Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Just a reminder....

We have a Rusty Pickle Class Booked here for Saturday, January 2nd...
All details are posted in a previous post... should be lots of fun!
Call the store to reserve your spot, we are open till 4pm on New Years Eve.
But we are closed, New Years Day!

Drive Safe, All the best for a Happy New Year everyone!
From all of us here @ Embellished.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

the new Little Yellow Bicycle Valentines line is now in stock... come in & check it out. (some pieces still to arrive)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

sneak peak!!!!

hey everyone...Merry Christmas to you all and happy 2010...I wish you all a very prosperous year.
here is a sneak peak at what is comming in jan for our new kits, there is only 10, so u wont want to wait.
well school is all finished now ..yeahhhh for me but now im not quite sure what to do with myself is whole lot quieter starting to book now for jan let me know if u want to get in..would love to see ya .
hope u all have a great week.... get registered for the Rusty pickle class looks like a good one!!
chat soon

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Rusty Pickle Class Anyone???

So how about starting the new year off with a great mini album class from Rusty Pickle? Please see attached you tube video for demo on what the book is all about?
sorry video is not available...

Call the store & sign up today.
January 2nd @ 10am... Cost is $55, can't make the class & wish to purchase a kit? Let us know & we can arrange it for you.

Have a great day everyone...hope you are all that one step closer to being done your shopping.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

1 week

I can not believe that Christmas Eve is 1 week away!

Do you have everything done and ready? I have some wrapping left to do. Then, next Wednesday I get to pack the car and hit the road for the long drive to Sask. Well, not that long lol but with the time change, it sure seems that way!

Did you make a Christmas Wish List for the store? Kari is an awesome personal shopper ;) She has a great section of premade gifts too if you are looking for a little something special but have run out of time to make it yourself.

Hope you are having and awesome week and enjoying the warmer temps!


Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Banner...

Sorry it is so late, but her is a picture of the christmas banner i made, it is hanging over the cardstock at the store...these things are so much fun to make. Used the Little Yellow Bicylcle 25 days of christmas line...
Have a good day everyone.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


so....whats blue , pink, and green....and holds a few things?????

find out the first week of jan...

wait till you see what this amazing, stupendous, fabulous, beaudacious, wicked design team has come up with now...

all info will be releases come the first week of jan... mark your calendars u wont want to miss out!!!!


All this snow and cold

has me in a very Christmasy mood. I always love learning new things and thought that this was appropriate for the season. How about scrapbooking a layout about the different ways to say Merry Christmas or the one of your background? Enjoy! ~~Melanie

Afrikaner (Afrikaans): "Een Plesierige Kerfees"
Argentine: "Felices Pascuas"
Bohemian: "Vesele Vanoce"
Brazilian: "Boas Festas"
Chinese (Cantonese): "Saint Dan Fai Lok"
Danish: "Glædelig Jul"
Dutch: "Vrolijk Kerstfeest"
English: "Merry Christmas"
Filipino: "Maligayang Pasko"
Finnish: "Hyvaa Joulua"
French: "Joyeux Noël"
German: "Froehliche Weihnachten"
Greek: "Kala Christouyenna"
Hawaiian: "Mele Kalikimaka"
Hebrew: "Mo'adim Lesimkha"
Icelandic: "Gledileg Jol"
Indonesian: "Selamat Hari Natal"
Irish: "Nollaig Shona Dhuit"
Italian: "Buone Feste Natalizie"
Japanese: "Kurisumasu Omedeto"
Korean: "Sung Tan Chuk Ha"
Lithuanian: "Linksmu Kaledu"
Malay: "Selamat Hari Natal"
Maori: "Meri Kirihimete"
Norwegian: "God Jul"
Romanian: "Craciun Fericit"
Peruvian: "Felices Fiestas"
Portugese: "Boas Festas"
Slovakian: "Vesele Vianoce"
Spanish: "Feliz Navidad"
Swedish: "God Jul"
Welsh: "Nadolig Llawen"

Friday, December 11, 2009

OH What Fun....

