Thursday, September 25, 2008

Busy Busy!

Well, it's been a busy couple of weeks away from my blog. Between the ATC swap (which I'll blog more about later!), the goodbye party for my friend moving to Australia, my scrapbooking weekend and school, it's just been crazy around here. Plus, hubby and I have taken on a new adventure together--we joined a gym. Granted, I've only been twice, but I can tell it's going to take up a bit of my time.

Anyway, back to the cards. This weekend, I went to a scrapbooking event in Occidental, CA. It's less than an hour from my house, but it feels like it's a whole world away. We stay at a Christian conference center called Alliance Redwoods, but our group is hardly angelic. The ladies at this event are hardcore scrappers, pounding out 20-40 12x12 pages in the course of the weekend. I'm a little slow, but I was still proud to finish 17 pages AND a few quickie cards that I made using scraps from my page layouts.

This one was made using one of the new birthday sets from the Cat's Pajamas. I love this set because I think it's pretty unisex. I took advantage of that on this card and made another boy birthday card.

This is another card I made with the same boy-ish theme. Darn those boys and their birthdays! These stamps are from the Saltbox Studio. I love this little mouse, although next time I think I'll put a candle on his muffin to make it a little more festive.

This last card is my least favorite. I love the ways Heather and other A Muse designers are using the scalloped frame in the A Muse bracket clear set so I picked it up. I'm still learning how it looks best though. Here's my first attempt. I think next time, I'll do it in brown to soften the edges a bit.

Well, there's nothing worse than making cards and forgetting to send them, so I'm off to starting writing in a couple that are due next week.

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