Monday, August 31, 2009

Birthday Pages

Here are some of the pages done by family and friends for my daughter on her 18th birthday (party).
Most of which were NON-Scrapbookers.  I think they did a wonderful job.  This is just some of them.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

I won a Foodie Giveaway YEAH!

Well I won one of the Foodie giveaways; all about nuts.  I won a $15 Visa card.
The week is starting off good.  Thank you foodie giveawy! I love your site.

Yesterday was the "18th Birthday Party" for my daughter and it was nice.  The weather held up --but not really warm enough for swimming.  But we had good food and fun.  I also had everyone make a scrapbook page for her and I took pictures to add later.  I will share it once the pictures are all printed and placed on.  I used 81/2 x 11 which could be adhered to a 12x12 later.  Even all the NON scrapbookers and there were many did it and had a good time (I may have even converted a couple out of the NON category".  We also later got out the SingStar and made fools out of ourselves but it was fun.

Well it is time to wake up the house and start our day I will check in later.  I have been spending time on the cuttle bug challenege, obsessed scrapbooking, christmas, and pink stamper sites/blogs awesome talented ladies.  Learning alot more about my cricut and expression etc.  Nice people, and fun creative informative sites.  You should check them out.  Lots of Cricut information.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Creating from the Heart: ♥ Let's give something(s) away.....just because! ♥

Creating from the Heart: ♥ Let's give something(s) away.....just because! ♥

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Be Inspired #45

I found a blog that is all inspiring. It is cuttlebug challenge. Currently they are running this challenge to make any shape cards using or not using the cuttlebug. Talk about timing I just finished cards that I made for my daughter's 18th birthday party. They are suppose to look like a swimming pool and I also used green for the background hoping it would look like the lawn. (Just in case you have no idea what it is suppose to be)LOL It is for a pool party/backyard BBQ. We decided we did not want to go full out LUAU but did a Tropical BBQ you know everything summer, pool, sand, water balloons, water guns, silly string, tropical flowers HOT colors, flip flops beach towels, food will all be fruity or BBQ. (except for hot dogs)
The cards turned out ok for doing them at the last minute and using scraps to make the cards to use up things we have. We decided we need to "make the most" of what we have. All of them were a little different in color etc. The photos are not very good quality they look much better than the picture shows. I used vellum for a water look with a cricut cut out layered between with a colored strip of vellum that says "Let's make a splash As we celebrate" Not my best but definitely fun to make. and a very different "shape" I hope you enjoy and come back soon for more. Don't forget to sign up to follow or join my blog and please visit cuttlebug challenge to see many more designs.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Joy of Desserts: Julie & Julia Book Giveaway! Five Winners!

Joy of Desserts: Julie & Julia Book Giveaway! Five Winners!

Freaky Friday

Well here we are another Friday gotta love them. The best day in my week-the last work day of the week. TGIF Today I am going to try to catch up on some embroidery after I run some errands with my daughter and get invitations mailed for her 18th birthday party. (next Saturday) Monday I have a cropping date with a friend so I will save my scrapbooking for Monday night.
This weekend I know I should clean out that garage and have that garage sale before it gets too late to have one. But feeling rather lazy maybe that is because you stayed up to 3 am working on those invitations and you got up for work at 5:30 --2-1/2 hours sleep maybe I need more; but really on Friday.....Well off to run those errands and one of them is a stop at Michaels.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Jewelry in the Making

Just a quick note I was on my way to the beach the other day and stopped in at Mary Maxim's. I have never made jewelry but seen a stone and thought of my daughter who is turning 18 and loves hot pink and black. So I picked some things up and made her these two items. Just a quick little thing but she really liked them alot.

Monday, August 17, 2009

A Year of Embroidery

Well here I am again late at night amd can't sleep - cleaning my craft room and now blogging and internet surfing. Here is my next project. Pattern is a Smith Street Design.
This one will take me a year to complete. (decided to take my time) Actually I will be doing two of them in different color schemes at once for gifts. I will work on a different flower every month; and also the coordinating cuts and borders that I will need for each section.
Here is a few of my beginnings:

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mastering the Art of French Cooking

With the release of Julia and Julia (a must see movie for all); a new wave of enthusiast for her cookbooks emerge. I myself do not own one but would really like one. Actually I want both volumes. I want to try several recipes, crepes', poached eggs, quiche and the famous Beef Bourligoume. So many recipes and so little time.

I have just finished some cake decorating classes -so perfect timing to attempt something new.

I spent today on the beach reading the book Julie & Julia. It is a wonderful book. The movie left me wanting more.

Bon Apetit

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Quilting Project Finished

Here is a Lap quilt I just finished. It is a log cabin design inspired by Quilt in a Day, Eleanor Burns. It was for my Rocking Chair but my son loved it and confiscated it for himself. (He is 20 by the way) I was just thrilled that he wanted it and made so much over it.

The binding gave me a bit of trouble but that is what I get for doing a double sided binding. I did free motion the brown & blue Hydrangea print right next to the binding, while everything else was mostly stitch in the ditch/quilting. I think it turned out well.

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