Monday, November 2, 2009

PS Challenges

Stephen and the girls took me to Benihanas for my birthday.....Stephen named this LO.......
These next LO's are from our trip last summer to TN. I made a collage with our aquarium pics.

I used material for the top and bottom border on this LO of the girls and bubbles.

Stephen and Scott tried to win a basketball for Seth, their nephew. They tried and tried and tried and finally a SCORE!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I DID IT!!!!! (Here are the last of my LOAD LO's)

This LO was the challenge that I posted on the PS forum.....Scrappin' To Do List Challenge.
Most everyone has a list or scrappin' ideas filed away either in a notebook or in their head. I had this pp from Scrapgoods....and this pic is when the girls were 1.5 years old. I also had wanted a scalloped circle punch for a long time. Iused 4 layers from my new punch to make the flower at the bottom. I lifted this from an Archiver's flyer from Oct. I think...Used pp from WRMK black out line from last year. I was playing around today and went a little crazy distressing!!!!! Used bits from 2 scrapmuse kits and a little bit from stash. The girls posed for me when we got home from dance last night.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Here are a few more.....(26-29)

Here is a LO about the dog who ran away.....and we found him after searching in the rain!!! He had gotten disoriented and got himself in a drainage swamp/pond....Some very freindly people found him in the development about 1/2 mile away. He scared me to death!

This is one that I just had to finish the journaling....I dug out the pamphlets for the details finally. I can't count it for the LOAD because I started this LO in May!

We have sun!! (21-25)

These aren't in any special order.....

We finally have sun so now I can take some pics and post my LO's......Yay!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

No sun....No pics!!!

I've been working on a few more LO's for the LOAD but.......the sunshine has not been cooperating as of late!! Hopefully later today the clouds will thin a bit.....I miss Mr. Sunshine!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

More Load LO's (17- 20)

Here is a sneak of my telephone lift from OSU. Used BoBunny pp from this summer and lots of swirls.
This LO I'm not too sure about. I like the left side but not too crazy about the middle 1/2 circle thing...Oh, well the pics are pretty!

I used a PS kit from last Nov. for this LO.

This pic of J is my favorite. Makes me smile everytime I see it. I used the challenge sketch from the OSU board and the CMD Oct. kit. I like the silliness of this one.
I'm very proud so far I'm staying pretty close to my Load goal! Never completed a monthly LOad challenge before.....woohoo!

Back to the LOAD....

Here are some projects that I did for the CMD Fall into Fall Crop....
This 1st LO was for a challenge to use fall colors to scrap non-fall pics. We definitely had a non-fall like couple of days last week. We got SNOW!!!! Jordan said, "Yay, No more bugs." Jaclyn said, "We didn't even have fall yet!" This week has been better but it still has been on the cold side.
I made this for a bonus challenge. Used my slice to cut the scalloped circles and put them together for an easy Thanksgiving decoration!
This was for a challenge to put fringe on a card. Used the Crate pp in the CMD Oct. kit.

I completed these for a treat box or bag challenge. The two on the left are gifts for my god-daughters, but the canister is an altered cornmeal can. I'm going to fill it with treats for J and Jo's teachers.

A little off the beaten path....

I spent the weekend with my family in South Dakota. The girls had MEA last weekend so we were able to spend a couple extra days relaxing. On Sat. night we were sitting at my sister's diningroom table and I jumped up to get a pic of the sunset. I think it looks like one of those pics you see of the African Safari......

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


This was my creation for today....
I made this LO for the DT call at Color {Me} Daisy. The recipe/journal card and brown material are from the Oct. kit. Used the slice to cut the leaves and then used a stamp to add clear embossing powder. The journaling is about the deal my DH made with my mom when he was interviewing in MN. He said that if he took the job in MN, then my mom had to bake him 300 pies!!! (I guess we can't move til she pays up, huh?) She did find out that pumpkin is his favorite. This is a LO I made for Jordan's album. They went to bible school 3 different weeks this summer. They enjoyed the music from Crocodile Dock (they had the same program for 2 of the 3 weeks) They were very familiar with the songs by the end of the 2nd week. We listened to them their bedroom when they woke up, in the car, and in the kitchen when they were eating lunch! This one is for Jaclyn's album. (just a few differences)

More Load Layouts.....

Used my last year Halloween paper finally!!!! The large pic is of the neighborhood kiddos who all went trick-or-treating together. The guys take the kiddos and the women get to stay and chat and hand out candy "for the neighborhood" at one driveway.
After we all got done, we realized that we locked ourselves out of our house.....SOOOO the whole neighborhood tried to break into our house while the girls sat and ate candy!!! Luckily I had the windows open during the day and didn't shut one all the way. We only had to cut a little hole in the screen to get the screen off the window. The girls thought it was a riot to get lifted through the window and go un-lock the door! Silly DH!!!

This is a LO I did for the BPM Guest DT call for November. I added inked edges after I took the picture and it looks more finished! I started with the monthly sketch but made it more abstract.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Oct. 10....1st Snow

There is something wrong in this picture......The leaves are just starting to turn colors....we haven't had fall yet!!

Personal Scrapper Oct. Kit

The PP's are from Dream Street. Very nice for fall LO's!

Color {ME} Daisy October Kit

Such fun colors in this kit....the PP is from Crate Paper, Sassafras Lass, and Fancy Pants.
Can you say YUMMY!!!!

Here are my LOAD LO's for Oct. so far.....I've gotten 5 done that I can show.

LOAD for Oct. 1-5

PS challenge #4
PS challenge # 2

PS challenge #1

PS challenge # 3

PS Challenge # 5 OSU Card Challenge

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

LOAD #11-14

This is a picture when we got off of the ship in Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. ( I also used a sketch from PS challenge # 16.)

This is a lift from PS and it is for a Fall activity challenge. We love to go to football games and spending time with good friends.

This is another lift from PS July kit. Almost a straight lift so I can't take credit for it....But I really liked it for the sunset pics from MN.

BOO! is a LO for the B Embellishment Challenge on the OSU board as well as the Buttons challenge on the PS Board. ( I used Brackets, Buttons, Brads, Bling letters, Black cs for the corners and background, Broken buttons and Baby Bingo Cards.


After the afternoon at the beach, the girls and I went down the waterslide!!!! I have some hidden journaling behind the ribbon pull-out.
We took a boat ride to the island for a picnic lunch before we went to the beach.

We were at Half Moon Cay, Bahamas .....our first stop on the cruise.

I'm using this LO for the 'cover' of our vacation album.....also Aleta's Ad challenge on the OSU board.

This is the inside of a fall mini-album......which is a gift for a special someone!!!!!

Here is the cover.

I made 4 cards using 4 products (4 x 4 challenge on the Personal Scrapper Board)

I used chipboard, brads, paper, and velvet ric rac. This is also for the chipboard card challenge.