Friday, February 26, 2010

Fun in the Snow

New York City & Westchester schools are closed today, so we took advantage of the Snow Day to go out in the backyard and play with the dog.  She absolutely loves the snow, as you can see in this video.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cheering myself up

Today wasn't a very good day for me, so I decided to cheer myself up by making a card with my newest stamp: Snoopy's Plane by Stampabilities. How can you not have a smile on your face after seeing Snoopy? I've loved him since I was a little girl. In fact, "Snoopy's Christmas" is my all-time favorite Christmas song. Is it any wonder that I just had to have this stamp of the World War I Flying Ace? Although I'm still feeling kind of down, just looking at this card brings a smile to my face. I hope he makes you smile too.

{I can't give you any specifics on the papers or brads that I used, but the ribbon is actually seam binding by Martha Stewart. I used my Sizzix Texturz plate to emboss the base of the card front, and I cut the shape for the greeting with my Cricut. I believe I used Accent Essentials. The greeting is from TAC (Feel Better), and the blue ink that I sponged to create a background is Prussian Blue, by Palette (Stewart Superior). The coloring was done with various markers.}

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Christmas 2009: My First Video

Christmas Morning with the family.  This is my first attempt at putting together a video.  Thanks for watching!

Monday, February 1, 2010

A "Vintage" Style Layout

Anyone who knows me can tell you that I don't "do" vintage. I'm not into the distressed, aged, or otherwise heritage look. I never liked Shabby Chic; 7 Gypsies just doesn't do it for me; and, while I think he's very talented, Tim Holtz simply isn't my style. All of that being said, I kind of surprised myself with this layout. I made it for a contest that Becky Fleck was having over at Page Maps, using one of her sketches. While I didn't win the contest, I did create what has quickly become one of my most favorite layouts. I hope you are inspired by this layout to create your own special memory of when you were very little.