a silhouetting fool!

I’ve been a silhouetting fool the past few weeks, and let me say, I am so happy about it!  I’ve had to change my ink cartridges, buy more white cardstock and get a new silhouette mat!  Here are a few projects I have to share:

mystery plant:

Journaling:  Jordan’s class planted some seeds at school the other day.  His teacher did not tell us what kind of plant it is.  Our only instructions were to remind our preschoolers that it is their kuleana *responsibility* to take card of this plant.  We have to take it back to school in a few weeks.  We are enjoying watching it grow!

RAIN – Alphabet RAIN by Wilna Furstenberg

I used Laina’s flower digital cutter files and my silhouette to cut up some October Afternoon paper to whip up this hybrid card :) I added a Making Memories flower, a Prima Flower, a button and divine twine. :)Basic Shapes – Flower #2 by Laina Lamb

another hybrid card from me, this time using Vinnie’s Bracket masks with my silhouette. Patterned Paper, American Crafts, Butterfly die Sizzix, Stampin Up! Kraft cardstock, stamp, small oval punch, memento ink, silhouette, pop dots, glue dots :) Bracket Masks by Vinnie Pearce

I love these bracket masks by Vinnie Pearce! You can use them for digital clipping masks, or import them into the silhouette software like I did and cut the shapes. just a little layout to document how I am ALWAYS early to pick up the boys from school. Patterned Paper, Thickers by American Crafts, Stampin’ Up! Kraft Paper, Pop Dots.  Divine Twine in Aqua. :) Bracket Masks by Vinnie Pearce

Journaling:  I am always nervous about being late for pickups at school, so I always plan to arrive atleast 15 minutes before dismissal.  I figure I can spend those last few minutes reading on my kindle app for the iTouch.  It makes me happy to know that YOU know, I will be there at the end of your day.

I was both inspired by a tone on tone white card or layout I saw a month or more ago in the gallery @twopeas (http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1595385)and by Laina’s super cute die cut frame shapes. I cut one set of labels in the same white textured cardstock that I made the mini book out of. I lOVE how it came out. I printed a few family shots in b/w and added the title in white vinyl thickers. sewed up with some divine twine. will be sending this overseas to Troy :) Favorite Frames 2 by Laina Lamb

So it’s official! I’m a hybrid decorator over at Design House Digital ;)  and my first blog tutorial/project is up on the dhd blog.  Check it out!


Personal notes.  This Sunday was Jalen’s first time to be an acolyte in our Church Service.  He has been waiting for a while to be old enough to volunteer and this Sunday was finally it.  We woke up early and got dressed, made breakfast, and finished up our routine.  We were so early, the boys sat down to play and I sat down at the computer to work on some digi stuff.  before you know it, it was 9 am, perfect time to leave and make it with time to spare. I was happy, especially after the last two weeks of running in almost late!  so the boys got in the car and I scrambled to grab my camera, put it into a big bag, although not my usual camera bag. Grabbed a snack for Jordan and a bottle of water *that was prepacked, just had to get it in the bag. then transferring my wallet, Touch and looking for my cell phone. oh and lip gloss. and grabbing my coffee cup. where is that dang cell phone?  Jalen walks back into the house, Mom, are you looking for your cell phone? Jordan has it. ugh! i glance at the clock and it is now 9:20. <sarcasm> GREAT!</sarcasm> there went our lead time. we’re supposed to be at the church already!  so I get in the car, and we jet to the church. Jalen runs in and gets the robes on and Jordan and I are getting into our regular seats… and here they come.  Now let me say, in my mind, the past acolytes have been kids.  I’m thinking Jalen’s going to be looking like a big boy.  I hope he’s not nervous… and they walk in.  The two in the front are a brother and sister and they are highschoolers carrying the candle things… and Jalen carrying the bible, just looks tiny. like a little kid. and the Big BOOK, put up a little struggle with Jalen, but thankfully he did NOT lose his grip… and he takes his seat in the front row and now Jordan notices, hey Mom, why is Jalen helping out up there!  :)  I’m happy to further report that Jordan went to Sunday school with no incident and Jalen performed his other acolyte duties without any troubles.   He gets to do it again one time next month, and I couldn’t be prouder!

I am going to document my week along with every other scrapbooker on the planet… hee hee!  I really enjoyed the last time with Ali, so I figured why not?

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Joscie, rhymes with bossy

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