Friday, June 25, 2010

A new SKETCH...

...from Let's Capture These Sketches! This weeks sketch and challenge:

{...grunge it up as much as you can, while still keeping the party theme!! ...& use a piece of ribbon!} The sketch above was made by Sarah Slade.
Here's what I did with the sketch...
I used some October Afternoon...and then printed some digital elements from {Sweet Summertime} by CreativityByCrystal.

Here are few more takes on the sketch from other DT Members...
This one is by Guylaine Seyer...
This one was made by Sarah Slade...
...and this one was made by Heather Derbecker...

I hope you join us this week and complete a page yourself :)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Happy Anniversary!!! my they celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary...and they love each more today then the day they married! I made this for them...not the best photo but I didn't want to take out the glass again so we'll just have to do with the glares.

This week has been a busy week getting ready for my Dad's Golf Benefit on Sunday, and last night I was so tired, but gave in to letting the kids pop some popcorn out on the firepit...they loved it!

We'll definatly be doing this again :D

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Finally it feels like summer!

Yesterday afternoon I made my first gallon of sun tea out on the back patio! Yes...that is a gallon peanut butter jar - PERFECT for making tea!

...awwwhhhh it was so you add sugar to your tea...I don't :)

I haven't been making too much stuff lately but I did manage to make these money holders.

...these are going to someone very special :)
Well I'm exhausted and think I better call it a night!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day 2010

We had a great day celebrating {TOGETHER} Only one thing was missing...Mona and her family. We wish she could have been with us too!

My parents and Gina and her family came over for a nice lunch...and of course we all watched the US Open...

My Dad sat at the head of the table so he could still watch TV while he ate.

...and a yummy dessert...the Infamous Mississippi Mudcake...this time in the form of cupcakes!

...what crazy boys! They sure had us laughing!
My beautiful niece Kaitie...
Mr. Mason...already enjoying the Mississippi Mud Cake!
Camryn and her strawberries...

Today before everyone arrived we gave my Dad his gift and the kids all made him a special card.
...taking a mom is always there to make sure he is comfortable!
It was a beautiful day - even if the sun didn't shine and the wind blew! I am so glad we were all together and just enjoying one another.
Tomorrow I will have to share some more about our day...but now I need to say "good night".

SRM Card Sketch Challenge

I have heard so many great things about these stickers...I really need to get myself some! I just went through the blog hop and WOW...the design team is amazing! I decided to play along in this weekends card sketch's the sketch...

...and my card...(sorry I couldn't get a better was already dark out when I finished up.)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A father's love is patient...

Here's a Father's Day card...I've got two more to make! My Father in Law gets this one...he's leaving tomorrow for a trip to Southern we are giving it to him tonight! I just can not get enough of the new October Afternoon them!

Summer's here...

...but you couldn't tell it from the clouds and the temperatures. The kids' last day of school was last Friday...we started the summer off by spending the evening at "Relay for Life" honoring my dad who is fighting Stage 4 Brain Cancer. This has been a battle...a battle we are hoping my Dad will continue to fight...a battle he will WIN. There's no cure for Glioblastoma...I hate having to put all my trust and hope into the doctor's hands...but I pray every day that the doctors know what they are doing and what they are doing is helping. Here's some of my favorite pictures from the night.

...on Saurday morning we drove up to Leavenworth to celebrate with Ted and Ashley (my BIL and now new SIL) they had a beautiful wedding...the weather couldn't have been more beautiful.

...and last but certainly not least a new project of mine is up at the October Afternoon its a LO "U3 in the sunshine"

I did two of my favorite things on this LO...adding pattern papers (I used both Go Fly A Kite and Thrift Shop) to kraft and of course making flowers! Hope you all have a super day! Thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Today's MY Day :)

Welcome to the Let’s Capture These Sketch Blog 1st Birthday Bash!

Everyone is extremely happy to be celebrating the first birthday with our amazingly talented Sketch Team. We have been celebrating with each Sketch Team member each day since June 1st til tomorrow June 9th.
If you are just joining us, check out the Let’s Capture These Sketches blog for all the details and the links to the sketches.
As part of our challenge to you over the last several days, we have asked you build the most delicious birthday cake ever! Each sketch artist will have a sketch for you to design with. Each time you finish a sketch creation, load it into the Let’s Capture Our Memories (LCOM) gallery with “Birthday Bash Sketch #?” as the title using the corresponding sketch number. Collect the corresponding Birthday Bash Decal after your completing your layout using the sketch and build up your 9 pieces of your Birthday Bash cake. You can display your decals on your blog, in the forum or anywhere you’d like to show them off!
Today you will be earning this piece of the Birthday Cake… Here is my sketch to inspire you today… Along with your sketch, you must include the following challenge:
CHALLENGE: Use at least 3 different pattern papers and 3 embellishments...letter stickers don't count :)
Here are some examples of today’s sketch… ItemsUsed: Kitschy Digitals: Vintage Stacked Flowers, Vintage Photo Frames, Splendid Fiins: Keaton's Closet Coordinates, CreativityByCrystal: Solid Paper and Decorative Paper, Sande Krieger: Embrace Life Kit.
(This LO was made by Heather)

(This LO was made by Ann)

To earn an extra ballot into the final prize draw, each designer has chosen a secret ingredient that if used on your layout (Example, brads, paint, a piece of packaging, mist, etc.) will earn you an extra ballot towards the final prize. You just never know what that person’s secret layout ingredient could be so be creative!
You will have until Friday June 18th to complete one, two… all of the Birthday Bash sketches and add them to the LCOM Gallery. One lucky random winner to collect all 9 pieces of the birthday cake will win a fabulous gift certificate to the LCOM store! A second randomly selected participant will receive a gift certificate to the myStampBOX store!
Good luck! We can’t wait to see what you do with all of our sketch inspirations!
...oh I almost forgot...I have a RAK TOO! Send me your LO and one lucky person will get a prize from me! My email is and in the subject put "LO for LCOM Sketch by Renee'" Can't wait to see what you come up with!