My Frame of Mind

These are my thoughts, however I may quote those who are smarter and wiser than I am.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Tricks or Treats?

Depends on how you look at it...
I was tricked into buy the first version of Stickles at the SB Expo.
Here's some treats...
new from t!m and Ranger Products

AND t!m will be here again in the Sacramento area...
Check out the classes he'll be doing next weekend by clicking here

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fun with Grungeboard!

Wow! 2 posts in one night?
That could only mean one thing...I had a Mocha-Frap...(see earlier post)

I love Grungeboard! Check out t!m's blog for even better examples.
Note; the large "h" and "aley" the crown at the top and the no.'s 20 {1} are in Grungeboard inked and distressed to the max!

Just love that stuff!

Recycling to the Greenest Level!

I saw this idear at a SB Expo and literally went green with envy that I didn't think of it!
Not only could I just kick myself about not thinking of it first, I can NOT find plain plastic tumblers with no markings or logos nor could I find cocktail umbrellas in all the colors that the vendor black & white, Cocoa, etc.
It does look best without the logos. Or I guess I could just camoflauge it with stamped images or stickease...but was in a hurry to play.

And since it's PINK awareness month...
and I am having sort of a blue kinda day.......
Of course a 4-pack will look darling in a cardboard drink holder too!
Never knew recycling could be so much fun! (thanks for the thought bubble, Bren!)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I wasn't surprised that she did it, but I was surprised to hear singing on Saturday while up at our SB Getaway when my mom walked in with a cake and an armload of presents!

And, I might add, she placed upon my head the traditional Red Hatters' Birthday Hat.
All the loot is in my lap...and check out the cUte green jacket!
Whaddaya gonna do?
Just eat the damned cake!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Get 'er done!

Just this past weekend, I was off to Stampin Memories Scapbook Getaway...
while it's suppose to be a productive weekend, I'm usually slow in the production process because of the pre-paring process.
I was able to finish a layout series of my CTMH Album Retreat taken in 06
(remember, the mantra; it's ok not to be caught up in your scrapbooks!)

Color combinations;
Sweet Leaf, Twilight, Cocoa
All B/T papers are retired.
Stamp set used is C1322 Gratitude
Cricut come some of the first few flowers.
(if you weren't present in Folsom, and can guess how I made the white flowers, post here!)

The Zermatt Resort was beautiful, as are the surrounding properties..

Lower left corner is actually a flip-out to hide some additional photos.

There's an awesome design on our shirts....below the photo on the right, you'll see some hand-made embellishements to match.
Here's the close-up.

Since the entertainment was a Let's Make a Deal type game for fabulous CTMH products, a lot of my fellow consultants went all out to represent (what else?) CTMH products!
(hell with copyright issues I guess)
My roommates and I were just "bloomin idiots"...
(whattarya laughin about?)

Another good reason to wait to scrapbook an took 2 years for CTMH to come out with a flower in a stamp set that matched!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

It's off to Stampin Memories Scrapbook Getaways!

If it's fall it MUST be time for a Scrapbook Getaway!

These are the "goodie bags"

Sunday, October 5, 2008

National Card Making Weekend!

Project DONE!

Ok, so I didn't make cards (maybe tonite, who knows?) HOWEVER I did have a major project to get done, and am glad to report that it is...DONE!

You may remember last year I made these white paper bag albums for my friend Tracey's daughter and her soccer team buddies...then I made those cute baseball trading card type albums for her son's teammates...

Well, back to soccer time!
I wanted something with a "round theme" like a soccer ball (get it?) and what else would be perfect than CTMH's Circle Albums?!

So here is the "in the box album" before and the finished one back in the box waiting for the girls pictures (come on, Tracey, get that camera/computer issue figured out, k?)

The papers used were blush, black and daisy white, ink used was mostly black Stazon.
Alpha set on the cover is the new Friendship (small).
I had to use some contraband like soccer ball brads, ribbon and soccer related papers.

The round border is the cover with the chipboard element page punched out. The girls' picture will be peeking through, and of course they are all personalized.

On the blank white pages will be the individual photos of each girl...11 of them!
The backsides are the decorated pages.
This one has the decorator flower element painted black. It comes with the other chipboard pieces included with the circle album.

A peek of all 11...

Once I get a picture of Camryn (and with her mom's ok) I'll post hers all finished.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Happy National Card Making Day!

Grab some of your favorite embellies and make a "happy" card today!
It doesn't have to be for any special reason...just making them makes ME happy!

Here's some of my favorite embellies and how I organize them.