My little dog Jesse posed so nicely for these photos that I needed to complete my layouts. He was a little humiliated at being dressed up as a "hot dog," but, he went along with it. This is one of the sets of layouts that we will be making at my "Hooligans" Workshop next week.
Halloween isn't even here yet and I am posting Christmas cards. Before you think I am crazy, they are for my worshop in November. I had so much fun making these cards using the new Mistletoe Paper Pack and the October Stamp of the Month, Share The Magic. The colors are Cranberry, New England Ivy and Cocoa. Such a perfect color combination with glitter and sparkles. My "Scrappin' Ladies" are going to have so much fun. They love to color and I am going to teach them the "Gamasol Magic" trick for coloring. Click on the link on Gamasol for this technique. This adorable stamp set will only be available through the end of October. If you like it as much as I do, then be sure to get one for yourself, because once the month is over, they will no longer be available. You can order one Here and have fun making your own Christmas Cards. To get a better view of the cards, click on the picture to enlarge.
October is the month for birthdays in our house. Today it was Bill's special day. Jennifer made him a delicious chicken and vegetable dinner. And, Ryan brought over some delicious cannoli's from a bakery in San Francisco.
When I got home from work, Lexi and I went to work making birthday cards. Every year, I get Bill a season pass to his favorite ski resort for his birthday. This Riley stamp came in handy for his card. I used CTMH's Aspen paper for the background. For the snow, I tore pieces of White Daisy cardstock and added Liquid Glass and glitter.
Just like the little girl in this card, Lexi can't help but carry her cat like this. When I saw this Digi Stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil, it reminded me so much of her. She had fun making this card for her Poppa and wrote Happy Birthday "Popp-sicle" on the inside. She colored her image with Copic Markers and even cut out the little tag free handed.
Yesterday Jennifer, Lexi and I had a wonderful day together. We went out to the pumpkin patch. There were so many fun activities going on. They had hay rides, face painting, arts and crafts, a country ho down and much more. We bought these silly masks and had fun playing with them. We went on a hay ride out to the pumpking patch where we passed by lots of cornfields and beautiful sunflowers. Standing next to the flowers is my daughter Jennifer. Lexi had fun going through all the pumpkins and searching for the perfect one. And, this is the one that she chose.Lexi had fun playing on the big pumpkins.
Don't you just love a quiet Saturday morning when everyone is asleep, and the house is so peaceful that you can get into a happy, creative mode? That's how my morning is. I started this morning with my coffee, some delicious smelling candles, Facebook and my Favorite Blogs. I was so inspired by this gorgeous card on Aaron's blog that I had to re-create and share it with you. I didn't have the exact tag that she used, so I used the one from the "Party Pennants" stamp set. The leaves are made from a former stamp of the month called "Something Splendid." To make the paper flowers, I punched 4 different sizes of circles out of Tulip, Creme Brulee and Juniper cardstock and distressed the edges. I have an edge distresser, but found it easier to use the inside edge of my small scissors. I then sponged the edges with Desert Sand ink and scrunched them inward. They are held together with Glue Dots. The dots on the inside flowers are Mocha Opaques Adhesive Gems. The patterned paper is from the Jingle paper pack. Have a blessed afternoon and if you haven't already, I hope you find time to get into your happy, creative mode.
Yesterday was my son's 25th birthday. We took him out to dinner and then to Fenton's for dessert. I made this silly card for him using the "Spook Alley" stamp set from CTMH and the "Hooligans" paper. I knew he would like it.Here is a picture of him on his first birthday. He loved that pacifier. I had a hard time finding a picture without one in his mouth. That is me at 25!!!Here he is all grown up 25 years later with me. Here he is with his dad.
This is his sister Jennifer and niece Lexi. This is Lexi and her dad.
It was a fun night for all of us. We had fun telling stories of when Ryan was little.
These are the layouts that we will be making at my upcoming "Hooligans" Workshop. I love the fun colors in this paper. For this first layout, I was inspired by a layout that Karen Pedersen made. I changed it up a bit to fit my workshop. When I went to convention this past summer, one of the talented consultants who was teaching a class made a layout similiar to this one. Her's was much more complicated. Mine is a bit simpler.
And, lastly this layout is from the Hooligans Workshop-on-the-go.
I am going to a baby shower today for a woman in my church who just gave birth to an adorable baby boy. I made this card for her using a digital image from "mo's digital pencil." Surprisingly, I went online to the website this morning and was able to purchase the image and it was ready for me to download in a matter of minutes. The image is called "Sumpin's Wrong." Since, I am one of the people giving the party, I have to finish getting the games ready. Have a great day!
I am a stamper, scrapbooker and paper crafter as well as a Close to My Heart Consultant. I am a Christian and have been married to Bill for over 30 years. We have two grown children, Jennifer and Ryan and two beautiful granddaughters, Alexia and Brooke.