Guess I have been busy with several projects lately and haven't had time to just sit down and write a blog entry.
I am trying to get the recipe LO's done for the swap, almost done...*biting fingernails nervously*. And I will have them done and in before the deadline!!
I have also been busy with with some layouts for a message board member's request. KristenLong asked if any MB members would be interested in making layouts for a lady who is suffering from cancer. Evidently Shawna is an avid scrapper but won't have the time to get everything done she is wanting to do for her two boys. The story just breaks my heart, you can read about SHAWNA by click on the name. I only wish there was more I could do. I had cervical cancer in 1993 when my daughter was a little over a year old. I was one of the lucky ones and they were able to catch it in time and it was all removed with no further complications.
I was able to get 3 2 page layouts done and mailed to Kristen on Friday.
This first one is pretty simple but has room for quite a few pictures. I do like the colors. I used K & Company paper and embellies. I made two of the circles with lines for journaling.
This second one I like pretty well. I got the stickers at my LSS a couple of years ago and never knew what to use them for. But I think I found just the right LO for them. The title is ALWAYS REMEMBER TO - and the stickers say things like - imagine, inspire, create, dream, enjoy, etc. I think this one was the hardest to do because there was so much that was going through my mind while making this LO.
The third one is probably my favorite. It is "10 things I love about you", and has a double title as the I Love You stands out also. I heat embossed the 10 with copper powder. I used Walnut stain for the simple tags and also on the I LOVE YOU letters. I laid the tags with Herma Dotto removable adhesive so she can pull them off for writing.
OH MY GOODNESS I am so getting into the stamping thing! I love to color those little suckers. Chelle posted a challenge for a card and I was able to make one for a MB member who is under the weather. The stamp is Rain or Shine made by My Favorite things. I got it at my LSS but you can check it out at MFTSTAMPS. I was stamping images for a stamped image swap I joined and thought I would make my sister a card since I was on a roll. Not so happy with it but knowing my sister she will think it is the best thing since sliced bread! LOL
This one is a mini set and called "How Sweet It Is". Each set comes with several stamps in the theme and sentiments. I was able to get them for 40% off with a coupon I had. DEFINITELY worth the money in my opinion! HOWEVER, the ladies without heads kinda freak me out at first but now I love the whimsy of then not having heads! I really love them LOL.
I received a RAK this week from a very generous MB sister - ScrapperDelighted. I had asked about the Whisper's Ink Caddy set because my LSS has them and I was very intrigued by all the ink pads. I am really pleased with the quality of them!! THANK YOU SO MUCH SCRAPPER!! Let me tell ya gals, this woman is a hoot when she has taken her sleep medicine! And the best part...she won't even remember it the next morning!! ROTFLMAO
Not sure who all knows who SoftBrown is but let me tell ya, that gal has roped me into some kinda BBQ swap thing. I am not sure what all I will have to do but I will keep ya posted. Soft keeps tellin me it will be fun....but if ya'll read my posts regularly you will know I am STRESSIN TO THE MAX over this! ROTFLMAO
Well guess that is all for tonight! If I get my recipe LO's finished tomorrow I will post a pic and also will post the files that will be available for download!