Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Last year this time

We got a giant snow storm! I was happy as it was the biggest blizzard that we have had in years and years. It may have even broken a record. This year we will hit a high of 50 degree's...in Chicagoland...in January? What?

Personally this time of year I would rather have the snow. Since all of our snow is pretty much gone I thought I would share some of the highlights from last year.

I know we will pay for this unseasonably warm weather but I still hope we get a beautiful spring. Even though I love all the seasons spring is my favorite. What is your favorite season?

Sunday, January 29, 2012


I put all of these into albums an took some photo's of the ones I have not shared with you yet. Soon...soon

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Thank you...

it is always nice to say thank you. Sometimes though, I feel that a card needs to be made. I have a ton pinned over at Pinterest so I thought it would be good if I started actually using the ideas that I pin.

So I found this beautiful card by Jodi Collins. for Taylored Expressions it was not pinned the right way so I don't have a direct link for it but if you do a search I am sure you can find it.


Anyway back to my card. I am trying to use up my stash and came across an old paper pack from 2009 from Close To My Heart - Unforgettable. I also ran across these three flowers with big holes in them. I am not sure what I used them for but when I saw them I knew I had to make the card above. So here is what I came up with

It was fun to use white as a border against the cream I cannot say that I have ever done that before. These buttons fit perfectly in the empty space of the flowers. and I popped up the stamped base for some extra dimension.

I also used some of the double stitched cocoa ribbon and the sentiment is from Say it in Style one of my go to sets.

I know the new trend is to finish the insides of your cards but I have been doing it all along otherwise it just feels a little naked.

So that is it for today I hope you like the card. I will probably have a few more to share soon.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

How time flies...

I keep getting asked if I am ever going to update my blog so apparently I still have a reader or two out there even though I have been neglecting you, dear reader.

Every year when it is winding down I always say I am going to make a scrapbook calender and guess what? This year I DID IT!! Well half of it ;) my friend Lisa is always designing great sketches over at PersonalScrapper. I decided to take all of them and turn them into a calender. Quite a few of the pages below feature paper from the PS kits.

Do you love the font? I used my CTMH Cricut Cartridge along with the new Cricut Craft Room. I love it! I am so happy that after several years of having my crucuit machine I am using it! Wahoo!!

This February page uses some paper from a Stampin Up kit that I have had forever and a day...nice to use my stash.

Here I also used my cricuit to make my shamrock. I love these pics of my daughter I think it looks like an ad in a magazine for bedding.

More cricuit action these eggs are layered so fancy.

Here I used another old set of Stampin Up papers. Seriously I have had these for about 6 years. Do you use your stash? I try to keep my stuff fresh and use my stash as well.

These are some CTMH papers that had robots and gears on them. I used the backsides and you would never know that is what it was. I love using paper out side of its target audience when I can.

So there it is the first 6 months to my calender. I promise you won't have to wait that long for another post from me.