Monday, January 28, 2008
I'm sure it doesn't seem like much if you live anywhere east of Seattle, Washington . . . but it's enough in our little town on the peninsula to close all schools in the area. I think we have about 3 inches in our backyard. It's our first real snowfall of the year.
The funny thing is that yesterday morning we woke up to the ever-so-slightest dusting of snow . . . it was just enough to make everything look white . . . and as soon as my kids woke up they donned their snow pants, mittens, hats, coats and braved the elements! They played in that dusting of snow for over an hour. As soon as the sun came up it was gone! They scraped the 'snow dust' off the picnic table to make a snowball, they made snow angels on our back patio, which actually turned out great considering there was not even enough snow to measure!
So, they're really happy this morning. They just got up and are already outfitted and playing outside with the neighbor girls (and it's only 8:00a.m.!!)!
So . . . . do you know what this means? Yep . . . it means the kids will be playing outside ALL day in that wonderful white stuff and I can scrap!!!!! Thank you, Mother Nature!!
Sunday, January 27, 2008
This is the inside of the invitation . . . I used It's a Party (CTMH) . .
Saturday, January 26, 2008
We took this walk again at Thanksgiving when my sister and her family were visiting and it was fun to notice some of the new additions during our walk! Enjoy your walk through my layout!
The kids loved the "shirts" . . although we thought they were kinda creepy!!
The rings around the trees were very cool . . . amazing how they can get some of that (heavy!!)stuff so high up in those trees! Sorry . . . I have tried and tried to shrink this photo and it will not get any smaller . . . :(
Here are the kids goofing around by one of the sculptures!
Monday, January 21, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
These were whipped out pretty quickly . . I did all 8 cards in about an hour, so, it's not my best work, but I was pretty thrilled to use up some blank card bases that I've had sitting around for 2 years and some scraps. I added little embellishments here and there to dress them up a little, but really kept them pretty simple. I used my SU Thank You stamp from Artfully Asian, so all of the cards have a little bit of the Asian feel to them (LOVE LOVE this stamp set!). And . . now I can send out our thank you's . . whew . . done for another year!
Monday, January 14, 2008
If any of you want check out all of the fun bellas, the website is http://www.stampingbella.com/ They are just too much fun! Happy stamping!
Sunday, January 13, 2008
This is the card I created:
These are the two I scraplifted from another CTMH consultant:
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Thought Orchid Bouquet looked nice with the black on this one (scraplifted this one off the CTMH bb - thank you!!):
I really like the red glitter on the heart on this card . . . I love playing with glitter but it makes such a mess! Probably would have done the red rhinestones on the bottom corner differently, but I was trying to cover up an "oops"! Oh well . . it works, I guess!
I don't know if you can tell or not from the photo, but I embossed the hearts on this one and then tried stamping on our (CTMH) twill ribbon ~I really like how this one turned out. I think I might try this card again and use white embossing powder on the flourishes . . might make them stand out a little bit more.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
My 5 year old son has quickly bonded with Moe . . .playing with him ever since I walked in the door (and before that, I'm sure!).
So, welcome, Mosey, to our home. Hope you'll be happy here (and not traumatized by our 2 year old)!!
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
So, my first card of the year (for my Dad's birthday) was made entirely of scraps (except for the card base which was leftover from a card class). I thought it turned out pretty good. It's hard to keep the manly cards simple . . I still had to add a little ribbon, but I think it works!