Sunday, February 28, 2010

"She was obliged to recollect private correspondence could bear the eye of others" (Persuassion)

While Jane Austen may have felt correspondence should remain private, hopefully the recipients of my cards won't feel that their privacy has been invaded by my posting the cards in advance! :) I have to finish up my Alice swap this week and THEN I'll be busy card making for the next two weeks... I have 48 seniors who are going to get individual cards wishing them well... And I have my work cut out for me!! :) Other than the "You're a Hoot" card below, I think I'll be working from scratch... :) (OH, AND please be sure to check back in the next week or so cause I'll have a little birthday announcement!!!)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

"Every impulse of feeling should be guided by reason; and, in my opinion, exertion should always be in proportion to what is required."(P&P)

I know, I know... I've been awfully MIA this pregnancy.... But shall I throw a hint to my loyal followers and say I've FINALLY begun my pre-birthday celebration with a gift chance for YOU?? Tune back in during the month of March to see what goodies I'm able to compile in honor of my thirty (gulp) third bday...

In the meantime, I HAVE been crafty... but again, I can't post the stuff till it goes "Live" with the Dollies, because honestly I try my hardest to just get THOSE challenges out of the way before I scrap anything else... and then I run out of time or mojo or energy!! :) BUT it's snowing out again today, so maybe we can get scrappy in the interim??

Let's see...

Did I mention my chagrin when I found out that Ranger is discontinuing Crackle Accents and I had JUST finished my last bottle on some layouts? WELL, here's one of those final projects...

And here's a layout of my loves... And my teenage loves, New Kids on the Block, lol... They STILL have it going on...
Hey, if any of you bloggers out there have a tutorial on how to take a better picture of a 12X12 layout, please pass it along... I STILL (obviously) struggle with getting just the right shot of my work... Cards are easier MOST of the time, but I can't seem to get my 12X12s to look the way I'd like them to... :) Thanks!!!

(oh, pregnancy update... still due June 26th or July 6th, and Elijah is growing very nicely. We had a sonogram yesterday and we saw his spine, confirmed his gender again, lol, and saw him moving around, which was pretty cool... I SHOULD be scrapping his sonogram pictures but who has time??) :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

It's a Snowy, Scrappy Day!!!!

Actually, it's been TWO snow days at this point, whoo hoo!! We got about 18 inches here in Northern NJ, and having been spared the weekend snow, it's not THAT bad out there... But bad enough that schools across the area have been closed for two days! Which means BUMMY days! :) AND Scrappy days, believe it or not! It's been so long since my clutter has taken over my dining room... Feels good (but overwhelming when I think of cleaning it up!) :)

(My Creative Clutter is BACK)

And I'm back in challenge mode (could it be????)

Here's a "Heart Filled" card for the AI Factory Challenge, the CCEE inspiration challenge (black, red and white as well as hearts), Cute Card Thursday, and I THINK it fits the Pile it On challenge as well (although it's the wine I love not the bunny)! (This is also card one for the upcoming Alice in Wonderland swap... Gina, stop reading!!! :))

Can you tell I'm still loving the flower soft stuff??? AND that I'm still dying for a glass of wine?? -- the little charm thing is a double entendre... It's reminiscent of Alice's "Drink Me" tags and bottles, and my extremely STRONG desire to drink a whole bottle of wine, lol... Four more months...

Friday, February 5, 2010

A Couple of Items (Whoo Hoo!!)

I have FINALLY gotten some scrappy mojo going on, largely as a result of my recent crop weekend with Scrap A Doodle Doo last weekend. So...

For Design Dollies, I played with some Vintage papers from Graphic 45 (go figure):

AND in honor of my darling friend Kristy's newest line of Digital Stamps, Some Odd Girl, I had the chance to play along with Sketchy Thursdays' Second Chance Challenge using this funky Kaylee Cuddle stamp and some Flowersoft (my newest addiction!!):

All in all, I did complete eleven projects this past weekend, but I can't showcase them until they are released with the Dollies... SO, hopefully that means more blog posts this month! :) Thanks for checking in!! :)