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Saturday, April 9, 2011

This Morning!

Not much to say is there? Hope it melts off but the way things are going so far not too optimistic!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Where Have MY Pictures Gone? UPDATE #2

Maybe the problem has been fixed?
I added in the photos from my last post with the cards and then the beautiful sunrise and they seem to be staying! I will give it a few hours and see if I can add the others. Sooooo frustrating!
Crossing my fingers that I don't have to do it again

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Where Have MY Pictures Gone? UPDATE

I checked into blogger help and it looks like it is a problem all over their service.
I am thinking of switching to a different blog hosting site...anyone have a suggestion. It has to be as easy as what I currently do as I just don't have the time to mess about learning a bunch of new stuff!
Stay tuned for updates!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Where Have MY Pictures Gone?

Something very odd is up with Blogger these days.
All of the pictures from the past week have disappeared! They were there as of yesterday and now poof, they are gone
I am not sure what is going on but I hope to get them re-posted soon!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Three New Cards

Kind of scary that I am doing so many paper crafting stuff these days...OK, I really should be doing some spring clean up around the house but these just needed to be done!
Flower Love card I made this for my dear friend who lost her sweet Aunt last week. I was very late at getting it done but I love how it turned out! I used both my Cricut Carts and my Make the Cut software to make this. Supplies: cardstock from stash, pp DCWV Luxury stack, jewels from Archivers $1 spot, ribbon from stash, stamps CTMH and a Costco set, cricut carts Martha Stewart's Elegant Cakes, Just Because Cards, ink CTMH and Stampin Up God Bless You Card I made for my neighbor who lost his sister after a long illness. I tried to make it a bit more masculine but with the birds I guess it is still kind of "cutsie"? Supplies: pp DCWV Dots, Stripes etc., glitter paper same, Cricut Cart Just Because Cards
Celebrate Happy Birthday is for my grson B who's B-day was last week. I wanted something fun for a pre-teen but not too baby or grown up. I love the truck cut from Boys Will Be Boys and thought it would be perfect. I also used a sketch from the blog Card Positioning Systems as my starting point and since it was a rather simple sketch it gave me room to "create"! LOL I also love the stripe paper I used for the celebrate word as it coordinates so well and is fun too! You might not be able to tell but the pennants and car body and hubcaps are made from a metallic paper that is kind of bling-y without being girly! LOL Supplies: pp K&C stack Hopscotch, metallic paper American Crafts, cardstock from stash, waxed fiber from stash, stamp CTMH, Cricut carts Just Because Cards and Boys Will Be Boys

Friday, April 1, 2011

Last Two Pages for today

Two more pages from grson I's birthday. He loved that I put the number three on this layout of him riding home on his new bike after the dinner and presents. Simple layout but I like how it turned out.
Grson I and I made some easy "animal" treats with chex cereal, and pretzels with no seasoning to take to his daycare friends. More of the cute animal paper and this time some felt farm animals this time on cardstock squares. The tag was the same one that I put on the bagged treats. It is fun to do little things with him.

Two More New Scrapbook layouts

Yep I told you I am on a roll of sorts.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 1 Grson N, son Big A and his friend W went to the midnight show of HP and the DH pt 1 together but it was a little bit after the first shows. When I tried to get tickets to the Midnight ones there were only cruddy seats left so we just went a bit later. I wasn't the only granny aged person there but I was surprised to see quite a few young Potter fans under the age of 8! I don't think I would take someone that age but I am not the parent. I used part of a HP kit and since the supplies are few and far between I mixed it with some DCWV papers. Supplies: PP DCWV Happily Ever After, Creative Imaginations, cardstock stash, inks Close to My Heart. stickers Creative Imaginations, part of title cut with Cricut and Martha Stewart Holiday I think.
My little grson I celebrated his third birthday farmer style. Loved this paper and stickers and so did he when I showed him. Cardstock is from my stash along with the inks

Spring Expo Crop 2011

Hard to believe it but I have some pages to share from last week's Scrapbook USA Weekend with friends. Friday is all about the Expo and shopping and visiting and shopping and a bit of crafting too! I don't have pics yet of the mini and cards I did but here are the layouts from our Saturday at Archivers. We are in love with doing our Sat. get togethers there now. Lot's of room to spread out, plenty of supplies in the store in case we are missing anything, and a food court at the mall for meals. I love to scrap and chat with my Cricut messageboard friends and whoever wants to join us!
Lonely Thanksgiving page This year it was me, Mr Creative and Big A for Thanksgiving but of course we still had all the special dishes. I did decide NOT to use the good china but still used my gold flatware that A hates because it can't go in the dishwasher LOL Supplies: PP Storytellers, cardstock Coordinations, embellishments Storytellers Club
Christmas Treats Grson I and I made these fun melted snowman cookies to give to his daycare friends and Amy the provider. He helped me make up the cookies (was lazy and used a mix) then we microwaved the frosting to get that great melted look and added some pre melted in the microwave marshmallows. All Nana had to do was add the sprinkles for coal and a carrot. Papa was home for lunch so he helped I bag and tag them for his friends the next day. Supplies: pp DCWV Christmas 2009 stack, title same stack, pp Close to My Heart from years ago LOL, cardstock, ribbon stash, jewels from Archivers in the $1 section.
Sweetest Thing I have had this paper and kit for several years and finally had some pictures to use with it. I had bought some oranges in Jan and grson I was excited to have one. I showed him how to use my old Tupperware orange cutter and he loved the taste of fresh oranges. Supplies: pp and embellishments Storyteller's kit, cardstock from stash and Double Dot from Bo-Bunny More to come!

April 1~ No Fooling

I was up very very early this morning and was clearing out some old emails when I looked up out of my window and saw a beautiful sky and the snow capped mountains. I just wish I could have captured it better but it was a beautiful sight!