Friday, December 8, 2006

This my Older sister when she was about 2...She passed away when she was 3 this and a couple of thothers are the only photos I have of her. Her name was Simone. She was beautiful...and those eyes...

This is my mom at age 16...she was beautiful....she passed away wayyy to younge.

And last but not least my son..Jonathon.At least the last page of my kids. This one a charmer and man can he talk....Good Lord.

This is my second youngest Samantha...she is so full of energy I wish I could bottle it.

This is my youngest Cassandra. Always the "queen of the Castle" And again for some reason there are large gaps in between each post just as soon as I can get it fixed I promise I will.

This is my Oldest daughter Constance. All of the pictures are a few years old and as you boticed I love black and white photos for some reason they are showing up very blurry but they really are not.

I have never really been inot scrapbooking,until I kept seeing all of these beautiful albums there are some very talented people out there. All of the pages I am putting here today where done in ONE day 2 of them in 1 hour and the rest that evening.

This one is of my 2nd oldest daughter Ashleigh. I used nothing but the new stamps and paper from SU. The paper is called Echante and the stamps are Carte Postale,Butterfly of Happiness.

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Well seeing as how I can't seem to edit out the HUGEEEEE spaces that keep popping up with my post I am just going to have to live with them so Very sorry that you have to deal with scrolling down forever till you get to the next post.

Ok This Valentines I pretty much just used real red CS and Whisper White.

Coloed in with pencil crayons then used the blender pen,I used Crystle effects to cover the umbrella and them added stickles to the hearts.I used hand died buttons that I had bought a while ago they just happend to be in the shape of a heart. And again I added gingham ribbon to add a bit of country to my card. So if any of you have suggestions for this blog of any of my cards please let me know...suggestions are the gifts of a artistic mind!!!!!

I really like Valentines day,and even more so the old Victorian type cards. I this old stamp set that I cought off of my upline from SU. And since I had not really played with it much,it was wayyy past time.

The CS that I used is Pretty in Pink,Blush BLossom,Whisper White.
The Ink used was,StazOn black,Pretty in Pink,Blush Blossom,Creamy Caremel.I stipled the 3 ink colors all over the WW CS,and I also used a sponge to sponge on caremel on the edges.I used brads from Queen and Co.and through on some ribbon.The image has been colored with SU's pencil crayons(watercolor) and then I used a blender pen to blend the colors,the image is also put on the CS with demensionals. I used Crystle effects on the bike and shoes of both the boy and the girl.And last but not least I added some little tiny heart gems on the ribbon and hearts.

Friday, December 1, 2006

This card has no pattern or anything I just stamped.

I used the FRENCH FLAIR background stamp them added some of the CARTE POSTALE stamps to it. I colored the flower part with markers to get the different colors all at once rather than masking.I used MENY MERRY MESSAGES from the Big Catty. I used CRANBERRY CRISP for the middle,HUNTER GREEN for the Card and I used SHIMMERY WHITE for the front(which is really pretty in real life)I went crazy with the ribbon and added silver organdy with burgandy then I added SU new colored brads these are in real red.I am not to sure if I like this card or not its very different and not somthing I normally would do. I normally have a reason for what I do with this there is none.

This is from our Big Catalog in the Flower section, I really did not have to meny flowers set so I figured I had better invest and get some and this is the one that caught my eye.Its called PETAL PRINTS, its a 2step stamp which I really love. I layerd the flowers without masking to try and make it look like they had been planted or picked all together. I used LAVENDER ink for the lavender flower,sunshine yellow for the daisy's and Ballet Blue for the hmmmm not to sure what those flowers are. I also added some CRYSTLE EFFECTS for demension and to make it look like they just been taken from the garden with morning dew on them. The CS i used for this one is Close to COCO,Mellow Moss,Naturals White. I added a Mellow Moss Ginham Ribbon and tied it in the middle.I used SU's Distressing tool(cutter kit) for the edges of the Mellow moss. On the Naturals white CS I tore all around it and them sponges Lavender Ink around the edges.

SO far I am having fun with this set and I just might be getting some more flower sets.

Here is another card useing the new sets this one is BUTTERFLY OF HAPPINESS AND WATERCOLOR VINE wheel(the wheel is in the big catty)

I wheeled the vine on and them stamped the images I wanted I also used VELLUM to emboss Irridecent Ice with the dragonfly and curled the wings a bit and put it on with a glue dot. I added the light blue organdy ribbon under the first layer. The colors I used are LAVENDER LACE and BALLET BLUE for the CS and for the INK i kept the colors almost the same except for the darker one and the vine those are OLD OLIVE and ELEGANT EGGPLANT.

The sayings that this set has are meaningful and true they will touch anybodies heart.

new stamp set ..totally FRENCH

My Mother was french so this set is close to my heart and reminds me alot of the things she loved in life before she passed away so this is for sure one set I will be keeping forever.

This is a Background stamp that Stampin Up has just come out with in their new WINTER MINI catty. Its called FRENCH FLAIR.I also used a stamp from the CARTE POSTALE I wanted tp keep the colors fairly simple as to add a bit of elagance I added a bit of Irridecent Ice embossing to only a few of the swirls(very hard to see one here), Also I used a bit of cream colored grosgrain ribbon under the small square which has been put on with demsionals.This set is so versitile you can use it with the birds or without you can color the swirls with markers or just use only some of the swirls I love how soft this set is and the elegance behind it and the fact it reminds me of my mom.

I absolutly LOVE our new Stamps in our WINTER MINI CATALOG FROM STAMPIN UP!

They are some of the most beautiful stamps I have ever seen.

This is a combinations of 2 sets that are from the new catty one is called BUTTERFYL OF HAPPINESS,the other one is calledCARTE POSYALE and I also used the watercolor vine wheel that Stampin up carries.

The papers that I used are MELLOW MOSS,LAVANDER LACE,SHIMMERY WHITE CS.I also added some VELUM on the top layer which I stamped the saying in Black Stazon. The Brads are from Stampin as well.I used a speckeld background on the lavander CSas well as sponging it just a bit on the edges with a close to coco ink.All of the c0lors match the paper under the Vellm.