Saturday, August 16, 2008

Anniversary 22 - Love You, Always!

Today is our 22nd Anniversary, and we got married right before I turned 22! Who would have thought then that those next 22 yrs. would be filled with so many memories. 

If someone were to ask me what it takes to keep a marriage together, I would have to say it is a recipe of supporting each other's passions, love and respect, meeting somewhere in the middle on those things that you don't agree on, doing random acts of kindness for one another and making each other laugh.

This is the card I made for my sweetie, Dan, for our anniversary. I tried one cool idea with my trimmer, using the scoring blade to fold the pink accent card stock as well as to make the patterned lines. I was able to tuck my flourish inside the small pocket that I created. The beaded heart was done with chipboard, tombow adhesive and pink & white seed beads from Stampin' Up! I also used the four flower border from A Beautiful Thing set along with dbl-sided Berry Bliss designer paper in the background. The Always clip is from Making Memories

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Finding Daily Doses of Inspiration - news stand alert!

Finding creative inspiration doesn't mean having to change your daily routine. In my new article published in the October issue of Scrap & Stamp Arts magazine, I will reveal where you can find inspiration in your daily life. It is all around you, if you take time to look for it! The monochromatic color scheme of this “Dream of Being 13” layout features my favorite color, lavender, a super cool outline marker from Pentel Arts, stamps from Inque Boutique, velvety flowers from Bazzill and rhinestone brads from Stampin’ Up. It is a sneak peek of one of the project samples featured in the article entitled, A Daily Dose of Inspiration.