Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Don't worry... I'm still alive!

Still alive and 17.5 pounds lighter!! Yay!

Since the 8th, I've been helping a friend of a friend, Elissa, (who is now a friend!) with goodies for her Wedding. She asked me to do the Programs, Menus, Place Cards & Table Name Cards.

So hopefully by Thursday or Friday I will be back in the swing of things and be back blogging every couple days! I hope to have picutres of all the wedding goodies soon too!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A couple more!

I made this Thank You Card for the July Card Challenge on

It's for the color category, to use navy blue, pink and white. I love that color combo!! That houndstooth paper is really hot pink, but it shows up purple-ish!

I made this card for my sister for her Birthday. Don't tell her I told you, but she turned 29 this year, so I thought this sentiment was perfect, lol!!

I used the Sketch 101 on Got Sketch?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

For Annette & Elissa

This is the sample menu that I showed you yesterday, with the ribbon in a knot. With a knot, I would need 100 yards of ribbon.

This is the other ribbon idea.. this one would take 65 yards of ribbon. I bought the eyelets today (they're the silver round item that the ribbon is going through). I bought them just in case, since they were on sale and it ends tomorrow.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Merry Christmas.... in July

Speaking of things in months theyre not supposed to be in... I went to Target the other day with my Grandma to buy the little one a present since she's almost potty trained!! Go Klayre!! And Tif!! Tif is my sis... she deserves credit too, right?! =] But anyway! School stuff was already out! It's the beginning of July for Goodness Sake! I love school stuff as much as the next guy, but that's a little soon, even for me!

I made this card a couple weeks back for Kristina Werner's Finally Friday Video Challenge.

I loved her design so much that I lifted it. I also made 11 of these (except the tree is different) for Operation Write Home.

I LOVE how the trunk of the Christmas tree came out! I used Core'dinations and sanded it.

Here is a tutorial I made on how to make any shape have a little more detail, like I did with the Christmas Tree on the card. Check out Made Fresh Daily on youtube for some more fun tutorials! If there's ever anything you want to see a tutorial on, just leave me a comment and let me know, I'd be happy to make it for you!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Corn on the Cob

I created this layout for 2 challenges and used a sketch for it as well.
The 2 Challenges:

Sketch is from July 2010 PageMaps

I got both of these fonts FREE from The 2 fonts are called Blackout and FB Lipgloss.

Monday, July 5, 2010

I'm sorry..... thanks..

I have 2 cards to share with you today, but first I have a picture of my niece on the 4th of July!!

She wanted her little Eeyore to get his picture taken instead. She's put him on the grass then run to the porch, so this was the best picture I could get! I shortened the straps on her dress with my new Pixie and added a cute little button for decoration!!

This card isn't for any challenges.. if you can believe that! I wanted to make an elegant I'm Sorry card, which can be used as a Sympathy Card.

The Tree stamp is by Inkadinkado.

I made this card for Kristina Werner's Finally Friday Video Challenge, to make a thank you card.

I wanted to make the card with a teenager type feel, so I used the shorthand for thanks when texting.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue

I know it's only the 2nd, but Happy 4th of July almost!!

Look at this picture of the baby! All kinds of chub going on! She used to have so many little rolls, lol. Now she's a skinny minnie! This picture was taken on her first 4th of July, when she was 8 months old. I know it looks like the picutre of the layout is lighter on the right, but its really the paper!

I used Sketch 100 from Got Sketch? This is also for the July Baby Challenge on

For the title I used a song title from Toby Keith.

I made these two lollipop flowers!

A couple weeks ago I saw a dress for the baby. It was a navy blue dress with white stars and red ribbon ties for the straps. I went back a couple days ago with Klayre and it was no longer there! But we found another cute one.. and it's lighter material, so I'm kinda glad it wasn't there!! I made her this matching hair clip to wear.

I used my Pixie to sew!! So exciting!! I also shortened the straps on her dress with it!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The World Famous Jungle Cruise

We now have so many Disneyland pictures and I haven't done many layouts!! For this one, I used the sketch at Sketchy Thursday on 6.24. You can see it here.

I love this photo... that is Klayre's natural smile. Which makes me think, we must smile goofy in our family, lol... if that's what she thinks she's supposed to do! I just love her little smile!

This felt border was given to me from my friend Laurie on, check out her gallery! Thanks again Laurie!!

I used my Pixie to sew along the edges of the patterned paper.

My Mom got me this metal alphabet for my Birthday and I thought the font was PERFECT for the subject!

My new obsession is downloading free fonts. I use The font I used for the journaling on this page is called "EK Laughter".

Journaling: The Jungle Cruise is always one of the first rides we go on when we get to Disneyland. You call it the "boat in the wawa". You love seeing all the different animals! The captains of the boars are so funny.They leave us laughing even after we're done with the ride. Even though we've been on it tons of times, one part always scares Mommy. At the end "flesh eating parana" jump up from the water and your Mommy jumps ever single time, which makes TT crack up! 3.25.2010