Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I did more layouts last night!!

I am so proud of myself. I got another two page layout done last night. I did if for the Monthly Sketch Challenge on http://www.scrap-room.com/ I used all of the photos from vacation - where I take a picture of Katy is the same place every year. The Brandt gift shop has a big bear outside of the store that every year he is dressed in something different. You can really see how she has changed over the years, particularly between 2007 and 2008!

Just a little interesting note about these pictures, not only do they show how Katy grew over the years, but in the 2006 photo, it is kind of hard to see but she had broken her arm 4 days before we left for vacation. She broke her right humerous (sp?) bone just below her shoulder. They couldn't put it in a cast so she had to wear an imobilizer which basically held her arm against her body for six weeks. So that is the reason her arm is under her shirt in this picture.

Monday, July 27, 2009

My Scrap Mojo Is Back!!

Above: Hamburg Hideaway weekend in April of this year. Already have the same weekend scheduled for next year. So I guess this was our first Annual retreat!

Below: These two pictures are from different weekends. The top picture is from the Cozy Crop House in Lancaster, PA. We went there in December 2007. It was a fun weekend which was almost cancelled due to bad weather! The bottom picture is from the Hamburg Hideaway in October 2008 - Karen and I went and met others including Taryn the owner - who all are from the TSR boards.

I have been in a scrapbook slump lately. I just don't know what my problem was, but I just couldn't find my mojo, LOL. I would go to all day crops and get nothing done, I was working on cards more than scrapping. But last night I decided I was going to do at least one layout done. So I got my TSR kits out and my tool bag. I decided to pick a set of pictures that were simple. I had a ton from vacation in June and all of my band pictures but I stayed away from them. I thought just a few pictures would be less intimidating. So I chose pictures from the three scrap weekends that Karen and I have gone to over the past 2 years. I used my TSR double shot kit from July - it is Jillibean papers. I am very happy with the turnout!! Maybe knowing that CKC is this weekend it has me getting back into my scrap-grove!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Christmas Card

This is a very rough sample of the card I am working on for Christmas. I have plans on using ribbon on the front and I am thinking of using versamark and a background stamp of some sort on the red cardstock and of course it will be centered and all even. I did this at the crop on Saturday and it was at the very end of the day and I just wanted to get at least a proto-type done so I could say I got something done! I hope to make a few good one this weekend.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Band Album

I have finally completed Katy's 2007-2008 band picutres from her first season in the IHS Marching Band. I have set up a slide show at the bottom of the page. Now I need to get working on the 2008-2009 season especially since the new season starts on August 4th!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

This is one of the stamped images I will be using on my Christmas cards this year. At my All Day Crop I managed to spend a lot of money on new Close to my Heart stuff (you can check out my friend Shirley's CTMH site here http://shirleynatali.myctmh.com/ ) and I made one, yes I said ONE, proto-type Christmas card using the adorable Penny Black stamp above. I have ordered a few more PB stamps to use on my cards and I am hoping that they will be waiting for me when I get home tonight. I also need to find just the right paper too. I loved this image because the kitty looks exactly like my kitty named Sonny.

I really wanted to get more done on Saturday but for some reason I have gotten little to nothing done in the way of layouts in months! I kiddingly told my friend Karen this morning that I need scrap therapy to see why I can't seem to get layouts done, but I really think I need a good kick in the butt to get my mojo back. CKC is in less than two weeks and I am hoping that spending the day there taking class and shopping and checking out all of the new and great sbing products will help me get back into scrapping on a more regular basis.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Kirsten Has Blog Candy!!

Kirsten is celebrating her birthday and is giving blog candy to her followers! Be sure to check it out http://rockstardj1.blogspot.com/2009/07/birthday-candyx.html

A full set of the newly released Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Girl stamps set 3

Blog Update

I have to apologize that I have not posted anything scrap related on my blog for a while. I am going to an all day crop on Saturday so I am hoping to get lots done! I promise to post my layouts and/or cards, whichever I get done. I have kind of lost my scrappin' mojo lately and I hoping that this crop and then CKC in two weeks will jump start my creativity.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

More Blog Candy!! Go check it out!!!

Pauline is celebrating the anniversary of her blog and has some yummy blog candy! Be sure to go check it out!! http://passionforpapercraft.blogspot.com/