Monday, March 30, 2009
I was checking in and reading the new posts over at the Cricut messageboards. I came across the new blog Cheryll (Memory Keeper) put together to host her new design team. It's called Sugar Sweet Paper Treats and it's off to a wonderful start with a great blog layout. I am excited to see the new inspirations they come up with. The first challenge is from Jason (the only guy on the team) and the requirements are a sweet treat, the word sweet and lots of pink. What scrapper couldn't resist that combination, it lends itself to getting those creative juices flowing (not to mention mouth watering) right off the bat. I recently picked up the Studio G, dollars cupcake stamps from Michael's. They immediately came to mind with this challenge. My granddaughter has a birthday coming up in a couple weeks so I thought I would give this challenge a try at my scrap table as well. This is the sweet pink treat I came up with. Thanks Jason for the motivation to help me get my birthday card finished.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Did you ever know someone who was such a nice person it always left you a little in awe? My co-worker and friend is going on sick leave for the next two weeks. She is one of the most awesome people I know. Always so kind and generous with her time and efforts, she just brightens your day to be around her. I wanted to do a little something to let her know her presence will indeed be missed. It's always nice when people remind you that you matter in their day to day lives. Who have you reminded anyone lately? I know I don't do it near enough and I am truly going to make a effort to remind a least one person daily I am glad they touch my life.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Yesterday ended up being such a pleasant day. I spent most of it puttering around my scrap room. The lighthearted mood it left me in seemed to carry over into today. Scrapping and Spring, how much more could a person ask for. Even though the chill was still in the air today the sunshine was gorgeous. This is another one of the layouts I finished yesterday. The soft colors of Easter are such fun to work with. Pink of course is my granddaughter Jayla's favorite color, add in some Easter mini brads and glitter and the page practically colors
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Well it's been over thirty days since my last post, a long thirty days I might add. Seems like after my desktop decided to play dead my printer wanted to get in on the game as well. My desktop had been revived but my printer is still printing a lovely shade of green, it was like an eternal Saint Patrick's day! All mechanical difficulties aside I have had some flair ups with an ongoing medical problem as well. I wish fixing those were as simple as buying a new laptop and replacing a printer. Oh well, I guess all things have a shelf life, computers, printers and people. The trick is to make the most of it, enjoyed it all and scrap the memories for the next generation to remember. Now that everything seems to be reasonably back in working order again I decided I need to just relax and scrap. I love the way scraping brings an inner peace and gets those mental juices flowing again. This layout is of a photo of my grand kids (Angelica, Alyssa and Jacob) that I don't get to see very ofter as they live out of state. I love fall colors and plaids. I embossed my title on plain card stock and used the argyle pattern to give is a little punch. By the time I was done making my layout in Design Studio I think I had ended up using 5 or 6 cartridges, but I was pleased with the way it turned out. It's good to be back.