My Family

My Family

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

1 Layout, 5 Cards

One of the fundamental elements in cardmaking (or scrapbooking) is the layout.
I have often said that creating the layout is the hardest part of the papercrafting process.
I wanted to show off a few of my most recent/favorite cards, and pinpoint the fact that they all use the same basic layout:

Basic cardstock (layer 1)
2nd strip of cardstock or designer paper
Embellishments (Bling, flowers, ribbon, etc)
Some use more layers of cardstock or designer paper...and all but one have minimal stamping (the one with the glittered heart only uses actual stamping on it)

This bottom one is my favorite. This satin ribbon makes everything look good!!

I've submitted it to Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration #7! If you haven't ever seen her blog...go there NOW! She ROCKS!! (

Happy stamping (and browsing)!

P.S. Perry, this was especially for you... :)...'cause you are man enough to admit you don't mind looking at my cards! What a brother-in-law! If only Jamie were closer to stamp with.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

A Short Update

Our baby is now 9 months old.
He loves to wave to us, both hello and goodbye.
He has started crawling, army style and on all fours.
When he is on all fours, he does a little bunny hop type of moment to move forward.
It is truly adorable and unique.
Just this week, he started pulling up on anything he can reach.
He's so proud of himself...and awfully cute too.
These pictures were taken at the zoo last month...enjoy!

Also, while I had the camera in hand on the zoo trip, I tried a couple of artistic/nature shots.
We just got a new camera that makes it very easy to take a variety of shots.

I really appreciate your feedback on my blog...
I will work to get back in the blogging mindset and be a more regular poster.
Thanks for being loyal...and for letting me know how you feel.
Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Hello? (Hello...Hello!)

Just testing to see if there is an echo.
It's so quiet here.

Does anyone still read my blog?
Should I even try to blog more?