Monday, November 5, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
We are spending the day getting ready for Sandy.
This is supposed to be a bad storm for a lot of people and right now they are predicting a mess in South Jersey. So far we are not planning to evacuate. Currently the mandatory evacuation line has been drawn one block from our house. I imagine this could change at any point and we do have a place to go if needed.
We have food and water. Our neighbors have a generator so we can recharge in case the power is out for an extended time. We have games and toys aplenty. If the power stays on I may be able to get some scrapbooking done. That would be a nice change.
Cassie has to work. The hospital will of course remain open and the patients will want to eat. So hopefully if the weather is too bad they will have a bed to offer her and she can sleep without coming home. Last time we had a bad storm there were a lot of people sleeping at the hospital and working extra shifts to make up for the people who could not make it into work.
Here's to Safe and Sunnier days ahead. If you are in the storm zone, please keep safe.
Posted by mytwoandras at 4:41 PM
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
I am glad to see that September has brought some cooler temperatures. It was a very hot and yucky Summer here. Between the weather and some family issues I haven't been enjoying much crafting time. I did make a few scrapbook layouts and I joined a quilt along that was one block a week, but other than that I haven't done anything crafty.
Here is the quilt I have been working on. I have the last block made and now I just have to work on the borders.
And because I have to wait for the border fabric to arrive I decided to start a new project.
These fabrics have been hanging around for years. They have spools of thread, scissors, dress forms, and buttons in shades of blue and pink (think early 90's).
I am going to make a quilt for my Nanny. She is going to be 80 this year and she loves to sew. I am sure the quilt will be well loved.
It feels good to be working on some projects again. The cooler days are cheering me up. Cassie decided that she wants to learn to sew so we set up Alex's room as a sewing room. If Alex decides to visit we can quickly move furniture around and make it back into a bedroom.
If I can make myself get my scrapbook desk cleaned off I will be able to join in some of the challenges over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog. I am no longer on their design team, but I still love their concept, challenges and inspiration kits.
Thanks for stopping. Hopefully I will have some new things to show soon. ~Jen
Posted by mytwoandras at 5:33 PM
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Our second challenge this month at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog is to make a layout and then a card inspired by our layout. Our kit this month was all primary colors that would normally lead to a childrens layout for me. For some reason I was drawn to these pictures of Cassie the morning we went to the hospital for her to have Ben. Her shirt was black and pink so it really didn't match my kit at all. When I looked through my kit I found that the blue flowered paper had small pink dots in the centers of some of the flowers. I originally chose this paper for my kit because some of the centers are red.
I am going to add a little story about her delivery on the white tag. I am so happy that I added the chipboard letters to my kit. I never use chipboard letters anymore even though I have dozens of sets here. I am going to make more effort to use them.
My card is simple. I used a popsicle stick because I had them out from making the layout. The pink frame matches the brackets, tag and paisley from the layout. The butterflies were used to replace the blue of my paper and alphas. And the pink and black papers were the scraps from my layout.
I love the idea of making cards with layout extras. I imagine it would cut down on the leftover embellishments and scraps of paper that tend to pile up.
Thanks for looking.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Welcome to my stop on the Hop.
This month at the CKC blog we are counterfeiting a digi-kit. Here is the link to the original kit. I like the primary colors of the kit and the summery feel of the embellishments.
I started with the same colors but switched up the patterns. Some of these papers have been in my stash for about 10 years!
I added a lot of primary colored embellishments. I am sure I won't use many, but these are the ones that jumped out at me.
I added four sets of alphas and I found these two sets of chipboard pieces that each had a few pieces that looked good with my papers.
Your next stop will be Julie Ann
If you decide to make a kit be sure to link up so we can see it. Thank you for Hopping by..
Posted by mytwoandras at 12:52 AM
Friday, June 15, 2012
This month at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog our first challenge is to make a travel inspired layout.
I decided to do a layout about my favorite vacation place. Disney. We haven't been there in two years and I am hoping that we will be able to go back later this year.
In my kit I had a pack of fairy tale die cuts from Stampin' Up. They have been in my stash for years so this was a perfect chance to use them. The aqua colors in the die cut pieces were great with the colors of the castle. I used a blue cardstock to match the sky.
I used the Magical Memories ribbon and some Elle's Studio tags to include the date, place and people. Since all of the Disney layouts go into albums by visit I don't really need to add too much information. The whole album ends up telling the story without a lot of repetition.
This layout was made in minutes. It isn't fancy, but it is a good feeling to use an old supply and have a layout finished. I think I will be able to get a decent number of layouts done this month. I was looking through my kit and matching up my papers with photos so I will be ready to scrap when I find time.
Thanks for looking.