Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Expo Create and Take Projects

Here are the create and take projects we did at the expo this last weekend. They are very simple and if you recreate them you might want to add some more accessories and bling. We have to keep things very simple at the expo in order for everything to run smoothly.

This first kit is "Caboodle". The card sketches were taken from Wishes, and the layout from Cherish.

This is just a great kit for all your Sping needs. You can use it for Easter, Spring or Baby things that you need to create. It's a perfect kit for just about anything. Don't forget the must have stamp set we used with this kit. D1415 Springtime

Next up is the "Veranda" kit. With these cards and layout we used a couple of stamp sets. C1397 Smiles and D1416 State of Mind.

Ohhh the great possibilities this kit has. I love it for just about anything. The kit looks great with sepia photo. You can use this kit for Mothers Day, anything Spring or just about any occasion. It's so universal.

OK are you ready for some real fun? This kit is great for all those boy layouts you need to do. The kit is "You Rock". It's a very universal kit in the fact you can use it for just about any occasion, but of course it works great for those wild and crazy boys we all have. This is the perfect kit to scrapbook or make cards and tell those boys what a superstar they are.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Scrappy Weekend

It was an exhausting weekend, but well worth it. Thanks to my downline and create and take helpers for making this last weekend a success at Scrapbook USA.

Also thanks to all of you that stopped by our booth. It was great to meet all of you. We had a blast. Today I am unpacking my boxes and as soon as I find the create and take projects I will post them here. So check back often

I will also be posting lots of other artwork this week. Thanks for your patience and have a wonderful week.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Big Project is FINISHED!!!!!

YIPPEE. I have my computer back so now I can tell you all about my big project I have been involved with. There is a first time for everything right???????? Well I decided to take on a big project that I had never done before. Since Alyssa was a captain this year it's the duty of the captain mom's to come up with the end of the year coaches gifts that are presented at the banquet.
So don't ask where this came from, but I decided I wanted to do something very unique, but very personal for the coaches which have done so much for my girls over the years. So out of the clear blue I decided to make them each a quilt. Not only make a quilt but it has to be a SWIMMING QUILT!!!!! WAIT I don't quilt. Well I love a challenge and I love to learn new things so I decided I was going to do this. I do have a wonderful embroidery machine so I decided to do some embroidery work on the blocks (that was the easy part for me).

I set off to the store to find myself some fabric and a pattern. The biggest challenge was that I only had two weeks to get two quilts done. So as I was at the store feeling very overwhelmed and wondering where I should start I hear this voice from clear across the store. "OHHH my gosh is that Lynette Kankamp in a fabric store". I turned around and it was my good friend and neighbor Juli that I had completely forgot is a wonderful quilter. So Juli reassured me that I can get this done. She said to call her when I have my fabric. Honestly without Juli I don't think I could have done this. When I had problems or questions I turned to Juli for guidance. I am sure she was so sick of me by the end. HAAHAHA

Well, anyway I found out that the banquet was postponed by a week so I had an extra week to get this project done. I was very proud of the way it turned out. My son Brandon kept saying to me "Mom, I hope you don't mess this up" Thanks Brandon but "why would I mess this up" and he just kept saying to me "well you are not really a quilter" HAHAH well I got the last laugh because he loved the finished product. In fact he said to me "Mom, do you think you would be willing to make me one like that only with a football theme" OHHH my gosh that was a priceless moment.
Well in addition to that my girls both said they want a swimming one just like the coaches quilt and then Lauren said to me that since I was making one for everyone else in the family she wants a quilt to. WOW didn't know I was going to be opening up a can of worms.

Well, anyway this is the back of the quilt. It looks just like water don't you think?
Here is Alyssa presenting the quilts to the Coaches. I hope they love them, but most of all it was made from my heart and I appreciate the countless hours they have dedicated to both my girls over the many years. Andee you are our HERO and I hope you know that you are a second mom to Rachael and Alyssa.
Here are just a few details of the quilt. This block I had to put on the quilt because it's a little cheer Alyssa does behind the block before she swims. B.H.S. Yes

Thanks so much for taking a peek.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

My Baby is So Sick!!!!

Hey guys I am still around. I have had a big project on my plate for the last 2-3 weeks. The project is finished and turned out awesome (if I have to say so myself). I plan to post and share it here, but my dear baby has crashed and is very sick. Yes my baby is my desktop computer. I do everything from that baby. It has all my photos on it and my entire life. So once I get him back from the computer doc/hospital I have lots to post including my big project that I did.

Thanks for your patience especially those waiting for me to post the workshop projects.


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