Thursday, August 2, 2007

I'm Scrappin again and going on vacation!



This is a page I created for my new niece Katie. Isn't she the cutest? The paper is by Creative Imaginations...I am totally addicted to this paper...if you haven't noticed! I use it on everything. I added her name and birthdate with my Adobe photoshop. The large pearl K is from the dollar bin at Michael's! I had originally bought it because my last name is Kovack. But it just worked with this page. The other patterned paper is by Daisy D's. I did sew alot on this page....the only problem is my paper started to buckle.....how the heck do ya fix that? So in person it does bow a bit in the middle...oh well!

I am leaving for Wisconsin Dells this weekend and returning next week! I sure hope all of you have a great weekend! In The Pool





Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Girlfriends! A necessity of life!



I love this Girlfriends stamp from SU! I stamped it in black Palette Noir ink. I colored the gals in with my Copics. The paper is Bazill and have no idea where this patterned paper came from...it is REALLY old. I think I got it from Michaels eons ago! You know how in the past they NEVER changed their paper? EVER? Anyway, added some pink ink to the scalloped and circle punch. The pink flowery edge was done with my Fiskars punch. The brads are from Making Memories. (Their Christmas line if ya wanna believe it!)


So to all my new blogging friends....this one's for you! Thank you for making me feel good about me and my creations! You ROCK!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Help me decide on a picture of Cortney! & a picnic card!

I went to a great place for pictures today called A Bit of Charm. It is in Tinley Park, IL. These ladies spent so much time with Cortney! As most of you know Cortney has Cerebral Palsy. She had such a hard time keeping her body upright, her eyes straight and NOT showing everyone her tonsils! (Not a pretty sight!) I think I've narrowed it down to these 2. Not sure which one I like better. Please help me choose!



I stamped some images from my good friend Sharon, over at Dew Drop Inn Designs. I colored this little lady in with my Copics. ( I have no idea what the name of this SU! set is! If you know please tell me!) I used crystal lacquer on the seeds to give it some dimension. The paper is Daisy D's and Creative Imaginations. I inked the edges with Sahara Sand. The twine was in my stash. I tied it right through the button! I did make another Christmas card...so maybe tomorrow I will post that one!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Getting on the Bandwagon with wintery cards!



I have been seeing so many winter/Christmas cards lately that I gave in to peer pressure and made one myself!


The cute snowmen are from Stampendous! I colored these guys in with my Copic markers. The DP is from KI Memories. I also cuttlebugged the blue paper, then sanded it. I used my sewing machine to stitch the small circular paper on to the blue embossed paper. The pink paper is by SU! The snowflake in the corner is by Quickutz. I glitzed it up by adding some glitter and a rhinestone. I had some left over sequins from my daughter's communion dress 4 years ago! So I glued them on to look like snow! I also used clear glitter on the ground...don't know who it is by cuz it was just in a little clear baggie.



Thanks for all your kind comments yesterday.....I guess we really are our own worst critics!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

A Scrapbook Layout that got one lousy vote...my own!



I made it to the 25 finalists at Carolinez Delightz and had to submit another layout using only ribbon, cardstock, and paint. I was so pleased with how this layout turned out.....and yet it only received one vote on the forum....my own. I was so sad that no one really liked it! So obviously I didn't make it to the next round! I think this was a particularly hard blow, only because I did submit my work to the Memory Makers Masters Challenge and now I am feeling like there is NO WAY I have a chance! There was a small part of me that dreamed of getting that call that I had made it....

I guess I won't quit my day job....LOL! I think I will stick to teaching...