Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Life is good...and crazy!!

Hey Everyone! How ya'll doing today? How was your Halloween? Spooky fun I hope! I apologize AGAIN for not doing a post for a WEEK! I couldn't get any busier if I tried! We've had much illness around this house and my kids and husband don't ever get sick at the same time, they get sick one by one so it lasts FOREVER!!! Halloween kept me very busy, but it was so much fun to dress up with the kids and go Trick Or Treating in our neighborhood. Even though ot rained, the kids had a blast and collected gobs of candy. What did you do for Halloween?

Aside from illness and Halloween, I was pretty busy in the craft room too. I'm so very excited to announce the first ever "Book Of Him" Challenge over at Ch{all}enge Masters!! That's right! The November 2009 Challenge is up so hop on over there and be inspired with not only the "Book Of Him" Challenge, but all 15 or so more!! This site has the best group of ladies on the web and the most inspiring and TALENTED!! Plus, when you submit your project to any challenge your automatically entered to win an awesome lot of scrappin goodies!! Hope to see you there!!

Below you will find my take on the November "Book Of Him" Challenge. What do you think? I apologize for the bad lighting, it was very late at night on Halloween when I took the pics. This was a definite challenge for sure. We had to include on the layout:
* his name somewhere on the layout
* at least 5 things about him
* his handwriting somewhere
* describe my first impression of him
* had to include at least one photo

Don't you just love the smaller photo of my DH? That's the real him! Below is a closer pic of his handwriting listing 10 things about him. Can you tell he's a bit sarcastic, or as he would say facetious? The papers on this layout are from Pink Paisley, chipboard from Fancy Pants and that's most of it.

Below is a close-up of my first impression of him. I was intrigued to say the least ;}

I had a great time creating this layout and think it fits him perfectly!

Below is a card I made for another DT Call and I think it's really cute! The paper is from My Mind's Eye, cardstock Bazzil Basics. I stamped a flower with Pebbles Inc foam stamps and then Heat Embossed with multiple colors layered for this effect. Neat technique!

This card I made for my son's Soccer Coach and for the DT Call as well. The paper is from Scarlet Lime's October Kit as well as the chipboard. The ribbon is from Making memories (I believe). I made the flower by taking about a 2 x 6 inch strip of patterned paper and rolling it like making a fan, alternating sides, glued the edges together and placed a chipboard circle & button in the center. Easy! I think this card works well for a man and is a bit unexpected :}

I'm very excited because I'm working on a card that going to be entered for Cutter's Creek DT Call!! Cutter's Creek is an awesome online scrapbooking store and the owner, Kimberly, has a Yahoo group for the site and a few others groups as well. Here's a link: Here's a link to the blog: I can't wait to find out who makes the DT and to see all their awesome creations! I so love to be inspired by other's work, but the best is to inspire others with mine. On that note, must go and get these crazy kids to bed......and work on my card!! See you all soon! TTFN!


  1. Such a cute LO! Love the look of your cute! I'm Amy, from Challenge Masters!

  2. I still need to get a pic of dh, he's a slippery one! LOL Good luck with the DT call.

  3. Hi Sharon,
    Neat cards!

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