Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sweet Girl Layout

I was able to finish a layout using pictures of one of our previous foster children. I started with a layout sketch from the Crafts by Rowena Blog. I just loved her sketch! Thanks, Rowena!

I used George and Basic Shapes to cut out the pictures and the photo mats, Accent Essentials "end cap" feature to create the pocket and Graphically Speaking for the Sweet Girl cut. You can get the .cut file that I created for this layout here.

I also cut a few butterflies using Sure Cuts A Lot, and painted Elmer's Glitter Glue on them. My own personal el-cheapo way to get the bling in there. :)

I also used my mat pack to punch holes on the pocket and write small lines between holes for that "faux sewing" look. Paper is from SU and my LSS.

Finally, I added some "Summer" Flowersoft to some flower embellishments that I had and randomly stuck them on too. Pink was Miss J's favorite color - and I think she really would have like how this turned out. I know I did!

Had to share this too! I got THIS in the mail yesterday! YAHOOOO!!

I can hardly wait to play with all the images on this cart - as well as all the new cards! Fun, fun, fun!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Blog Giveaway at Notes From the Scrapbook Lady!

Lora, owner of the "Notes from the Scrapbook Lady" blog is giving away a Glue Glider Pro! You can have your chance at this one (I LOVE mine!) by heading on over to her blog here. Tell her Kerry sent you!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tooth Fairy, A New Car and a Get Better Card

I had begun to put together a new layout for T last week, but totally got side tracked with all the kids coming and going over the last few days. I finally got finished this one earlier this week - and it probably needs some explaining.
T loves to write notes to the Tooth Fairy. In this first one, he wrote a note asking the Tooth Fairy if she was a boy or a girl. That Tooth Fairy was late that week too - so this is the note Terry got back from her:

"Hey T!
Sorry about last night but I had some bad Chinese food and I was sick! Anyway, I am a girl because who ever wants to be a boy and called a fairy! Haw haw hee hee hoo hoo. That's funny. Sorry again. Here's 2 bucks instead of 1."

With this second note, T asked her what her name was and if she could leave him some fairy dust and got this note back from the Tooth Fairy:
"Dear T,

Thanks for your letter. My name IS The Tooth Fairy. Sorry I didn't have any dust left, so here's a couple of quarters. Love you lots! Now lose more teeth!!"

The Tooth Fairy leaves pretty funny notes here at our house!

Part of the reason I was so busy last week is that I had to help DD to buy her first car. It just so happens that our bishop is a car salesman, and that means we trusted him! :) He got her a great deal on her "G5" and she was stoked! Actually, I was too as that meant I got my van back!

One of the first things she asked for was an "Eeyore" decal and here's what we came up with.

Love him! He's so cute!!

Lastly, my poor "baby" sister is in the hospital this week and just feeling really lousy physically and emotionally. I made her this little card today to try and help cheer her up. Sorry about the picture... in a hurry and all that! I used a .cut file from a wonderful person on my yahoo groups, who deserves full credit - but her name eludes me at the moment. I'll give credit if anyone can help me remember who created this file! I embellished with SU Dazzling Diamond glitter, my Cuttlebug circles folder, Elmer's Glitter Glue, Liquid Applique, flower brads, and ribbon. It was a rush job but turned out way better than this picture shows and she liked it - so that's all that matters. :)

Friday, August 14, 2009

JuJu Bee's Blog Candy!

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Trying to Get Back...

My goodness I've found it hard to get back to creating since we've been back from Atlanta! So much to catch up on and kids wanting all the time. I guess that's what's important after all...

I was able to squeak out one LO this week though. I'd actually done this one previously using my Graphically Speaking cartridge. I just needed to add the picture and journaling mat. This is why I LOVE shopping with my DH! He makes life so entertaining...