Monday, July 19, 2010

Somethin' simple...

Playin' with some Paper Trunk!
(Be sure to visit their blog regularly! Lots of inspiration!)

Can I just say I do not sew (yet.)
So I love the 12 inch stitching stamp!

I messed around with some "Maybe Baby" and kept it simple.
I found these pictures in my photo box, and since there favorites of mine...
The paper line has circles and flowers... I decided to keep it simple and just used the circles!
LOVE the colors of this line!

Thanks for stopping by-and STAY COOL! :)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

I'll take some Apple Cider please...

OK, so I can't say I am ready for fall just yet. But I AM ready for this yummy fall LINE by Imaginisce, being released this week! The colors are wonderful! I haven't even gotten to the tree paper yet!Yes, this is a 8 1/2x 11 layout. I like to do those once in awhile.
This layout also have nothing to do with fall. I like to doing that with seasonal or themed lines too.
That's how I roll. :)

Once I did the layout, I thought I would use the same background for the card!
(Yes... try not to fall over. I did a card. :) )
Those stickers on the card are canvas!

Go check out their blog for daily inspiration with this line, and the sneak peeks starting this week of Christmas Cottage too!

Stay cool! (Easier said than done, right?)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

For Cora...

Thank you for all of you that have been asking about Cora and her upcoming surgery!

So it's time for her FOURTH surgery for her cleft this Friday. And it's a hard one!
She is having a bone graph to repair the jaw portion of her cleft, and a pharyngeal flap created to hopefully help with her speech.
They suspect we will be in the hospital for 3 days.
If you are willing to let us "see" your prayers and thoughts of concern, please go ahead and mail a card to:

Genesis East
Patient: Cora Smith, Pediatrics
1227 Rusholme Street
Davenport, Iowa 52803

(Gift Shop:
Phone: 563-421-7610
Hours: Monday - Friday 10 am - 8 pm
Saturday - 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday - 2 pm - 4 pm)

Or send a hospital "cheer card" Friday or Saturday. (Click here to go to the site.)
The only thing she really remembers from last time is the cards and critters she got when she was in the hospital last time. I hope to make a banner of her cards so she can SEE all the people praying for her! It has been a couple years since her last surgery. This will likely be one of the hardest of the surgeries planned.
Thank you SO much for your prayers and support!
It means the world!
(P.S.-I will probably be unavailable online this week, but if you want to be updated, go to facebook. I can update that easily from my phone. The link to my facebook is to the right. Thanks!)

Today's Steal-Xyron Design Runner...

... I am CONVINCED that the Xyron Design Runner would make a HUGE come back if they used the fabulous layouts by Megan Klauer for their examples! She ROCKS Today's Steal-the Xyron Design Runner! AND they have disc bundles for sale too!

Here are some examples (sorry Megan-I just HAD to toot your Xyron work! :) )
This is the current The Story Matters kit...
check out the sewing. Yep-that's the Xyron! The Junkits Patternz disc.
more sewing... (and you can print words/journaling out with an add on, of any font you have.) Those cut little retro looking circles/suns... yep, Xyron design runner!
So GO, get a deal! :)
(And yes, I have it... and need to use it more! I just blanked on a recent layout I have done using it! :) )

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Create already!!

So I got some more creating done...

Pebbles Inc... LOVE the Tree House Collection! Bright!
And I got 27 pictures on a 12x12 layout! :)
And Imaginisce Birthday Bash!
OH my goodness I love these banners! Can't tell from this one, huh?? :)
The "It's Party Time" embellishment is on a spring! Hard to photograph, but fun on a layout!
I made that frame from the patterned paper... let's just say I am NOT mathematically inclined!
And I'm still in the mood to create... we'll see what I come up with next! :)

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Story Matters July

So ya think it's summer huh?
I LOVED this kit... (more of my creations coming with the challenges!)Even though we added some "predictable" red, white and blue...

(These star were simply cricut cut, then scored, then pop dotted under the center to keep their dimension!) also offered enough variation in it's palate and second sides for me to create this!

Want your string to "stay put" where you lay it? I just used a touch of "Art Glitter" glue along the back of the string randomly amongst the twists and turns... it's on there now! You have GOT to go check out the other inspiration from the other designers!
And remember-there are challenges weekly at TSM!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The 4th (OK... the 3rd)

We weren't planning anything...
and then this happened... :)

Friends and family...
Michele was like the wizard with her magical smoke bombs (and other firework fare!)
"SNAP!!" :) (remember those??)
HE was having a great time! :)
And in the end... THIS is what it is all about! Check out those FACES!
And there HAS to be sparklers!! :)
Happy 4th everyone! If it doesn't rain, we are going to let Park View host the show for us tonight! (This beauty was one of the neighbors! :) )

Thursday, July 1, 2010

July Page Maps...

I contributed to July Page Maps!

Mine was done twice because the designer that did the same layout was actually suppose to do the layout that was missing a sample. OOPS! :)
Fun to see it two ways though!

I used the new Paper Trunk release-"Rockabilly"!

Have a FANTASTIC holiday weekend!!! :)
Too bad the 4th is a Sunday.
No long weekend for us. :(