Friday, March 28, 2008

Hang in There!!!

My friend Mish is celebrating her one year blog anniversary this month and is giving away lots of prizes. Today she's hosting a fun scavenger hunt and she's asked me to help her out. If you want to play along and be entered for the prize drawings, check out her blog HERE. There are 13 questions that you have to answer correctly. Mish has selected 13 of her blogging friends, including me, to each post one of the answers to her questions. So if you're playing along, you've come to the right place.

So let the fun begin!! I have always had a *thing* for primates!! It started way back in my childhood. My dream has always been to spend time with Dian Fossey or Jane Goodall. I had/have an extensive collection of gorillas, apes, and monkeys. Everything from stuffed animals, magnets, clothes, dishware, etc... Do you see where I'm going? I HAD to have this stamp!! It is by Whippersnapper. Don't you love him?!?!?

In honor of Mishy's blogaversary, I decided to use one of her layouts. Mish has always been an inspiration to me. I had the pleasure, a couple of years ago, to spend a weekend with her. She is just as sweet IRL as she comes across on her blog!! I soooooo hope she gets to the retreat this fall!! So for those of you on the scavenger hunt...I have lucky number 13!!! I'm not going to come right out and say it, but you can find the answer somewhere in this post!!!

Good Luck!! Have fun monkeying around!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Baubles seem to be all the rage right now! I love that they come in so many colors. these are acrylic baubles from Starlitstudio. I like the uniformity of shape. Cindy has a great selection of colors. I don't have any of the dew I can't compare. One thing I did hear was that you can customize the clear baubles with your copic markers!! Doesn't that sound fun.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

I'm digging deep!

I am going back into the files to find some things that I haven't uploaded. All of the recent things I've made have been the hurry up type...therefore no pictures. Things like birthday cards, Easter baskets, etc...all made and out the door the same day! This is a little tag scrapbook I made at a retreat back in August!! We are going again this year and I CANNOT WAIT!!!! For this book, you use two pieces of mat board for the cover. My mom was and X-ray tech before she retired, and she gave me a box of thin cardboard that came with her films. I cut two pieces 6x6 and covered them with the DP. I used paper from a retired Simply Scrapping kit by SU!. Actually the whole thing uses pieces from the SS Kit.

The binding is an accordion folded piece, with ribbon through it to keep the book from flopping around. On the inside there are eight tags where you can put pictures, journaling or embellishments. What ever you choose.

I was really quite surprised how easy this went together. Let me know if you'd like to see a tutorial and I'll see what I can do! Remember you can click on the pictures to see a closer view. Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Blizzard 2008

Ok I don't know if it can official be coined a "blizzard". We didn't have the required wind speed or decreased visibility for the proper amount of time, but in all sense of the was a blizzard!! No fun driving home from work during the first round, that's for sure.

Here is looking out my garage door. This is after/during the first round. If you add another 10 inches to this, you will have our total.

This is as far as my car would make it into the driveway. My neighbors were kind enough to help me dig out so I could get it in the garage. The last thing I wanted to do was shovel after working a 12 hour night shift!!

After it was all said and done...we had a fantastic time playing!!! Here are the girls...and dad enjoying a fun trip down the cart path hill!! Not a very steep hill, but it work great for the girls first time sledding!!

Dennis giving out free sled rides!!

Before any of you ask...Gavin was down the street playing with friends. He would have much rather had snowball fights with them, then to sled with his "little" sisters.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Bunny Hugs!

I have wanted this Inky Antics image for a very long time. Imagine my surprise when it was a choice for a door prize last August! Someone must have been thinking about me! I had to use several different copic markers to get the right "shade" of orange. Alittle Piney influence on the Kraft paper. Speaking of Pine...check out her latests blog post!! I am in total awe!!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Birthday Wishes!!

Like many of you, I assume, my patterned paper "collection" is OUT OF CONTROL!! When deciding what colors to pick for images, I always find the paper I want to use first. Too many times I have colored an image, only to find out I have no paper that matches. Lessons learned I guess.

For this card I used GinaK's "How sweet it is! " set. This piece of cake is becoming one of my favorites. Do you see how the ribbon is a perfect match? That is because I used the Copic markers on them as well. I started with solid white grosgrain ribbon, then used the broad tip on my Copic sketch markers to color the ribbon. What I love about this tip besides the matching part, is that it acts as stiffener. It makes adding adhesive to the ribbon much easier. The ribbon can be *worked* so that it softens and ties a nice bow. The matching guessed it...colored with a Copic as well.

The layout for this card is a case of a card that Pam Hooten did a year of so ago. I have used it many times for different occasions. You can see her original card here. Thanks Pi!! I love the little clippy sentiment!! Enjoy!