Thursday, May 28, 2009

Scrapbook Time

I haven't made any cards lately, but for a couple of days I have been a layout machine. I have scrapped about 10 pages in the past two sudden spurt of creative energy...due in part to a full-time job offer that I am seriously considering. When I have all the time in the world to scrap, I get lazy. When I think that my time is limited, I get going.

I really enjoyed doing these Easter layouts, and you might notice some familiar items on the pages. I made so many Easter cards this year, that many of them were left unused, so I repurposed them as page embellishments. I think they work well in that capacity because I put much more detail into them than I do when I am scrapbooking.

These pics were taken at our sunrise family looks pretty good to have been awake since 5am :)

Even though my "little boy" is actually all grown up, I still enjoyed making him and his fiancee an Easter basket. You're never too old to enjoy a surprise...complete with a chocolate bunny.

Here's hoping that you all have a great weekend.

Monday, May 25, 2009

CPCM Challenge

Hi all and I hope that you are having a wonderful Memorial Day. I just had to share this photo of Packer puppy "scrapbooking" at my desk. He is my shadow, and wants to be wherever I this case, in my scraproom.

I made this layout for Christian Paper Crafts Magazine. If you haven't visited them, do so. There are some great ideas and wonderful christian activities on their site. My neice, Amber Goble, is on their Design Team and offered this week's challenge. Do a layout of something or someone that is a blessing in your life, also use a paperclip and a chipboard embellishment. This is my answer to her challenge and although I did try, I was unable to upload it to the CPCM site. I will have to look into that later.

Hope you have a great day.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I know...I know....

Yes, I am aware that I have become a lazy blogger (and crafter, for that matter.) I simply cannot stay indoors during this beautiful weather. I find myself straying out of doors when there is laundry to do. I wander outside to "water the flowers" when I should be vacuuming. I sit in the swing and contemplate life when I should be "doing something productive." But boy, am I loving this summer-like weather. I can always do all of that other stuff on a rainy day :) I knew you'd understand and Packer agrees with me completely!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

I'm Baaack!

Hi all....I'm back....and I have been creative this week! Oh, how good it feels to have scissors and glue in hand. I'm not quite really is nice to settle in and "make" something.
I made a couple of simple cards using DCWV cardstock and Prima flowers. Anthing Prima is great!

I scrapped a few pics of Packer Puppy. He sits in the chair with me while I work in my scraproom. He watches each step and occasionally chews on a piece of paper. All is right in his world when I am at home:)

Our area is still digging out from the recent flooding. I am off to help at my church today with a clothing, cleaning supply, food giveaway. Anyone living local who would like to donate or help with this outreach, give me a call.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Saturated Sunday!

Hello All! Nothing creative today, just a glimpse of the flooding that our area has suffered this weekend. I am thankful to live on a hillside at times like this: the only "water" that we had was this shallow pool standing on my patio.

Other's were not so fortunate: This damage was at Stone, the road that we travel to our church. It was a mess...but our church was spared any damage at all!

This is a photo of the little league baseball and area soccer fields in front of Belfry First Baptist Church at Black Gem...and this was after the water had receded from the four-lane!

Today the sun is brightly shining, not a cloud in the sky...makes it hard to imagine all of the clean-up going on around us. We are blessed and thankful....and I finish up my "job" on Tuesday, so I hope to be back to scrapping soon.

Hope you all have a great day!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Still Working

Hi all! I am still working and not scrapping! I had forgotten how jam-packed days are when you're working fulltime. Kudos to all of you ladies who do it eveyday, all day and still find time to create. The only thing creative I have been working on are small flower pots for my Sunday School kids to give their mothers for Mother's Day.(no pics as of yet :) Each will be decorated by their sweet little hands, have a silk flower and a packet of seeds with a small card that will read, "thank you Mommy for planting the seeds of faith in my life."

Hope you all have a great week!