Monday, April 28, 2008
Flat Milli arrived yesterday! She is pretty cute, and has a little flower in her hair. We were going to go to town today, but DS wasn't feeling well, so we ended up not going. Tomorrow I will take her to work with me and take a few pictures there... and Tuesday is errand day.
And now for the rant. Who the heck decided it was ok to make the temperature so darned cold?? My redbuds are blooming, as are the fruit trees... I will be so upset if we end up with no fruit again this year because of the stupid weather. At least is didn't rain today.. I can't believe how high the river is. They said on the news tonight that had to put the last two floodgates in at Hannibal to keep downtown from flooding. The little island under the bridge I drive over to get to work every day is essentially gone.. the only thing visible are the trees. I was so sad the other day to see a momma goose on there with a nest.. because the water is not as high as it will get, and there is no way for her to move the eggs. This picture was taken out the window as I was driving over the bridge (took me three days to get a halfway decent one, as I just hold the camera up and snap a photo without looking!) Normally there is a good couple of feet of soil visible. Now, you can't even see the grass.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Arrow Album, heart shape - Clear Scraps
Patterned Papers, cardstock stickers, letter stickers - Basic Grey (Sugared)
Cardstock - Die Cuts with a View
Rubons - Heidi Grace, Making Memories, American Crafts, K&Co
Flowers - Prima, Heidi Grace
Punches - EK Success (heart, photo corner, buckle), Making Memories (circles)
Chipboard - Basic Grey (photo anchors), misc (brackets)
Brads - 7Gypsies
Ink - Tim Holtz (red), StazOn (black)
Pen - Zig Millenium
Paint - Tim Holtz Crackle Medium (Tattered Rose)
Ribbon - Offray
Metal rimmed tags - Scrappin' It
Rhinestones - Joann's
Cherish Stamp - Heidi Swapp
Tools - CropoDile
Adhesives - Hermafix Dotto, Zip Dry.
(The ribbon looks blue in the photos but it is actually white. i will get better pictures once I get the album back... it went to Des Moines with Janet and Jackie about 45 minutes after I was done making it! Some of the pictures look a little dark to me, so I hope they are ok on your screen!)
Thursday, April 10, 2008
More good news - I survived the first round of the survivor contest on AMR!!! WOOHOO! I am both please and amazed! The next challenge will be harder - Colors to use are teal, orange and tan (SOO not my colors!) and has to be about something tranquil. ooook... actually I think I know which pictures i want to use.. now I just have to com up with the papers and stuff...
I'll try to blog more tomorrow, there are so many exciting things going on...
Sunday, April 6, 2008
We were able to ask her questions, and mine was (of course) about acrylic albums. (Responses were copied and pasted directly from the board)
ME: Karla, have you ever done an acrylic album? If so, what is you favorite embellishment/papers to use with the acrylics?
KARLA:I have actually! And I know what you mean about it being a bit overwhelming. I did this one recently using CK's April Kit of the Month and adding my own acrylic pages...http://karlastudio5.typepad.com/karla/2 ... vecto.html ( just scroll down a bit And I started on this one but didn't finish it yet...http://karlastudio5.typepad.com/karla/2 ... -mood.htmlI hope to do that one sometime And so yeah...I just come up with a plan. Like how many pages I want and what I want on each one. I tend to make it very uniform with elements that repeat throughout the album. I like to have pictures, envelopes etc. in between the acrylic pieces. I never officially bought an album. I just go to a craft store like Hobby Lobby and pick up acrylic sheets. They come in 8.5 x 10 and bigger. They're easy to cut and punch through with a Crop-a-Dial. Love that stuff and it's CHEAP!!!!!! That's always good because you can mess up royally and not feel the least bit guilty about it!!!! LOL!!!!
O...and I LOVE LOVE rub-ons with them. PERFECT!!!! I also like to put pictures on one side and pics/pp on the other. Bling and pearls would be great too on the cover.
So then I posted three of mine (Rhi, Snow Day, and TKD), and she replied:
WWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTT???????? Those a AWESOME!!!!!!! Girl you need to be teaching classes!!!!! Absolutely stunning!!!!! And good for you on the DT gig! That's wonderful!!!!!!!! I love that winter one...so sparkly ^----^And I never thought about double sided paper ....duh!!!!
ME: ThanksI have a couple that I actually like even better, but they are getting published, so I can't post them
KARLA: Congratulations Girl that is freakin' cool!!!! I know you will do great things with those skills honey! Keep it up!!!!!!!
Very cool, in my book.
I'll make another post later that shows my challenge pages. I got 3 and 3/4 layouts done before the end of the crop, and finished 5 of the 7 challenges. Still need to finsh the 4th layout.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Cardstock - DCWV
PP - Basic Grey
Ink - StazOn
Punches - EK Success
Stamps - Letters - Technique Tuesday
Stamps - Words - Will 'n' Way
Stamps - Flower - Inque Boutique
Lace - Wrights
Flowers - Prima
Font - 2Peas Bad Hair Day
Vellum - the Paper Studio
Pen - Zig Millenium