Friday, November 30, 2007

Friends & Family (more wedding photos)

I finished this layout yesterday. I was reading on Jen Caputo's blog a few days ago that she had a new sketch collection done but she needed to get one more sample layout done before she could share them. I commented that if she sent me the sketch I could get a layout done for her, and she did! I was thrilled to be able to help her out - plus she sent me a coupon for the whole collection - WOOHOO! I love Jen's templates - I have almost every one she's ever done, and I use them a lot. It makes putting together a layout so much easier.

Credits: Template by Jen Caputo.
Papers from Beachcombing (background and title block) and ShellSeeker (circles) by Jeri Ingalls, Organic (journaling) by Miriam Lima, True Romance (scalloped strip) by Michelle Coleman, and Pacific (straight strip) by Sara Amarie.
Title - Distressed Alpha Brushes by Michelle Coleman.
Cardboard heart - Love by Vera Lim.
Open heart - True Romance by Michelle Coleman.
Stitches - Mega Stitch Pack by Christy Lyle.
Buttons and string tie - Organic by Vera Lim.
Flower by Dianne Rigdon from Summer Celebration kit.

Here's the whole collection:

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

What American Accent Do You Have?

This is the most accurate quiz I've done yet - I found it on Katie the Scrapbook Lady's blog.

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

The Inland North
The South
The Northeast
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Asian Charm Quilt

I just finished this quilt this morning. Although I enjoy quilting now (I didn't used to - I've always loved piecing), I still don't quilt bed-size quilts myself. So I had this one quilted by a professional long-arm quilter. I really like what she did. I got it back last week, and finished binding it this morning.

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Journaling: "During our hike to Gebhart Mountain, Glen stopped to fish along the stream. While he was fishing, I hiked ahead to take pictures. I saw this marmot sunning itself on a large rock. It didn’t seem to be a bit afraid of me; in fact, it seemed to want to have its picture taken. So of course I obliged by taking lots of pictures. These are just a few of the many pictures I took of it."

Papers from Naturally (journaling and background papers) and Snowfall for Him (blue and stripe) by Eve Recinella - Sweet Shoppe Designs (SSD)
Template by Jen Caputo - Scrapbook Graphics
Swirl from Graffiti Grunge Swirls by Shawna Clingerman - SSD
Scratch n Stamp Alpha by Eve Recinella - SSD
Sanding Brush from Digital Distressing Kit by Nancie Rowe Janitz - ScrapArtist
Stitching from Mega Stitch Pack by Christy Lyle - SSD

From Our Blog 2 Yours

Another funky quiz:

You Are The Stuffing

You're complicated and complex, yet all your pieces fit together.
People miss you if you're gone - but they're not sure why.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

New Stuff from Eve!

Eve Recinella has several new kits out that will be available on Black Friday (tomorrow, November 23). Here are some previews.

Lucky & Me

Credits: Background paper, frame, tag from Snowfall for Him by Eve Recinella - SSD (available tomorrow November 23, 2007)
Journaling arrow from Say Here Journaling Bits by Eve Recinella - SSD
Notebook paper from Daydream by Eve Recinella and Jomi Van Bekkum - SSD
Stitched star from Basic Shapes by Sandra Boddington - SSD
Gold stars from Celebrate by KSKDesigns - Pickleberry Pop
Stitched cardboard star from Super Stars by Lauren Grier and Shawna Clingerman - SSD
White star from Stained Doodle Shapes by Eve Recinella - SSD
Brown Star from Its All About You by Lauren Grier - SSD
Scraplift (for SSD Spin a Lift) of LisaRose’s Craziness:

Journaling states: "Like most photographers, I usually don't like pictures of myself, but this picture is an exception. Glen took it in July, 2006. I've used it as my avatar on all the forums I belong to, but I've never done a layout with it."

