Thursday, May 21, 2009

Several Pages

I haven't taken much time lately for stamping because it has been so busy at school. We had a scheduled power outage yesterday. I spent about 45 minutes at my desk and put together a card base and an embellishment. They don't go with each other but I didn't have plans and while I know they need more, I haven't come up with what the 'more' is. Of course, the color of one has me wondering what I was thinking.

I have put together a few pages of some activities this month.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

A Couple of RAKs


Thought I would share a couple of RAKs I received this past week. I went nuts looking for my Fifth Avenue Floral set only to find it was sitting right on my desk. I pulled a couple of sets I wanted to make cards with and just haven't used it because I've needed to use other sets at the time.




I just addressed some RAKs to go out in tomorrow's mail. There are 3 challenges so I'm sending off one for each.




#1 - someone that shares the same birthday month

#2 - send to state that borders yours

#3 - send to the state you (or family) were born in

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mother's Day

Somehow Mother's Day always sneaks up on me. Tuesday I realized I needed to get a card in the mail Wednesday. I was too tired Tuesday night to even give a thought to it by the time all the activities were over and all the normal kid "stuff" happened.

I found an hour and half on Wednesday when I could whip up a couple of cards and pop them in the mail. I'm not excited with what I sent out because I tend to like more layers and some embellishment but I justified the lack of embellishments with the fact I was mailing it off and time wasn't on my side. This is a time when less is more (I hope the thoughts expressed inside give it the more).

Stamps: All Year Cheer, A Rose is a Rose

CS: WW, Celery, Regal Rose

Ink: Regal Rose, Always Artichoke (markers: same)

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Me & My Girl


I had a lot of fun with my daughter today. I took her for a pedicure, painting, to lunch and then to a mineral store where she bought a selenite crystal. Looking at the picture I took of her at lunch, I realized how she is leaving the little girl features behind and changing into a lovely, young lady.

I used Misti Cato's kit Garden District for this page. I have to say, I'm proud of myself for getting a page done the same day the pictures were taken.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Shades of Brown

I took advantage of the great sales available for scrapbooking day. I saw a kit by Graziela Mendes called Shades of Brown and I wanted to buy it just because of the ongoing joke we have about the many shades of brown in New Mexico. I used to carry a picture with me of our kids on a green lawn because our front yard is rocks here (as you can see on the page). Green seems so lush to me now and stirs something up within when we visit other states on our trips. Oddly enough, you can even tell when you cross over to Colorado because there is more color than there is here. It is strange how quickly it happens at the state line.

Here is the funny thing though. We are moving back to Florida and the grass there is called St. Augustine. Where I'm from we call that crab grass and we try to kill it off - in Florida you want to grow it because it is your lawn.

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