Thursday, February 28, 2008
Here's the link to that BLOG post...
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
This is Daniel in the Fall of 2006.
The background cardstock (grey and blue) is from Bazzill. Ribbon, brightly patterned papers, lettering all from the current kit.
The 2 circles were cut from some scraps.
Pen: Uniball Signo gel pen from the January SBCH kit.
The layout is based upon the February sketch by DT member Jennifer R. over at SBCH.
Here's that sketch link: http://www.scrapbookersclubhouse.com/forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=6775&start=0
Thanks for looking!
Monday, February 25, 2008
Complex & puzzling- that’s autism spectrum disorder.
You are a child with ASD. We are always working on improving our understanding of the complex being that you are.
Your puzzle is unique, & lovingly putting it together is our challenge as your family. We are always trying to figure things out, determine what “the formula” is, (if there is one); what makes you feel overwhelmed, what makes you tick, what makes you feel uncertain, WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPIEST!!
Your puzzle is a complex one. We’re up to the challenge; we have to be.
You need us to be; so we are.
Journaling~ Feb 2008
Photo by Tammy Pyette~ 2006
Dedicated to Noah Adam Scott, our precious fourth child
Friday, February 22, 2008
Time to reveal the newest Kit from Scrapbooker's Club House. YAY!
The fantastic, fun March 2008 Scrapbooker's Club House kit is aptly called "Urban School Daze" by Sonburn. It is such a versatile & amazing kit... I have been working with it, and really feel it is a must-have! You can preorder "Urban School Daze" it here: http://www.scrapbookersclubhouse.com/oscommerce/catalog/index.php?cPath=65&osCsid=fc83e1b2708a885fc6425c5c95a744aa
These are some of my current Design Team creations made from this kit! Luv to share...
My Urban Daze Kit Projects so far:
Purple paper: unknown
MM Ribbon Glue
2. Hugs and Kisses Card~ Orange and lime green floral paper, striped ribbon, fun floral paper, all by Sonburn, from "Urban Daze" kit. Scalloped striped patterned paper strip with ATB ink and Border Buddy template, cut by hand.
4."Daniel" Altered Index Cards mini-album title page: The beautiful sunshiny yellow paper & several types of the ribbon here are from the SBCH Urban Daze kit. The kit contents were used throughout this album.I can't show you all of it 'cause it'd ruin someone's surprise! **wink**
5. Ocean (Bozo Dog) Layout (above)~ can you believe the kit is this versatile?? I used it for a CHRISTMAS/Pet layout!! Black SlickWriter used for doodling. White sewing machine. PS~ Ocean also sleeps with his tongue hanging out like this! OHMY!!!!!!
Rickrack- yellow: Atlantic Fabrics
Rickrack- Jean jacket blue; AMM Expressions
Buttons: Frenchy’s, Wilmot, NS
MM ribbon Glue
The word itself is evocative.
Light is your beautiful smile
Your giggle, your glowing face,
The way you experience every moment.
You are LIGHT… radiance
The light of my life.
An aurora~ a beam of light in my heart
Sunshine chasing the clouds.
The “special” part of you is light.
Such a blessing.
Journaling~ February 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Here's the little story...
Kate had a party to go to Thurs night. Kind of a last minute birthday surprise for her friend... (our kids had no school on Friday.) OK... so anyway, Kate wanted to give her friend a gift of money as her friend ADORES shopping (LOL) and doesn't babysit much to earn any money of her own.
Sounded fine to us; good idea. Kate went looking in the drawer for a card.
I asked her if she'd like me to make her friend a card (this is 2 hrs prior to the big event... 1 hr pre- riding lesson...)
To my surprise she said "yes!" LOL I asked what her friend liked as far as colours... she said GREEN!!
Anyway, she also apparently liked "polka dots" and "funky stuff," according to Kate.
So, after I drove Kate and Daniel to the barn for the little guy's lesson (K. helps him get Oakley ready,) I started working on the card. Here is how it turned out. (Katie did the green envie.)
I also got thinking, and made a little container to put the folded-up money gift in, too! LOL!! Nicole can use it on her dresser later if she likes, for little trinkets or earrings or whatever...
To make that, I altered the previously washed-out & saved Zithromax container from one of my boys' antibiotic medication; mod-podged it and everything, before 7 PM!
GUESS what!!!!? Kate just LOVED it when I showed her! Cute and silly. So did her friend!
Honest to goodness, I am having too much fun! ;O)
Thanks for looking/reading!
Friday, February 8, 2008
Here's the challenge!!
I challenge you to ALTER INDEX CARDS. These can be 3x5" index card size or the larger, 4x6" index card size. They can be lined or unlined (ruled or unruled). It doesn't matter; you'll be altering the cards and no lines will be visible anyway! LOL
Alter the cards into something meaningful, useful and/or that can be given as a gift. Pretty much anything goes. I read about one gal who made the cards into a little album commemorating her wt loss journey. The "pages" were connected with a metal ring.
That said: it does ***not*** have to be an "ALBUM" as such.
As a little food for thought...You might like to think about ANY or ALL of the following as idea-flow starters in deciding what YOUR Altered Index Card Challenge Project will be:
1. Valentine's Day is coming FAST
2. It is now garden-planning time for many people
3. Grandparents, aunties and Uncles usually LIKE to brag
4. Mother's Day and Father's Day are JUST around the corner, REALLY!
5. Recipes are fun things to share
6. Do you have an upcoming big decor or landscaping project you need to outline or make plans for?
7. Is a major life change begging to be scrapped?
8. Do you have a few favourite kid-stories to share?
9. Do you need a little sign to put up on your wall? (LOL) etc....
Go with whatever strikes your fancy.
How many cards? No upper or lower limit! ie: It can be one card or a whole package that you alter.
