Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
We just found out on Wednesday that my Brother-in-law has to go for heart surgery in November. He's only 37 years old. And seeing how my dad had died from heart complications, we are all very stressed out. We are probably not as stressed out as my brother-in-law though, who is not taking the news very well. I am hoping that the surgery goes well for him. I am hoping that I can go out to Manitoba and help my sister out when he does have the surgery.
I did manage to get another Mojo Monday card made in the midst of all my chaos. This is a standard 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card. The card stock base is from American Crafts Christmas collection; patterned paper: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding Collection; ribbon: Making Memories Passport Collection; stamps: Close To My Heart; sticker: Love Elsie Noel.
As you can tell by the sketch I didn't follow it exactly. I put my own spin on it. I had a hard time with how the sketch was layed out. So I moved thing around a little bit. I really like the results.
Let me know what you think of it. Did I go to far out it left field with this card? Does it follow the sketch design? Let me know.
Thanks for looking. Have a great week.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I haven't been doing the Mojo Monday cards lately. I guess you could say I lost my Mojo!! I have found the last few sketches were a little to complex. They are fantastic designs, don't get me wrong, but I look at them and have no idea where to start. Therefore, I have been making a lot of videos to fill my time.
Please be sure to watch some of them. Click on the link below and it will take you to my latest video.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Have you ever had a good idea and in your head it sounded great and you had the whole thing figured out down to every detail. BUT.........when you try to put what you have in your head down on paper it just doesn't work out the way you thought.
That is exactly what happened when I made this card. I was going to uses the sprockets from this stamp set that I have for the circles in the card sketch, but they didn't look very good. So I used the circle punch I have and some of the stickers of sprockets from my Close to My Heart Tinkering collection.
Then I didn't have ribbon to match, then I didn't have the proper diamond die cut I wanted. I was going to used my George and Basic Shapes Cartridge from my Cricut, but I let it to my sister-in-law. So I looked in my other cartridges and found one, but not the one I was looking for. (Your would think for the 28 cartridges I do have there would be a more square diamond shape, but no!)
So needless to say, this card didn't turn out exactly the way I planned in my head. Maybe next weeks Mojo Monday will be a little better for me.
Thanks for listening to my rant, and don't forget to leave a comment on my blog. I love to hear from everyone, both good and bad feedback.
Have a great weekend!!!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
This is the video for putting together the Back Country Layout from Close to My Heart. It was super easy to put together. It only took me about 1/2 hour after all of the prep work was done. I would say that from start to finish it took me about 1 hour and 1/2 to do. I will post pictures of the other layouts and cards that you get with the Back Country Workshop Guide.
Well my daughters' Swim Club registration night is finally over and I should be able to get life back to normal. HOPEFULLY! I am hoping to return to Mojo Monday next week.
Thanks for watching and have a great week!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
This is my first video so I know it isn't perfect but I am proud of myself that I actually did finish it. This is more or less a video introduction and a bit about myself as well as looking at the Close to My Heart Workshop on the Go program. I will also post the video on how to put everything together. Again please leave your comments on my blog if you like what you see.
I unfortunately will not get the Mojo Monday out this week. I have been so wrapped up with getting our Swim Club ready to go for the start of the school year and it has consumed all of my time this week. I will be back on track for next week. I promise.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
It was a beautiful wedding. It took place at Crescent Falls close to Jasper. It was so pretty. They had a lot of their pictures takes by the waterfalls which was such nice backdrop for wedding pictures.
They didn't have a
We did manage to take a group family photo in amidst all the chaos. There seems to be fewer and fewer time that the whole family is together. Which I find is terribly sad. It seems that life has taken each of our families in different directions and we hardly get to see one another anymore.
My sister and brother-in-law stayed out for a week after the wedding with their kids and we got to spend quite a bit more time together. We got to go to Reynold's Museum (an antique car museum) and the Aviation Hall of Fame. We had my nephew's birthday at our house as well. My sister and I even got to get a few Scrabble games in.
All and all, it was a very good holiday. So as you can see, I never had much time to get in my Mojo Monday cards. I am hoping that the next thing you see on my blog will be a scrap booking page video. I'm not sure how to make a video and post it on the web, but I'm going to give it a try. If I can't figure it out, I will post the directions on how to make it with play by play pictures.
Hope everyone has a great week.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Well, this is the card for the week courtesy of Mojo Monday. I can honestly say that this one was a tricky one. It even kept me up at night thinking about how I was going to lay everything out or the paper that I was going to use. Finally, I just told myself pick your favorite piece of paper and go with it. I can say that I am happy with how it turned out.
I used the same Crate Paper pack as I did last week. (I would have to say that it is one of my more favorite paper packs now. The card base is from a source unkown. The stamps, ribbon, ink and brads are all from Close to My Heart.
I won't be doing any Mojo Monday for next week. I am off on holidays to go visit my sister. It will be the first time I am taking my hubby out to where I grew up. We have only been together for 4 years. (I guess better late, than never.)
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