I Have a New Laptop! Finally. I have needed one for a while, and also a new printer.....its wireless!! I'm not sure why I didn't get one sooner. I love the freedom to just print anywhere from my house....I have been really busy this summer and have not really been able to spend much time crafting. At least its been a nice summer, other than the wrong turn at Albuquerque.......right KL?? The only thing I have been working on is some digital stuff. So here is the new page that I used for FB. Hope you like it and find it inspiring, as the scrapbook season is about to begin....
We all know teachers, we know our kids.......enough said! I had big plans for teacher gifts.....then I got a job. So I hope they like gift cards....I know thats not the best gift, but a movie pass and some tea should help them relax.The job is another reason why I haven't posted any thing in a while. I have been making cards though, I have only posted a couple of my favorites below. I don't have time to list all the supplies for the cards, but I know you crafty people will be able to recognize most of the products.
This was another card I made using a Mojo Monday 238 template. I love how this one turned out!
And last but definately not least.....I made this card for my nefew's birthday. In May he became an official teenager. And if you can't tell, yes he likes football, thus the theme. I used Mojo Monday 240 for this card.
Oh, and for those of you who have read earlier posts, if you notice the stiching on this card.....yes I got a new sewing machine. Happy Mothers day and Birthday to me! This stitching went perfect with the foot ball theme. I really like my new machine....I may even sew on..... wait for it......fabric!!!
I have lots of news to share. First, I am very happy to say that Stacey Brady is back. I started following her Blog a couple of years ago, but.....you can read her story for your self. OMG, I love her cards, and her use of color. Please check out her blog.
Next is the fact that I am a little out of sorts. When I first started scrapbooking, I just put everything in my office. When I out grew that, I set up my undeveloped basement to scrap in and hold crops. As you can see in the photo I have a great space to work in. These tables never look this clean, (and don't usually have food on them) but I was having some ladies over for a "How To Digital", that's why there is a large TV on my Cuttle bug work area. I love having room when I work, lots of it. When no one else is here I use every inch of these tables to create.
My scrapbook room has no electrical outlets, so I have extension cords every where. I've had the plans for where I want the lights, switches, TV and phone jacks for years. I found out last weekend that in the next couple of weeks he will be here. If your wondering why the timing is up in the air, its because my husband did some work for him, no charge, and now he has time to do work for us, no charge. We will have to supply the lighting fixtures and maybe some other items, but I am a Happy Camper. So this week I started packing my supplies slowly, planning on moving some of my stuff back to the office so that I can still make cards. However this morning I found out that he is coming this weekend. Ahhh, mad rush to get things cleaned up. I have a Mojo Monday card to complete (Done) as well as not one, not two but three B-Day cards. All of the furniture has to be taken away from the walls every where. So this morning, I packed quickly what I thought I would need to make the cards. Stamps, copics, paper, cricut, cuttle bug.......how do you choose what to bring and what not to bring?.......that's why I have such a hard time getting ready to go to crops. Then I packed up most of my paper into 12x12 containers that I have for sale (didn't think I needed them). That was enough packing for today.
I then got started on my Mojo Monday 236. As soon as I saw this layout I knew exactly what I wanted to do. It turned out just the way I saw it in my head.
I have been wanting to go camping for a couple of weeks now, but the weather hasn't co-operated, and now because I am very happy to get electricity to my scrap room, I thought that this would be perfect.
I know that this blog has been very long, but I just needed to share my excitement. Thanks.
Stuff I used on this card is:
Paper from Forever in Time "Woodlands", from g c d studios "Picnic Table" and some green left over card stock.
Cricut and cartridge Plantin School Book.
MFT stamp "Fred Bear Goes Camping"
Memento Ink in Black and Brown
Copics - 0Blender, YG11, YG17, E00, E31, E33, E34, E37, E47, E55, E57. Lots of Browns.
Pop Dots and scissors to cut out Fred Bear.
Here is another Mojo Monday 235 project. I had a hard time thinking of what to do for the ribbon. It took a couple of days and then it came to me in a dream! Instead of a tag, use a cloud with the sun!!
This last week my kids have been off school, so it been a little crazy here, we have been crafting and appointments, home work and Spring Cleaning. Last weekend a couple of ladies came over to scrapbook and we ended up going on a road trip to a community centre scrapbook sale. Lots of inspiration and awesome deals on supplies!
Paper- from CM Lavender and Butter, Bazzill Basic Purple Pizzazz, Florabunda from Forever in Time.
Stampin Up- Sizzix Plate Small Dots, scallop circle punch, scallop boarder punch.
CM- Circle Cutting Patterns, and Purple Fine Point Pen.
Cricut and Potpourri Basket Cartridge.
Robins Nest Dew Drops and 2 sizes of pop dots.
It has been over a month since I posted anything....... and this week with, School Book Fair, parent teacher interviews and a bake sale, laundry, floors, windows, walls, bathrooms, kids, pets, and lets not forget the hubby........(I'm sure I forgot a couple things off my list......Oh wait....I am not suppose to be doing any of that since I have wrecked something in my back. Not having that big list has probably helped with me actually finding time to get on my blog. I have been making cards, just not posting them.
Here is the card I made today for Mojo Monday 234. I chose a square card, and since I thought I saw stuff sprouting in my flower bed, I though I would make something a little springy.
-Paper from my scrap box and from Kaiser Craft Konstrukt Collection Concrete, and copics paper.
-Cricut and Cartridge Elegant Edges (My new favourite Cartridge)
-Stamps from Penny Black- Betsy Bluebell & MFT- In My Garden (saying)
-Stazon Ink- Purple
-Memento Ink- Rich Cocoa
-My sewing machine with purple thread
-Copics- C1, C3, C5, T4, Y15, G3, G5, B0000, B14, B91, B93, B95, E00, E02, E33, E35, Y26, BV0000, BV00, BV01, R29, R81, R83, R85, RV10 and the Blender Pen.
Here are a couple of the cards I have made for Mojo Mondays that I never entered.
I used paper from Bazzill Basics "Bouquet", also paper from "Forever in Time" Glitter double sided Card Stock, and Lavender and Blue Reflections Card Stock. I used Versa Magic "Purple Hydrangea" Chalk ink around the edges of the card and on the stamp "believe" from Close to My Heart "The Simple Things". I also used my Creative Memories flower embellishments and my paper distresser on all of the paper. I like the touch of yellow added with thread and my sewing machine. I hand cut out the Cuttle Bug embossed flourish. I also used copics Y15 to colour some little white brads yellow, I think that is my favourite thing about copics, you can colour almost everything to match anything. I also added a medium size yellow brad to the Creative Memories flowers and the newly painted yellow brads to the little purple flowers .
On another note I hope every one had a safe and Happy New Year. We had a great time with family and friends during the Christmas week, and a very quiet New Year......just the way I like it. My daughter has been helping me today stamp all of my new stamps that I have collected over the last couple of months. Thanks Punkin Pie! Once they are stamped on regular photo copy paper (3 times), it then goes into my binder. I give 2 of my friends a copy as well, and vise versa, that way if any one of us is looking for a stamp for a specific occasion, we can look through the binders and "borrow" the stamp set. This is a great way to pool our resources, since we love to scrap together. We also use this sharing method with a lot of the other scrapbook supplies. I hope this little tid-bit is something that you and your friends can use if you don't already.