Monday, September 29, 2008

Reminisce Design Team Search

Reminisce, a scrapbook company, is searching for a new member of their design team. I decided at the end of last week to enter and put together some projects this weekend for my entry. Since I decided to enter last minute, I had to work with what I had (no time to order new product online) which was basically a couple of sheets of patterned paper, but they make terrific punch out journaling spots, rubons, etc.

On this layout I used the fun patterned paper called 3,2,1...Blast Off. This is a hybrid layout. The dotted circles, title and journaling are printed directly onto white cardstock.

This is a card I made with the Snow Globe collection of Christmas paper. This one is the Frosty Frame Up. I cut the marquee shapes out and printed out my photos (highlights of this year) as 1"x1" squares, adhered them to the back and then mounted it on red cardstock. The small center square is the part that opens to reveal the sentiment.

And here's a layout I did with the same Snow Globe collection.

Friday, September 19, 2008

What's your color IQ?

I stumbled upon this cool little quiz. Give it a go and let me know what you get! (comment below)

Take this quiz

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Happy Anniversary John!

September 10th, 1994

Fourteen Years...
1 sassy daughter
1 crazy son
3 homes (not all at once)
1 invisible dog
1 not so invisible dog
Lots of life changes
I wouldn't change it for the world!

I can't believe how fast the time has gone by. I can't believe how dorky I look in these photos!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Balloon accident

I'm just so sad that one of the hot air balloons (the blue one with the butterfies) that often flies by our house (remember this post?) went up in flames as it was landing. The seven passengers were seriously injured, but unfortunately, the pilot didn't make it out of the basket and died.
You can read more about it here

Friday, September 5, 2008

Back to School

I can't believe how fast the summer went...crazy. What's even crazier is that my baby girl started 3rd Grade this year. Nicholas is now a "Y's Owl" at the YMCA. Now that will make a great scrapbook page since I'm into Owls now (gotta get that Hero Arts Big Owl stamp!). So he has only one more year until Kindergarten...Ah! I've been going to that Y since Sophie was 3 years old. It's become part of my daily routine. It's really going to be strange next year not going there.

{maddie and sophie}

{nicholas in his new Y's Owl room}

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Cards for Heroes

I'm posting this to help get the word out. "Cards for Heroes is exists to support our nation’s armed forces by sending greeting cards on which deployed troops can write home, as well as cards full of gratitude sent to injured heroes recovering in hospitals."

Jennifer McGuire is having a Card Drive to help "Cards for Heroes". I hope she doesn't mind that I copied this part from her blog...

You can either send cards with messages of encouragement for the soldiers... or you can leave them blank for the soldiers to fill out and send to their loved ones at home. We are looking for holiday cards since these will get to the soldiers right before the holiday season. You don't even have to provide envelopes. I have lots.

Pretty cool, huh?

All you have to do is mail them to this address by September 30th:
UPDATE: The date has been extended to October 15th

Jennifer McGuire
Heroes Card Drive
PO Box 428612
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Here's one that I made.