Monday, October 26, 2009

My new projects...

Well, so much of my creative time lately has been taken up by my new job. However, Kim (my new boss) has posted a couple of my projects on the new blog. Go HERE to check it out. Of course, if you live in the Treasure Valley (in Idaho) we would love for you to come check out all the new and fun things that will be going on there!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A new day and a new job.

Well, last night was the last night at my job. Two weeks ago I turned in my notice, worked my shifts (offering excellent customer service, I might add!) and said my goodbyes to the employees. Today, however, I am employed someplace new. And I think it is not only going to be a nice change, but it will be FUN also. My old job was good, but taking the step of quitting and going to a new place was hard. I think the change will be worth it!

If any of you live in the Treasure Valley and want to check out this great new place, here is the blog site. It's a new scrapbook store called "A Scrapper's and Stamper's Delight". Some of you will recognize that name because the owner also has a store in Twin Falls, ID. Now she has one here in the Treasure Valley too! We will be opening in the next few weeks, so check frequently for updates! Product is being ordered and the store is under construction....make sure to stop in and visit us and check out the amazing things we have in store there!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hoppity, Boppity blog Hop!

Welcome Bog Family and Friends! Weren't Steph's projects just fabulous? Wow! If you are joining me for the Creative Cuts and More blog hop, you should have just arrived from Steph's blog. If you want to participate and want to start at the beginning, hop on over to Diecut Diva's blog where it starts and hit all the stops along the way!

Well, when I thought about what I am thankful for, I didn't have to think hard. My kids are one of the biggest blessings in my life. (OK....DH ranks up there too....;o) ) Terry from CC&M had a new tag album that I wanted to experiment with. I chose to do a condensed version of a mini album, as this one only has a couple of pages. I am going to set it out on the entertainment center and it will be easy to flip from one page to the other, since it doesn't have very many of those!

Terry cut the pages and the chipboard for me so I didn't have to cut the colored cardstock myself, just adhere it down. (I highly recomment the Killer Red Tacky tape...and it is a killer price too!) Then I pulled out my Making Memories paint and brushed on a thin layer around the outside edge of each page. It really made a nice contrast! I took out a Hero Arts border stamp and stamped in it. Not only did it pull some of the paint off the dark areas, it let me stamp the image on the lighter cardstock. I also used hinges on both layouts and they made great embellishments. I also used a chipboard bracket frame and stamped on it, then added Matte Effects on top of it. It made a great adhesive to stick it to the page too! The letters are rub-ons from Making Memories.

On this layout, I used two colors of Making Memories paint to add some dimension to the page. On the left page, I used Cosmo Cricket Fleuriste Blackboard chipboard and painted it with the same colors. The background was stamped with a Hero Arts word background stampe and also the flowers/flourish is from Fancy Pants (In the Garden). The rub-ons on the photo is from Pink Paislee.

This was a fun project and just reminded me how special my little treasures are! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to head on back to Diecut Diva! (Be sure to check out the special coupon code. You can use it for 15% off this week at Creative Cuts & More!)

Also, be sure to come back on November 9 & 10 for a Recipe Blog hop and also another CC& M blog hop on November 13.

Thanks for stopping in!