Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Easel Butterflies

These little gems are all over the internet. If you have the Big Shot and the butterfly die, these can be "cranked" out very quickly. I first saw them on Stampin Connection, which is for Demo's only. However, there is a great tutorial HERE. These fit perfectly into the little mini envelopes that Stampin Up sells. Wouldn't they make cute place cards at a shower or a wedding?

Miracles come in all shapes and sizes and happen to those who believe.

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly.
~ Richard Bach

I hope you have a lovely Easter Sunday...both my girls are away, so this is the first time in 23 years, that the Easter Bunny didn't stop by our house! However, all is not lost...Easter Parade with Fred Astaire and Judy Garland is on at 9!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Creativity + generosity = community support!

Thanks to the 23 generous ladies who joined me last night...take a look at what we made and more important, take a look at what we collected! My trunk is full of food for the local food bank.

We did a 12 card stamp a stack. Check back tomorrow and I will post all the cards close up. They were simple, fun and the ladies really enjoyed making them and having an opportunity to visit and chat and create.

A special thanks to Diane who really organized everything from the invitations, the venue and the pizza!

There is so much truth to the saying "Together we can make a difference!" In this case we are donating the food to the food bank. Next time, I will be hosting a stamp a stack to fight Breast Cancer. Stampin Up has a wonderful new set, and from every set sold $2.00 will be donated to fight this terrible disease.

I hope you are enjoying this long weekend. Find time to create and celebrate the changing seasons.

Jesus took my place on the cross to give me a place in heaven

Thursday, April 7, 2011

6x6 Beautiful Ladies

Here is the start of another progressive scrapbook page. The 12 x 12 page was posted before, but I wanted to show you how the page comes together one layer at a time. Once again I started with this simple 6x6 page. I will then add it to an 8.5x11 page, and finally (when I get my stamping space cleaned up) will be added to a 12 x 12.

The highlight of these pages is the subject 2 beautiful girls with their cousin...a bride who was absolutely gorgeous on her wedding day.

Hope you enjoyed this the pictures, love the layout and most of all love those girls!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cropalooza Lolapalooza...

Ok...just to get this off my chest...IT IS SNOWING AGAIN! Ok, done, now back to a brief update for you. This weekend was Cropalooza at Elmhurst and wow, did I have fun. Meeting new friends, spending time with already friends, and sharing our love of paper crafting, makes for a wonderful two days. Once again, Karen and Lisa put on a fantastic event, and the plans are in the works for the fall retreat in October.

My make and take was a fun flower book mark. Dawn has a fantastic video...and I of course copied it exactly. We used in colour designer paper and matching ribbon, and the gals loved them. Hope the silly ladies pictured here can find a book to put them in...they aren't headbands.

I will do my best to post on a more regular basis...I have quite a stock pile of cards to share.

Drive safe, and hope that soon the sun will shine and get that rhubarb is almost salsa making time!!!