Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I'll Only Welcome Spring...

...because my Mama made me such a beautiful wreath. :D Which I have hung INDOORS and will enjoy INDOORS. I hate most things Spring (the pollen, the storms that are sometimes severe, the warming temperatures, ugh), but this makes me happy.

Thank you, Mama.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Weekend Update

We had a pretty good weekend. On Saturday, we went to the monthly LWW Scrappers Meeting, where I did a few demos on how to make cards. We had such a fun time! Here are some cards I got done to show at the meeting, and one I got done at the actual meeting.

(Click any of the pics to view larger.)

And here we all are, hard at work, making cards!

While we were inside making cards, Brian was outside taking pics of the gorgeous cherry trees at the church. Here are a few of my favorite shots he got, post-processing done by me in Apple Aperture. I am so loving that program!

It was a pretty fun weekend. Sunday we just hung out at home and got some rest, which is always my favorite kind of day. :D Looking forward to seeing family next weekend for Easter, and taking lots of pictures!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Blog Hop Starts NOW!!

It's time for a blog train and this one is awesome! The design teams of Scrap n' Art and Get Sketchy have teamed up together, along with SRM Stickers to provide you with inspiration and prizes!

Here is what you need to do! Visit each blog in this list. Each blogger will have a "special word" noted in their post (mine is at the bottom of this post!). If you visit every blog, the words will create a sentence. After you have the full sentence, your last stop will be at the
Scrap n' Art Blog. You will find an email address in that final post. Email the full sentence and you will be entered to win a subscription and a prize pack from Scrap n' Art! There will be TWO winners for those prizes!

Also, anyone who leaves comments on the blog posts at SRM Stickers and at Get Sketchy will be entered to win prizes from those sites as well! So, what are you waiting for? If you started here, you need to head back to the beginning of the train so you don't miss a single stop!

Here's the order of the blog train and we hope you have fun!

Start at Get Sketchy! http://getsketchy.blogspot.com/

Bree Tetz - http://www.artsyfartsyscraproom.blogspot.com
Camille Young - http://camillescropcorner.blogspot.com
Dora Dekker - http://scrappersfun.blogspot.com
Anja Curvers - http://scrappietoo.blogspot.com
Grace Tolman - http://tolmanchronicles.blogspot.com
Lenet Mos - http://scraplenet.blogspot.com
Lisa Forsythe - http://sendingsmileswithpaperandink.blogspot.com
Sherri Thompson - http://sherrithompson.blogspot.com
Staphanie Muzzulin - http://handmade75.blogspot.com/
Ami Godfrey (me) - http://basicallyami.blogspot.com/
Amy Hadley - http://intothecrazyblue.blogspot.com/
Carol Zeitz - http://www.cpzdesigns.com/
Cathleen Smith - http://www.3boysandabus.com
Rebecca Price - http://byondbzr.blogspot.com/
Danielle Gray - http://danielle-designs.blogspot.com/
Nicole Polhamus - http://www.crop-a-holic.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Ziegler - www.digi-scrapping.blogspot.com
Jenn Hochlan - http://jennck.blogspot.com
SRM STICKERS - http://srm-stickers.blogspot.com/
ScrapN╩╝ART Blog - http://www.scrapnart.com/blog/

Here is my layout! You can see the sketch I used on Get Sketchy's Blog!

Supply List: Stickers: SRM Stickers "Quick Cards: Congrats," "Sticker Sentiments: Thinking Of You," American Crafts Thickers "Chit Chat, Root Beer Float," Doodlebug "Hopscotch: Bubble Blue," EK Success "Sticko: Robots," K&Company "Handmade: Mini Alpha Embossed Stickers," Sassafras "Robotics"; Cardstock: Paper Accents "Dark Red, Textured White"; Adhesive: Beacon Adhesives "Zip Dry," GlueArts "Glue Glider MAX"; Paper: Jillibean Soup "Alphabet Soup: Alphabet Pasta," Sassafras "Amplify: Ziggy," "Monstrosity: Super Stack," "Robotics: Back To The Future, The Final Countdown"; Color Spray: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist "Candy Apple Red, Creme de Chocolat, Patina"; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger "Walnut Stain"; Pens: uni-ball Signo "White," Zig Writer "Pure Black"; Tools: Heidi Swapp for Advantus "Edge Distresser"

This layout is of my husband, Brian, when he was little. This was one Christmas morning when he got this really huge, awesome robot that shot yellow planes out of his chest. The robot's arms also shot off. Sweet. :D

Oh, and the special word from my blog is... "MADE"!

So, hop along and collect all the words to win an awesome prize! The next blog on the list is Amy Hadley's Blog, Into The Crazy Blue. Have fun and thanks for playing!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Just A Quick Blurb

I didn't have a chance to get this up earlier, but I have a project over on the Scrap n' Art Blog today if you want to check it out!

Also, look back here on Friday! There is going to be a fun Blog Train going on! You could win awesome prizes!! Choo Choo!!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Scrappy Saturday

Despite having The Cold That Would Not Die But Instead Morphs Into Some Kind Of Evil Bronchitis-Demon-Thing, I still managed to have a pretty fun weekend. On Saturday, we ventured out to the Create-n-Crop Event in Perry. Brian and I went, along with Kristi, her husband, Chris, and Linda.

They called it a "Paper Crafting Extravaganza," but once we got inside and walked around a bit, we discovered it was more of just a "Ganza" without the "Extra" part. We were underwhelmed, to say the least. It was very small, and took us under an hour to walk the whole thing, including stopping and looking and buying and taking our time. But we still had fun! I got a new Glimmer Mist, some Stickles and some ink! So it was worth the drive. But I am still looking forward to the bigger expo this summer in Duluth.

Here are some pics from the day.

The famous Clock Tower at the Agri-Center and Fairgrounds in Perry, GA:

Oh, the Stickles of it all:

Here, we watched as a lady in a booth (where I bought all my goodies!) showed us a really cool technique--she heat-embossed a stamped image onto some metallic fibers. The image could then be cut out and used on a scrapbook page or card. It was pretty neat!

Prima and their never-ending genius and cuteness. These are paper-pieced embellishments and I really want that cat!

Cardstock is pretty.

Eric Erickson's booth had a really cool arrangement of scissors and flowers.

Linda, me and Kristi, grinnin' and shoppin'. :D

Copic markers in all their glory. So pretty!

As you can see, I'm a bit mesmerized by them and their glitter pen friends. :D

Afterward, Linda had to go, but Brian and I went with Kristi and Chris to eat at Cracker Barrel. It was fun! A great day spent with great new friends!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Unexpected Combinations

I have a post up today on the Scrap n' Art Blog about using unexpected combinations in scrapping.

Here's a sneak peek of my layout:

Head on over to the Scrap n' Art Blog to check out the full layout!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Choices, choices

OK, seriously, this is the year this house is getting painted, by God. We have decided on yellow for the living room. We picked up some paint swatches over the weekend and are currently studying them.

Now we just need a really tall friend or a ladder. Or both. ;D


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