Friday, April 30, 2010

Perfect Pear


This is a card I created last night that really kicked my butt! I picked out all my colors first. Then I cut the pears from the Serenade cart (surprise). For the life of me I could not put it together. I had all the elements I wanted but it just wasn't flowing. Originally I cut the phrase out of a different pattern but they looked too busy with the AC pear pp so I went with a less busy green pp for the phrase. Eventually, I had to walk away from it b/c I was getting so frustrated! Does that ever happen to you?


So, I looked at this card again this afternoon and was able to look at it with a fresh eye. This is what I came up with. What do you think?


I'm so excited to read your comments and now I have a few more followers. Thanks to all who are following me and commenting! I haven't figured out how to reply but I appreciate your comments so much!!


So excited about tomorrow! My BFF is coming to visit in the morning then all afternoon I am going to craft. Woohoo!! I'm sure my room will be a mess by the time the weekend is over.


Enjoy!

Alison

My first video!!!

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I'm being very brave and posting a video on my messy scrap room. Just so you know, my daughter says "Mama!" I can't lay down!" I asked her to lay on the couch and watch Tinkerbell in lieu of going upstairs to her bed and taking a nap. Enjoy and let me know what you think of my first video.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Love to read your comments!!!

A great big thanks to Momo for putting my blog on hers. I've got some followers and comments and it's just the best feeling in the world! I really loooove reading your comments. It totally makes my day.

I have only been a SAHM since August when my second daughter was born. After my oldest daughter was born I was off work for three months, then went back to my job as a banker. My pregnancy with my second daughter was very challenging for me physically. I started having pain and contractions around 32 weeks then was put on bedrest the first day of July '09. Bedrest is one of the most difficult things I've lived through (physically). It is so stinkin' boring, you can only read so much, watch so much tv, etc. I hadn't found Robyn (my pink stamper) or anything like that yet. If I had, boy, the time would have passed much quicker. My daughter was born Aug 6th when I was 38wks along. She is a wonderful baby and I would definitely go through it all again to have her and let me tell ya, that's saying something. Haha.

Anyway, since being home with my girls, I've had a hard time adjusting to a more domestic life. I can't fathom how I got anything done when I was working full time and being a mommy. There is always something to do. A great friend did warn me that the second child changes things. Totally true! Change is good though, right.

So, this is a long, long post, huh!! I might have to give a prize to anyone that gets all the way through it...LOL. The blogosphere gives me some socialization which I totally need and miss from the work place.

Please continue to comment, it really does mean alot to me!! :)
I decided to take the plunge and record a video of my messy scrap room. It gets so messy when I'm creating. Is that how it is for you all? My camera is old especially by today's standards. I got it for Christmas '06. That's pretty old! It's a Kodak and it gets the job done for now. The video is going to show you my messy craft room then I will record another video of my clean scrap room. I have to wait until my husband gets home to help me a little with some of my uploading issues etc.

I can be pretty tech savvy but I do need some assistance and he's a computer geek so that's helpful. I'm very blessed with my family and friends!

Alison

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Three Trees Card


Not sure how I feel about this card. I cut these trees out at 2 1/2 inches from the Serenade cart a few days ago and couldn't figure out how I wanted to use them. I really like this piece of tree paper from American Crafts Blue Skies. I had to go to SCS to get some inspiration from a card sketch. I cut the tags from the Celebrations cart at 3 inches. I wanted this sentiment to relay a 'thinking of you' type message. As you can see my sentiment is CROOKED. Oh well, contrary to popular belief, I'm not perfect...hahaha. You can't tell from the pic but the first and third tree are popped up.


Well, I guess it's off to bed I go. Big day for me and the girls tomorrow, well not really but morning is fast approaching. Off to dream about various Cricut cuts :)


Alison

Jump on the train...



Here is a toy we have that reminds me of the adorable circus train card Momo made a few days ago. Check out her blog (under blogs I follow on the right side) and her You Tube channel (madebymomo). She's just so much fun to watch and she is sooo sweet!! Actually, all of the blogs I follow are led by very talented and very nice people!! Check 'em out and I'm sure you will enjoy and be inspired.




Alison

This is the first time I've made a 'business' size card. It was inspired by Momo's circus train card that is sooo cute. I used the Serenade cart to cut the butterflies. I'm really hooked on this cart and this hello stamp from the SU! hello again set. I tried to get the illusion of movement with the butterflies, hopefully I achieved that. Hope you like it and thanks for looking!


Alison

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Made by Momo's 1st Challenge


First, let me tell you, I looove watching Momo's videos. I stumbled across her YouTube channel looking at someone else's channel. I checked her out because she goes by Momo which is kinda unusual and it's what my kids call my mother in law. Momo is so inspiring, fun to watch and funny. She has inspired me to save up and buy the Create a Critter cart.


I whipped this card up pretty quickly and wanted to use my stamp 'I'd go out on a limb for you' but lo and behold I can not find it anywhere!! DH and I looked through my entire scrap room. You all know how time consuming that can be, especially considering this is a rubber cling stamp about the size of a half dollar!!


Momo's first challenge was to create a card using an animal. I decided to use my Cricut and my Serenade cart which I'm in love with right now. I have used this bird cut a few times and really like it. Well, since I couldn't find my adorable 'limb' stamp I decided to use a simple 'hello' stamp which I really like too. It is from the SU! set called Hello Again.


TFL!

Alison

Friday, April 9, 2010

Here is a card I made this afternoon. I really wanted to use this cling stamp by Stampendous and so I found this cute bird and branch on my Serenade cartridge. This card just came together really well, IMHO. Most of the cards I make I just think are OK but this card I really like.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Card for SC275 Challenge


This is a first for me, posting a card and participating in a challenge. We'll see if I can figure out how to post this to the gallery over on Splitcoast Stampers...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I've been so busy lately and haven't blogged at all. It is still very new for me to update my personal blog. Everyday I check my favorite blogs and You Tube videos and I have so much fun keeping up with them!

Last week was our Spring Break and we had great weather. The girls and I played outside and did some Easter activities. We colored eggs, well, I colored eggs and the girls kinda watched. We colored with sidewalk chalk and enjoyed each other.

I've been having problems with my Meniere's (an inner ear disease that causes extreme vertigo) and have been bedridden about three times in the last seven days. I am scheduled to get a shot in my eardrum on Thursday. Hopefully that will help. I'm anxious to get that over with and on the road to recovery. I loathe being bedridden and completely dependent on others to take care of my family.

TTFN!