Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Day Off From School

Hooray, we had a day off from school today, so I didn't have to work and instead just played in my room all day. Now, most of the morning I spent re-organizing AGAIN! But after lunch I got inspired. I just purchased the new "Holiday Cards" magazine from Paper Crafts and it is a GREAT ONE! On page 7 is an advertisement for the new "Card Creations" magazine coming out in a week. I saw this sneaker card and thought "How cute". Well, since I didn't have the pattern, I do what I usually do and that is to go onto Clip Art and find one. So, I found a sneaker, blew it up on Windows and VOILA! my own sneaker creation. I used some paper that I have had forever from a Joann's stack pack, and Real Red. Very simple. I used Circle of Friendship for the saying punched out holes and added eyelets and laced it up with 1/8" grosgrain white ribbon. I can think of endless possibilities for this card. It could be done in the colors of someone's favorite team; a baby card; or a girly girl sneaker. Let me know if you want the pattern.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Welcome James

The slide show below is the scrapbook I made for my friend and co-worker, Jennifer, who had her baby boy, James, on Friday. I made it so that she could add pictures and journaling at her leisure (although I don't know that she will have much leisure since she has Joey, a toddler, at home). Although I am so happy for Jen and her family, I sure do miss her at work. If anyone has any ?? about any products I used for this book please email me. Enjoy the show.............

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I've taken the plunge!

Digital Scrapbooking here I come! Those of you who know me, know that I am not computer savvy at all. Well, after seeing all of my friend Lois's digital scrapbooking pages on her site: gingerbreadaholic, I decided I had to try it. I signed up for Jessica Sprague's class as Lois did, and just completed Lesson 1 - Week 1. It took me quite awhile to figure it all out even though Jessica's videos are very exact and so easy to follow. Like I said I am not a computer whiz! Anyhow, I can't wait to get to week 2. Here's my first digital scrapbook page of my darling kitty Price Tag (see his video book below) who died last November. GO ME!

Saturday, September 6, 2008


I was so in a hurry to get the pictures of the paint can and candy cake below for Jen's shower on my blog, that I forgot to mention all of my daughter, Jenne's, help with these projects. Together we created and brainstormed throughout the weekend to get these done. The frog and dragon (or dinosaur?) in the train were hand done by Jenne. Isn't she clever!! And the ribbons on the cake was her idea as well as help with the block on the top. Thank you Jenne for all your help in brainstorming and putting these projects together; trips to the craft stores, and for being such an inspiration for our creativity together. I can't wait till you move here so that we can do so much more together. Love you so much.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Jen's baby shower

Jennifer, a co-worker, had her baby shower yesterday at work and since she is such a special person to know and work with, I made her 2 very special gifts. The first is a candy cake in all baby blues because she is having "James". These cakes (see the birthday one below) are just so special, fun, and easy to make. They are made using Hershey nuggets attached to styrofoam and covered with scrapbook paper. However, I don't know how you would ever be the "first"
to take one off!!! I made the block at the top using a 2 inch cube and spelled James on each side using the Cricut cartridge George. All the paper was from Joann's paper stacks as well as the teddy bears and signs from the baby department.

The next gift was a paint can using Autumn Leaves DP; Oxford from Bazzill; SU Old Olive and Really Rust. I used the New Arrival Cricut cartridge for the plane and train and clip art for the banner. The frog and dragon were done by hand. On the top of the can I created a poem about saving all those little things that are Jen's baby boy. It made her cry!!!