Friday, May 29, 2009

name badge album...

So here is the little digi project I have been working on...

I have been wanting to make one of these badge albums for some use name badges (purchased here), and they make the cutest little scrapbook pages. I decided to purchase a quick page kit to make the process a whole lot faster (just drop and drag your photos into the psd document).
Since I wanted to make Sharon a little something to remember her graduation...I decided to make one for her first. It went together pretty quickly.
To prepare for printing I made a 4x6 (new) document in Photoshop and put two completed pages onto that document (each digi page page measures approx 2.5x3.5 so you can fit 2 on one 4x6 print) and uploaded them to Costco (who does awesome photo printing!!!), or print from your printer.
Since my name badges were a little bigger than my photo pages, I just cut some cardstock 3x4 inches and adhered the photo page to it and then just slid it into the name badge~easy peasy.
I am excited to give it to her when I see her on Saturday (she is in Italy with her family this week~LUCKY DOG!).

Feel free to email or leave me a comment if you have any questions on how to make one.

Enjoy the weekend!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

door hanger...

Hi all,
Boy this week is going by fast (I think Monday should be part of the weekend every week...what do you think?, LOL!). I hope you had a enjoyable long weekend...I took a couple extra days off to get caught up on some stuff...hoping to get some stamping done today.

I have been working on a surprise digi project (should be done by the end of the stay tuned), hope it turns out like I have it envisioned in my head, LOL!

I saw this cute little (Easter) door hanger a while ago (designed by Andrea Walford), and since I forgot to make them for Easter...I thought I would make a Thank you one. It is pretty simple and comes together fast (my type of project), you can get the template here.

Enjoy today!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Floral Frenzy stamp set; Aqua Mist/Berry Sorbet/Whisper White (SU!) cardstock; Aqua Mist/Berry Sorbet/Fresh Snow ink; Scallop/Circle Punch (SU!); Stardust Stickles (Unknown)

Monday, May 25, 2009

happy memorial day...

Regardless of our political we remember that our FREEDOM is NOT FREE!!!

Thank you to our service men and women for keeping us safe and free!!!!!

Happy Memorial Day!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

graduation gift...

Happy Friday Friends!!!

I am looking forward to a very long weekend...I took a few days off next week and don't have to be back to work until Thursday...lots of projects planned (including my ever growing ironing pike...*sigh*).

Last night Mike and I went to Sharon's high school graduation...can you believe that it rained???? (Crazy, since we live in the desert and don't usually have to worry about that!). It was a nice ceremony, and Sharon looked great (even with the wet hair she paid to have styled...poor girl!). There were 750 graduates...(I only had 89 in my graduating class). Here is the little ensemble I made for her...I cased the color scheme and layout from Dawn (she is such a talented stamper!). I just love her style and cute personality. I had some extra tins, so I put some $ inside and added a stamped band around to match the card. This color combo is really nice together (Ruby Red/Berry Sorbet), I am sure I will use it again...real soon:0)

Have a safe holiday weekend!!! Thanks for visiting!

Supplies used: (PTI unless noted): Life/Wedding Day stamp sets; Whisper White (SU!)/Berry Sorbet/Kraft (SU!) cardstock; Ruby Red/River Rock (SU!) ink; Ruby Red Grosgrain Ribbon; Scallop Punch (SU!); Button (unknown); Twine (SU!); White Gel Pen (SU!); Tin (Specialty Bottle)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

an oldie but goodie...

Hi all...
I am getting excited for a long weekend!!!! Don't you just love those? I particularly like having Monday is so wonderful to sleep in on Mondays, ahhhh!
Here is a card I made a while ago. I found it in my card basket and really liked the I decided to post it. I think I may use this stamp set and layout to make some more of these in different colors. I just love easy cards!!!
I am still plugging away at my photography course...and I highly recommend it if you want to learn how to shoot manual and take better pictures. Karen explains things in terms the average person can understand!!! I am sort of sad that I only have 3 weeks left (even if I am a few assignments behind).
Have a terrific day!!!!
Supplies used (SU!): Polka dots & Paisleys/Small Sayings stamp sets; Kraft/True Thyme/Buckaroo Blue/Whisper White cardstock; True Thyme/Buckaroo Blue/Choc Chip ink; Buckaroo Blue stitched ribbon; Brads

Monday, May 18, 2009

aqua mist, lemon tart, floral frenzy.....

Happy Monday!
I had a few moments to stamp yesterday (*happy face*), and have been wanting to use my PTI Aqua Mist and Lemon Tart together...I like the combo (really soft). I pulled out my Floral Frenzy set (one of my fav's) and came up with this card.

Ashley signed up for this...and I have to say it is pretty cool (she came over to show me some of the features). I am not sure if I can be that discipline...but I am gonna give it a try (since I am too busy with work, church and my class to make it to the meetings). I have become so lax over the past few months...but it is time to whip into shape (it is amazing the motivation you get when you start thinking about bathing suits...blah!).

I hope you have a fabulous Monday!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Floral Frenzy/Polka Dot Bkgrd (SU!); Aqua Mist/Lemon Tart/Whisper White (SU!); Aqua Mist/Lemon Tart ink; Aqua Mist Satin Dotted Ribbon; Scallop Punch/Circle Punch (SU!)

Friday, May 15, 2009

happy day...

Happy Day!!! That is a perfect title for a Friday...don't ya think??

