Monday, June 29, 2009

I'm excited!

Wow, I went to the SPCC blog this afternoon and found out I won the third color challenge with my bird card!!
I am soooo excited!
Next week's colors are up: yellow, green and pink. Very bright and summery! Give this blog a whirl - you'll like it!!
Also, for the mixed media lovers, check out KC Willis Studio Retreats blinkie on my blog's sidebar. She does some wonderful work and classes are in beautiful Colorado.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

SPCC color challenge #3

The challenge this week was to use lilac, green and chocolate chip. My card is lilac and green, the ribbon is lilac and the bird is chocolate chip.
I also made a gift container. I used green and lilac scrapbook paper and fit it inside a medium-sized paint can (from the craft store). Then I cut a flower from the paper, inked it with chocolate chip ink, punched a hole and tied it to the handle with chocolate chip ribbon (to use as a gift tag). I cut a circle from the paper and covered the top of the lid.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Rocco layout

What a cute little guy! He's so full of adventure and always on the go!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

New layout - just because

A new layout using the Wisteria line from Basic Grey. I love their paper and can hardly wait for their two new releases this month: Pink Lemonade and June Bug - what cute names!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

2nd SPCC color challenge

This is the layout I did using the colors celery green, rose and close to cocoa.
It's my daughter on the beach in Florida. I love how happy she looks!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

SPCC color challenge

This is a layout I did for a color challenge over at SPCC. Colors to use were: bright blue, so saffron (yellow), old olive and chocolate chip. Each week there will be a new color challenge to follow. Try it, you'll like it!!
Their address is:

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Design Team

I'm so excited!! I was picked to join the design team at CCAYR (Christmas Cards All Year 'Round)!!
I love Christmas and making cards. I also love challenge blogs. This will be such fun!!
These are the two cards I designed using the colors from the CCAYR blog.
Please visit the blog and participate in the monthly challenge:

Monday, June 8, 2009


Today was a busy day, but aren't they all?!
My sister & I finished packing up my classroom and then we ate lunch with my sister-in-law. After lunch, the three of us went to a store downtown that sells country furniture, accessories, etc. No one bought anything, but it was fun looking.
I finished a scrapbook page, went for a walk and am now ready to sit and read until Closer comes on.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Good day

Today my sister, my daughter and I went to a crop at Archiver's. We had such a good day!
Before the crop, we all met my niece at Bruegger's Bagels and had lunch there. They have the best paninis and hazelnut coffee.
Then we went on to Archiver's, which is in the same plaza. I only got one page done, but helped my daughter, shopped, ate and visited.

Buttons from Burton

Today my sister and I went antiquing at the Burton flea market. 300 dealers, held twice a year. It was a beautiful day - hot, but with a breeze. It's held around the race track at the fairgrounds. We did a lot of walking and made it all the way around.
I bought mother of pearl, depression glass, and china buttons. I collect buttons and was thrilled to find this dealer.
She had boxes of buttons of all kinds. We also bought cabinet cards to alter.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


I won these Prima flowers in a drawing. I just love Prima flowers and was so delighted to win!
This prize was from:
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Monday, June 1, 2009

Layout accepted!

I am so happy! I had a layout accepted by Basic Grey into their online gallery. Yippee!
I also have a Guest Design Team spot in September for Scrapping out LOUD!, an online challenge blog.
This has been a good day!!