Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Glee Challenge #3

Children's music was the challenge and "Bow, wow, wow" was the title. It's before and after pictures of our pooch CiCi. The before letters are grungy like her and the after letters are glittery like her.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

GLEE Challenge #2 - Alt Rock- Train

The second challenge in the GLEE club challenge was to use a song title from an album by the Alternative rock band Train. The idea was to keep pace with the alt/grunge theme. I chose the title "Brick by Brick" and picked pic's from building our house. Face it...building is grungy work.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Theme Challenge - Soul Scrappers

The challenge was to create a layout using stamps. I used the Stampin' Up! set "Lovely as a Tree" on vanilla cardstock. I first used several colors of stamp pads with my brayer. The pictures were made a couple of years ago at one of our timeshare visits. Heather and Billy enjoyed the archery equipment.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Classic Rock Mini-Challenge

I completed the first challenge using the Beatles' song Good Day Sunshine. Here is my take for the Mini-Challenge which was use part of the title to make a card or tag. I chose "It's A Good Day"

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Scrapbook Challenge on

Here is my page I did for the GLEE challenge at Soul Scrappers. You can find Soul Scrappers here!

I'm playing along with a contest on a forum called SoulScrappers. The contest is to complete the challenges and contests to earn points to win prizes. The first challenge was to use one of the suggested Beatles songs of which I choose "Good Day Sunshine". The challenge was to use 60's related/references items in the layout. I used my Stampin' UP! ink and alcohol in a spritzer to make the "tye-dyed" background. The pic is of my little cousin, Brylea, at our family gathering on Labor Day weekend. It was late in the afternoon and the sun was getting ready to set and it was shining on her sweet little cheeks.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

New Furniture! Woot!

They delivered our new furniture today! CiCi has already found her spot on the couch!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Layout Challenge

I just uploaded this pic of a layout I just made based on a sketch challenge for

It's a picture of most everyone in my husband's family taken on Christmas Eve at our annual gathering. Missing is a brother, a brother-in-law and a nephew. But, luckily our niece, from North Dakota, and her husband and baby were able to make the trip.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Scary Doctor - Challenge

SCARY DOCTOR?!?! I don't even think the dog was scared!

The challenge was to use all the embellies we received from Shazza in Australia. I used everythig she sent and added the date (2004 and the stitching). I think it turned out very well!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Christmas Card Lay-out Challenge

The first challenge I've posted in a long time.
I took the front of a Christmas card (red and white paper) and used it on white
cardstock to create this lay-out.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Label Bag Project for New Year's Day

I like to swap FB's (friendship books) and LB's (label bags). I started out on but, have found new swappers through the FB's and LB's I have received along the way.
Here is a quick tutorial on how to make homemade envies.
I only used a few tools.
My scissors, bone folder, personal trimmer and double sided tape.
I used a Stampin' Up! envie (roughly 3X3).
I opened it up and used it for my template.
Then I traced around it...
Cut it out...

And creased it on four sides.
Fold on the creases.

I used the double sided tape on the small tabs. You will want to make your tape pieces just a little bigger than the piece here. (UUuuuuuuhhhhh! My nails look pretty!)

Then just fold up the bottom tab and fold in the side tabs and press down on the tape.

I made all these envies in just a few minutes....well, it seemed like only a few minutes. I was watching season 1 of LOST on Netflix!
Happy envie making!