Thursday, October 21, 2010

Visit my NEW BLOG!

I have a new blog set up at All of my Blogger posts have been transferred over. I am still learning my way around wordpress but I am looking forward to the new adventure. Please tell me what you think!


I have had a good run with Blogger. Sadly they have made the decision to implement changes that have made Blogger a frustrating place. Pictures do not upload properly, sometimes they take hours to load, and last night after spending way too much time trying to upload pictures my entire post just disappeared. So beyond frustrating!!! I tried to contact Blogger only to discover they do not offer customer service. Ummmm really? So I would like to say the decision was a tough one but it really wasn't. Blogging is supposed to be FUN not so frustrating that I dread adding a new post! I have heard good things about Word Press and am in the process of setting up over there. I will let you know when I have officially moved over!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Key West Layouts

I wanted all of our Key West pictures to fit in one album. My goal was to finish the album during my LMNOP scrapbook retreat. Alot of the pages had a ton of pics on them so I didn't embellish much. I was able to get it done most of Saturday by staying up past 1am and then I finished off the last 5 pages Sunday morning before heading home. This trip included New Orleans, Daytona Beach, Key West, Orlando, and a final stop in Mobile.

 Yea....I know the O moved. LOL. I fixed it but didn't feel like rescanning.


This page is supposed to be way up top with the other dogs at the beach page. I swear this new blogger design is killin me. It is a PAIN to load pics and its not so easy to arrange them either. :-(

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Card Swap

In 8 days I am going on the LMNOP retreat! I am so super excited! I am participating in an "artists choice" card swap at the retreat with 8 other swappers. I chose a Christmas theme because once the temperatures drop Christmas is all I think about! Many thanks to my dear friend Leslie who helped me thru my creative block and suggested I add the pop up snowflakes to the card.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Vintage Card Class

I took a vintage card class at Archivers with my friend Leslie. It was fun! She was a great classroom partner!
I learned a new technique so I am glad I took the class. I walked away with 4 cards and a tag.

This one was not my favorite. I altered it from the original design but I still don't really like it.

I altered this one slightly. I like it. We used petal soft on the trees. In my opinion its not much differant than flock and not something I would purchase....but the effect on this card is pretty.

This is a gift tag and I LOVE it!
This is my FAVORITE! I love vintage santas!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Grandparents Day

Sunday is Grandparents Day!!! I found an adorable gift bag at Hobby Lobby and decided to make a matching card.

 I was going to make this interesting spinner card that had 2 folds and when you opened it there was something in the middle that spun matter what cardstock I used the card just felt too flimsy for me. So I turned an oooops card into a cute card by matting the "flimsy" card onto heavy cardstock. I embossed the card and cut the center out with my Sizzix Top Note. I cut the owl with my Cricut Destinations Cartridge.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Scrappy Saturday

I spent the last 11 hours with friends having a great time and scrappin my heart out. I finished up the cards for the LMNOP card swap, finished up the puppy book with my Treasure Box puppy kit, and I did 2 layouts.

This cards only requirement was we had to use scraps to complete it. Man did I have a TON of those! I used my new embossing folder from Stampin Up with those beautiful roses on it and inked them to make them pop.

The next card I made was an interactive card. My friend Cat told me about a neat idea of using pennies for a spinner card. A quick google search on the computer gave me the directions and voila.....I LOVE this card.
The butterfly spins around in circles from left to right.

After I finished the cards I did a few projects that just needed finishing touches. The last hour or so I worked on these two layouts.
This one is a picture of my Grandma and my Great Aunt Sharon- my Grandma requested this one so I will get it framed and give it to her.

I already have this one in a small frame at the house so I am taking this one to work in a frame. The stamp (in case it's too small to read in the picture) says
Once in a Lifetime You Meet Someone that Changes Everything.