Thursday, January 17, 2013

SSS193, The Sweet Stop

Using The Scraproom's January 2013 kit.  And, here's the link to The Sweet Stop


Sunday, January 13, 2013

My Little Man

Kurt has, always, been "My Little Man".  When he was born, at just under 10 pounds, he already looked beyond his age.  His stoic demeanor and timeless look has earned him this pet name.  He may look like a boy on the beach to you; but, I see a little man.  :)

I used a whole die cut sheet of banners from The ScrapRoom plus a few additional die cut pieces from the Double Shot kit to create the sun.  It was a pretty quick page since all the pieces were cut.  Hope that you have a blessed day!


Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Coffee Cozy

Using Color Throwdown #223.  Thanks for the inspiration!


Not just for socks or sweater vests....

Argyle originated in Scotland and made a booming debut into America by Brooks Brothers.  It brings depth to fabric creating a natural dimensional look within the layers of threads.  Many people associate it with a "preppy" look, appealing to scholarly wannabes.  

I chose argyle for it's masculine charm for my father's birthday card.  Happy Birthday Dad!!

Mojo Monday provided the sketch #274.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Word for 2013

Did you have a word for 2012? I did.  If so, did you remember your word, or refer to it throughout the year?  I didn't; and therefore, it could not have made the difference that I had hoped that it would make.

But, this year is different.  I need a reminder; and, it will hang in a spot where I will look at it every day.

What is "Enough"?  It is letting go of perfectionism and being content.  It is focusing on thankfulness because our needs are being met.  I need to realize everyday that I am enough, I have enough and all that I am blessed with is more than "Enough".

If you would like to read a deeper, and more spiritual, perspective, you may visit my other blog, Rachau Respite.

For details on the project itself, please visit The Scraproom. (Unfortunately, you need to be signed in for the link to work)


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

AaaaaaChoo! Please excuse me.  Dusting off the old blog....

I guess you could say that I had been taking a sabbatical of sorts....but, for various reasons I couldn't get myself creating this past year.  It was a tumultuous year in many ways.  One of which is that my best friend from high school committed suicide.  I just cannot fathom her desperation.  So, so sad.  It just makes me want to reach out to anyone who has lost hope.  God has a plan for each one of us, but sometimes we have to struggle through horrible things that we cannot understand.

Needless to say, I am looking forward to a New Year!  I will be starting it out in full crafty swing as a moderator at The ScrapRoom.  I expect to post frequent ideas, tips and tutorials on their forums.  I will post images here.  But, if you are looking for more details about how any of my projects are created, you may wish to become a site member at The ScrapRoom.  It is free.

Hugs! Until tomorrow......