Pool Time

I have been playing around with my iPhoto and love the slideshow option.  I made this in less than five minutes.  These pictures are not edited.  They are straight out of the camera (SOOC), so that is another reason it didn't take a long time.  Love it!

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Scrappy Sunday Week 3: Water

This month is all about scrapping those summertime memories. When most people think of Summer, they naturally think of vacations.  Travel pages can be hard because we too many pictures to put into one page, or even double spread.

This week, at Paper Craft Planet we are creating layouts that have something to do with water.  Here are just a few you can create:
  • Pools
  • Lakes
  • Sprinklers
  • Ocean
Go through you pictures and find some where you are enjoying the water on a hot summer day.  We hang out at our pool most of the summer to get away from the heat.  My oldest, Tate loves doing tricks off the board and having us rate them from 1 to 10.  I decided to do a layout showing a couple of his tricks.  




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Happy Birthday Card

This is the last card we made at club Friday night.  This card can be found on page 66 of the new SU Idea Book and Catalog.  I changed a few things, but most of it looks just like the card in the new catalog.  I can't say it enough...The artwork in the catalogs are a great starting point when creating, especially when you have the same stamp set.

This stamp is from the set Bring on the Cake.  The set is great for all the birthday cards I need to make.  I colored the letters in with the SU markers to match the DSP.  Love it!



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Meet My MAC

Some of you have asked me if I got my MAC, and how it is going with my new toy.  

Yes, I did!  AND.....I am having so much fun with it.  I picked it up last night and took a class there called "out of the box".  Since I have never owned a MAC, I wanted them to show me the differences I would have from owning a PC.  Today, I am adding all my files from my external hard drive and all the programs I need to transfer from Windows.  I am still learning how to navigate through the programs and customizing my desktop.

Here is my new baby:


Close up

Isn't my desktop image cool?  Boy, he looks like his dad.  Yes, that is a 27 inch screen.  I am in heaven.

I hope to do some digital scrapbooking this week.  I have one card left to show you from last week too.  Now, back to playing with my toy!

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For Sale

My laptop is starting to run slowly, so I am going to sell some of my House Mouse and Close To My Heart stamp sets.  I know my laptop is not going to make it until the end of the year and I want the MAC store to be able to transfer all my data over; however, you computer must be working in order for them to do this.

You can see the list of stamps by clicking on this link or going below the header and clicking on the handmade store link.  Currently, I do not have anything handmade for sale; however, I am getting my brayer cards together to add to the store too.

Have a great day!

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Best Ever!

This card is inspired by the card on page 58 of the new Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog.  When I am pressed for time (like this week), I always look through the catalog and see if a card captures my eye.  I changed this one a little, because I wanted to use the Vintage Wallpaper and Framed Tulips Embossing Folders.

This is just one of the four awesome stamps in the set Take a Spin.  I used retired rub-ons for the sentiment "You are the very best ever." to match where the spinner landed.


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Inspired by Denise

I received this cute thank you card from my friend, Denise, who lives in San Diego and I knew I wanted to use it for a template to make one for our July club.


Here is the one I made for our club meeting this Friday:


I used the new DSP, Paisley Petals and the Short & Sweet stamp set.

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Pool Hair

Susanna is hosting this week's Scrappy Challenge at Paper Craft Planet.  This month is all about scrapping those summertime memories.  Susanna create an awesome 4th of July page.  I looked through my pictures and didn't have any unscrapped 4th pictures, but I did find some pictures of our boys and the neighbor at our pool.

Last summer, they started a game called "pool hair styles".  All of them had longer hair for the summer, so they loved to come out of the water with funky hair styles and check their look in the window to the pool house.  Silly!  I took pictures of this game, since they played it so much and would eventually forget they did this.  Yes, blackmail photos!  LOL!  Here is the quick layout based on the template Susanna used for her 4th of July layout here.



One of my favorite parts of digi scrapping is when I have to create a layout for both Tate and Tanner.  All I have to do is change the main photos...viola!  I'm done with two layouts.  Awesome!

I have three cards to share with you this week I made for our July club meeting this Friday.  I just have to take pictures and add my watermark.  Check back later this week for them.

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