Sunday, December 26, 2010

Project 52-Week 51: Gift Wrapping for the Cub Scouts

On Thursday, Nik and I offered gift wrapping at Barnes and Noble to benefit his Cub Scout pack. We were pretty busy and got lots of donations from generous shoppers who were excited to get their gifts wrapped.

198th Layout of 2010-Zoo Camp



Will I be able to get two more done before the end of the year to have 200 done?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Project 52-Week 50: The Saddest Sign

After a day that was more naughty than nice, Nik posted this sign (read down, not across) in his room.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Project 52-Week 49: Making Wine

I took Nik and his good friend Dylan to the Night in Bethlehem event at church. The boys had a lot of fun.

194th Layout of 2010-A Wild Time

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Project 52-Week 47: Gingbread House building

190th Layout of 2010-Mother's Day

With December just around the corner, I guess I won't be reaching my goal of 280 layouts finished this year. I have beaten the amount I finished last year and hope to finish 10 more and reach 200.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

187th Layout of 2010-Training in Progress

OWH sketch #44-Get Well Soon

I'm working on card this weekend for the church card making event in January. I used this weeks sketch from the Stars and Stamps blog for this get well card.





Stamps: The {Stamps} of Life, ink: Stampin' Up, Pattern paper DCWV

Friday, November 19, 2010

186th Layout of 2010-Earth Day

Used the Soul kit from Coordinates Collections and stamps from the {Stamps} of Life.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Project 52: Week 46-Valentine Cards

I have 22 Valentines day cards and 15 more assorted cards to send to Operation Write Home (via Scrapping the Magic) tomorrow.

185th Layout of 2010 Go Fly a Kite

Used my sister's stamps from the {Stamps} of Life and used Flower Soft on the clouds.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

OWH card #21

Based on the Splitcoast Stampers sketch 13

183rd Layout of 2010-Coloring Easter Eggs

I haven't posted a scrapbook layout in over a month, but that doesn't mean I haven't been working on anything. At the end of October, I was busy working on a gift album for a baby shower (layouts #172-182). Unfortunately, due to illness and getting it mailed on time for the baby shower, I didn't take any pictures of the pages.

Here is #183. I used the Funky kit from Coordinates Collections.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

OWH's Stars and Stamps blog sketch #43




This was made with supplies from my stash.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Operation Write Home Be My Valentine Blog Hop

Today I'm participating in Operation Write Home's Be My Valentine Blog Hop in honor of Veteran’s Day weekend! If you're not familiar with OWH, check out their website: http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/ They collect handmade cards and send them to deployed servicemen and women to use to write home! It's a wonderful service! If you're a card maker, please consider making a few cards to send to OWH! If you are not crafty, you can still make a monetary donation to cover shipping and administrative costs.

Because of processing and shipping time, OWH card makers are already working on cards for 2012. The deadline for Christmas cards was at the end of October—we have to make sure the troops get the cards in a timely manner to send them back home. Be My Valentine is the theme for this blog and it looks to be the sweetest one ever. Thanks to Archway Cookies, who is going to match cookies for cards—sending cookies to the troops with the next batch of OWH cards. The deadline to send Valentines Day cards to OWH shippers is January 7th, but to have your cards included in the 4000 card goal with Archway, cards need to be received by December 1st.

Here is one of the two cards I made for this blog hop. You can find the other at Scrapping the Magic, where I am a member of the design team. If you haven’t hopped over there yet, be sure to stop by—April is giving away some blog candy.




I made this card using stamps from The {Stamps} of Life.

Thank you for hopping by! Your next hop will be Lisa at Land of EnCRAFTment—she is a crafting queen!

She'll have a link to the next blog...........so you can keep hopping!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mojo Monday sketch #164-Be Mine

I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch to create a Valentine for Operation Write Home.




Stamps: {Stamps} of Life, ink: Stampin' Up, rubons: Martha Stewart, pattern paper: Heidi Grace, ribbon and card stock from stash.


I am trying to make as many Valentines as possible in the next week so they can be sent in to OWH for their new challenge with Archway Cookies.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Midweek Throwdown Challenge card

It is Wednesday, time for the Midweek Throwdown Challenge at the Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps blog. This week's challenge is to make a "Thinking of You" card using ribbon.

Here is my card made with Stampin' Up stamps and ink, glaze pen by Sakura and ribbon from my stash.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

OWH Technique Tuesday: Brick Wall

Brick wall technique was featured this week on Operation Write Home's Stars and Stamps blog. Here is my attempt using the {Stamps} of Life's flower2doodle set:

Project 52: Weeks 42-45

Have to catch up with the Project 52 photos after being sick for a while.

Week 42: Nik in his Ghostbusters costume at Boo at the Zoo.


Week 43: Me in the costume I made. I didn't get to wear it to Nik's school or trunk or treat since Nik and I were both sick.


Week 44: Halloween-Nik got to go trick or treating with our neighbors, who are also two of his close friends.


Week 45: Reorganizing my stamp pads. Did you know that the Stampin' Up ink pads fit very nicely in a photo box put on its side? I got these boxes at Michaels while they were on sale this week (3 for $5).

Sunday, November 7, 2010

OWH sketch 42: hugs & kisses

After over 10 days of being sick, I am starting to feel well enough to get back to some card making. Here is my card based on the new Operation Write Home sketch. Operation Write Home is one of the 3 finalists in the Joann's Craft for a Cause contest. Help this great group send homemade cards to deployed troops so they can write home to family and friends. You can vote once per day.

Click here to vote.





Stamps: {Stamps} of Life, ink: Stampin' Up

Saturday, October 30, 2010

OWH batch 2-card #11-Forever



Paired a new piece of Heidi Grace pattern paper with her chipboard heart from 2006 and a chipboard work by Cloud9 Design (both by Fiskars)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

OWH blog sketch 40-Best Fishes





Playing with the new stamps I bought today from Recollections.

OWH blog sketch 40-A Day to Take Note





inside sentiment reads: thinking of you

Friday, October 22, 2010

OWH Star's and Stamps Midweek Throwdown: masculine card



I've made cards using this pattern paper (Creative Imaginations) before for church. I needed a card for our nephew's upcoming birthday so I decided to make another one for OWH.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Operation Write Home-Batch 2

Since I sent my first batch of OWH cards to April at Scrapping the Magic this past Monday, I have started a second batch. This is the first 7 cards I made using leftovers from two Coordinates Collections kits.

These are using Soda Pop


and these are using the Charmed kit: