Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Delights

Courtney had asked for a tree skirt for Christmas but what is a tree without stockings!
At first I thought it a bit strange that she wanted silver and gold, white and lime green, but when I got them together and thought "modern", it was fun and eye catching!
The background is white satin with a silver checkered organza over the top. The trees are a lime satin with inbedded random rhinestones. The nativity a gold organza and the stars are a white organza with gold stars and dots set on a silver satin. Merry Christmas Courtney and Christopher!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Quilt Dedication and Send-off

It is always exciting to get all the "Stitchin' for Missions" quilts together and ready to ship around the world. The quilts were dedicated yesterday and the congregation laid a hand on the nearest quilt while we prayed for the recipients. Always a touching service. I am so blessed to have hobby where I can serve the Lord and get such pleasure doing it. Now onto children's quilts for an Apache Mission and their Christmas party.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Touchdown Recycled

The chipboard circles are gone but the frame remained and when it was set down and landed on a picture, an idea was born! I have several others in the works now...usually those pictures "leftover" but still cute - so they are going into a "year end" frame/collage.

No recipe this time...its all leftovers!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Endings and Beginnings

Okay, I'll admit that this looks a lot like the end of school, not "Back to School" like the challenge. But before I even graduated, I was offered my first official teaching contract... provided I graduated. So though it was an end, it marked my "Back to School" beginning!
Papers are Miss Elizabeths and a scrapbook calendar page (floral).

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Wedding Quilt

This is the quilt I made for Christopher and Courtney, lovingly and patiently held by Chuck and a friend of theirs. Design is my own...kaleidescope center.

Train up a child

Baby Cooper enjoying his new quilts from GramCheryl. I was able to cut the train on my cricut which saved a lot of time and frustrations.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mmmmmm Good

Remember when life was simple and all it took was a thumb to satisfy! The characters are Cricut cuts.

Friday, July 2, 2010

California Adventure

A chilly day in February doesn't stop the little ones from having lots of fun.  Seagullls, castle and lighthouse are all from Cricut's Life's a Beach and both papers are sanded to show their white core. The letters are shaded with pink and orange chalk and the seashells are part of that California Adventure!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Robbie's Safari

This was a quilt for my niece Kim's shower. Lettering was cut on the Cricut...another good use of that wonderful machine!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Wedding Quilt

This is the quilt I made for Christopher and Courtney. My own design, I started with a kalideoscope in the center and had fun from there. Now on to lots of fun baby quilts for upcoming grandson and grand nephew!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I made this card for a dear friend and mentor for her birthday. The velum has shadowy flowers which I mimicked with paper flowers on top, accented with bling centers. The "lace" is paper lace.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

#1 Nurse

My Sister-in-law Karen is Portland's Nurse of the Year. I am not surprised, she has a huge heart and is so dedicated to her work. Made her scrubs in her favorite colors - purple and orange. Used Cricut Everyday Paper dolls for the nurse.
This is for Res-Q 44 gown change it up!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Flower Fun

I took a clearance bargain from Michaels (6/25) and just had fun with some translucent stickers. I love the way they change colors where they over lap with colors...kaliedoscope fun!
Stickers were Miss Elizabeths. Figured this cost me twenty cents to make...yeah!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Spring Fling

I was given these pictures from a brunch I recently attended...Nila and I had a blast.
I'm entering it in Practical Scrappers (sticker challenge).
The large "smile" sticker had to be placed on white first for it to show up... but it soooo describes our times together...and it was fun to find I had flower stickers to make a matching table napkin.

Brunch recipe (ha!)
Paper and brads- Making Memories
Ribbon - orange and floral - Michaels
- polka dot - Offray
Stickers - smiles, flowers - Miss Elizabeth
letters - colorbok
Cricut - watering can - Walk in my Garden
leaves - Storybook

Friday, April 23, 2010

Food should be her middle name!

Lucy loves food of all kinds and goes at it with such enthusiasm it is a joy to watch...and yet, she's still tiny!

