Saturday, December 29, 2007

Happy Birthday B!

One of the fun things I get to do with my time is help as a youth leader in the high school youth group at my church. It is a fun "job" because the youth pastor and other leaders are a blast to work with and we have such a great group of high schoolers! I have a small group of about 5 girls that I mentor and one of them is having a birthday tomorrow. This is a card I made for her.
I used the Island Blossoms Simply Scrappin' kit and the stamp set to make this card. I wish I had gotten more of the kits when they were a hostess benefit because I absolutely love this patterned paper.
stamps: It's Your Birthday, Island Blossoms
ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink
paper: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
other: Island Blossoms scrappin' kit

Friday, December 28, 2007

Back again

I hope all of you had a merry and blessed Christmas! I didn't get to enjoy my own family this Christmas, but I am so thankful for the friends that welcomed me in to their celebration and made me feel at home. I love my family so much, but the longer I live far away the more I realize how the word "family" can mean so many different things and can be so much bigger than the group of people I grew up with.

Here is a card I made a while back. I don't think I shared it yet, but if I did you can enjoy it again!

The patterned paper for this card is from Scenic Route Paper Co. It is called Broadway and is from the Rockland line.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Calvin and Hobbes--snow creations

No creations today, just another couple of funny winter/holiday comics. My brother (a big kid at heart) loves going out in the snow and making snowmen, taking his daughter around in the sled, snowball fights etc. So these comics are for him.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Fun Vacation Pictures

Here are a few fun pictures from when my parents were in town.

This one is Laguna Beach, I think.

trivia question: Why are flamingos pink?

answer--Flamingos are pink because of the carotene in the brine shrimp they eat. (kind of like when people eat too many carrots and our skins turns that weird shade of orange.)

Guess where we went?!?!?!

And what would Sea World be without a fishy face picture???

Friday, December 14, 2007

Christmas funny...well a little too close to truth to be funny...

I will leave you with this comic for the day. It pretty much says it all.

click on comic to get a more readable version.

Life is good, just extremely busy.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Card cheer tin

When card tins first became popular I bought a bunch and made a few to give them out as gifts. Of course then I never got around to making one for myself. When I saw this K&Company paper at my local Scrapbooking store I knew it was exactly what I wanted for a tin for me! (I actually wanted the striped paper that matches it also, but the store didn't carry it and I can't find a local store that does) The paper is from the Wild Saffron line.
I used Mod Podge to adhere the paper and I also put a layer on top of the paper. I inked the lid up with Mango Madness VersaMagic Dew Drop . I put two flowers with a brad in the middle on the lid. I love the vibrance and color of these flowers, but they didn't look right on the side. The lid is the perfect place!
This tin is going to be a great place to put all the lovely cards and notes I get and want to cherish. I am one of those people that takes out old notes on a bad day just to cheer me up.
Now if only I could find cloth in the same cool pattern as this paper. I would love throw pillows in that pattern!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Movie Monday--Will it Blend

I found this really fun site called "Will it blend?" This guy blends up the craziest things in a blender to see if they will blend. I think the site is actually trying to promote and sell their blenders by showing how tough they are, but it is still fun to watch. In the first video I watched the guy ground up an iPhone--I wanted to jump through my screen and grab it and save it--I would love an iPhone ;). Here is another funny one that I think crafters will enjoy "Will it blend--Cricut" Enjoy!

I originally found the blending site of off this blog--Adventures in Carpooling.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Merry Christmas juggling penguin

Here is one of the first Christmas cards I made this season. I always plan on making Christmas cards throughout the year, but the truth is I have way more fun doing it when I am in the Christmas mood...and well I like to procrastinate. ;) I am getting together with a few friends today to work on Christmas cards--good thing because I only have 6 finished and I wanted to get them out in the beginning of December!

The stamps on this card are from Elzybells. I just love this cute little juggling penguin and his igloo! The designer paper is from SU's Christmas line last year--I am still trying to use it all up. The ric rac is tied together with DMC floss thread. Come back later in the week to see a card with these stamps and a lot more of that DMC floss (think sewing).


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