Friday, April 23, 2010

Garden Girl

I finally got a scrapbook page done to slide into my calendar for May...I had every intention of having my calendar completely done before the beginning of the year, but alas I am behind LOL For this page I borrowed a sketch from the Scrappy Sunday challenge over at PCP. They have a new format and you must complete all 4 LO before the end of the month and post them all at once. IDK if I'll get to the others, but this sketch was perfect for the pics of Emmalee helping me in our "garden". Thanks for looking :)

"Simply Sweet" DP (K&Company)
Cricut All Mixed Up cartridge
Just Blooms paper flowers, Bubblegum, White Daisy & Citrus Leaf CS, White Daisy ric rac (CTMH)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Here Comes Peter Cottontail...

Ok so some of you already saw this LO when I posted it earlier using the sketch from Scrapbooks etc. BUT I saw that The Pink Elephant is now including scrapbooking challenges...that's in addition to their fab card sketches not instead of... Yahoo!!! This week's challenge was to create an Easter page, so I'm submitting this one of Emma visiting the Easter Bunny this year. Thanks for looking :~)

Good things come in threes!!!

I love when I can combine several challenges to create a card! Here, I used Sketch 51 from the DT over at Unscripted Sketches. I can see me using this one again and again. I LOVE these colors's a combo for this week's Color Dare (I used CTMH colors: Olive, Sweet Leaf, White Daisy and Buttercup). And lastly the talented gals @ Project Tuesday asked us to create a spiral card. This was my first easy and I really had alot of fun making it. I sure hope it brighten's my Nana's day :~)

*Supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Black, Buttercup, Honey, Olive exclusive inks
PP from "Paper Garden" Level 2
CS: Buttercup, White Daisy, Textured Olive
Black brads
Bee and hive stamps from Spring IB Petite Perks
Sentiment, flowers & stems from Dainty Thoughts
edge distresser
colored pencils
Fiskars border punch

Monday, April 19, 2010

Just add water...and sunshine!

So I didn't get much time to scrap/stamp today...too nice to be indoors. I DID cut papers for the Mother's Day albums I'm working on, but haven't assembled them or chosen pics yet. My hand hurts from cutting all those flower shapes...YIKES!

Emmalee wanted to plant some actual flowers out on the deck today. These were the pink and white petunias she picked out at the market yesterday...after she watered them, she remarked, "How come they're not growing!?" Talk about wanting instant gratification, LOL

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What a deal!!!

No artwork today, BUT I had to share this *AWESOME* deal I happened upon at Target today. These little flower-shaped chipboard albums from Colorbok were only 99 cents!!! I grabbed more than one, cuz I thought they'd make great Mother's Day gifts. I'll post again when I get 'em embellished :~)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Okay so I have TOTALLY neglected my blog, but I do have legitimate excuses, er I mean reasons...

I am STILL having stomach pain even after my gallbladder surgery over a year ago... BLECH! I've had bloodwork, ultrasound, cannot explain it, but I am suffering nonetheless :( Somedays I'm fine and others, I am confined to bed with no relief except the heating pad. I did teach myself to crochet...nothing will keep me from crafting altogether ;)

Also, DH and I planned a move in January and I thought I'd get a head start packing by boxing ALL my craft supplies. Well the move didn't happen and I kept putting off unpacking and arranging stuff again. Yesterday, I just bit the bullet and got it all back out.

It felt SOOOO good to create something today!!! Here is a scrapbook layout of my DD Emmalee with the Easter Bunny.

Sketch: Scrapbooks Etc.
PP: CTMH "Life Delights" Level 2
Ricrac: CTMH (Hollyhock)
Other; Butterfly button and flower brads from my stash
Title: Cricut "All Mixed Up"

Oh and please excuse my blog appearance. I tried unsuccessfully to do a makeover LOL I'll fix it up later :~)
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