Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Monika Designs-Milady kit

Monika made it to the final round over at Stone Accent Studios. She made a beautiful kit called Milady. I absolutely LOVE the colors and the gorgeous handpainted elements and luxurious ribbon. Here are the 2 pages I made using her kit. Milady is free...go to Monika's blog ,or if you are registered at Stone Accent Studios, download it by clicking HERE. Only the top 3 ladies will become designers at the end of this contest. If you like these pages...go vote for starlight- Milady. You'll need to register at Stone Accent Studios, so first go HERE. Thanks and have a great day!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Little Bit About Me

Remember when I posted that idea of mine...that I should take those email "getting to know you" surveys and put them on a scrapbook page. Well, I did that today. I used Kiki's I Live For mini-kit for this page. Thanks for looking and I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.

I Live for these Moments

First off...I have some news: I am now a CT member for Ahhh Scrap! I actually have been on the personal CT for 3 of the designers on that site, so I figured I should just go ahead and join the site's team.

Secondly, I have a page to share. One of my son's favorite things to do is feed corn to the deer. He really takes his "job" quite seriously. The whole thing involves more than what meets the eyes. First he has to get corn from his grandfather's, then he has to load up his bucket, beg someone to take him out to the woods, and then if it is kernel corn...he spends a LONG time spreading the corn. Here is RJ hard at work. I used Kiki's mini-kit called: I Live For... It has such fun elements to work with. This is for the Template challenge hosted by Cindy (fellow CT at Ahhh Scrap!). Thanks for looking.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Serene by RW- Silent Pact Add on (Freebie)

Renata is having a contest and if you win...you get her digital scrapbook kit-Silent Pact. All you have to do it download her add-on freebie and she is going to pick a winner. Read about it on her blog-Serene by RW. This page is my submission. I also finished a page using Monika Designs' kit- Vintage Delight. You can get this kit for free- here is her blog. That is my grandma and grandpa in the photo. I never got to meet my grandpa, so to have this photo is such a treasure. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cammie's Blog Candy and Alzheimer's

Carolyn King is doing something so wonderful to bring recognition to Alzheimer's disease. Her efforts have turned into a huge blog candy worth over $1,000... plus she is sending 100% of the proceeds from her stamp set Whimsical Autumn to the Alzheimer's Association. I am sending this card to the nurses and CNAs that work on "Oak Street" at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing home. I have been in their locked unit a couple of times to do swallow evaluations, and those nurses and CNAs really do a wonderful job with the residents with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Week 2 of Stone Accent Studios Designer contest

Monika breezed through week 2 of the Stone Accent Studios designer challenge. Here is the page I made from her free kit-Fairyland_Monika Designs. This week she made a gorgeous heritage kit...Vintage Delight which I will be using to make a page real soon. Go and vote for her if you get a chance! Thanks for looking.

DigiDare #101

Here is my submission for DigiDare #101. The challenge was to use a photo and crop it 3 ways. Also you must use 5 diff. papers, and use a journaling starter and express why the photo means so much to you. Credits: Journaling- White Journaling Tags by WM2 at Ahhh Scrap
Kit- Cheerful You by Kasia Designs at Shabby Pickle; all but background paper-Bren Boone Designs at Shabby Pickle; Stitches by Lydia Kurniawati SILVERSWORD71 DIGITAL CREATIONS at Shabby Pickle.

