Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Why I scrapbook...(and a sketch challenge!)

Wow! Is it me or is time just flyin' on by? We're almost half-way through the year! With that in mind, here are some pics of my little one and the things he does that make me glad I scapbook.

I sat in this same chair when I was Nico's age. Yep, it's a 35 year old chair! Nico loves to find creative ways to sit on it...

...he also likes to find odd places to sit  in. This is the HotWheels car bin.

I want to remember every little quirky thing he did as a toddler, and I want him to be able to share my memories with his kids someday.  I have been busy making cards mostly, but I am still scrapbooking. I am trying to be better about completing my layouts. I usually leave the journaling for last and then never get back to it. I'll post pics soon...
For now, here is my card for the Start and Stamps Sketch Challenge. Make sure to head on over to the OWH Stars and Stamps Blog  to "ooh" and "ahh" at ALL of the beautiful cards submitted.

Stampin' Up! cardstock, Patterned paper and Birdie are from WeRMemory Keepers' Nonsense Scrap Pad, Rub-on alphas from American Traditional Designs

We're homeschooling through the summer so I'd better get back to lesson planning. This will post at a decent hour on don't want to know what time it really is right now! Like I always say...sleep is overrated! I try to at least get those 7 hours in every night, but usually come up short--sorry, Dr. Oz!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Until next time...

Creatively Me,

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sketch & Throwdown Challenge...

I finally made a card for OWH's S&S Sketch Challenge and their Midweek Throwdown Challenge! Here is my card for the Sketch Challenge:

You can see the all the submissions for the sketch challenge by clicking here.

The Midweek Throwdown Challenge was to make a Guy Themed card as per the Shipper's request. Read more about the challenge and see all the submissions by clicking here. Now for my card:

I'll have to come back and add the card "ingredients" later. Right now, I am SUPER tired! NBA Finals (GO LAKERS!) and the World Cup (USA! USA! USA!) are keeping me up late and making me wake up early!

Have a great weekend and come visit again soon. I'll be having monthly blog candy and will be drawing a winner from all the monthly comments. Christy from Lone Pine Desings won the Surprise Blog Candy from the OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop!

Until next time....

Creatively Me,

Thursday, June 3, 2010

No cards today...

I didn't have time to make cards yesterday or today. My Princess (my niece, Riane) graduated from Kinder yesterday! I can't believe how much she's grown! Here she is:

Since I have two boys, SHE is my PRINCESS!

She is such a joy to be around. She's 6 going on 16. She's funny and bright.
This little girl is going to break hearts some day.  She's going to set trends. She's going to break glass ceilings.

As their graduation banner read: The Sky is the Limit...
for this Princess.

I hope I get to my craft desk tonight and play with some of the free digi stamps I got from the blog hop. I am new to digi stamps, but I think they might become a fave. My crafting space is SUPER SMALL, so going with digital stamps will save me lots of space (& money!) I am not too convinced by the Digital Scrapbooking, but we'll see. Maybe I could go the Hybrid Scrapbooking route.
Since I have no card to show you, here's a card I made for my Hubby last year for Father's Day. It's not the greatest pic, and it was a VERY simple card.
Yikes! It's almost midnight!

CS is all SU! as is the stamp. The brads are from my stash.

Until next time!

Creatively Me,

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Blog Candy Pics, Two more cards, and a FEVER!

I meant to post the Blog Candy pic yesterday, but my little one decided to get all fever-ish on me! I don't know why some people say that your worries ease up with your second child because you've already "been through it" with your first. I worry more now than I did when Corey was Nico's age 10 years ago! I blame the internet..hehe! Too much information out there on what could be causing the fever!

Since Nico didn't nap very long, I wasn't able to make a card yesterday. But, he did nap long enough for me to take pics of the BC and the other cards I'd mentioned yesterday, so here they are:

I started on a card for OWH's Sunday Sketch and hope to finish it tonight so I can post for tomorrow. I'm going to try and do the Wed Challenge too...gotta go looking for gold!

'Til then...

Creatively Me,

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Still Blog Hopping... and a Thank You!

WOW! I cannot believe how many wonderfully creative ladies (and gents~Eric~) there were on the OWH  Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop! If you are still "hopping"--like me--please scroll down for my OWH Blog Hop post or just click HERE.

Thank you for all the wonderful comments and especially, for your thoughts and prayers for Roger and his family. I will pass those on when I see his sisters. 

I have some Surprise Blog Candy for all who posted a comment! I meant to offer Blog Candy, and just forgot to add it in for that day's post ...silly me!  I'll post the candy pic later today, and will draw a winner on Wednesday, June 8th so everyone has time to get through the hop. I'll have my youngest assistant draw the winner.  (I can only ship in the U.S.-sorry!) This is my first time offering Blog Candy, and I hope to do so at least once a month. So make sure you come back to visit often!

I am so glad that I came across Operation Write Home. I have always believed in the power of handwritten letters. They are a tangible way to hold onto someone far away. I am committing to sending at least one box of cards each month. What is your personal commitment to OWH? How many cards do you make each day?
I have been making a card each day while Nico naps. So far I have 3 cards completed and 9 ready to be assembled!

I hope all my new visitors keep coming back to see my creations. I may not always post about OWH, but know that all cards shown will make it into my box for OWH! 

Here is one of the cards I made:

The card base if from a K&Co card set shown in my post here, the plain CS is from SU!, and the patterned paper is from a Making Memories kit I found at Ross for only $2.99! The ribbon is from my Bobbin Ribbon stash, and the brads are from CTMH. I stamped the HB sentiment with ColorBox ink using a Michael's Dollar stamp.

I have two more to show you, but they're not loaded onto my pc yet. I took the pics with no memory card in the camera...hehe!

Have a Happy Tuesday!

Creatively Me,