Wednesday, August 19, 2009


This last lay off from the railroad really taught me the importance of my family. My husband Chad, my 3 girls, mean so much to me! Anyway, we were getting ready for a wedding several weeks ago and I had a brilliant idea, LOL. We were all dressed up, outfits semi-matched, we had 4 open spots on the camera, and no tripod (hehe) but decided it would be the perfect time for a family photo! We haven't had one taken in YEARS. It isn't the 'perfect' photo but that's what I love about it. It's natural, it's my family!!!

So Chad is almost home from his 2 week training period in Atlanta. He's ready to come home and start his new job as a track engineer. I'm more than ready for him to come home. The girls and I really miss him.

The start of school is tomorrow. It's really bittersweet. I love summer, with no schedule, and being able to spend more time with the girls. The structure of the school year is also good...just wish there was more summer to enjoy!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Stamping Sunday {Mix It Up}

I had the pleasure of doing the blog post over at the Pink Paislee blog today!

Happy Sunday!

Since I am not super technique savvy I thought maybe I would show everyone how versatile the new Impressions clear stamp sets from Pink Paislee are.

I started out by making a Halloween layout featuring the new Twilight paper (I used a circle from every sheet of paper in the collection), Press Ons, and Borderline stickers. I also used the new Expressions Glitter Alphabet in licorice.

I punched 8 scalloped circles from the paper and randomly stamped images on the circles. I used the crowns from the Cupid collection (actually just the tip of one of the stamps was used), I stamped stars with the stamps from Mistletoe & Co., the compass is from the Amber Road collection, and the remaining images are from the Twilight collection.

It was interesting to look through the stamp sets to see how each could mesh with the other.

There are no boundaries when it comes to crafting. Mixing items from different lines can give a different look and just gives you more for your money.

Have a GREAT week!

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