My Creations

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Pictures, Memories, Dreams LO

These were Payton's first steps in the Caribbean Ocean in Jamaica.

Watersportz LO

LO of the watersports we did while in Jamaica.

Girlfriends LO

LO of Payton's friends that she made in Jamaica.

Payton's First Cards

Payton made these cards yesterday all by herself. I love the contemporary style she used!!

Monday, December 24, 2007

And the Winner is.....

Rita Bracy of L8ybug Stamper!! Congratulations, Rita!! I'll send you an email.

My deepest thanks goes out to all of you generous ladies that donated to the CCFA. I appreciate it so much!! You will ALL be receiving a gift from me in the mail. I already have your addresses from the donation form, so please let me know if any info has changed. I'll get your prizes out to you this week.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Giveaway reminder and Vacation!!

We are headed to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on Sunday!! Our goal was to be gone for the stressful holiday season and be back in time for Christmas. I'll be back online on Dec 23.

In the meantime, I want to remind you of the giveaway that I have going on. In short, I'm bribing you to make a donation to the Crohn's and Colits Foundation of America. Here's the link to my pledge page: For every dollar you donate, your name goes into the drawing. For more info, read this post. If you refer someone that makes a donation (have them mention your name) your enteries will double!!

I have even sweetened the pot....EVERYONE that dontates will receive a RAK from me, and one lucky person will recieve the following Creative Imaginations products (over $100 value), including:

- Several sheets of 12x 12 Pizzazzill cardstock
-Two 12 x 12 scrapbook kits
- 12x12 chipboard alphabet
- Two sheets of 12 x12 Pizzazzill die cut letters (goes perfectly with the chipboard alphabet)
- 12 x 12 chipboard tags and numbers
- Two sheets of 12 x 12 coordinating Pizzazzill tags and numbers
- Alterable lunch box tin
- Alterable checkbook cover
- Alterable photo cube
- Alterable tag book
- Alterable Diary
- Alterable House chipboard book
- Alterable fawn box
-Alterable box of cards
- Assorted gift bags and boxes ready to be stamped
- Assorted pre-altered items (band aid tin and recipe box)

Thanks in advance for your support!!

Travel LO

I did some massive journaling on our trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica before I forgot it all!

Wakeup Call LO

A LO about our 3:30am wakeup call to go to Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Dinner on the Beach LO

This is from Ocho Rios, Jamaica, exactly one year before Payton was born. Yup, I'm still working on vacation photos from 4 years ago!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Arlington Parade LO

I haven't been able to do much crafting lately, so I'm posting a bunch of layouts from the scrapbook cabin in September. So keep scrolling down to see all the layouts!

Freeziepop Tongue LO

Here's Payton and Grandma (my mom) showing off their colorful tongues after eating freezie pops by the pool.

Coloring Easter Eggs LO

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall LO

Inside Payton's Barbie playhouse is a little mirror. I though this was a good caption for her all dressed up and looking into the mirror.

Princess Payton LO

I thought the 3-D crown sticker would look just perfect on her head in this photo!!

First Snowman LO

This was from last winter....Payton's first snowman.

Sunflower Smiles LO

Payton grew her own sunflowers indoors in tiny styrofoam cups...and they actually bloomed!

Birthday Girl LO

Celebrating Belle's 9th birthday this July with an ice cream cake.

Hibiscus LO

I'm so proud of my outdoor Hibiscus plants. They really thrived this year. It's a big accomplishment that they survied the Wisconsin winter last year!!

Floatie Suit LO

SU Simply Scrappin Kit

I love Stampin Up's Simply Scrappin Kits. They are so easy. I made the following layouts (plus one more that I shared previously) in less than 2 hours!!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Card for Gina has a friend that is very ill and needs some cards of encouragement to come her way. Here is my card that got mailed today. See Courtney's blog for more info - she has some blog candy up for grabs too.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Our Christmas Tree

Here's the family in front of the Christmas tree.

Friend LO

Payton has recently figured out how to catch Belle and pick her up. The funny thing is that Belle doesn't seem to mind. I think she secretly likes the attention. Belle looks HUGE on this photo but keep in mind she is only a 7 pound cat....the rest is all fur!!

I used SU simply scrappin kit for them!!

Tutorial: Multiple Gift Card Holder

Jason needed a card made for his boss that would hold 3 gift cards. Here's my first tutorial on what I did:
1) Cut 2 sheets of cardstock to 7.5" x 7.5"
2) Score both sheets at 4" and fold at score mark
3) Pick 1 sheet of cardstock and put sticky tape on the backside of the 3.5" area. Line the top, bottom and at the fold line with sticky tape. Also put a horizontal piece of sticky tape 1/3 of the way down and 2/3 of the way down
4) Line up the 3.5" area of both cardstocks and stick together
5) Using the SU Word Window Punch and a circle punch, punch out the areas for the cards to go into
6) Decorate!!
Let me know if you have any questions.

REMINDER: I still have a giveaway that is up for grabs until Dec. 24!! I've only had a few people play, so your odds of winning the $100 prize pack are very good!! Click HERE for the link to my giveaway post.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

My Desk

Maria wanted to see what our desk looks like right now and she also wanted us to add a "peace and calm" item to it. My "peace and calm" item is the yellow construction paper with a painted rainbow on it (it's on the billboard). My daughter painted it and is so proud that I displayed it next to my scrapbook page!

By the way, I got my drafter's desk, billboard, and organizational items at favorite store!