Friday, July 8, 2011

Geography Bee

Seth tried out for the Geography Bee team every year in elementary school. Finally, in 5th Grade, his final year there, he made the team and he was thrilled!!! He was over the moon with excitement when his team won!

Of course, Mom couldn't wait to get his photos scrapped. Here's his layout...

I knew as soon as I saw the new 4x4 Globe Die that it would work perfectly for this layout! I chose the Blue Sky font, since it was large, and incorporated the Globe into the title. By creating a large title, I was able to use less embellishments and keep the focus on the photos and the meaning of the layout. After placing my title and photos, I hand journaled...something I don't do enough...then added a small Ric Rac border. For a final touch, I cut the trophy from the new 4x4 Awards Die then colored over it with my gold Copic Spica Glitter pen. I used all American Crafts cardstock for my die cut elements. I LOVE how clean it cuts and my die cuts don't peel or fall apart after they've been cut.

I'm still in Atlanta now and am making a pit stop in Mississippi on my way home to pick up my mom. She is coming to visit for about a month. I hope you all have a great weekend! Thanks for stoppin' by!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Back to work...

Ah, I have had a nice almost four weeks off at home. I have accomplished a LOT within our, cleaning, time with family, etc. But alas, now it is time to return to work. Today, I am headed to Atlanta, GA for the Scrapbook Expo. So, if you're in that area and are attending the show, be sure to stop by the Scrap-Mart booth and say hi!

I am driving so it'll be a long trip. I have a post scheduled for you this Friday WITH a NEW project too! ;) Have a great week!


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Operation Write Home

Hi everyone! I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July! We did. We celebrated at our friends' new home. The hot dogs were delish and there was plenty of dessert to go around. The kids enjoyed the fireworks shows all around on the drive home too.

I was browsing the PaperCrafts Connection blog the other day and there was a blog hop that mentioned Operation Write Home. I know there are quite a few different places that do this for our heroes, but I thought I'd share about this one...since I saw it most recently.

Operation Write Home gathers cards from crafters like you and me and they send them to our deployed troops to send back to their families. Now, think about how if makes you feel to receive a handmade card. Yeah, imagine how it makes THEM feel!

OWH has a wonderful website with all the information about what types of cardst to send, what NOT to send and where to send them. If you can only send 1 card, GREAT!!! If you can send 100 cards, AMAZING!! There's no minimum...send what you can. I have a drawer of cards I have made with generic themes that I will send off soon. But, I am also setting a personal goal to send some Christmas cards off to them too. I have more than enough time to work on them so it shouldn't be a problem.

Thanks to all of our service men and women and their families for their sacrifice! We so appreciate all of you!


Friday, July 1, 2011

Bella Blvd Giveaway...

Hi all! Did you know that Bella Blvd and Maya Road have teamed up for a week long blog hop?? They have. And you know what that means right? PRIZES!!! Take a peek at their blog for the details and see what you can win...

BELLA BLVD BLOG (today's post)