Thursday, February 26, 2009

Off to Phoenix

Good Morning Everyone,
I'm off to the Regional Celebration for Close to My Heart in Phoenix. When I get back, I will share with you all my new creations. Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Lori

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Let the Good Times Roll


This Saturday, February 28 is your last chance to get this adorable stamp set from CTMH.


LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL - When you spend $25 in My Acrylix Stamps, you will receive this celebration-themed set, with a variety of fun party icons and sentiments like “let’s party” and “hip hip hooray” that are oh, so versatile.

If you are interested, please click HERE and it will take you to my online CTMH website. Once in click "Shop online" on the left and your can make your purchase.
I will not be updating my blog for the next few days. I will be in Phoenix at the CTMH Regional Celebration. When I come back, I will share with you all the fun things that I made. Have a great day.
Hugs,
Lori

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sitting Tilda with Bow

Hi Everyone. Are you home watching the Academy Awards? I am and so far Slumdog Millionaire has one three awards. I created this card while sitting in front of the tv. I used Mojo Sketch #74 for my card. The paper used is Basic Grey Two Scoops. Have a great night.


Friday, February 20, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

If you have not seen this movie, you should go see it. It has got to be the best movie that I have ever seen. It evoked so much emotion in me and Bill that I could not leave the dark theater for at least 10 minutes after it finished because I could not stop sobbing. It was truly a wonderful story.
A story of two young boys living in the slums of Mumbai (Bombay). These children were left orphaned by a horrible terrorist attack on their village. While seeking shelter from the rain, the two brothers Jamal and Salim befriend an adorable little girl named Latika who is orphaned herself.
They refer to themselves as the "Three Musketeer's". The story of their lives is shown in flashbacks as Jamal has to defend himself from police interrogation when he is close to winning twenty million rupees on India's "Who Wants to be a Millionaire". He is accused of cheating, because no one could believe that an ignorant child from the slum could know all the answers. But he has lived all the answers. Let me know what you thought if you see it. If you haven't seen it, please do so. It is so touching.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

February Magnolia Sketch Challenge

I really needed to do some creating tonight. I haven't had much of a chance this week to do anything after work, but sleep. When I came home tonight I was determined to use my new Magnolia's and this yummy Basic Grey paper called Bittersweet, that arrived in my mail box on Monday. I followed the February Sketch Challenge from the Magnolia Yahoo group and used my Nestabilities to create the oval that Valentine Tilda is sitting on. My sister-in-law Diane is at home recovering from surgery and I plan to send this card to her. Even though I was so tired tonight, I knew that there had to be a reason for my madness. If I hadn't sat down to create, I wouldn't have this card to send to Diane.


Pretty Princess

I made this card for Lexi to take to a birthday party. All the little girls in the 2-5 year age love princesses. I'm not sure what age they stop loving princesses...maybe never. Some grow up to be princesses after believing their whole life that they are one. LOL. This Princess stamp is from Sweet 'N Sassy. Lexi added the rhinestone butterflies. All of her cards have to have bling. And, she likes to use a lot of it. The paper and sticker is from CTMH.


Monday, February 16, 2009

A Valentine for Me

My dear Sister-in-law Vicki made this adorable Valentine for me. I just love this stamp from Stampingbella. He is sooooo adorable. She also sent me these awesome buttons. Thank you so much Vicki. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.




A Valentine Layout

I made this layout using the paper and Tilda that I bought on Valentine's Day. And, appropriately I used Valentine Tilda. The hearts were made using CTMH's "Love Language" Stamp set. I stamped them in Hollyhock ink and sponged the edges in chocolate to give them a vintage look. The journal stamp is from a special that CTMH had going last month called "Key to My Heart". The paper is from The Paper Company Studio's "Hugs & Kisses".

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

The cat woke me up early this morning to go outside, so I decided to stay up and play with my stamps. I bought this new stamp set from CTMH called Dream Wishes . When I saw the sentiment "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" and the circle borders, I just had to have it. There are so many cute stamps in the current catalog. I want them all, but have to pace myself. LOL. I punched out the flower border with my large Marvy Punch and colored the flowers and Tilda with my Copic Markers. Her peach ballet outfit matches Basic Grey's paper Two Scoops. The sketch is the February Magnolia sketch.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

I (heart) this day

This was the best Valentine Day ever!!! We had a change of plans. Bill took me to a scrapbook store that I have been dying to go to. It is called Cranberry Hill Mercantile. The owner of the store Irena, whose blog I follow, has an incredible selection of Tildas. I was in heaven. Bill sat patiently in the car reading a book while I shopped. I ended up buying three Tildas, some Valentine Paper and some Dew Drops. I could have done a lot more damage if I hadn't just placed an order for Tildas yesterday through Diana's website. But non the less I had a great time. I even met Irena. Afterwards, we had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. I had a delicious Cosmo while we waited to be seated. For lunch Bill and I split a chopped salad and I had Salmon with mashed potatoes and asparagus. He had Steak Diane. For dessert I had Brownie Cheesecake. It was decadent. The nice thing is that I have to go bags filled for a late night snack. Earlier, Bill surprised me with roses, an adorable teddy bear and the movie Nights in Rodanthe. We plan to watch it soon. I couldn't ask for a better day.



