Monday, September 22, 2008

I've been tagged!

Christine, from the Manolia-icious yahoo group tagged me today. You can see her very darling paper crafts on her blog.

Here's how it works.
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Ok here's 7 things about me

1. I am first generation American. My father is from Hungary.

2. I hate housework.

3. My first adult craft obsession was candle making.

4. My dream career was to be a foreign ambassador for the US.

5. I knew how to read by the time I was four. The love for words has lasted a lifetime.

6. I have very odd, very vivid dreams, and I am always wondering what could they possibly mean.

7. I believe that the meaning of life = love.

So, there's a little bit about me. Here are the 7 people that I'm tagging:

No time to tag anyone, I'll try to get to back later.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Ribbons & Bows


I love how this page came together. Inspiration for the page came while leafing through Elsie Flannigan's "52 Scrapbook Challenges" Book. I saw a layout on page 71, done by Julia Scattaregia, entitled Ribbons and Bows. It made me think of Cindi's ribbon bouquet and the tradition of carrying a bouquet at the rehearsal that is made up of ribbons and bows from the bride's shower(s). Wonder where that tradition started?

I love these little metal letter embellies. They were a Xmas gift from my BFF.


The ribbons I used aren't from Cindi's bouquet, but I love how they brighten up the page.


I cut the title letters with my Cricut, and stamped them with a StudioG flourish stamp to dress them up a bit.


Thanks for visiting!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Ready for Dreams

It is rainy here today, and I am so sleepy because of it. Today, I have a couple sb pages to share.

This one is a photo of DD getting her hair done before the wedding. I used psp ( graphics program) to filter the photo with a green/grey cast which I thought was cool. While I was working on the page, I was thinking about dreams, both mind and DDs. That lead to the journaling about how I was blessed with watching her dreams come true, which in reality, is my dream coming true also.

CS Bazzill--PP Cosmo Cricket--Elements (Ribbons, colored discs Cosmo Cricket) (Flowers Imaginesce) Clear pebbles are affectionately called skittles, but are really decorative beads from Michaels) (Chipboard Alpha Bazzill inked with SU! Old Real Red Classic) (Rub-ons Memory Makers)

This one was fun and whimsical. DD was SO ready for the wedding, she walked around beaming all weekend. This photo was from the beginning of the rhearsal on Friday night. Don't ya love her veil from the bachelorette party?

I made the flowers on the page using my Cricut with the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. The big one was cut with pp, then had the edges of the petals and the center inked, then stickled dots in the center too.


CS Bazzill--PP 12x12 is K&Co, 6x6 is MM
Elements: Ribbon & RicRac by Cosmo Cricket; Buttons by MM;

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

House Mouse and Happy Hoppers

Tonight's post is the remainder of the July card candy cards that I made last week. I love these house mouse and happy hopper images. Let's see what scraps I managed to add to them...

No scraps here. The bat and gloves are the candies I used along with some pp and a Hero Arts stamp.

No scraps here either. I just had to use this pp from the DCWV SUmmer stack with this cute lil seed spittin' bunny.

Gosh, no scraps here either. This candy set gave me everything but the base! Love it! I sent this card off to a dear lady who needed some cheering up today.

Another sweet lil hopper baseball player. Finally some scrap! This pp came from my scrap basket! Yeah!

And the seed spittin bunny again! And both pieces of pp came from the scrap basket!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Feeling better finally!

Been feeling better for a couple days now, thankfully. Tried to post on Thursday night, but my post got eaten by the net gremlins, three times!!!

I was trying to share some of the cards that I made from the July set of summertime themed blog candy from my cc swap. I had such fun making these cards!!

One of the things I try to do when scrapping, is to use SCRAPS! I never throw bits away and feel such a sense of accomplishment when I can find a home on a project for some little bit of paper, or left over embellishment, or if I can use up all of some item. ON these cards, I did a bit of both. The dotted paper, from the DCWV Pet Stack, was new, but I used almost every bit of it on these cards. I also used up some lime green cardstock, as card backs for two of these. The red cs on the card above was a scrap too.

The blue cs and the green cs above are left over bits. There is some of the dotted pp too.

The light blue cs in the cards above are scraps. There is some more of the dotted pp too!

I started this card with the initial cut of pp. The rose cs and the light blue cs are both scraps.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Yukky Bugs

I've been down with a bug the last few days, which has been no fun at all. I felt well enough this afternoon to spend some time in the craft room finally. I worked on some cards and 2 scrap pages, but today I am going to catch up on sharing some things I made before the bug took a bite outta my hiney...

This is the second 2 page layout that I began at the crop a week ago. The subject is a comparison of Cindi and Matt with Cindi's grandparents, who are about to celebrate their 50th anniversary. It is called Time to Look Forward and Back...