Monday, July 27, 2009

Fresh Colors!!

Got these peppers at the local farm market and they are such vibrant colors! Told my family that I had to take a picture before we ate them.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Young Love

This layout is of my mother and father, circa 1940. Dad said he fell in love the first time he saw Mom. I love this picture of them - so young and in love.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

SPCC Color Challenge #7

Color challenge this week is to use Bermuda Bay, Old Olive and Summer Sun. I made this card by punching a scalloped circle into the blue card. Then I put the yellow flower inside the card. The flower shows on the front; when you open the card, you see the entire flower, including the stem and leaves.

Paper used is BoBunny. I just love their sweet and pretty pastel papers!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Summer beauty

My hydrangeas are blooming and just beautiful!! The colors range from pink and purple to a blue color.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I've always loved this picture of my daughter on a trip she took last year to Cincinnati. Love the pink and green color combo she's wearing - so soft looking.
Well, I used Bo Bunny paper, flowers, brads and chipboard and I think these papers have just the soft & feminine look that I was going for!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

SPCC challenge!

This week's colors at SPCC were chocolate chip, kiwi kiss, rich razzleberry and baja breeze. I don't usually have the SU colors and so I look through my stash each week to find something similar. I am finding papers I forgot I had and also using up stuff that I bought thinking I would use it "someday"...
On my layout, I used the brown lace, letters and background cardstock for the chocolate chip color, the shaped paper for the kiwi kiss color (green), the blue mat for baja breeze. The ribbon and ink on the chipboard bird are actually rich razzleberry (from a friend).

The journaling reads: " Christmas 2002 brought the best present ever! We were at the pet store, "just looking", and we saw a tiny little chihuahua.
She was only two pounds and so lovable; we had to have her. We brought her home and our little Chiquita has truly been the gift that keeps on giving. She loves us and we love her."

Friday, July 17, 2009

CCAYR - new challenge

There is a new challenge posted on the Christmas Cards All Year 'Round blog. You are to use one stamp in three different ways on three different cards.
On the first card, I crumpled up Saran wrap, picked up some ink on it, and pounced it on white cardstock. I used blue, purple and copper. Then I stamped Santa with black ink.
For the second card, I stamped Santa with Versamark ink on kraft cardstock and then went over the image with chalks.
The last card is an image transfer of Santa. I inked the stamp with red ink, covered it with a piece of 2" masking tape, pulled it off the stamp and laid the tape on kraft cardstock. Then I quickly removed the tape from the cardstock and had a reverse image of Santa. The words got reversed also, but I don't mind - I like the collage type look that it makes.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Basic Grey

Wow, I am so excited! Had another layout accepted in the Basic Grey gallery!! It's one I did of Rocco, using the new line called June Bug.
Going to a crop this Sunday at Archiver's. I am planning on doing pages for a fat book swap I'm in. The theme is Birds. I have an idea in mind; when I get my prototype done, I'll post it. I'll also spend my crop time visiting, eating and shopping!! Aaaah, life is good!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Archiver's Trip

Had a great day - went to Archiver's scrapbook store (about an hour away from where I live). I love going there!! Went with my husband, who made a tee time as we were on the turnpike. He dropped me off at the store and said, "Can you hurry?"
I couldn't believe it!! I was planning on an hour (or more!) - time to leisurely look around. Nope - so I had to power shop!!
I managed to grab quite a bit, but felt so rushed. They always have such good deals - the $1.99 Hot Spot, which is bins and bins of bargains. Plus a sale area. Plus all of the regular good stuff.

I did get some beautiful Bo Bunny paper! Their papers have such soft, pretty color combinations. But I also have some Bo Bunny paper that will be perfect for a Rocco layout. It's more bright and colorful and I know just what photo I am going to use....

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Color challenge #5

This week's color challenge at SPCC is such a beautiful combination of colors! Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede - even the names are yummy!
This is my entry for challenge #5.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Big basket!

I know it's only July, but I had to get a new phone and long story short.... I found this picture on my old phone. It was taken at the Longaberger factory store in Dresden, OH, last December. Christmas in July, anyone??!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Fourth of July!!!

I love this holiday!! It has always been one of my favorites....
I remember twirling around with sparklers in my hands when I was little. (Never got burned!)
Above are two vintage 4th of July postcards.
Enjoy today!! I am going to a picnic at my sister's and planning on eating a lot!

SPCC color combo #4

The colors for this week's challenge were bright and summery. I was going to stamp a card, but then I got this picture of Rocco. He is in a toy car at the mall and it has the exact three colors of the challenge: green, yellow and pink!! It was meant to be used this week, so I did!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

CCAYR July challenge

The July challenge is up on the Christmas Cards All Year 'Round blog. This is my card and below it is the Santa I used. I took it from a vintage postcard. Try the challenge - it's fun!!