Saturday, December 31, 2011

Before you delete those photos....

I was scrolling through the pictures my sister took on Thanksgiving and I just cracked up when I saw how squirmy my Grandson was.  If you look at all the 2x2 pics and focus on the little guy while realizing the camera was shooting see just how fast the little guy moves.  We were fortunate enough to have a very mild day and the little ones had been playing outside for a bit.  Dominic was all riled up and could not sit still.  This made it hard for Dad who was in the tree holding him.  
Being the scrapbooker in the family, I had to record this story.
Have a wonderful, safe and blessed New Year!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Jewelry made Just for ME!

fabulous member of my extended family made this just for me! Look at the detail of that crown covered bottle of glitter (to represent my Sparkling Personality) - totally love that!!!!  On the other side of the Initial is a Chandelier with glitter.    Of course the distressed heart with gorgeous bling just makes this sing BEVERLY.  The chain is 30" long and really substantial!

Now she didn't make this:

but she sells beautiful stuff like this on her web site.  Yes, that's my arm.  I wanted to show you how big it is.

You can see what Ashley & Co makes/sells here at The Rhinestone Parlor.  I'm sure there is something special over there just for you and if you don't see it, tell her what you want and she can make it!  

Thanks Ashley, I love them both!!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Family is a Precious Gift

I made this to hang in my den.  The shadow box has hinges at the top so it can easily be opened from the front.  Michaels carries these and of course a coupon was used!  Got to love coupons!  

All the pictures are sepia toned and are of all my loved ones!  Since Christmas is so close, I guess I had gifts on my mind and that's where the inspiration came from.  I used Martha's punches for the "ribbon" and Spellbinders for the "bow".  

Some of the "bow" layers have pearls on them and I think the second from the bottom layer has paper piercing around the edge.  I did use quite a bit of foam tape to separate the layers.  Cricut font Lyrical Letters were used for my sentiment on this pretty wide ribbon.

You can tell by some of the pics, that some of us like to "pose" when getting photographed.  I was sure to include these pics too because this is about us.  Gifts are just that: Gifts.  We need to remember that each person's traits make them who they are.  I am very blessed to have a wonderful family that I love very much!  

Sunday, December 11, 2011

No Peeking Christmas Tag

Over at the Waltzing Mouse Blog, is a sketch challenge and this is my entry for it.  I used Santa Clause is Coming to Town stamps, Spellbinders Fleur de lis AccentsFleur de lis Motifs and Labels 21.  The Christmas wrapping paper that I bought for this year is red and white stripes so that's why I chose these colors.  The fibers are all from Michaels and the thread type fiber has a bit of sparkle to it.  A teeny bit of black stickles are used in the dots after No Peeking.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Trim really does make it different

 Same base, same paper, same ink, same diecuts and same sentiment.  These two cards are the same except the trim.  One is for a lady celebrating her 90th Birthday and the other for a gentleman celebrating his 74th Birthday (hi Dad)!

Papers are from My Mind's Eye, Twinkle, Twinkle, little Boy, Spellbinders Dies Fancy Tags 3 and Labels Twenty One, Ribbon and glitter from Michaels and trim from a fabric store.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Followers Difficulty

I really enjoy blogging and would love to return the favor for those of you who have blogs.  Right now, my blog isn't letting me see who is following me.  Actually, it lets me see on my page that there are 13 followers but on my dashboard it says 27.  That means there are 14 followers floating in limbo.  I've sent feedback to Blogger so we'll see what happens.

If you leave me a comment I will find you, and follow your blog - as long as you have that option open.  

Have a great day!

He loves the ladder!

Dominic loves to throw tennis balls on the roof.  It's his favorite thing to do with Papa.  We often wait outside for him to come home.  
I know the stars look a little busy, but I was able to tame it down a bit with the green/brown dots and photo mat.  The buttons were made with filmo clay.  The paper is from My Mind's Eye called "Twinkle Twinkle Little Boy" and the stamps are from Autumn Leaves.  The circle sentiment is stamped and then cut with Spellbinders Big Scallop Circles.  My favorite white ink pen is the Signo White Pen, it really pops on a darker surface.