Visiting Caverns Scrapbook Pages

Visiting Caverns Scrapbook Pages

We visited both Indian Echo Caverns and Luray Caverns in the fall.  When I went to pull pictures for this scrapbook layout I realized I mixed up the pictures from the two trips.  So . . . I decided to not worry about it and just make the layout for both trips.Continue reading

Davy Crockett Mini-Golf Scrapbook Layout

Davy Crockett Mini-Golf Scrapbook Layout

The pictures for today’s layout were taken at Davy Crockett Mini-Golf in Gatlinburg, TN.  We seem to only go mini-golfing when we’re on vacation, but I guess that is what keeps it so special.  It’s not something we do all the time, but it’s certainly something we enjoy.Continue reading

Balmy Florida Scrapbook Layout

Balmy Florida Scrapbook Layout

“Balmy” is not usually a word I would use to describe Florida, but it was nice while we were there in December.  That last few times I’ve been there was in the April/May/June time-frame and it was anything but balmy!

As I was making this layout (before choosing pictures), Jaan asked if the layout could be for him.  He said it is his colors.  So, Jaan helped me choose the pictures for this one.Continue reading

Mediterranean Moments Stamp of the Month Class

Mediterranean Moments Stamp of the Month Class

We had the Mediterranean Moments Stamp of the Month classes here yesterday.  What a great stamp set!

These days I find myself working off other people’s ideas a lot to help save on time.  This particular card was all my own creation though.  I wanted to use the stamp with the scooter and have it showing through a window.  I’m kind of funny about trying to make the inside of the window really look like the inside of a house.  So, I thought it would be fun to create ribbon curtains.

See what you think.Continue reading

Weather Together Step It Up Card

Weather Together Step It Up Card

I look forward to seeing a number of you in classes today!  Some will be doing the Stamp of the Month class while others will be making Lighthouse Decor, and still others will be making the Step It Up cards!  We’re going to be having creative fun today!

I thought I would share one of the Step It Up cards with you today.  We are using the Weather Together stamp set for this one.  This is such a fun set!Continue reading

Sharing Jaan’s Creativity for Leader Appreciation

Sharing Jaan’s Creativity for Leader Appreciation

My children attend Awana at our church, and my husband and I work with the Awana program.  Last evening was Leader Appreciation Night and I wanted to share what my my middle son, Jaan, made for his leaders.

Jaan asked me to show him where the t-shirt dies were before I went to take my Sunday afternoon nap yesterday.  He was planning to make a little something for his leaders.  I showed him the dies and then went to lie down.  Apparently he got pretty busy while I was sleeping!  When I came back down, he showed me this.

In Awana they wear uniform shirts and this looks like the shirt for his class!  He made one of these for each of the leaders in his class and then wrote a little message on the back.  Supper cute!

He told me he made something for me as well, but didn’t want to show it to me at that time.

I work the check-in desk at Awana,   On a normal night I’m asking them if they have certain items and then they get “Awana Bucks” for having the things they need.  At different times throughout the year, the kids are given the opportunity to use their Awana Bucks to purchase items from the “store.”

When Jaan came to check in, he laid this on the table.

This is his version of 5 Awana Bucks!  He did such a good job and had me laughing – I love it!  This is about the size of a business card and he wrote a nice little message on the back.  (The real thing does have a dog in the middle with it’s tongue hanging out, just in case you’re wondering.)

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the creativity from Jaan today!  I look forward to seeing several of you in classes tomorrow for the Stamp of the Month, Step It Up, and Lighthouse Decor classes!

Retiring Wetlands Stamp Set

Retiring Wetlands Stamp Set

Do you have the Wetlands stamp set in your collection of stamps?  This one is a favorite among many and it’s about to retire.  Don’t miss out on getting your set!

Check out this card which I made recently with the Wetlands set.Continue reading

Lighthouse Framed Decor Class

Lighthouse Framed Decor Class

I’m excited to share the Lighthouse Decor with you!  I made part of this a while back, but finally got the frame finished in time for our classes to begin.

I think the High Tide stamp set may be my favorite set from the Occasions Catalog.  I’ve had such fun using it and I look forward to many more opportunities!  I hope to take some lighthouse pictures this summer and then have even more reason to put the stamp set to use!

Here is what we are making in class.Continue reading