51 Things about me

I always thought that these email forwards would be good to put on a scrapbook page...now just to do it.
1. What time did you get up this morning? 6:15 AM
2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds
3. What was the last film you saw ? In the theater? 35MM Years and years ago-hated it
4. What is your favorite TV show? Intervention
5. What do you usually have for breakfast? slice of toast with pb and honey
6. What is your middle name? Christine
7. What food do you dislike? Liver
8. What is your favorite CD at the moment? I don't listen to CDs...but have a lot of John Mayer, Norah Jones, and Jack Johnson on my Ipod
9. What kind of car do you drive? Chrysler Town & Country minivan
10. Favorite sandwich? BBQ pork sandwich
11. What characteristic do you despise? Arrogance and Ignorance
12. Favorite item of clothing? blue jeans
13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Norway and Denmark
14. Are you an organized person? no
15. Where would you retire to? here where I currently live
16. What was your most recent memorable birthday? Prob. my 21st...but I am not going to elaborate.
17. What are you going to do when you finish this? go to bed
18. Furthest place you are sending this? Minnesota
19. Person you expect to send it back first? ?
20. When is your birthday? May 7th
21. Morning person or a night person? night owl
22. What is your shoe size? 7 1/2
23. Pet: 3 outdoor cats.
24. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? Got another 2 denials from dam* insurance again
25. What did you want to be when you were little? A vet.
26. How are you today? Tired of fighting insurance.
27. What is your favorite flower? tulip
29. What are you listening to right now? my ear throbbing
28. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? Sat-my kids are invited to a b-day party
30. What was the last thing you ate? chicken hotdish
31. Do you wish on stars? prob. once a year
32. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? orange-yellow
33. How is the weather right now? 68 degrees, windy
34. Last person you spoke to on the phone? my sister Jill
35. Favorite soft drink? Mountain Dew
36. Favorite restaurant? Barker's in Hudson
37. Hair color? dishwater brown
38. What was your favorite toy as a child? all my dolls
39. Summer or Winter? Summer
41. Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla
42. Coffee or tea? I love both
43. Do you want your friends to email you back? sure
44. When was the last time you cried? last week
45. What is under your bed? curtains that need to be hung up after we painted
46. What did you do last night? went to bed early
47. What are you afraid of? my kids dying before me
48. Salty or sweet? Sweet
49. How many keys on your key ring? 3
50. How many years at your current job? I have 2 jobs: 6 months for my own business and 2 years on-call
51. Favorite day of the week? Saturday

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Glitter Surprise and Some Digiscrap pages

On Monday, the Technique Lovers Challenge on Splitcoast was to use your background stamp, glue pad, and fine glitter to make a glittery background. I used some paper from Kelly Panacci for Sandy Lion along with some of her blooms. Background stamp is Paisley Print by SU!

I also made some scrapbook pages. The wagon pulling/leaf hunt page is for a challenge at Ahhh Scrap! The challenge is to "tell a story" and for Scraphead's Scrap-in-a-Snap challenge (template). I used Serene by RW's kit- Agate Marbles, recolored the felt frame from Serene by RW's kit- Indian Summer, and used circle stitching from Designs by Natali.

The Parade Candy page is for a challenge at Scraphead...basically telling a story about how someone does something and it reminds you of yourself at that age. I used Serene by RW's kit-Pocketful of Posies for that page. Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 15, 2008

New Digikit from Serene by RW

Renata just finished a new kit called Agate Marbles. It has fun stamped elements, great word art and some really fun circle elements. Here is my first page I made using her kit.

Also...I want to spread the word about some fabulous Halloween blog candy that I found on Wild Dragonfly Designs.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Featured Stamper- LazyLizard

On Splitcoaststampers, the featured stamper is Lazy Lizard. I was inspired by her card here: Message Bouquet. Thanks for looking

Stamp sets: Wonderful Words, Friendly Flowers both by Stampin' Up.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Rainy Weekend

It is rainy here, so I got a chance to make a card and a scrapbook page. The scrapbook page uses October Afternoon-Detour patterned paper and Maya Road chipboard bird.

The card was made using Pocket Silhouettes and Organic Grace stamp sets from Stampin' Up!. Thanks for looking.

Friday, September 12, 2008

I have been tagged.

I have been tagged by Leilani at Fairydust Princess- Magicmaker blog.

Here are the rules:

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.

3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.

4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

So here it goes:

1. I grew up on a dairy farm and every other weekend all through high school and college I milked cows-which required waking up at 3:15 a.m.

