Thursday, September 25, 2008

This is a card I made to send to the nursing home where my dad lives. The ladies and gentlemen there have been our angels on earth. Dad has Alzheimer's. A illness which doesn't just affect the person with it...but the whole family. Years ago I watched as my father struggled with losing his mother to this horrible I am struggling with the same thing while also watching my mother try to deal with the loss of the man who has been her partner for 53 years. With lots of prayers and research I pray that no one else in my family...or any family will have to go through this horrible slow loss again.

Here is a link to a scrapbooker who also lost a loved one and has asked us all to please send a card to someone who is a caretaker... please lets all take a minute and help her out!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

It's all about LOVE!

Hi! Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was pretty good...I've got a cold but that just kept me home long enough to finish my very first word book! LOVE! This was so much fun....I can see that it is going to be just like tator can't eat just one! I didnt do a lot of embellishments with this one but for my first try I was pretty happy!
I used my george cartridge and design studio to make this love book. I cut it out at 5 inches high. I didn't have chipboard so I used 3 layers of plain cardstock glued together for the base of each page, then covered it front and backside with my pattern papers. Remember to flip your paper or use the flip key if you are using the expression for the backside pattern paper so that you will have the pattern side up! I used my bind it all to bind the pages together. Then came the really fun part of decorating!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

busy busy day!

Here is a bag I altered for christmas! I got the idea from a card to layout book that a friend has. They had done up a bag for a baby gift!

pumpkin pumpkin!!

The weather is cooling down and I'm getting in the mood for fall and christmas!!! Just sick arent I? LOL. I don't usually send out thanksgiving cards but this one turned out so nice I think I just might send out a card or two! I want to thank MJ on the cricut message board for the idea on making the pumpkins!! SOOOO CUTE!!
The second picture I used my cuttlebug! It's hard to tell in the pic but I used ths swiss dot folder on the black. I found the pumpkin paper at hl and just had to get it!

Hello! It's been a while but that just means that I have been busy playing in the scraproom! I have been working on my swaps and checking out the message board and just getting all kinds of ideas for cards. This year I'm actually going to attempt to make my own cards!! I still haven't figured out exactly what my card is going to look like but I've had loads of fun experimenting! This is a card that one of the wonderful ladies on the cricut board shared a file of! Thanks Okie!!!