Ribbon and rickrack - Joanna
Brads - Eyelet outlet
Paper - DCWV

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Love and Laughter

A picture of the special love between a mom and her first born.

All paper and chipboard are colorbok.
Ribbon from Joanns and Michaels
Brads from Eyelet Outlet

Practical Scrappers - ribbon
Crafting for Caitlyn - blue
Dancing in my Pajamas - photo inspiration/dots
Creative Belli - die cuts
Penneys - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Cutie Pie (What's cuter than love!)
Pile it on - spring=flowers

Friday, April 16, 2010

Birthday Card

Practical Scrappers Sketch Challenge...all out of my scraps!

The Little Princess

Blog hop week is fun but not nearly as much fun as being a 2 1/2 year old and becoming a princess. She was so excited Christmas morning. She just wanted to put on her heels, dresses, beads...all her BLING.
Practical Scrappers - Bling
Sketchy Thursdays - layout
Cuttlebug Spot - Bling

Colorbok (black) Glitter Paper
Want to Scrap gems
Michaels - ribbon and large star
Beverly's vellum

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

For Jennifer

Entering challenges is fun, but life has much bigger challenges! This is dedicated to Jennifer who is recovering from removal of a tumor on her spine, just hours after delivering a sweet baby boy. Her wonderful witness to God's mercy and miracles (no cancer!) blesses us all.
Cuttlebug Spot - bling
365 Cards -Day 44 White Space
Pile It on - Say it with words
Simple Doodles - Inspire

Cuttlebug folder for embossing
Rhinestones- Kaiser Scrapbook
Verse - EK Success
Glitter dots - Stickles
All paper was scrap

Easter Flowers Still Bloom

Does this resemble the former post? When I took home the flower vase sleeves, I looked at them for days and didn't have the heart to just toss them away. As I played with them, a transformation took place. A card to continue the Easter joy on a birthday, as a get well wish or thinking of you.
Cricut - Walk in my Garden, Storybook
Punch - My Purple Studio

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Flowers

We had an Easter breakfast fundraiser for a young mother at church who suffered a stroke. And what is Easter without flowers and fun decorations. The flowers are real but needed to dress us the small cups we used for vases.
A line of punches on top and bottom of the sleeve, lined with yellow and then tulip cuts from Cricut "Walk in My Garden" to finish it off (matches the napkins in the background). The cross is 2 sided - green in the center with embossed crosses, inked a bit and other side has a soaring butterfly - Cricut Storybook - as well.
This is being entered in the Stampin Royalty Easter challenge.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Our Mission

This is the full mission statement as now displayed in the narthex of our church...keeping our goal in our mind and in front of our eyes.

For those who wonder about such things, the background is sueded mat board (recycled/rescued from a local frame shop) with Cricut cut vinyl lettering.

Proclaiming the Truth of God's Word

I've been busy finishing up some banners and displays for our church. We are trying to make our mission statement a larger focus of our decision making (based first on the Word of God). The banners show the 4 verbs, our actions inspired by God's love for us.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cute as a Bug

If you can't find the right paper...stamp it! If you'll look carefully at the straps on lovely Lucy's dress, you'll see the floral print and well as the large flowers matching the stripes.
Ink and Stamps - CTMH
Brads - Eyelet Outlet
Bugs - Cricut Garden
Font - Cricut George
Paper - Miss Elizabeth

Christmas 2008

Christmas 2008 was the first year that Lucy could really participate and she loved it. Timmy was so excited...he wanted to sit and play with each toy right then. I loved having the whole family together. Special time, special memories.

This layout was submitted as a guest designer at Practical Scrappers in the "stamp" challenge.
Stamp - Stampin' up
Ink - Close to my Heart Stickles used as "lights" and on star stamp
Mitten buttons - Dress It Up
Ribbon - green - CTMH red - Michael's "Basic" gold - Offray

Sunday, February 21, 2010

That Tickles!

I was honored to be asked to be a guest designer for Practical Scrappers. Their theme was flowers and I knew immediately what picture I would use. I first thought I would get ready made flowers to complete the ones in the photograph. When I couldn't find any, I thought I would make my own. Matching paper was the next challenge but I knew I was going to have to add hi-lites anyway, so took what was close and had fun making it match.

