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Sunday, January 30, 2011

LMCB # 23 - Better Late than Never!

~second post today, please scroll down to see sample #3 of the wedding invites I'm doing and let me know what you think!~

I'm a little late today, but this week at Lasting Memories we're doing a sketch challenge! I loved this one. I did matte my photo's first, so then I had to get a little creative as they didn't fit! So I overlapped and love the look it gave. This is from our 2009 trip to Palmer Rapids when a friend of ours taught Ashleigh how to kayak and run the rapids. She had a blast!!! Bow hop on over to LMCB and be inspired by the DT and let's see your take on the sketch!

Wedding Invite - Sample #3 - My Fav!!

As promised, here is the last sample invite I've put together and this is my favorite of the bunch. I love this one. I got the template idea from my CTMH Originals book and then just adjusted the size to what I needed and the corner scrolls and hearts are from Cricut "Sweetheart" cart. I found that stamp set (RSVP, Menu, Directions) at Michaels! How perfect is that?? I'll be sending these in with Keith tmw to give to the groom and I'll keep you posted as to which they choose. Keith and I have decided that we will do the invitations free in lieu of a wedding gift and this way, they can put money they had set aside for invites into their honeymoon!

I've decided to enter this in a couple challenges:

LMCB # 23 - Sketch Time!

Hello there! It's time for another Lasting Memories challenge and this week it's a sketch challenge! I've been fighting a cold and didn't get my layout done in time, but I'll be working on it today, so stay tuned! In the meantime, be sure to chk out the inspiring DT! I love what they all came up with!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wedding Invite - Sample #2

As promised, here's sample #2 for my wedding invites. If you missed sample #1, click here. For this one, it opens "up" instead of like a book. I used my Martha Stewart heart border punch and I used "Sweethearts" cricut cart for the heart and scrolls. The invite is printed on vellum and will be attached on the top half and the pocket will hold all the other info needed. I'm hoping to get more done tonight so I can send in to give them to look at over the wknd, then we can make a decision and go from there. I'll have to get better ribbon as this one was to thick and of course, once you cut it, it frays!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mini Pizza Boxes

Hello! We're having a semi-mild day here today. Everything's melting, but what a mess. That cold will be back, you can be rest assured! I've been asked to make pizza boxes for a little boys birthday. So since I have nothing to do with pizza in my craft room, I had to get creative. This is what I came up with. I found the template (4x4" box) at Splitcoast Stampers. I want to do twine around it, but didn't have any on hand and she was asking for samples. So we'll see what she thinks! Let me know what you think!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Wedding Invitation, Sample 1

Friends of ours are getting married in August of this year and they've asked me to do their invitations. I'm really excited and honored to be asked. I thought I would do a couple samples for them to choose from and then we can go from there. I'm keeping mailing in mind as thing I've learned with cards, the thicker they are, the more expensive and since there's about 70 of these going out, I'm trying to keep that in mind. So, for sample #1, I started with a 6x12" piece of CS and scored it at 1.5, 5.5 and 9" then I cut my CS for the invite to 3.5x5.5 and the pocket CS (cream) is 3x5.5. The pocket will hold all the extra information. The bow is cut from "Sweetheart" cricut cart at 1 1/4 and the corner scroll is cut at 2 1/4. I did their wedding invite on velum. Stay tuned for next samples to follow!

(for some reason, the whole invite wouldn't show right side up, so I've just added the close up of the front)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

LMCB #22 - Stamp Away!!!

Good morning! It's Sunday and that means time for another Lasting Memories challenge! This week we're challenging you to dig out those stamps and use them on your layouts! How fun! This is another layout for my zoo book. I love this one! Andrew was being silly and carrying a pink bag, so of course, I HAD to take that pic! I love his grin in this one! Ashleigh just looked so sweet and innocent in this pic, another fav. I used a CTMH stamp and stamped my background on this one. Hope on over to LMCB and be inspired AND meet my newest DT members!! Have a great day!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Check This Out!

