Friday, July 27, 2012

Back to Scrapping!

It's been a very long 6 weeks, but I'm happy to say that I'm finally almost back to normal (or my version of it...!)  My back surgery was a more pain and I can walk around without cringing!  I still can't lift anything over 5 lbs...but that just means that I get help with laundry and groceries!  I'm also able to get back to scrapping, which makes me very happy!

I was able to complete my layout for this month's MFT Fan Club... a fun one using Little Yellow Bicycle's Paradise line.  I love these pictures from our cruise last spring...our first day on the boat and Ed and Caroline enjoying a refreshing drink (no alcohol for Caroline!!!)

I used MFT's new Hibiscus the leaves.

I also used the new MFT Vanity License Plate die and stamps.  Can you guess the plate?  It's one of our favorite Jimmy Buffett songs.....

If you guessed "Boat Drinks" you're right!  I'll be back soon with some more scrappy goodies...just so happy to be creative again!

Monday, July 23, 2012

New Colors at The Twinery!!!

I'm so excited to be able to announce that there are four new colors available at The Twinery! Take a peek at these AWESOME colors!

Aren't they just GORGEOUS!!!  I love them all so much, I don't even think I could pick a favorite!  As soon as I got them in the mail, I started a fun card to celebrate the release. 

I used all four colors as the background for this simple card.  To complete the card,  I just added a fun Whimsy button and flower pin as well as some cute flags from Bella Blvd.  I thought the colors matched perfectly!

Make sure to head on over to The Twinery Blog to learn about the great deals they have right now on both spools and sampler packs of these new colors!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sketch 215 Creative Scrappers

This was supposed to be my first reveal for Creative Scrappers.  I have decided not to be part of the team at this time due to possible surgery, but the awesome Kristine Davidson has told me that she would be happy to have me back for the next term.  Since I did the first layout already, I wanted to share it.  It's based on Sketch 215 which is a real beauty designed by the fabulous Jenny Evans.  Here's a peek at the sketch:

And here's my take on her sketch...

These are a couple of my favorite pictures. My daughter LOVED our day trip to Atlantis last spring.  I think she would've stayed there forever if we had let her!

I used the awesome Dear Lizzy Neapolitan from American Crafts.  The colors in this collection are gorgeous.  The stripes were my favorite!  The line also has some great stickers and chipboard accents.

Make sure to check out the other  reveals over at Creative Scrappers, and be sure to play along and link up your layout using this sketch.  You could win an awesome prize package!

On a side note, I'm fine...just a little issue with a herniated disc in my back that needs to be dealt with.  If my blog seems neglected over the next few weeks, rest assured, I will be back in full swing as soon as I can.  Thanks for your patience!!