Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Brand New Basic Grey

Today Pam (the owner of Strawberry Fields) was doing inventory of her store, have I mentioned how much I love her store? Well as my show of gratitude for her having such a great place to meet and crop, I went over to help her get it done. Did we get it done? Nope, but when I left tonight she was almost there. So while I was there the brown man came by, no not my husband, it was the UPS man with a huge order from American Crafts and Basic Grey. I just fell in love with the brand new Basic Grey Bittersweet line on site and she let me purchase some before it even hit the shelves. Here are the papers I chose to buy (with my DT discount;). Wait until you hear the names, they are so yummy you will want to eat them up.

Click the photo to see the papers up close.
From left to right:
vanilla fudge
cherry cordial
element stickers
designer rubons

She has more from this line in the store, but with 4 boys there is only so much pink I can get away with.
Stay tuned for a project created with these yummy papers.

Strawberry Fields Crop

I went to a crop on Saturday at Strawberry Fields Scrapbook Shop and I had a blast. It was great to see everyone and decompress after the Christmas marathon. Here are a few LOs I created at the crop. The first LO I created using stuff that my good friend Lisa gave me for Christmas. She is so awesome, she showed up to my work with a pizza box full products and told me she wanted to see LO using the stuff. LOL Well here you go Lisa, one of many to come. Hope you like it.

This is me when I was little and living in Germany. I thought this Sassafrass paper was perfect for this photo of me. The journaling reads " My Daddy used to call me Sugar Plum, until I thought it was my real name!" 1983
This is a photo of Luci on Christmas day, I just loved this photo because it captures his true spirit. He is always a happy person and can always lift me out of a bad mood. I sure do love this guy.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Here is what I created with the Scrap N Supply Shack's January monthly kit. It was such fun to use. The colors were beautiful and easy to work with, no matter who you are scrapping. Shannen and Debbie have started a card kit as well and have asked me to design for it as well. I will post them later so you won't be overwhelmed with photos. TFL!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Gifts of Christmas

I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. This is the greatest time of year. Everyone is a little nicer and more friendly. The hustle and bustle of getting everything just perfect. It is the time of year that you remember what is important. What is the most important and often forgotten in the crazy madness is that it is Jesus Christ's birthday. What an awesome gift. I hope that everyone remembers the true meaning of Christmas this year and has a safe and happy holiday.

I made this frame for my Grandma. I got it over the summer at Micheal's for about $1. Grandparents are so hard to buy for, they already have everything. LOL So in the first frame it is a photo of my mom and her brother, the second photo is of my brothers and me and the third photo is of my kids that I took this year to send out in my Christmas cards. I used crackle paint and ink, prima flowers, lace and burlap and to honor my friend Rachel over in England, what project is complete without some ric rac?
Click on the image to see it larger.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Time is Flying

I can't believe how close we are to Christmas. I have got all my shopping done (got the boys a Wii) all I have to do now is wrap EVERYTHING!!! I don't mind wrapping one or two gifts but when you have to wrap all of Christmas it is a little bit overwhelming. Maybe I will enlist the help of my Mom. She is a great wrapper. Right now I have there presents hidden in my laundry hamper and then there is a box setting on top of it full of stuff. If they only knew that they walk right by it all day. LOL And where is my dirty laundry you might ask? I have started putting it into their laundry hamper in the bathroom. You would think it would click in their little minds, but it doesn't. I guess they want to believe so bad that they ignore simple clues. LOL Oh to be young again.
Tonight we are having our church prayer group over for prayer and a party. Any reason to have a party right and why not with the people who remember you when they are in prayer. I take that as the highest complement, when someone has remember me in their prayers. With all the problems in the world today, there is a lot more someone could be praying about then me and my family. Anyhow, I am cleaning and cooking and baking to prepare for tonight. We are having cookies and punch and meatballs and a fruit platter. A cake and chips, I could go on and on. Are you going to any good parties over the holidays? I have a few more that I have to still attend. I will post photos of the events in a few days.
I guess break time is over, back to work.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I Entered and I Won!!!!!

I feel so honored that I am now a member of Strawberry Fields Scrapbooks Shops design team. It is my LSS and they were having a design team call. I entered a few LOs (ok like 6, lol) and the current design team voted on who they thought would be the best candidate and I WON!!! Hurray. I can't wait to get started.
Check back often to see what I have created for her and the store.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

December Kit at SSS

I was blown away by the kit this month at the Scrap N Supply Shack. I just loved the red foil thickers. Who doesn't love thickers? So I thought that I would share what I created with the kit.

This is Alex on Christmas morning 2007. He got a guitar and couldn't wait to play it.
On this page I created a distressed tree using 2 patterned papers and sewing around each piece. This is Lucas on Christmas of 2007 as well.
I have always wanted to make an advent calender and I finally got my chance. Everything I used was in the kit except the sled, paint, ink and nail.
At SSS they are starting a new card kit. I created these 4 cards using 1/2 of the kit. I had such fun making them.
I followed a Japanese book binding tutorial to create this fun book. Everything was in the kit except for the chipboard that I covered to make the front and back covers of the book.