Super excited to see this! Made my day!

GRAND OPENING of Glitterbabe's Digi's!

Hi all! I have some great news to share! Glitterbabe (aka Stef) is having a GRAND OPENING of her new shop!!

Here's a little msg from Stef -

well, i am moving my images to a new home.  but before i do, i would love your help in getting the word out.  soooooooo, how about a little fun!!!
grab this flyer, post it on your blog.  if i see it while visiting you, you will go into a drawing for a prize (you can find all the deets on my blog). of course, leaving a comment will always get to me to your blog!  so don't miss out.  come join the fun!

So grab the flyer and join the fun!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

For A Special Friend,,,

Good morning! Happy Birthday wishes to my friend, Carrie! Here's a card I put together for her last night. I used my friend Kelli's magnolia and the cards I found at Michaels. I then used my SU! border punch and added a pc of black CS on the inside. The sentiments are both CTMH and the ink inside is also from SU!

Happy Birthday Carrie! Have a great day!

Monday, January 17, 2011


Hi all! Unfortunately, one of my DT members has decided to step down this term as she has a lot going on in her life and that is her first and foremost priority. Nancy will be re-joining me in April though and I look fwd to her return! So, I've decided to run a DT call for ONE new member! Interested?? Join in this week's challenge at Lasting Memories!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

LMCB #21 - Recipe Time!!

Good morning! This week at Lasting Memories, we're challenging you with a recipe! You'll have to pop over there and have a peek at all the DT inspirations, check out the recipe challenge and then play along. I got working on my son's ball pics. This one is from 2009. The layout design is from my CTMH Reflections book with a little tweek of my own here and there.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Working Away On My Online Studio

I seem to be leaning more to my camera these days and I've set up on online studio blog, which you can find the link to on my right hand sidebar under my "About Me". Please come and check out my photo's and let me know what you think! I'm working to make sure there's something new every day. My plan is to get into my craft room this wknd as well. Stay tuned for our next Lasting Memories challenge to be posted on Sunday!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Super Busy...

Hello! I just wanted to pop in and say hi! I haven't had a chance to get in my scrap room...I had a full house for daycare this week. I did however, have a chance to do a baby photo shoot...chk it out here! There's another post pre-set for tmw too and it's super cute too!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Lasting Memories Challenge #20 - What's Your Style??

Good morning and welcome to our first challenge of 2011 at Lasting Memories! We're kicking it off with a blog hop to introduce you to my new DT! Super excited! This weeks challenge is a fun one...we want to see YOUR STYLE! Fun huh?? If you're following the hop, you should have come here from Denise's blog. If you're just starting, start at Lasting Memories and follow your way, you won't want to miss seeing these gorgeous layouts!! Once you've come to visit me, you're at the end of the hop and it's your turn to play along and show us your style.

My layout is from a trip to the zoo. I stamped my background and then started matting/layering my pics. I then added some fun die cuts and ribbon to tie it all together. I guess you could say my style is simplicity most of the time, but I do try to go out of the box as well. 

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Enjoy The Journey

Today we are heading to my parents place and we're going to learn how to make my grandma's secret cabbage rolls. Dad's birthday was on Thursday, so this is going to be a celebration dinner and then we'll hang out for a few games and a visit. Hopefully. Our daughter has been sick since Thursday night, so it'll depend on how she feels! So, here's the card I made for dad...Happy Birthday Dad!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Winter Wonderland

Hi all! I just uploaded some gorgeous winter photo's to my photography blog..have a peek if you're interested!

I Was Never Good At Waiting....

Hello!! So, I know I said I was waiting till Saturday...but I couldn't wait! Please pop on over to my Lasting Memories layout challenge blog and help me welcome my new Design Team!! Then join us on Sunday as we kick off with a blog hop! Have a super day!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Years!

Taking a moment before my daycare kid's arrive to wish you and your families all a Happy New Year!! May you have all the VERY best in 2011 and I can't wait to keep on crafting with you!!