Sunday, January 31, 2010


I know I shouldn't even post the above but just have to show you what happens when you DON'T view what you have just snapped a picture of. And then proceed to put all your scrapbooks away and then a day later look at the pictures you have taken. SHAME SHAME. Don't do what I have done.

both of these pages were done on CTMH paper

the left page with the dog (Duncan) headed off the brick wall was taken by accident when my husband was taking pictures of him and saw him headed off the wall he grabbed him just as he snapped the shot. lucky on two counts.

Friday, January 29, 2010

watercolor mini card

you may recall this from a couple of days ago when I showed the card holder. this is another card done at my demo sharon's stampin up class. Done on watercolor paper and added a little glitter.

sorry the photo is a a little blurry only had the point and shoot for some of these shots and preloaded the cards into different dates.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Indian paintings

this was done with some Stampin' Up stamping and paper. A hike along the river near the indian paintings with hubby. the left corner picture is a dragonfly up close but his wings are hard to see in this picture. need to get better with taking 12 x 12 layouts.

Monday, January 25, 2010

fun card holder

this bird punch from stampin up is a must have really it is way to cute. Did this at a stampin up class with sharon It opens up to have 2 spots or cards or gift cards or money or even pictures
stay tuned for close ups of the cards

Saturday, January 23, 2010


May in Spokane is Lilac season. After all we are the lilac city. I sued this layout done at a ctmh scrapbooking class to put a few pictures of my aunt in the Lilac garden at Manito park in spokane.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

winter weather

done for a winter weather swap. I for some odd reason like this unknown unmounted snowman but never really have a chance to use it because it is kinda sad. For this swap it was perfect. we have had (knock on wood) a mild winter and compared to the last two a very welcome sight. So its a melting snowman with a little grass showing through and a bare tree. It was kind of plain so I added some blowing cold breeze to keep the snowman alive for a short more time and some crystals to make the snow.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

bee walking

well if you read my photo blog this is repeat but its my favorite page I did recently and just had to post it.

As you can see I don't journal much at all but I did do a little on this one. one reason I don't is my printing is not pretty yeah I know I could type it up but really I just don't care for journaling much in my books. don't tell any creative memory people that shhhhh.

Anyhow this is one of my favorite pages because of the story behind it. here are a three 16 year old, bored and inventing things to do. So they capture a bee. Yes a big old bumblebee. the captured him/her (how do you tell?) by putting finding one on a flower and then putting a plastic bag over it. then took some string and made a little lasso. and fished it in the bag till it was around the bee. I know I know very inhumane but hey they weren't out starting fires or drinking and bee's only live so long so I went with it.

After lassoing it they took it out of the bag and starting walking it down the street. this just totally cracked me up. Leave it to a teenager to think up something like this.

Paper by ctmh

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Snowman for a friend

In one of my stamp clubs we had a member that loved snowman and we loved our Ginny. A few years ago she passed away from colon cancer and her sister that is still in our club hosts this swap every year. its a favorite because of the memory it brings back for everyone and we love to honor her this way.

The snowman is cut with the cricut with a light blue shadow done as well. Markers were used to color in the parts on the snowman. He is pop dotted (I told you I am obsessed with them) on red. A cuttlebug folder was used on white and both the blue background and the punched red corners were made by taking stamp pads and running them over the top of the embossed background.

Only had to make 14 of these, haha but it was a labor of love. Once you get the parts made and the first one put together its a snap after that you just run an assembly line and before you know it they are all done.

Friday, January 15, 2010

black and white window card

I love how this turned out. It is for a black and white swap. Did this for a swap on a group I am in.

Making the window pane was the hardest part. After some trial and error I found the easiest way to do it was to take a square 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 fold in half and than half again. then with a square punch I punched out the pane. I used this for my template and put it over card stock and punched where the openings were at.

under the frame is another 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 white square I stamped the deer by putting the frame over the white and stamping the deer (ctmh) then took the frame off and sponged a little brook in black and then stamped the trees. Added some glitter to make the snow.

Pop dotted the frame on the white scene and then the entire thing on another black square.

the ribbon is from Joannes dollar stack.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

musical atc

I love this stamp set and I don't remember where the heck I got it. Its an unmounted set and I bought it many years ago when my son started playing drums. Its very hard to find drum stuff don't you know. Everyone wants to be the singer or guitarist so that is what they sell. well HELLO you can't have a band without a beat so the drummer is really the heart of the group. Love ya son!!!

I added a little color and lots of little cutting and mounted to white. Pop dotted the guitarist and keyboard player and added a few punched musical notes. I just love how this turned out. hopefully my atc partner likes it as well.

Monday, January 11, 2010

one of my favorite foods.

I did this for a cotm or card of the the month swaps I do with one of my online stamp groups hopefully she likes it and doesn't see this till she gets the actual card. The large artichokes were stamped on glossy paper and then cut out and pop dotted (yes I know I am obsessed with pop dots) the background is small artichokes stamped off and then stamped on white with some sponging and then the words stamped in black. I didn't like the edges of the card so I decided to give them a little bit of a jagged looks like the artichoke itself. All stamps are by Stamp in the Hand.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A new year and a new goal

for 2010 my goal is to be a better craft blogger and to finish more projects. Mainly finish more projects. Lord knows I have enough of them.

to start the year off a picture of a birthday ATC I did for my atc group called AtcsUsa-International. Its a small group and our swaps are not a huge commitment. Usually ONE a month yep ONE you get one back and you send one. But we send them all over the world sometimes. Its a great group of gals. if ATC's interest you come check us out on yahoo groups.

anyhow Its a bad picture I almost forgot to snap a shot before I sent them off so got my point and shoot out to shoot it. The atc uses one of my favorite stamps the monkey. I love that little guy from Rubber Soul and the balloons I found by amuse are perfect with him. The words are by Stampin up.

So I hope you join me for more shares. my goal is to post at least 4 times a week.