Thursday, April 9, 2009


I am so blessed. Each day, I give thanks for all the blessings in my life. I hope that each of you have a wonderful holiday! XOXO

We Have a Winner!

I used to determine the winner of this great punch! Here is the result:
True Random Number Generator
Min: 1
Max: 12
Result: 5

The winner is Liz who had comment #5! Liz, if you will PM your address to me via HSS, I'll get your new punch out in the mail! Congratulations! Thanks to each of you for taking the time to comment. I have a surprise for you...


OK, girls, don't be disheartened. I have another punch and it could be yours! Here's how to get into the drawing!

1. Go to this link:
Happy Scrappin Scrapbooking

2. Look through the listing of companies. You can view this list by looking on the left side and clicking "Shop by Company."

3. Then, leave a comment in which you share three companies with which you aren't very familiar.

That's all you have to do. I'll wait a bit and then have select a winner for the second punch! I couldn't resist buying them. They were there - just hanging around, waiting for someone to take them home. The store had just gotten them in! I was lucky to get three of the four they had!

I have something fun to show you, but I can't show you until Tuesday, April 14. I made something really, really cute! I just can't show it prior to my Happy Scrappin' Scrapbooking Design Team Upload Day. You'll have to come back to see it!

Here are some cards and layouts to share. What do you think?

I made this card for my DH. He asked me to buy this stamp because it reminded him of himself so many years ago! Isn't that sweet? I used watercolor pencils to color the images. I used octagonal Nestabilities as well as machine stitching.

I am so in love with a new product called Flower Soft Here, I used purple on the chipboard piece on the left side of the LO. In Spring, our desert is rich with these Painted Lady Butterflies (Cynthia Cardui) which are migrating northward. For so many years, I would order them while they were in their chrysalids and hatch them in my classroom so that the children could watch their metamorphosis. It was always exciting when a chrysalis would start to shake. There was always a student who was watching and then alert the class. We'd watch the butterfly emerge. Sometimes, they would come out with deformed wings. The children would always be so sad because they knew the animal was handicapped and unable to fly. Those butterfly watching vigils are a cherished memory of my teaching career.

Here is another card using Flower Soft. I just love Forsythia bushes and decided to turn this stamped image into one!

This following card looks so much better IRL. I don't know why the colors are so off. Can you see why I love Flower Soft?It just gives so much dimension. On this card, I used two colors of ink and two colors of Flower Soft.

My two cutie pies! I got to use up some older paper, LOL. I got the swirls by tracing some grungeboard shapes. Looks cool, huh? The flowers are layered and elevated so that they are up off the page.

The last LO is a series of shots taken some summers ago while we were on the Oregon Coast. My heart will always be there. I have such treasured memories of our many summers there. On this LO, I chose to cut up portions of KI Memories Lace Cardstock. I added some green rhinestones to provide some sparkle.

Well, there you have it. I've been busy and will have more to share next week. Until then, my treasured blog lovers, stay safe, have a wonderful Easter, and love your children.




Lindy-Loo crafts said...

Congratulations Liz, I look forward to seeing what you create with your nrew punch.
Chris you are so generous:)
Here we go I found Little Yellow Bicycle, Northridge media and Paperhouse productions.
Happy Easter everyone.

Lynne (aka Beadmad)

Alison said...

Oh I LOVE your new cards and LO!!! You are on a roll girl!!
Thanks for the chance to win another punch too. I really like that one!!

3 Companies I'm not familiar with: Magic Scraps, May Arts & Tsukineko.

Anonymous said...

Hello Chris! I love the cute cards on your blog! Especially the little guy sitting on a bench!
I went ahead and clicked the link you provided and here are the companies I am unfamiliar with:
Apple Pie Memories
Pink Paisley

Thanks so much for a chance to win an awesome punch!!

Liz*** said...

I've just got home from a short vacation. I came on here....and discovered that I'd won the punch! Thank you so much Chris - you are so kind! Can't wait to use the punch!!!

Love the new cards and LOs Chris - especially the card you made for your DH. Just love those stamps!

Liz x

Belinda said...

Hello Chris, I was sent a link to your blog and I'm so glad I popped by I love your cards & LO's espec love the one of your Son all grown (b&w picture!) Fab!!!
Thanks so much for chance to participate in such a fab draw love, love ,love the punch!!
3 Companies unfamiliar to me from the list are 'Keeping Memories Alive', 'Super T's Stamps' and 'Apple Pie Memories'
Belinda x

Ruth Doman said...

Love the 'Uniquely You' LO. It has inspired me to get a LO done of my youngest son.

Three companies I'm the least familiar with are:
1. BamPop
2. Jacquard
3. Three Bugs In A Rug

Ruth (aka KangaRuth)