Friday, August 29, 2008

Need your creative help

OK, so I know August is insanely early to be thinking about Christmas cards, but I'm doing it already. My friends and I are getting together next week to start playing, and I wanted to have any idea before then. This is what I have so far, but I feel like it needs something else. Any suggestions? I have a gold brad star that I could put in the middle of the "joy" wreath. Or does it need something in the corners (or 2 corners)? Any suggestions you have would be GREAT! Thanks. :)

altered notebook

This is my first altered composition notebook. I've been looking at samples online for a while, and I bought a pile of them to make as gifts when I found a great back-to-school sale. I made this one for my co-worker's birthday this week, and it was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I got some great tips from this You Tube video on altered composition books. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

My 100th post!

Wow - I can hardly believe I've posted 100 posts on my blog. Thanks to those of you who read them. :) I have a few cards to share that I made this morning. One is for the September card shower from Bela's Yahoo Group. Hope Janine likes it!

The other 3 cards are all made from the K&Company tags I won from the Springfest crop. Thanks Bela - love the tags!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Back from vacation

Hey ladies!
We just got back from a few days at the beach, so I've been catching up on some cards I needed to make this morning. The first one is a pocket card for one of my new teachers. I'm mentoring 9 new teachers this year, so I'm making each one a welcome card. (1 down, 8 to go!)

The next card is a thank you to my friend Wendi, who rented us her beach house for the week. It's 99 steps from the beach (according to her husband), and it was nice to be able to get away, even if it was only for a few days. Something about the sun and the sand makes everything else just drift away.....

The last card is for my friend Amanda who took care of Daisy while we were away. Daisy had a ball playing with Peanut, her pug. This card is based on another PageMaps sketch (no shock, I'm sure), and I like how it made me think outside of the box.

The last picture isn't a card, but it's my favorite picture from vacation. We ate dinner at Seacrets in Ocean City, and this was the view of the sun setting over the bay. Love it.

Girls' Weekend

My friend Beth and I have been doing girls' scrapbooking weekends for the last 3 years. Here are my layouts about this year's trip to Ocean City. The first page is based on a PageMaps sketch (love them), and the second page is a collage of everything else I wanted to include. :)