Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Welcome Summer !

Well, you know it's summer when I am too busy to post on my blog! LOL.  Been keeping the granddaugther so we have been busy crafting, watching Disney movies and such. Don't know where the days just slip away.

My dad had two surgeries this month, happy to report he is recovering well from them but it has taken up some of my time as well.

And my Scrapbook classes at Michael's have been doing great and also taking up a bit of my time each week as well.

However, this past weekend I was able to sneak away for a 4 day scrapbook retreat at Elm Street Crafters Retreat in Denton, TX.  It was a lot of fun and the place was fabulous !  If you are looking for a retreat place, definitely check this one out. Very comfortable crop room, comfy beds and great can't go wrong with that combination.  And the owner, Penni, is super sweet and funny !  We adopted her immediately in to our group as one of us.  Next time we go up there to her place, she wants to take time off from work and do the weekend with us as a crafter since we really hit it off with her.  She has been open since January and this is her dream.  So far, she is making this our dream place too !  Thanks Penni.

Here are a few pics of our group thanks to the photgraphic talents of Crystal Kovach.

Bottom Row LtoR: Melissa, Crystal, Mary
Top Row LtoR: Me, Katie, Amy, Melissa, Lis, Jill, Lindsey

Even with a margaritas machine (thanks Lindsey) running round the clock, we all still got a ton of scrapping done. Or maybe that's the reason we got that much done...LOL.  Check back tomorrow and I will post some pics of my retreat weekend creations.

Friday, June 10, 2011

This ones for Pam....

There is a hotties thread on  the Circle MB tonight {yes, we are silly women with nothing else to do on a Friday night} friend Pam posted a young male movie star as her hottie.  I don't know about ya'll but I like more grown up men...those that shave daily and have gorgeous, rugged good looks. 

So Pam, here you go.....this is what a REAL HOTTIE looks like....

I ask you......
Who in the world doesn't think that HUGH JACKMAN is a HOTTIE ?!?!?!?!?! 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Daisy Crazy....

Recently I went a little 'Daisy Crazy" making some items for a family member's bridesmaid luncheon that we attended over the weekend.

We wanted something to go with the daisy centerpieces for the luncheon tables to liven them up a little so I came up with making a placemat for each arrangement using Elegant Edges daisy shape cut at 10.50 inches.

To give them stability, I cut a solid daisy shape out of white cardstock, then the daisy cut out using shiny yellow cardstock, then the green polka dot is scalloped circle for the center. To match the polka dot theme, I then cut the daisy cut out using white cardstock and kept the petal center pieces only. I used the cuttlebug to emboss with the polka dot embossing folder to give them a little more dimension and then glued on each petal.

Next came the idea to make some matching "daisyfetti" using the the Cricut Quilling Daisy...after making a 100 of these, I am now a quilling pro !  They sure looked pretty scattered on the tables around the arrangements.

Here is a close up of a few of the daisys.  I kept the yellow theme going but used different shades to give them more detail. I love how the polka dot leaves really livened them up.

Most importantly, the bride was really happy with them since she loves daisys. 

I haven't downloaded my photos from the wedding events yet but will post pics of the entire table so you can see how they looked.


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