Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day! It's been a beautiful weekend here. I've gotten a lot accomplished since we didn't make any big plans. It's been hard watching the reports from the beach, as it has been sunny and over 90, but getting a bunch of spring cleaning done, working in the yard and doing some scrapping has made staying put worth it!

Today is such a bittersweet day. My heart is heavy thinking of all of our service men and women who are fighting to keep our country safe right now. I pray for them each day and think of the sacrifices they are making for us. I also think about their families and what they are going through on a daily basis. I can't even imagine. While I don't have a loved one serving right now, my dad is a vet of the Korean War and I know what he went through for our country.

My neighbor, Tom, returned from Iraq several years ago. I decided to make this tag for him and am going to give him something baked to go along with it just to let him know how much I appreciate his service.

I used Webster's Yacht Club mini papers along with Yacht Club trim, some of the new netting,the thread doily and a mini petal whimsy. I punched the stars from cardstock and added German Glass glitter.

Hope whatever you do today, you'll keep our troops in your thoughts. Have a great Memorial Day!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop

It's been a while since I've gotten to join in on a PTI blog hop. I had some extra time today, so I whipped a card to share. It was such a fun challenge ~ use flowers. As you know, I love flowers, so it really wasn't a challenge at all!

Here;s my card:

I used some paper from Crate Paper's Portrait line. Then, I stamped the branch from Turning a New Leaf onto a tag. I created the flower using a PTI die and vintage pattern paper. I stitched the smaller flower and added a Melon Berry Button for texture. The ribbon is Melon Berry, as well.

Thanks for stopping by! I'm off to check out everyone else's flower cards.
Have a great day!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I'm Still Here....

Sorry I've been MIA. Don't know where this week went? Well, I do, but I won't bore you, LOL! Anyway, we were away this weekend visiting my brother in Virginia. It was a lot of fun. I'm home now trying to catch up, never seem to be able to do so, though.

Just wanted to share a couple of recent things...

I made this cute little gift box for the Vintage Street Market blog this week. We teamed up with Epiphany Crafts. I used their heart tool to make the little epoxy hearts. Cute, huh? This held a gift card that I gave to one of Ryan's friends today.

I used VSM's Party Games kit along with some fun tissue paper trim they have in the store.

Here's another project I made for a second birthday boy today! I used lots of MME Stella and Rose on here. Love their chipboard accents. And there's my favorite May Arts ribbon. Recognize it???

Finally, I wanted to let you know about an AWESOME DT call. I so wish I could go for this one, but seeing as I'm downsizing on my commitments, I'm putting my fingers in my ears, shutting my eyes and saying, "la la la la la la la" to distract myself!! BUT, I wanted to get the word out. If you love vintage check out the Crafty Secrets DT call.

Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Baby Blue

Just hopping on to post a quick card that I did for Emma's last week. I think aqua and white are my favorites right now. I love this combo.

I used lots of Prima on here - flowers, chipboard, lace, vintage trinket painted white. It was so much fun to make!

I'm off to work right now, but check back on Thursday when I'll be sharing a Vintage Street Market project. This week they are doing a Facebook hop with Epiphany Crafts!
They'll be sharing some project ideas, and having a GIVEAWAY!!! Leave a comment on their Facebook wall this week, and they'll draw a name on Friday.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Webster's Digi

I've dabbled a bit in digital designs before, but I finally downloaded some of the awesome Webster's digital goodies this week and created my first Webster's digital page.

I decided to start with Country Estate, since I love this line so much.

Anything that is available in paper, is also available in digital format. You can find them all here: Webster's Digi Store.

There are also some wonderful digital brushes that can be used in so many ways. I love printing them out on transparencies and/or cardstock. You can do the same with the paper, stickers, motifs etc.

Be sure to check out the link to the right. There's a digital/hybrid challenge going on right now and you can win some fun goodies if you play along.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Challenge Card

Happy Tuesday! I've finally finished up some big assignments and was able to play along with some challenges today. It was so fun to create this card 'just because'.

I embossed some Vintage Cream cardstock for the base. Then I embossed a panel of Soft Stone cardstock for the bottom of the card. It's kind of hard to see the embossing in the photo...All of the stamps are Papertrey. I used a mix of 2011 Birthday Tags and Mat Stack 4.

The ruffled trim is Webster's, as is the stick pin. And the silver flowers are Prima.
This card actually meets three challenges this week. The color combo (bright pink, grey, cream) is from CR84FN. The ruffles are for The Shabby Tea Room. And the sketch is based off Mojo Monday. I'm especially excited because this is the first time I've gotten to play along with them.

Finally, I'll leave you with a proud mama moment. Ryan made his First Communion this past Saturday. Yes, I cried! (He kept telling me to stop and that I was embarassing him. I told him to get used to it.) It was really crowded so it was hard to get good pictures. I love this one of him coming in, even though it's blurry.

And here's one of the three of us. Again, it's not the perfect shot, but it carries wonderful memories.

Thanks so much for stopping by. And have a great day!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Prima Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by for today's Prima Blog Hop. If you didn't start at the Prima Blog, you'll want to go there first for all of the details. Today's hop is a quick and fun way to win a Prima kit filled with goodies.

I have a couple of things to share today. Here is the first project I have for you. This is a page I did using the Botanical collection.

(It's my friend Amanda and her sister as they got ready for Amanda's wedding...) I handcut a lot of elements from the papers, added some chipboard and some flower trim.

I also have a card to share today. I made this one using the Reflections line. I added a notecard to the center of the card, as well as chipboard and some flowers from the metallics collection.

Thanks for taking a peek at my projects!

Prima's word is: projects...

Here is the list of all of the participants. Your next stop is the amazing Karola Witzak!

1. Prima-

2. Stacy Cohen-

3. Nic Howard-

4. Alyssa McGrew-

5. Jamie Dougherty-

6. Julie Fei-Fan Balzer-

7. Trina McClune-

8. Ingvild Bolme-

9. Anabelle O' Malley- (that's me!)

10. Karola Witczak-

11. Daniela Dobson-

12. Leena Loh-

13. Liana Suwandi-

14. Iris Babao-Uy-

15. Cari Fennell-

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the blog hop!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Ring

How is it that it's May already? I have to say, I'm awfully glad. It's so good to see flowers blooming, trees budding and the kids outside wearing shorts. Poor Ryan is still suffering with his allergies, though I think they are finally getting better. I love spring and warmer weather and I'm so glad it's finally here.

I have a layout to share today that uses the new Webster's Country Estate line.

There's a story behind this one. My husband hates jewelry of any kind. When we got married he agreed (somewhat grudgingly) to get a ring, but only wore it to work, if we went out to dinner or on special ocassions. Well, a couple of years ago he lost it. I guess you could say I 'asked' him several times to replace it. Finally, on our anniversary, he got the replacement. It was such a sweet gesture since I know he did it for me. He's back to wearing it sometimes, but I'm so glad he has it! So, I had to do a page about it.

I framed the photo with a sticker and did lots of handcutting as well.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. Have a great day!