Monday, November 19, 2007

Planet Earth

We watched the first DVD of Planet Earth over the weekend. It was fabulous! We missed the series when it was on the Discovery Channel, so we are watching it on DVD now (there are 5 discs in the series). The photography alone is worth it! We are members of Netflix, so we get the DVDs from there - and their version is the original BBC version with David Attenborough as the narrator instead of Sigourney Weaver. I highly recommend it!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Creative Team Call

Credits: Template by Bree Clarkson - Sweet Shoppe Designs
Background paper, string tie, stitches from Magnolia Kit by Katie Pertiet - DST Gold kit
Date Taken and Memory tags from Spumoni Medley by Laura Deacetis - Sweet Shoppe Designs
Bottom paper from It’s a Guy Thing by Michele Coleman - Little Dreamer Designs
Button with ribbon from In The Lines by Angela Barton - Sweet Shoppe Designs

I love this template from Bree - she is having a Creative Team call with her templates and you need to do a layout with it and send it to her to apply, which I am doing. After I finished the above layout, I decided to do another one with the same template, and that's the one I'm submitting with my application.

Credits: Template by Bree Clarkson - Sweet Shoppe Designs
Papers from ShellSeeker Kit by Jeri Ingalls - Scrapbook Elements
Paper tear by Steph Krush - Steph's Digital Paper Tearing and More
Heart and Cherish from The Gazebo by Amber Clegg - ScrapArtist
Ric Rac from Marmelade by Eve Recinella - Eve Recinella Designs
Staples from Regality by Eve Recinella - Sweet Shoppe Designs
Fibers from Ana by Lauren Grier and Key Ingredients by Heather Roselli - Sweet Shoppe Designs
Photo corners by Angela Barton, Flower by Christy Lyle, Brad by Shawna Clingerman - all from Some Kind of Wonderful - Sweet Shoppe Designs

See how versatile templates can be? The template is a 12X12 square (as most templates are). Since I scrap 8.5X11, I always have to modify them. But I like doing that - sometimes I make them horizontal and sometimes vertical (and sometimes, like this time, I do both!).

Friday, November 16, 2007

From Our Blog 2 Yours

I really don't know who comes up with this stuff! I found it on the Sweet Shoppe Blog.

Your Pilgrim Name Is

Love Brewster
What's Your Pilgrim Name?

To see what your pilgrim name is, click on the link above.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sunflower Sunrise Table Runner

This is the table runner that I mentioned in my last post. As you might be able to see from the pictures, the flowers are 3 dimensional. In the centers of the 3 sunflowers are Swarovski crystals. I really enjoyed making this, and am quite pleased with the results.

Friday, November 09, 2007


I mailed off my K is for Kite postcards today. And I just realized that I never posted a picture of my J is for Jar postcards from last month (or the I is for Impatiens from the month before, but I can't find a picture of those). So here is the K is for Kite:

I used two fabrics for the background - grass and sky. I stamped the hedgehog, and put the kite string to the back where his "hand" is so it looks like he's holding the string. I was pretty happy with how it turned out.

And here is J is for Jar:

I have a machine embroidery design for the jar. I used button fabric for it and also clear vinyl, and put some real buttons between the vinyl and the button fabric - I have to admit I thought it was a pretty good idea. LOL!!

This is probably all the postcards I'm going to do for awhile; I've gotten just a little bit tired of doing them (and of not getting all the cards from my swap partners - doesn't happen a lot, but enough to get old).

I also finished up a sunflower table runner yesterday that I've been working on for quite awhile; it is another of the Mount Redoubt patterns that has 3 dimensional flowers on it. I am really happy with how it turned out - I will post a picture of it later.

My quilt guild is having a quilt show today and tomorrow, and I actually talked my DH into going with me this morning. It was a pretty nice show, and we had a few vendors there too. I bought several things from Homestead Quilting, which is an internet store that also goes to quilt shows and guilds. Most of what they sell is embellishment-type of stuff - I bought some hot fix crystals, a Ricky Tims DVD, some new glitter paint that I'd not seen or heard of before, and a book about using the glitter paint and other stuff by the same company.

Friday, November 02, 2007

New Blog Header

For some reason, I really enjoy making blog headers, so I made a new one tonight.

Credits: Techno flirty papers
Ribbon and stitching from Shabby Sundress Collection the Elements
Jewelry tags and jump ring from Fresh Delights
All above by Eve Recinella of Sweet Shoppe Designs
Painted wood alpha by Samara Gugler of Digital Scrapbook Place
Messy box alpha by Tamra Burwick of The DigiChick
Folded corner template by Karah Fredricks of The DigiChick