Here is the card I made Josh for his birthday...I used my INKADINKADO Humorous birthday stamp set and paper pieced this little gecko guy (not to be confused with Geico, LOL! I crack myself up sometimes).

Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?? Not sure what we will be doing, but the weekend is always great, IMO!

Enjoy your day!

Supplies used (SU! unless noted): Humorous Birthday (INKADINKADO)/Tags & Words (Heidi Grace) stamp set; Certainly Celery/Not Quite Navy/Basic Black/Whisper White cardstock; Basic Black ink; Olive Grosgrain ribbon; Petals & Paisleys Designer Paper; Dotted Cuttlebug embossing template

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

got birthday cake?

Do you ever feel like you can never get caught up with life??? I have been so busy with work, my photography class, and everyday life...I sometimes feel like I am like a hamster in a wheel!!!
Okay enough complaining, LOL!
We celebrated a birthday at work on Monday, and I needed a masculine card (always a struggle for me!). I really like this image from the INKADINKADO (Humorous Birthday set). This little guy looks so cute paper pieced. I also popped the cupcake up with a glue dot. Too cute!!
Enjoy your day!!!!
Supplies used (SU! unless noted): Humorous Birthday (INKADINKADO) stamp set; Whisper White/Certainly Celery/Tempting Turquoise cardstock; Black ink; Summer Picnic Designer Paper; Orange Striped Ribbon; Cuttlebug dotted embossing folder

Monday, May 11, 2009

mother's day ensemble...

Hi all...
Another new week is ahead of us...are you ready?
I hope you had a great weekend...and a Happy Mother's Day. We celebrated Josh's 20th birthday on Mother's Day, so the fam was all here (a great way to spend MD...IMO~even if I cooked Josh's choice for lunch).
Here is the little ensemble I made for my mom and my MIL for Mother's Day...I found this cute gift card tin at Michael's, and just jazzed it up a bit with some matching cardstock, ribbon and button. I used my PTI Life and Women of Life stamp sets for the card. It all came together pretty quickly.
Enjoy Today!!!!!
supplies used: (PTI unless noted) Life/Women of Life stamps; Pure Poppy/Whisper White (SU!)/Always Artichoke (SU!) cardstock; Palette Black/Always Artichoke (SU!)/Pure Poppy ink; Satin Black dotted ribbon; Button (SU!); Tin (Michael's)

Friday, May 8, 2009

HB to Josh and my digi desktop calendar...

Happy Friday!!!

Yes...the weekend is finally here...yeah!! Here is my last digi post this week. Since Mother's Day is this Sunday I thought I would post my digi desktop (highlighting the mother's day kit and a picture of me and Josh, who's birthday is right near/on Mother's Day). You can grab one here for free. I really love the colors and elements from this of course I ended up buying it, LOL!

I told Ashley and Josh that for Mother's Day I wanted a photo shoot with the two of them...I realized that I don't have any recent pictures of them together...we will see how that photo shoot goes...maybe I will even get to scrap with my new kit.

We are celebrating Josh's 20th birthday this weekend (5/9)...I cannot believe that my favorite son is no longer a teenager~*gasp*!!!!! I am just glad that I am not aging*wink* Here is a picture of the cutie.

Happy Birthday Josh~ie!!!!!!

Enjoy today and have an Awesome weekend!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

just being me...

Hi all...

Another digi page to share today, as I continue to celebrating National Scrapbook Day (which was 5/2). I made this page as an application for a digi team (a little about me page). I thought this was way more exciting than a Word document *smile*

Hope you are having a great week so far...we are almost to the weekend!!

Enjoy today!

Template: Janet Phillips/Digi Kit: Peppermint Creative (Rainbow Joy)

Monday, May 4, 2009

scrapbooking day...

Hi all...
In honor of National Scrapbooking Day (which was 5/2), I am going to post some digi pages this week.
Here is a page I made of Mike and I (silly us!!!). I found this new digi store that I really love, and since so many of the stores are having sales this week in honor of NSD, I got some major deals (love, love, LOVE a sale!!!!).
I have to say digital scrapbooking has changed the way I scrap, and I don't think I will ever go back to paper scrapping...just because you can use your paper and elements over and over again (perfect for a product hoarder like myself, LOL!).
And Jessica Sprague is offering some free online classes to get you started if you are interested in learning digital or hybrid scrapping...check it out here. She is an awesome teacher and if you like the freebie classes...the paid classes ROCK!!!! I have taken all of them and learned so much from her, they are worth every penny!!
Template: Janet Phillips (May grab bag)
Kit: Scrap Matters (Spring Blooms)

Friday, May 1, 2009

a card for grouch...

Happy Friday!!!

Sorry but it is gonna be another quick post today...I have been so busy this week with my class, work, regular stuff.

My step dad's birthday was yesterday. I have been calling him "Grouch" for a few years now, he isn't always grouchy, LOL! But occasionally he is...and I don't let him get away with it! I really cannot remember when it started, but it is kind of a joke between the two of us...he calls me Grouch-ette.

I recently purchased this stamp set (Licence Plate by Stampology) at Michael's, and immediately knew I was going to personalize a card for Grouch. He called me to let me know he got a kick out of the card...SCORE!!!

Enjoy the weekend!!!

Supplies used (SU! unless noted): License Plate stamp set (Stampology); Whisper White/Basic Black/Brilliant Blue cardstock; Basic Black/Brilliant Blue ink; Ribbon (unknown)