Saturday, July 28, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
My sister even ordered the QK strawberry special for me to use on my page. She is so good to me. The swirls are from the retired Delight in Life. Nope, it's not made it the "to be sold" box yet. It sits on my table - it's getting used. The button came in a Secret Girlfriend box and I decided I needed to use what I was receiving instead of hoarding. I hope you like it!
Oh, one more note about swaps... I'll be co-hosting a 6-month committment card swap like the one described below with the Musicabella card. If you're interested and want more details, please email me or PM me. Have a wonderful day!!
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
This is a card I made for a SCS card swap. What fun this was... we had to stamp a Bella image and send enough images and decorative paper for 6 cards that someone else is to make. Stephanie sent me Musicbella and this gorgeous paper. This was a real challenge for me since I'm not musically inclined, so wasn't real interested in getting this stamp. Now I love her! She's too cute!!
I hope you like it!
Hey, is the scan better? I backed the white card with a darker color so you can actually see the cards edge. I hope you can see all the details.
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Is this just the cutest picture you've ever seen? I love this picture of my sweet Grandma.
This gorgeous page was made by my sister Karin and it's just awesome!! The colors have so much Latin flair and all the different punches she used to give it texture and life. The lettering is a combination of stamping with paint and chipboard letters.
The picture is of my grandma, Josephine Gonzales, taken at (Karin correct me if I'm wrong) the nursing home she resided in until she passed away. I believe it was a Cinco de Mayo celebration, so they served Mexican dishes outside and Grandma put on her sunglasses and sombrero and joined in the celebration.
We miss our Grandma so much, but looking at photos like these - you have to smile through the tears!
Friday, July 6, 2007
I'm not the best photographer - but I am attempting to add some photos on here of scrapbook pages I've made. It was a request... so here you go uggentoo (did I spell that right?)
I made this layout to feature on a wall in my LSS, these are my boys - about 2 years ago now - and I absolutely love this page. This photo shows who they are: sweet, loving with a dash (OK, a lot of dashes) of mischieviousness. I also saw in a magazine where the layout did the journaling as bullet points and I really liked that.
More to come... you've got me on a roll now!!
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
OK, someday I'm going to learn how to scan my projects so that the pictures are better.
I'm sitting here in my craft room working on 3 different projects - wishing I could get one done and I think to myself, hey, it's the 4th of July - I should post something to honor the holiday Melissa style. I also had Delight in Life sitting on my table needing to go into the "to be sold" box and so I figure I'll just use it. This is what I came up with in about 5 minutes. What do you think? I'm giving it to our neighbors. I hope they like it.
I hope you all have a safe holiday. Enjoy the fireworks and cookouts but be safe. I want happy stampers!!
I removed a previously posted picture of this adorable hedgie because I did not get permission to publish my sisters card - for that I humbly apologize.
I did make this card - my sister Karin sent me some stamped images of this adorable Penny Black image and I made this card to send to my friend's little boy who recently had surgery. I'm popping this into the mail to him tomorrow. I hear he's doing very well and is loving all the happy mail he's getting!
I hope you enjoy the card, too.