Wednesday, August 13, 2008
My mom and I are FINALLY having a yard sale! I've begged all summer long, so it's gonna be Saturday. I have a whole room full of stuff, and I'm pricing it really reasonable so it will sell. If you want to come, let me know and I'll give you the info. :)
Monday, August 11, 2008
We just got in from visiting my husband's brother and sister in law and our ONLY 2 nephews in Oregon. We had a nice time, and missed out on the 2 hottest days of summer and a really bad wind storm here at home. They drove us to Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Valley, and WOW was it gorgeous. We hiked up the mountain to the top of the waterfall too! Coming down was much better than going up. :) It was our "end of summer" trip since my hubby had to go back to work today, and I will be going in this week to set up my classroom. I've gotten spoiled having the summer off! I am going to post more card pictures eventually...Just haven't gotten around to it yet! I got my car back today too. It broke down a week and a half ago, and BOY did I miss it. It was our only transportation, as my hubby's truck is broken down too. Welcome home my little sunfire! :)
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Here's a closer look at the card I made for my FIL birthday (being guarded by the fierce kitty in the previous post). I worked forever to get a layout I liked, and finally decided to glue everything down. The clown card was a splitcoaststampers.com ways to use your scraps challenge. The balloons I had punched out a while ago, and I cut the clown using my cricut and scrap pieces of already been cut on papers.
I know lots of preggo people right now, and none of them wanna know what they are having yet! I made this card for a splitcoaststampers.com challenge. If you haven't been there yet, GO! It is an awesome resource! I'm there way too much! :) For those from SCS coming to visit my puny lil blog, I humbly thank you!
This is called a blintz base card. Origami. There's a tutorial to make it at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=360809&highlight=blintz+base+card
and then follow the adobe link in the first post. It's pretty easy to do!
The origami cards are becoming my fast favorites. I like the challenges because you can see so many different perspectives from all these creative people! I'm not as good as some of them, but when I do participate in these challenges, my cards seem to be better than if I try coming up with something on my own.
So for those who have been looking, and messaging me about how insanely organized I appear to be, I thought it'd be funny to post how I organize my small scrap pieces that I cut, but then decide not to use. It's a fishing lure organizer from Wal-Mart! Yes, I took the time to actually do this! Don't worry, I'll be back to work soon. Then I'll be too busy/tired to go back to my hide away!
I worked on a card for my Father In Law's birthday tonight too. It took me FOREVER to get a layout that I liked. Notice I have it guarded by the fiercest kitty ever!