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Monday, April 26, 2010

One time consuming block!

I prefer to wait until I have finished all six blocks for the month before posting but I just had to post this one...I wish I had timed myself but I know it took me at least 3 hours and probably more LOL
there are 72 pieces in this 6 inch block. OK, I just have to know...
What the heck was she thinking? GAGH!

It is pretty but I will tell you that one was more than enough for me to piece. Only 6 more blocks to go of the 121 in the Civil War Love Letter project.
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Robin Mamma

If you look very carefully you can see our newest neighbor...Mamma and Papa to be ...the Robins family.
I noticed the nest the other day and then thought I saw something moving around. It was Mrs Robin settleing on her eggs.
Can't wait to see the new babies soon!
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Oh, So Cute

Last night while watching the new series on the History Channel America the Story of US, I pulled out this kit I had made up a bit ago.
I like to choose the pictures, papers and a few accents then set them aside in a folder for later. I just love the happy faces of my little grson A from over a year and a half ago.
cardstock from stash, pp DCWV Boys stack, accents Storytellers Club, ribbon offry
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New Cards for a Challenge

Secretary Day cards from a file shared here

Scrap from Your Stash yahoogroup has great challenges each month to use what we already have. The challenges change monthly but one that we do often is to make cards from the leftovers sitting around from scrapbook layout supplies.
I try my best to use what is already out on my table or at least in the scrap files but sometimes it doesn't happen too well. LOL
These two cards are really scraps from recent things. I did use card blanks and some brads and Prima flowers plus ink that weren't scraps LOL They are sort of generic cards that I can personalize when I need them. I actually already added a sentiment to the blue and green one for an upcoming wedding.

Gave this card to ds A with a message that we are there for him as he makes it through finals week at school

I really liked this rocket ship paper and thought it would make a cute card! Not sure what I am going to do with it. LOL

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Airing of the Kilts

When I discovered moth holes in some of my wool sashes I got very afraid for the kilts we have. They are of course made of wool and very expensive not to mention hard to find so after some research decided that mothballs were our best alternative for now. I got one of those suit sized Space Bags and in went our three kilts. Of course that means it takes days if not weeks to get the odor out again! I hung two of our kilts in the sun and breeze this week and they are becoming less odorous LOL Hope the red MacRae kilt is ready to wear tonight for the Tartan ball!
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

La Carreta in American Fork

Mr Creative and I enjoy eating a meal out and last Friday I wanted to find something "Mexican" but everywhere we looked there was a huge line and wait. Not for me this night. Our favorite restaurant for mexican was closed over a year ago and we have been looking for something we liked ever since.
I thought about La Carreta on State street which we had never tried, not Mexican but Peruvian, and thought well this would be a good time to try it out. It was interesting for DH and I to find dishes that would fit our eating since he is low fat and I am low carb. They had lots of beans and fries on the menu but we were able to do a bit of subing and enjoyed a lovely meal.
Mr Creative days tried out something different to drink...Inca kola as you see it doesn't look much like any cola drink I have ever seen LOL
It had a sort of cream soda/ banana flavor and he liked it a lot. Something to keep in mind.

the next Monday he and some co-workers visited for lunch and talking with the manager found that they are having a tough time and might not stay open long...I hope not because it is a nice place inside and the food is tasty and not too bad in price but not cheap for sure!
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Oh, Somebody Had A Birthday!

It's an On the Farm birthday!
Birthday Boy I learning to ride his first bike with help from his daddy DS #1 D.
It was fun to have a birthday celebration for grson I who turned three last week. Hard to believe it was three years ago that he joined out family through our oldest son and dil.
I wanted to take some treats to his daycare friends so we made some "farm animal chow" to go along with the On the Farm Birthday theme. I loves to help Nana cook and wanted to mix up the chow which was Chex, Honey Graham, and Cinnamon Toast cereals along with some pretzels. No seasoning or nuts for his friends.
I shows the fun puzzle sent by Grammy and Grandpy Ward and poses with Papa (Mr Creative Days) and Nana (me) and his new t-ball set.
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

My first shaped card with my Cricut

One of my Cricut groups has been choosing challenges to use our Cricut to make some different shapes or techniques. I have done three of them now and it is so nice to be able to explore how I can use my Cricut to do so many different things.
This challenge was to make a "shaped card" by welding a shape to a rectangle and then creating a card from the shapes.

