Monday, October 27, 2008

Totally Random Challange

The challenge this week at Totally Random is "Squared". The pic and the layout must be squared. To start with, my LO is 8 X 8. Then, the pic is 4 X 4 and the little squares are 1 X 1. This is my niece, Merrill, who is now 8 months old. She visited my house last Saturday and we took lots and lots of pics of her! She is a little stinker! I just wonder.....who will she grow up to be? A doctor? A lawyer? A mom? Who knows?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Scrap Whispers Challenge - No Faces....

This is for the Scrap Whispers Challenge called "No Faces". This photo was taken on Mother's Day when my mom brought all of the other mom's roses. I love roses and these were just beautiful. I used black as my background so the red of the rose would really stand out. The large white rose on the page is glittered, but a little hard to see in the pic. I also outlined the perimeter with a thin black pen. Fun stuff!

2 Sketches 4 You Challenge

This card is for Kazan's sketch #11. This was a fun sketch! I had a birthday card to make for a 91 year young lady, so I thought I would use this one. The papers are Basic Grey, (which I love!) and the sentiment is from a Fancy Pants punch out sheet that I won at my LSS. I love using these colors this time of year. Thanks for stopping in!

Happy Birthday Aunt Jean!

This card is for my Aunt Jean who's birthday is tomorrow. This "stair step fold" is from Split Coast Stampers. I "scraplifted" this owl idea from "bahrnfuss" that posted her card on SCS. I used Basic Grey sugared-delicious paper and orange, brown and beige papers from HL. The owl is from the Cricut Storybook cartridge and the leaves are from the Cricut Walk In My Garden cart. I used the Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder on the leaves. The scallopes circles are from the Mini Monogram cart. The jewels are Harvest Crafts that I picked up on the clearance isle at HL along with the checkered ribbon. This fold was fun, but I did alter the dimensions a bit. The original dimensions made the card a little too small for me, so I altered it to fit an A2 envie. I won't be giving this card to my aunt until tomorrow, so shhhh!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

So, these are some pages for a book I am working on for a friend. It's for a trip they took to their friend's beach house this summer. I have quite a ways to go, but thought I would share what I have so far. I've used the cricut for several die cuts, using Storybook, Walk In My Garden and Animal Kingdom. I've used the Storybook cartridge for most of the lettering. The red background is there because I took the pics on my dining room table. I've got to get better at taking these pics! Enjoy!

Sunday creations

I put this together this morning. It's for a friend who's birthday is on Halloween. Scary, huh? Anyway, I used the Cricut for the ghost and the Boo letters. The border on the bottom piece is using a paw punch. I'm not one of the lucky people that has the new MS dribble goo punch, so I had to improvise. The holes are the side were done using the new Tim Holtz ruler. It is ausome!! The inside will say something like....Birthday's are a scary thing!"

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Another new beautiful creation in my family is my niece, Merrill. She is such a blessing to all of us and she is truly a miracle baby girl. My sister, Wendy, went thru years of doctor visits, medications and tests and was finally blessed with a pregnancy and eventually a perfect little princess. Introducing, my niece.........Merrill Francis.........

So, I decided to go ahead and post some of my creations from the past few months. I won't be showing all of them, but just a few. Alot of these were challenges from the Start a Scrapbook forum. I just love those ladies and I have such fun doing the challenges and just chatting with them about our favorite hobby. But I are a few of my creations....

Friday, October 10, 2008

My first AUsome creation that I share with you HAS to be my granddaughter, Maggie. This is God's AUsome and Perfect creation. She is the daughter of my son, Adam and his wife Jen. Maggie was born on February 12, 2008 and she is just precious to me. Enjoy!

Work in progress.......

This blog is still a work in progress. I hope to start adding some of my creations here soon. I also hope to link others' blogs here and more of my fav scrapin sites. So, hang in there......I'll be back soon!