Friday, July 27, 2012

SSS---July Card Kit (again)

Another card I made with the July card kit from Simon Says Stamps.  This card gave me a bit of trouble...I tried sewing on it but the thread broke right in the middle.  I started to trash the entire card, but as I was re-thinking it...I salvaged what I could and went in a different direction.  I like this much better than the first idea I had.

Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Getting Caught Up

So I have spent a lot of time this summer changing my albums from post-hinge to 3 ring binders.  I like to scrap chronologically...kinda ocd about keeping things in some kind of order.  I had several layouts that were partly done...but needed some titles and journaling.  These are some that I finished.  They are super simple layouts....and since they go in my 2008 albums...I kept them super simple.  My scrapbooking has evolved since then...I do like the style of Shimelle and those similar but didn't want these pages to look too out of place with the rest of the layouts in the book.

I am still working on better picture taking skills.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Thanks for looking.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Deceived by Youtube

Is it just me, or do some products look larger in youtube videos?  I ordered some Mr. Hueys from and got them in the mail today.  Not really sure what I was expecting, but the bottles seemed way smaller than they have appeared in some other peoples haul videos.  This is not the first product to fool me.  I thought the Jenni Bowlin inkpads looked larger than they really were, but now that I know...I ordered 3 more.  The same goes with some of the stamp sets I've ordered.  Do any of you feel the same or am I out there on an island by myself?  I am not angry with these products...I look forward to trying them....I just thought they would be bigger.  :) 

Monday, July 9, 2012

What I have been up to and a layout

So April was super busy for me....with school and two weekends in a row away from home.  I don't think I will ever plan that again if it can be helped because it was so tiring on me.  May we were just trying to finish with school, those of you with children know that the last month is so crazy.  Field trips, honors days, money for this and money for that.  In June I have spent some time in the craft room....I am changing most all of my albums from post-hinge to 3 ring binders.  Why I didn't realize a LONNNNNGGGGG time ago that they were so much easier to use is beyond me. 

I have worked on some layouts trying to get caught up....don't know if I ever will.  This is one of my husbands birthday from a couple years ago.  We were at our favorite mexican restaurant and if they know its your birthday they sing to you, put a sombrero on your head, give you a sopapilla and also smear some cool whip across your nose.  I had no idea, but my kids told the waiters when they went to the restroom. 

I love how George the waiter is giving Nelson bunny funny.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit

Ok, so it's been 3 months since my last post.  Sorry about that.  Life happens and I got lazy.   A lot has gone on in the last 3 months and I will update over the next week or so.  Anywho, the purpose of this post is to share a card I made with the July card kit from Simon Says Stamp.  I just signed up with the monthly subscription on Monday and got the kit yesterday.  I know the SSS blog has a gallery where you can post creations made with this kit each month, so I wanted to add mine to that.  I made this card with product entirely from the kit with the exception of the twine.  I loved this kit and the stamp set that came with it.

I cut out the circles from one of the 6x6 pages and kinda made it into a flower, then curved the stamp to make a stem and used the heart stamp for the leaves.  Thanks for looking!