Monday, December 14, 2009

11 Days and Counting~

I seriously do not know where the fall went this year. For that matter summer either. I remember back in March/April David and I starting to look at houses and how we talked about next year being ready to start seriously looking. How I thought oh my gosh next year is NEVER going to get here. How we'd look at houses through the summer when we went on bike rides and I felt like it was so far away. Now I'm like it's just a few months until spring and I'm feeling a little panic.

Maybe after Christmas and New Year's has passed time will slow down, but I seriously doubt it! At any rate, I've got to get seriously busy about saving my $$$$. I'm hoping I get some good scrap stuff for Christmas cause I am not buying anymore for several months. For one thing... I've got no place to put it until I get a bigger room... and for another... I want more space... which means a bigger house.... and my hubby says to save your money then! Oh how I love that man and his ability to be so smart about money...but for the life of me can not understand why he can't walk out in the backyard and see the same money tree growing there that I seem to see! He does spoil me at Christmas though and I just know I'm getting some good stuff!

I'm so hoping to work on some Christmas cards tonight so I can get them out. I really really want to accomplish that early this week. I'm going to do a little stamping and a little coloring while watching my shows on tv and maybe just maybe. Plus I'm making a few tags again this year... not sure what I am thinking... I know beyond a doubt that I am most certainly not super woman and that there is not an endless supply of hours in the day!

Here's my next layout in mom's book. So far this one is my favorite. Think Emma said it was her favorite too. We both just love the heart I made, plus the colors. This layout just seemed to flow. There'd be a spot that would feel like something was missing and then the perfect piece would just appear.

A couple of the roses I cut out came from Stampin Up paper... the other one was from a sheet of vintage papers Elaine had sent me. I finally knew what to do with them. I've used some of my Graphic 45 papers...cutting a few things out from them and using as embellishments. The 1942 is chipboard that I inked using Tim Holtz Distress Inks. You can see all over the page different places I've inked.

The heart.... how I love this... and it was really an accident! I cut it out using my circut, but was really wanting to use not the heart but the part it was cut from. That idea just wasn't working and actually the boo-boo from it is on the back side of this page hidden! shhhhh.... Anyway, I started playing with the part I cut out and before you know it.... had this. I stamped text inside the heart and then on the outer edges stamped it with a small flower/flourish stamp. I then inked the edges really well using Fired Brick and then inside slightly using Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint, all Tim Holtz distress inks. Throw some pop dots behind it and there you go!

This little puppy.... it's a new stamp from I don't even know at the moment. I've really acquired several new stamps over the last few months and and just loving all that you can do with them. Anyway... I just love this old truck... does it just not fit perfect. I started out with a piece of cream colored cardstock... it's fast becoming my must not ever be without item! I stamped the truck using an embossing pad. It took several tries before I got it right...but so worth it. Sprinkled with some white embossing powder and then got out the Tim Holtz distress inks.... ok ok, so they inks were never really put up! I just kept blending the inks until I was happy with it. I just really felt the need to give this page a little something manly and the truck worked perfectly!
All papers used were by Bazzill, Stampin Up, and Graphic 45. (Elaine says G45 has a new line coming out...and here after I've sworn of buying scrap supplies)
Other products used by Prima, Tim Holtz, and oh man can't remember.... will get back with you on that.
Oh by the way, in my previous post I talked about today being Monday the 15th... it's not... it's only the look at that.... God gave me an extra day!
I hope you are all enjoying some part of this holiday season and remember to thank God for all of your blessings.
Until next time.....


luv46kdz said...

I picked up some of G45's Christmas paper, just beautiful! Keep up the great work you are making some gorgeous pieces.

Gee Lisa, you haven't figured out how to stop time yet? What the heck are ya wating for?!

courtney said...

Beautiful work, Lisa! You're really getting crafty with your skills.
Oh, and if you ever figure out how to stop time, please let me know!

Elaine said...

WOW! What a wonderful lo. Love the heart, so pretty, and the stamps, oh my...
You are going to have to do a blogger video to show this entire family album, it's so great. And yes, time does fly, but you were having fun. Glad Emma is crafting with you.

Susan said...

Wow Lisa! Your album is really coming together nicely. Love the heart too!

Lora Oliver said...

That is such a beautiful layout. There is so much scrumptious color and depth to it and yet, it enhances the photo, it doesn't overwhelm it. Great job.

Anonymous said...

I love love love the heart.. sometimes its hard to scrap when you have such talent.. wish i was 1/2 as good as you.. maybe when i get all my christmas presents(scrapping stuff :)) ill learn and out do you :) haha..

<3 your daughter

Melissa said...

Beautiful, Lisa! Your color scheme is just wonderful for the picture.