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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Multi-fold card

I attempted two cards this week for Pat's Challenge over at Southern Breezes. One I started Saturday night - I was so excited!!! I quickly fizzled, though. I got the card folded and it was just weird. It did lay right - and I was exhausted at about 2AM so I gave up. I promised myself I would go back and embellish it this week, but I didn't.

Today I was determined to make another one so I found the cutest step card over at Dawn's Stamping Up Blog. I love card designs but I always blank on what to PUT on them. I could probably make 50 cards a day and let someone else embellish them; I'd get more done.







Anyway - it is black and pink - and all from my scrap stash. Surprise, surprise on the inclusion of black. More importantly - it is done - if you consider my finished product done. Another note - my camera is taking horrible pictures - very dark or extremely over"flashed" so please know the pink is actually a really cute, warm pink for Valentine's Day.

Colleen

Saturday, January 16, 2010

A new year - literally!

It has been a year since I even checked this page - but today I am here in Lake Harmony, PA at Split Rock Resort with some of my favorite scrapping friends. We are all a little run down - sinus medicine is shared freely between friends and strangers and we are all laughing. Scrapbooking is a great way to reminisce, have some time with good friends and clean out some of your stash.

Pat Thorpe posted a challenge at her blog, Southern Breezes, and I was determined to do it this week. Her challenge was to do a white on white card - with one accent color. I took it a little to the extreme so it may not even count, but really I have always wanted to do this card that Gina K inspired me with many months ago. It isn't quite white on white, more white on black, but I am a huge fan of black so really, it doesn't matter.







I embossed Close to my Heart Black White Core cardstock with a Cuttlebug "Leafy Branch" folder. Then I sanded the design and added Prima flowers I sprayed with Glimmer Mist "Iridescent Gold." I adhered the flowers with Glossy accents and added a shiny rhinestone from Hero Arts.

Inside the sentiment reads...

"Thanks for thinking of me" from Inka dinka Doo. I got this from my Mom as part of a Christmas gift so I wanted to use it!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Bella Blvd - beautiful!

http://bellablvd.typepad.com/bella_blvd/2009/01/lots-to-say-and-show-today.html

I should blog more often, but really I just enjoy spending time looking at everyone else's. Take a peek at the great new papers available from Bella Blvd!!!

Have a crafty day!

Monday, October 27, 2008

I miss Edward, Jake and Bella...

I finished the "Twilight" series last night and I already miss my nightly escape with my vampire friends and their werewolf neighbors. I won't say more because I don't want to ruin it for you if you are reading the series, but I will say I was happy with the way it turned out. Nice, tidy and "bow" worthy.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cheeeeeewwwwwww.....

It has been decided! Jared will go trick or treating this year as Chewbacca! Here is the preliminary picture from the Halloween store. Now we need to find brown leggings with feet to keep him warm and toasty! Maybe I will even find brown gloves...I can't wait!!
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Friday, July 18, 2008

I confess...

I am a hoarder. It is not something I am proud of, but it is something I own. I can't bear to part with cards I received on my tenth birthday from my Nana or the necklace I got from my Aunt when I turned 16. Today it became clear how bad it is, though.

I just shredded a bunch of paperwork and not the kind of personal paperwork people SHOULD save. I shredded about 25 expired coupons I had saved "just in case" I needed extra diapers, baby food, or a onesie. COME ON! get over it. I am sure I bought those things in the past 9 months - but I did not use the coupons! WHY (oh why!!!) do I save them? It is a compulsion to save and use.

I am off to toss. I NEED to clean some things out of here TODAY.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

I have issues (aka My New Friend, The Bissell Steam Mop)

There are few things I hate more than mopping the tile floor in my house. It is not the sense of clean I get when it is done but the fact that I have to drag the bucket of water throughout the kitchen and foyer. Now that I have a 9 month old crawling around (and under) me even the things I enjoy have become more difficult to accomplish. So, you can imagine how often mopping gets done in this house lately.



SAVE THE DAY!!! Today my Bissell Steam Mop arrived! In 5 minutes I had put Jared in his exersaucer, inserted the two screws to assemble and filled that puppy with water! I had just swept the floor this morning so according to Bissell I already had the go ahead to mop - so I did!



Awesome. I did the entire tile floor which is basically the inside third of my home (kitchen, foyer, hall, bathroom and laundry room) in about 30 minutes! Jared played and watched and if I got too far out of view I just moved him so he could see the mop. He wasn't annoyed not seeing ME - he loved the MOP!!! I love the MOP!!!



If you want to get this mop, check out HSN and you can see it in action!