Sunday, May 31, 2009

Super Sketchy Sunday

Day 92 at 365 Cards was to use the above sketch by Pam. I've used this felt birdie once before on a card and I had one left, so I just had to use it today!! I love that little guy!! I guess its a boy birdie, looks like one to me.....hehehe!

Paper by Disney
AC cardstock
felt ribbon from Michael's $1 bin
Autumn Leaves birdie from a clearance bin at Beverly's
brads from my stash

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Imagine This......Watermelon

Day 89 at 365 Cards was to use a watermelon on your card or at least use watermelon colors. I printed this image from yahoo images. I used Graphic 45 paper for the background, AC cardstock, ink and the ribbon was recycled from a gift.
It felt good to make a card today. I totally lost my card mojo for a few days. So today I made myself get back into making a card......glad I did.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Swimming with Sis

How cute are these pic's!! These pic's were taken last Sunday, it was a really hot day. I think this was Tommy's first time in the pool this season. He loved it!! He sure looks happy with his big sis Kelly! Doesn't he look like he's floatin' all on his own? Well.....daddy's arm is holding him up! I had all the supplies to make this in my stash. I don't even remember what brand everything is. I just had all this stuff in a bin unmarked!! I need to get better at keeping packaging, so I know what I used.......oh well, thats not going to happen....hehehe!!!
This is a scrap lift of a layout done by Pam Callaghan, her layout was published in Creating Keepsakes Magazine, page 74. Thanks Pam for the inspiration!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Today We Remember


If tomorrow all the things were gone I’d worked for all my life,
And I had to start again with just my children and my wife.
I’d thank my lucky stars to be living here today,
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can’t take that away.

And I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S.A.

From the lakes of Minnesota, to the hills of Tennessee,
across the plains of Texas, from sea to shining sea,

From Detroit down to Houston and New York to LA,
Well, there’s pride in every American heart,
and it’s time to stand and say:

I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S.A.


Tommy you say? I thought his name was Dominick? Yes he was named Dominick Russell, after his daddy's grandfather and his mommy's grandfather. So why do they call him Tommy? Well, the name Tommy was Steve's grandfather's nickname! I thought we were going to call him Nick, or Dom or even Russ!! I'm getting used to the name Tommy, so I guess I'll start calling him Tommy!!! I just wish they would have named him Thomas!! That makes more sense to me!!! But......I'm just the gramma!!!

I was able to use all scraps on this one!! Whoo-hoo!

Milk Face

Our little Tommy aka: Dominick loves to squeeze his bottle and of course the milk splatters all over his face. Lisa and Kelly were able to capture this darling shot of his milk dots. I used Safari Trek by Reminisce, brads are from American Crafts, Cuttin' Up Cricut cartridge for the lettering, AC cardstock, Fiskars border punch and ribbon from good 'ole Walmart.

Super Sketchy Sunday

Day 85 at 365 Cards was to use the above sketch by Pam. My card is a 4 x 5, made with Brazzill Basics paper, scallop punch by Marvey Uchida, Prima flowers and brads from my stash. I love this dotted swiss paper that I picked up at the beginning of the week. Long breaks from work can be very dangerous to my pocket-book!!! Enjoy your day!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Honest Scrap Award from Rose

I received this neat little award from my friend Rose, please take a minute and drop by her blog, My Happy Place. She's an awesome artist and is always so kind to stop by with comments that always put a smile on my face. Thanks Rose!

There are a few requirements to accepting the Honest Scrap Award and they are as follows:

1) I must thank the person who gave me the award and list their blog and link
I have linked her blog above. THANKS ROSE!

2) I must list 10 honest things about myself
Here goes....
1) I am the oldest of 4 children.
2) I married when I was 21 years old and divorced when I was 43!
3) I have lived in Sacramento, CA since 1963.
4) I have 3 children, Michael 32, Lisa 29 and Jake 20.
5) I have 7 grandkidlets. 5 of them came into our family by way of marriage and then my son had a daughter and my daughter had a son. I love them all!
6) I would rather play in my scraproom than work! But I need to work to pay for my playing time!
7) Housework is always at the bottom of my list of things to do!
8) I love being a gramma!
9) I also love being a mom!
10) I never thought in a million years that I would start a blog!! Me....a blog! You've got to be kidding!! I'm having the best time with it and have met some wonderful, wonderful crafters. Their work always amazes me. Thanks for all of the inspiration ladies!!!

3) I must put a copy of The Honest Scrap Logo on my blog. It's over to the right!

4) I must select at least 7 other worthy bloggers & list their links.
Hardest part of receiving an award for me!!

so here we go..........All of these bloggers are from my Pages In Time group!


I hope you girls will accept this award and pass it on to others.

Karate Canvas

Kelly and Michael earned their Black Belts in April of this year. They are both very good at this sport and have earned a spot on the competitive team for their studio.
I put this together on an 9 x 11 artist canvas. I painted the edges and adhered the paper (Cosmo Cricket) with Mod Podge. I bought the Karate cutouts at a local scrapbook store. I also used a few rub-ons from Blueye Dezigns that I have had for awhile. I'm very proud of these two!! My Karate grandkids!!!

Card Recipe #2

Day 84 at 365 Cards was to use a recipe provided by Kelly. Here's the recipe........

1 3x3 card
1 flower
1 brad
1 piece of ribbon
1 stamped sentiment

This had to be the smallest card that I ever made!! It's a tiny little thing! I too freaked out when I saw NO PATTERNED PAPER!! I thought to myself, she has to be kidding....LOL!!!
I'm wishing you all a very wonderful holiday weekend.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Make It Match!

Day 83 at 365 Cards was to make a matching envelope to go with our card. I kept my envelope simple, so I would be able to mail it.

