Friday, September 29, 2006

What time is it????'s time to make a clock.
I had so much fun making this.
I used Urban Lilly and Crate Paper.
MM, CI, K and Co and Lil Davis words/
buttons are Fo-fa- la and Joanne's
...the clock is from Walmart, which I
hung on a piece of MDF board that I
painted orange and glued
buttons where the hours are...

this is for Riley's room!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Cards for a Cause

Ok girls, I have a challenge for you!!!
Jessie Bowditch sent this e-mail to me requesting my help and I told her that I would pass along the info, since it is for a good cause.

Jessi wrote:
Some, if not most, of you know that my friend, Mark Shiffner, age 47, died suddenly, in his sleep this summer. Friends and family are having a benefit for his family (6 and 8 year old daughters and wife, Rocky) Oct. 8 and a part of the benefit, they're doing raffles. I came up w/ an idea today that I've shared with several friends and would love it if you wanted to contribute. Here goes:

I would like to collect as many homemade cards as possible and make baskets of them to raffle off at the benefit. So, would you like to contribute? I would LOVE any help and if it's one card, or 10 cards....whatever you're willing to contribute, I would GREATLY appreciate it!!!!!! Here are the themes I'm thinking:

Thanksgiving/ Christmas/ Birthday/ Thinking of You/Just Because

Be sure to include envelopes with the cards.

Jessi needs the cards by October 1st.
I told her that the cards I make (see photos above), I would drop off at K2 Studio this friday night September 29th. She will pick them up at the store on Sat. the 30th.
I plan on cropping all night at K2 and I thought that maybe those of you who are cropping could make at least 1 card to contribute.

Thanks and I know Mark's family will appreciate it!

Dream, Design and Create

Saturday, September 23, 2006

This past week...

I found out I did not get on a design team I was trying out for...
Riley and I had a play date with some new friends...
I am continued to be inspired by the new friends I am making on the STM message board...
I completed 3 LO's, and am working on 3 more tonight...
I had a wonderful week with Riley and Sean...
I am still pregnant...
I got a chance to go to the gym 4 times this week...
Riley seems to be enjoying PMO at Sarasota Baptist...
Sean is having a good week fishing...we had Red fish for lunch today...yummo
I continue to love blogging...
Enough for now


Dream, Design and Create

Monday, September 18, 2006

Challenge #1

Kim Bolyard ( )and I have challenged each other that for the next 51 weeks we are going to do a challenge a week. We just completed week 1. We are being inspired by Elsie Flannigan's book "52 Scrapbooking Challenges". I did not post a LO for this past week because my last post included it. It is the LO with the photo of the camera in front of my face.

Dream, Design and Create...

Friday, September 15, 2006

All about ME!!

I did these 2 LO's to submit for the all about me category. The top one is my favorite! I just love it! The photo turned out so cool after I desaturated some of the color and increased the contrast...

Dream, Design and Create

Thursday, September 14, 2006

ATC garden wall art...

For all us ATCers out there in K2 land, look what we have now to display our work!!!!!
I painted this wall art above the bookcase that holds the albums in the store. We will all be able to set our decorated pots up there holding our newest 4-5 ATC's!!!
You have got to check it out! Next time you are in the store please drop off your pot and add to our beautiful display.
Don't forget our challenge was to do 2 fall themed ATC's and 2 of our choice.
Our next meeting is Oct 21st at 10:30. See you there!!!!!

Dream, Design and Create


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Here are two LO's that showcase stamping...

For a more complete description of these 2 LO's click on my sidebar where it say's Everyday Elegance's gallery (that is me). I submitted both of these...we will see what happens if it is the right time in my life, I guess it will happen!

TFL (I really mean it.. I know I have been loading up the LO's lately)

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

LO's that include 3 or more photos

Here are some LO's I did for a challenge. They wanted to see pages that highlighted 3 or more photos. It could be a one or two page LO. I had so much fun doing these. I submitted 2, it was so hard to decide which ones because in the end I loved them all. How could I not, they are pictures of my husband and son. :)

Dream, Design and Create

Monday, September 11, 2006

LO's that showcase my Handwriting

These are the 5 LO's I have done recently that I feel highlights either my handwriting or doodling. I really enjoyed doing all 5 of these. I used one as a submission for a handwriting challenge.

