Quote of the Week

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

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Couple For the Road

I am heading off on my Grand Adventure...  I'm making my first solo trip in our new trailer - well actually it is also the first trip for the trailer period!  Yeah a but nervous but I'm heading to dog shows and I know if I run into trouble there is not a better group of people to be seeking assistance from.

I made this first card at a Retreat back in 2009 but found it just recently in my stash and thought I'd share it.  I love the simplicity and the ease which with it goes together.  A shout out to Jamie for her design.  Jamie worked for Prism cardstock - a moment of silence please if you would as my beloved Prism is no more...

Cardstock - Prism, Giraffe Paper - ?? it was in the class material and I can find no information

These next cards were made on the 6th while I throughly enjoyed 7 glorious hours of playing with paper in the company of some inspiring friends.   I LOVE Dustin Pike's work and the Snake is his design.  And what is more perfect for a snake to say than Missss you?  That's what I thought too and so I typed up the sentiment to add.  I do wish I had matted the image and sentiment to make it pop more but these won't be my last using this image so I will learn from it and move on.

Base and green paper from my stash, Striped paper from my friend Nej's stash, Edge punch - EK Success, Image - Dustin Pike, Colored with Prisma markers (some of mine some of Nej's), Sentiment - done in Word, Heart - CTMH

And finally is the cute turtle...  I am ashamed to admit that I don't remember where I got her from (hanging my head in shame) but isn't she adorable?  Perfect for the little lady in someone's life. 

Cardstock Base and Mat - Bazzill, Patterned Paper - my stash, Image - I'll add it as soon as I find it, Colored with Prisma Markers (my collection and Nej's)

I'll be back in roughly 10 days and hope to have a lot to share with you then as I am taking my card making supplies and hope to be bringing it home in an assembled state - wink wink

Saturday, June 12, 2010

OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch

This is a quick card made using scraps and following the sketch found here... 

Friday, June 4, 2010


I have to say that I had thought my 3rd LOAD (Lay Out A Day for those new to it) would be easier but not so...  There were days I struggled and I don't just mean the ones I was sick - note to self it appears you *have* to get sick at least once during every LOAD so have a kit ready for Hubby to bring to you in bed so it's easier on him!  It might have been due to me not having page kits ready (paper, photos, embellies - usually pull 3 times the amount I need) for days that you are rushed to get it done or that May was just a sucky month for other reasons but it is what it is and I did finish 31 layouts in 31 days.  And I LOVE most of them love a few and don't 'not even remotely like' any of them this time around.

If you want to see what I'm talking about visit my Flickr page and you can see what I was up to. 

If you want to learn more about LOAD itself or the awesome Lain Ehmann instead I'm good with that too {grin}

I have a couple of things I'm working on and hope to get them done and uploaded today but don't hold your breath... I need to do some extra school work with the kiddo as I am taking a mini vacation of sorts to do doggy stuff in a bit and I want to be a bit ahead incase the boys are having too much fun to hit the books (which wouldn't be a bad thing necessarily).