Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sneak Peek




Here is a sneak peek of a new project HOT out of the oven for The Scrappy Gourmet.




Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Scrapbooking in Wisconsin Dells





























These are the layouts I completed while I was scrapbooking with my friend Kristi in WI. We also visited the spa (it was fabulous), and had fun spending time together all weekend long with other fellow scrapbookers.

I had a lot of fun creating these pages, because I haven't taken the time to scrapbook my own pages (instead of designing for TSG). I have several TSG projects I am going to start working on now that I have these pages all completed. Until next time! Enjoy!


Darla












Monday, August 31, 2009

Butterfly cards

I know it is starting to feel like fall outside, but I had some left over paper from another project and I decided to make some cards. They have a SPRING feeling to them, so maybe I was wishing it was closer to the beginning of summer, rather than the end. Anyway, I am starting to look forward to cooler days and having some time to scrapbook while Joe and Hope watch football together. Yeah!
Anway, here are the cards I mentioned in my earlier post. I used some Stampin' Up rub-ons and punches, and the paper was all from Crate Paper. The Butterfly punch was Martha Stewart, and I think this is my new favorite punch.





Enjoy! Have a good night!

Darla

Technical Difficulties...

I am the September Featured Designer at The Scrappy Gourmet this month, but they are having technical problems with their website. They should have it up and running within the next few days. I already shared a few photos of the project, "Cherished Moments" in a previous post.

I also have some cards I worked on last week. I will post those as soon as I have the chance to get them photographed.

I also went to visit my sister Dee this weekend, and went shopping at The Scrappy Gourmet. I got lots of great stuff to work with, and can't wait to get started on several different projects.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

What's Cooking????

Well, the only place I usually cook is in my scrappin kitchen, so go check out The Scrappy Gourmet to see what's cooking for September.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Keith Urban Video!

Here is a link to the Keith Urban video for, "Only You Can Love Me This Way". He shot the live concert footage in Des Moines, Iowa. I was at the concert, and it was awesome! He had to play the song twice to make sure they got enough footage for the video. That boy can play a guitar! Taylor Swift opened for him, and was awesome too! If you ever get a chance to see either of them, I HIGHLY recommend it. http://www.kjjy.com/goout.asp?u=http://www.keithurban.net/kutube.html?ma_id=&mc_id=316

Here are some pictures from concert! Enjoy!







Thursday, August 6, 2009

The results are in!

I successfully completed the Farrell's Extreme Body Shaping 10 week class! I am please to say I improved in every area we were required to keep track of. I have a long ways to go to my ultimate goal, but I am well on my way to a healthier lifestyle.

My most impressive improvement was in the number of push-ups completed in one minute. On the initial testing, I only did 26. At the end of the 10 weeks, I completed 55! WOW! I also lost 3.25 inches in my waist.

I loved the class so much (after I got past the initial soreness), that I signed up for another year of classes.

I hope in the future I have more great results to share. Maybe now I can get back to scrapbooking again!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Newest Creation for The Scrappy Gourmet!

Cherish These Moments!
This is my latest project created for The Scrappy Gourmet, which will be the featured item in September. I am sharing just a few of the pages from inside the chipboard album. I used pregnancy photos of my niece, but this kit could also be used for wedding or any other "cherished memories" you want to scrapbook. Please look for this kit at http://www.thescrappygourmet.com/.




I created the entire album, gift bag, and two cards that all coordinate together.






This is the inside cover, and features my cute great-niece, Kendal.














I hope you like it! Have a good night!




Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Gift ideas!



The jar was purchased from Hobby Lobby. I added Fancy Pants rub-ons and accented with gems to jazz it up. These were gifts for my daughter's preschool teachers. Insde the jar is homemade "lotion potion", as Hope calls it.

Here is the recipe: 2 bottles of baby lotion, 2-8oz jars of Vitamin E cream, and one small jar of Vaseline. Combine all the ingredients, and use a mixer to make a nice smooth lotion consistency.

It is a great project to do with kids.


I used gift bags from the dollar store (gotta love that place)! I used scraps of Fancy Pants pattern paper, left over die cuts, gems flowers, etc. to jazz up the bags as well.


Overall, this was a very affordable gift, and would also make great gifts for grandma's, aunts, and friends! Enjoy!







Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Check out my new scrapping space!!!


I haven't done so good posting on my blog since I created it last fall, but I hope to do a little better. A lot of changes have gone on in my life! I got a new job with The Barrent Group as an Analyst and Marketing Assistant. I love it, because I get to do a mixture of analytical thinking and creative work too. It has helped me improve my technical knowledge. I am also in charge of keeping the website (http://www.barrentgroup.com/) up to date. It keeps me on my toes!


I have also been busy scrapbooking too, and I will try and share some of my projects from the past few months over the next few days/weeks as time allows.


Now for the best part! Joe got a really good deal on some office furniture, and I got it for my scrapbook room. It is awesome! I am still working on getting things organized, but am loving how things are working out. It is going to be so much more functional.