My scraproom/bedroom isn't done yet, but closer than it was yesterday!
Last Saturday, I went to a couple Garage Sales with my Mom. We also found an Estate Sale along the way. From what I've been told, California Estate Sales aren't "real" ones! lol. My parents go back to Ohio every fall and get to go to "real" ones. They throw NOTHING away back east! So anyway, that's what started my whole re-doing of my room, I bought something!
On the sketch, it looked like a Tic-Tac-Toe board to me, so that's what I went with!
The "miss you so" is from Technique Tuesday's "Small Talk" Set. I've had it for years and it's one of my most favorite stamp sets. I drew the lines on with a regular black inked pen. The X's & O's are from American Crafts "Rue" Stamp Set... another one of my favs!
I found this sketch on Pinterest like the one from the other day. I'll be sharing lots of cards that are made from sketches I found on there. I love that site! Have you been on it? If not, you must check it out! The only bad thing about it is that it makes hours go by as minutes!
I came up with the sentiment "never lettas grow apart", instead of, "never let us grow apart".
I stamped all the letters on the background paper, which was kind of fun itself, trying to figure out which letter would fit where!
My Parents asked me to make a thank you card for a friend. My Dad told me she was Irish and maybe I could put shamrocks on it. I couldn't do that, lol. I found this sketch through Pinterest, that lead me to Quintessentially Me Blog. She has a ton of cute card sketches, check them out!
I came up with "Irish we could thank you enough", instead of, "I wish we could thank you enough."
I don't do boy cards that often, so I thought I'd give it a try!
Ohh this poor tag. My plan was to use a robot font, so, I tried on my printer and I'm out of color ink. So, I went to use my parent's printer but... I guess the tag was just too much for it cause it caused a paper jam... which left some ink smudged on it and it was bent a little.
So... I just crinkled the whole tag up, so no one would even notice!
Love this robot from My Mind's Eye's "Alphabet Soup".
I have some super exciting news! I submitted to Scrapbook News and Review and one of my layouts was picked to be in their August 14th issue! I can't tell you how excited I got when I read the e-mail! I slapped my hand on my desk and said "holy..." well, you can guess what came after that!
The layout that was chosen is part of an album I'm making for Joey. It's a 6x6 album and I kept putting it off because I wanted to show all of them at once.
Can't wait until I can show you in.... a month! lol.
On to a layout! I made this layout for Scrapbook.com's "Scarplift the person before you" Challenge. I lifted Meezerpleaser's "Punkins 2007". I turned her layout and made it my own a little bit too!
I used pictures from our Cruise in May. These pictures were taken when we were going down the water slide. We both paobably went down more than any of the kids there. It was a lot of fun and it was Joey's first water slide... as you can see, he loved it.
I did my journaling on tags. The who, what, where & when stamps are Technique Tuesday's "Marquee" Stamps.
I've loved these thickers since I got them but never could find the right project to use them on. But, I think they go really well with this layout!
It has been quite a month for me and people that I love.
There have been 4 deaths in my life in the 3 weeks, enough is enough already! I had to watch my boyfriend lose his Mom in July, which was probably one of the worst things I'll ever have to witness.
In the past 2 weeks, my Great Aunt, My Grandpa (on my Dad's side), and my cousin, who happens to be my Great Aunt's Son-In-Law have all left us.
My heart hurts for my boyfriend and his siblings and nieces and nephews. I was 8 years old when I lost my Grandpa on my Mom's side, infact yesterday, 8/8, makes 18 years since it happened. Although I was only 8, I remember more than I'd like about it.
My heart also hurts for my cousin, who not only lost her Mom, but her husband as well in 10 days. She has 2 daughters and my heart is just broken for both of them. My heart also hurts for my cousins brother and his family. They are all very close.
My Dad's Mom passed in 2008 and since then my Grandpa has been going downhill. I guess it just happens that way sometimes.
My point from all of that was, my heart is hurting for a lot of loved ones right now and they were all in mind when I made this card.
Any prayers or happy thoughts are much appreciated for any and all, thanks!
So now that I've bummed you out, how about a card? lol.
This card is for 2 challenges. When I made the August Card Challenge categories this month, I picked Sympathy only because when ever you need a Sympathy card, who wants to sit there and make it?
I made this card for the August Card Challenge for color. We are to use Black and White, only. It was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. I kept thinking "Oh, I can add this... oh wait, it's a color....!"
Just a simple Thinking Of You Card! This is for the August Card Challenge as well, for Product, to use buttons.
Front: "Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the phone rings and you hope it isn't for you."
Welcome to my Blog! I'm a 2!*# year old who loves to do anything crafty. As you can probably tell, I'm all about cards! I have a more than wonderful boyfriend and the best family in the world. I have the 2 most precious nieces I could have ever wished for.