flower is from the pretties kit. I made the pink center using SU's five petal punch and boho punch.

Happy Birthday Melissa and sorry you are leaving,

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Beautiful Bella

Aren't these flowers gorgeous? I wish I had kept the wrapper for the box they came in. I can tell you that the middle of the flower is made from a button that I bought at JoAnn's. Did you know there was a tool to cut the shank off buttons? Amazing!

On to Beautiful Bella ~ she is my sweet kitty that my husband gave me for Christmas. She will be a year on Saturday but still acts like she is a kitten. I scrapped her playing under my curtains. She will entertain herself with practically everything.

thanks for stopping in. Isn't she the cutest?

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Ciara 4 months

Well I'm catching up, only 21 years and 9 months to go before I'm caught up with Ciara's scrapbook.
This page uses some adorable Heidi Swap paper, Sizzix's Wingo Zingo Alphabet die that I bought at Michael's for $4.00. Yup, you read that right, 4 bucks! I also bought a package of cutting pads and the extender platform for $4 each as well. I certainly couldn't pass those up!
I also used Stampin' Ups! Heart to Heart punch and the Round Tab punch, a flower from the Pretties kit and some ribbon from Michael's dollar bin.
Hope you like it :-)

Blooming With Love

I have fallen behind in my postings so today I will hopefully make up for it. This adorable card is a take on a card I found on Inking Idaho. Most of the papers I used are from Stampin Ups cute Bella Rose collection. The stamp set is Blooming with Love and I did a bit of paper piecing. Isn't it the cutest little card!

My Mom loves to garden so I'll be sending it to her for Mother's Day.