Sunday, January 31, 2010

MMM- Things accomplished

We had a great time at the quarterly MMM crop on Saturday. I think we managed to scrap for about 10 hours! Of course....there was alot of talking and eating inbetween!

I worked on cards for the LMNOP card swap. I made 11 cards total. One design based on a sketch that was provided and another design just meant to be for general all purpose card giving.

I also worked on some baby shower gifts.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Colorado Trip....

We went to Colorado right after Christmas. We had a great time but it was so crazy cold there! Bouncer loved his first snow experience! Danny took some great shots and I still have probably 100 more to scrap! LOL!

See how the frame around our picture says Colorado? Thank you to my new Destinations Cricut Cart- Very cool!

The puppies....

Danny took these pics playing outside with his new camera. The dogs are such great models!

Big Bend Trip

We took a Big Bend trip in October. I am WAY behind on my scrapin! I drove in the car but Danny and his SOT brothers rode their bikes. We had a great time. The weather was perfect. I rode on the bike thru the Big Bend Park- it was so beautiful! When I bought this laser cut I wasn't sure what I would use it for but I think its perfect for our trip with the SOT boys.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The finished product....

And the salt cards are done! This was originally a make 6 get one of your own swap. At the end of sign-ups it became a make 4 get one of your own. The cards are glossy so I needed to use staz-on for the ink. By the time I was done I had messed up 2 of them so I have 3 complete for the other players and none for me. LOL. Oh well....I can make more whenever I need them.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Playing with Salt

Many many months ago I read about a salt technique in a magazine. I cut out the article and it has been in my "idea book" ever since. I tried it out last night. You use ink to color in cardstock. I just randomly applied the distressed ink to a card. Then spritz with water and drizzle with table salt. You let it sit for a few hours and the salt absorbs the color giving it a unique look. These will be my female birthday cards....but I am still deciding what to add to them.

Male Birthday Card for LMNOP

My first swap of 2010! YEA! I am participating in a male and female birthday card swap thru LMNOP. These are my male birthday cards. I had fun creating these and it was nice to finally get back into the scrappy swing of things!