Monday, August 30, 2010

Julie Andrew's version of My Favorite Things

Julie Andrews Turns 69,
To commemorate her birthday, actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan 's Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP. One of the musical numbers she performed was 'My Favorite Things' from the legendary movie 'Sound Of Music'. Here are the lyrics she used:
(Sing It!)

Botox and nose drops and needles for knitting, Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings, Bundles of magazines tied up in string, These are a few of my favorite things.

Cadillacs and cataracts, hearing aids and glasses, Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses, Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings, These are a few of my favorite things.

When the pipes leak, When the bones creak, When the knees go bad, I simply remember my favorite things, And then I don't feel so bad.

Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions, No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions, Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring, These are a few of my favorite things.

Back pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin', Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin', And we won't mention our short shrunken frames, When we remember our favorite things.

When the joints ache, When the hips break, When the eyes grow dim, Then I remember the great life I've had, And then I don't feel so bad.

Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores. Please share Ms. Andrews' clever wit and humour with others who would appreciate it.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Autumn/Winter 2010 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Autumn/Winter 2010 New Product Blog Hop.
If you arrived from Heather's Blog, you are on the right track. For those of you who are not familiar with a Blog Hop, this is your chance to visit several blogs and see the artwork made by some very talented consultants. I will direct you to the next blog once you are done viewing my artwork. If you would like to start from the beginning, here is the LINK to Erin's Blog, otherwise you can continue on and the last blog will direct you to the first. Have fun ;)

I have made these Treat Covers using the new "Hooligans Paper Pack" from Close to My Heart. These would be perfect for your Halloween Treats. They are shaped like a tent, with the sides open and they hold a small bag of candy. The card on the left uses the new "Hooligans Level 2 Assortment" of adhesive-backed felt monters. The middle card uses the "Hooligans Level 2 My Stickease" assortment. And the card on the right uses the new "Party Animal" Stamp set.

If you would like directions for making these treat bags, I have directions listed below. Otherwise, head on over to Jessica's Blog and see what she has in store for you.
To watercolor the monster on the card on the right, I used a blending pen and "puddle pad". To make a puddle pad, give the closed ink pad a little squeeze. A small amount of ink will stick to the top. Add a couple of drops of water to the ink. I like to do this so that the color won't come out so strong. The colors that I used are "Pear"and "Sunset." Using a blending pen, swirl it around in the ink and gently color your image. Remember to keep the lid on your blending pen when you are not using it or it will dry out and make it difficult for you to color. The pen will want to drag and leave streaks. It shouldn't do this. If it does, try adding a little more water. If this doesn't work, it's time to get a new pen. To make the card, cut a piece of cardstock 3 3/4 x 10 1/2. Then score it at 4, 4 1/2, 5 and 9.

Fold all score marks. Fold the 4 1/2 score mark in the opposite direction.

Your folded card should look like this. Once you have the folds made, attach a 1 1/4" x 3 3/8", piece of B&T paper to the top flap. Attach a 3" x 3 3/4" piece of B&T paper to the front. Close top flap and using a small punch, punch two holes in the flap and threat ribbon through and tie in a bow. Finally, insert a small bag of Halloween candy like M&M's, Skittles or any of your favorites. To keep the bag inside, try using a glue dot or a small amount of adhesive.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lexi's First Day of Kindergarten

I couldn't wait to scrapbook the pictures of Lexi's first day of Kindergarten. In the early evening when I got home from work, I sat outside and scrapbooked these photos. I went through my stash of papers and used these retired pieces. The polka-dot paper is from Route 66 and the stickers, I think the name is School Zone. I don't know about you, but I am getting quite a collection of paper and have no room for new ones!!! So, I am going to try and go through them and use them up.

Monday, August 23, 2010

She is moving on to Kindergarten

My little sweetheart started Kindergarten today. She was so excited and so ready. The teacher let the parents (and grandparents) spend some time in the classroom this morning. It was so nice being there. Lexi is going to love it.
This past weekend I finally got around to scrapbooking her pre-school graduation pictures. Just in time to do the first day of school layouts!!!

The paper used is Zippidee and the stickers are from Me and My Big Idea.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Zippidee Do Da....

