Saturday, February 23, 2008

It's FINALLY the weekend!

I had a house full of kids all week and I am SO THANKFUL that it is finally Saturday. Annabelle has a birthday party to go to this afternoon so I thought I would try and make a quick name frame for her friend Lauren. I totally cased this idea from Janette Olen (blessingsx3). Janette hosts a monthly swap that I used to be in and last summer one of the months we made gift items. Janette made everyone in the group AWESOME name frames. I just love mine. I cased the layout of the frame she made for me and change the colors and the name (of coarse). I think it turned out pretty cute. The whole project from start to finish only took about 45 minutes.
The only stamping on the entire project is the word "friend" from the SU set Noteworthy and I also used sponge daubers on the white cardstock. The letters are cut out using my Cricut and the rest is well...simple. Hope everyone has a terrific weekend!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Happy Wednesday

I have been so busy all week I haven't had a chance to even think about stamping. I did though, want to share with you a little something the kids and I made a few days ago. Because our weather has been so bad we have been confined to our house for more days than I would like to think about. We spend a lot of days in the basement playroom. We don't have any real furniture in there, just toys and a tv, and the kids have been complaining of no place to sit. So... we decided to create some furniture for them. Here is our first piece. We decided to start with something simple...a chair. Ok, so it wasn't oh so simple but we finished it. We covered a bunch of boxes with construction paper and stickers and then covered the entire thing with packaging tape. I filled the seat box with paper so it wouldn't collapse when you sat on it. I think it turned out pretty cute. You can't have a chair without a foot rest so we made one of those too. The kids love it and actually use it so it was worth the entire roll of packaging tape it took to cover it. Not sure if we will be making any additions to our playroom furniture collection, but it was still fun coming up with this one.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Trying to catch up on some scrappin

Here is another one of the scrapbook layouts I made on Sunday. I made the page without having the 5x7 photo in hand so I had to hope my measurements were ok...they weren't. I just went downstairs to put the 5x7 on and take a picture and I realized I had obviously made an error in measuring so there is a wide black strip to the right of the large photo. I may add something down that strip like brads or something, who knows. I'm a bit disappointed right now as I had really liked the page when I thought the 5x7 was going to fit perfectly. I didn't glue the large photo down just in case I want to change something there. Let me know what you think.
Have a great day!

Monday, February 18, 2008

My "E" blog award choices

It is now my turn to spread some "E" love...I picked 5 blogs of fellow stampers that I have met or swapped with at one time or another on SCS or ASB. I visit the blogs of these 5 ladies every day and am truly amazed at their AWESOME stamping abilities. They all inspire (and enable) on a daily basis!

In no particular order:
Linda (studbo) - The Stamper's Touch
Jackie (Babitoons) - Stamping Sister
Lynn (Lynn in St. Louis) - Stamperosity
Dawn (Dawnsing) - My Favoite Things
Tricia (T. Joy) - Simply Stamping

Here is the graphic for you to copy and display on your blog

Scrappin Sunday and an "E" award!!!!

Yesterday was a great day for scrappin at our house. We were snowed-in (more like iced-in actually) and Tom was home to help watch the kids! I got 3 (2-page) layouts done yesterday. WOW, I haven't scrapped that much in 2 years. Here is one of the layouts that I did (I'm way behind so you will notice that Annabelle is only 2 years old, instead of her current 4).
This is the first time ever that I have used the computer to print something out for a scrapbook, and I really like how it turned out.

And on another note.....

I also wanted to mention that last week while I was sick and not posting, I received an email from Jen (Glitter in My Hair) nominating me for an "E" for Excellence blog award. I am so sorry it took me this long to thank you and get this posted but it has been a crazy week or so. I feel really honored to be nominated especially since my blog has definitely not been all that excellent as of late. Hopefully now that my stamp room is back together and our housesold is a little healthier I will have more to post. Thank you so much for thinking of me! The cool thing is I get to pass on the love to other deserving bloggers, YAY! Check back later today for my list of Excellent bloggers!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Another Verve Visual sketch challenge card

Here is the third card I made the other night using the Verve Visual sketch challenge. I really liked the sketch, it works with any theme!
We got terrible freezing rain overnight and EVERYTHING in town is closed so it is a great day for stamping. Hopefully I will have a couple more projects to share later tonight. Hope you are all having a terrific weekend!