Since my last blog post? Shame on me! Where has the time gone? Well, I'll tell you:
I have been to NYC with friends (yes, during the bungled terrorist attack that evacuated the area we were in), been sick as a dog, and been to a rodeo in Oregon. Throw mothers day in there, two hormonal teenage girl, a 6-mo-old puppy that doesn't get the whole "NO, you cannot pee in the house and eat everyone's shoes" concept and you have the makings of a bad blogger! But I promise you, I have managed to get some work done amidst the chaos and have been able to meet my scrapping deadlines. I even have a class I am teaching in Boise in two days and am as excited as can be! The girls only have a week left of school and the oldest dd has her soccer tourney next weekend and then no more finals, awards ceremonies, practices, choir concerts, etc. Looking forward to a relaxing summer of NO traveling for awhile! Well, except to the girls' various summer camps and visits with friends. Thank goodness of my wine club membership! Nothing like a good Late Harvest Cabernet Franc to help you relax after a hectic week.
I may even get a yard in this year. YAY!!!!!! Grass would be nice, huh?
So I have a TON of fun pics to share from my travels, but first, I want to share my creative musings. I have been busy working with all the latest and greatest products that KaiserCraft has to offer! I swear, getting those goodie boxes every other month is just like Christmas! So this is what I made using the Utopia line. I just LUV the vibrant turquoise blues, bits of purple, and punches of green in this collection!
Here's a page using the same paper collection:
And here's a bit of detail:
KaiserCraft is known for making high-quality products at reasonable prices, and their stamp sets are no exception! I shared these stamped cards using some of my fave stamps and the Utopia collection papers on the KaiserCraft blog earlier this month.
And then there is the super sweet "Tea At Elsie's" collection. I did this little step-by-step tutorial on the KaiserCraft blog as well. Click on the underlined link for written instructions.
I just loved using all the brightly colored alpha stickers over the top of the chipboard alphas to create the border on the page below about my youngest dd and her love of reading. This is one of my most fave pages ever! It was fun to make the layered flowers out of text papers I printed myself.
Layered alpha and flower detail:
And last but not least, a sweet page with pics of my best friend's little girl. Isn't she just darling? You can also see this page on the KaiserCraft blog.
So there you have it! In the next couple of days, I hope to share pics (and maybe even a layout or two) about my trip to the BIG APPLE!
Thanks for looking!