One tip: the cards are easier and more sturdy to work with if you glue-stick 2 cards together before altering.
Go go go!! Make me proud!!!
HAVE FUN with your alter-ations!
I'm giving away a $5.00 SBCH Gift certificate @ month's end~ so be sure to get over there and participate, gals!!
HERE is ONE EXAMPLE OF AN ALTERED INDEX CARDS PROJECT: I did it at an SBCH crop. It was in response to a challenge posted by Heather R. It's on my little fellas' bedroom door and says: "Welcome to the Zoo!"
Here is a Mini-Album in progress!!
I did the first 4 pages to show you my altered index card challenge creation!
This is going to be a Grandma/Oma gift for Mother's Day 2008.
I'm doing all the kids' school pix this way. Each Grandma/Oma will get 4 albums, one for Kate, Bryan, Daniel and Noah! You go to my SBCH Gallery & look at ALL the pages I've finished thus far, if you like!
Enjoy... WHAT will YOU do? I can't wait to see your creations!
Monday, February 4, 2008
I am so excited! Pete and I did my highlights on the weekend (Thanks Pete) and today, my friend and hairstylist Sheri gave me a new 'do! I LOVE it! Let me know what you think! Thanks Sheri!! You are amazing! (Apparently this is called an inverted bob.) TY again Sheri!!
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
"Only the sandals are left"
Done for Noella's Crop Challenge @ SBCH
CS: Bazzill- Gulf
3 Bugs in a Rug Chalk Garden Collection striped/medallion pp
Chit chat (Discover and learn)
Stickers: 3 Bugs in a Rug Chalk Garden
Clock: Heidi Swapp
Swirly yellow pp: Accord Publishing SB'ing Calendar 2007
(TY Sherry) Blue Ribbon & Rickrack : AMM Expressions~ Jean jacket blue
(TY Mom) Sunflower Ribbon (wide): unknown
Yellow Rickrack: Atlantic Fabrics
2007 stickers: Flair designs "Take a Number" (from Jan SBCH kit)
Yellow brad: unknown
Heart brad (in centre of clock) Time 4 Crafts
Clock hands: cut freehand from dark coloured Debbie Mumm letter stickers
Black dye ink: Ink it up!
Pen~ Uniball Signo: white
Border Buddy Template: scallops (cut freehand)
Provocraft Silent Setter
Only the sandals are left.
My baby, my last one. My special child, the one I worry about most. The one who brings me such joy; excitement in every accomplishment and milestone. They don’t come easily.
You went to school today, Noah. First day, first time. Smiling, excited about “Big School.” You even called it “Noah’s school” once or twice!!
First time in almost 14 years that I have no little people at home with me. All four kids are in school now.
It feels so weird. I go around the house, looking at things, putting away toys, doing laundry, all the million things that Mommies do. My desk is piled with writing, an open Daytimer, work and ideas. It calls to me. I ignore it and take one more tour around the house, finally stopping in the room you share with Daniel.
There are books and toys on the floor, but I leave them. They seem comforting. The shelves look empty ‘cause your sneakers are on your feet, your favourite hat on your head. You went off to school like a big boy. My special child.
Only the sandals are left. Left behind as summer days have been left behind, as being a preschooler has been left behind.
Only your sandals.
I am so proud of you, Noah!
They're free of course! :o) Everyone is welcome at anytime, that's the beauty of ONLINE stuff!
Please check them out when you have the time... ;o) Each includes lots of demo photos and written instructions that are very simple.
Into recycling?? Well, here is a link to a fun little class on making Monogrammed Magnets: http://www.scrapbookersclubhouse.com/forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=6716
Here is another class on how to make a Mini-Flip Album. Perfect gift idea for Valentine's day or Mother's day...hmmmm... I gave my Mom one for Christmas!
HAVE FUN and be sure to send me pics of your creations!
27 cm snow: A big Nor'Easter!
This LO is based on a sketch by Noella Arsenault
Red CS: Pomegranate
White CS: Pioneer page insert, scrap
Charcoal Grey CS: Fiskars~ Country Colours pack
Striped pp~ 3 Bugs in a Rug: Vintage Holiday: Vintage Stripe vin-432
Snowflake pp~ 3 Bugs in a Rug: Vintage Holiday: Flakes vin-430
Dotted pp~ Oh Baby! Boy OBB-467 Nathan
Title lettering~ Basic Grey FRU-612 Fruitcake Letters
Tag: Vintage Holiday Die Cut Tags vin-448
Green satin ribbon: Atl Fabrics
Snowflake: from Christmas cgarland
Painted with MM Scrapbook Colors Specialty Glaze & silver glitter applied on top.
Glue Dots <<>
These are our tiger liliies and garden lillies. They're in our front garden.
<<= from Scrapbooker's Club House Store Patterned Paper: Dream Street Papers Tea for Two Passion Fruit Item # TEA-300<< "Lillies" These are our tiger liliies and garden lillies. They're in our front garden. SUPPLIES: <<= from Scrapbooker's Club House Store Patterned Paper: Dream Street Papers Tea for Two Passion Fruit Item # TEA-300<< Largwe flower: Prima<< Smaller daisy petals: Heidi Sawapp "Florals- Orange" Item#HS63546<< Tiny flower centre: "Got Flowers?" Prima#505349 All buttons from Altlantic Fabrics and Frenchy's Wilmot NS Journaling blocks: 7Gypsies stamp<< Rickrack Atlantic fabrics Brown grosgrain ribbon: TY Pam! Tools: American Crafts Slickwriter: black, fine.<< Glue Dots<< Sandpaper 150 grit Around the block Antiquing tool: brown<< Fiskars Heritage corner shaper MM Ribbon Glue<< Please note re~ flower's centre: Bazzill chipboard circle decorated with "green dots" paper<<