Tuesday, February 28, 2012

3 new lunchbox notes

Version one, polka dots with a brown background:

Version two, cream texture background:

Version three, light aqua background:

Monday, February 6, 2012

birthday banner

When I showed Hayley (my oldest child), who had just turned 15, the new banner dies I had just received from Papertrey Inc, she quickly began chanting how she desperately needed a banner for her room.  Little did she know that I was looking for any excuse to make a banner.

Here is how her banner turned out.  She picked pink and aqua, which I thought was a great color combination.

If you are interested in the supplies I used or instructions, please just leave me a comment or drop me an email.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Beach in February

When you think of the beach in February, do you think warm, or calm, or tranquility? I don't. However, that is what our day is like today at the beach.

Wish you were here!

Friday, February 3, 2012

catching up

I have to admit that the last few months have been a bit hectic.  I keep thinking that things will slow down, but there is always something being added to the mix.  So, I'm just going to have to find more time to keep up with my card blogging.

Last weekend, I did escape to Ashland, Oregon, to attend my quarterly scrapbook retreat.  I've been going for several years now and I really try not to miss it.  However, I don't scrapbook there any more.  I mostly work on my cards.  To prepare for the weekend retreat, I prepped 20 card projects to take with me.  I felt fairly productive as I completed nearly all of them.

Here are a few photos of the card projects I completed.

I love the button card as the focal point of this card.  My inspiration for this card came from Dawn McVey's blogMy Favorite Things..

For this card, instead of using card stock for the banner, I used an old atlas that I had.  I love the detail that the atlas pages add to the card.

This is a lunchbox note.  I love the idea of writing a little note to one of my children and slipping it in their lunch, backpack, or overnight bag.  So simple, yet so meaningful.  These little notecards open and have just enough space for a sweet little note.

Check back tomorrow (or maybe Sunday) for a few more card designs.