Friday, July 26, 2013

Rose Blossom Challenge Time!

It's that time for the Rose Blossom Challenge! This month we used the "G" key from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge so I made a gift card holder. Isn't this the cutest paper and stamp set?! The paper is called Babycakes and the stamp set is Wild Wonders and they are both in the new Fall/Winter Idea Book that goes live on August 1st! This was really easy to put together! 

I work in an athletic facility in a 4-year residential college and most of my co-workers are young coaches. A few of them are starting their families and lucky for me one is expecting a boy in the fall. This will make a great gift for their new baby boy!  

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Craft Cottage

Last June I attended a weekend crop in Annapolis at The Harbor Scrapbooking Craft Cottage. This is a house that is rented for weekend crafting retreats that has everything there you would need to have a four day, three night crafting weekend get-a-way: 6ft tables, Ott lights and cup holders at each station, two Cricut machines (mats and extra blades included) over a hundred Cricut cartridges, and plenty of idea books. This was a fabulous weekend spent with friends, some I already knew and some I just met. While I was there I created a layout to use specially for this time with my friends using the Buzz & Bumble paper pack and stickease assortment (retired). I just love the way this layout turned out and I have plenty of paper to create more layouts and cards.   

Spending time with my crafting buddies is one of my favorite things to do. I love the camaraderie, laughter, and the sharing of crafty ideas.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

In Memory

Today marks the 5th year anniversary death date of my son, Chris. Chris passed away from an accidental overdose from taking medications to help with combat related PTSD after his service in the Army. He was a combat medic with the 1st Infantry Division.
 I wanted to create something special using the hinged display box from Close To My Heart for my husband's desk at work. I used some of my favorite photos of Chris to capture his fun side because he certainly was a fun person to be around and really enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.