Sunday, April 24, 2011

First Card

Happy Easter!
My family came to spend the holiday weekend and I was able to walk my Mom through making her first card!  She created her own background with stamps, used the Big Shot to die cut a frame and discovered the magic of Versamark ink.  
As the card says, Wishing you Blue Skies and Sunshine!  Till next time...

Sunday, April 17, 2011

White Christmas

Hello!  It's a beautiful Sunday afternoon in central Illinois today, but it may be the last one for a few days.  Rain showers are moving in with a high chance of rain and cooler temps each day through next weekend. 

I did a little scrapping and stamping this weekend and finished a two page winter themed layout and four Christmas cards.  Guess the cold, windy day yesterday inspired me!  This is the right hand page of the layout.  Icy blues and greys for a December snowstorm.  I'm really happy with the cards I completed as well.  I had an idea in mind before I ever started working on them, but ended up with something completely different.  Guess I'll save my original idea for the May Christmas cards! 
Till next week.....

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sweet Little Abby

Well, I haven't done very well goal-wise these past two weeks.  Last week I completed a card, but no layout and this week I completed a layout, but no card.  Last week at least I had a good reason as I was out of town, but this weekend my excuse is pretty weak......I was absorbed in a Dexter Season 2 marathon.  Have you ever watched Dexter?  He's a forensic investigator in blood splatter for the Miami Police Department by day and a serial killer by night (but he only kills criminals).  The series was recommended to me and it finally came up in my Netflix list a couple months ago.  Loved season 1 so much, I added season 2.  I'm adding season 3 as soon as I finish this post.....yes, it's an addiction.

This weekends layout is actually two pages, but I'm only showing one of them.  Love the scallop die cut paper with the happy birds.  It doesn't really need a lot of embellishment, but I added a little ribbon and a few brads.  The title, 'Abby', is on the second page.  I still need to do a little journaling, but I want to make sure I have her birthday right. 

Hopefully I can get back on track next week and manage to finish a few cards AND a layout.....we'll see. 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dots, Dots and More Dots

Do you love this or what?
Just a quick post this weekend, family stuff on the schedule.  I was blog surfing and found a very similar card by Nicole Heady.  I fell in love with the design and had to try it out myself.  Very simple, very quick and I can't wait to try it out with different colors; I'm thinking blues, greens and purples!
Have a great weekend!