Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hurry, hurry!

I really, really, really want to complete scrapping 2006! It never seems to end! I keep finding pictures I thought I had scrapped, only to learn that the pictures are still hiding in one of my computer files. Whose idea was it to complete a book for each of my boys as well as myself? Huh? I'm going to find her and give her a piece of my mind! Of course, it was me!?! How could I torture myself so? My desire is to stop scrapping every waking moment of my boys lives, but where do you stop? Fortunately the amount of pictures has dwindled over the years, but I need to get moving and shaking. My oldest son is graduating in three ... GASP! ... years!

This layout is for one of my boys ... I'll have to create something similar for the other one's book too. I followed the Creative Scrapper's Sketch #147.I loved this sketch! Maybe I'll do an exact copy ... why not make it easy on myself?

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Just a Small Token

I received the Custom Crops News Flash via email the other day. While perusing it, I came across a blurb about a 10 year old Arizona boy that wanted to send thank you notes to ALL the service people over seas. He is looking for donations from any one that makes homemade cards. I thought, "What a beautiful gesture!". There is an added bonus! For every five cards sent to Bazzill, the maker will be entered into a drawing to win two FREE tickets to the last Creative Escape 2011 (travel and accommodations, not included). That's cool, but I feel the need to contribute to the spirit of thanking our hard working and self-sacrificing military men and women. Here is where you can get more information on the project: Creative Escape.

I put together five thank you cards to send off tomorrow. Two of the five are pictured here. I used a template from one of Dawn's videos on her blog. I'm going to have my two boys sign their names so they can express, in some small way, their appreciation as well.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Taxes or Crafting?

It was a hard decision, but the taxes won! I finished up the personal and the business taxes yesterday. Phew! So glad to have that burden off my shoulders. Needless to say, my crafting took a back seat yesterday. Today, however, is a new day! I was able to complete this card for both Day 14 on 365 Cards and the March 14th Reveal on Sassy Lil' Card Sketches.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Day 13 Super Sketchy Sunday

After a day on the slopes, I came home to put together this birthday card following the sketch on 365 Cards Blog. With the time change, my internal clock is really off. I am surprised I was able to get this posted! Oh, my! Off to dream land ... looking forward to another challenge tomorrow.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Keep It Simple ... Silly

Wowza! Two posts in one day. In between all my mommy duties for today, I put this card together for the Keep It Simple Card Challenge on 365 Cards Blog. The assignment was to cover the front of the card with patterned paper, add a sentiment and one embellishment. That was my simple task and here is my simple card.

Trendy Card for 365 Cards

Okay, okay so I'm a little bit behind in getting my card posted. I have no excuse other than pure laziness. I always have the best intentions, but sometimes life just gets in the way.

I really, really want to keep pace with the 365 Card Gals. Even though they are on Day 12 ... or perhaps 13 by now ... I plan to catch up! The challenge for Day 9 was to use one of the current trends in paper crafts to inspire your card. I leafed through my March/April Creating Keepsakes and was influenced by pattern-filled shapes. So as I was pondering what type of shape or shapes I wanted to go with, my eyes fell upon a card I recently received from a friend. And, I was off to create ... this.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


I just finished this layout! My desire to do scrapbook pages right now is waaaay low! I've been loving the card making so much that I've neglected my regular scrapping. This was the year I was going to get things moving and shaking! Well, they have been shaking, but the shaking has nothing to do with paper crafts!

This layout is based on the March Sketch on Crafty Sketches. I'm glad it's done. 2006 was a year FULL of pictures. It's winding down. Look out 2007, here I come!

Awesome Prize Give Away on Craft-E-Corner Blog

Ummmmm ... wow! This giveaway includes: YourStory Machine Bundle , Handmade Nation Inspirational Book, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Paper Soft Color, plus much more! Go check out Craft-E-Corner Blogspot, and get the details. Good luck!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

One Hip Chick

Yep, that's my friend Lynn. We were headed to book club last night to discuss The Help by Kathryn Stockett, and she presented me with my birthday gift. She always manages to find the perfect goodies. Perhaps it's because she knows me so well. Amazingly enough, the bracelet she gave me matched my outfit exquisitely. Man ... I was looking like a hip chick.

As I cruised through my dashboard this morning, I saw the Do the Decade on 365 Cards Blog. I knew instantly that "hip chick" would fit in to the 70's era decade for my thank you note ... to my friend, Lynn aka One Hip Chick! How perfect! Don't you love it when things work out so effortlessly? The card is based on a March 2011 card map.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Arch Card for 365 Cards Challenge

I was intrigued by the Arch Card Challenge on 365 Cards Blog. Since I'm a relative newbie (or noob, as my boys would say) to the card making world, I had to google Arch Card. I love exploring the creativity that's floating out there in cyberspace.

My sister, Susan, gave me Amy Sedaris' book Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People for my birthday. Obviously not a true crafting idea book, but hysterically describes finding your inner crafting mojo and creating. So, of course, I had to create a thank you card for her for sharing this humor with me! This is what I came up with: