Friday, November 21, 2008

Edward. . .

For those of you who know, that is all that needs to be said. For those of you who don't... here is a peek...

Just finished the movie, and now I am off to read the 3rd book. I haven't read it yet, but now I want more! More Edward!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Warning. . .

This post is picture heavy! It has been a while. Why is it, that the older you get the faster time flies? I can't believe that Thanksgiving is going to be here next week! Yikes!

So, like most everyone I know, things have been really crazy at my house lately. Not all work, I have had some fun lately too. A couple of weeks ago, I was attended an all day crop, put on by Fiskars. It was a blast. I got to work without having to rush to finish anything. It was very relaxing, and I met a ton of great gals. I did not take any pictures, so I up loaded this one from the website.

It is small, but I guess it has to be. There were 100 of us! So much fun. I highly recommend that you attend an annual Fiskateers crop if you can. For more information, go here.

In other news, I finished the cards for my card kit. We were going to do a class again, but with the holidays coming up, we couldn't find a date that would work for both Paige and I. Hopefully, next month will work out better. Here are the cards.

This one is all American crafts. I added some stickles to the mitten for a bit of flair.

I used American Craft products on this one too.

This one is Bazzill dot paper and some stamps, a few buttons, and bit of rhinestones.

For this one, I just used these really cool glittery snowflakes that I found at Michaels. It is a really simple card, but I thought it was just perfect.

This last card used some old paper from K & Co. I also added some stickles to the stars and the punched out holes.

This one was the easiest. I used Heidi Grace cards (that I found on clearance, yeah!) and her papers too. So sweet!

For my November layout class, I had three layouts. Here they are.

For this first one, I used a combination of S.E.I papers (older line) and the new ChatterBox embellishments. They went together very well.

For the second and third layouts, I used the new lines from Crate Paper. I couldn't get enough of this paper. It just feels good in your hands, and it looks spectacular too!

For this one, I added some old S.E.I velvet paper. I used it sparingly, but it looks amazing. It is a bit hard to tell in this photo. I used it for the title and in the far right bottom corner.

This one is all ChatterBox. I love this paper. Super perfect for any fall activity.

I actually learned how to do french knots for this layout. Here is a close up. Aren't they cool?

So that is it for the class. I do have one more for you today though. I finished my Halloween layout with pictures of the little one. I love them. He had just discovered candy! Cute then, but now he wants it all the time! Ha!

Here's a close up of that sucker sticking out of his mouth!

So, that is it for tonight. I do have more for you, but this is already a long post, so I will save those for a later one. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great one.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fall is here. . .

The unmistakable signs are all around me. When I can see the tree house, I know that the days of warm sunshine and open toe shoes are behind me for the year.

All of the apples have fallen on the ground. Now there is more on the ground than on the tree.

The leaves have collected in patches all over the yard, and more than I would like, by the back door. This provides a great opportunity for the dogs to drag them all over the house.

But, as I saw today, there is a tiny ray of spring holding on in my front yard. Isn't she beautiful?

Aah, it just bloomed yesterday! So lovely. I don't think it will make it past this week, so I think I may cut it and bring it inside.

Okay, enough of my whoes about Fall. I do love the color changes and the multiple cups of hot coco and tea, but I hate being cold.

One other thing that I love is Halloween. I haven't printed any pictures yet, but this is one of my favorites from this year. Matteo was the cutest little dinosaur! And that cute little monkey is my darling nephew, Tristen.

I will post more later. I have some darling shots this year, and I am working on a few layouts. Thanks for stopping in. Have a great night.