Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Wow...really has it been this long?!

Wow!...it really has been a long time! I guess life happened and left my blog in the dust. I really want to get back to it. I miss sharing my creations and Jacka-isms!

Lets see...since the last post...

I started a part-time job outside the house. I love it and Jacka is enjoying the time with others while I work.

I have kept up my goal of buying no cards for the year! Here we are in September and I am still going strong!

Jacka is learning to read and playing soccer. He is becoming such a little man.

Dh has a new job which he loves.

So in sort, we are living life and thanking God for it! Our desktop computer died a couple of months ago. We will be on the hunt for a new one on Black Friday. I will post pictures of some of my most recent creations soon!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Santa Claws

Jacka is at such a fun age. He is constantly stretching his creative wings and doing things to make us laugh...case in point, the subject of this layout...I always go out for Black Friday shopping while Jacka and DH stay at home and get the house decorated. This year I picked up some dinosaur slippers and jammies as an early Christmas treat. Jacka loved them, but he also loved the Santa hat he found in the Christmas storage totes so he decided to wear them together! The result...SANTA CLAWS!

I used lots of carts here...the Santa is PPDU, the dinosaur and "claws" are Dino Tracks. The "+" and "=" are Mickey font. The "Santa" is storybook. Finally the squares on the filmstrip are George. This was a little tricky to put together, I had a hard time choosing papers, but I am thrilled with the results!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Thank God for Pigs!

My husband's cousin is having heart valve replacement surgery and has made a big joke out of the doctor using a valve from a pig for the replacement, so I made this get well card for him. I hope he gets a laugh out of it! The inside says, "Thank God for Pigs...(and their valves!)"

The pig is from Animal Kingdom. The wings are from A Child's Year and the halo is from George.

Happy Friday to All!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Enjoy the new Irish inspired look of my blog! We are anxiously awaiting St. Patrick's Day 2010! Jacka has dusted off the kilt and shined up his green Doc Martens. Also enjoy the new playlist, two of my favorite bands Highland Reign and Off Kilter were not available for the playlist. Please check them out here (Highland Reign) and here (Off Kilter). I hope to have some Irish inspired work up soon!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Rockin the Red

Jacka had the cutest little red sunglasses when we went to HHI. One day he was wearing them with his red swim trunks and it was just adorable, of course I had to scrap them.

I love the look of black and white photos where certain elements are left colored, but I do not have the computer software to allow me to do that. I have however found a way around it! For this layout I printed the photo in black and white and colored the glasses and trunks with a sharpie. It worked like a charm! I love the results.

For the layout I used Opposites attract and mickey front for the title (also embossed with the cuttlebug).

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Another One For Grandma...

Grandma Hold Our hands...it will make you feel better!
I decided to make my mother-in-law a pillowcase with the grandkid's handprints on it to take with her for her surgery. I figured it would be a great way for her to have them with her at all times.

To begin, I gathered all the kids together...not an easy feat!... and stamped their handsprints on the case. After they dried, I used the freezer paper technique to add the wording. "Grandma" was cut with gypsy font, the rest of the message with All Mixed Up.

I am not thrilled about the color of the pillowcase, but that is all I could find! I think she will love it anyway.

Say a prayer that she does well tomorrow...and that she does not read this and spoil the surprise!

Skunk Card

My dear mother in law is having a lumpectomy (is that spelled right?!) tomorrow. I am so excited that she is almost done with this cancer journey. I made this card for her to give her a laugh and hopefully take her mind of things, even briefly.

For this card I used Animal Kingdom and A Child's Year...

The skunk body (AK) was cut with white and black card stock. I detailed the face with gel pens and added a wiggle eye. Her hair is a pinch of very fine feather boa. I stuck her bow in place with a glue dot.

The background was cut with the shadow feature from purple card stock. I creased the very top of the tail and folded it up so it opened. Then I taped everything in place. I used pop dots to attach the skunk body and give it some depth.

The inside was cut with ACY and says: Surgery Stinks!

I hope it makes her smile!