Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Cool End-of-Summer Day

Just wanted to share this great pic of the grandsons. I'd like to take credit for it, but their Mom is responsible for the photo. I just played with it a bit on PSE6. TFL!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Laura's Sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You!

Here is my card for this week. Thanks for the sketch! I'm enjoying this weekly challenge!


Saturday, August 23, 2008

A couple of challenges and a card kit

I had a fun evening! I managed to get some scrappin' time while I watched some of the Olympic games as they wind down. I finished this layout about Gson #1 with his kitten using 5 products sent to me by tmom over at ScrapCentral. These challenges are fun, and seeing what the other girls did with the same products is interesting!

Then I did a shaped card for a challenge at Scrap Shotz. I received an advertisement in the mail in this 'take-out coffee' shape and thought of this challenge right away, so I used the ad as a template and I love it! Great way to ask someone out for coffee! LOL! The card really is straight, I guess my photo is crooked, though! Thanks Jen for the challenge!
Finally, I received a card kit from Carla at Lil' Scrappers and got to it last night! What a sweet image from Magnolia Stamps! I enjoyed putting this together. Thanks!

We've got a wedding to attend this evening, so better get some stuff done around here! Have a great Saturday!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

2 Sketches 4 You Weekly Challenge

Here is my card for the weekly challenge at 2 Sketches 4 You! Check out their site, they have the greatest sketches and the inspiration is just incredible over there!
Thanks for having a look! ;0)

My CHF Stamp!

I was so excited to get my order from Cornish Heritage Farms! Love this image - it reminds me of my grandson who is 2.
I want to explore different ways to color it, so I will be playing with different methods. This was done with mostly with watercolor pencils, pencil crayons for the skin tone and chalk for the background. The patterned paper is from Making Memories, and I embossed the red mat with the Cuttlebug embossing folder called Forest Branches. The philosophy tag is from Tim Holtz and the velvet ribbon is from my stash. TFL!

Monday, August 18, 2008

My New Camera

I am the proud owner of a Canon Rebel XSi! Love my new toy and want to share some photos! GSon #2 is at such a fun age to photograph. He really just doesn't care if you're taking his picture!
So happy!

After the initial shock, the icy cold water was fun!

That is one po'd look you're getting there, Mom!!! LOL!


Saturday, August 16, 2008

2 Sketches 4 You Weekly Challenge

Wow! 3 posts in one day, and it's not even noon yet! LOL! Here is my card for the 2 Sketches 4 You weekly challenge. TFL!

Pioneer Woman Challenge

On Thursday, PW gave her readers a challenge. It was to get up before sunrise and take some pics as the sun came up. Anyone who knows me knows that this is not my thing. I'm a night owl, not an early bird! Anyway, I took her up on her challenge, made my dearest think I was losing it, and took some great pictures.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great Saturday!

Shout Out To SheetLoad

Crafty Al has a free monthly ezine, called Sheetload of Cards, that you can get here! She also has a mini, and they are both super inspiration! There are also some great prizes up for grabs! Check it out! But better give yourself some time! These can't be skimmed, you'll want to read them through! Enjoy!

Monday, August 11, 2008

A Z-Fold Card or Two

These are so quick and fun to do! This is Jen's August card challenge at SSZ. I used some BG Two Scoops, the Nestabilities with the Cuttlebug, added some ribbon, blooms and Kaiser bling.
I spent the rest of the weekend being domestic and putting together some entries for the local Agricultural Fair. I'm entering some cards, layouts and some photography.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

A Catch-Up Weekend

Good to get home for the weekend and 'nest' for a bit. I was tidying up my SB room and found this pic that was calling out to be scrapped. I did a bit of vignetting on PSE to highlight the happy swimmers. It fit right in with Jess' DT 'Catch the Wave' challenge, so I found some BG Archaic that worked great. I cut along the waves and popped a row of waves with popdots. Added a couple of little embellishments (the little metal tag reads "priceless") and a sprinkling of stickles, and voila'! Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 4, 2008

2008 August Long Weekend - Over!

We are just home from a wonderful weekend at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose. We got to see a some old friends and listen to some great music. We had a wonderful time! I'll get to scrapbooking some of the photos from BVJ in the near future! For now, I am looking forward to seeing my gs' when they visit tonight!

Now it's back to reality. Checking up on blogs, I found that Carla has offered some awesome blog candy on her blog this week. Go have a look at her gorgeous layouts and cards, then leave her a comment to win it!

Kathy T. has some exciting news, too. She's been selected to be on the American Crafts Design Team! Way to go, girl! They are lucky to have you!