Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Christmas In July

Morning! It has been a super busy week for us. The kids are in swim lessons which has been lots of fun but pretty much blows my mornings. How can a half hour lesson blow an entire morning?? Not sure, but it has everyday this week! And we have had something every evening this week, too. I guess this is a preview of times to come as my kidlets get older. Teagan started Tball last night. We only got about 20-30 minutes in before we had a wicked storm. He was disappointed but DQ afterwards helped cheer him up. Gotta love a Blizzard in a thunderstorm!


Well, I did get to make two cards yesterday but I can only show one. The other is for my Mom's birthday and since I know she checks out my blog I can't post it yet. It is really cool, though, so early next week, I will post it. I tried a new and super easy technique that I know you will love. Its called Emerging Colors and I used Designer Series paper. Check out the tutorial here:



My second card evolved into a Chistmas card -- the first of 2008. It started out as a potential wedding card and then I kept playing with it and playing with it. Below is what it turned out to be :) I think I fixed the problem of not being able to click and see the pictures larger thanks to some blogging friends on SCS. Try them out and forgive my lack of photography skills -- some are blurry especially large!











And I got together with some friends this weekend to scrapbook. I got a few pages "almost" done -- you know me ... need to title and journal :) Here is a peek at those! I found a cute little punch in Mike's clearance for $1.50 -- there is a close up of that ... it looks like a little paper buckle! Adorable :) On the "dressing up with Nana" page I used my 1" circle punch all the way around the paper to make it look like a stamp. I thought that turned out cute, too! The pages of Kammy's 3rd birthday are quite crowded so I may end up starting those all over again. I like the colors but it might be too much. I don't love it. Feel free to make suggestions -- I like the feedback, really! The Cutie Pie page turned out simple and cute, I thought. I used more of my felt pieces. I love those but don't want to overwhelm my books with them. I might add some of those to the next blog candy I give out. I have so many I need to share! Can you even believe the baby in the Cutie Pie page is the same in the 3rd birthday party page?? She looks so different and BIG :( In a few weeks, I will be doing her first day of preschool page!!! I might cry! Boo Hoo!
















I hope to post again before we leave for my cousin's wedding in Pittsburgh this weekend. Happy creating in your inspiring corner of the world :)


8 comments:

Tracy said...

Awesome scrapbook pages! I love the swirls on your Christmas card too!

Melzie said...

Great job! Titles & journaling, a problem for every scrapper just about! LOL! :)

Tabitha said...

Great Christmas card! I love the embossed swirls!

Dragana Skoro said...

Really nice Christmas card. I also like your Etsy store...

Happy Inker

cpullum said...

Cute pictures and I can relate to doing one small thing in the morning makes it feel like the whol day went by. My kids are both in sports. Nice cards you are crafty!!

Lori Barnett said...

I think that card speaks Christmas. Can't even see any wedding in there at all! LOL Love the scrapbook pages. I should do a few of those myself :)

Jane Carroll said...

fab creations - love the card and the pages are super cute!

hugs jane x

Jaime said...

Great card dear. Yes for some odd reason when the kids have a half hour appt it takes all morning. Now if I can just get my husband to understand that it takes all morning.