Saturday, April 26, 2008

Scary weather, neat pictures of clouds

There were more but I've got to get to bed... :)

Fierce clouds and storms are scary, but the pics are neat... :)

Jonathan's Ordination




These layouts are of Jonathan's ordination into the Gospel Ministry on April 13th. Thanks for looking, please leave comments! :)

Friday, April 25, 2008

Happy Friday!

Well it is finally the weekend...well, for me that will happen in about 6 more hours! I am so excited to have a little break! (Even though I have a church event tonight and a carnival tomorrow...) Just glad to get away from school for a while! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend. Hopefully I'll make something new and have something to share. The only thing crafty I did last night was clean up my big mess! LOL!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Shaker Box Card


Inspired by the Cricut Messageboard...


1. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the acrylic, which is really just trash. It is the packaging the cuttlebug folder comes in. :) Kind of ironic what used to hold the folder now got embossed by it! :)


2. Skittles (really, Decorative Accents from M's) filled inside this shaker box card...the blue, clear and yellow acrylic "skittles" shake around. I used foam strips along a frame to make this shaker. I really think it turned out great for my first try. I added ribbon from M's for something extra.


3. The cardstock is printed with stars, plain orange/yellow when you open it. I stamped "Thinking of you" and two flourishes in brown. I would have used teal if I had it... maybe one day. :)


Thanks for looking! :)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Secretary's Day

Well, just found out that Secretary's Day is tomorrow, so hopefully I'll have time to come up with something nice for Stasha and Suzanne tonight. Also need to finish a baby shower album for Heather who's shower is Saturday. And Jon has a softball game and I have a faculty meeting...I cannot wait until Summer! I need a vacation with my hubby!!!!! :) But I am looking forward to making these things tonight. I also need to finish Jonathan's ordination pages that I started Sunday night. They are looking good, just need journaling and headlines. I could use some more paper for them too...hint hint mom, I need some paper from Hobby Lobby!!! :) LOL!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Published!

Well, this isn't scrapbook related, but I am being published! Don't know in what issue yet, but I am promised a copy of each before my ideas are printed! I submitted a few teaching ideas to "Mailbox Magazine" a great teacher resource magazine. Well, I have gotten two letters already saying they are publishing my ideas! The best part is that each one comes with a $20 gift certificate to their site, so I'll be getting some new teaching books free! :) I submitted a few more today! I figure what have I got to lose! :) Pretty exciting to see your name in a periodical! :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I actually did some projects!

Here is a frog card that I completed last week. This was my first attempt using prismas and odorless mineral spirits. It has a "chalking" effect, like when I use soft pastels for visuals. The OMS kind of erases the pencil strokes. Hopefully those odorless vapors won't be too toxic. :)
Sorry I haven't mastered the whole taking pics of my project thing. I think I need a new surface. The picture doesn't do the colors justice. The greens are very happy! :) I like 3-D embellies too...and ribbon. I used my new Cuttlebug machine to emboss the green mat.


This is my fav of the night...I finally got a house mouse stamp. I've been admiring them on the Cricut messageboard on others' cards. I used the "Magic Pencil Coloring" Technique as described above. OTHER NEW THINGS about this card are the distressed edges on the yellow embossed paper (yes, I did that with Cuttlebug) that I used my new edge distresser on, the Yellow flowers are new, the stamp of course is new, my most recent aquisition is the yellow "bling" in the center of the flower. They have come to be known as "skittles" on my mb since "SillySkittles" (a member) introduced us to them. They are perfectly adorable, flat on one side, round on the other. AND they are cheap, $2 for a whole bag (hundreds!). Of course I now own every color. :) LOL! Hope you like the cards! Haven't decided who they are for or what sentiment to put on them. I will put something cheesy on the yellow one, like "You're Un-bee-lieveable" or "Bee-utiful Friendships"...LOL!


New Addiction

So in addition to the current addictions that I do claim:

1. CHOCOLATE
2. Jonathan's attention
3. Checking my email
4. Watching Jon & Kate Plus 8
5. Shopping for new scrapbook supplies

I can add a NEW one in the number 6 slot.

I am admitting that I am ADDICTED to the Cricut Messageboard. Oh my oh my. The ladies and gents on there have inspired me to do many new crafty things. They have enabled me to buy many new products, but most of all, they keep me coming back for more. I check it as much as my email. At least I'm making new friends right?

I just need to get off the messageboard and create something to contribute! :) LOL!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Mini Me

Here's a "Mini Me" I made for our Teen Mission Team bulletin board at church. Once finished, the display will have a 12" "doll" of each person going on the Missions Trip. So far, I've only finished me. :) Hope you like.

Teen Scrap Night #1


Here's a group shot of our first craft night...Next one, coming soon! :)

Billy Bling


Here's the sign I made for mom's jewelry booth for the carnival we're doing on Friday.


Hope you like it! :)

Candice's Cards


I made these cards for Candice's Birthday...well, I made 9 out of 10...Jonathan made the last. Can you figure out which one he made????


Thursday, April 3, 2008

New Camera

Prosser Christmas Party

Switchfoot


Jonathan and Garrett went to a Switchfoot Concert

Sushi Slurpie


The sad fate of a dear pet....escaped the tank to die stuck to a piece of paper. He was found after a month of being MIA.

Spaghetti Girls! :)


Emily and Megan Morris...

PBC Softball

He chose #8 because we got married on the 8th of July! How romantic is HE??? :)

The Gig


Layout for Jonathan and Brad's gig at Fort Gordon...
Here's the first layout post on my blog! Yeah! I love the colors! This is of a night spent playing pool at our neighbor Brad's. Jonathan, Addie and I are in the pictures! Hope you like it!

Stamps


I bought a huge grab bag of stamps from an online store that was closing. They were unmounted, so I mounted them with Ailene's Tack it over and over and store them in cd cases. This takes up less space than all that wood and keeps them organized. I just peel it out of the cd case and stick it to an acrylic block to stamp. Works great! :) This picture is the mess that I made (and these are not even all the stamps!).

Card for Emily


For Emily Prosser's Bridal Shower...Hope you like!

First post...

Welcome to my new blog! I thought this would be a neat way to share my creations with whomever cares to look and archive them for later. I hope you enjoy looking at my layouts, cards, and other crafts, and most importantly, I hope you get inspired.

Have a great day!

Happy Crafting!
Merdybug