Sunday, June 29, 2008

create


I altered this box with CTMH new paper kit called BoomDiAda. It took me a while to warm up to the kit. But now...I LOVE it. I am going to be use this box to keep my work in progress pages organized. I have used if a few times and have found that this keeps my work space a bit tidier. For example, when I was working on the New to the Zoo LO, the papers sat on that back shelf, and I was able to access them quite easily. I am looking forward to keeping my work space tidy!

Thanks for looking,
Julia

PS, Have I mentioned how it has been harder to create with the kiddos home for summer...they keep me busy :) I hope to create more real soon.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Thank you with all my heart



This card is based on card sketch found on 2 sketches 4 you.
I tweaked the orientation of the sketch, and am please with the outcome.

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Papers used: CTMH Sweet Harmony

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Congratulations Graduate

Chris Dickerson sent me a PIF (which I will post tomorrow)

She sent the cutest card along with her package:
I have been away from my craft table for about a week and was itch'n to make something. I CASED her card to create this graduation card.


The best part of this whole card is the clever way it opens up for the hand written message. The flap tucks under the "congratulations graduate" medallion...Brilliant!
Here is what the card looks like open.




Papers used: CTMH Simple Pleasures
Stamp Set: Express Postage

Thanks for the inspiration Chris

Julia

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Prayer Can

I came across this idea on the CTMH consultant board. As usual, my prayer can looks nothing like the sample I was trying to CASE.
I used a tube shaped box that I had squirrelled away. I have a hard time getting rid of cool boxes or other goodies that can be altered at a later date. This project TOTALLY justifies this quirk. I was looking for a creative project, came across the tube box in my pile of goodies and went to right to work! See... quirk justified :)

The poem on the front reads:

Gather your worries
and write them all down
include everything
that makes you frown.

Put in every burden,
anxiety or doubt...
Close the lid tight,
and don’t let them out.

Release them to GOD
by saying a prayer,
and let the Good Lord
take it from there.

Enjoy peace of mind
as you trust in GOD’s plan.
placing your worries
into HIS hands.

Thaks for looking,
Julia

Papers used: CTMH, Life Delights

Monday, June 9, 2008

page 72 and 73: Decorating the Rose Parade Float



This LO is based on a sketch I found on the Sketches R Us Blog: It's a one page sketch, so I had to strech it. I am please with the outcome.
I used Basic Grey Papers to create this LO. The title was cut with Cricut Alphalicious and the flowers were cut with Cricut Walk in My Garden.

Thanks for looking
Julia

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Look what someone gave me.


K's teacher gave all the parent helpers these photo cubes. How darling is that. I love it just the way it is, but ooohhhh the posibilites :)

I may have to find a blank one of my own to play with!

Julia

Friday, June 6, 2008

thank you card

Made this quick thank you card the other night. I used CTMH Sweet Harmony. Did not take long at all. It is quite similar to a card I made in April.

Julia

Thursday, June 5, 2008

page 68-69: Daisy Scouts



Thanks to Jenn from the Chino Crop for another great SWAP LO. The colors were perfect for this Daisy Scout LO.

Julia

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Family Tree...literally

When I was a little girl, I can remember my dad bringing home a sapling much like this one. The sapling came from my grandparents pecan tree. It was in a old coffee can and I can remember watching it grow year after year. Eventually it grew large enough to be planted in my parents front yard. I have prom pictures of my then future husband and I in front of it 20 years ago.

Imagine my joy when my mom offered me a this sapling from that same tree that sits in the front yard. History is repeating itself. Now my kids will watch a pecan tree grow from a sapling that was in their grandparent yard. That is just too cool to me :) Yes, I am sentimental over a tree sapling. (Sappy you might say...if you were into puns wink wink)

I want to scrapbook it, so I am on the hunt for pictures of my family in front of the pecan tree through the years. Wish me luck.

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

page 67: Love ( in MIL vertical frame)


This frame is quite similar to the other frames I made. But of course, she got a personalized picture LO in her frame :)

papers used: CTMH Elegant Bouquet

Thanks for looking,
Julia

Monday, June 2, 2008

Thank you gift




I created this album for K's Daisy scout leader. I took individual photos of each girl holding a "thanks" sign. Paula is an AWESOME leader and she deserves much more than this album.

Papers used: CTMH Floral Tapestry.

Thanks for looking,
Julia