Thursday, May 29, 2008

It's a wonder....

that I even get to blog as much as I have. So I hope you will pardon me when I seem to get so busy that,well, something has to give! LOL. I have been busy (multi) party planning, getting ready to finish up another homeschooling year. Just met with our facilitator yesterday! WHEW! Getting ready for the next year (shopping, more shopping, and researching. It was also our anniversary this month. BIG 12. Well, ok. maybe not so big in the grand scheme of things, but a wow, still. I need not bore you with how busy we are, chances are you are just as busy yourself, right? If we get a chance to blog, it's to check out all the action, get inspired and create something. I wish I could play a little tonight. But tonight has a list of things to do that will fill the evening quiet well. So here's a little bit of an oldy.
Do you scraplift? I think we all do at some point. Let's face it, when a design works, you got the pictures, and don't have the time. It's a perfect fit. I like the satisfaction that creating something myself brings, but before I get too excited, chances are that someone else has already done the samething. You know that old saying, "Great minds thing alike!". It's true in the scrapworld too. So here is one of my scraplifts last year. This was our anniversary page I made last year of a little trip My DH and I managed to take last year.
And since I am being such a terrible blogger, I might as well add to the fact that I don't even have the reference as to who I scraplifted it from. I know it was a magazine, I want to say "Paper Trends", but I am not sure. If you have the magazine and can recall it for me, that would be great. Let me know, I would love to give them the credit as it does not belong to me.

The quote around the side of the layout says,"What's the earth with all it's art, verse, music worth - compare with love, found, gained and kept. Robert Browning

Have a great night.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


I am so tired, can barely think straight. Would love to just crawl into one of these.

My choice would be bed 20A. Silk pillows....ahhh, feeling relaxed already!! How about you? Which one would you choose?


Loving everything Shabby!!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Feline Friday (shh, again I'm posting it late, tsk tsk)

So I am late again. But what else is new?! LOL. This was SO MUCH FUN TO MAKE. Do I always say that? I must because I sense that I type that alot. Well, I guess that's why I create paper art... IT'S FUN!! The only thing that enhances that is when you are given the chance to share it with someone else, like now. Here's my latest.


Items Used:

Make It Count by Close to My Heart
Burlap Backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms

Vintage Photo, Tom Holtz by Ranger
Black, StazOn by Tsukineko

Brown Bag by Close to My Heart

Chipboard Quote by Cloud Nine, called "CAT"
Button by My Minds Eye, Tres Jolie line called "Wonder"
Dark Brown Velvet Flower from Hydrangea stems at Micheal's
Acrylic Paint by Delta, "White"

And my sewing machine and thread.

If you haven't tried this yet, you should!! It's so much fun!!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Best way to spend Mother's Day

I have enjoyed getting ready this year for Mother's Day. Seems like we've been working on it for awhile. Had to collect the rocks (long walk down to the river-took most of the morning), had to wash the rocks,

then paint them. Wait for paint to dry and then paint again. I had so much fun watching them paint their rocks. It's a little hard for me sometimes to "let them at it". I tend to think it needs to be perfect and a certain way. But I reprogrammed myself and just let them have fun. It is the best way really, that I can think of, to celebrate Mother's Day. Just being together and celebrating that God has given me four WONDERFUL children to bless my life.
Here's how I am choosing to (hopefully) bless my mothers. One is for my Mom, and the other for my Mother-in-law. They both love their garden, so these are for there gardens, and the kids painted some rocks for them to put in there too.

Hope you all have a blessed Mother's Day!!


Items Used:

Foxglove Cottage by Cornish Heritage Farms
Climbing Leaves by Cornish Heritage Farms

Heritage Caps (now retired) Close to My Heart (GARDEN)
Hodgepodge Alphabet: Close to My Heart (MY)
Make it Count: Close to My Heart (magic moments)

Ink: StazOn Timber Brown and Cactus Green

Tissue paper, Mog Podge

Paint color: Pebble
Hope that covers everything

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Stamping my Heart OUT!!!

So with Mother's day coming up, I have been stamping my heart out. Been stamping with some of my new goodies from Cornish Heritage Farms. Ya know it all started with buying a few Thomas Kinkade images so I could make some nice gifts for my wonderful Mother-in-law. Turns out I am loving more than just the TK images. I started stamping with acrylics, never had even touched rubber. But who doesn't love quality stuff right? So I have fallen deep. Deep into CHF. I am loving their backgrounders, and well.... see for yourself!!

They'll be more, if I can get some more time tomorrow night. So stay tuned! LOL
Have a good night, if you have any left. Mine's DONE!!