AC cardstock
Brazzill Basics
Bird stamp from Michael's
ribbon from Walmart

button from my cousin Rhonda (aka: Harley Momma)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Living on the Edge

Day 82 at 365 Cards was to do up 3 edges of our card! I sewed on a double row of lace. I did two rows because I so messed up my card and I was trying to save it....hehehe!!! I kept it really simple to let my edges do the talkin' on this one!

I've been leaving some love on the cards entered so far, and I noticed most of you did all the edges!! I thought we could only do three.....I think this card would have looked better if I had done all four edges!! Oh well, too late now!!!
AC cardstock
Brazzill Basics paper
Prima flowers
bling and lace from my stash

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

It's Hip to be Square!

Day 81 at 365 Cards was to use 5 squares. I used 5 square metal brads. I was able to come home on a break from work today, so I got my card done!! Whoo-hoo, now I don't have to rush home from work tonight and make a card!!! But, now I have to go back to work......poor me!!!
American Crafts Backyard paper collection
AC cardstock
Making Memories brads
lace from Beverly's Fabrics
Prima flowers

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My Favorite Couple

Shawn and Mark are my fav's for tonights Ballroom Trophy!!!
......THEY WON!!!!

You're So Plaid

Day 80 at 365 Cards was to use PLAID!! I've had this paper from My Mind's Eye for some time now. As soon as I saw today was plaid day, I knew exactly what paper I was going to use. The flowers are Prima's (my fav's), the ribbon came from either Michael's or Walmart (I can't remember), the brads are from American Crafts.

Monday, May 18, 2009

My Grandkidlets!!

Lisa e-mailed me these pic's last night!! Isn't Dominick getting big!!! Kelly and Michael just earned their Black Belts a couple of weeks ago......way to go kids!!!

Lemonade Stand Award from Jaime

I just received this award from my friend Jaime at Scrap Crazy Dive. She has an awesome blog, please take a minute to go see what she's been up too.

The Lemonade Stand Award.
The rules of this award
*comment on this blog
*cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog
*nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude
*link to your nominees within your blog post
*comment on their blogs to let them know they received the award
*link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation

And the award goes to...(Drum roll, please)


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Her First Harley Ride

This is a photo of my cousins Ron and Rhonda. They are brother and sister. Rhonda e-mailed me this morning saying that Ron was picking her up and they were going for a ride and breakfast. For most of you this would seem like a normal little morning ride. But for my dear cousin Rhonda, this is one awesome day. She has lost 150 lbs. this past year. She wouldn't have been able to take this ride last year. I'm so, so proud of her. She looks FABulous and look at that smile on her face!!! I love you sweetie!! And a big thanks to her daughter, Karilyn for sending me this photo!! I'm all excited and I'm not even there to enjoy this big event!! I love you guys!!

Super Sketchy Sunday

Day 78 at 365 Cards was to create a card using this sketch. This wasn't the easiest sketch to use. I really couldn't get my creative juices flowing this morning, but this is my attempt at staying true to the sketch.
American Crafts - backyard collection
AC cardstock
Autumn Leaves felt bird
felt strip of flowers from Michael's $1 bin
brads from my stash
Janome sewing machine

Saturday, May 16, 2009

My Pick

Adam is my pick for the next American Idol! I can't wait for Tuesday's show. Kris is good, but Adam should knock his socks off!!

Make A Note of It

Day 77 at 365 Cards was to use a piece of note paper. This was the closet thing I had to note paper.
American Crafts paper
AC cardstock scraps
We R Memories die cut Journal Pad
Thickers puffy letters
Prima Flowers
American Crafts brad
EK Success border punch
Janome sewing machine

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Imagine This: Coffee

Day 75 at 365 Cards was to think COFFEE! I just couldn't put a cup of coffee on the front of my card today. So I went with the colors of that delicious drink!! I used papers from my scraps. I love it when I can find papers in my scrap drawers.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tuesday's Trio

Day 73 at 365 Cards was to use SCALLOPS, CIRCLES & BLING! The paper is from my stash and I can't remember who its by, I cut the scalloped flower center from the paper, the pink silk flower is from Michael's, the ribbon & bling from Walmart. I also used Stickles for some sparkle!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Musical Monday

Day 72 at 365 Cards was to use sheet music. I decided today to make a collage card. The sheet music, the clocks and the stamps all came from I ordered the vintage playing card from an shop. I can't remember which one now. I made the music sheet flower, the brad is from my stash and the lace and pearls are from good 'ole Walmart!! It was really fun doing something really different with my card making today! Sometimes we just need to get out of our comfort zone!!

My Mother's Day

I spent Mother's Day with my family at Steve and Lisa's. I started getting sick on Saturday and figured I would have to pass up Mother's Day. I got up on Sunday and felt pretty good, so I got ready, went to the store and then picked up my mother-in-law. Lisa and Steve's backyard is just so peaceful and gorgeous I want to share these photo's that I took yesterday. As you can see I didn't get many pic's of the family or of myself with my family. Thats because I got sicker and sicker as the day went on. For the most part, I just sat in the backyard and stared. I didn't want to pass my germs on to anyone, so I figured staying outside would be the best thing for me to do. When everyone got ready to leave, Lisa said, "Mom are you okay"? I said nope, I need to rest for a bit before I drive home. She took my temp and it was over 103 degrees. No wonder I felt like the pitts. So I slept for awhile and decided I better drive home. My temp had lowered to a little over 101 degrees at that point. So I'm home from work today. I felt really bad calling in today as I have been on vacation for a week. That really looks good!! I've got to go to work tomorrow, so hopefully I start feeling better.