Monday, August 29, 2011


Or technically, post-tropical storm, I guess. Irene had lost quite a bit of her punch by the time she arrived on Cape Cod - we actually got very little rain here, and some gusting winds. A few tree limbs down, and a lots of debris across lawns and roads. We lost power for about 6 hours, but it went back on at dusk, so we have nothing to complain about. We are awaiting a status report on our home.

Here is a photo of yesterday morning's sky - I wish I could have recorded video to show how fast the clouds were moving.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene

Everyone stay safe - we'll be tucked in at the Cape with a couple of stir-crazy kids and a dog (who by the way, is clearly freaked out by the change in atmospheric pressure, or something).

Saturday, August 13, 2011

My Sketch World Sketch Challenge

I discovered My Sketch World recently and, being a big fan of sketches, have promptly become a fan! Lucy Chesna designed this sketch for the August challenge:

And here is my take on it:

I finally broke into some of my Cosmo Cricket paper and alpha stash, and that's one of a dozen ribbon flowers I made with a package of Glubers, to which I am now officially addicted.

Have a great day!


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Practical Scrappers Recipe challenge

I have been having a blast this week playing along with the Practical Scrappers recipe contest. Every day this week, 2 items were added to the LO recipe. Here is my final product:

And here's the recipe:

Day One: CARDSTOCK & PATTERNED PAPER: Bazzill CS and Lily Bee PP
Day Two: FLOWER (OR FLOWERS) & RIBBON: Flowers (made from Lily Bee PP) and SU polka dotted red ribbon
Day Three: BUTTON (OR BUTTONS) & BLING: button centers on bottom flowers and Fancy Pants glitter tranparency (cut into page corners)
Day Four: STICKER (OR STICKERS) & INK (ANY TYPE - MARKER, PAD, DISTRESSING, ETC): sticker sentiments in flowers and inked photo edges and marker page border
Day Five: FLOSS OR TWINE & SOMETHING RED: twine used to tie buttons and red PP, ribbon
Day Six: CHIPBOARD & BRADS: Cosmo Cricket chipboard alphas and SEI fabric brads

Have a great day!


Monday, August 1, 2011

More Practical Scrappers challenge cards:

Here is one using flowers, dies cuts, and patterned papers (the first vertical row from this challenge):

and here is one using stamps, colors, and brads (the last vertical row):

Have a great day!