Sunday, September 29, 2013

Getting ready

So, it's Sunday morning and I thought I would give you a glimpse into my day.  I slept in, I LOVE Sundays for that!!  Woke up knowing that I was making waffles for breakfast and got moving!  Started dish water
(didn't get dishes done last night because I want to Les Miserables with my sis!) and heated up the waffle iron.  Before I got to far into my multitasking, I had sliced my thumb open and gone through 2 sets of band-aides.  Not a great way to start the day, but I must persevere!  I have much to accomplish!  Look at these Boxes!!
These are only 2 of the 4 that I need to get packaged out for the girls going to the retreat this weekend!  Many many fun things in here!!  Can 't wait for you all to get to Storm Mountain!
The only side effect of boxes is those darn pillows!  I have bags and bags of them.  Usually, I donate my bags and boxes to the Black Hills Area Decorative Artists.  They use them to ship memory boxes to hospitals all over the world.  It is such a great program.  If you don't know what the memory box program is, please go check it out here!  (oooh!  I've never added a link like that before!  That was fun!)

So, right now, I have this one bag of pillows, but I'm sure by Wednesday I will have at least one more.  I'm so glad they get recycled.  And, hopefully by the end of today, I will be able to find my living room again!  ;)

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Welcome to STUDIO J

So Excited to share some STUDIO J pages with you today.  These are the first ones I have created and I am THRILLED!  I am a total paper scrapper, but it was fun to step out of my box and these came together SO QUICKLY!

I created a St. Patrick's Day layout first.  I had to do it twice, because I learned how to change the papers, and I really was unhappy with one of the B&T papers I had used.  Once I figured out how to do that, I was thrilled with the layout, but I don't have permission to share the people's pictures, so, I will just keep that one private.  
I think I only spend a couple hours on ALL FOUR of these layouts.  I am thrilled to have the pages done for my bonus child, Tori.  I have a book started for him, but get so few pictures.  I think these are almost all of the pictures I have for 2013. That's OK, he's a grown up, but I still want him to have a book.  

I LOVE the details on these pages.  It is so fun to play with the elements and know that you aren't committed until you say "order these pages"  You can change and change and change everything until you are completely happy - or crazy and have to step away.  Either way, you have pages created!

Buttons, Brads, Bingo cards under pictures, and stickers.  What more could a girl want?

And access to a bunch of old AND NEW papers through STUDIO J.  

Won't you come play with me??  c

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Creating again!!

An acquaintance of ours from the local HOG chapter retired from his job as a motorcycle mechanic last week.  I had to work, but Gary went to the party and needed a retirement card to take.  I have a bunch of cards on hand, always, but not retirement cards.  I also knew I had this great motorcycle stamp from 'the other company' that I wanted to use.  None of the papers are CTMH either!  Ha ha.  I really rebelled this time!  The papers are a REFLECTIONS pad from Micheal's, the watch stamps are from CTMH as is the 'Congratulations' stamp on the edge.  The brushed pewter brads are CTMH also.
I used an EKSuccess punch on the edge of the Kraft card from CTMH.  I thought it gave the card more texture and interest.  The layout is from our ORIGINALS design book.  Having that really makes a difference for me.  I am not a card maker by choice, it comes with being a consultant for me.  I am definitely more comfortable scrap booking. But, give me one of our design books, and I can do some amazing cards if I do say so myself.  I love being able to use my scrapping supplies for multiple purposes, more bang for my buck you know!  lol
When I get an opportunity to make a card for something or someone specific, and it all falls together so well, I really do love it!  This was fun to make, and reminded me that I need to make cards more often.  

Hope you are creating this week!  C