Monday, December 29, 2008
I'm getting back in the groove of things. Here is a scrapbook that I've been working on using Stampin' Up!'s Simply Scrappin' Winter Retreat. The album is SU!'s Chipboard Ring Album and the pages are 8.5x8.5. Here are several pages from the book...it took two Simply Scrappin' Kits to complete my book but it was worth it. I kept it simple and didn't use any additional embellishments or stamps to complete the pages. I did use a few extras brads for the album cover. The pictures are from a recent road trip. Norman and I and the rest of the cousins in Southern California went to visit family up in San Francisco area. It was a great time.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Our vacation with our friends that we consider family...I think we clean up rather nicely.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Here is a photo of the party gifts I stamped for my stampin' friends at our little holiday party today. I used Stampin' Up!'s Winter Post stamp set to decorate my kraft boxes along with Riding Hood Red Red/Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon. I loved how they turned out. I got the idea from the SU! Holiday Mini Catalog.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Here is a quick and easy spread I shared in my Scrapbooking Hostess Club. We used Stampin' Up!'s Ski Slope Designer Series Paper, Big Felt Flurries and Join in the Cheer Decorative Strip Die. Color combination: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Real Red and Baja Breeze.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Happy Sunday morning. This is one of two spreads I shared at my Scrapbooking Hostess Club for November. Stampin' Up!'s Pretty Peony has been a set I've been wanting to use for some time now and I'm glad I made it work. Color combination: Really Rust, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip and Sage Shadow.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Here is another card that we made tonight at Hostess Club. I wanted to share a card that is specifically a holiday set made into a card that you can give to a guy. Stampin' Up!'s Spotlight on Christmas set coordinates with SU! punches. It is a great stamp set, anything to eliminate cutting by punching is awesome.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I'm working on some designs for my holiday card class as well as my hostess club for this week. This simple, quick and fun card has just the right combination of texture, color and pattern. Stampin's Up!'s Little Felt Flurries are great to work with. Looking forward to sharing.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Here are the swaps I got to make yesterday with my downline. I believe some of them were CASED from blogs and such, so we thank you for the ideas. Sorry I don't have the names of the demonstrators to give you credit. But thank you for sharing.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
This gift tag pouch is my shoebox swap for today with my downline. The stamp set is Stampin' Up!'s Winter Post from the Holiday Mini Catalog. The beautiful patterned paper is Ski Slope Designer Series Paper and the ink colors used are: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip and Versamark. Can't wait for the girls to make this project!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Today, the Lau girls got together for our monthly gathering. We had lunch at Islands in Torrance and then spent several hours painting our pottery pieces at Color Me Mine. We had a blast painting away.
Kandace finished her candy dish pretty quickly...
Vivian finished her frame shortly after and decided to paint a second piece.
Joycee and I took a little longer, but in the end we all had a great time.
Here's my finished painted piece. Can't wait to see it glazed and all pretty and shiny.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
My cousin Janice and I went to our first Scrapbook Expo in Ontario today. Pretty neat place to purchase scrapbooking goodies and see fun ideas. It has to be the best place to find deals. We dove into bins of $1 items and did our best to hang on to our finds because if you didn't, the lady next to you might just grab it from you. I think I went a little crazy today but it's all good. I had a great time.