Archive for the ‘crafts’ Category

signed, sealed, delivered

December 14, 2007

i am *finally* done with this year’s christmas cards. whew. i decided to make them myself this year, and it took forever! every year i say the next year we’re only sending to those we received cards from the year before, but this time i mean it. for those of you who are receiving the coolest cards ever, don’t read any further unless you want to ruin the surprise. 🙂

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one happy scrapper

October 29, 2007

i got quite a bit of scrapping done this weekend. i finished two pages (minus the journaling) for our scrapbook, and four pages (still have to do the headers on two) for ryan and ori’s wedding scrapbook. the two pages i’m completely done with are two of my all-time favorites. i just love how they turned out.

oriona's wedding scrapbook-bride and groom

oriona's wedding scrapbook-flower girl

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sale at joann!

October 23, 2007

joann is having a moonlight madness sale until saturday with discounts on a lot of items. there’s also a coupon for 50 percent off the full price of one items online. i love sharing these craft sales with you all. 🙂

cropping and costumes

October 22, 2007

it was a semi-busy, semi-relaxing weekend in our household. after work on friday, a co-worker and i headed to kennesaw for a close to my heart workshop. it was a lot of fun, and i’m really excited to start cropping with the women in my meetup group. they all seem really cool. i bought a set of stamps, and now i have to pick out something else to buy to go toward our hostesses party. the problem is, it’s too hard to decide. i want a lot of the items in the catalog! here’s the latest page i did to enter into our group’s contest. the theme is to scrapbook a day of the week.

sabbath lunch

on saturday, i ended up sleeping until almost 11 a.m. (this arthritis is kicking my butt. when will the enbrel get back in my system??), so i missed church. i made a yummy lunch for us: baked chicken (vegetarian buffalo wings for me!), wild rice and corn.

lunch

after an afternoon of reading, relaxing and scrapping, it was time to prepare for tim and mindy’s halloween party. as i mentioned earlier, we decided to change our costumes. i went as andie anderson from “how to lose a guy in 10 days”.

halloween party 2

joe went as the transporter.

halloween party 1

now, two people showed up in regular clothes. when asked what they were, valerie said, “oh, i’m an extra”, and david said, “i’m, uh, bud bundy.” bud bundy who’s not even in a movie. then, *they* won prizes for their costumes! what’s up with that?? at least we picked characters from our favorite movies, as was the theme. oh well.

sunday was spent relaxing and watching another playoff blow-out as the red sox beat the indians to advance to the world series. yay. and now, it’s monday again. next weekend seems so far away.

girl’s night out

October 19, 2007

one of my co-workers and i are going out for a girl’s night tonight. i’m really excited. i joined a scrapbooking meetup group in kennesaw, and tonight is a get together with a demonstration by a close to my heart consultant. i haven’t really heard much about this company, but i’ve browsed its web site, and i’m excited to see what kinds of products they offer. it’s too bad tonight’s not an actual crop night because i am *so* far behind in my scrapbooking (i’m still working on march in our family scrapbook and i’ve only done 3 pages in ryan and ori’s wedding scrapbook), but it will still be fun to hang out with a bunch of girls. besides, i haven’t been in a scrapbooking mood lately, so hopefully this will help get me out of my funk!

cricut sale!

October 8, 2007

i love a good sale. for all you scrappers out there, cricut cartridges are on sale this week at hobby lobby, 2 for $99. what a deal!

crafts and friends

September 5, 2007

this is my entry in carol’s crafting contest.

i got some scrapbooking in last night while joe was playing tennis. the time sure flew by! i finally started the wedding scrapbook i’m doing for my brother and his wife (their christmas present), and i made some birthday cards for joe’s parents and sister. i thought they were pretty good for a first attempt.

birthday cards

i like the double page spread i did for their portraits. and they line up almost perfectly.

oriona's wedding scrapbook-the brideoriona's wedding scrapbook-the groom

i think i’m going to add some white ribbon to the left side on this page.

oriona's wedding scrapbook-here comes the bride

i might get some more scrapping in today. we’ll see. tomorrow, i’m heading up to chattanooga to have lunch with chas! i’m so excited. she will be the first blogger friend i’ve met since lisanne stood me up in new york! (just kidding!)