Thursday, August 28, 2008

Color inspiration #20

Here we are again with another challenge. I lucked out I had just done a layout with colors that would work. I need a creative break and wish I had time today to lose mysef in paper. I will have to try to get the kids put away early tonight and steal some time.
Thanks for looking!

Cardstock: Close to my Heart, Patterned Paper:Ek Success and American crafts, Ribbon & Pin:Making Memories, Stickers:7 Gypsies,Die cut:American crafts,Tag:Joann's, Scallop edge cut by Fiskars.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Color Inspiration #19

Okay I am trying my hand at another color inspiration challenge. It really gets me motivated to try other other people's stuff. My layout is from Easter, my sons egg dye stained hands holding an egg. I have to say that my house has the most terrible lighting. Everything goes yellow and I try to play with light sources but really it's beyond me, I just pretend to know what I am doing half the time! Thanks for looking. Visit here for more creative ideas. KWERNERDESIGN

8 1/2x 11 Layout: Cardstock:Close to my Heart, letters: Scrapworks,Sticker Studio,tape:Making Memories, ribbon:Close to my Heart,buttons:misc.

Back to School...finally

Well it's back to school...well almost. The kids went back on Monday and then Tropical Storm Fay came and the schools have been closed since! A cruel, cruel joke played by mother nature!

I love summer and having my kids around but I have to say that I enjoy the routine and planned events that school brings. The chaos of summer wears on me and my kids to be honest.

So here is a quick layout of the three of us on the first day of school. They look so grown up to me. I know by the time they are out of grade school they will both be taller than me. Which unfortunately for them is not saying much since I am not exactly tall.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Snail Mail Delivered

Much to my surprise I was delivered a much needed new magazine today. Summer has been long and I have devoured every page of every idea book and magazine I have. Simple Scrapbooks Mag. donned my mailbox today and I couldn't wait to check it out.

As I prepared my lunch, the new issue sat staring at me, waiting to be peeked through.
(I love to read while I eat, so lucky for me the mail comes right at lunch time. )

It got me thinking..."Do other people have any new magazine "rituals"?

For instance, I check out the cover and read the points of interest, then I skim through every page. (Except this time, the Fake Ad had me rushing each page) When I get to the back, I review every page from back to front. Then I usually take time to read the letter from the editor then proceed to articles. I must look at each issue a million times and begin to mark pages of interest with the mini post-it notes. Which will eventually be taken out and put in the idea file.

This all sounds so crazy and methodical...I think I need to relax =)

Do you have a process? For fun...Please share. I would love to find out if I am the only neurotic one.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


I have recently been perusing many blogs of creative people.
I found this site
and it is chuck full of surprises and tutorials galore. I decided to
partake in her color inspiration. I do not have a lot of Stampin up supplies but I still do have lots of Close To My Heart stuff so I used that and some other goodies.

cardstock:close to my heart, patterned paper; making memories, foam letters;American crafts;punches;fiskars(scallop border)stampin' up (scallop circle)

Thanks for looking and I look forward to becoming a blogger myself.