Sunday, July 27, 2008

2 Cards

While packing for Convention, I felt a need to create hit me! So, I sat down and made these 2 cards. They were very simple and quick! I love that!

The pink circles are punched out of Blush CTMH cardstock. I used Chocolate CTMH grograin ribbon and Chocolate ink for the stamped lined circles (I don't remember what set I found that in!

I stamped the stems and flower centers with Garden Green and the flowers and words with Honey (my new favorite yellow!). The flowers and stems are from June Word Puzzle (I so love the Word Puzzles - you can do SO much with them!) and "Happy everything" is from the June SOTM (stamp of the month) "With Love" (another favorite set!)
OK, so that is out of my system... I can get back to cleaning house! Day after tomorrow I leave!!!! WOOHOO!!! Orlando, here I come!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Only 3 More DAYS!

I am getting so excited about CTMH Convention 2008. My friend Lyla, will be here Tuesday and she and I will be heading to Kansas City to catch our plane early Wednesday morning to Orlando! This will be my first convention and with all the hype that is going on in the Bulletin Boards, I am getting so excited, I can hardly wait.
So, this weekend is my planning time. Cleaning house, doing laundry, getting the last minute errands run, making sure bills are paid... you know the drill. There is just so much to get done to get ready to be gone for 5 days!
Anyway, I gotta get busy. I just wanted to quickly type in an update. I hope to update while I'm there (every room has its' own computer, so I don't have to lug mine through the airports!).

Monday, July 21, 2008

And the winner is... is the winner!

Kim has a great site and fabulous tutorials. Be sure to go check out her site if you haven't. You won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I Won an AWARD!

WOW! Check this out! My friend and CTMH sister, Tracy blessed me with this WeBlog Award! I was so surprised and honored! How exciting it is to be honored and recognized by my stamping peers!

It's a special award that's given to weblogs that somehow catch your eye! The rules to rules for this award are:

1. The winner can put the logo on her blog

2. Link the person you received your award from.

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs

4. Put links of those blogs on yours.

5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated.

I am going to nominate these ladies as their blogs have been an inspiration to me and ones I check on daily.

So... vote here! Leave a comment or send me an email and I'll announce the winner next Monday! Vote for your favorite!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

My Grandkids

I guess I'm like every other Grandma, I think my grandkids are the cutest ones in the entire world! Miss Trella just turned 2 in May. I used Whoops A Daisy B & T paper and Ocean and Kiwi cardstock. I used Home Accents for the scrolls and Stone Script for her name on the Cricut. I am usually the one who wants to get as many pictures on a page as possible, however, when I saw these two pictures, I just had to do the "single picture" page... just once, well, twice! Let me know what you think!
Brenden turned 9 in May. I used It's a Guy Thing B & T paper and New England Ivy, Barn Red and Desert Sand cardstock for the rings, which were all cut on my Cricut. I've been wanting to do something with rings but just didn't have the right layout but this B & T paper just screamed for them! Let me know what you think about this one, too!

I love my grandkids, I just wish I lived closer so I could see them more. In the meantime, I'll just focus on scrapbooking them! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

4th of July - Scrapbooked!

Well, this is nothing short of a miracle! Only one, count them... ONE short week after the 4th and I have my 3 2-page layouts of the weekend done! I can hardly believe it! My sister and I got up this morning and by 8am, we were printing pictures. And shortly after that, we were on our way to designing pages. I finished my 6 pages about a 1/2 hour ago and she is finishging up her last 2-page layout. That's a total of 12 pages between the 2 of us in one day! WOWSA!

Check them out and let me know what you think! My red didn't show up as well as I'd like for it to have. I used all Close to My Heart product (except for the red stickles on the cut out stars!). I used the stripe and butterflies from Blue Ribbon Paper Pack and I used Cranberry, Outdoor Denim, Indian Corn Blue and Colonial White Cardstock. My Acrylix stamp sets I used were Vintage USA, June and July Word Puzzles and stamp pads to match the cardstock. I typed my journaling and enhanced the journaling blocks with stamps and ink distressing on the edges. I also used Twill and Cranberry ribbon.

All of that with fantastic pictures of a great family finished up these pages. Phew... until next 4th!

Friday, July 11, 2008

4th of July - Lewis Reunion

Everybody converged on my brother's house for the 4th. It has almost become tradition... this is the third year, so I guess it now qualifies! We just hung out, talked, ate, watched the kids have a great time and just enjoyed the day. Here's some random pictures taken of the day.

That's my Grandson, Brenden

That's my son-in-law, David and my brother, Jim Bob.

Taylor, my great niece, Trella, my grandaughter and Shelly, my oldest daughter

Shelly and Brenden

Miss Trella

Sue, my sister-in-law, Liam, her grandson and Trella

Taylor and Shelly

Trella and Lisa (Taylor's mom)

At the pool My bathing beauty!

Of course there were games. Guess How Many M & M's are in the jar was quite interesting. My lame 150 didn't even cover the bottom of the container! I think there ended up being over 700 or some rediculous number. Pamela won! Woohoo! And she shared the M and M's with all of us!

Sue even had personalized M and M's made just for the occasion!

Then, we started playing charades. That's me on the left doing who knows what. Even the kids got into the game. We really had a lot of fun with this.

And here we are just sitting around after playing charades and other games. What a great time we had!

My brother was pretty tired after a long day with family. Poor baby! I'm just not sure how he could sleep with all the people around! I sure don't think I could have! But he had to get his nap in because he would soon be cooking hot dogs and making homemade ice cream for everyone!

It was a fantastic 2008 4th of July! Thanks Jim Bob and Sue for making it a great time!