Santa finally arrived and brought us some new goodies to play with....:)

Teresa Collins Journal it Girl Line & sports line is now in, along with some cool jewels to hang on your mini albums.

Kaiser Craft Calendars...(as seen in Canadian Scrapbooker)
Making Memories ...think pink slice specialty pack
October Afternoon...8x8 & collection packs of farm fresh & report card.
Jillibean Soup...more ribbons & their felt bean seeds (flowers).
Basic Grey Nook n Pantry Line finally arrived, better late than never, as this was worth the wait.

Plus some other cool goodies....:) we look forward to seeing you soon to share in our excitement of goodies, if not send your hubby in for a great xmas gift. :)

Take Care All.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Had enough snow yet? I was in the city yesterday, and while Lethbridge may have had more snow than us, you'd never really know it. The town has been taking it's time clearing off the roads, and it's so hard getting anywhere, never mind the windchill factor. It's minus 35 right now. Ick!!! I can't wait for spring! But the good part of winter is staying indoors, scrapping the cold hours away! LOL!
Remember when I was in Calgary a few weekends ago? I got the picture from my hotel room scrapped the other day. I thought I'd taken a more clear photo of the layout, but I guess you can get the gist of the idea. I sprayed some mist on my background paper that had some chipboard stars on it. Punched a few stars out and put glitter all over a few of them too. I used a clock stamp on some blue cardstock, and used embossing powder on it. Then I cut out my title letters by tracing around the chipboard letters. It's one of my favorite techniques, mostly because I can save my most used letters (like e's and t's and r's and s's) Simple, but I like how it turned out. Looks better in real likfe. :)And this is one of my favorites too. I just took this photo the other day too, remember? I was gonna use a winter quote, but I decided to go more simple. I've gots some rhinestones going on, and some puff bull lace stuff. I sewed my patterened paper down after distressing the edges. When I did that, some of the paper turned back on itself, and because it's double sided, there's just a hint of it peaking out.
I did a technique on my "winter" that I think I've mentioned before. Basically, I used white gesso on chipboard letters and heated it until it dried and bubbled. You have to be careful not to burn it with the embossing gun. I just kinda heaped it on and swirled it a bit. I used a little bit of blue and white stickles just to make them stand out a bit.
So I hope that inspires you a little. :) Have fun creating...stay warm!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

December 12 Challenge

Well, I can not believe that it is December already! Our last challenge together for this year. Amazing how fast the year has flown by.

Your December 12 challenge theme is Traditions

Monday, November 30, 2009

Super Secret Project

I know some of you have been waiting to see the outcome of the Super Secret Project I have been talking about and working on! Here you go!

A top view of the Super Secret Project

I have been working on a Super Secret Project this weekend - for Kbear et al. I took it over to my siser's tonight - she was pretty impressed and surprised. Hopefully they will enjoy it and get good use out of it. Now I did learn a few things in making this one - for the next time (whenever that is! LOL)

Have you figured it out?

It is an Advent Calendar for the month of December.

Note - I am not this creative on my own! I based it on one that I saw it on this website Advent Calendar. I made mine with the larger matchboxes. She used smaller ones, but I needed more space to put little gifts for Kbear who is 22 months (fruit candies, fruit to go, etc).

Thanks for looking! ~~Melanie

Glitter for you, glitter for me!.


New colors!!!!!
65mm roll now available.
Come and play!.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

This may be a first for me, 2 posts in 2 days. If I keep this up, I may just have to get a blog of my own! I thought I'd show you some of the photos I took yesterday, and hopefully I'll be able to carve out a little time to scrapbook them.

And here's some quotes to help you out with your own winter photos:

"Every mile is two in winter." ~George Herbert

"Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours."" ~Robert Bryne

"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face." ~Victor Hugo

"Winter is not a season, it's an occupation."~Sinclair Lewis

"Snowflakes are one of natures most fragile things, but just look at what they do when they stick together." ~Verna M. Kelly

"A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water."~Carl Reiner]

"Snowmen fall from heaven...unassembled."~Anon.

