Happy Everything!

This is our Christmas card this year.  I wanted to wish all of you Happy Everything!  May the holiday you celebrate be joyous and filled with love.

The back of our Christmas card reads.....  Jesus in the reason for the season!

Hoping you have a safe and happy holiday season!
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Susanna's Birthday Party

Today, October 22nd, we are celebrating Susanna's Boyd's birthday with a week-long challenge event that every member on the Planet can participate in!  The Super Novas got together and each made a special birthday gift for Susanna's birthday.  In honor of this momentous occasion, we invite everyone to post a birthday project or card for a chance to win some fabulous prizes! Yes, there are several chances to win some awesome paper crafting goodies just by posting a birthday themed project!  Further details can be found by clicking on The Planet Blog.  Check out where the party is and join us for a week of celebrations!

I created a three-page layout to celebrate Susanna's birthday.  I hope she likes it!

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Halloween Bookmark

I made this cute Halloween Bookmark at my friend, Kim's house.  Oh, this would be so cute to have in one of my scary books.  In fact, it would be cute to have in any of my books.  What am I thinking?  I will have to give it to the boys, since I got a Kindle.  Oh, I could put it in the Halloween gift for one of the teachers at Westgate.  Now, I am thinking!

I stamped the image from Festive & Fun stamp set (Holiday Mini) in black Staz On and used ink and a water brush to watercolor it.  Then I ran it through the Big Shot with an Impressions Folder.  To make the raised dots show better, I brushed an ink pad lightly over them.  Oh, so cute!

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Beautiful Thank You

I made this beautiful card at my friend, Kim's a couple of weeks ago.  She had everything cut and ready to go for us at her workshop.  I love this technique with the Impressions Folder.

You put ink on the folder and then put your paper into the folder and run it through the Big Shot.  The ink does not go into the impression, so it leaves it the color of the paper while turning the paper the color of the ink you use.  Soft and pretty!

I have to confess that her card had a beautiful bow on it and my bow looked terrible, so I put a flower on mine when I got home.  Hee hee!  I do not tie pretty bows, so I had to improvise.

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bird house

Look at this cute little bird house my friend, Kim made me.  Love it!

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Simply Sent

I love the Simply Sent sets in the Stampin' Up! catalog starting on page 192.  When you need a card, but don't have the time to make one these are the best.  This one is from the Great Day set.  All I added was a dimensional to the pink flower, the button with white bakers twine and the ribbon.  The stamping was done from me.  These sets even come with envelopes.

You can stamp a sentiment on the front.  I decided to leave mine card blank, so I can use it for any occasion.

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Birthday Envelope

Isn't this soooo cool!?  I love this card that sits inside an envelope.  I made this at my friend, Kim's house.  For the envelope, I closed it and punch out the top with a circle punch.  You only use about 2/3 to 1/2 of the circle.  Cute, cute, cute!

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Scrappy Sunday September: Week 1

Wow!  I can't believe it is September already.  Where I live it is starting to get colder, so the blankets are coming out at night to cuddle.  This reminded me of the pictures I have of the family snuggling on the couch or bean bag together, so I decided to scrap this event.  I created a sketch for you to play along this week at Paper Craft Planet.

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Blow Out Your Candles

This is another card I received from my friend, Kim.  I have missed a few of her club meetings, so she gave me some of the projects she has worked on during the summer.  This is so cute, because the spinner actually works.  I love this stamp set, Take a Spin.  Perfect for an occasion!

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So Sweet

This is one of the projects we are going to make at the September club meeting/workshop.  I love the treat cups!  I bought some gum balls for our gum ball machine at home, so I thought it would be a good time to make a this card before the boys chewed all the gum.

The stamp set I used for this card is Something Sweet.  There are a lot of ways to use the treat cups with this set.

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God Bless You

Due to the hurricane heading up the east coast, I thought this card would be appropriate to post today.  I used the design on page 77 of the current SU Idea Book & Catalog.  I love going through the catty and looking at the cards made with the sets I own.  I mark the ones I want to recreate.  I used a different color scheme.  I like to use the colors I already own.

The stamp set is Crosses of Hope and I used the new Stripes Textured Impressions folder.

May God be with those who need His help right now.
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Birthday Hat

Isn't this the cutest birthday hat treat box?  I didn't stamp this one.  My friend, Kim gave me this, when I went to her house last week.  She gave these to her roommates at the SU convention this year.  Oh, so cute!

Oh, I think I am going to have to get the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch.  Love it!

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Scrappy Sunday: Week 2

This week I have a sketch for you this week for Scrappy Sunday at Paper Craft Planet.   I am one of those scrappers that does NOT scrap chronologically.  I used to, and got out of the mood to continue to scrap the same things, i.e. baby pictures, etc.  So I decided to scrap whatever pictures move me.

That is why I like sketches.  I find a sketch and go to my pictures to see what I have that fits that number of photos.  It is a great jumping off point for me to start my creative juices flowing. Sometimes I find the number of pictures I want to use, then go to the web and find a sketch that fits the number of pictures.  I hope this sketch inspires you to do a little scrapping this week.

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Photo Booth

Since I got my MAC, Tanner loves to play on the Photo Booth program.  This application fits his personality to the max.  Susanna has given us a great template at Paper Craft Planet to scrap a lot of photos.  When I saw it, I knew I wanted to use these pics.  This was a fast way to scrap a lot of photos that do not need journaling.  The pictures tell ALL!

I am host tomorrow at Paper Craft Planet's Scrappy Sunday.  I hope you can play along with me next week.

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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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