Monday, August 30, 2010
Fill-In note cards for children- LOTS of different styles to choose from for boys and girls, and soon they will be on the web site... I promise!
Super cute appliqued t-shirts for little girls. This one was made special for a dear friend named Molly who just had her first birthday! ;) It turned out really cute and I have lots more ready to sell!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
This time, no apples, but I gave you the alphabet!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
I'm in "school" mode, so most of my projects this week will have either apples or numbers on it! I like this card because you can send it for many different occasions- not just school related! Enjoy, and I'll be back tomorrow...
Thursday, August 19, 2010
First, gather your supplies:
1 small composition notebook, scrap paper, embellishments, Zip Dry paper glue, and scissors. Cut 2 pieces of paper 3x4.5 inches each to use as a front and back cover. Then, place Zip Dry glue all along the edges in a dotted fashion, going along the black spine, NOT on it.
Press paper to the front and back and smooth out the edges, letting glue seep out. You can rub off the glue from the spots that it leaks from.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I'm not much of a "circle" scrapper, so I improvised and made it a square. Anyway, my take:
I really like the color scheme and the way the finished page turned out. I pulled out my paint and stamped the harlequin background, used some rub-ons, covered that little chipboard house and the best part...
The cute kraft string and button envelope that hugs the letter I wrote about him. The letter tells my dads story and how our relationship has grown into a strong bond. Someday, I will give it to him, but for now... it's just for me. ;)
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Mac entered the second grade... I can't believe how fast time has gown and how grown up he looks in these pictures!Off to school and Elan gets left home with me. He didn't mind- he played with all their toys all day and didn't get fussed at once!
They had a great day! Here's to another day of fun (for everyone) tomorrow! ;)
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Stephen has been on a couple fishing trips, and fishes every Tuesday night in the Taylorsville TNT Tournament. On this particular day, he caught a big one!
We spent an evening at Churchill Downs for the night time racing- very fun! In this pic: me, my SIL, Lara, and friend, Jennifer.
Several weekends spent on the river in our boat, hanging out and swimming.
Faster, Daddy! OK- this could quite possibly be the funniest picture of the summer... wait for it...
A day cruise on the Belle of Louisville- a huge steamboat. It was fun, but the kids were hot, tired and starving halfway through.
Stephen and I pretended it was The Love Boat...
Friday night, co-ed kickball league at St. Albert. This is a blast, friends. If you ever get the chance to play, do it! This particular evening, Elan was punching out stars and taping them to my face. He kept telling me how great I looked... So great that I could be a "football coach"! That I looked "Super Incredible" and the "Bestest Kickball Player EVER!" Well, I wore those hideous stars during the entire hour kickball game. My team mates giggled, and we won the game.
My dear friend, Megan with us before her fiesta at her apartment in Chicago. So cute and fun, we had a ball!
So, now you now what I have been up too this summer besides the usual daily routine. My crafty mojo is kicking into high gear for the holidays and this week, I even have a tutorial prepared for you! I know, so "not" me! I also have another layout for Sketchy Thursdays GDT spot for September- I'm not going to give up!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I'm dreaming of a cool, 90 degree day with little or no humidity and all of my children skipping merrily to school... 6 more days (for the latter part, at least).
Thursday, August 5, 2010
So, I have to toot my own horn... I LOVE the way this page turned out! Is it the paper? The sketch? The brown mist that reminds me of a wet dog shaking his fur? Or... is it the pictures of my handsome, big boy? That must be it! The quote at the bottom is on fabric paper and reads: "The way to know life is to love many things." Love that!
Again, I printed these pictures myself. I love the fact that I can print any size without cropping and use my own matte paper- which I prefer- I hate a mean glare! I printed the Big Wrig pics in a 2x3" size and loved that I could leave a border on the paper- no matting means one less step! Woot!
Enjoy the day... it's like 110 here and only 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
A simple, wonderful sketch that I cranked out a quick layout in less than 30 minutes! That's a record, by the way!
Lots of goodies to look at: Studio Calico, Little Yellow Bicycle, Trinkets NH flower, Basic Grey, October Afternoon, Hambley, and so on... I started printing my pictures at home and love it! This one is a 5x7... it's easy and my printer rocks!