I used a shape I bought online for the birdy...he is a fantasy bird with his gold glittered body and wings. I imagine her sitting in the tulip bed looking for worms. LOL
And the inside. Supplies: glitter cardstock from DCWV mat stack, tulip pp DCWV Spring stack 08, plain cardstock SEI, stamped sentiment Close to My Heart, ink CTMH and Stampin Up jeweled eye Studio G, Stickles
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Last of the paper crafting for now

I loved these pictures of my little gr'sons from Christmas of 08 and thought the combo of the CTMH kit and a Storyteller's kit were perfect with them. I had bought the matching track suits and they have Mr. creative's favorite color of blue and mine of green. I wrote what I wish each of them as they grow in their lives.
Supplies: Storytellers Kit and CTMH paper kit, CTMH Star Stamp set, CTMH inks ( I need to stitch the frame so the wishes are still loose for now)
This is the front and back of a mini purse I made for a challenge...I forgot to post it though LOL
It is cut from the Tags Bags Boxes and More cart, I inked the edges added the stickers from a DCWV stack and then some Stickles glitter, I put a little velcro under the flap to keep it closed.
I plan on giving it to my DIL P with a gift card for Mother's Day.

Last for now is a set of pictures of my grd C and grson I helping Papa plant tomatoes in the garden last summer. I liked the green and brown color scheme of the kit and as I watched Biggest Looser last night got it done. I journaled about how the garden is a tradition in Mr Creative's family and he is passing it down to our grchildren. I had to add some chipboard for part of the monthly use my stash challenge and there is a small piced under one of name strips and some under the small circles on the second page.
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More Scrapbooking...

This layout is one of a several page set and it has been waiting in the kits ready to go. LOL I am not so sure what took me so long to do it.
Supplies: Storyteller's kit, cardstock from stash,
I loved this picture of my younger son A I took last summer but it had a lot of "background" stuff so I cropped it quite close and then turned it black and white to make it less distracting. A's favorite color is red and then black and this kit was a great one to use up.
I wanted him to know that you don't have to do huge things to be a hero but live day to day doing the right things and that is my A.
Supplies: Storyteller's kit, cardstock, brads All My Memories, name and title cut from Lyrical Letters (I think! LOL)

Baking with Nana
My grson I and I made pumpkin bread back in Jan or Feb. and with the orange and blue in the photos I wanted to use this combo of kit and other papers.
Supplies: pp storyteller's kit, other pp DCWV stack, inks Stampin Up, bowl and part of title cut with From the Kitchen cart and with Nana from a different cart but can't remember which one LOL sorry bout that...
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IN the Scrapbooking Mode

After several months of just a few cards and pages I became active again in the Scrap From Your Stash yahoogroup and it has motivated me to get back to scrapping once more. I think printin up some pictures and making up kits in preparation for Scrapbook USA Cricut Swarm has reminded me that it is really fun to create pages! LOL
The first two layouts are using challenge sketches and the last was a picture and supplies that I have had in mind since last summer.
We Found...
This was a few pics I took of Mr Creative and youngest son A while they hand dug through our rocky soil the holes and connection areas for the new citywide irrigation water system We saved a big chunk of $$doing it ourselves we sure wish we found gold or oil! LOL
Supplies: kit from Archivers Cropmania from Little Yellow bicycle, other cardstock from stash, title cut with Cricut cart printing press, ink from Stampin Up
Life is good...
I took this picture of my Gr'd last summer when our dog Belle was giving her slobbery kisses. I loved it and thought it would make a nice personality page
Supplies: Storyteller's kit p and embellishments, pp Luxury stack DCWV, cardstock from stash. Title and flowers cut from Graphically Speaking cart. jewels and inking from stash, rick rack from stash of ribbons
I loved this picture I took of Belle around Father's Day last summer. She is very snazzy in her bandanna and for once there isn't a pet eye flashback in her eyes.
Supplies: clear plastic overlay from stash, pp underneath Heidi Swap from stash, Lab stickers by Jolee's "belle" cut from Opposites Attract cart
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