Friday, May 30, 2008

Basic Grey Cards

Holy Cow-a-moly! These cards were so fun to make! They are for a class that I am teaching at Scrapbook Garden in June and July. The cool thing about them is that you use the 6x6 square pad for all of the cards. I am so silly...I never thought of using them to make cards. You can pick up the line that you want and not waste so much when you make the cards and the 6x6 pad is only about $6! I love most all of the BG lines because they are so edgy and fun. Some times some of their papers are a little out there but I love that because it makes you think outside the box. This paper line is called Boxer but the buttons are from the Recess line and the fibers are from the Fruitcake line. Thanks for stoppin in...hope you had a great Friday!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Flip Flop Fun

Isn't this the most fun little summer project you have seen? This is a class that I am teaching at Scrapbook Garden in June and July. I managed to put it together in one evening. It is really very simple and what a fun way to display your summer fun or maybe a fun vacation. The front and back of the book are a real pair of flip flops! The paper and embellishments are from a company called Quick Quotes.

Thanks for checkin' up on me! I have been pretty swamped at work and home so I haven't been doing much bloggin' lately. My birthday was last weekend and our anniversary is this weekend. I have so much to be thankful for! Mike took me out to dinner at this really neat place in a small town on the outskirts of Wichita. I will post pics and share details of that later. Hope you're having a great week so far!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

School's Out! **Woot Woot**

You heard it's out for the kiddos! Can you believe how fast the school year went? I thought it has gone especially fast after the Christmas break didn't you? Well my oldest daughter came home with some very exciting news, she entered several of her art projects in the art fair and placed on 2 of them. This photo is of a painting she did of Mother Theresa which she placed 2nd! Go Haley! The neat thing was that this wasn't just her school it was 9 other area schools! She has another piece, which I have yet to see that has gone on to regionals, we don't know what the status of that one is yet but it is up against all of the schools in Wichita that are in this particular contest! I always knew she was crafty but I didn't know she had this hidden artistic ability. It is so fun to watch your kids grow up (sometimes...*wink* if you are the mother to a teenage girl you know what I'm talkin' about!) and see what they become. You have this plan for them of what you hope they will be and you guide them along the way and hopefully, God willing, you have done a good enough job that you watch them make good choices. Exciting and scary all at the same time...none the less I am very proud of our kiddos!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Extreme Teen

Well here is a class that I am teaching at Scrapbook Garden. When I first got this kit I knew exactly who I want to photograph. We don't have a boy that would fit the "teen discription" so of course I picked our nephew Andrew. He is Mike's godson and he is also graduating this year from high school. So I called him and asked him to come over so I could shoot some photos of him for this layout I was doing. He is an artist and he has his own style...check out his shirt...he drew the design. He is such a down to earth kid. He comes from a family of 12 kids so being down to earth kinda comes with the territory! He hadn't had senior pictures taken yet and he liked the ones that I took so well he just had them made into wallets. wowie do I feel honored. I just played around with them a bit in Picasa and I thought they came out pretty good but for him to like them that much made me feel good.

On another note, Mike has been out to play golf twice this week. He hasn't been walking the course, he has been riding in the cart with his buddies...secretly I think this is how he gets them to pay for the cart...will see how long he plays that card! No, honestly the doctor said he needed to ride until he had his stress test on the treadmill on June 10th. This test will tell us exactly the damage to the heart. He said that he thinks the exercise has been good for him though. He said he feels good after he plays. Thanks for checkin' in will talk soon!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mothers Day Card

Here is a saweet card I made for my mother in law for her special day. I really like these colors together, they are part of the new SU paper line called Berry Bliss. I am looking forward to using this paper for a layout. That is if I ever get time to scrapbook my own stuff.

Hey...exciting news! Mike gets to go back to work tomorrow. Weird how we would be excited about something like that huh? The heart doc wants him to wait until he has his treadmill test before he does any Cardiac Rehab though. He will have that done in about 3 weeks. He did say that he could start playing golf as long as he doesn't carry his bag. He was out there swinging his clubs tonight...have to warm up for boys night out on Thursday evening! It was so good to see him having fun and doing something he loves to do! Man I love to see him smile!

Thanks for checkin in on us. Hope your having a great week! God Bless you all!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Little Get Well Card

Here is another fun little get well card that I made for a friend that had surgery. I just love the sheep. What a crack up on it's back! I am trying to be a good girl and use up some of my scraps for cards. Man sometimes that is tough! Thanks for peeking in on me! TGIF!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Spring Cards

Here are a few cards I made for a class that I am teaching at Scrapbook Garden in June. The stamps are Hero Arts and I am showing the ladies how to use markers to color in the stamp. After you color the stamp in with the marker it dries out pretty quick so if you "huff" on the stamp and give it just a bit of moisture then it gives it just enough umph to stamp a nice design on your cardstock. I thought these were fun because you add the little jewels here and there to add just the right accent.
Hope your having a great week. I sure am. I came home today and Mike looked so good, he said today he felt better than any day he has been home thus far! Isn't that great? It is so nice to see him perking up! I am so thankful.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

You Cured Yet?

I just love this SU set! It's called Farm Fever. I made this card for a friend of mine that just had surgery. I thought it might cheer her! Hope you all are doing well. We are doing pretty good here too. Next Monday Mike goes for his echocardiogram. That will tell us if the blood clot is gone in his lungs. That would be nice because when that is gone he can start cardiac rehab and start easing back into work. He is doing a good job of taking it easy though. He said he can tell a difference in his energy level every week. I know he is itchin' to get out on the golf course! Baby steps though! Thanks for checkin' in. I love to get your comments on my blog!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

My Teenager!

Yep that's right! I officially have a teenager as of Sunday last week! I can't believe it! She is growing up so fast! Here is a lay out I did for a class that I will be teaching at Scrapbook Garden in May. I just love the colors. The whole project is Bobunny, which is one of my favorite lines. The other little girl in the picture is Haley's best friend we kindly refer to as fruitcake (love you Megan!) who reads my blog frequently. This talented little chickie made Haley a pillow for her birthday. Isn't that just the sweetest thing?

Gotta tell you I really hate HMO insurance. I am glad that we have coverage but jeez it is so difficult to get everything coordinated with two doctors offices. We have spent the better part of this week just working with the doctors to get one test scheduled. They keep going back and fourth on when and where it needs to be done! It is madness! Do yourself a favor, go to the doctor on a regular basis and get a check up. Listen to your body, don't think it will just go away, you may be able to prevent something big from happening or at least be treated before it gets out of hand. Have a great evening and a wonderful Friday!