Monday, April 27, 2009

Here's a couple more Sketch-A-Day layouts I wanted to share with you. This first layout is one of my faves. The sweet feet in the picture belong to my great niece, Annaleigha. She is my sister's first grandchild and she is already spoiled ROTTEN!

This next layout is of my niece Nikki. I used SEI's Black Orchid papers and the flowers are Making Memories.

Thanks for looking and I hope you all have a wonderful and safe week ahead!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

UYS and William Sonoma Inspiration Challenge

I love it when I can combine two challenges in one. I created this card for the tag challenge over at UYS and the William Sonoma Inspiration Challenge that Jackie, my fellow Creatively Cute Blogger issued last week. Incidentally, thanks for the great challenge! I was inspired by the beautiful summer colors found here. Are they not scrumptious? They remind me of sherbert ice cream. Oh, how I wish for summer!

If you want to join in on the tag challenge over at UYS you still have time. Deadline is Tuesday, April 20th.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sketch-A-Day Layouts

Just wanted to share a few layouts with you that I created for the Sketch A Day Club using some of Tiare's wonderful sketches.

This first one is my favorite. I used a stencil and one of those dauber duos to create the pink dot background. The pics of the flowers are from my backyard.Here's a really simple layout of my grandson, Jackson. I just love that little pouty face!
And this last layout is of my cat, Jingle trying to scale an old post. It's not one of my faves but it's a completed page - sometimes you just have to say the heck with it and move on! lol.TFL. Hope you all have a nice day!

Friday, April 10, 2009

What is UYS.........

up to now? Why TWITTER of course! Now you can get the 4-1-1 on what's happening over at the Use Your Stash blog. So follow along and see what we have to tweet about!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

April's stash item......

over at the Use Your Stash blog is TAGS! If you would like to join in on the tag challenge this month all you have to do is create a NEW layout (no lifts or sketches please) and link it to this post HERE by April 20th for your chance to win a $10 gift card.

Here's what I came up with.Now be sure to head on over to the UYS blog and check out all the wonderful creations by the rest of the team! While you're there, become a follower and tell them Jan sent ya by posting it HERE. April is also Refer A Friend Month and we would love to have a 150 followers by the end of the month.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I'm baaaaack!!!

First, I want to apologize for neglecting my poor little blog over the past couple of weeks. I think I might have mentioned in an earlier post that we live next door to my 81 yr. old mother in law. Well, since October 31 of last year it has been one thing after another. In January, she fell in her bathroom and broke her wrist and underwent surgery to have it repaired - one hurdle out of the way! Shortly after the surgery, she started complaining of a back ache. They told her it was her sciatic nerve and for a couple of months it pained her to stand or walk - another hurdle out of the way. Then, this past month she started complaining of a stomach ache and back ache. Dh took her to the emergency room on Saturday, March 14th and after 12 long hours in the ER, they finally decided to admit her. After one week of hospital stay and numerous tests later they decided to remove her gall bladder. As of today, she is once again next door and doing well - despite a chest cold that developed over the last day or so. Thank you Jesus! I'm hoping and praying that the worst is behind her now and things will finally get back to normal - or at least for a little while anyway. lol.

Okay, enough about my woes. lol. Here are some cards that I made during a month long card a day challenge over at YMBD. I didn't complete all 31 challenges but I did manage to make 21 cards last month and I'm pretty dang happy about it - it doesn't take much to please me these days. lol. I LOVED working with the new Chloe's Closet line by Making Memories!

This one was for the inking challenge.

Embossing challenge.

Button challenge.

Bird challenge.

Stitching challenge.
Thanks for taking the time to read my long post and looking at my cards. Hope you all have a wonderful day and happy scrappin'!