Saturday, May 17, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Yes, Mother's Day has come and gone. I am running behind as usual. We have a family tradition of being late with cards, so I am just carrying it on one more generation I always say. Anyway, here are some of the Mother's Day cards that I made for my mom, mother-in-law, and friend. Only one of these cards were actually supposed to be a mother's day card. There are so many ways to use these cards!

This card is so cute! Everything that is the light pink is mat board. The flower and the circle are what is cut out to let the paper behind it show. I loved it! They are so easy to transform and put together. This was originally a thank you card.

This one I love! It has so many textures on it with the burlap flower to the felt pad circle in the middle, to the other flowers on the card. I added my own stamp that says "all my love" from Stampin' Up on the bottom left.

This one I used a versamark ink pad to put the pattern on the card. It looked too plain to just leave it by itself.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

My Man

Ok, yes, here is another picture of Brian. He is just such a good dad and I love him! This came from a housecalls kit from June of 2006. I added the squares which were red and I painted with "expresso" paint from making memories. I love that stuff. It doesn't make your paper bubble when you paint with it. My daughter even took one of the pictures. Good job Milaya!

Hali Belle

This is the first page that I have done in Hali's book,she is two in this picture. Sad I know, because she is 4 yrs. old now! I couldn't figure out what I was going to do with all of these pictures of the kids that are 11 x 13. I just figured out that instead of using another patterned paper behind it just use the picture as the paper. It turned out cute I think. Now I have to find all of the other ones and use them!

This is when she was one. I love this paper in this housecalls kit. I added spiced marmalade distress ink to the page and mats. I also added the rays around the sun. They are just some extras that I got at a garage sale that the company has every summer. Which I love to go to. I am sad that I am not going to be in Utah anymore to go! Anyway, the paper at the bottom was made to look like grass. That was from the Sugar and Spice Kit.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Custom Mats

I love this one of the girls. They look so sweet in the pictures. If only it were that way in real life all the time!

I finally got this one done. I couldn't find the right pictures to put in it, but when I realized I had pictures of all of their eyes I just had to put them in this frame.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Accordion Kit

This is one of the accordion kits. This is what I take everywhere with me so I can show people who ask or are interested in what I do. They have 5 different kinds. This one is called Child's Play. They each have a theme with a shape cut out of the mat board. The other kits are:
Dungaree Patches (denim looking and green with star cut out)
Little Boy Blue (light blue/tan tones w/star)
Pretty in Pink (light pink tones with heart cut out)
Violet's Garden (violet tones w/flower cut out)

Cards, cards, and more cards

Thank you card with mat board heart you put on what you want to say.

Thank you with mat board scalloped edge, distressed. This is a tri-fold card like the birthday card from an earlier post.

This is actually a "baby girl shaker" that I put on a card for a baby shower. You can affix it to the card or leave it off so they can use it as a baby's first Christmas ornament or put into their scrapbook.

This card was put together according to the idea page that comes with the kit (Greetings By Design)

Here I just added the flower that also came with the kit that was and extra, but went on another card and added it to this one with an eyelet.

Cute Daddy

OK, so this is old, but oh well. This is my cute husband playing with the kids. This collection is from Greetings By Design kit in Aug. 06 I think.

Folder closed. Caught him snoozing!

Folder open. He caught me taking a picture!

Cric Book - Sweet Serendipity Kit

Most of the things that are on here came with the kit. I had some extra mat board tags that I added to it. When you are all done with it you can decoupage it so that it will be protected from fingers and things! These are perfect for Mother's Day gifts or as brag books for grandparents. They are good to take to church as a quiet book too.

This one has a small tag, concho square, and monogram mini on it

This one again, small tag, concho, fabric, acrylic accent piece, and I added the rub-ons to spell Milaya.


This is a farm in Surry, which is across the James River that you could go and pick strawberries. You just had to pay for the berries that you picked. It was hard not to eat them right after you picked them! The kids had fun and it was a beautiful day. I love it here!

Isn't that a purty sight! I love strawberries.

Basket's full, are we done?

Working in the fields!

Hmm... this one looks good.

Milaya loved picking the strawberries and being in control of the basket.

Yummy, I got one!

Ferry ride across the James River

Madalyn, Milaya and Hali

My cute girls looking at the water

Self portrait of us, Brock didn't want to look at the camera.

Milaya and her new friend Madalyn (probably misspelling her name, sorry I will fix it later!)