Zippidee Do Da Zippidee-ay. My oh My. What a wonderful day.... You know the words, so sing along. What a nice way to start the weekend!!!

These are the layouts that we will be doing at my next workshop. While these paper lend themselves perfectly to your Disneyland pictures, I wanted to show their versatility by using non-Disney photos. In this first layout, the "Happy Times" title and ticket stub, from the Zippidee Workshop-on-the-go, work well with these pictures of Lexi having fun and winning a stuffed animal at the Dart game.
This layout uses pictures of Lexi celebrating the fourth of July. The colors work well with the Patriotic Theme. Both of these layouts are featured in the Zippidee Workshop-on-the-go.
If you can't make the workshop but would like to buy the supplies to make it at home, let me know and I will order you a kit. Shown below is the Zippidee paper pack that you can buy at my online website (here).There are stickers, stamps and embellishments to complete your layout that are shown on this link.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Today is the last day of the SALE!!!!

Today is the last day of the Close to my Heart customer appreciation sale. Don't miss this opportunity to get your favorite paper packs at $4 and $6 a pack and stickers at $2!!! I have never seen a sale this good. The prices go back to catalog prices on the 12th. Get them while you can at this price!!!! Check out the sight for the rest of the specials. These are just a few of my favorites. You can shop here

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mojo Monday

It seems that I have been so busy that my Mojo has escaped. I used to be so good at doing the Monday sketches and I am missing them. So, when I came home from work last night I was determined to do the sketch. This card uses an image from Pink Cat Studios and the paper is from Basic Grey.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mojo Monday meets Color Me Monday.

I received this cute little Hedgehog Stamp set called "Happy Forever" a couple of weeks ago and couldn't wait to have a free day to ink him up. I have wanted this set since it was first introduced, as the July Stamp of the Month, in the Summer catalog. I had to wait until I had a full size order in July to get him for free. And, he was worth the wait!!!

For my card I used this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch combined with Jeanette Lynton's Color Me Monday. The colors are Cocoa, Bamboo, Juniper and Sorbet. They kind of remind me of neopolitan ice cream. I stamped the little hedgehog onto Bamboo cardstock and sponged his body in Bamboo and fur in Cocoa. I learned a trick from another consultant on how to stamp two different colors. First of all you stamp the image twice. On the second image, cut out the body and place it over the body of the first image. Then sponge the fur lightly in cocoa. Next, remove the cut out body and put the second fur piece over the first and sponge the body lightly in bamboo. When I was done with the sponging, I cut out the little guy and attached him to another stamped image on Colonial White. For the balloons, I stamped them on Sorbet and Juniper cardstock. I cut them out and attached them to the colonial white piece. You don't need to cut out the balloon strings, because they are already stamped on the colonial white piece.
The B&T paper is from the "Unforettable" paper pack and the cardstock used is Cocoa, Juniper, Sorbet and Bamboo.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Look what Lexi made

Today Jennifer and Ryan are both working. Bill is working out in the yard and I have Lexi to myself. It's kind of hard to keep a little one entertained when you are not used to it. Last night I brought her home some stickers from Jazzy Crafts and surprised her with them this morning. She made this cute card and treat bag cover. It was very easy to make. Here are the directions.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Close to My Heart Sale Starts Today!!!!

$2 - $4 - $6 for 8! It's you we appreciate!
The SALE that you have been waiting for starts today!!!
For 8 days only, (Wednesday, August 4 through August 11 while supplies last) you can purchase selected
My Stickease for just $2
Level 1 kits for just $4
and Level 2 paper packets for just $6
These items can only be purchased through a CTMH consultant's website and will go quickly. The sale begins at 9:00 A.M. MST
So hurry on over to and take advantage of this awesome sale.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

It's a Zippidee Do Da Day!!!

I am starting the day in a Zippidee Do Da kind of way. I just registered for Convention and am soooo excited. Disneyland here I come!!!! Last night I was playing with the "Thrill Ride" stamp and made this cute card using the "Zippidee" paper pack from Close to my Heart. It's hard to see in the picture, but I used "Bitty Sparkles" on the carousel.

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