Thursday, June 30, 2011

It's a Good Day!

Just stopping in to share my joy!  After months of looking, comparing, deciding, changing my mind and trying to get one more day out of my computer......I did it......I purchased a new laptop!  This day has been months in the making.  I just couldn't make myself do it.  I am typing this entry using George right now.  Oh yeah, I named him George.  He just needed a name.  As soon as I get everything installed and set up, I'll be back!  Have a good one!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bright and Cheerful

I'd just like to start by explaining about last weeks blog post.....or rather the lack of a post.  Because of my schedule, I generally only get creative on Saturday and Sunday.  Surprisingly, last week I was feeling the creative spirit on Friday as well so I thought I'd get a jump start on Christmas cards for the month of June.  I stamped quite a few images and spent a little time on Friday and Saturday coloring them with Copics.  I tried a few different color combinations and am pretty happy with the focal images.  On Sunday, I attempted to combine the images with patterned paper and card bases and nothing was working for me design-wise.  Now I have a variety of pieces, but nothing is glued down.  I'll try to make it work again, but I guess I needed to step away for a little bit. 

Today, I tried out a few new flower stamps to make basic cards.  I like the result....they're bright and cheerful and simple.  Just change up the color combo or sentiment and I have a few new cards to add to my everyday stash.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Whew.....what a busy weekend!  Nothing grand, but a lot of little things that never seem to end.  I've been posting a lot of cards lately so I thought I'd share a scrapbook page this week. 

I'm not sure I've ever made a single page layout, I'm more of a double page kinda gal.  But I only had this one recent pic of Christopher so I tried my hand at a one-picture, single page layout and I'm liking the result!  Christopher just finished first grade so the school themed papers seemed very appropriate.  See ya next week.   

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Birthday Mums

I was playing around today with a few flower stamps and this is one of my favorites.  Simple but colorful.  I stamped the mums and colored them in with copics.  I know they aren't traditional mum colors, so I made another using rust and a dark yellow.  In addition to the these two cards, I made 10 more simple cards with a variety of sentiments to build up my card stash and a couple others for a total of 14 cards today!!  Tomorrow's plan is to work on a couple of layouts while watching the ballgame.  Enjoy your weekend!