Thursday, July 24, 2008

...and the facing page to the one below

Here's the start of the facing page to the one below. After I scanned, this, I bought the Sure Cuts a Lot software for my Cricut, and diecut the word "Fiesta" to go on this page. I'm really happy with the result, and will have to get off my duff, so to speak, and do another scan of this page with the title on it. Very, very happy with the software and wish I had purchased it along time ago!

My Baby is Four!

I don't know where the time has gone, and I'm pretty upset about it! I can't believe Kelton is 4 years old already. I'm loving watching him grow, and learn new things, but at the same time I know he is my last baby, and he's growing up waaaaaaaaayyyyyy too fast.

We took a ton of photos at his birthday party, but haven't had them printed yet, so I decided to go ahead and scrap a couple of facing pages in preparation for the birthday pics. I've never used a Simply Scrappin kit from Stampin Up before, but decided to give it a try. I really like the way the colors complement each other. Along with the kit I added some Tempting Turquoise cardstock, some chipboard (the 4 and its accent), and a small piece of Flowers for You designer paper.

Tough to see in the photo, but I ran the 4 through my xyron wrong-side-up, then covered it in glitter. Really like the effect that this gives to the page. I'll be adding a couple of rectangular photos along with some circle photos.

Friday, July 18, 2008

What Kind of Names do you Like

This is totally off-topic, but last month my daughter gave birth to a baby boy at 28 weeks pregnant. He weighed 2 lb 11 oz, and is now doing well and up to 3 lb 7 oz. It was a big shock to us all, as she had only announced her pregnancy the day before! Anyway, when Ashton Nathaniel was born, she hadn't decided on a name as of yet, but I knew the type of names she likes ~ her other son is named Zander Euclid.

When I came across this recently, I thought it would be fun to see whether it could correctly predict my name choices, and it did! In fact, one of the names it suggested I would like is the name of my 24 year old son, and two of the others were names we had seriously considered for some of our other children.

Here's the link if you want to try it! (And please post your comments ~ I'm curious if the rest of you find it as accurate as I did).

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Butterfly Kisses

I have a very limited number of supplies with me here, so it's a challenge to be even more creative/resourceful than usual. This card is a RAK for a lady from Mississauga Ontario who has leukemia and will be having a bone marrow transplant. Her birthday is June 29.

Stamps used are from SU's set "Natural Beauty" and a TAC set that I believe is called "Little Things". I rounded the corners of the DP by tracing around a round brad. CS is Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip and white. Stamps were colored with my markers, as I did not bring any ink pads with me (gasp)!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Thank You, Gina K!

I've heard stories of what a wonderful, sweet lady Gina K from is, and now I can agree from personal experience. A few days ago, I won some blog candy on Gina's blog....YAY!!!! Since I'm in Mexico now, I pretty much guessed that I would have to have it shipped to the US, and wait until we got back to enjoy it, but I used the contact form on Gina's site and got a response from Gina herself, letting me know that she was perfectly willing to ship it here to me. Since I haven't found a single place to buy stamping supplies here, I am thrilled!!

Then I got to thinking about a couple of things I had seen featured on Gina's blog in the past that I would *really* like to the screw brads to put on masculine cards and a Kindred Spirits stamp. I remember the Kindred Spirits came on the market just before we left Florida, and I really, really wanted one, but wasn't sure I had enough time to order and receive it before we left, so decided I'd better wait until our return. These stamps are SO nice...check them out here Kindred Spirits So, I asked Gina if I could add a package of screw brads and Kindred Spirit Rebecca to my blog candy package. (I chose Rebecca because my daughter Briar's premature baby is almost ready to come home and I picture her looking like Rebecca very shortly, since her older one isn't even 2 yet).

Anyway, Gina answered she would put the items in with my blog payment necessary! I can't believe it...what a wonderful lady!! Be sure to check out her store as she has awesome products, and she also has her own forum at Splitcoast Stampers where you can see some of the terrific things people have made with her designs. Gina also has created "Stamp Sets for a Cause" with proceeds going to charity...this lady has a heart of gold :)

Thank you, Gina ~ you're a gem!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Delight in Life Altered Altoid & Card

When I was invited to my first 'Beach Gals' breakfast, I decided a little hostess gift was in order, pulled out my cardstock and decided that Cameo Coral, Summer Sun and Garden Green would make a nice, summery-looking combo.

If you notice the 'ribbons' on the altoids tin and the card, they're really not ribbons at all! They are stamps from a set called Ribbonrie (not sure who makes it). Stamp set is Delight in Life.

I filled the tin with fruit-filled hard candies :)