Saturday, August 30, 2008

Date Night

This layout really didn't'want to photo well. As you can tell my the different sides of the layout. This was from a date night with the girls and our men, almost 3 years ago. I actually need to figure out what the exact date was so I can add it into that blank spot on my journaling. I managed to not use any sketches on this one, all me! ;o)

PP: Little Yellow Bicycle (from my latest visit to Tally) Delightful Collection
CS: Taffy, Key Lime, Amethyst
Quickutz: Daisy, Flourishes, Blossom, Maddie Anne
Ribbon: CTMH Organdy

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Goodbye Gainesville

So, I guess I should officially announce that we are moving to Tallahassee. I have been putting it off as long as I could, blaming it on the need to finish the house. Christopher has accepted a position as an Associate Director at the Association for Institutional Research. He has actually already been working up there a couple of weeks and coming home on the weekends to finish up the loose ends on the house. Yesterday, we officially signed a lease for a new home in Tally, you can see pics in the slide show ---> if you are interested. We have decided to rent while we get to know Tally a little better and plan on building once we find the right piece of property... we get to try out other side of rental life ;o). So far (we have visited many times) we all seem to like Tally very much (other than those Seminoles!) And Hailey is quite excited for a number of reasons. We spent most of the day yesterday (immediately after signing!) painting her new room "Lightly Lilac", a very nice purple that she selected herself. And she has already made friends with about 10 neighborhood kids (no kidding at least 10!), including Cade (he is also 4) who lives next door. And Cade attends VPK, so naturally Hailey is so excited about going too! She has already learned everyones names, how old they are, where they live, and what their outfit looked like yesterday! So, if you are in the area...feel free to drop on over!

So with this bittersweet feeling in my heart, after 8 wonderful years here, I have to say...
Goodbye Gainesville.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Horsin' around

I actually attempted to use my own brain on this one, then realized I was just recalling an old Reflections layout that I seem to come back to regularly! Go figure! This one went together so quickly, with the help of my little scrapper-in-training who loves to "grind out some letters from my cook book!" She actually says that!!! Makes sense that my cookie cutters would be in a cook book... not sure where rolling the revolution handle translates into grinding! ;o) But hey, she is four (and three-quarters!) so who knows how her amazing brain works!

*PP: CTMH Sarsaparilla Paper Pack
*CS: CTMH Textured Bamboo (inked around the edges with bamboo ink), Barn Red, Black
*Quickutz: Spicy Chicken & Lemonade
*Embellishments: CTMH Waxy Flax tied in some vintage buttons I found in my old sewing stash ;o) There I go again, raiding my other crafts for scrappin' stuff!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Bead...all about it!

Oh this layout was so bright and so much fun to work on, on such a gloomy day, waiting for TS Fay to make a decision. Typical woman, takes her slow sweet time making up her mind. ;o) As my hubby says... much like my undies, I keep my mind fresh and change it often!!! I die laughing every time he says it! Okay that was a bit too much info for today, back to scrapping! These colors are not usually my thing, but it worked so perfectly for this layout.

I had alot of fun with the embellishment goodies on this layout! I finally pulled out those Clear Inspiration Dangles and used some chalk to color in the designs! Turned out much better in person, the pics were a little too bright. And I used some Waxy Flax to tie the Dangles to the photo mats (that flip open to reveal more pics and journaling!)

I also got out my beloved Just Blooms and played with my QK Nesting flowers to make the centers with some clear buttons and more Waxy Flax to decorate. And I just love the flourishes anywhere I can work them in! Love all the different sizes!

*Sketch: CTMH Imagine (can't remember which one)
*PP: CTMH Whoops-a-daisy
*CS: CTMH Ocean, Bubblegum, Keylime, Hygrangea
*Quickutz: Stardust (Bead), Katie lowercase (all about it), Flourishes, Nesting Flowers (in the centers of the blooms)
*Embellishments: CTMH Just Blooms, White Photo Turns and Edge Anchors, Clear Inspirations Friendship Dangles, Holiday Craft Buttons (clear), Colonial White Waxy Flax (to tie on the dangles), Spring Soft Chalks (to chalk the dangles)
*More Sewing Machine ZigZag Stitch! I love having my sewing machine out, remind me to request that in the plans for my dream house!

Monday, August 18, 2008

A Friend is...

So, I started this layout on Friday over at Tara's (along with another that i am trying to finish up now) and I got everything done but the embellishments because I forgot a number of things at home... Well, I think it is a good thing I did, because I added the sewing (and Hailey helped!) and I think it turned out much cuter because of it! I pulled out Imagine for this layout and one of my favorite paper packs...although I am drawing a blank on which layout and on the name of this paper! It was been a long day! I did finally use up some of the Stick-ease that match this kit, a few garden greens brads, a little pink polka dot ribbon and voila!

PS: CTMH is adding more items to the clearance sale!!! (Email me if you want the list) The items will be available starting at 11am EST on Tuesday, August 19th... that's tomorrow! If you get an email to me by 9am, I will add your order onto mine so we can all share my FREE SHIPPING!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Cozumel Nightlife

This is actually a layout of my very own! No sketches, of course I don't think any idea is an original idea anymore...just a memory stashed away that we think we have come up with on our own. Anyone ever think you see your own layout show up in a mag months after you finish it...maybe it wasn't really yours to begin with?! Maybe you saw it somewhere else and then someone else was smart enough to go get it published! Okay, I am rambling tonight with random thoughts, ya think! Anywhoo, this layout was from Cozumel when we got this really cool Hailey-sized purse make from Mexican candy wrapper that were woven together. The photos are dark because they are of the ship all lit up at night. I am finally using up the last of the papers I got from Tally, just enough scraps left of these patterns to make some adorable cards. I will share those, someday ;o)

CS: CTMH Colonial White, Ocean
PP: Fancy Pants Chi Chi
Quickutz: Moxie Classic, Maddie Anne Classic, Nesting Circles, Punctuation
Embellishments: CTMH Autumn Craft Buttons and...
Sewing Machine Zig-Zag Stitch...see mommy, I still use my sewing machine after all these years, just with a new dual purpose ;o)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Update on the CTMH Clearance Sale

What is still available on the Sizzlin Clearance Sale...
  • 26 different great stamp sets $2.00 - $8.00
  • 50 pack of autumn terracotta photo turns $3.00 (can be painted any color!)
  • 9x9 All About Cmas Wishes Children's Kit $3.00
  • still Free Shipping for orders over $75
...visit my website to Shop Online now!

Playa Chen Rio

Another quickie layout, but really fun story and picture! Uses one of my all time fav paper packs!
Sketch: PageMaps July 2007
PP: Basic Grey Color Me Silly
Quickutz: Maggie Mini, Sunflower
Rick Rack...from the sewing basket ;o)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Spiral "Vines"

This layout was so easy, not so quick though with all the punching and inking! It looks a ton better in person (as most layouts do!) This was from when we docked in the cruise port in Cozumel, very interesting there! The little flourishes around the Quickutz flowers are actually the spiral clips that come in the CTMH My Accents sets. I used a pair of pliers to pull them apart a little and twist them to look like vines.

Here is a closeup of the vines:

Sketch: base loosely off a 8.5"x11" sketch from PageMaps March 2007
PP: Three Bugs in a Rug, more from Tally ;o)
Quickutz: flowers, Maddie Anne, Mary Jane
Embellishments: Garden Green spiral clips, Rick Rack, Taffy Ink and CS
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