All paper came from DCWV stacks.
Flowers are layers of "daisy" shadow from "Walk in my Garden" Cricut
They are colored with acrylics, markers and chalk. Centers are from pompoms, embroidery floss and fringe trim.
Letters are Cricut Jasmine, highlighted with Stickles
Ribbon is by Carnival Crafts.
Baby is a gift from God!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Stephanie and David

A remembrance of my niece's wedding. Their picture is mounted on their invitation envelope and holds the journaling.
Dark Blue and white paper are DCWV. Green and silver DCWV metallics.
Flowers are ??? Beads and jewels are Darice or Want to Scrap
Letter font and swirls are cut from Cricut "Storybook"
Border punch is Fiskars.

This is eligible for several challenges:
Practical Scrappers - flowers (41)
Creative Inspirations - leftovers (metallic paper and flowers)
Delightful Sketches - love
Pile it on Challenges - flowers

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Homerun Honey!

A Challenge Winner! Practical Scrappers for unique use of brads! Woo Hoo!

A cute little girl who loved to dress up and still wanted to play baseball! Still loves to dress up...

Brads are from misc. makers and all are altered to look like baseballs.
Sports Mania Cricut cartridge was used for the bats (altered with CTMH inks) and silhouette, George for font.
Gold infield paper is by Crate Paper, green is DCWV

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mommy's Helper

The little girl tries so hard to help and please...she is a joy!

Paper is Miss Elizabeth's.
Cricut cartridge "Walk in my Garden" was used for the flowers and wheelbarrow.
Font is "Lyrical Letters" Loop de Loop
Brads are from Eyelet Outlet and Joanns
Ink is CTMH

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Good Catch

Just a tiny baby, but you caught our hearts.

Bats and glove - Cricut sports mania
Letters - Cricut Lyrical Letters
Star eyelets - Eyelet outlet

My First Christmas

Lucy loved all the lights, paper and glitter that comes with Christmas...and was very good about not touching the tree. The perfect little lady. You can see the joy she brought to our celebration!
Paper - green is Reflections Gemstone cardstock, blue DCWV Metallics
Letters- Cricut Storybook
Trees - vellum cut with Cricut Merry Tags
Punch - EW snowflakes

Friday, January 29, 2010

Fun in the Sun

Lucy has always loved water...bath, sink and best of all POOLS!

Paper is from Miss Elizabeth.
Embelishments from Joanns
And yes, those flowers are blooming in our yard in January. I love So Cal!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

"Sand" Clemente Beach

A fun day remembered with 4 fun patterned papers.
Paper was from Miss Elizabeth, the brads from Eyelet Outlet.
Starfish from "A Day at the Beach" Cricut cartridge.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Wedding Fun

What fun it was to layout these pictures and remember a fun week on the road in Dallas and Waco. Lucy loved being dressed up and shown off, for Timmy dancing was the highlight. And my daughter was a radiant beauty.

This layout is being submitted for the Practical Scrappers "Love" Blog hop and specifically the "Love " BINGO. It has more than 4 pictures, is a 2 page layout, both ribbon and bling and more than 10 flowers...and that spells LOVE!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Big Brother

The eyes of Lucy at 8 months old tell the story of her love for her big brother.

Paper is Close to My Heart and the ornaments are dry embossed and sanded to show white core.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Christmas Fun

Christmas morning and fun for all. Lucy becomes a princess and Timmy a Rescue Hero!

Paper - DCWV Stickles Glitter (red) Bling words and white glitter are from Michaels
Poinsettia from ribbon

Got Snow?

Would we get our first "White Christmas"? The weathercasters said so but...... About noon the first flakes fell, an hour later, a light cover of white. By 5 pm darkness fell and there was a beautiful blanket of snow. Got snow? Yes!
Paper - DCWV Letters - Colorbok Prismatic Santa - Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up
Snowflakes - Cricut Very Merry Christmas Glitter and Snowflakes from Michaels