Thursday, May 21, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend!

Memorial Day weekend is just hours away, and I am so glad about that. We are going camping at Brazos Bend State Park outside of Needville, Texas. We're looking forward to it because this is first time we've been camping since right before Wes was deployed to Afghanistan back in 2007. The main goal this weekend is to make sure everything is working properly in the camper before our week-long vacation in just a few weeks!!

I am hoping to get some scrapbooking done, but I'm not sure how successful I'll be. I love camping. I love the peacefulness; the ability to see millions and millions of those tiny bright things in the sky -- what are they called? Oh, yeah -- STARS!!!! Ha! Living so close to Houston, you don't get the same effect of a "starry night" as you do when you're camping.

We'll come back on Monday, and then -- HOPEFULLY -- go over to my friend Leann's house for pool party!!! :) (Miss ya, girl!!)

What are YOUR plans for this long weekend?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day Gifts

I have been busy lately making Mother's Day gifts and cards. Initial reaction is that they LOVE them! For my 'moms' I made the dry erase frames (similar to the one I made for my attorney's wife); and for my grandmother, I made her a "lap board" that she can use as a "desk" when she's sitting in her favorite easy chair in the living room and wants to write a note or something. This way she doesn't have to get up and go to uncomfortable kitchen chair. She can be relaxed!
I used all Close To My Heart products w/the exception of the fleur de lis brads. I hope you like! Three of my girls from kids club made the dry erase frames for their moms for Mother's Day, too. I've heard that the mom's LOVED them, too.

Products used:
MyAcrylix stamps:
Buttoned Together
Chocolate Large Alphabet
Chocolate Small Alphabet
Tiny Typewriter Alphabet
May Word Puzzle
Journaling Jots
Just Like You
Simple Invites (retired)
Magic Moments
Free Spirit (fleur de lis)
Perfect Day (lap board)
6x6 Cards: (from our new Wishes card guide/reference book)
Key To My Heart paper & stamps (previous special; no longer available)
Various current & retired CTMH ribbon;
Waxy Flax
Embroidery Floss
Colonial white
Hollyhock spiral clip
I hope you-all like it. I'd love to hear comments!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

She Was "Tickled Pink"... receive this framed layout! LOL In conjunction with the dry erase frame/board that I made for my attorney's wife, I also made this framed layout for her of her and the girls during their trip to Hilton Head last summer. This is actually the 4th framed layout I've made for her. The first one was just a Christmas gift for them, but she FLIPPED & FELL IN LOVE with it so much that her hubby (my attorney) bought several frames (I found the OTC ones and can't wait to get rid of those because we're really not 100% happy with them) and just lets me pick out the pics and put on his account and have fun with them. I really do have fun and enjoy doing these for them -- especially since I know she loves them so much! I just wish I could do this full time...I know I could do SOOOO much more with Close To My Heart. Oh, due due time.

So, here's Tickled Pink. I used dimensional element alpha for the "b"; and chocolate alpha (large) for the rest of "blessed." Tickled Pink is a limited paper pack. It is only available through May 31 -- or while supplies last. Like it? E-mail or call me to order yours -- $34.95 per pack or FREE with a $60 stamp purchase.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Altered Frame

I made this last night as a birthday gift for my attorney's wife. I used the Key to my Heart kit/stamps and both the large and small Chocolate alphabet set. Colors used: Cocoa, Juniper, Sorbet & Tulip. I hope that she likes it. They're expecting their 3rd baby ANY DAY now, and it's a boy. They have two girls already, ages 5 and 3* (*I think).

I hope she likes it!!!

So, what have YOU been creating during National Scrapbooking Month?