Saturday, August 29, 2009


have decided to work on my trip pix. have pulled out several and they are trimmed and matched with papers. now to mat (or not), match embellishments. and finalize. i have about 60 pages so far and still have two ports to do....oy vey. maybe at our next crop i'll have some finished and ready to post but that won't be until sept 12.

have a wonderful week end all.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

that's all for today

and on a final note for today CHA was a big disappointment. they few big vendors who stayed for retail sales on sat were all crowded together and shopping was nearly impossible. it didn't take us long to get in and out, i waited in line to check out with paperty ink for almost 45 min.the first time i went to the booth i left, and like a dummy i went back a second time and was determined to get what i wanted. the cuttlebug people were there without any products to sell, not big name rubber stamp companies other than paperty ink, argh all the build up and for NOT!!! splitcoast had a booth and it stayed crowded, i saw from a distance the people who started it but couldn't get to the table to meet them. found a few cute ideas at various places and took a few pix of them, and gathered some info about a place in so carolina called scrapbook cottage that we are going to try to get to, check out the site it's, and we are got info on a scrapbook treasure hunt to do in tampa. we are going in sept for a shopping trip for a week end in tampa to check it out, ok enough chat for today and several to come i'll be off now to work on some of the swaps i have to finish. have a quiet evening an enjoy the hall of fame football game i'm not interested in either team but thank goodness it's TIME FOR FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!

with the kids at go cart city

this is a SMALL l portion of what is in the store. all of this at some pint has been to visit in or living and dinig room. hoping for a busy season...time will tell.

left side window

right side window

store front

front of st aug store. the front display windows
look nice he got a merchandiser to put them together she did a good job they look nice. all that stuff inside has a one time or another been in our living room & dining room

and my new laundry man

could not find him called and called no answer, looked for what seemed an eternity BINGO he's asleep on top of the washer.

and of course my fur children

caught in the act. the black one was asleep and then guess who woke him up. so pepper is giving brayden the once over for disrupting him.

this one came out cute imho very easy and pink / brown very in colors right now, i think smaller flowers next time might be even better

this was more tedious than anything those little blocks then the tiny images, and then i got the verse all cock eyed!!!

there are a few more to follow

not crazy about this one it was my first distressed attempt and may be the last

and another

another card using ctmh papers, bazzil cardstock, the little purses are creative memories heart punch turned down with a brad

left the inside blank

a few new cards

used ctmh papers, & my new best friend the cuttlebug , inked the bird after he was embossed. this is a sympathy card, the verse inside reads:
no time on earth is long enough
to share with those we love
or to prepare our hearts for good bye
may time soften the pain
until all that remains
is comfort
of memories and love

i found that on the internet somewhere but can't remember quick card came out better than i expected