2. I don't watch T.V. but would be lost without a computer.

3. I spent a summer in Denmark and Norway when I was in college.

4. People tell me I am naive and trusting.

5. When I met my husband it was "Love at first sight".

6. I decided on being a speech-language pathologist after my brother had a severe traumatic brain injury...requiring months of intensive therapy. (They did a good job, too...he is now married, a father, and works full-time).

7. I am not finicky about food...I will eat almost anything except liver.

Ok...that is enough about me...so I am going to tag:

Renata- Serene by RW

Monika- Monika's Digital Designs

Vicki- DigiLover's Addiction

Vicki- Stamped Smiles

Scraps of Candy

Donna-SAHM Yapper Scrapper

Jessica- Talk, Paper, Scissors- Stamp

That's it for now...take care.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I have found my mojo!

Today I spent very little time creating (i.e. time on the computer)...but I had in my hot little hands two brand new kits...and was so inspired by them that I made 3 page in a matter of prob. an hours time total. The "Sister" page was made from a freebie (yes...a freebie!) that you can find HERE. It is by Monika Designs and she is in a contest to become the next designer at Stone Accent Studios. So if any of you think that this page is gorgeous...go vote for her HERE (Everyday Heroes by starlight)...but hurry because the poll closes tomorrow (Sept. 11 at 8:44 p.m.)

The Autumn pages were made from Serene by RW's kit-Indian Summer. I had a slight influence on the kit...THE OWL. I love owls and I have been begging her to make me a kit that has an owl...and to shut me up...she finally did. I am such a happy person now! Thanks Renata.

Monday, September 8, 2008

A Creative Weekend

Here are my recent pages that I have made. The "My Monkeys" page and "Time 2 Play" are both for Splitcoaststampers challenges and use the Pickle Barrel Vol. 2 from Shabby Pickle. The "Fishing" page is from Fishinmom Designs- Alphabet Soup kit and glitter globs from DigiLover's Addiction- My Boy kit. Thanks for looking.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Kari's Favorite Book- Eloise in the Plaza

I made this page for the Digi Dare blog challenge...to scrap a page about a favorite book. The kit is another one from the "Pickle Barrel" at Shabby Pickle. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

First Day of School Scrapbook Page

Oh, I just love surfing the internet for inspiration...and yesterday I happened to find a fabulous deal while doing it. I was at Shabby Pickle (digital scrapbook store) and I found something they call the Pickle Barrel (Vol 2). It is essentially 16 mini-kits. Each kit is made by a different designer from their store and it was ON SALE for ......$3.49. I couldn't resist...and have made 2 layouts already. Thanks for stopping by.

Picking Sweet Corn- Filters Challenge

At Ahhh Scrap! the challenge for the week is to use filters on the photos. I happened to download a 30 day trial of Adobe Lightroom and so I was able to do this challenge. The filter I used is a high contrast filter. I used Monika Designs'-Summer Breeze kit for this page (background paper is a freebie from her available until Sept. 5...Click Here). Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Fourth of July Layout

Over at Splitcoaststampers, the week's variety challenge in the scrapbook challenge thread is to create your own lace cardstock using a craft/hobby knife. To make mine, I traced around the negative portion of chipboard. I am having trouble with my keyboard...everytime I push shift+p to make a capital...it launches my Media player...what the heck. Oh...in case you want to know...patterned paper is by Wild Asparagus-Confetti. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Serene by RW- Silent Pact

Renata (Serene by RW) just finished up this gorgeous kit called Silent Pact and I am loving it...as one of my favorite colors is purple. The first page I made for the Pencil Lines sketch for the week (#100). Stitches are from Natali Designs. The second page uses all elements from the Silent Pact kit, with the exception of the stitching which is from Serene by RW's kit- My Bonnie. Today is my dd's first day of first grade...and I am just hoping all goes well and she loves her new teacher and class. Thanks for looking.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Hangin' Around

Happy Labor Day...to those who are in the U.S. What a great day of relaxation...ahhhh! Well, I did make another digiscrap page on Saturday using Serene by RW's kit- Pocketful of Posies. This is my dd at the park. Sketch from Pencil Lines. Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of the long weekend.