Sunday, January 29, 2012

Be mine Valentine's Day Card

I created this card for the ScrapFit Weekend Warm-Up #23 to use Craft Cardstock.
I wanted to put some brown with pink so I used a piece of a  paper bag that I had laying around in my craft closet.  I used some Mod Podge to stick the bag down.  This added texture and some shine to the card. 
I used my Craft Cardstock piece raw and put some pretty checkered ribbon through the slots that were in it.  I had this piece of cardstock in my stash for some time so it was good to use it up. 
I stamped some eharts onto white paper using light pink ink.  I cut these out and added these to the bottom edge of the brown bag.
Lastly I just used my pink marker to write Be Mine then added some more pink color to the edges of my card.  Not sure if I liked that or not..........but too late the rest of the card was done.  I wasn't starting over.
Thanks for looking

Thursday, January 19, 2012

We are strong, no one can tell us we're wrong....

Do you remember the song from Pat Benatar "Love is a battlefield" from the 80s? I graduated in the early 80s and many fond memories come to mind whenever I hear songs from that era. I guess I am telling you a bit about my age, oh well.
I used Workout #59 -Inspired By The Music! from ScrapFit to create this LO. I thought it fit my son. He thinks he is strong...well maybe he is....and maybe he is stronger than I. Did I just put that down in print. Oh well
So in this photo, from last christmas (2010), he is brandishing his machete that he got as a gift. Yes, it was from my husband and I. Probably against my better judegemtn, but boys will be boys. How else will my son learn to be safe with knives and guns if he does not have them and learn about them from us.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

More Titus Tubing

Here is another LO of the kids when they went tubing. It was a great way to spend part of the 2010 New Year's Eve day with the kids. These photos just show the girls ready to go down the hill, all looped together. I got them to turn toward the camera before they pushed off. I used more of the snowflakes from the other tubing LO. This LO was created from the January 1 Sketch at Stuck Sketches.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Graduation is A Simple Thing

Well, maybe not so simple when my dad graduated, which was over 50 years ago. He is 70 now and still runs his oil company, working 10 hour days 5 days a week! He tells me that he has worked since he was quite young. These are some of the things I remember him telling me:
He grew up on a farm and thus was a farmer.
He had a paper route when he was young.
He worked on other farms.
He went to college for business.
He married.
He worked for the state of New York as an auditor.
He had 5 children.
He bought a Oil Company, and then another and another.
He bought a restaurant, ran itfor a few years then sold it.
He bought an old gas station and added a convenience store to it.
He bought 2 more gas stations/ convenience stores.
He has bought and sold a few other buildings.
He is the grandfather of 13 grandchildren.
So from one simple man from a farm family who worked really hard over the years (and had some fun hunting, fishing, & snowmobiling) he has created a family that he loves and a business that he should be proud of.
My dad.
I am so very proud of him!!!!!!!!

This LO was created for the Workout #60- It’s The Simple Things from ScrapFit.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Tirtus Tubing

Tubing at Titus Mountain is something the kids love to do each winter. When the cousins come along it is always so much more fun. This LO is of my daughter and her two cousins as they were about to go down the hill in Decenber 2010.

I used the Weekend Warm-Up #22 from ScrapFit.
It was to use stars. I was looking around my scraproom to see what I had for punches when I came across my snowflake punch. I thought this would be a perfect star. I got out my ink and used my stamp to stamp a backgound image onto some white paper. I then punched out lots of snowflakes from this paper (after it dried). Lastly I put 1 snowflake on top of another using pop-dots. I like the dimension this gave to the snowflakes. Here is a close-up look at them.


I created this card using the chipboard word "anticipation". I used a piece of paper for the bacground and used glitter glue to accent it. I thought this card could be used for someone who is expecting a baby, moving, changing jobs, going to college. I used Simon Says Stamp Presents a Chipboard Challenge from Lilypad for my idea.

Sunday, January 8, 2012


In this LO I used a photo of my parents. It is from December 2010 on a day we were celebrating their gift to the local Medical Center.

I really went outside my box on this one using lots of layers with the ribbon and this paper swirl that I hand cut out from a piece of paper. Here is a close-up of it.

Lastly here is a close-up of a blue jewel star that I found that I knew was a perfect addition to the page.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

ScarpFit Winner!!

My LO of Faith was the winner for Workout # 57 from ScrapFit. It was for Word of the Year. Go down to my post with my LO here.
A big THANK YOU to ScrapFit for choosing my LO!!