Have a great day! See ya again soon. :D

~Ronni H.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

I knew I had photos of some layouts to show you, and when I went out this morning to take photos of the snow, I found them! Too many memory cards for the camera, and not enough for me! LOL (get it? or am I really not funny?)

Anywho!! One of my mom's sisters was here for a visit this summer. I happily shot off a couple dozen photos of the two of them. :) The blue background paper, I stamped all over with swirls. I took a piece of shaped patterned paper that I had, and traced it on the back of the patterned paper that I used in this layout so I had that cool brackety-y shape in the colours I wanted. I sewed it down (I've been doing a lot of sewing on paper lately.)
I made a flower by tracing 3 different shapes of hearts onto the paper, layering and stacking them into a flower shape, and using a brad in the center. I finished it up with lots of stickles. I hate the drying time, but love the effect.The butterfly (which I wish I'd gotten a better photo of) I stamped onto a transparency with Staz-on and cut out, and then repeated the technique with the clock stamp. I wrote my journaling along the shaped patterned paper. A little lace. A little bling. And ta-da!

I have to write a test today for school. Again. Luckily I do that on the internet. And I have laundry to do. As I mentioned earlier, I took photos of the snow that fell overnight, and I want to go through them and get those printed off. I have a date with my scrapping room that I don't want to miss out on either. Hmmm, almost sounds like I'm a little busy?

Have fun scrapping, we'll chat again soon!

~Ronni H.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Holy cow!

ONE month until Christmas!!!! Are you ready? Are your cards done? Is your house decorated? Is your shopping done? Is your baking complete?

ONE month and ONE week until New Years! Do you have plans? I used to host a New Years Eve crop online with challenges galore. Now, I just sit at home with a bunch of movies and scrapbook the night away. Sometimes friends join me. Sometimes they have a life and go party lololol

ONE month, ONE week and ONE day until the reveal of our new ideas coming your way! On the blog, in the store, with the DT, in classes and projects. We hope you will like it!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009


hahaha Not THAT green.......THIS GREEN!!!

Are you heading up to Calgary for the parties and game? I know someone who is going ;) I expect a lot of photos!!!!! My dad and brother were at the game on Sunday in Regina - how fun would that have been?

We are going to the light parade out in Coaldale on Friday night with Kbear and my "other L friend" lol On Saturday, we are heading out to the craft show at the exhibition grounds. I might even squeeze in some scrapbooking this weekend too. You never know!

However you spend your weekend.....remember to take pictures and scrapbook all about it!


Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy weekend!

Happy Friday! I've been waiting for this weekend for two weeks. I've been so busy the past few weekends, and even though this one isn't much slower, I'm at least home for it. I have a paper I've got to get written for school, and my house is in shambles, but there are so many ideas I want to try scrapping.

I hear the store is open late tonight too.... I'm hoping to convince my other half that tonight would be a good night to go shopping for Christmas. Early Christmas gifts are good too. And if Dave asks what I'd like for Christmas, I'd love a Slice. ;)

I have done a little scrapping, I'll post pictures of that later... it was too dark last night to take photos. That felt so good, I haven't scrapped in a month! I know, shocking, isn't it!! But I thought I'd take a minute and show you a few photos from my last trip to Calgary... I love that city, I'd almost move there. The view from my hotel room the night I got there.
What it looked like early Sat. morning (my classes started at like, 8:30 a.m., no sleeping in for me!)

The Calgary tower on the way downtown. We stayed at the Hyatt.... oohhh, so great!! I can't wait to scrap some of these photos!! :D
Anyways, just wanted to pop in and say hi, and happy weekend! Get to scrapping!
~Ronni H.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Amazing Picture I just have to share....:)
This is a picture I took this weekend, of a great couple that i have been getting to know. I had so much fun taking their pictures, & it was truly a honor. Can you imagine how much fun this beautiful bride is going to have scrapbooking these pictures? Thanks for looking. Kari

Monday, November 16, 2009

Warm Fuzzies

You know, I *heart* Embellished.
I was out of town this weekend and went to a couple of craft stores and a LSS. Man, they have nothing on Embellished. The knowledge, the samples, the personality. Nope. Nothing.

