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"Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it." ~ John C. Maxwell

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas

I would like to take this time to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas. I won't be back until after Christmas as I finsih getting ready for our company. We have our big celebration on Christmas Eve with family and friends coming for cabbage rolls and spiral cut ham, mashed potatoes and a veggie. Salad, rolls, and several kinds of cookies and bars are on offer as well as the must have egg nog. Christmas Day is devoted to our little family of 3 most years and this year we hope to go sledding after present opening. It is possible that we might not have to travel as far as we usually do as there is a bit of snow and I am hopeful it will not all melt before Friday.

I have one last project to share with you this year. This is the frame I did for Jay's Mom compling several photos of Reece from 2009. My parents took one back to Canada, they don't know that yet, but it had some shots of them with Reece during their October visit. It is made using the awesome frame from Fancy Pants and as well as paper from them. There are Basic Grey rub-ons, Making Memories paint (if you paint the back of the insert you get a glossy finish and if you paint the front - like I did in the lower right - you get a matte finish) and assorted items from my stash. Reece, 2009 and the I heart you are cut using my early Christmas present the Cricut these are out of Fancy Pants paper.

We are just starting to play with adding a watermark to all our photos and as you'll see I suck at it... but the only way I learn is by doing so there it is - wink

Saturday, December 19, 2009

It doesn't get any easier than Simple

I am a simple scrapper and I am an Independent Consultant for MemoryWorks so I couldn't have been happier to learn about the Simple Stories line being launched by the company I love. Check out the super cute blinkie for Simple Stories in the right sidebar.

If you are new to scrapbooking, unsure of your way around all the paper and embellishments this is an awesome place to start you on your journey. If you are like me and you've been scrapping for awhile but find you have less and less time to get your photos in albums then this is a wonderful way to get that done and leave you time to spare!

So are you excited yet? I know I can't wait... Launch for the line, the first time MemoryWorks has done one of their own, is January 18, 2010. Check back often there may be blog candy.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day...

To most of us it is coming up on Christmas but for those who are making cards for Operation Write Home we are thinking a bit further out. The current call is for Valentine's Day cards - general themed cards are always needed - so while I am trimming my tree my work area looks like Cupid has taken up residence. I'll be honest V-Day is one of the harder ones for me it has all that red and pink... so I was thrilled with I found paper a little out of the box.

Here is my latest offering enmass

Here are some shots of groupings. I love this new stamp set from Unity Stamp and they ship super fast.

I used Basic Grey rub ons on these Valentine's Day cards making each one unique. Some also have hearts and XO's using Quickutz dies I bought then never used...

More of the Basic Grey Rubons used to make each unique.

These cards are done using an assortment of 'leftovers' from various kits and classes.

The general cards below have sentiments cut using my new Cricut (which Hubby loves to operate).

This is just a close up of one using my Cricut.

And just to show I have also been enjoying family time and because the subject is just too stinking cute not to share...

I plan on scheduling time to update here at least weekly as well as work on our website for our other hobby and that blog. Fingers crossed this happens...