Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving with da Brills!

Here I am feeding the 'homeless' - including myself! All of our families are 'up north' - that is life in Florida. So I invite the kids from school to my house for Thanksgiving. Actually these girls are wonderful friends even though I could be their mother! Three of us have Bichons and the other 'big' dogs, are at home (probably tearing up the place!) So starting from the left is Kathy (with Kevin's Burton), Bruce, Kevin, Brian, Susan (with Harry - Kathy's dog) and me with Harley!
We had a wonderful time - I hope you did, too!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Love Show in Las Vegas and Groovy Stamp set!

I save tons of stuff - one of my students called me a pack rat! To me that is a compliment! Actually I save only important stuff - like this Groovy stamp set from CTMH. I am a child of the 60's - you do not sell a stamp set like this one because it is retired! SO check out this page from the "Love" show in Las Vegas - if you ever have a chance to go see it - DO! It is spectacular.

Club Scrap Bistro - Paris -Las Vegas

Perfect paper pack for our trip to Vegas this summer! I remember it was so hot outside that we went into this hotel to cool down! Beautiful photos and perfect paper match!

Robbie's 7th Birthday

So I am a little behind! Robbie's 7th birthday was in 1990 but I am years behind scrapping my photos. Rather than give up, I keep adding to his album and I reminisce each time I complete a page. Kevin hasn't changed much but I do wonder what the other children look like today!

Friday, November 23, 2007

11/23 Ybor City

A trip to Ybor CIty this summer and my husband's 'bad habit!'. This combination of events led to this inspirational page design - photos accented by the actual cigar bands! I was amazed at how well the bands and photos complimented this line of paper.


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

11/20 Club Scrap layouts

A trip for Robbie and Liz to the Japanese Gardens and Niles Canyon in California. I am finally taking the time to do a few pages at a time to try and catch up! I love the quick layouts you can accomplish with the Club Scrap ALSB layouts. The two layouts are from the October kit - Great Outdoors. A perfect compliment to these photos from July 2006.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

11/18 Faux Suede Using Liquid Applique technique

This card design has been 'bugging' me for over two weeks. I guess I seem to work best under pressure because I actually completed both of them the night before the technique club. Go figure!

My friend Kathy's card has LOTS of chooclate re-inker added to the liquid applique - mine does not. The technique card is simple but definitely explains the technique very well. Trust me when I tell you that it is really a suede texture - hard to imagine but do try this fun technique.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Perfect description of me!

You Are Cookie Monster
Misunderstood as a primal monster, you're a true hedonist with a huge sweet tooth.

You are usually feeling: Hungry. Cookies are preferred, but you'll eat anything if cookies aren't around.

You are famous for: Your slightly crazy eyes and usual way of speaking

How you life your life: In the moment. "Me want COOKIE!"
The'>">TheSesame Street Personality Quiz

After visiting April's blog, this simple quiz caught my eye. I laughed right out loud when this cute little blue guy showed up! Anyone who knows me, knows I am a huge candy and cookie lover. But the dr. said "no more, Mrs. Brill! But I do cheat sometimes. So what character are you Kevin?

Check it out and find out more about your inner self.