I cant wait until life slows down a bit and I can get my grubby fingers back into play mode :)

This week I am off to Calgary for a couple of days. I have an eye specialist appointment. Wish me luck. He is going to be testing to see if I am a candidate for eye surgery - which still wont help the condition, but would slow it down for a bit (and not covered by health care...ack!).

You know we have less than 6 weeks until Christmas!!!
Is your shopping done?
Are your cards made?
Are you planned and on schedule?
Are you ready?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy weekend!

So how are you doing? Was it just me, or did yesterday feel like a Monday in the middle of the week. My week has been all mixed up with a holiday in the middle of it.

Have you got many scrappy plans this weekend? I'm afraid I don't... I have an optical convention in Calgary this weekend. But I am bringing my little camera, and hoping for some intersting photo ops. Who knows, right? I was inCalgary last weekend too, for a lab for school. I did pretty good, thanx for asking. 4.92 out of 5 and while I'm pretty proud of that mark, I'd like to know what I did wrong. Our papers, after they're marked go to the head office in NAIT, so I'm not sure if I'll ever know.

I did start a little bit of scrapping on Wed., but it's not complete. I go through spurts when I scrap lots really fast, then scrap little very slow. And I'm on slow speed right now. But I thought I'd leave you with a cool photo I took the day after Halloween.

Have a good weekend! See ya soon!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

This, that, and the other...

Hey! How's it going? I'm ok... the wind is driving me a little nutty though. I'd love to show you some of the awesome layouts that I've done recently, but alas, I've been in a real funk since I was at the store last month for the big crop. Not sure what my problem is, but I really haven't had a lot of time to scrapbook either. So I'm patiently waiting it out. What do you do when you have scrappers block?

I do, however, have some cool Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns to show you... I'm thinking of making a mini Halloween album about them, and I am hoping that will be enough to get me out of my scrappers block.
Above is my oldest daughter's pumpkin.
and here is my youngests: And the oldest daughter's boyfriend's pumpkin And here's mine... a little one getting attacked by a large one! Fun, eh?
So I hope things are going well, and I'll chat with you again soon!
~Ronni H.

Are you interested in...

projects other than layouts and cards? Let us know!

Do you love mini albums? Let us know!

Do you enjoy items out of something other than paper (ie - acrylic, cardboard, chipboard, etc)? Let us know!

We want to know what peaks your interest!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Changes are in the works...

Keep your eyes peeled!

We are changing things up. Kits, challenges, blog, layouts, projects, ideas..............

Let us know if there is anything in particular you would like to see.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


This sways from a scrapbook post, but it is still crafty!

I am working the craft show this weekend. My sister and I went to help set up on Friday evening and then she was working yesterday and I was to work today. They called me at work yesterday before lunch and asked if I could come in the afternoon. Yup. So I was there. My sister is coming in this afternoon to help. It is so busy!

I am so amazed by the creative spirit that is there by all artisans. There is some amazing work there. So professional! So well put together and run. I love this craft show each and every year! It amazes me what people can do with jewlery, pottery, window, vinyl signs, etc. So cool!

If you are out and about there, stop by to say hi if you see me around!


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Any scrappy plans this weekend?

Not for me....I work on Saturday and then I am helping out at the Fall Into Christmas Craft show on Sunday. My high school English and Phys Ed (ya ya I took phys ed once upon a time haha) now run it and I offered to help if they needed anyone. This year they called and my sister and I will be there over the weekend! Cant wait! I love craft shows!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November 12 Challenge

Ha! Thought I may have forgot? Nope. That being said....our November theme...

Remember this....

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Having fun with cards this year!

Ok so I spend most of the day with my sister and K-bear! Priorities you know! LOL But I got some cute photos of her at the park.

