Monday, September 27, 2010

A scrappy page - San Francisco

My latest scrapbook page is one from June 2009. My DH has challenged me to try and finish up 2009 so I have taken him up on the challenge by heading back to June of that year. His mom and brother were in town for DH's graduation, so naturally we had to take them to San Francisco too. We hit up many of the usual tourist spots and if you ever come to visit us, we'll take you to these too. :)

This page mostly focuses on the fun of the cable car (a must do in SF!) and Fisherman's Wharf. In a recent trip this year I found some scrapbook pages at Fisherman's Wharf and that is where my title comes from. It's a page full of fun accents. I have Alcatraz yet to do from June 2009 so I'll also get to use that paper included in the pack. Stay tuned!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Baby Whale Card

So it was my hope to show some weekend pictures, because DH and I went to the SF Zoo, but they are still on his phone so you'll just have to do with a crafty post instead. :)

I did get this little baby whale card done over the weekend. I thought it would be fun to go along with the gift that we found to send along to my two friends expecting their first (and recently found out it was a boy). I find baby stuff fun right now probably because I'm not the one that is going through it. I'll live through my friends' experiences for now.

I wanted to ink up my Lawn Fawn Critters in the Sea set that has been neglected until now. The little whale just fit the bill for the type of card I wanted to do. And I had a little background whale I could use from a Martha Stewart baby stamp set (a Big Lots find for $1! woot!) just finished the deal for this card's theme. The sentiment is part of two sentiments in the Martha Stewart set as well.

A fun card to make and even more fun to send it off, which I did this morning. :) I hope my friends like it.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll try to get some zoo pictures up soon.

Friday, September 17, 2010

WMS September Waltz - Halloween!

I was stumped at first on what I could do for the September WMS Waltz with its theme as Halloween. I need to remedy my lack of Halloween stamps! Then, I knew I had a page from last year's pumpkin carving party yet to scrap. So armed with my trusty Waltzingmouse Stamps Off Beat Backgrounds I tackled a Halloween page!

I stamped the checkered background stamp all over my purple cardstock. I tried the measured grid trick Claire shared with the WMS fans a little while back to help me with aligning my stamp. Things went pretty well as I practiced stamping, but I kept the rougher stamped images too cause I think it adds character to my page. I kept that distressed look to the photos too by matting them on black but then distressing all the edges. Distressing is also on the patterned paper edges. Finally, I added some Halloween ribbon I had picked up at Target last year and some fun lime green Thickers!

Thanks for stopping by. I can't wait to see what all the friends of WMS make for this waltz. Be sure to visit the WMS Forum for more information and the links to all the waltzers.

Monday, September 13, 2010

A wedding card

Hello, faithful followers! Sorry for the lack of posts on this little blog of late. With school starting and a job interview this week my craft time, which is now more or less limited to the weekend, has been non-existent.

I did make this little wedding card the other day in a free moment as DH said he needed one for a family friend in the near future. I pulled out my trusty Waltzingmouse Stamps for this one. The polka dot background is from Off Beat Backgrounds and the sentiment is from Fancy Phrases. My main focal point is a recovered chipboard element. I personally like the simplicity and I got to try out matting the layers in black. I've seen it around my travels to other blogs and have wanted to try it. So I kept to a simple cream, black and teal color scheme.

Thanks for stopping by! Now wish me luck on my interview! :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Weekend Snapshots - Labor Day Weekend

In lieu of my 10 year high school reunion I went to the Lake Tahoe area for some much needed R&R. My bestest friend Susie was in town to see me since Friday, and after the boys finished up work for the week, we all headed East.

We set up a little camping area at one of the resorts. Not completely roughing it, but enough for my taste. :) Nice to find a campground that had walk-in tent sites so there wasn't constant cars going through the area. A nice meal of hotdogs, potato salad, watermelon, baked beans and s'mores was enjoyed by all. We spent the days hiking: the first around Spooner Lake and the second around Tahoe itself on the Rubicon Trail. I recommend the Rubicon...great views!

Now it's back to reality with friends gone to their respective places and school days tomorrow and Wednesday. I have a feeling I'll get some homework this week.