Friday, December 25, 2009

Graduation Cards

Yea, I know I'm really out of season, but just having a really hard time channeling my inner elf this year... So I thought I'd at least post something...

Papers for this one are older KI Memories, and it's a Stampin' Up Stamp.  And on a personal note, I can feel the lack of harmony in my life, as I'm sure is created from what it is saying.
This one is older MME paper, but again with a Stampin' Up stamp set.  The rubons are Making Memories, I believe.

Thanks for looking, and because sometimes, it's not about how you feel, have a truly Merry Christmas today.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mini Book Mania

Today I've been working on proofing some pics here at home, and came across this.  I chopped a whole bunch of cardstock/paper for mini books awhile back (like a year!) and am happy to say I've made at least 8 of them. 

I've also finished these up, and they are available at the shop.

Monday, December 21, 2009

A couple of "new" old cards

Here's a couple of love cards I created last year, and am just now getting around to posting.... I think you'll like them....

this one uses bazzill basics cardstock as a base (of course!) and DCVW patterned paper, I chip topper by bazzill basics, a prima marketing flower, and a generic rhinestone....

more bazzill basics cardstock, DCWV patterned paper, and I tag that I don't remember where I got.  Added some doodlebug designs alpha rub-ons for some extra uumph.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Slow week in the Studio

Not sure why it's been a slow week in the studio for me, but it has.  Maybe life is just catching up with me this week.  I did, however, finish up 2 small projects that I just posted today.  Green Christmas CoasterZ and Red Christmas CoasterZ  , just click on them they will take you to the shop.  Super-cute for anything, if you ask me!

About 3 months ago (I remember it was still warm!) I brought over all my parents pictures (at least all the ones I could locate & there was almost not enough room for me to fit in the car when I was done!).  I finally last weekend got around to sorting them.  Going to go on a really loose LOM approach with these so that my Mom can look at them & hopefully help her memory a bit.  I will also, only lightly scrap them, so that I can get it done fast.  I'm thinking of using these refill pages by We R Memory Keepers (in various formats, I did not list all the choices they have) thinking this will help get it done faster.  I have pictures from them that date back to the early 1900s, so there are a lot.

In sorting through them, I've discovered they have a lot of duplicates and even triplicates.  They will be offered up to my sibs, but if they do not want them, and if I already have them, then they are going in the trash.  I know, I know, and it pains me to say it, but really, I just don't need 6 copies of dad's incredibly annoying dog....

There is probably a shoebox & a half of negatives.  I'm thinking of pitching the 110s and the 35mms that do not have index prints and/or CDs.  Please don't call 911 and send the sheriff out.... But my thought is, I can just scan the photo if I need a copy.

Things that just totally rocked my little heart... seeing pictures of my dad from the Army, when he was stationed in Korea, pictures of my uncle when he was in Viet Nam, letters to my dad from his brothers when they were in the service (his other brother was in the Army, and his other other brother we don't talk about). Cards from him to my mom that were sappy, cards from my mom to him that were sappy (they were NOT lovey-dovey in front of us) and letters between my grandparents & my mom when she was an exchange student in high school. Pictures of childhood friends when they were babies (because our moms were friends too) and pictures of us as kids.

Things that caused terror and horror.... pictures of all my bad (and I mean really bad!) hairstyles, or lack of style all together, clothing I used to wear that could have been my great-gramma's curtains, or sofa, or ???  Wow, was I ever really that fashion ignorant?!?!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Cherish Card

I made this card awhile ago, but I'm slow getting stuff put up, I know.  Trying to be more regular.  I'm all about babysteps.  I am much better at actually proofing photos every week, uploading pictures for submission, and working on product.  I want to get better at: scrapping each week, sharing what I create, and submitting for publication.... Wish me luck!

This one is very simple, Bazzill Basics cardstock, Prima flower, Bazzill Basics Chip Topper and some DCWV patterned paper.  Perfect for a wedding, anniversary or just because I love you card....

Thanks for looking - Elle

Friday, December 4, 2009

New/Old Project Posted

This is a mini book I did for Ben's Kindergarten teacher (he's in 3rd grade now...).  Thought you might get some inspiration.  I ADORE minis!

You can find at  or Creating Keepsakes or 2Peas depending on which site you like....

Thursday, December 3, 2009