Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

A few days late, but Happy Thanksgiving! This is hands down my favorite holiday. There is something about a house full of family, good food and football that warms my heart. We have so many family traditions and I look forward it each and every year. Your ticket to the Thanksgiving meal is to write something you are thankful for and then everyone draws cards to read out loud. I am so very thankful for my wonderful husband who always sees the positive side of everything and a family that is loving, supportive and downright funny! This year, I was on appetizer duty and decided to put a fun twist on the "veggie platter".

Gobble gobble!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It is here!!! The Organized and Inspired Scrapbooker

I am bouncing off the walls with excitement right now! My copy of Wendy Smedley and Aby Garvey's Organized and Inspired Scrapbooker has arrived! I don't remember when I first learned about this book, but as soon as I did, I knew I had to have it. I was really bummed out to learn that it was no longer in publication. But I did some research and found out that it was going to be reprinted in November. And it is now November! Yeah! I also discovered that Wendy and Aby did a class with Big Picture Classes called Get Organized and Be Inspired 2009 and I am really hoping this class will be offered again. Now I just need to find time to dive in and appreciate each and every page.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Seagull Rock

Here is another page from the summer Lake album I am working on. I normally don't do journaling on these pages as they are meant to be simple layouts highlighting popular landmarks. This happens to be Seagull Rock, a beautiful spot where the seagulls hang out to watch the evening sunsets. This photo was taken from our row boat as we took a ride out to join them one night. I guess I could journal that inside one of the clouds..we shall see.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Wedding Cake Card

Lots of cards lately..I'm trying to get back on the layout bandwagon, but lack of time and a disorganized scrap nook are making it difficult. I do have time set aside this weekend for a mini crop so hopefully some pages will get done. In the meantime, here is a card I finished last night for my friend's wedding --which is next weekend! The cake and mini bride & groom are all from the Sweethearts cart. I decorated with beads and stickles. I wish I could make real cakes this pretty!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Stationary Set

Today kicked off the start of Christmas shopping -- sort of! My amazing sister-in-law put stationary on her wish list so of course I saw an opportunity to create something fun for her. I shopped my stash trying to find papers that reminded me of her. The scallop and monogram are from the Winter Woodland cart. Now all I need is a box to put everything in!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Free Cricut Carts

I am so excited about the recent Provo Craft promotion.

Buy and register a Gypsy by Cricut by October 31 and receive 6 free cartridges downloaded to your Gypsy – including the exclusive, all-new "Smiley Cards" cartridge.
Free cartridges include:
Smiley Cards (new and exclusive to this promotion)
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More (not available in retail)

Christmas (not available in retail)
Blackletter (not available in retail)

Printing Press (not available in retail)

Indie Art (not available in retail)

I registered my Gypsy the day I got it so all I had to do was update my software and I had access to these new carts. Looking forward to finding some time to play around with all of them. Thank you PC!