On the other hand, I didnt get a chance to work on my other Christmas cards like I had hoped, but maybe tonight. In the mean time, here are the two cards I do have done so far...for those two of you who just cant wait! Not naming any names *cough*cough*kariandmelissa*cough*cough*
Card 1 - Jillibean
Saw this bird paper and fell in love! It is so fun. A quick and easy card. I made the green the card back, trimmed the pattern paper (you can get 6 cards out of 1 sheet), inked it, crimped the brown cardstock, matted the paper on to the brown added a red ribbon and googley eyes onto the birds and a quick stamped saying.
Card 2 - Pink Paisley
A different size and cut for me. 3 to a 12x12 page - 3.5x12 folded. Trimmed the red cardstock for the card back, punched the one edge to look like notepaper, inked the red and blue patterns, added a blue ribbon and stamped a quick holiday saying matted it and popped it up. Oh and for a light bling 3 rhinestones on the ribbon.

Thanks for looking!
**Dont forget when making cards find your envelope and then cut your cards to fit. Dont make your cards and hope to find envies to fit (if a different size!). I have seen this done too many times in the past and then panic falls when trying to find specialty sizes of envelopes and the cost of them.
**A great gadget that Kari has in store is the Scorpal where you can MAKE your own envelopes of all different shapes and sizes. Ask her about it if you are a big card making fan. It is a must have!

Monday, November 2, 2009

36 Christmas cards down...

a few more to go.

I was in the groove yesterday! I finished up 36 Christmas cards (most of them in my new favourite colour combo for the holidays...) I cant wait to show you. I have a few more to make up - a different design. I am giving some to my sister to send off this year too - well she is getting the rest that are left over from last year and then some of this year's as well. We cant be sending the same ones to the same people lol

I have this afternoon and tomorrow off. I hope they are just as productive in the card making......I will be posting a picture tomorrow :)


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Too cute to spook...

...and I ain't "Lion"!

I love having my K-bear in town. I get to share so many stepping stones in her life.

I had a wonderful little knock on my door yesterday afternoon and then a cute little "Raaaarrrrhhhh" After treats, we went out into my yard to take some quick photos. This is one of my favorites (although it is so hard to pick as they are all adorable - and I can not wait to scrapbook them all.)

I hope you had a great day!!! Can't wait to see your Halloween layouts.


Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween Everyone...
Are you all looking forward to the great weather we are having & should have for tomorrow. Remember to take lots of pictures... enjoy, be safe & don't eat too much candy.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tammy's dear Daughter in the hospital.

a long recovery will be ahead & we wish her all the best, try & get some rest, if anyone wishes to hear more of Tammy & Azy's journey, please feel free to email us & we will pass along the message

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Check out some October Kit Inspiration from Tammy... loved the colors in this kit, so rich & warm. Great pictures Tam!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

60 days

until Christmas!!!!! Let the countdown begin!

Are you making cards? Have you seen all the amazing new papers at the store? I stopped by yesterday in hopes of a card falling into my lap....the card didnt, but the paper did! LOL I have a *few* ideas floating around. I was hoping to get to some today but not in the scrappy mood I guess. Maybe next weekend! lol

Are you planning to make gifts? Check out some of the ideas Kari and the design team have in and around the store. Some very cute mini book ideas, a bunch of cards with a holder, 2 page layouts that you can frame.

Do you remember Advent Calendars from when you were a kid? Those little chocolates each day.........ya you can still get them, but they arent the same. Why not make your own? Kari has an amazing sample of a cookie sheet one in the store of one she made - it may even be a class? So fun!!!!! I have also seen them made with a flip book, little boxes attached to the wall and also a drawer one. My friends mom made one for them with empty film canisters. So fun if you want to put little gifts to the kids or yourself lol.

Dont forget to ask Kari and the girls about the Christmas Wish List. I know this has helped a *few* darling husbands, boyfriends, significant others in the past! You just write down your list and they keep it on file. As the items are purchased, they are marked off your list. Perfect!

