June 22, 2009

Stationary Tote

Here's my latest creation. I used CTMH Laid Back Level 2 Paper Pack. I love the beachy feel of this paper. Stamps used are Extreme Happiness and Beach Party.

There is a pocket on each of the outside which can hold cards and one on the inside holds envelopes. I put velcro dots on the notebook so it can be easily removed from the tote. The pen has coordinating paper and is attached with Twill ribbon from CTMH.

The original idea and instructions for this project can be found at http://inkingidaho.blogspot.com/2009/04/here-is-how-i-made-it.html

June 21, 2009

I won an award!

Thanks Liz!

Wow! I've seen these on other people's blogs and thought, "wouldn't that be nice?" and now someone nominated me. Cool! Anyway, it's greatly appreciated.

According to Liz, in accepting this award, I am supposed to 1)post it on my blog with the person who awarded it and their blog address (see above for Liz's) and 2)pass it on to other bloggers. (She says 15, but since I'm new at this, I don't know if I've even visited 15 other blogs.)

So, here are my nominations. These are women whose work I really admire. In no particular order...

Vicki Wiznuik
Bren Yule
Lisa Stenz
Karen Pederson
Tina Sutton
Kelly Triggs
Tresa Black
Scrap Jaci
Aaron Brown
Nona Davenport
Helen Onulak

Father's Day

How lucky am I? I have a wonderful father who has always loved me? What more could a girl want?!?

My Dad and I have shared a special bond. I am the one who understands most of his jokes and translate them for my Mom and my sister. Daddy loves the corny jokes!

When I was a senior in high school (MANY years ago), my Dad was my best friend. That may sound strange to you, but we had moved across the state the summer right before I started my senior year and I didn't know anyone at school. I was really bummed because I had left a boyfriend behind and that relationship soon went sour. But my Dad was there for me.

While my sister was always learning how to cook and clean from my Mom (yes, I probably should have paid more attention there) I was learning how to assemble things from my Dad.

If you ever meet my Dad, never say anything negative about my Mom, my sister, me, or our kids unless you want him to unleash on you. Normally my Dad is a gentle man, but let someone say anything bad about one of his and he will let you know that kind of talk will not be tolerated in his presence. You won't hear him use swear words or foul language, but you will definitely know never to say anything bad about any of us.

One of the best things about my Dad is how much he loves my Mom. Sure, he makes her crazy sometimes, but he still thinks he married the prettiest girl in the world. And I guess after more than 50 years together, that is one of the things that makes their marriage work!!!

Happy Father's Day Dad! I hope we can celebrate many more! I love you!

June 9, 2009

Never 2 Young 2 Scrap!!

Yes, Summer vacation is here. I stayed up last night until the wee hours of the morning, then I slept in today, and spent the day doing just the things I wanted to do!!! Gotta love summer vacation!

I told you that I needed to catch up on my albums, and thought I'd share the layout I finished today. My 3 1/2 year old granddaughter was visiting a few weeks ago and I asked her if she wanted to make a card for her Mommy, who was at work. I thought it would occupy her while I worked on some scrapbooking projects, but of course there's really no working when you're trying to supervise a preschooler! Anyway, I got caught up in watching her make her card and then I thought, "Hey, I need to scrap these everyday moments too!"

I used the Level 2 That's Amore paper pack, Chocolate & Tulip inks, as well as some Dazzling Die Cuts and White Daisy Paper Flowers. The title is made with the Large Chocolate and Large Friendship My Acrylix stamp sets and the Bold Color-Ready Alphabets. If you are interested in purchasing these products to make your own masterpieces, click on the link to my Close To My Heart website.

Hope you enjoy looking at my creation as much as I did making it!

June 8, 2009

School's Out!!!

Yahooo! School is finally out. I really need a break to get caught up on all my unfinished albums. I also want to paint my craft room and make it a beachy theme. Maybe now I'll have time to do this.

If you want to work on some projects too, contact me or check out my Close to My Heart website, at http://terricarter.myctmh.com/ for workshop and crop dates.
This cool Workshop on the Go (WOTG) is the one we'll be doing in June. Contact me today to reserve your spot!