Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Look what Nanne, Snowmanlover & Bridget gave me!!!!

Nanne, Snowmanlover & Bridget were sweet enough to award me the "Circle of Friends" award! Yea!

I so appreciate all of you thinking of me! It means a lot and I truly love visiting each of your blogs and find all of them truly inspirational.
Here are the rules for this award: To pick up the Circle of Friends Blog Award cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog. Nominate 5 other bloggers you feel have become part of your circle of friends. Link to your nominees within your blog post. Include these instructions on how to pick up the award in your blog post. Link back to the person who gave you the award in your blog post, to show your appreciation. Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award. So, while it may be hard for me to only pick five I will give this award to.

2. Dot
5. Jo

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Life's a Beach...

My son has spent the summer at the beach. This is the summer before his Senior Year begins.
He's got a great group of friends, they always hang out in a group,
none of these are boyfriend/girlfriend.. just a bunch of great friends

As usual, I went back and added some seagulls in the sky... kind of finished it off, but I didn't retake the photo....

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Christmas in July Card -

Barb, you've got me all messed up.. first Halloween Cards and now Christmas... I don't know what season it is... lol (Just teasing).. it's really a lot of fun to get out of the summer zone for a while... I got the Dustin Pike Digital Images and I wanted to try one out, so I made this today

Halloween Card #2

OK Barb, now you got my Halloween Mojo going and it's only JULY! lol

A Halloween Card - Dripppy Goo

Had to try out that Drippy Goo punch and post a card on Snowmanlover's Halloween Thread Challenge.. here's what I came up with. I did add some bling. A bit of stickles on the hat and on the moon, but I didn't retake the photo, as usual... afterall, even a dog has to have her bling!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Birthday Card for my Niece

Here's a card I made for my niece. Very Simple (as always). I have a tough time doing teenager cards..

Saturday, July 18, 2009

CTMH Stamp

I've had this stamp set for awhile and just today got it out to play...

Playing with my new stash

Well I got the Top Note die and the new designer paper from SU... so I wanted to try them both.

Monday, July 13, 2009

A Bia Book

A group of classmates and I have started a new tradition, we gather for a weekend and have a Girls Night Out Weekend. One comes from Florida, One from Chicago, One from a small town about an hour away and the other three of us are local. We spend a night one night going to our old stomping grounds to meet up with more classmates and friends, then we take a day to do girly stuff, last year we went and got pedicures, went to a winery, a bit of shopping.. this year We've decided to take a train ride into Chicago and spend the day shopping, eating and seeing the sights. Anyway (I got sidetracked) at the end of our weekend, of course we have all these photos, last year we did a "Speed Scrap" session on the last day and made mini books to take home as momentos of our weekend, this year I thought I'd try the bia.. here's what I came up with - I did not embellish them as I thought that each girl would embellish her own, but here's the basic book

A quick card

Here's a quick card using the SU Rock a Billy paper pack

Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Furbaby Card

Made this card for my friend who just got her very first new puppy.. a Sichon... Half Shitzu, half Bichone...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

You gotta watch this... it's cute

Check out this video

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Updated the Blog and other uninteresting news lol

Well I updated the blog background again.. still not sold on this one.. but it's kinda fun. I lost my little tabs at the top :(... I tried to add them back in, but there's something about this template that they just weren't jiving with. Let me know what you think.

On to other news... my Stampin' Up! order came today. I got the new In Color Markers, three of the Designer Paper Packs, the assorted cardstock and a set of stamps... wooohoo.. wasn't in the mood to use them today, but still excited to get them. Thanks Barb! I love all of it!

Further news... I'm down to the last two kittens. (Which I'm keeping...sssshhhh Doug still thinks we're only keeping one.. ).. We've named the two new baby girls Lacey and Lily... isn't that cuuuuttteeee!!!?? :) They are sooo sweet. My daughter's boyfriend took one of the other kittens and he brought her over for a playdate with her sisters tonight... too funny. I'm so going to be a crazy grandma!

So.. As Al Roker says.. that's what's going on in my corner of the world.. what's going on in yours?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Camera... lights... Action

Well I was looking at my camera and I noticed.. A) the lense was filthy... B) the setting that I always have on "AUTO" had been moved to some other setting that I don't even know what it's for... and C) well there really isn't a C, but you should never have an A & B without a C, right?!? Well anyway.. the moral of this story is I think I figured out why I've been having such crappy photos.. they have been blurry and just not good... DUH...Lorrie.. sometimes I wonder about you!!!!?!?!

Anywho... stay tuned.. hopefully future photos will be better.. I really do have a nice camera.. I wondered why I suddenly couldn't get a decent photo.. or maybe I was just trying to blur those wrinkles away... lol

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Bugjunkie gave me an award

Thank you Bugjunkie for the lemonaide award.... how nice of you to think of me. I'll post it proudly.... now to pass it on... let me think.... I'm going to post it now and announce the ones I pass it on to later....

Joy Fold Card

I Revamped the card.... the front is still missing something... but.. it's a work in progress....

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Joy Fold Card

I did it.. I made a joy fold card. Well I didn't plan what to put on it and it's kinda blah.. but I did it! :)

This one was fun, but I think I should've made the layered scallops larger. I went up 1/4" increments for the 2nd and 3rd scallop.. maybe I should've went up 1/2"... used Storybook for those scallops BTW

Hello there

The stamp didn't come out very good on this... not sure I'm liking that color at all.. but I did like the doodles on the scallop..

Just messing Around

Just messin' around throwing some stuff together.. not even using the good paper.. lol This was a wildcard card.. and I for some reason had the fit to page button on.. so its a huge card... 7-3/4 I think!

Just a card

Here's a card I did. One of my first attempts at the blender pen and watercolor crayons. I didn't put a sentiment on here yet.. not sure what I wanted
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