Happy Vallentines Day


Happy Valentines Day. This little cutie is "Wrapped in Love" from Stampingbella. The sketch is Bellaholics Sketch #5. Have a great day.
Hugs,
Lori

Friday, February 13, 2009

For You

I made this Tilda card last night using the February Magnolia Sketch. I used "Pink Tilda with Rose." She and other Magnolia stamps can be ordered Here. My card is a bit smaller than what the sketch requires. To do the sketch so that you see all the layers, it would be better to do a 5"x 5" or larger card. I used a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" layout. I find it easier to mail the smaller cards, because I always have this size of envelope on hand. I used one of my favorite packs of CTMH paper called "More to Adore." I haven't used this paper in a while. Once I used it, I realized how much I really do love this paper. I love the colors in it...Chocolate, Blush and Hollyhock. Very Valentine like. You can order it Here. I used my Fiskars Border punch to creat the scalloped edge and some Bella dots on the Prima Flowers. And, speaking of Valentine's. Have a great Valentine's Day. What are your plans? Bill and I are going to take a ride out to the Ocean and have lunch at a restaurant over looking the water. I love the ocean even when it's stormy. It's one of my favorite places to be. I remember when I was in my 20's, whenever I had troubles in my mind I would drive out to the ocean and just sit on the sand and stare at the waves and let my worries escape me. Have a wonderful day no matter what you do.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Huggabugg Valentine

Lexi and I had fun making Valentines tonight. I found this paper in a container of forgotten paper that I had in the garage. The stamp set used is from Stampingbella and is a Huggabugg called Lovebeetle. On the inside of the card, I stamped "Valentine I followed my Heart and it Lead to You". This sentiment and the "Be Mine" are from CTMH February Word Puzzle. I love these word puzzles because they are filled with words and images for the month. Lexi let me use some of her rubber hearts that she received today from a friend at Ballet. They fit perfectly with this card and are so sparkly. To add more sparkle, I added Stickles to my card. The sketch is Bella Sketch #67.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sweet Treats Birthday Card

Everybody in my department at work gets a birthday card from me. This one is for a guy. I tried to keep it "guy like." I asked Bill what he thought and he liked it. So, I hope Eric at work likes it. For the sketch, I used Mojo Monday Week 73 sketch. The stamp is Sweet Treats by C.C. Designs. The paper is appropriately called Two Scoops by Basic Grey. The birthday sentiment is from CTMH.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Captured Memories





I have had this stamp set for over a month now and have not used it. I love it but just wasn't sure where to begin. Yesterday I was blog hopping and came across Kari's blog and totally had to scraplift this layout. I just love how she used the flourishes. Bill said to me "Ahh, your stealing" and I said "Hun, they have a name for it." And he said "Yeah, Plagiarising." "No, I told him. It's called Scraplifting and it's okay. In fact, it's the best compliment that you can give someone. As long as you give credit to where it came from, it's okay." Since, I love this layout so much, I want to share it with you. The patterned paper is from the "Notebook" paper pack and the cardstock is "Blush". The flourishes are stamped in "Cocoa" ink. Thank you Kari for the wonderful inspiration.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Love Our Little Sweetie




I made this layout yesterday after I came home from work. My inspiration came from the cover of the Spring CTMH catalog. I followed the layout pretty close but changed up the paper, title and some of the embelishments. The paper pack is called "Perfect Day" and the layout design is from Reflections "Main Frame Details". The stamps used are Friendship Alphabet, Charm Upper Case, Annotations (for the little frame) and Love Language. I used Dimensionable Elements - Fresh Shapes and Rub-ons. The ink colors are Tulip, Cocoa and Juniper. For the embelishments I used Holiday Buttons, copper brads, Blush Ribbon and a paper flower.


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sushi Bowl Party

Yes, you read the title right. Bet you were thinking Super Bowl Party. I bought this cute set yesterday. It is from Stampendous and is called Super Bowl Party. When I sat down looking at the set and trying to figure out what pieces to use, I saw the cute little heart hook and thought how perfect. Yet another Valentine card. The sentiment is from CTMH and is called Happy Endings. The paper is from Basic Grey. I colored the images with Copic Markers and then sponged CTMH Heavenly Blue all over for the water. I then cut out the fish bowl and adhered it with pop dots. The little hooked heart has stickles on it.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Lil Artist Birthday Card

I know this looks more like a Valentine card than a birthday card. But, I can't help it!!! Something about February says pink and red to me. My mother's birthday is in February. It must go back to when I was a child and had to pick out a card for her. Maybe all the cards were in pink and red. I don't know. But, anyway my friend Debbie is going to get this card for her birthday next week. There are 5 people who I work with that have birthdays this month. I have 3 more cards to make. Two of the birthdays are for men...I hope I can get past the pink and red. hee hee. For this card, I used Lil Artist by Stampingbella. The paper is DCWV The Sweet Stack. The scallops are made using a Fiskars Border Punch. And, the sketch is Bella Sketch Challenge BSC66.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Balloon Tilta

This is another card that I created this weekend. Lexi was watching me blog hop yesterday morning and saw a Tilda card that had glitter on it. Immediately she jumped down and said "we can make that", and proceeded to get out the Tilda's and glitter. Just like me, she was truly inspired. This is one of the reasons that I love blog hopping. It get's me excited and gets those creative juices flowing. This card sort of has a valentine feel to it, but I am going to give it as a birthday card to a friend whose birthday is this month. I think she will like it.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sending my love

I received this Paper Prettie in the mail on Friday and had fun coloring her this weekend. I decided to give a try at the Mojo Monday Sketch. I find it very helpful if I have a sketch to start with. So, I have been searching blogs to find different sketches. Once I have the sketch, then my creative juices start flowing. I can't remember who makes this paper, but I love it for a Valentine Card. I'm not sure if you can see, but I added Stickles to the hearts to give them a little Sparkle.