Saturday, January 31, 2009

Retro Crop

Where: Serendipity Scrapbooks When: Feb 20 - Feb 22 with precrop challenges starting Feb 13
Time: All challenges will be up and ready by 3 pm EST on Feb 20
Inspiration: Over 20 challenges and prizes will be awarded

Mark you calendars for a fun filled weekend with Serendipity Scrapbooks on February 20, 2009 through February 22, 2009. Serendipity Scrapbooks will be having their Flash Back Reunion Crop. Kristen and the gang will be celebrating the 3rd Birthday of Serendipity Scrapbooks.

To help us celebrate, Serendipity has contacted all of the Design Team Alumni to be a part of this wonderful celebration crop! They will be having over 20 Design Team members here to help get your creativity flowing. Some of the Design Team Alumni that will be attending helped start the very first Design Tem at Serendipity.

We will be taking a little walk back through time during this crop. Do you remember Rainbow Brite, Mall Hair, 31 Flavors? We do and will help guide you through this little walk down memory lane.

Hope to see everyone there! It should be really fun!!!!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Tag I'm It

I was just tagged by my buddy, Vel.
Here are the rules of the tag:
Here are the rules:
1. Go to the section of your computer where you store all of your photos.
2. Select the 6th folder.
3. Select the 6th photo from that folder.
4. Post and explain about that picture.
5. Tag 6 other people

So, my sixth photo in my sixth folder was from last summer in Spokane Washington.
I was at the National Direct Service (Indian Health Service) Tribes meeting to present. I went for a walk though Exposition Park and took this photo. It was a fabulous day!

I am going to tag my followers: Holly, Carol, Tricia, Catz, Jennifer, Juleslovgiraffes

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Scrapping on the Road

I was up in Suquamish, Washington for a meeting last week. Whenever I drive when I travel, I pull out the rolling tote and put some kits together for pages. I love Suquamish more than most other places. So, I had a little time in the evenings to create. I got all of these LOs started, and finished them up on Friday night.

On the LO slow fun, I made the bird embellishment. Here's what you need:
Cotton fabric, felt, cotton batting (or balls), embroidery floss and seed beads.
First cut the fabric and felt into a teardrop shape of the size of your choosing.
Place fabric and felt together with the right sides out. Take three strands of embroidery floss and hand stich around the edges. When you are almost done stuff with batting. Finally sew ribbon and bead eyes on with embroidery floss. I finished the cotton fabric edges with a bit of glue (you could also use stickles) to keep it from fraying. Then, place on your page.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Growing Up

As most of you know, Preston turned 8 in November. It is hard to watch time pass so quickly. One of my favorite things to do is hold his hand. I love hugs and reading and kisses. I know that just around the corner many of these things that mom loves will cause a giagantic "MOM" to be uttered in a displeased tone. Last summer, when we were at the Mariners game in Seattle, Jim caught this picture of our little kiss. Is this the last public display of affection? When do a become a huge embarassment (I am a small one now)? Things to ponder as time goes on....

Monday, January 12, 2009

Have I Told You?

I have so many things I really love in life. My dear hubby being at the top of the list, followed closely by my charming son. Other things I love are my work (yes, I know that is weird). I do love what I do! I also love my hobbies. I am have been doing challenges at Serendipity Scrapbooks and at My Creative Scrapbook. Speaking of things I love, SKETCHES! There are some superb sketch artist out there. I love working with sketches by Liz Qualman. I am working on my second LO from her sketch at MCS! The first one I did of me at age 3-ish.

Over at Serendipity I am making a concerted effort to try every sketch. I have my hands full!

Here are a few that I did this last week.

Thanks for coming to visit my blog. I appreciate all of you that do. If you want to sign up to follow my blog take a look to the right. I'd love to be on your dashboard!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Using Up the Stash

I am drowning in a over abundance of scrapbook supplies. I know "she who dies with the most....". One of my goals this year is to get it to a reasonable amount. Lately I have been participating in the Winter Sketchfest at Serendipity Scrapbooks. Also on, I am doing a use your supplies challenge.
Here is what I have created so far. I have a long way to go....