Thursday, September 29, 2011

Oh My Stinkin Heck check out this page!

I am a lover of all things Kerri Bradford. Kerri is so amazing! Really her designs are just a go to for any page you are creating. I have gone through many stages of scrapbooking...the sticker phase, the embellishment phase, the simple phase, the artsy phase....and now I am finding myself knee deep in the Kerri phase! Using cuts from my Silhouette with my pages...Hello!  Don't get me wrong I love a hybrid digital page just like the next scrappy girl but these cut files are just great!

Pictures.....die cuts.......DONE!

Pumpkin page

These are from her This and That Autumn kit. I went pumpkin shopping this past weekend to get what I needed to make a pumpkin topiary for the front entry and took pictures like any other crazy scrapbooker would do knowing I was going to make a page to commemorate the event. And yes...pumpkin shopping is considered "an event".

As always, my pictures are not perfect and my page has some design flaws but I love it! It may not have a lot or any journalling to tell the be it.'s about the pumpkins. Who cares that I drove to Sudbury and went to Russell's Garden Center and took over an hour or more to pick out three perfectly sized pumpkins to make a pumpkin topiary because I saw this idea on Better Homes and Garden!

Thank you Kerri for your wonderful designs. Thank you also to Nicole Magourik who I totally scrap-lifted my design from. CHECK! Another moment documented.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pumpkin shopping

Took a trip to Russell's Garden Center to buy pumpkins. I made a pumpkin topiary for the outside entry way. Want to see?


The ugly concrete wall I am trying to ignore!

I have a scrapbook page coming on this momentous event! For now I am starting to enjoy the colors and feel of fall. Remind me of this in a month or two when it is freezing!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Nine blissful years

Today is my anniversary. Nine years have flown by in the blink of an eye. I still remember every little detail of our wedding. I suppose I always will.

This is the card I made for my husband. I am not totally thrilled with my coloring but like how the card came out over all. The corner piece at the top left and the flourish were done with my Silhouette. I like how it frames out the image. The image is from Mo Manning. My husband asked me why I made myself so old (he is 15 years older than me). I told him that is because Mo doesn't have an old guy young chick image. He said "well I didn't say young....". Let's see if he makes it to 10 years!


Have a couple other projects I have been working on and will post more about those in the next few days. One involved actually sitting at my sewing machine which I haven't done in ages! Felt good......

Saturday, September 10, 2011

But blogging is hard!

It is hard! If you want people to follow it you have to keep it up. You have to nurse it each day or at least each week.  I want the people I just don't have the time. Oh I have the subject matter that is for sure just no time. I have however learned that there are now 3 people who read my blog! That is a major milestone in my eyes. Next thing you know there will be 4 then 5 and what if there were 10? I need to go listen to my relaxation app on my ipad now thank you.

So now onto a bit of my "life in general" day. I went shopping today! Get out! I did! At the mall no less. For those that don't know me and that would be everyone but the 2 no make that 3 people who read my blog...I work at home. I am lucky enough to have a job I love and get to work out of my house. The problem get sloppy. Oh yeah, we are talking a lot of yoga pants here people and a bushel of white t-shirts and never any makeup. Say it ain't so Jane! As I am tired of looking like crap, although at least a clean showered piece of crap I decided to head back to the Clinique counter at Macy's for a financial blow out! I have been scraping every last bit out of all the samples I get in those stupid gift sets they "give" you. And yes I am aware of the irony in the word give. Forty dollars for some pore reducing serum, yeah I need that. Oh and the 7 day scrub. I cannot be without my 7 day scrub and I do not kid. I am telling you everyone has to have this. I have used it for years and love love love it. But I have been out of it for a while now and my skin is probably looking a bit dull. Yes dull. So I added on the mild soap cleanser and my Dramatically Different Moisturizer and $106.00 later I was bouncing out the door. Ah retail therapy...nothing like it. Oh and the nice sales girl suckered me into locking in my free gift in October! Do you know how many of those damn crappy little cosmetic bags I have gotten over the years. I try to tell them "just give me the product and keep the bags". They always come back with "oh but you may have a little one that would love to play with the bags".  I have no little ones, just a cat and I don't think he would be interested in the newest Clinique cosmetic bag if it was not big enough for him to crawl into.

How was your day?