Oh and the always popular gift certificate.....gotta love them....for yourself, for a friend, for a coworker or just because.

60 days. Are you ready????????



So I finally found the pictures I took of the banners I made for my nieces bedrooms...they were my first attempt, and i have to say they are quite addicting. Since these two I have made a summer one, and just recently a halloweeen one, (which is hanging in the store over the cardstock). All my letters were cut out with the slice & most of the rest of the banners are just made from scraps of stuff in my stash. Enjoy & let me know what you think....:)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


CRAZY, FUN, FABULOUS Weekend we had.... Just wanted to send out a BIG thank you to all who attended our Croptacular on the weekend, it was amazing. Too laugh, be silly, scare each other, bring out the bling & put on some perfume....I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT! For those of you who could not make it....we missed you & hopefully you will be able to make it next time.

Make sure you check instore to see some of the upcoming classes, grab some of the fabulous christmas paper that is in.

Take care everyone...:)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

1 More Sleep...
Are you ready? Are you packed? What you working on?

We are very excited for you to come & play, relax & have fun at our 3rd Croptacular...we are still working on things, but promise to be ready & have bells on for when you arrive! Sleep there won't be much sleep this weekend...:)
See you tomorrow...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

MORE GLITTER! SO EXCITED....once, twice, 3 times a charm..., or 3rd shipment should I say.

More glitter has just arrived, with even some more new colors...COME SEE....:) you won't be able to pick just one! Hope to see you soon....don't eat too much turkey & take lots of pictures!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Lazy Sunday

Hey guys, how's it going? I'm having myself a bit of a lazy day today. Thought about making some homemade pretzels to warm the house up, but it sounds a lot like work, doesn't it? I might just anyway. I'm also gonna do a little scrapping today, and I'd like to finish up on some laundry. Seems like there's always something to do. Are you coming to Croptober fest?? I have to start packing for that too!!

Anyways, do you remember my elevator layout I posted a little while ago? Well, I have a few more things to show you from that same weekend. My parents grew up not far from each other, even though it was in two different provinces. After we left my grandma's funeral, we headed for home, but first we detoured to where my mom grew up. Mom's old farm has been abandoned for many years. I really wish now that I'd brought my SLR, and had more time, but I still got some interesting shots. There were tonnes of mosquitoes out then too, and they were practically eating me alive!

I messed around with the photos in Photoshop, made them look older and more worn.
I'd been saving this BG pp for a very long time... love the blue and yellow wheat that is on it, and it worked very well for these photos. I did some stitching with my sewing machine. When I was looking for yellow buttons, I fell across one lone heart shaped yellow one, and it was perfect for on my title block.

And this layout is of my youngest out for a walk when we were camping early this summer. The patterned paper isn't something you can buy, but you can make it yourself! :D
I took a brown paper bag, and I stamped numerous times with a script background stamp (in black ink, 2nd generation) Over that, I stamped the butterflies and birds in black ink. Over top of that, I added the stamps that said "beautiful" and "dreamer" in both black and red. After that, I crumpled it, and took brown ink to the edges and over the dips and folds of the crinkled paper. It was all very random, very, very messy, and a lot of fun. I liked a few of the butterflies, so I cut them out to use as further embellishments, and used my butterfly punch to add a few more.
I had some black lace that worked well for the bottom of the photo. And if you know me, you know I love the colour red... so I add in some red jewels to the butterflies, and some red buttons (cause I'm all about the buttons! LOL), a Heidi Swapp circle sticker, and called it good. The background cardstock is embossed with circles, and when I inked the edges, a few of them were quite obvious and lovely. The masking tape is just one of my latest favorite things to add when I can. Just cheap, ol' masking tape, just inked up enough to add some colour and texture.
Just some little detail shots....
Ok, so that's what I have to show you. Enjoy the rest of your lazy, scrap a little, take photos, or whatever...but enjoy!
~Ronni H.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Ok...........Oct Kit Reveal!

