Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thursday's Things

What a total surprise it was to have an Eggo Waffles box show up on my door step, but then when I remember I entered Wendy's Scrapbooking swap in October and knew that must be what this box was........I was right.... look what was inside. MMM, I'll take this over waffles anyday :o)

My swap partner was Lisanne the Bathtub Junkie she was so sweet to send me all these yummys... look at the list...

  • Portafolia tote bag
  • slab 6x6 patterned paper
  • 10 spools of ribbon (different sizes)
  • 4 small metal frames
  • 3 patterns of wired ribbon
  • 3 punches
  • 2 sheets of acrylic stickers
  • 2 boxes photo corners
  • 2 wooden stamps
  • 1 bag foam Christmas shapes
  • 1 pack of 9 chipboard stickers

Thank you Lisanne for all the wonderful goodies!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Wedding Work

Here is a wedding invitation I made that matches with the mini paint can/center pieces I shared back in September. This was the first time I ever used digital scrapping brushes in photoshop, it was fun.
And here is some wedding layouts for my wonderful client, she was such a beautiful bride! And just look at her adorable bridesmaids!

In this layout I finally tried a couple new techniques... on the left I put acrylic paint in the grooves of my Making Memories letter charms to make the L-O-V-E stand-out... in the middle-corner I let my sewing machine poke holes, then I sewing with embroidery thread by hand to give me nice straight lines... and on the left I stamped with my Close to My Heart Playful Flourishes with versamark ink covered in grey chalk to give it the soft tone-on-tone look.

I also used Heidi Swapp fuzzy rub-ons for the first time, it was a little harder to get them to transfer compared to traditional rub-ons, but the raised detail was totally worth the trouble.

Be sure to let me know what you think of my work, I could use a good critique, especially since all this work is for my clients... thank you ladies.... have a get day!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Scrappin' Sunday

Here's a fun new thing I was invited to and will participate in since I usually share new layouts on Sunday's anyway.
Sunday Scrappin’

Here's a page I finished at the last crop with my scrapbooking friends. The layout design is from the new Imagine Book from Close to My Heart, what do you think?

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Well I had a full and blessed day with my family today.  We went over to my uncle's house for I nice Thanksgiving meal.  I was blessed because my uncle asked me to pray, but then I was frustrated with myself when my husband said I prayed too much like a kid, well it doesn't help that I'm a mommy and I was telling my daughter to close her eyes because we were gonna pray.... then mommy mode kicked in and I prayed as if I was leading children in prayer, now I just hope that God was glorified today regardless of me, and I am just thankful prayer even happened in that household (something I have never seen, and I am 25). Maybe I am just too sensitive pregnant, but I was also put on the spot a bit when my uncle choose me over any of the other Christians there, I just say praise God.

And now for the winners of my Thankful for Friends Giveaway....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

My son's first night in his twin bed! We took my daughter's bunkbed apart and put the top bunk where his crib was (next to her). I figured he was ready since he was climbing into the top bunk anyway... I also figured it is more safe to fall from this far than to fall from playing on the top bunk.

Now I just need to work on the bedding choices to make it more boy/girl room friendly... I think I really like this monkey set from Target... it will match the wood of the bed and the blue on the walls, what do you think?

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A Finished Project

I decided to crochet a couple of scarfs for some family members for Christmas. These are the first ones I have ever made and I am very pleased with how they turned out.

It took me a while to figure out how thick to make them at first, but once I figured that out it only took me about an hour per scarf.

I know some of you are probably thinking, "What happened to the blanket she started making in September?" Well I have not given up on it, I just wanted to get these done first... plus I had to buy more yarn for the blanket before I could move on... which I have done, so you will see an update on that later :o)

Friday, November 16, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

New Professional Photos

Just wanted to share the new photos of my kiddos from Kiddie Kandids. My son is 1 1/2 now and my daughter will be 3 very soon.