Monday, April 13, 2009

Camping Layouts

I created these Camping layouts for Smartbugs Camping swap. The green pages are for the 2 page layout and the orange page is for the 1 page layout. I use Stampin Up's Under the Stars Set

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Spring Break

Had a great day. We drove 1.5 hours to go pick up my daughter. Dropped the boys off at the pool, so Moira and I could go shopping. The first store we hit was Michaels. Didn't find too many bargains or anything too exciting.
Next we picked up my daughter, then off to pick up the boys before they turned into fishes.
Lunch time, went to the mall where there is a food court and the kids all had their favorite lunch. Took some goofy pics.
Then started the journey home, but had to make a stop at the minigolf course.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Campbell River Scenery

With all the snow in the background, hard to believe it was 19 degrees today!!!!

Mug shot

Mug shot of me and Moira at the beach. Need a tshirt for this 19 degree weather. Figured we were at the beach we would be cold.

Need a Bun

Carsyn, Ricardo, Brayden and Riley at the first weinee roast of 2009. Hard to believe after the rotten winter we have had, we are able to have a weinee roast in 19 degree temp at the beginning of April.

Fun Day at the Beach

Riley, Grandma, Brayden and Carsyn

Monday, April 6, 2009

Make a Wish

This is for a cricut swap hosted by mnewby. I love using my cricut. I use it on almost all my layouts. It is the best thing to help with titles. I can not imagine havign to make all my own titles. I spent enough hours doing that when I was a preschool teacher and then when I did family daycare.

Learning is Fun

Here is school layout for the Cricut Swap hosted by mnewby. The journaling is the homework poem by Shel Silverstein

Homework oh homework,
I hate you, you stink!
I wish I could wash you
away in the sink.
If only a bomb
would explode you to bits,
Homework oh homework,
you give me fits!
I'd rather take baths
with a man eating shark,
or wrestle a lion
alone in the dark,
eat spinach and liver,
and pet ten porcupines,
then tackle the homework
my teacher assigns.
Home work, oh home work
you're last on my list,
I can't even see
why you even exist.
If you'd just disappear
it would tickle me pink.
Homework, oh homework,
I hate you, you stink!!!
Shel Silverstein

100 layouts

100 challenges

**WARNING** LONG post...but lots of ideas and worth the read IMO ;)

After looking thru my stash of stuff...I realized I really need to get off my butt and start using some of this stuff....

I found this list on some blog so gonna try and make a layout for each challenge

I have made a few changes as there were some challenges I just knew i would never use as its not my style.. the blog that i got the idea from is

1. Use photo corners

2. Dry Emboss an embellishment

3. Dangle something from the title

4. Mix letters for the title

5. Journal on a photo mat

6. Weave a fiberor ribbon behind title

7. Use your cricut

8. Make a monochromatic layout

9. Chalk edges of a photo mat

10. Decorate one side of photo mat with eyelets

11. Dangle tags from photo mat

12. Cut graphics from a patterned paper to use as embellishment.

13. Use a flower cluster

14. Do a vellum overlay over a photo

15. Do a layout without any embellishments

16. Use your favorite shirt as inspiration

17. Rubber stamp on the page

18. Hand write your journaling

19. Journal using a list (ie top fav list)

20. Journal two points of view for each picture or a he said/she said layout

21. Use pop dots

22. Use your cuttlebug/sizzix

23. Use wet embossing on your page somewhere

24. Use ribbon in a unique way

25. Use buttons

26. Mix 3 or more patterned papers

27. Versamark your own background paper

28. Put your title down the side of the page

29. Use one word title to stretch over a double layout page

30. Use journaling strips

31. Put title letters on individual tags

32. Use one word adjectives to describe the person in a picture

33. Write a letter to the person in the layout

34. Pick key words in your journaling to highlight with borders or larger font

35. Embellish your page with a paper doll

36. Dot the "i"s in your title with an embellishment

37. White as a background

38. Use something you got in a swap

39. Use the name of a TV Show for a title

40. Use the name of a song for a title

41. Use the word Love in the title

42. Use the title only to explain your pictures - no journaling

43. Use crumpled paper on a layout

44. Use metallic paper somewhere in the layout

45. Use vellum on a layout

46. Use at least 3 shades of the SAME color on a layout

47. Use embossed paper

48. Use diamond dust paper

49. Use mulberry paper

50. Scrap any celebration

51. Scrap a family tradition

52. Scrap an event that includes some sort of food

53. Scrap a sports event or a game

54. Do a layout that includes toys in some way

55. Do an Animal layout (zoo, pets, could be Halloween, ??)

56. Do a Heritage layout

57. Do a WATER layout (beach, pool, pond, bathtub, rainstorm

58. Use a quote on a layout

59. Do a mosaic layout

60. Do a Totally Me layout

61. Do a vacation layout

62. Use a poem on a layout (extra point if you write the poem!)

63. Do a Holiday layout

64. Do paper tearing on a layout

65. Do a HOUSE AND HOME layout

66. Do a SCHOOL layout

67. Do a BEFORE and AFTER layout (diet, pregnancy, dirty to clean)

68. Make a page that moves - Pop-up or pull

69. Make a Christmas layout

70. Put memorabilia on a page (like coins, baby bracelet, tassel from

71. Use a journaling genie or a coluzzle (shape), etc to make a journaling shape

72. Use the same shape for your all your pictures, journaling boxes

73. Use glitter or a glitter pen on a layout

74. Use 5+ pics

75. Use Circles on a layout

76. Make and use a paper piecing

77. Use stars on a layout

78. Use 10 or more eyelets

79. Do paper weaving

80. Do paper PIERCING on a page (with a needle or tool)

81. Use 20+brads on a layout

82. faux-stitch on a layout

83. Use a decorative punch

84. Use decorative scissors

85. Use black and white pictures on a layout

86. Use a 5x7 or larger picture on a layout

87. Crop a picture into a shape

88. Use a keepsake pocket

89. Use fibers

90. Use charms

91. Scrap on an angle

92. Create a double page layout

93. Mat a photo multiple times

94. Use a card sketch as a layout idea

95. Use chipboard

96. Focus on one photo

97. Create a timeline

98. Scrapbook from a sketch

99. Scrapbook about friendship

100. Scraplift something

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Lament of the Stamper's Husband

found this on a blog somewhere--too cute not to share

Lament of the Stamper's Husband

A Poem for the Stamper's Spouse

She learned to stamp on Monday.
Her embossing was quite fine,
She forgot to thaw out dinner,
So we all went out to dine.

She brayed background Tuesday,
She says they are a MUST,
They really were quite lovely,
But she forgot to dust.

Wednesday it was birthday cards,
She says they are such fun,
Shading, blending, watercolors,
But the laundry wasn't done.

Her card swap was on Thursday,
Using green and blue and red,
I guess she was engrossed,
For she never made the bed.

It was shaker cards on Friday,
Using techniques she adores,
But she never seems to notice,
The crumbs on all the floors.

I found a maid on Saturday,
My life is now complete.
My wife can stamp the days away,
The house will STILL be neat.

Well, now it's come to Sunday,
And my forehead's feeling damp,
I screamed! I raved! I ranted!

--Author Unknown-

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Pink and Brown Challenge-CCC2

This is my pink and brown card for a challenge...
using mosttly stampin up products