Friday, April 24, 2015

New Project

  My oldest found a shirt that she liked on the web, and didn't want to pay almost $40.00 for it, so I made my own version of it, and used a T-shirt that I found at WalMart for less than $5.00.  I had everything else that I needed to make the project on hand, I just never did it because, frankly, I was a chicken.

 Anyway, here's my first HTV t-shirt.  It's a little off center, and in the future I'll pay close attention to that, but for a first project, I'm VERY happy!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Labels for Scraptastic March Lost In My Mind kit

I made some labels from the colors that I found in the glorious Lost in My Mind kit from Scraptastic.   This is a *studio file, since I made the labels in my Silhouette Cameo program.

  I took a screen shot of the labels, so that you can see what the glorious colors look like.

I smooshed as much on an 8.5 x 11 sheet as I could along with registration marks.   If you would like a copy of these, you need to open them up with the software for the Silhouette Cameo.  You can download the software from the Silhouette website and print the labels on your home printer for free. If you'd like you can ungroup and resize various labels in that program too.  


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

I'm loving the Gossamer Blue kit for April!

This kit arrived at my door yesterday.  I opened it up and ooohed and ahhhed over it last night.  There were tons of things running through my mind, but I very much wanted to scrap a couple of iPhone photos that I'd taken the week prior.

The colors are just so bright and happy, and GLORIOUSLY springy!  So I scrapped a quick page today.  No embellishments were used beyond hand sewing on the large patterned paper blocks, and I cut out the flags and traced around them.  I quite like the simplicity of the page, I really wanted those photos to stand out. 

 One of my joys each month is receiving this kit in the mail.  I cannot recommend this kit club enough.   Run, don't walk - check out this wonderful kit club! Gossamer Blue -- you'll be glad you did, there's no commitments, and I feel like the price is good, and the papers, are just wonderful.  I've never been disappointed with this club.  Besides, if you do 4 pages a month, 5 months in a row, you will receive an album shipped out to you in the 6th month!  I've been able to kill the kit each month without stressing about it, and have done way more than my 4 pages a month. 

  I'm not being compensated for this... I'm just a VERY, VERY happy subscriber.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Things that I'm loving lots lately.

Live from Daryl's House This has just been my secret guilty pleasure. I am so glad that I came across this site. Not that I am wanting to be a stalker. At least not an illegal stalker, but man, I just want to hang out and listen. My ears are so happy every time I pick an episode to listen to. Definitely check out Mutlu and Chuck Prophet if you've not spent some listening time with these guys before. Mutlu worked with a favorite of mine... Amos Lee. Chuck Prophet...well, he had me at I Bow Down And Pray To Every Woman I See. Give him a listen. He's got some good political stuff. He's had his ups and downs personal wise, but he's cleaned up for the last ten years, and he makes my ears very very happy.

 That sure made me sound like a total fangirl,didn't it? Oh well. I prolly am. It's funny, but as I age I have definitely found that my musical taste is both diverse and loyal.

What else am I loving? Scraphappy. A fantastic group of supportive and creative people led by Lain Ehmann. It is the perfect mix of what I think that I need in a community of scrapbookers. It makes me happy to Scraphappy.

 I'm also loving on my doggie lately. The winter cold was rough on me. I still lost weight, but now that spring seems to be rearing it's gorgeous head, I am everso glad to be able to take Fenway the wonder dog out for walks. Our walk has now bumped up to about 2.5 miles. The nerve that runs down the back of my right thigh isn't my friend, but by the time it starts to speak up, Fenway has been slowing down enough for me to walk at a comfortable pace.

 I've taken a break over the last week with scrapping. I haven't really missed it all that much. I think that I'm still a bit 'cooked' from doing Layout a Day in February, but tomorrow I'll be spending my afternoon with some good friends, and after that much welcome respite from my usual day I usually come home and feel my creative mojo resurfacing.

 I've been working on more *.studio files. I usually work on them at night, because that's when my "I NEED THIS" kicks in. I should be posting more shortly. Take it easy. Enjoy your life a little more. Discover some new ear candy.

Monday, March 4, 2013

One month later

So, what did I do all of February?
I did LOAD213 with the fabulous Lain Ehman.

I met so many WONDERFUL women there!  I kid you not, if you haven't done a LOAD, DO IT!  It can be a little stressful at times, but that's ok.  I think that the next one that I do I'll force myself to do simple layouts, because it's really all about getting those stories down on paper.

 I'm not going to share ALL of my layouts here, but I am going to share a ton, so just sit back and prepare to scroll. I did make it  to 28/28 layouts, and I'm very proud of them! Oh... and before you get too fatigued, I've been working on some more Silhouette files, and they should be going up sooner than later!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Cutting files part two

TONS of free Silhouette Cut files tonight

I've been playing around with my cameo some more and I have a lot more files to share. 

  I thought that I'd already shared some of these already, but I must have been dreaming, so this is an extra big upload tonight. 

  I'll be posting another set of files shortly.  Please leave a comment if you get the files, I'm curious if these are something that you all will use, or if I should just keep these to myself.