I LOVED this kit!!!! So my colours!!!! Get to the store and get it now!!!! It is a very limited quantity. You do not want to miss out. Every picture I have seemed to match. But then again, my entire house if chocolate brown and lime green ;)

Sorry I am a bit delayed. It is 1030pm on Thursday, I leave tomorrow for a week holidays. i havent finished packing, I havent had supper, I havent finished cleaning my house. Argh!!! Where did the week go??? LOL

Here are my kit layouts. i have a few more that are 1/2 finished which I will post when I get them done.

Alright - sorry for the blurry photo - I didnt have time to scan them in this month. It is a happy birthday card though lol

A quick and easy Hi card

A quick and easy Thank You card.

She is growing up so so so fast!!!! She was looked so big in her infant car seat and now she looks so tiny in her big girl car seat!!!

Oh that look - it is so her (I think she gets that from me even if she is my niece lol). But the layout is about This Chair. It is from my sister and my childhood. Now Kbear gets to play with the playhouse set.

I am back from my cruise on the 11th. I hope you all have an awesome Thanksgiving with your family and friends, or however you spend the long weekend.

~~Melanie :)
Octobers Challenge of 12...
this month we would like you to actually stick to taking the pictures on the 12th...and our topic will be "TODAY I"sound like fun doesn't it...come on & join us in taking some great pictures on Thanksgiving...:)

Octobers KIT, is now ready for pick up...Melanie has been busy, busy, busy this week, so she probably has not had a chance to post her stuff, but soon....if she does not have a chance, i will do it for her, as she is leaving on Saturday, and hopefully taking flat Kari with her.

If you have not had a chance to stop in you should do so soon!!!
Lots of new paper, stamps, peel offs are here & just waiting for you to come play. :) have a great weekend everyone.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

My turn too!

I haven't seen what the other girls have created yet... feels like forever since I've been to the store! BUT!!! I'm coming to the Crop-tober fest in a few weeks!! So excited!! My mom and I will be there, so be sure to say hi and introduce yourself to us! I'm already planning all the layouts I want to do in my head. I sure could use some UNINTERUPTED scrappy time! LOL! So here are my cards... simple, easy for you to duplicate. And how cute are those dogs?? I hear we all used googly eyes. I love googly eyes!

When we were in Ontario this summer, we visited with good friends, and his mom is a real live clown. Like, that is her job! She was generous enough to give Darby a clown costume (which incidently has been almost worn as much as any other outfit she owns). Darby is also now a clown... taken the oath and everything. And if you know my little D. you know how much of a clown she already is. And can you guess what she'll be for halloween? These papers were perfect for the bright colours of her costume! Fun, eh?
And another one of my Darby girl, and again, this photo was taken in Ontario. The challenge was to use a song, and "I'm Supergirl" by Suzie Macneil is one of Darby's favorite songs. Loved the papers in this kit... very versitile... very fun. Did a little bit of stitchin on the layout, wrote my journaling on strips of masking tape, and added the buttons from the kit... drooling over the buttons, LOL!!
See the stitching? buttons? masking tape? Cool, huh what can be done with simple supplies.
Another simple one of some of the flower pictures I took this summer. The flower is something I modified from something I found online. One of my favorite stamping blogs showed you how to make flowers with heart stamps. I don't have any heart stamps, but I did have several sizes of heart chipboard. I traced 4 hearts in 3 different sizes, inked the edges, curled the edges, layered them, and used a brad to hold them all together. Similar look to what I'd seen on line, but modified to the supplies I had on hand. And note to self, I want heart stamps, to try it the way I'd seen! LOL!

And finally, my sweet nephew! He's so very cute in the hat his other grandma gave him for his first birthday. I cut a strip of the ric-rac pattern from one of the sheets and used it there on the left side. The "bug" looked like it would disappear on the dark blue paper, so I put it on the cream, cut around it, and put it back together. Loved the font!
So yep, there was lots to love with this kit. Had a lot of fun and hardly had anything leftover. Love it when that happens!
Take care, and I hope to see you down at the store in a few weeks! :D
~Ronni H.