Friday, April 30, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I am wondering if I created one of the most non-traditional wedding cards ever...probably not...I think I saw one somewhere that incorporated skulls and motorcycles...I was not invited to that one. :) We are actually only going to a reception, they already got married in Vegas a few weeks ago, so maybe this is not a traditional wedding after all.
I felt like working with yellow & orange today, maybe because the weather is so grey and not very forgiving. I punched the orange scalloped circle and then added a smaller circle punch inside each scallop. I used Yo-yo Yellow, Only Orange & Whisper White cardstock, Colorbox Pigment Ink-Orange and the stamp came from Ink-Adinkado #97631 Circles & Dots. The sentiment came from PTI Mega Mixed Messages.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Okay...she is going to "kill" me when she finds out I posted this on "the Blog". Today was "Take Your Child to Work Day" and I took my oldest, Peyton. We took this picture of her putting together Maddie Tattoo Safety Kits for the company I work for. I was sure she was going to be "bored" today, but all in all, I think she had a great time. I work in customer service, marketing, social media director, etc...(I really have a lot of job titles).
I also wanted to say how proud I am of her. She is fast becoming a young lady who makes outstanding grades, watches out for her sisters, and, I have to say, a very funny person whom I am am honored to know and be a part of her life.
Monday, April 19, 2010
The one day we went to Mt. Olympus Waterpark. It was cold. I did the tearing techniques again on this page but I thought they looked like waves. I used vellum, solid colored cardstock and a patterned paper that had a "water" theme. I did not embellish this page as much. Once again I tried to get as many photos from the day on the 2 page layout.
There's gold in them thar hills...or at least a semi-precious gem in a baggie on the bottom of the bucket.
Ah, yes...the time honored tradition of panning for gold. I did it when I was 8 years old with my grandparents in the Dells...and now my kids do it with us. There are some traditions we just don't break with (at least not until this year)...eating breakfast at Paul Bunyan's, eating 60 pounds of string cheese in 2 days...and panning for gold. The panning for gold is a tricky one, we have 3 daughters...and we only get 1 large mustard or ketchup colored bucket (you can barely see them in the background of the photo) for them to plow through in 2 minutes to "find" the super pretty gem...there is only 1 per bucket. When they pan for gold it is already decided who will get the "semi-precious" gem. On this trip it was Riley's turn to get the treasure...and did she. She managed to get an aquamarine stone. When you are finished with mining for gems, etc...you go into the "showroom" to have someone tell you what you found. At first glance you look at the rocks strewn about the counter and think..."I have those in my backyard". "You don't" as I was told last year by the resident gemologist. The expert goes on to say, if you were to take these rocks and polish them, you would have beautiful garnets, aquamarines, and amythyst. If you ask me they all still looked like rocks...but I was always taught "don't judge a book by its cover, unless the cover is torn and there are a myriad of pages missing"...I guess that saying would work here as well. Ultimately, Riley talked her daddy into getting her stone mounted in a necklace. I can still see Tom's face when he came out to me in the parking lot to say Riley chose this as her "special gift" from the Dells and it would be about $20.00 (the alotted amount each kid gets from the parents for their "mad cash"). He asked me to go in and make sure I filled out the paperwork for the transaction. I went in and the total was $85.00. It was $20.00 per Karat...I just about fainted. By that point I couldn't take it away from her, but politely called my husband in to pay for the necklace that I believe she will be wearing for all the special occassions in her life. At that point we had to raise the other "mad cash" amounts a bit higher for the other 2 girls for fear of not playing fair. Another saying I am growing fond of is "Don't hate the player, hate the game." I believe that is appropriate here also.
Once again not a lot of embellishment, used my Cricut to cut the letters for the title.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I am not sure how many of you remember the original "Ripley's Believe It or Not" with Jack Palance on television...I used to watch it all the time. The sound of his voice was always so creepy...kind of like Robert Stack in Unsolved Mysteries...well I digress...I have been to other Ripley's, like San Francisco. This one was very tiny...but has a lot in it, to my surprise. Morgan had a really hard time going through...seemed everything scared her. Once again I managed to put almost all of the "good" pictures on the layout...not too much embellishment.
So her are a few layouts I have created for our last trip last year...
I used Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses Line from this past holiday to focus on the deer aspect of this day-trip. I didn't even journal this one...I thought the pictures tell the story of the day. The one thing I have as my "fall back" technique is tearing and distressing...I absolutely love the look it gives and what you can realy do with it. I have also started using staples on my pages (there are 2 here in the corner). I also try to get as many photos on a page as I can...and many times I do not mat photos on paper...although there are time I may.
This was a really fun day. The deer were so very friendly (of course because we dangled food in front of them...:)) But the girls had a great time walking around and naming all of the deer. I recommend the Deer Park if you are going to Wisconsin Dells...it was a great way to spend the morning after breakfast.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
I was given this award today by a few of my "blogger" friends. I have to tell you 10 things about myself and then pass this on...
10. I have an incredible sense of direction, almost as though a GPS has been hard wired into my brain at times.
9. I LOVE Project Runway and would have given anything to have been a designer and compete on the show.
8. I started college when I was a Junior in high school. In the 20+ years I have had 13 majors (declared), taken Accounting 101 7 times (dropped everytime except last sememester), and have attended 4 colleges/universities.
7. I consider my time at Southern Illinois University, the best time of my life.
6. Everytime I go to a scrapbook store, I have to buy at least 1 sheet of patterned paper. And yet I NEVER have the patterned paper I "need" for a current project.
5. I dream of owning every Papertrey Ink stamp set there is..a.ctually everything PTI has on their website.
4. My favorite place to sit is in my sanctuary...with a cup of coffee or glass of red wine (depending on the time of day)
3. When I turned 30, I had my tongue pierced...went on a job interview 6 months later and took it out...I could not get it back in after. I was proud of myself that I didn't swell up or swear.
2. The character I most identify with in any movie is Alice from Alice in Wonderland.
1. I can't believe I have a daughter that is on the precipice of becoming a teenager. I don't feel old enough to have one of those yet. I still consider myself "hip". Pin It
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Friday, April 09, 2010
Saturday, April 03, 2010