Friday, November 30, 2007

Bob's Surprise Party

So - in order to get Bob to his surprise party, we told him we were going to a surprise party for our DIL Lisa....and since she stamps....the card HAD to be good and Bob knew I would be stressing out over the card, so here is what I made for Lisa on the day of Bob's party....and by the way - it was her birthday week so she needed a card anyway ;-).....

I have to say, I have fallen in love with this set from the mini let me show you two of the other creations I have made with this...the bottom one I pretty much CASE'd from SCS...

Sunday, November 4, 2007

What I have been working on...

So - here are two of Bob's birthday cards...The top card uses a retired set of trucks and a new Background stamp set called SANDED. I CASE'd the layout and color scheme from one of my secret sisters....I just changed it up some for my honey....Next is a card for Bob from Scruffy - a quick made card using the YAPPY DAY set...again I CASE'd - this time from from my Convention secret sister, Suzanne...since I ADORED the set of cards she made me using this set....cute huh? You see - you do not need to be a genius to CASE (copy and share everything!) cards or scrapbook can rely on other talented people to come up with the idea and then use long as you give those people credit. Many people worry that they cannot make great cards...but you can! And then from CASE-ing, you learn new techniques and start coming up with your own ideas...and it is so rewarding! TRY IT - YOU'LL LIKE IT!

Next - onto scrapbooking projects....Now - Stef is 22 as of 10-25, so as you can see, this first day of kindergarden was a LONGGGG time ago. However, I promised myself I would learn this art and start somewhere...and these were the first pictures I found after we moved last September. I just found the photo boxes and this was on top all separated out - so it was karma or fate that led me to the first day of her schooling. I used the Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin' kit called Primary included all the paper, both textured color and designer series, as well as stickers. I used stamps and real handwriting - making it real. I also used this layout of the flap that I learned from our INKredible leader Tina Rosenkrans at one of her many classes that I attend...since I am a perpetual student, I always take classes, knowing that I will always learn something new, even in subjects I have already studied. Anyway - enjoy the pages....I sure do!!! I must say - stef was pleased too!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Here is the Vampirette celebrating her 22nd birthday!

Here is our own "little" vampirette - at 6'2" then add that wig - she was a sight to behold! We laughed at her getting in the car with that gig on...she finally had to take the wig off to fit IN the car! But Stephanie had her birthday cake! All of us October babies get to celebrate even though there are 7 of us!!!

Time Does Fly...

....So many little time! October has to be the busiest time of the year at our house...we have one family anniversary, 7 family birthdays, and my favorite...Halloween! Not to mention our annual family pumpkin picking party! The only ones who couldn't make it were the Robert Jr family of 5 and Stephanie...Here is a picture of this year's fun...Then off to the hayride to the pumpkin patch to look for the perfect offering to The Great Pumpkin!