Monday, March 30, 2009

It's a winter wonderland...

Ai yi yi...for the last few days we've had snow melting from a significant front that blew thru the end of last week. Last night we were coming home from church and another front blew in and rather quickly I might add. By the time we got home, the snow was blowing sideways and within a half hour, it was already accumulating on the ground. Geesh - it's spring for heavens sake! I'm ready for this white stuff to go away (even though I appreciate the moisture). I'd settle for rain that's for sure.
However, because the weather was crummy, I was able to get a page done for my scrappy chick challenge. It's a pic of one wonderful friend of mine who has always been such a "treasure" to me...from the very first day we met, we hit it off and it's been a whirlwind of ups and downs since then. She's the best, absolutely the best friend I could have ever asked for. Thanks Stacey for being there for me through everything. You are such an inspiration and blessing to me :)
The patterned papers I used on this layout are from Pink Paislee and Bazill. The circle was cut on my Cricut Expression and it's CTMH paper. The stamps are CTMH. I used a white craft pad for the ink. Everything else is just from my stash. I'm lovin' how this layout turned out. I'm struggling a bit with so much "white" space, but really think the end product is lookin' good!
Hope your week is starting off well. Hubby and I are off today and heading out to Lander (about 25 miles from here) to see the Canyon and maybe do some snowshoeing, depending on the wind and conditions. Blessing and hugs! Brenda

Thursday, March 12, 2009

FINALLY!

...I'm back! Whew - talk about a whirlwind! My life has definitely been consumed with all things "house". Getting the paint on the walls, getting the carpet in, worrying about snow melting and leaking through in spots (note: the roof has yet to be finished), etc., etc. Nothing fun I assure you. Needless to say, I've had no time to scrap or make cards and this has really made me cranky. I NEED that time for me!!! Hopefully now as things are winding down, I'll have more time to be creative and therefore, relax and enjoy life.
This is a card that I made using Inkadinkado stamps - aren't they so funny? I just love their expressions. I think the set is called "Amy Smyth Made It". There are also owls and other types of shore birds w/ some fun little greetings as well. The cardstock is all SU. The birds were colored using watercoloring technique with markers. I'm lovin' the finished outcome.
OK...well that's it for now. I think I'll take some time to make something else! Woo hoo! I'm on a roll. Enjoy the rest of your week! Hugs - Brenda