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Sunday, November 28, 2010

LMCB # 17 - Layering and 3D!

Hello! Well, this week, we're a little late with our Lasting Memories challenge, but better late then never, right? So, this week, we're challenging you to layer and/or add a little 3D effect to your layout!! For mine, I layered my photo's and then I layered die cuts on the photo's and layered some of the paper accents and for my 3D, the middle pic is popped up off the page. Now hop on over to Lasting Memories and play along!! Be inspired by the DT and show us your layering and 3D ideas!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello! No crafty project today, but I did want to take a moment and wish all my US friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! Have a safe and happy holiday and don't shop/eat too much!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"There Is No Greater Gift At Christmas..."

Good morning! As promised, here's a couple little Christmas cards I put together using my Hello Kitty cricut cart. Isn't she a doll? I was trying to come up with something a little different for my cards this yr and I think I did that for sure here! I bought the cards at Michaels and then just added my own touch. I put Hello Kitty together and then I added white fun flock, so she's nice and fuzzy! Don't ya love that bling too?? Michaels!! I just have to finish up the inside and then these will be heading out in time for Christmas. Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Project Tuesday - 6 Pack "Cherry Oh!"

Good morning!! It's Tuesday and time for another project and I LOVED this one!! It's called a Six Pack and it's the neatest idea. It's a little hard to see, but there's actually 6 'packs' in this little box! For mine, I used CTMH "Cherry Oh" paper and the cherry is from my Hello Kitty cartridge, the ladybugs are from the dollar store! I thought this would be really cute for Ashleigh's teacher. She's very artsy so we're going to fill it with art supplies and give it to her for Xmas. So now it's your turn!! Hop on over to Project Tuesday and be inspired by the DT and play along!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Santa's Greetings from Shy Bear and Snow Friend!

Good morning! We had an amazing retreat this weekend!! My co-host Kelli and I are really excited to see it taking off so well. This was our 3rd retreat and although we had some that couldn't make it this wknd, we did have 6 new faces and we're already booking at 16 for next June!! We even have confirmations for Nov 2011! We had such a great time, a lot of laughs, great conversation, great food and most of all, awesome people! I worked on my florida 2007 album and some Christmas cards. Here's one of my cards I did...isn't he just too cute?? This is from the She Bear line. I have a sentiment I have to get inside, but I wanted to post this now. Stay tuned for a super cute Project Tuesday post tmw and more "Hello Kitty" Christmas cards on Wednesday! Also, be sure to check out my Lasting Memories project for this week too! Have a great day!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Lasting Memories Challenge #16 - Recycle It!

Hey there! Well, I'm away at a retreat this wknd and was working on getting my challenge blog ready to post tmw and I hit POST too soon! So, we're off to an early start! So....

It's time for another Lasting Memories challenge! This week we're 'recycling' items on our layouts. Remember that stash of old papers, ribbons, buttons etc you have laying around?? Get them on those layouts! Recycle an old card, whatever you like! This layout is from our Florida trip in '07. It's the condo where we stayed outside of Disney. I recycled some paper, the lace and a couple flowers.

So, now hop on over and check out what my DT did this week at Lasting Memories! Remember to check back tmw for more entries since I goofed and posted too soon! Have a great night!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Project Tuesday - Reindeer Baglets!

Good morning!! Time for another Project Tuesday! This week we're making "Reindeer Baglets" I had to change mine up a little from the instructions to work with an idea I had in mind. I think it turned out ok! I used a sticker set from Jollee's and the image is from Stamping Bella. Now hop on over to Project Tuesday to see what the rest of the DT came up with! Alot of cool idea's over there!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

LMCB # 15 - Use Your Cricut (or die cuts)!!

Good morning!! Hope everyone has had a great wknd so far! So, this week at Lasting Memories, we're challenging you too get out your cricut (or die cuts) and use them on your layouts!! How fun is this?? For my layout, I used CTMH Tinkerin' paper pack/stickease and my Life's A Beach cartridge. The pattern is from CTMH "Magic" book. I thought it was perfect for this layout. I added a little liquid glass to my little guys mask as well. Now hop on over to Lasting Memories to be inspired by the rest of the DT and hope you can join us this week!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Birthday Invitations for Ashleigh

Good morning!! While we were away, Ashleigh had her 10th birthday. Here we go in the double digits!! We spent the day at Gator Land and then took her shopping and went home for cake, which she helped! So, when we got home, she informed me that she wanted to have a b-day party. So here's what I came up with for her invitations. Just something simple, sweet and fun. The image is from High Hopes and I used my CB "Happy Birthday" embossing folder. We're going to a place in town and all the girls will get to choose a ceramic piece and paint it! Ashleigh went to one there and loved it. Should be fun and this way, our house stays standing lol!

Don't forget to check out my layout for this week's Lasting Memories challenge! Come on out and play along, you have till Sat the 13th at 9pm EST! It's all about punches this week!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

LMCB # 14 - "Punch" It Out with a Day At The Beach!

Good morning!! I am slowly getting back into routine...did I mention SLOWLY? LOL! It's been a tough week. We went from amazing 90 * weather to stinkin' snow here. So, speaking of snow, I thought this layout was perfect for this week's Lasting Memories challenge! We're challenging you to use your punches on your layout. How fun and easy, right?? Hope you can join us! This is a layout from our trip to Disney in '07. We went to this awesome water park called "Blizzard Beach". Was so neat!! I thought my snowflake punch was just perfect and really fit with my layout. I used my cricut "Life's A Beach" cartridge for the title and had to glitz it up with some glitter. Come on over to LM and have a peak at the rest of the DT's layouts and hopefully you can find a minute to play along!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Couple Photo's From GatorLand

On our vacation, we went to Gator Land and it happened to be Ashleigh's birthday that day as well. What a cool place and those gators aren't friendly either! LOL! They are as natural as can be. At one pt, Andrew and Ashleigh were standing along the edge of a lookout over the breeding ground and this huge gator, who had been facing/swimming the opposite way, VERY slowly turned and swam towards them. He thought he was being conspicuous, but we seen him coming. You can see it on the video too and see Ash back up a pace or 2! Anyway, here's a couple pics we had taken there and yes, the gators and snake are real!

And just to clarify, since my hubby so kindly informed me...I'm wearing a SKORT, lol, NOT blue underwear!! I was more concerned about that gator peeing or worse on me than crossing my legs! LOL!