Saturday, January 19, 2008

Girls Night Out

In November my sister and I decided that we needed to start having a little time for ourselves so we decided that every couple months we would go to Archiver's for their Friday night scrap mania. 6 hours of fun, uninterrupted stamping/scrapping time (without kids). We went the last Friday in November and had a great time so we scheduled another girls night out for last night. Everything was set, the husbands were taking care of the kids and we could stamp the night away. I went right away at 5 to get good seats and my sister arrived around 5:45 (she had to pick kids up from school, etc. etc.). We started cutting out a few die cuts for some scrapbook pages we had in mind and at 6:45 my sister's husband called to inform her that their 1 year old daughter was throwing up...A LOT. Needless to say our girls night out didn't turn out quite as planned. She had to leave but I decided to stay since we had paid, but it just wasn't as fun hanging out by myself. I did manage to get a 2 page scrapbook layout done though...

These are pictures from out trip to the pumpkin patch in October 2006...yes I am WAY WAY behind scrapbooking. My sister had taken a bunch of pictures of piles of pumpkins and we cut them using the dies at Archiver's to make the letters for the title. The box that says "Schuster's Playtime Farm" is a pocket. I haven't made the card to go in yet but I thought I would write a few comments about the day and stick it in there. That way I can hide my hideous handwriting! I think it turned out pretty cute considering my scrapbooking is extremely rusty.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


I will add some stamping stuff later today but for this morning I just wanted to pose the question...Why is it that no matter how you peel an orange and no matter where you stand while doing it, it manages to squirt you directly in the eye? It never squirts off to the right or left...just directly in the eye..EVERY TIME!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

AWESOME coloring tutorial

I only have a couple minutes this morning but I wanted to point you in the direction of a terrific coloring tutorial. Check out this blog:

Monday, January 14, 2008

It is FINALLY camera that is.

After being lost for the last month without a camera, my in-laws FINALLY put it in the mail. We didn't have a camera for Christmas morning, Beckett's 3rd birthday, our first gingerbread house or our first snowman...I am so disappointed. We do still have the gingerbread house sitting on our counter and the snowman is still sort of standing in the front yard but I missed out on some great scrapbooking opportunities with Christmas and Beckett's birthday...I guess that is life.
The good thing is I finally have it back and I actually made a fairly decent card yesterday. I have been in a stamping rut and decided to do one the sketch challenges at A Shade of Blue yesterday. Here is a picture of the card I made. It is fairly simple but I really liked how it turned out.

I used the set Flower Collage Trio from TAC and Noteworthy from SU. The base cs is Bazzil. The rest of the paper came from my scrap bins...some misc dp, white and SU Chocolate Chip. I used some Art Institute Lion's Mane glitter on the center of the flower. I absolutely LOVE their glitter.

Here are a couple misc. cards I've made during the past month:

All three of these were made for different sketch challenges on ASB.

I have a ton of housework to do today but hopefully I will find some time to do a little stamping too. I hope you all have a wonderful day!