Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Basic Grey Out of Print Layout and Cards

Keeping myself busy and entertained with layouts and cards.  Love my new room, the lighting and the quiet to create.
Sharing some Basic Grey Out of Print creations.  Love this line, it's been a while since I have really fallen in love with a Basic Grey line, but this one is super fun, soft with a bit of whimsy.
I had another wonderful photo from Rosie with her girls and grandaughter.  Precious!
I got a chance to play with Spellbinders "Donna Salazar" Rose creations dies!  Fantastic and so fun!

 A bit closer so you can check out the great flowers and the super cute baby!
 Yep, and I followed through with creating a couple of cards with my leftovers!  Super easy!  Love this butterfly from Spellbinders "Donna Salazar" Fanciful Flight.
 Next, just super simple, used a Spellbinder scallop circle die, a Martha Stewart border punch and some leftover button trim. 


Monday, August 29, 2011

MME layout and cards

While digging through pictures this weekend, I came upon this one of the kids taken just a couple days before Christmas this past year..while we were getting ready to go sledding!
I didn't feel like using Christmas paper, just not really my thing..but wanted have some fun with some My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose...I have tons of it from my winnings a few months back.
I used Cosmo Cricket Core'dinations for the background,just lightly sanded and MME's Stella and Rose "Hazel" for everything else.
Love the colors, love the freshness of it.  The dies are fabulous Quikutz dies that I got last year...I adore these.  They cut beautifully and are just gorgeous!




 I have decided to try and make a couple of cards each time I finish a layout.  I never have enough cards or any on hand when I need one.  This way, everything is perfectly coordinated and I have scraps and embellishments already out and ready to use. It might just work and get my card supply built up! 



Thursday, August 25, 2011

More Thank You's

I need to make a few more thank you cards for all of the wonderful people in my life.  I had a ton of fun creating with Jillibean Soup's Watermelon Gazpacho. Adore this line...so perfect for summer, even though it is coming to end!

This one was lifted from dawnmcvey.typepad.com



Another lifted from 2bp.blogspot.com


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fancy Pants Baby Mine Layout featuring Brooklyn

Sharing a layout made with Fancy Pants Baby Mine Collection and featuring Rosie's grand daughter...Brooklyn.  She is the cutest and I have some more great pictures of her to scrap.
Love, love, love this line...just the sweetest papers and I am crazy about the Fancy Pants filter papers.  So fun!  I misted the layout and the filter papers with Caribbean Blue Glimmer Mist first.  Just added the perfect touch. Punched and distressed a strip of brown, added my chipboard banner from the same line...few more finishing touches and done!





Monday, August 22, 2011

Another Resident?

Not so sure what I think about this guy.  Took the garbage out tonight, stepped on something, put the garbage in the can and thought "wow! that felt weird...do I even want to look?"
Sure enough, shouldn't have looked..I let out a little whimper and took off to grab my camera and have Max come take a look at my new find.  She was not impressed...and even less impressed when he tried to come in the garage.  Lots of screams and whimpers on her part.  By now he and I have made friends (sort of) and Maxenzi's screams and whimpers just make me giggle and happy.
"Mom, what's next?  An alligator?"
She cracks me up!
Country living up north is very interesting..not sure I'm impressed yet!




Franklin and Bash are still around daily along with another little toad, that has joined the crew..her name is Freida.
As for my salamander friend...not sure if I will give him a name and if I really want to see him again.


Saturday, August 20, 2011

A few minutes to create

I actually had a few minutes to create yesterday...just time enough to make a quick thank you card. 
I almost have my scrap room unpacked...weeks from being perfectly organized, but at least I can create a bit.  
I used Fancy Pants Baby Mine line, the blue flowers and stripe are Adore and the stripe circle is one of the fun new filter papers...kind of a tissue type paper...very fun!  Buttons and banner chipboard are from the same line.  Bo Bunny dot flowers using the Tim Holtz die.
Love how it turned out!




Thursday, August 18, 2011

Two new residents

Okay, I guess we are the new residents here and maybe these guys have been here longer.  Every morning when I take the dogs out, these two little creatures are in the flower bed!


This one I  have named Franklin and he is bad news for the dogs, if the were to get hold of him they would be instantly sick from his toxins.  They seem to know this and just make him hop around until he finally escapes them.  Interesting little guy, this morning at 4 a.m, it was around 50 degrees and he was just sitting on the patio...wouldn't move.  The dogs tried to get him to jump and I tapped him with my toe...just sat there...cold blooded little guy, I guess.



 And this is Bash, the super frog.  Super cute and every time he jumps, Sam springs along side him.  Hilarious!  Wish I could get a picture of it...but happens super fast and I can never tell when he is going to spring in to action.  Sometimes he just prefers to play dead, putting his little front legs over his eyes.  Figures if he can't see the dogs, they can't see him???


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Scenes from Aberdeen....

Just a few pictures from around outside of the house...lots and lots of pretty flowers.  These are just a couple of shots from the backyard. 

Tons and tons of landscaping.  So impressed with the property, I thought we were moving out to the prairie....but we have blue spruce trees, cottonwoods, elms, lilacs, snow ball bushes...so much pretty stuff.  Love the property! 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Just a quick update of life!

Yep, I survived the wedding.  It was beautiful and splendid!  Two full days of prep at the lodge, but we pulled it off without a hitch!
Jay and Kelly are off to Hawaii and Angie n I are recovering...lol!
But I am seriously blessed to have this wonderful girl, Kelly, in my life.  It was a privilege and honor to be so involved in this wedding. Wishing them lots of love and a happily ever after! 
Just a few pictures to share..and then my camera card was full...so hoping to get lots from Johnny Sundby!

The amazing candy buffet..this was a blast to put together and was a huge it at the wedding!

 Beautiful flowers designed by Kelly!
 The stunning bride and beautiful girls!  Don't you just love the tutu's?!?!

 The whole gang!
Secretly, I think Kimber (the little one) stole the whole show!  She is precious!

Stacy has taken over the store and has one day under her belt on what will be an amazing journey for her!

If all goes well, we will be moving next weekend to Aberdeen.  I have mixed feelings about leaving my home and everything behind.  I miss my store and all of you already.  Yet, I am excited to start this new chapter of our lives and once again be a family!
I will keep you posted!