November 8, 2007


Hi all!! Sorry about yesterday - I ended up spending the day doing some Christmas shopping to deflect some of the stress of all the moving and the house delays, etc. I had a great day (a little lonely though) shopping for my kids and nieces and nephews. So, here are the next two pages for you! The first one shows all the kids sitting in the pumpkin patch with their pumpkins that they decided they wanted to take home to carve. My son of course had to have the biggest one out there!! The second one shows my MIL with my little niece carving her very first pumpkin. Kirsten was very interested in how it was going to turn out and did not leave her MeMaws side until it was finished and all lit up! These pages were very simple to put together. I used pumpkin pie CS and then backed the pics in garden green and creamy caramel I rounded the corners on one of the pics and then used pumpkin die cuts popped up on dimensionals for my journaling. I wrote all my journaling by hand because I wanted this book to feel very personal for her. I on the pumpkin patch page, I added quite a bit of ribbon (May Arts) to bring out the green and then used some cardstock embellishments. (I don't have my stuff so I used a LOT of non-SU stuff). I also used some Halloween DP on both pages and added some black rick rack to the bottom of the second page to add some dimension. I also used my punch with some black brads to give it a little pop. All in all, I was very pleased with how these pages turned out. Hope you like them!!

November 6, 2007


Hi all! I FINALLY got to do some blog browsing today and boy, did it feel great to be able to enjoy all of your fabulous creations! I swear, I saw so many new ideas today that I have a list two pages long of thing I have to try once I get all my supplies delivered, unpacked, and organized. Speaking of, a lot of you have asked me about updates on my new house. Well, we are still living at the in-laws and although I love them very much, I really want to have my own home with my family. The house is STILL not done and that is very discouraging for us.....they are saying before Thanksgiving but if I were a bettin' woman, I would say it will be after Thanksgiving *sigh*. So, maybe I will get in by the end of the month and put my house together and get my decorations up for the holidays. Keep your fingers crossed gals! Okay, so let me get to it: here are the next two pages I want to share with you. I swear these were sooooo fun to make! I have to apologize for the quality of the photos though - I don't have my photo imaging software on the computer I am using so what I take is what you get. I figured they were better than nothing at all! These pages are made with old olive paper and creamy caramel is what I used to back my pics. The flowers are cut out of a piece of DP and popped on dimensionals. The journal tags are made using my small scallop punch with both creamy caramel and close to cocoa to give them some dimension. I pierced the scallops, added some ribbon, and I was done! The boys are mine, and my three nephews. Tyler is worshipped by his three younger cousins and I loved this pic of all of them together. The girls are Kayla (mine) and my niece who is four and follows Kayla around like a little shadow. Aren't they cute!!! I think so *wink* Thanks for stopping by!!

November 5, 2007


Hi all! Well, I finally have something fun to share! I went to the 12 hour crop on Saturday and had a great and productive day (and night!) I got 20 pages done for a book I am making my MIL for Xmas. I thought I would share two pages over the next several days. The book depicts the pumpkin patch where we took the kids, the night we carved pumpkins, and actual halloween night where all the cousins got together for the first time ever and went trick or treating. I was really excited to have something fun to share with you all again, I hope you didn't give up on me *smile*! Here are my pages: showing the maze the kids went through which was the shape you see in the picture. All the kids were chomping at the bit to start the race but I did manage to get them for a quick group shot. Not much stamping on these two pages but I did use my large and small oval punches to make the corn and the corn stalks. I hope you all enjoy these pages and I promise I will be regularly posting again - yippee!!!