A House of Cards

Monday, August 31, 2009

Just trying to recover...

we have the sickness at our house. It is making it's way through each of us, one by one. The kids have each missed a day of school because of having a fever. Pretty much just bad colds, but enough to make you feel yucky and worn out.

I don't have a ton to share of new stuff to share, because I haven't been creating much. Just can't get motivated to sit at my scrappy desk and do anything. I do have my second batch of Two Peas August GGG projects that I forgot to share earlier, so these may be new to you. ;) The theme this month was patterned paper.

(You can click on the project title links to see more photos and close-ups of the projects over at Two Peas.)

First up is must love big dogs, a layout I did about my love for big dogs. I had lots of fun with the patterned paper strips and color on this one.

Next up is bloom. For this card, I cut the letters and bee out of patterned paper and added some fun stitches.

Next is a backpack tag I made for my younger daughter, Harper. I cut out the circles and bird from patterned paper and did a little crazy stitching. This was fun, because I didn't have to try and make the stitching look perfect.

Last up is another card, grow. For this I used a large bingo card and folded it in half for the card base. I cut out the letters and star, and adhered some patterned paper underneath. The title was just screaming for some color. ;)

Well, that is it for me today. Hope you all have a great week. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Thank you...

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for sharing your sympathies over the loss of our dog, Razzy. It really meant so much. I get so attached to my pets, it hurts to see them go. But, I am so grateful that he was a part of our family and I think he was happy to be a part of it too. :) So thank you again.

I have a few things to share today. First off is a fun, little project I made for the Pink Paislee blog last week. The theme was Tasty Tuesday. It is an altered lunchbox tin I made for my daughter to carry her snacks in.
I didn't get a chance to make any projects using the new Cupid line for CHA, because we were going out of town, so that was the very first thing I grabbed for to make this project. This line won't be available until December, so I am sorry to tease you with this beautiful new product. But I really couldn't help myself. ;)
I also wanted to share my latest Sketch This cards.
The first is using sketch #89:
The next is using sketch #90:

I have so much fun with these sketches. They take all of the hard work out of making cards and let me have fun mixing and matching products and colors. Gotta love that! Hope you get a chance to play along.

Well, that is it for me today. I will be back later in the week to share the rest of my Two Peas GGG projects. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Some fun (and no-so-fun) news to share...

Hello! Long time, no see. I have been a little bit busy with projects, some family things, and getting ready for school to start. (First day is Thursday!) Thought I would jump on here and share with you all.

The fun news:

I was very surprised and happy to be asked to be the Guest Garden Girl over at Two Peas this month. When I got the email, I really thought they had sent it to the wrong person. But, I decided not to ask if they had made a mistake and jumped at the chance! :) The theme for this month is patterned paper. I LOVE to work with patterned paper, so I had an easy time working on my projects.

(You can click on the project title links to see more photos and close-ups of the projects over at Two Peas.)

For this it's a good life card, I enhanced the polka dots in the paper with hand stitching. I also cut out the tree and popped it up with foam adhesive for an embellishment with added dimension.

For this oh happy day gift wrap project, I covered a small box with patterned paper and used strips of patterned paper to make the bow. I really loved the way it turned out. A little time consuming, but still very easy to make.

For this to grandmother's house we go mini album, I had a lot of fun mixing and matching patterned paper for the cover, but kept the inside simple to put more focus on the photos.

For this sweet layout, I used colorful strips to frame the photo of my youngest daughter. I love the punch of color and pattern against the more neutral background.

I will have some more GGG projects to share after the 15th, so I will make sure to post them here too.


The not-so-fun news:

On a bit of a sad note, (I hope you don't mind me sharing) we recently lost one of our beloved pets... our sweet boy, Razzy. He was a big part of our family, and we all have had a hard time with losing him. This is the first real loss that my kids have had to go through, so it has been a little rough. We will always miss him.


I appreciate you letting me share (the good news and the bad). Thanks so much for stopping by. Hugs!