Friday, September 30, 2011

OWH World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop

I love making cards for Operation Write Home.  This fabulous organization helps me to combine something I love to do with the chance to help someone else.  Operation Write Home provides handmade cards to soldiers serving on the front lines.  Soldiers can then send the cards home to their loved ones.  How great is that?!  

Because of my crazy schedule, I decided to keep it simple for the blog hop.  I used the new CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut fun cards and shapes that made putting these cards together a snap.  

 No glitter allowed on OWH cards, so I used a few red gems to give it a little sparkle!

This card was literally one Cricut cut, glue and stamp the sentiment.  Quick and easy!

Be sure to click on the badge at the top of the page to see all the fabulous cards in the hop!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

October Scrap Club Pages

Here are two of the three layouts we'll be making at my October Scrap Club.  We'll be using CTMH's Mischief papers.  Want to join the club and earn FREE goodies?  Contact me to find out how.

These are some of my favorite photos of Brendan when he was younger.  He used to come up with the silliest combinations of clothes, and boy did he love Disney Cars!

This layout is for this year's Halloween photos.  The only Halloween ones I don't have scrapped, both boys are wearing red and blue, and they just didn't go!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September Sharing From the Heart Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Blog Hop!  You should have arrived from Kristine's blog.

This month's blog hop had several options.  I chose a fall theme.  I had every intention of creating cards, but time has not been my friend lately.  I spent all weekend finishing these Back To School layouts and decided to share them for the blog hop.  I used Typeset papers and the following stamps: Blue Ribbon, Vintage Type, and the stamp set included in the Typeset Workshop On The Go.  I also threw in a couple Milepost shapes, Basic Assortment buttons, hemp, and several cutouts from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. The letters are from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.  

This first layout is B's first day.  The smiley happy photos are from the first day.  The ones in front of the rock we took the second day because we didn't have time the first.  He was NOT happy about having to take the pictures, as you can see.  

Left page: Banner uses Art Philosophy and Vintage type stamps.
 Right page:
 Up close shot of embellishments

Layout Two:  Austin's first/second day:
 Left page
 Right page

Now head on over to Diana's blog for more fabulous artwork!  Happy hopping!

If you are local, I am hosting a Scrap Club Preview Night next Thursday evening at my house.  We will be making a layout with the above Typeset papers.  You'll also be able to preview upcoming workshops, and sign up for the next round of Scrap Club!  The cost is just $5 and I'll provide snacks and drinks!  Contact me for more details :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Balloons Over Boise

Once again I've been AWOL for a while.  I apologize.  These last few weeks have been tough.  It's been quite an adjustment going back to school after relaxing all summer.  Trying to get into a routine again, keep up with all responsibilities, and having a puppy has been crazy :)  I can't believe it's already the fourth week of school!  It's flying by already.  Thursday is Back To School Night, and next week is already first quarter progress reports!  They just got our computer grade system up and running today, so I'll be very busy the next few days getting grades up and ready for Thursday.

I did want to share some photos I took at the Spirit of Boise Balloon Fest a couple weeks ago.  We got up and headed to the park at 6:00 am to see the launch.  It was amazing!  The boys loved it--we all want to go up in one now!  It was a beautiful morning :)

Boise State Balloon!

Plus, a couple of random shots!  THe sunrise on the way to school yesterday.

Phineas chillin' in the car.  What a cutie!  He's getting so big!  When we got him, he was 10 lbs.  On Sunday, he was up to 24 lbs.  

Please check back tomorrow--I'll have a couple fun layouts of the boys' back to school photos as part of the Sharing From The Heart Blog Hop!