Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

First of all I'd like to take a moment to give thanks to all of the men and women who have served or have lost their lives serving our country in order for us to continue to have freedom. We owe you so much for your bravery and we will continue to keep all of our troops in prayer.
So many of us have celebrated this holiday weekend in so many different ways. Here's a little bit of what I've been up to.

FRIDAY: Got together with 2 other Fiskateer Friends and made birthday cards. We had so much fun doing this and it's great being able to share new techniques and ideas. A special thanks goes out to my friend Trish who is always an inspiration to us. We all worked on the same cards and it's amazing how different each one came out. Here are mine:

Using flowers & a border punch

Using a dryer sheet & glitter

A little re-ink and saran wrap

Weaving technique

Re-inking splash (I loved doing this one)
SATURDAY: I worked on some Artist Trading Cards. I am involved in several ATC swaps at the moment and this particular theme is cupcake.

SUNDAY AM: I attended church. Thanks again for our servicemen & women, that we can continue to have freedom to worship.

Went to my Local Scrap Shop (LSS) for a organizational meeting of another ATC swap group. We shared ideas, picked themes ..... 1 a month for 12 months; and worked out the details. Here are some of the themes we will be doing, the first one due the end of June. The last 4 themes will be picked by persons who weren't able to attend this meeting.

June - "The Cow Jumped Over the Moon"

July - "Pets & Animals"

August - "Cocktails With a Twist"

September - "Black, White & Pick Color"

October - "Starfish & Mermaids"

November - "Halloween"

December - "Accessories"

January - "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"

February -

March -

April -

May -

Lots to think about for the next few months, not to mention the other swaps I'm involved in with other groups.

SUNDAY PM: Went to Spring Hill to my daughter's house for a family/friends get together and cookout. The kids were all able to take a swim before the rains came, but we all had a great time.

MONDAY: Went shopping with my brother and his family and then enjoyed dinner at Sonny's Barbecue. Hence, this brings me up to now. After completing my Blog Update, I'll be ready to get back to the scrap table and work on my next set of ATC's.

Happy Scrapping everyone and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Recent Projects

It's been a couple of weeks since I've updated, so I thought it was time to show you a few things I've been working on since my last Blog.

This is just a fun Hello card

A birthday card for my brother whose birthday is this month.

This is my precious grandson, Joshua. I never get tired of doing layouts of him.

Another layout of Joshua. He loves pushing buttons, so he's always playing with telephone, calculators, TV's, computers or anything else that has a button to push.

This was just a fun layout of me and some of my girlfriends. On their last visit, we all went to Homosassa Springs Wildlife Attraction. We all had our pictures taken behind the manatee.
I also took plenty of photos of the wild life, which will be shown in future layouts.

Happy crafting and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 4, 2009

May is National Scrapbooking Month

This past weekend has been such fun. May 1st was National Scrapbooking Day, so all weekend crafting sites and blogs were offering challenges. Online crops were going on everywhere, and RAKS (Random Acts of Kindess) were plentiful.

There is something about challenges that gets my creative juices flowing. Maybe it's the pressure of someone giving me a deadline. But anyway, I got a lot of scrapping done and am motivated to do even more this week.

Here are some of the challenges I entered.

#1. A Bee-utiful Challenge (My subject for this layout, was my grandson and his bee-utiful eyes.)

#2. Fiskateers May Sketch

#3. I Have to Have Some Sewing (I hand stitched around my photos, sewed on a button and laced a button through the title.)

#4. Scrappy Scrap Challenge (Make a layout using old scraps)

#5. Gorgeous Gallery-Times Two (You had to scraplift someone's layout from the gallery). This one was fun, as I used a picture of one of my friend's decorated sneaker in my layout.)

#6. Sunday Morning Challenge (Make a layout using old items that you never seem to use any more. I dug out all my old stickers, paper borders, and foamies.)

#7. Card Tag / Combo (pretty self explanatory)

#8. Show your Fiskars Pride Challenge

I love online crops and can't wait to find some more challenges. In the meantime, I have plenty of pictures I need to be placing on layouts and I ready to create. Thanks for visiting my Blog.

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