Monday, July 30, 2007

Thinking Out Loud

This is the little "shrine" in my kitchen with pictures of my girls. It was a Christmas present for myself one year when Sydney was still pretty small. You know the type, your gift shopping and something strikes your you get it for yourself and wrap it up. It was under our tree, "for Mom, love Gloria & Sydney." Hey if I hadn't done it, no body else would. Gabe is just not a shopper.
I was admiring it yesterday, but also thinking maybe an update is needed. Maybe add a little paint to the frames? But then I don't want to distract from the wallpaper. Maybe I should change out the photos for something more current? The little picture on the end of Natalie was an add on after all, and it's too dark anyway...
I completely missed out on the wildflowers this year. Having a job so close to home, I rarely venture outside of Frisco, and most of the bluebonnets and other wildflowers line the Texas highways! :( So I'm not sure what I would replace these with, gotta have outdoor pics! ;)
I still LOVE the picture of Gloria and Sydney together, but since Natalie's missing I feel obligated to change it out. There is a similar problem in the main hallway of our house. I have a big collage of photos and little Natalie will point and name names, and sometimes stop and say "is that me?" I have to say "no baby, that's Gloria."
So I guess it's time for a change. I can still display these pictures if I want to, or maybe I should just scrap them together on a layout. Decisions decisions, where is a field full of flowers when I need it!?! And as I type this we have more rain yet again!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Read Any Good Books Lately?

Happy Tuesday!!!

I want to share a cool idea for "Technique Tuesday" with you!
Sunday was not only the day of my most awesome card workshop, but it was also the preview party for our next Virtual Scrapbooking Night (VSBN). As always all the challenges were great, but one in particular caught my attention, and I had to do that one FIRST!

If you have an old hardcover book you don't mind altering, give this a try...
Cut an opening in the front cover and use a strong glue or adhesive to cover the book with patterned paper. Then from the inside of the cover attach an overlapping piece of card stock to create a pocket you can slip a photo into. It's that easy!!! Stamp on it, embellish it to your liking...whatever. I thought this was a unique project and if I had been online Sunday myself, I would have finished mine much sooner!!! Visit my Splitcoast gallery for more details on what I used to make mine.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Christmas in July

I'm having a Stamp-a-stack!!!
On Sunday July 22nd from 11:00 - 3:00
7500 Preston Rd., Frisco, TX 75035
(Kroger - in the community room upstairs)

Make the three cards pictured above in sets of 4 for a total of TWELVE cards to take home!

  • Bring a friend and receive a gift
  • Free project sheet featuring all three cards - so you can make more at your leisure!
  • Envelopes included
  • Door prizes
  • Christmas tunes to get you in the mood
  • Learn new techniques
    • bleaching
    • embossing
    • watercolor with pencils
    • direct to paper
    • frayed ribbon
  • $15.00 registration fee - $10.00 off if you place an order!
  • Copies of the new Fall-Winter Collection 2007 Catalog available
Contact me if you plan to stop by, it's going to be "snow" much fun!!! hehehe

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Wants, Needs, and MUST Haves

I am thrilled with the new Stampin' Up!(R) Fall-Winter 2007 Collection! Yippee!!!
I want nearly ALL the paper, and ALL the ribbon, and there are some cool punches and tools, OH MY!
Just thought I would share my new stamp wish list:

Item# Page# Description
109363 27 Batty For You
109689 27 Batty (Jumbo wheel)
109284 29 Haunting Halloween
109266 35 Big on Christmas
109463 39 Merry Merry
107926 67 Double-Line Doodles
109314 72 So Much
108634 73 Flowers & Flourish
109421 91 Elementary Essentials
109405 95 Big Flowers
109290 101 Garden Whimsey
109260 117 Priceless
109683 117 So Swirly (Jumbo wheel)
109256 127 Illuminations
109503 130 Labelicious
109473 130 Totally Tabs
109481 133 Stem Sayings
109397 143 All Holidays
109308 150 It's All Good
109298 154 Calendar
109568 160 My ABC's (wheel)

Now my BIGGEST problem is what to get first! hee hee

Tagged Again

I decided to post about being tagged on my other blog. If you want to read my "confessions," click on the link at the left, and if you're not on yahoo 360, feel free to leave any comments here!!!

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