Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cupcake Card

Our challenge this week on the Stamp Something blog was to stamp something "birthday". Although I've stamped many a birthday card, I wanted to do something a little unusual this go-around. And since I had the time, and the inspiration!!, I made a card in the shape of a cupcake. I handmade a cupcake template, found my papers, and went to it. The reason I stamped "Always" on the front is because of the saying on the inside. I hope my Mom likes it, even though it's PINK!! Not her favorite color!! :-)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

"No Stamping" Card

Over at the Stamp Something blog - this week's challenge was to make something with NO STAMPING...apparently they think that is a challenge - HA!! My challenge to DO SOMETHING with all my stamps, so that I can justify the expense. I digress - so I made this card using a technique that I saw over at I am giving it to a friend for her birthday tomorrow, and she is an artsy person, so I think she will love it.

Friday, January 9, 2009

More Christmas Creativity!

Told you I was busy during Christmas!! I made this actually during my vacation on Thanksgiving week to give to my Mom. Then, life got in the way, and I never got it to her before the 12 days were supposed to start. Then, I realized, you know, Mom's not really all about the Christmas holiday anyway, so I've decided to keep it & relive it every year. I think it was meant to be, because I would never had made it for myself. All patterned papers are Making Memories, ribbon is American Craft, and then a whole bunch of stuff I already had. The last page is for a picture that I will put in there from the year. Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My 2009 Word of the Year!!

After readying Ali Edwards' blog (not only an awesome scrapbooker, but a great artist as well!!), I was challenged to come up with a word to live by this year. I've thought about it a lot. Last year, I used "Purge" and "Save" - almost opposites, but not really. But after a lot of thought...My word this year is SIMPLIFY (or in another form, Simplicity). As I get older, I feel the need to lead a less complicated life. Not that I care less about things, but maybe putting priorities in the right place by simplifying what they are...I am especially putting that to use at home. Simplifying life so that I can spend more time doing the things that I love with my family...and I think this will show up in my scrapbooking as well.