Saturday, July 25, 2009

Two New Pages

The girls and I spent a little time in the craft room today doing some scrapbooking. I made 2 more pages for my Disney World book, and I'm almost done scrapping that trip!

This page is made using the Triple the Sketch TTS66:

I hope you can see the little space aliens in the spaceship and on the frame. They are so cute!

The other page is made with Splitcoast Sketch SBSC199. I switched a few things because I didn't have enough small photos to follow the sketch exactly. I used some fun puffy stickers on this one:

Thanks for looking. We are going out of town for a few days, so I won't have any new projects this week. But I'll still be online, of course!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Like this color combo?

I'm still not sold on these colors yet, but I'm getting there. It was the color challenge as Splitcoast Stampers this week. The layout is the sketch challenge from Midnight Madness, very loosely followed. I love these little Jenni Bowlin papers that are scaled down for cards. So cute. Stamps are from Clear Artistic Stamps.

I'm still stuck at home nursing my sprained ankle. I'm cranky today for no good reason. Oh well.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Mystery Quilt

Here's Audrey holding a quilt top that I finished last weekend. It is a mystery quilt called PB&J--which means that my friend Joan led a group of us through making it. She was the only one who knew the pattern. For the rest of us the pattern was a mystery until we saw the final product. I really like how it turned out. Now I need to quilt it into a cozy lap quilt.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Just a Card

I made this card the other day, just because I felt like it! No sketch challenges or anything. I kinda like this combination of Sahara Sand and Pumpkin Pie. And the handmade paper for the background is really interesting. Stamps are from Our Daily Bread Designs--love their rubber!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Polka Dots and Lace

Here is another scrapbook page using a sketch from Splitcoast Stampers SBSC197. This color combination is a new one for me--it reminds me of the teal/purple that was popular back in the 80's. The lace at the bottom is a paper border from SEI that I painted with Shimmerz paints.

Have a great Tuesday. Erin gets her braces off today!

Altered Art Challenge

I painted and stamped on this little lunchbox tin for the Altered Art Challenge at the Cottage Studio blog. The challenge runs for another week and a half, so you have plenty of time to enter. The prize is a stamp set that you would love.

Click here for more details on the challenge and to read how I altered this tin, along with other projects from the design team.

Happy Monday everyone! We are going to golf lessons this morning.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Much Needed Sewing Time

My poor sewing machine has been so sadly neglected in the last month or so. Of course I have scads of unfinished projects that I want to work on, but just never have time to sit down and do. I finally had a few hours to myself last night, and decided to get caught up on my Block of the Month Quilt.

Here is July's block (Eddystone Light):

And here is June's block (Chain):

Hopefully I will get more sewing and papercrafts done today! I have the house to myself and it is blissfully quiet!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Now THIS is how you do it!

For those of you in California, you know how the budget problems are affecting government services, including the schools. My friend Fabiola saw how hard her children's elementary school was hit by the current economy, and instead of sitting around complaining, she decided to do something about it. She is opening a thrift store where all of the proceeds will go to the school. Isn't that a great idea? Fabiola is such an inspiration! I hope she can inspire each one of us to invest our time and energy into our community.

For the complete story:

Paso Robles Press Article

Monday, July 6, 2009

Back to the Stamping Table

Gosh, it's been about a month since I've done any stamping or crafts of any kind. Just in case you couldn't guess, that's an eternity for me! Between vacation and July 4th, I just haven't had any time.

But I did manage to make this card using a technique that I saw demonstrated at a scrapbook expo a few months ago. The stamps are from Clear Artistic Stamps, and I use PK Glitz embossing powders (which are terrific btw).

Now I'm hoping to get more crafting done this week, including some sewing. Some many projects!