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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Time Marches on......

Oh my gosh!! today is June 28th already??!!! Time, time, time I need more of it or at least to slow it down a bit! Sorry to be gone so long, but crazy busy these days. We have only 2 weeks left of volleyball & this was my last week of photo class, so maybe things will slow down a bit.
On July 4th this year my MIL Orpha...(not to be confused with Oprah)LOL!!! Is turning 80!!! We are having a party for her at our house. I have been busy creating some decorations. Because it is on the 4th of July I am keeping with the USA, red, white & blue theme. I made this little picture frame (they come plain wood for only a dollar at Michaels). thought it was perfect for this cute picture of Orpha in her band uniform! She is just the cutest little thing! even though she looks like about a 2ed grader it the photo my husband tells me she is actually 16!! Well she is only 4' 10" now!
You can actually see it better if you double click on the picture

I first painted the frame navy blue, then painted some of that crackle stuff on it. Next painted it white. The stars were made with a Sizzix multi star dye. I stamped some words on it with the stars with the latest PTI background text set. Used silver stickles on the edges & stuck a flat sided pearl in the center & hot glued them on. Then (with the help of my BBGF Marge) Made the little fan flower,added another star & a pearl & hot glued that to the top...I am happy with the way it turned out!!! Now it is back to the craft room for me!!! Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!! Thanks for visiting today!!!

******* Gwen*******

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Wishing you all a happy life!

Greetings from sunny Arizona! we are having unseasonably cool weather here & it is just gorgeous! in the 90's instead of the 105's...really makes a big difference.
A quick post from me today. I originally made this card for a contest & then decided not to enter it. It is cute I think however not WOW material. No sketch to follow, just to make a summer themed card. Nothing says Summer like ice cream cones!

This is a close up of the edge. Both the to top & bottom are pin hole punch with this cute flourish design. Really pretty! But a bit time consuming! LOL!!!!

Everything I used on this card is from PTI, except for the nesties shape & the Martha Stewart glitter on the ice cream cones. That's it!! Thanks so much for today's visit!!!

Wishing you all a happy life!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~ Gwen ~~~~~~~~~~~~

Monday, June 8, 2009

I made a scrapbook page!

So this is my first scrapbook page challenge! This is the sketch:

I can not believe it is Monday already! Poof! went the weekend! :(
I am not really a scrapper...but came across this new scrap challenge blog & the sketch seemed pretty easy so I gave it a try! I think it turned out pretty good! This is my page:

This is a closer look at the signs of summer:
I think I followed the sketch pretty good & we were also to use a summer theme & stamp at least twice. Some things I used from my stash....

Martha Stewart fence punch, PTI buttons, Flourish stamps & yellow paper, SU scallop punch, paper flowers, no idea where the red & blue paper is from.

That is it! time for me to get ready for the work week! have a good one...& as always...Thanks for today's visit!!


Saturday, June 6, 2009

Raspberry Suite color challenge #8

Happy Saturday everyone & Happy 28th Anniversary to me & my hubby!!! Before I show you my card I wanted to let you know that I am taking a photography class....so you may see some different....sometimes strange photos of my cards for a while ;) I am killing 2 birds with one stone. Sill want the time to make my cards....but need to practice taking pictures (for homework).Now if I could only figure out how to take pictures while I play volleyball LOL!!!!! I am very busy these days! work full time, on a volleyball league & taking photo class!! Still need to do my crafty stuff too!!! That is a must! Any way....for today's creation I played along with Dawn's color challenge.....here is my card:
Some things I used for my photo.... from my stash.....Cuttlebug folder, ribbon from Michael's, Martha Stewart glitter, Nesties, Stamp set & all paper, PTI. Marvey punches. Background...One of my plants that is not dead from the heat!

On a side note....speaking of photography, I found this amazing Magazine at Michael's By scrapbooks etc. It is chocked full of tips & ideas well worth the money! I have read & reread, & will read it again!! the more I learn the more I want to learn :)
Thanks so much to today's visit! And thanks for the Challenge Dawn!!!



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