Friday, May 28, 2010

Friend...

OK, so I did my hair and then went outside to let the dogs out for a few minutes and came back in with my hair sticking to my lip gloss - geesh! It's windy out there...crazy windy! The temp is around 84, but the wind is truly miserable. Hopefully it will die down soon. Anyway, I'm off to be creative, but wanted to share with you this card I made a couple days ago using the October Afternoon papers again. Just love them! There's no stamping on this card at all, just a couple stickers and some pretty ribbon trim and stick pin from my collection. Very simple and sweet, just like I like my summers! Hope your beginning to summer has started off well - our kids are home now and ready to have some fun - so bring it on! Hugs - Brenda

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Happy Birthday

Happy Tuesday! This is a card I made for my sis-in-law's birthday. I love it b/c it's so simple and made entirely with stickers, rub-ons and paper - no stamps or "flash". The rub-ons were a bit of a challenge for me, as they are kinda static-y, but they ended up looking pretty cool. The papers are once again October Afternoon and from the same collection as yesterday's layout. SO lovin' these papers and accessories! Hopefully she feels the same way :) Hey - school's out Friday. Can you believe it???!!! Seems like just yesterday I was sending the kids off to their new school year. *SIGH* Guess that means summer is on it's way as well, which makes me eternally happy. Have a blessed day! Brenda

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Strawberry Girl

Hi there! A gloomy, cloudy day...no sun to be had today, but thought I'd share a "bright" and sunny layout featuring my daughter and her favorite fruit (maybe food). I used Bazill Basics papers for the background and the strip of strawberry paper and stickers are from October Afternoon. I added the "bling" on the berries and also added some buttons from my stash. Makes my day a little brighter just looking at the pictures :) Hope your Monday is bright and sunny where you are - whether the weather is or not. Hugs! Brenda

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

April Showers....

...we know that old saying. It's been raining here some, but is getting warmer and the flowers are beginning to bloom i.e. tulips, hyacinth, grape hyacinth, bulbs. A lot of my perennials are making their way out of the ground too, so I'm happy. I love this time of year - new life! This card is stamped with a Unity stamp and then I pieced in the umbrella with some paper I had lying around. I love the way it turned out - it just makes me think of spring :) The sentiment is also a Unity stamp and inside it says "with a friend like you". So glad I have friends that make my life sweeter! Thanks for stopping in and hope your week is going well! Blessings - Brenda

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Whooo Loves You...

I do! Glad you stopped by today! I made this cute little card b/c I had a picture of one sort of like it and loved the way it looked. It was simple and fun! The owl is from CTMH, as is the sentiment. The papers were some I had in my stash and love how there are little owls on the paper to go along with the big guy. Hope your week is going along smoothly. It's been absolutely gorgeous here for a few days, but I think there's a change coming in the next few days. *sigh* I guess we DO need the rain :) Hugs! Brenda

Monday, April 19, 2010

I got a page finished!

Hello and Happy Monday! Spring has finally arrived here in Wyoming (I'm sure of it!). The tulips are fixin' to bloom, hyacinth are breaking through the soil, and a lot of the perennials I've been waiting to see are making their appearance after a VERY long winter. I'm so excited, as this is one of my favorite seasons if for nothing less than the newness of life! The sun is shining and I couldn't be happier to see it getting so nice during the day. I finished this page up today, after having started it in Texas a few weeks ago. It was the last of my page packs that I took along and I'm pleased as punch to have those all done. I think it was 13 in all that I was able to take and now have completed. These pics are of my daughter's 8th birthday, almost 3 years ago. Yes, I'm behind and will never be caught up...that's just the way it is. So happy to have some of my older pics getting scrapped. Hope your week is blessed. God's goodness is all around us if we just look! With love, Brenda

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Like No Other!

Hi! Long time no post, huh? Bad blogger! It's been a long dry spell for me - a lot like winter, without the dry - just long. I went to Texas and scrapped with my bud, Stacey, and we had such a great time together! I got 12 pages done and was working on the last one when it was time to pack up, so pretty much used up all the page packs I had put together. I was pretty proud of myself...and some of the pics were old, when my kiddies were little. So thanks Stace for taking time out of your schedule to come scrap and spend the day with me - I love ya! This card is my first attempt at coloring with Copics. If you haven't had the chance to use Copic markers, they are truly a blast and give such a lovely effect. They make it so easy to blend
and the colors are so vibrant. I'm hooked!!! YIKES - they're expensive! But, I have so many "color book" image stamps that I needed a great way to color and I think I've found it!
This is a Stamping Bella image (kinda looks like what I do all day!), and the word stamp is from Unity. The paper is stuff from my stash - Bazzill basics colored and SU! white cardstock. The others are misc scraps that were punched with my circle punch. Pretty cute, huh?
Hey - I hope I still have some followers that'll read this post - ha! Have a fabulous Tuesday and I'll be back much sooner than last time - I PROMISE! Hugs - Brenda

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Living in the Moment

I'm back...getting my mojo back slowly but surely. Now I just need to find the time to be creative again. I've started working out and that takes my time after I finish working, then I'm off to be the taxi service for not only our kids, but some friends of ours whom we help out when they're in a pinch. After that, it's time to make dinner and then I'm too pooped to do much of anything else but read or watch TV. Sigh...can you say vacation? More like stay-cation.
I whipped up this sweet little card one day when I could squeeze in a few minutes. It's made using Unity stamps and some fun Elsie paper I had lying around. I paper pieced the leaves on the tree and then glued some buttons along the bottom. The holes are punched with an SU punch, and last but not least, some velvet ric rac is glued along the bottom edge. Inside I stamped "Happy Birthday" just cuz I needed a b-day card. What d'ya think?
Hope your month is going well. Can you believe we're already past the halfway mark of February. Yikes!!! Even the radio guy is announcing how many days til Christmas. Have a blessed week!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy 2010! Bout time I posted, huh? I don't know, I think I've lost my mojo, so I'm sharing with you a project I made before Christmas. I just love the way it turned out! We had some old timey pics done in Cody this past summer and I wanted to share with family members, so came up with this idea. It's the Cosmo Cricket lacing cards and then just some papers I had that went well with the sepia tones in the pictures. I have to say this was the gift to top this year, so guess it was a hit! Hope your year is off to a good start. It's cold here, but the weather is warming up a bit this week. We had a few days of -25 to -30 and I have to say, I don't like those days. I prefer the 30s and 40s when it comes to winter. I know, what am I doin' living in Wyoming - LOL! Have a fabulous week and wish me luck on finding my mojo. Nothing seems to be pushing me on, so leave me some love and well wishes. Thanks for looking! Brenda