Dream, Design and Create

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Stacking Hat Boxes

I have been walking by these hat boxes for the last month and finally decided to sit down and make them. The only thing I have left to finish is painting the little feet I added.
I covered the boxes in CI paper and embellished with Melissa Francis vintage stickers, and Pebbles stickers... Around the edge of the boxes I embellished with rick rack, buttons, Prima flowers and a shell lei ( I got in Hawaii and it fit just perfectly around the largest box). I had so much fun making these. They sit on my buffet in my dining room.

K2 Front Window Display's

The three window display's at K2 are themed Back to School, Fall and Holiday.
I used the large Rusty Pickle chipboard letters to make the "signs". For the Back to school I used Daisy D's paper and Reminisce Paper. For the fall letter I used Daisy D's and for the Holiday I used Scenic Route (i think- Karen, correct me if I am wrong). Anyway, you can find all the great papers at K2.
Can't wait to see what you think of the display's, hope you enjoy them, let me know!


My mom gave me this cute wooded reindeer at least 8 months ago to make for Christmas this year. Well, with having to do a holiday window display for K2 I decided I would get it out. I painted it, pieced it together with dowels and a hot glue gun. I cut the branches for his antlers from our oak tree out back. The rest of the pieces my mom had given to me in this cute little "kit" so I all I did was paint and piece. I think it turned out really cute. What do you think. When you get by K2, check it out!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Classes on Sat a big Hit!!!

I taught 2 classes at K2 on Sat, the Back to School message board and our monthly ATC class. We had so much fun. Most of the girls came to both classes. Everyone was able to complete their clipboards and they looked so great... Then in our ATC class we made our beaded lariats It was just too fun to see what colors everyone came up with.
A big thanks to Joanne, Candi, Charlene, Kathy and Susan for taking the clipboard class!!!! (and Mary too)
And I was so excited that Gail, Ellen and Tammy joined us for the ATC class.
Our monthly challenge for our ATC class is to make 2 ATC with a fall theme (that can be anything from colors, to halloween/thanksgiving icons- anything that makes you think of fall), and 2 ATC's of your choice.
The other assignment is to decorate your clay pot. We will be putting them out for display in our "ATC garden" by our next class.
I will post on my blog as soon as we set our class date! It will probably be the 21st or the 28th of October.
I am so thankful to all of you that came out on Sat., you really made my day.
I just love teaching and I am hearing that you enjoyed yourself too!

Dream, Design, Create

Friday, September 08, 2006

Quote of the Week for Sep 8-14th

Realize that now in this moment of time you are creating. You are creating your next moment. That is what is real.

~Sara Paddison~

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Supplies needed for ATC class

For the beaded lariat you will need:
1-2 bags of beads in the color of your choice
1 bag of crystals (for sparkle)
2 bags of silver fillers (they do not need to be sterling)
1 bag of small beads (like sead beads or simular)

If you are not going to be making a lariat I have two cloth ones I will be giving away...

And if you are not going to be working on a lariat, please bring your ATC supplies: scrap paper, adhesive and embellishments that you want to use on them.

Please bring your ATC's that you did this past month to show off to the rest of us, can't wait to see what you all made!!!

Dream, Design, Create


Monday, September 04, 2006

A few more LO's

I just love these 2 photos. I am getting caught up on all of Riley's album before the new baby is born. I have completed at least 25 LO's in August/Sept so far. I will upload more later....

Dream, Design and Create

Some LO's....

Thanks for Looking (TFL)!!! I completed these at the crop on friday night at K2.
Which by the way I had so much fun at. For all of you girls that think about coming out, you should.
We tell stories till you are ROFLMBO (roll on the floor laughing my butt off)!!!

Thank You!!!

THANKS KAREN for getting me the K and Co. Tabs at SDV. I really appreciate it. I already used them on a couple of my LO's!
PS. Thanks to Jocie for telling her I wanted them!!

Friday, September 01, 2006

Picture/Messsage Board

I made this for my friend Karen's Birthday present.

I took a piece of MDF board, which I glued a cork board to. Covering the whole thing in some cool fabrics I got at my local wallpaper store (you know in those sample books) and secured them with a staple gun. Then I wrapped the rope around the boards, tied them in the back and secured with 2 more staples. I glued foof-la buttons to thumb tacks to hold her messages/pictures where she wants them. I also stapled the chain (Ace Hardware) to the back.


PS Karen, I hope you enjoy!

My quote for the week of Sep 1-7th

Dwell in Possibility.
~emily dickinson~

I just love this quote and how much it can mean to each one of us individually!