Sunday, April 1, 2012

Thank you Craft Warehouse, Create Often and Authentique!

Spent Saturday with my great friend Kerry at the Create Often Scrapbooking Retreat. Great to meet the Craft Warehouse design team members face to face. What a great environment for creativity and fun. Authentique and Craft Warehouse were generous with supplies and gift giveaways, thank you.  Special acknowledgement goes to Jen - team leader and awesome designer.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Cards for Cancer Patients

I have been keeping busy making cards for St. Vincent's Oncology patients.  As a cancer patient, you are often stuck on the Oncology floor and unable to go to the gift shop to buy thank you cards (my longest stay was five weeks) Meanwhile, your loved ones are showering you with get well wishes, new pajamas and books.  As many people make knit hats to give to the patients, I thought it would be a good idea to make handmade cards.  So this is my second delivery to the Oncology floor and as of yesterday the clinic wants them too.

This is probably the most cards I have ever made and I am just now getting the hang of it.  Great creative exercise.  If anyone wants to join in on the fun, you can always contribute to my stack or contact your local hospital and make your first delivery :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Raspberry Jam

We love to pick berries and make homemade jam here at the Zweig Zoo.  We try to save some for special Holiday gifts.  These pictures are from 2006 and Aaron is so animated.  I made Jam last weekend and I always think of this day years ago because it was comical and fun.

I used the Sketchy Thursday 8-11 sketch 


Monday, July 25, 2011

Bopper and Jacob

Found these great pictures of my son with his dog from 2007.  Bopper recently passed on so I made this page and painted a frame to match Jake's room.  Hanging up now... this picture turned out a little crooked, but you get the idea. The LO was picked up from Sketchy Thursdays.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Craft Warehouse Assignment 1 Complete

Just delivered my first assignment for the Craft Warehouse and thought I would share with you.  Our assignment was to create 2 layouts and a card with specific Authentique paper -- I received the uncommon line which is beautiful and pink. This paper is thick and so nice to work with. I already bought the blue journey line and love it... I have my eye on the yellow line (blissful) next.

project 1:

project 2:

project 3:

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Hello Summer

I was able to snap a few pictures on the last day of school.  Kids were so excited! This design was inspired by the Sketchy Thursdays (thanks again).

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Brother and Sister

Sketchy Thursdays LO is keeping me motivated with my scraping.

I also added a second page to the layout for a full two page spread.