Monday, February 21, 2011

A New Place to Play

My hubby and I have been married almost 2 years now. When we married we moved away from our home in Florida and combined two and a half homes full of furniture, pots, pans, one teenager and an incredible amount of STUFF into one small three bedroom condo here in beautiful Fort Mill. Our home has been great. We have been lucky enough to  have our extra guest room as well as a sun room on the west side of our house. I have always had my crafting elements in the guest room and our office has been the sun room. This weekend my husband and I decided to swap the rooms, moving the office equipment into the guest room and allowing me to spread out into the sun room.

The weather today was glorious; sunny, 74 degrees with a 15 mph breeze blowing in from the west. I opened the windows, pulled out my scrapping stuff and got busy. Thank you so much honey for giving up this great spot. The wind chimes blowing and the birds chirping have been very inspiring today after some really cold weather this winter. Even though I realize it is still February I am hoping the nice weather is here to stay.

Off to do some grocery shopping. Enjoy today's creations.

Challenge Masters
 Card Challenge: Monochromatic Card using scraps

Working on a calendar scrapbook kit. This is the cover.

I skipped ahead to Feb since I just received it.

Until next time....

Friday, February 18, 2011

It's A Ho Hum Day

I was so looking forward to my days off this week. I had TONS of layouts and cards to work on. I had blueprints in my head. But lo and behold the mind was willing, the body was otherwise involved. I am happy to say that I did manage to get a couple of plans out of my head. And after I post a couple here I will be working on some more.

Hambo Stamps free image this week is this cute little pelican, which I seem to keep calling a seagull, even though I KNOW the difference between the two. I colored and cut out about 12 of them of various sizes and will be using them to make a few more cards for Operation Write Home. I am posting the first one here to the Hambo site so that I can get the new free image next week.

Hambo Stamps Challenge
Use a Hambo stamp and the colors blue, brown and tan to create a beach scene.
I am also using this card for Delightful Challenges - Animals

I have been waiting for a good piece of paper to do this layout. And lucky me, this pack of paper at Michael's Arts and Crafts was on clearance. It is by Gartner and is labeled as a Cruise Voyage packet. The nautical stuff is just perfect for our little pelican.

Challenge Masters  February Color Challenge
Scrappin' The Moments  Feb 15th Recipe Challenge

Now I just need to take a cruise to use the rest of this pad up. Hey Honey.....

Until next time...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!!!!

Let The Good Times Roll!!!  Hambo Stamps had an assignment last week, which I did, but did not follow all the directions. So I missed out on the free image this week. I am trying to get back into the loop and hope this will do the trick. I am working on various projects today, but am anticipating my Mardi Gras celebration I will be throwing for my family in a couple of weeks. I can't wait for the food and mostly the KING CAKE!!

A Hambo Stamp with Hearts!!

Hambo Stamps

Until next time...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Additional Project for Today

Over on Challenge Masters there is an altered project to do that I thought looked fun. DD wanted a special something this Valentine's Day for her BF. I put them together and here's what I came up with:

And to think, it started off as an insert from a cardboard box. There are other challenges going on on Challenge Masters. Head on over and check them out.

Until next time...

A page about me

I work on many separate scrapbooks. There are three that are chronological covering the past three years. There is a special mini album I am working on that is a gift for a friend. And then there is the Book Of Me. Today my entry is for the latter. In my book there is a page of my favorites from last summer. Today I add a page of not my favorites entitled BLAH! (LOL!!)

For my family and friends you will note that I added that green creature, but could not bear to have him totally up front. It gives me the creeps just looking at it!!

Until next time...

Monday, February 7, 2011

Football... the day after

I am not a big fan of pro football. I do watch the Superbowl for the hubbub and the advertisements. But I do enjoy a good college game. My favorite team has always been LSU for many reasons no matter whether they are having a good season or not. I yell and scream at the coach and/or the quarterback through the tv, armchair coaching their decisions, but I am still loyal to the brand. I spotted a challenge on Hambo Stamps this week and decided to give it a try. Geaux Tigers!!!

Until next time...

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Anything goes....

Recently I had a friend come over and we spent the day creating for our families for Valentine's Day. And while I was busy doing that, I also put together some cards to donate to OWH. Here are some I am using for a couple of challenges for websites this week.

And yes, yes, I realize the following cards are Christmas cards, but they are red and that makes them fit into some of the other challenge categories. I am using them so that the ones I made for my family for Valentine's Day will remain a surprise to them. And since my family get links to this website .... no peeking Mike and Coley!!

And here's another Christmas card, just for good measure. I ran out of time to make cards this past year, but I have resolved to make them throughout the year, so I don't get too far behind again. This will be number one and two for Christmas 2011.

Until next time...