Monday, November 30, 2009

The 100th Blog Post and RAK!!!!!!

Blog post 100. This should be something important, momentous even.
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has encouraged me in my hobby of scrapbooking. First and foremost my husband and son. They are the tirelessly photographed subject of many a layout. Oh, and Onyx, our lovely pink collared and red pedipawed cat! Then all the gals from FSS and the Pink Tiara gals on You are all wonderful friends. Thanks to Kristen and all of the people at Serendipity Scrapbooks, my second family. Then to MarKay, my BFF, thanks for letting me introduce you to scrapbooking and card making.

I want to also acknowledge those who have pushed me along creatively by welcoming me onto their design teams. Faith Sisters, BW Scrapbooking, Scrappy Jo's, Serendipity Scrapbooks,,, Scrap Around the Clock Challenge Blog and Sketches: Creatively Yours.

Thanks to all of you! I am going to provide a RAK to a lucky follower. Between today and the 15th of December, I would like you to lift one of my LOs. Post a comment here with a link to your gallery and I will check it out. One lucky person will win a RAK from me! Thanks for following me!

Monday, November 16, 2009

'Tis The Season

First of all, thanks to Jane for the Blog Award! It is my first one and I am over the moon!
Tomorrow, I am on my way to Washington DC to speak at the National Institutes of Health. I am looking forward to it! I will be back Wednesday evening. Whew!
It is my last trip before the holidays, so I am going to enjoy it and then cherish my time at home.
This weekend, I made a few cards at the holiday crop at Serendipity Scrapbooks. There are some really great ideas posted at the web site. They will be up until after the holidays, so check out some of the tips! Becky Fleck made an exclusive sketch for Serendipity. It really captures the holiday feel. I made a card and a layout with the sketch. I love it when I catch Mr. P being helpful!
Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

TAG! You're It!!!!

Over at Sketches: Creatively Yours Ali posted a fun Tag sketch. I did mine for a Thanksgiving hostess gift tag. I am really inspired to make some Christmas tags to get ready for the holidays! While I am cleaning up from all the glimmer mist around this place, I hope all of you have a phenomenal week!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sketches: Creatively Yours

I am so honored to have been asked to be on the design team for Sketches: Creatively Yours! The first sketch I got to work with was this weeks challenge, Sketch #24. It was wonderfully challenging.
For my LO, I continued to use the fabulous Indian Summer papers by Basic Grey. I did a hand stitched swirl in the corner using DMC floss! I love how it came out. The photos were taken a few weeks ago when we had fat-free hot dogs and marshmallows for dinner, roasted over our baja oven! It was such a fun time, even though it was chilly! I am looking forward to more fun fall and winter events to show you!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Taking One for Team Jacob

I was lucky enough to spend four days in La Push last month. Here are some of the spectacular photos that you can get if you are fortunate enough to spend time there!
For this LO I chose Basic Grey Indian Summer patterned papers. The largest is 12 x 12, the second is 11 x 11 and the third is 10 x 10. I simply layered each on top of the next. I added a Basic Grey sticker embellishment across the center of the layout at 6 inches (or the middle of the paper). The photos were placed using the Tim Holtz clear ruler. I centered them from the middle of the page leaving 1/4 inch between the photos vertically and horizontally. Each photograph is 4 x 4 inches. Third was the title work. The top set of letters are white glitter letters from AC Thicker, the middle are vintage silver glitter letters, and the bottom are the Basic Grey Indian Summer letter stickers. Finally, I accented the upper left corner with flowers from Maya Road, that I got from their warehouse sale.

Thanks for taking a look and have a wonderful week.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Newly Discovered Information and Some Other Important Facts!

I have been on the road for the last two weeks for my job - home on weekends. The first week was to La Push and the Quileute Tribe! Yes for all you Twilight fans for real and it was work and no I am not in the movie industry! And then last week I was in Albuquerque, NM. It snowed in NM, yes snow. Meanwhile with all of this travel, I check out the TSA web site about scrapbook stuff.
Yes you can take your scissors, as long as they are not too long. I didn't believe this, but I checked with the guys at the Portland airport and they said yes. They also seemed to think that I wasn't the menacing type. They said I would be "crafting".
Also, the sewing kits at the Garden Inn in Albuquerque have little tiny scissors! Great for distressing, never mind the sewing. I was able to complete a mini by taking stuff along on the plane. On the first flight someone had the same bag as me and I though how funny it would be if they got mixed up and he took the mini I made for a contest as Serendipity Scrapbooks home as a surprise in his suitcase! Tee-hee....
Have a great week everyone!