Monday, May 31, 2010

Love Birds

I had so much fun taking these pictures of Ryan and his girlfriend, Katie. She calls me a stalker for sneaking up on them. lol. But, look at the great photos. I used rub-ons for the love birds and the paper is Veranda.

Celebrate Today

I love this photo of Lexi and wanted to make a special layout. I was inspired by the layout in the back of the Summer Catalog showcasing the August Stamp of the Month. The paper used is Veranda.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Another Mother's Day Layout

I started this layout Friday Evening at Jazzy Crafts and just added the finishing touches. The strips of paper read "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living, My baby you'll be". I just love this poem and found it perfect for this layout.





Saturday, May 29, 2010

Carmel Shops and Cottages

I had a peaceful afternoon scrapbooking my Mother's Day pictures of Carmel. I made this layout using the 5/26/10 Let's Scrap Sketch. The nice thing about this sketch is that it holds a lot of pictures and I was able to capture the feel of walking around downtown Carmel.
I love the top photo of my son and his girlfriend, Katie. She is looking adoringly at him. To give it a whimsical feel, I attached a little arrow pointing at him.
I, also, put a little arrow pointing at the brownie that Bill is looking at. Talk about looking "adoringly" lol. Window shopping in Carmel is one of my favorite things to do. Along with that, is looking at the charming cottage type homes. There are no addresses in Carmel. All the homes have names to identify them.

I used CTMH Veranda paper pack and the stamp set from the Veranda workshop on the go for the flowering vines and birds. The title was cut with Cricut Cartridge - Ashlyns Alphabet.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Tweet

Well, I decided to change the paper up for last summer's vacation. It's hard using the same paper. I get bored and lose motivation. For this layout, I used the "Emporium" paper pack and the stamp set "A tweet". I love anything with birds on it and when I saw this stamp set, I had to have it. For the journaling block, I used "Postcard-Travel Series".


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hello Friend

I couldn't wait to get home from work today and play with my new stamps. I was so good, though, and went to the gym first. I had fun playing with this new stamp from CTMH called "Hot Diggity". This set has so many cute images on it. I want to try the frog next and then that cute little snail. The paper that I used is our new "Splendor" paper pack. The colors in this pack are Goldrush, Topiary and Moonstruck and Heavenly Blue. For the cute little bird, I stamped him twice in Goldrush ink. Then I cut the body out of one of the images and attached it with a pop dot to the other. I did this to give some dimension to him. For my sketch I used this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch #140

Extreme Happiness

I hope you aren't getting tired of seeing "Moon Doggie". This paper is so perfect for Hawaii. For this layout, I used the stamp sets "Extreme Happiness" and "Surfs Up".

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Beary Busy


This is the card that I made for my dad for my dad's birthday Day. He has an old truck and when I saw this set, it reminded me of him. At one time, it used to be red like this. I love these little bears. They are so cute. I used paper from the Cherrie-O paper pack to make my card. I colored my image with Copic Markers and used silver colored brads in the wheels.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Hula Girls

I am trying to finish scrapbooking last summers vacation pictures. This layout is of Lexi following along with the Polynisian Dancers. She was so cute. The paper that I used is called Moon Doggie from CTMH.


I just got this stamp set in the mail. I love it and am going to use it for my journaling on my Kaui layouts. I had fun making little postcards. I stamped the card in Bamboo ink. After I cut it out, I sponged the edges inthe same ink.To make my flowers, I sponged the big flower in Creme Brulee ink and then rolled the edges in Hollyhock ink.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Inky Fingers


I have very inky fingers today, because I have been practicing making these brayer cards. Not only am I colorful, but I have a cut on my finger from my very sharp little scissors. And, to make matters worse, I couldn't find a band-aid, not even a Hello Kitty one, just an empty box. Lexi has an addiction to band-aids and puts one on for every little ouwie that she gets.

I am teaching a class on how to make these cards next Tuesday. It's been a while since I have made a brayer card and it takes a lot of practice and patience to get the technique down. After many attemps, these are examples of the cards we will be making. Even though you need a lot of practice with the brayer, I find that the more I try to perfect a card the more mistakes I make and frustration sets in. So, I am done for the day. These two cards use the CTMH stamp set Childhood Portrait. I love the silhouette of the children against the sunset. The ink pads that I used are Sunflower, Taffy and Hollyhock. I used Sunflower ink a quarter of the way up on the bottom, Taffy three-fourths of the way down from the top, and Hollyhock, one half the way down from the top. The image is stamped in black. To make the blades of grass, I swiped the bottom of the card using the side of my black ink pad several times. I then added little bits of a white gel pen to the blades of grass and to the sides of the children facing the sun to give the look of the sun shining on them.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Belated Mother's Day

Happy Belated Mother's Day. Hope you had a wonderful day. My family took me to Carmel for the day. We had a nice brunch at Casanova's followed by window shopping and then a trip to the beach. Here are some pictures that I took. This is a picture of my son, Ryan and his girlfriend Katie.

Here is Lexi.
Me and the family.




Jennifer and Lexi.

Friday, May 7, 2010

OMG!!!! She is famous!!!

This morning, I went to the Close to My Heart Website and looked at the new "Make it From Your Heart" art gallery under "Ideas and Inspiration" and I found this layout of Lexi and Bill. They used pictures that I sent in to create this layout. Check it out. http://closetomyheart.com/Ideas_and_Inspiration/mifyh_gallery.aspx?a={4D78FB63-BFD0-4C2E-9298-81EC6D615798} I can't wait to wake everyone up and show them!!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Cards

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and these are the cards that Lexi made for her teachers. I didn't have much time to come up with ideas for the cards, and had to do some quick thinking. It so happened that I was looking at the Cherry-O card worshop brochure by CTMH when my daughter told me that Lexi needed to make three cards that night. Fortunately, the cards were so easy to make. I asked Lexi what her teachers liked and it so happened that I had the stamps that she needed. Since she is in the "Dragonfly" class, she made the middle card for her main teacher. One teacher likes dogs and the other lady bugs. I bet her teachers loved them.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Ukelele Girl

I am trying to finish scrapbooking my pictures from last summer's vacation, before this summer roles around. While I love scrapbooking, I am intimidated by large amounts of photos. There are so many pages to create and it is overwhelming for me. Do you ever feel that way? I love doing a simple event, but a vacation is soooo much work. Also, using the same paper pack tends to make me lose interest fast. I was using the "Moon Doggie" paper pack and all the pages were beginning to look the same, so I decided to change it up a bit and see if that would get me back on track. It did, and I had fun with this layout. I used the "Veranda" paper pack. I love these papers with all the birds on them. In this layout, Lexi is standing in the gardens of the hotel that we stayed at in Kauai. She was playing her Ukelele and making up songs about Hawaii. As people walked by, she loved entertaining them.