Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Valentine Treats ~

These fun treats are samples for the class I am teaching the ladies at church on February 12th. I love these papers, they are so springy, perfect for valentines and layouts for little girlies.

In case you were wondering ~

It is freezing cold in Idaho today!!! We woke up to -22 degree temperatures. Yes, the kids still have to go to school. Kristine is not happy about that.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Monday ~

Hope all of you had a great weekend. It is freezing cold here, but life just goes on as normal. I guess for this time of year freeaing cold is normal. Here is a picture of a little cutie that will just warm your heart. Yep, she has her grandma wrapped around her tiny little finger all ready.

If you want to see some cute crafty stuff, those pictures are just after the cute grandbaby pictures.

Look at those eyes! Isn't she just precious. I think some days her Mom and Dad have another name for her though. She is just a breath of fresh air when she comes to visit.

Now here are the crafty things. These fun papers are new Raspberry Tart papers from Stampin' Up! This is a little calander cover and the next one is a little treat box. The LOVE stamp is also a new Stampin' Up! one. Did you see the fancy links to the right. Here you can find and link to the new catalog and other brochures. There are so many fun ideas to see. Enjoy your day!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Moving Day ~

Yesterday was a big moving day. Since Jen moved off to College, Kristine got to go down and take over her room in the basement. Since a little flooding problem a couple of months ago we just left Jen with a cement floor and rugs because we knew she would be moving out soon. Kristine plans on staying here a few more years, she is only 13, so we needed to put carpet down. The nice carpet that was in the living room before we did the wood floor has been rolled up in the garage, so the plan was to use that and recarpet the room. First we moved all of Jen's leftover, but still good, don't give away stuff up to the family room. Then we, actually Rod and Brad moved the huge roll of carpet down and we wrestled with it for a while and figured out how it would fit best. Rod did an amazing job. I was just thinking fold under edges or whatever, but Rod did a professional looking wall to wall carpet job. It looks great. We then had to move Kristine's stuff down three sets of stairs, and Jen's stuff up the last two sets of stairs. The upstairs room will be a real guest room. Yes, it will have Jen's stuff in half of the closet, but it will be a guest room. The room is light pink and the bed set is cute brown, pink, green and white large flowers. There is a matching clock, lamp, chair and rug. Really a cute room. I added a new pink and brown flower Scentsy warmer and it is almost done. Kristine is getting her new room all set up, it is painted a nice yellow color and looks great with her new teal polka dot bedset. I was totally worn out when we finally stopped.

In the middle of the day, the mailman delivered my NEW Stampin' Up! catalog. It was so hard to set it aside and finish the moving. But when it was time to sit down, I was glad to have something to look at, at least until I fell asleep from being totally exhausted. The new catalog officially comes out on Monday, so I will show you a couple of my favorite things from the catalog then.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Fun New Fabrics ~

I don't know why, but I have always bounced between so many different crafts and hobbies. One of my favorites that is coming around again is Quilting and Sewing. I found a cute blog that has a lot of fun fabrics and other creative stuff. Stop and see jane run. You'll be glad you did.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Time to be Crafty ~

I keep finding fun blogs that are doing giveaways of cute crafty things. You will want to visit Stamps, Paper, Scissors and Donkey Smiles. Yes, she has pictures of cute little donkeys along with her crafty things. Definately worth the visit.

I made this cute little calendar cover the other day. Love how it turned out. When we finally have warmer spring weather I'll have to do another cover where she isn't wearing a hat and gloves. But for right now this fits.

Here are a few more cards I finished last week. The picture quality isn't the best, but I wanted to post them, so I can remember what I've made.

Can you believe I made it through a whole post without pictures of my grandbabies or my puppies. Enjoy your day!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Fun Pictures ~

Ok, So I've been playing with my new Photoshop and having fun with some new pictures. This probably isn't a big deal, but I thought they turned out pretty cool. Michelle took this picture with her phone and sent it to my phone so I could see how cute Sydni was. I downloaded it to my computer and went to work. Here is the original picutue. Which is actually pretty good for a cell phone photo.

And here it is with a little Photoshop work.
And look at this one. Not only is she a little sweetie, but I like how the soft colors of the picture turned out.
I can't wait to get these printed out and scrapbook them, actually I will probably do a digital layout before I get prints made. I'll be sure to show you how they turn out.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Digital Layout ~

Just wanted to show you a new picture of cute little Sydni and a new digital layout. It is fun to get back into the digital stuff. There is so much to learn, but I love to escape to my craft room and create.This week I have been organizing my digital stuff and pictures on my craft room laptop. It is so fun to go up and escape to my own space. On my message board Kristine wrote:

"The Craft Room - Where all Creative Things Happen!"

Hope you get some creative time for yourself too.