Thursday, March 31, 2011

Feels So Good... be stamping again! And thank you so much for all of your comments!! I was so pleasantly surprised that you're all still there! (who was the anonymous commenter who said their boys were thinking of my boys?? Jill, Jazen, Stef??)

I sat down the other day in an attempt to make something new for my best friend's birthday, and this is what I came up with. (I hope she forgets to read my blog!)

This was one of those "accident" cards... where you get a new idea from a mess up? Love it when that happens. Anyway, I used a small magnet and washer to hold the card closed. I believe the color scheme is Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy (see how horrible I am anymore at recognizing them?! I'm still not used to the beautiful new color palette). I used the En Francais background stamp on the bottom and then Vintage Vogue for the flowers. Of course, the flower was begging for a pearl accent! This is what the inside looks like:

I was so pleased with how this turned out that I think I'll be making a few more of them... even had my husband buy me some more washers when he was at the hardware store. :)

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Return

I don't want to be the cause of any heart attacks, but yes, it's me. I'm still here. I don't know if any of YOU are still there, so I'll be pleasantly surprised if I receive any comments. In any case, I wanted to share a scrapbook page set I created... I started these pages a long, long time ago and just finished them today. I've been spending the last 3 or 4 days cleaning out the "utility room" (a.k.a. the room where everything got shoved for the last 2 years). A lot of my Stampin' Up! things are in there, and I suppose it gave me an urge to chisel the dust off my desk and see if I still remembered how to put ink to paper!

These are a couple of old school photos of my two oldest boys. I have always loved these shots, so they deserve a spot in my 6"x6" Favorite Photos Album.

I may have remembered how to stamp something, but I had a hard time adjusting the photos to look decent. I'll get frustrated if I try to fiddle with them anymore, so I'm going to just leave them as is.

I'm also not going to spend time searching through past catalogs to give you the names of the things I used! The fact is, most of you could probably tell ME what I used! Ha!

So there you are... the return of Michele. I hope I can get something else posted before another 6 months go by.