Friday, May 28, 2010

Just a few cards

This year we have close to 30 graduation parties to attend.  I decided it would be easier to make cards vs purchasing that many cards.  I choose a simple design that would be easy to mass produce, the only thing I changed is the color of the cards.  I choose to make each card in that groups school colors.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Fiskateer Crop

I have been a Fiskateer for a couple of years now.  I have always read on the message board about all of the fun Fiskateer Crops that people were having around the country.  They sounded like so much fun, I kept hoping for one to come close enough that I would be able to participate.  Imagine my excitment when Peg posted on the message board about hosting a Fiskateer Crop in May.  I knew that I just had to attend.  Couldn't wait to meet some of my fellow fiskateers from the area.  The crop was held at the Deere-Wiman house in Moline.  Actually in the carriage house,  It was so much fun to imagine a previous day when the building would have been filled with carriages.  (Side note, I think I would have loved to live during that time period). 

Peg, her Mom, and Sarah working hard and talking
Look at all of the room we had, hopefully some more of you can join us the next time.

Betsy sent this really fun little gift for all of us.  Thanks so much.
Peg demonstrating a really cool technique that used watered down paint and alcohol to create a distressed look.  She even brought extra supplies so that we could play along.
A few of the door prizes.  Thanks Rebecca and also a couple of scrapbook stores in the area.
What was left of this really super grilled pizza that Kevin, Peg's husband, made for us.  Very yummy.
I loved the vanity in the women's restroom
Sarah, Peg's mom and me
Sarah, Peg, and me.
Peg and her mom
Loved the gardens just outside of our building
The Deere Wiman home (Anyone wants to build me a house like that, I will gladly accept your generous offer.
A couple of the prizes that I won.
Some really cool Fiska-fun stuff from Fiskateer lead Rebecca. 

It was so much fun to get to finally meet Peg.  It seemed like we had known each other for years instead of just meeting each other. (of course, we have been Fiskateers for a few years).  When we were all done, Peg showed us how to find the new scrapbook store in Moline.  After we left Sarah and I decided to stop at Scrapaganza to pick up a couple of things and then we stopped at Tuesday Morning.  I have heard things about this store and all of the wonderful deals that others have found.  So excited I found 2 of the Christmas Fiskar scissors for only 2.99.  My girls were both so jealous when I got mine last year and now they will be so excited on Christmas morning to receive their very own pair in their stocking.   (Shhhh, don't tell.)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Graduation cards

Every year we seem to get invited to several graduation parties.  Probably has to do with the fact the Kurt is the athletic trainer for the district we live in and I teach high school in a neighboring district.  Since starting to play around with card making I have made the card for that year.  I usually try to use the school's colors when making the card.  Here is this year's design.  Now I only have about 30 more to crank out.  Most will be in red and black but a few will be purple and gold and one will be blue, red, and white. 

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Oops I totally forgot to post the two layouts I created for Judy's sketches over on her blog, Pieces of Me Scrapbooking.  I am really enjoying the sketches that Judy creates. I wish I was talented enough to design my own sketches.  Her husband has been hurt so she will be taking some time off of her sketch designing in order to take care of him. I will miss her sketches and the inspiration that they inspire.  I can't wait for her to get started designing sketches again. 

Sarah in her robe for Acappella choir.  She was one of only 15 sophomores that made the choir.  This choir is so awesome.  In March they went to Washington D.C. to compete in the Heritage Festival competition and brought home 3 golds.  The only other golds went to a band and orchestra (they didn't qualify for those awards.)  Plus they brought back the trophy for the best group there.  Way to go Acappella Choir. 

This is a picture of Sarah's Sophomore basketball cheer squad.  I had fun playing with this layout. It was the first time that I have ever tried to stamp and emboss on a layout.  You also need to check out the buttons. They are custom made by Charlene from the Button Box.  She has an etsy shop, I would highly suggest that you look for the shop and check out her clever buttons. Now if only she will make a few football shaped ones for me.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

National Scrapbook Day

The girls and I took an online class with Angela and the fiskateers, made this really cool headband
Right page of a two page layout, This years acappella choir
Right page of a two page spread with sophomore cheerleading
Preview night from Sarah's freshman year
Stunts that the freshman cheerleaders learned to do
2nd page of stunts
One dejected cat, since the girls and I are scrapping, no one is paying any attention to here. I think that she is jealous.
Pictures from Homecoming parade and assembly Sarah's freshman year
Misc. cheer pictures.  I was able to finish Sarah's freshman cheerleading pictures.  Now to print off the sophomores and start all over again.

As you can see, I was able to get a few things done today for NSD even though I didn't join in any crops or go anywhere.

Want to win a Cricut Expression?

If so, head over to Everyday Cricut and check them out. They are giving away an Expression just in time for Mother's Day. Of course if you win and live near me, I need either visitation rights or joint custody or something along those lines.  Good Luck and tell them that I sent you.