mem oirs (mem'warz) 1. an autobiography 2. a record of events based on the writer's personal observation and knowledge

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

pink OR red challenge

I have been a longtime fan of My Minds Eye's products. I was so happy to see that my LSS Paper Pals was receiving their new "Lush" lines in a variety of 6 colors!

I had a plan in mind as soon as I saw the colors, and went to the store on their first day of selling the product and bought one of most everything in either black or red (including flocked chipboard alphabet stickers, decorative brads, 3 different pattern papers,and the red ribbons).

And then-- lo and behold-- the My Minds Eye blog offered a contest using either pink or red and their sketch. This totally fit my plan, so I dove in to take the challenge. Here's the sketch they want us to use:

And, in celebration of my finishing the 4th and final book in the Twilight Series this week, I created a "Twihards" layout.

Any other fans of Twilight out there?

Friday, February 12, 2010

For My Lynden Ladies!

Thinking of my peeps in Lynden as they're just about the closest US city to the Olympics... when I lived there I just wondered what it would be like when the Olympics kicked into gear just over the border from us...

Also thought of my girlfriends this last week when I got to enjoy a "pink cookie" from the Nordstrom Cafe! We used to go on Seattle shopping trips together and traditionally picked up a coffee and this cookie while we were there.

I miss you gals.

And, since V-day is this weekend, thought I'd share my Valentines Card that was inspired by Paper Crafts Magazine.
. Have a happy valentines day!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sweet 16

It was sixteen years ago today when I went on a blind date.

It was with a tall, dark and handsome man who wanted to live off the land when he finished his college career.

He was sweet, and I definitely thought he was "cute" as we used to say. But, he was "not my type". I distinctly remember telling that to my mom after an afternoon of golfing together.

Well, I started dating that guy. And I ended up marrying that guy. And soon we will celebrate our 13 year wedding anniversary. But today I remember the day I met my wonderful husband!

So it's a perfect day to feature my recent layout of the two of us. I used My Mind's Eye papers from their "Be Loved" line and the die cut accessories. I also used American Crafts cardstock and Thickers "Cupid" chipboard letters.... I love Thickers!

The title came from a song I heard on the radio while I was driving one day. I keep a notebook in my car to jot down anything that inspires me while I'm out and about. I forgot the artist of the "1 Word 2 Say" song... anyone else know who it is? (Kristi, I fully expect you to answer this for me! :)

The heart embellishement was really fun to make. I rarely create handmade ornate embellishments, but had this idea I wanted to try. I used white tissue paper and crayola watercolors to paint it. After it dried, I cut out several hearts of different sizes. I made different designs with Stickles glitter glue and after that dried, I stacked them all together. Remembering the beaded safety pins as a kid, I glammed up a safety pin and attached the hearts together with the pin. I can't wait to try this technique with a butterfly shape this spring!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010