Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tall Trees {amber #2}

Amber #2 from Scrapbook  
These photos were taken at Locket Meadow in Flagstaff.  We went up there a few months ago so that I could see the changing colors of the Aspen trees.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

True Love

Good morning!  I've been working on this layout for a couple of weeks - yes - a couple of weeks -its been rather hectic around here with sick kids, activities, sick kids again and just a plain ol' worn out mom.

The good news is that I did find a few minutes here and there and finally was able to put together this layout.  The inspiration came from Scrapbook and is part of the Jade series.  I really missed out on the entire series but I really wanted to get a layout with stitching completed.  Here's Jade 9:  True Love.

Materials for this layout are almost all StampinUp! - I think the embellishments are MME.

That's it for me today, enjoy and keep scrappin!

Friday, February 22, 2013

How Kind of You @ Practical Scrappers

Sadly, I am not in the running any longer over at Practical Scrappers' 2013 Card Challenge.  This has been the hardest card to create as there were multiple requirements for the card:  black and white with a splash of color which can be no more than 25% of the design space, a Thank You card or similar sentiment and stitching either hand or machine.

I labored over this card's design for a long time and I'm really happy with how it turned out. 

Materials used:
A whole bunch of stuff from my stash I don't even know how old any of it is!

To see the rest of the cards and vote click here.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy Birthday!

February and March were busy months growing up.  February had three birthdays and March had two. These are the cards that I created and sent to our February babies!

For my brother, February 6th.

For my dad, February 22nd.

For my mom, February 23rd.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Round 3 @ Practical Scrappers

I'm still in!!!  This is the card that I created for Round 3 of Practical Scrappers' Card Contest 2013

Please vote for me - I am so totally thrilled that I'm still in.

Friday, February 15, 2013

For the Boys @ Practical Scrappers

Another card and another round of the Practical Scrappers' 2013 Card Contest.  This time around, we were challenged to use the photo below as inspiration for a card for a boy or man.  October Afternoon seemed to be the best choice for this card!  I just love it!!

Keep voting and wish me luck!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy {Heart} Day

Good morning,

Its Valentine's day and for the Johnson family this means flowers, candy and home made cards.  Even the kids enjoy creating their own Valentines for class parties.  This is the last year for Victoria's parties at school and William wanted to give a few friends a treat.  They each came up with the idea and then enlisted help from Mom and Dad to create these amazing Valentines.  Enjoy!!!  And Happy {Heart} Day from the Johnson family:

Victoria's "Mice to know you!"

William's "Happy Valentine's Day"

Mom made {heart} shaped sandwiches for lunch and wonderfully delicious blueberry scones for breakfast.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Using Twine - sure!!!

Using twine on a card - are ya kiddin' me!  You bet - I LOVE using twine.  This week's challenge over at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog is all about using twine.

Materials used:  We R Memory Keepers Bakery Twine
October Afternoon - Rocket Age
Kraft cardstock

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Happy Birthday @ Practical Scrappers

Keep voting!!!  I'm in the top 20 round 
and I really would like to be able to stay in the running.  
Click on the link below and vote, please.

Top 20 VOTE

I have just a few days to create my next card
and I love the "prompt" for the next round ...
 several ideas are rolling around in my head!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

For Mary Jo

Last week, a dear friend of mine lost her niece.  Alex was 19 years old.  Mary Jo has lived with Alex and her family for a very long time - taken care of the kids, prayed for the kids, done crafty projects with the kids, made lunches for the kids, cried with the kids, and loved on those kids.  She still loves on Alex - but now its from afar.  I am at such a loss and I feel such a deep sense of sympathy for Mary Jo and the rest of the family.

Happy Birthday {quilt}

Good evening!  After chatting with my sister this morning, I've been thinking all day of creating a few cards.  Luckily, I was able to create ONE!!!  I think that this looks like a quilt and I added a cute little flower - I'm really getting into making these myself - saw a tutorial on how to make them "just right".

This is from a Page Maps card sketch.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

{Love} is Top 25 @ Practical Scrappers

I entered a Valentine card for the 
2013 Practical Scrappers Card Challenge 
and now I'm in the top 25!!

Vote for my card, PLEASE!!  Click on the photo to be taken directly to the voting.