Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Daze

It's been a while since I posted...... eek.... sorry, but this month has been a tad crazier and busier than usual.  It started with a couple of booklets - projects, photography, art, instructions - the whole nine yards, but lots of fun.  They're for a paint company and, as some of you may remember, I'm a decorative painter at heart and welcome any opportunity to get out the paintbrush.  These are small booklets for a chain store and once they're published I'll give you a sneak peak at a couple of the projects.  One is a booklet on glass painting and the other is on stenciling. 
It was also my birthday this month - Cinco de Mayo - so for my birthday and Mothers Day combined, hubby and I took the kids & grandkids to DisneyWorld.  We had Fish'n Chips at the Rose & Crown,

dessert in Paris and Margaritas in Mexico - all within walking distance, or, after all that food - waddling distance at Epcot.  It was SO much fun.  My granddaughter saw Tinkerbell flying from her castle in the Magic Kingdom and hugged fairies and princesses.

My grandson saw a preview of the new Cars movie and can't wait till June 24th.     

And, drum roll please, I had my face painted for the first time!!  It covered up the wrinkles nicely.

My granddaughter looked SO much cuter.  (I don't usually share family photos in a public forum, but this is SO cute I couldn't resist.)

I could  use some eye make-up lessons from Johnny Depp's "look-a-like".......LOL

After the magic and madness of Disney we arrived home to a dead battery........  then eventually we got home to a week of storms, tornadoes, hail and high winds.......  and a bout of pneumonia for my hubby, so this is my new mantra.......


Keep Calm and Carry On..........

It's a holiday weekend - hope it's a fun one for everyone.   I, for one, am taking it easy....very easy....


y'all come back and don't forget the next giveaway will be on June 6th - 0606!

Yours truly,
Julie :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Present Goes to.......


Please e-mail your mailing address to me by May 26th: and your present will be on its way.

Next giveaway will be on 06/06, so y'all come back now.

Yours truly,
Julie :)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

May Giveaway!

May 5th is a great day!  
It's National Scrapbook day, Cinco de Mayo 
and it's my birthday!  

So, for the month of May the giveaway is a  

This month's winner will receive a box full of crafty products including some cool tools. To enter to win you must guess what at least 4 of these products will be.  To help with the guesswork, there is a different clue on 4 of the blogs throughout our group.  You'll find a clue wherever you see this photo of the birthday bag.  List your answers in the comments here at Life in the Craft Lane.  Comments won't be published until the winner is revealed on May 19th.  BTW, the clues may not be in numerical order.  Good Luck!

Y'all come back now..........

Yours truly,
Julie :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

First Monday - Well Wishing for All Occasions

In a world of e-mailing and social networking, a handmade card with a handwritten note is in itself a special event.  It's Mothers' day this month, but it's also a month for birthdays, invitations, thank you notes, announcements and more - a plethora of reasons to create a hand made card with a handwritten note to make someone's day even more special. 

Here are a few ideas.  Quick'n EZ to make, but priceless for the person who receives one.  The first card is very special. It's a "Get Well" card dedicated to Lisa Rojas.  Lisa is one of the designers in our group who is recovering from surgery.  As you "hop forward" please take an extra moment when you visit her blog to leave her an extra special comment.


This is a photograph taken last week.  I added a title in Photoshop then printed the image onto inkjet transparency.  The photo was trimmed then attached to white cardstock with pink brads.  It was then glued to the front of a pink card, embellished with pink pearl textured cardstock.   Here are more ideas, using more photographs, punched shapes, ribbon, textured paper and stickers.

Who will you write a note to this week?  It will definitely make their day...............

Our monthly GIVEAWAY will be on 0505 - Cinco de Mayo - National Scrapbook Day 
and my birthday.  So y'all come back now...................

Yours truly,
Julie :)