i’ve got a fev-ah . . .

February 27th, 2010|silhouette|

And the only prescription is more Heat Transfer. (You thought I was going to say cowbell, didn’t ya?)
Here’s my latest creation. Shapes are available in the store too.

[Shape: phrase_go_big_grunge_2454, triangle_background_2453]

I’m having WAY too much fun with this stuff. Somebody stop me! No, not really. :) I found a cute green jacket at Target yesterday that I’m gonna have some fun with!

ooooh, what to do, what to do…
Oh, and Brenda, they hold up in the wash great! In fact, one of my co-workers was testing it all out and realized he didn’t quite iron down one part of the design. He washed and dried it several times just to see what would happen. Then he decided to see if it would iron down and it IRONED ON! Even after all those washes. We were impressed. :)

I’ve washed my jacket a few times and it’s still on there all great. Of course, I don’t ever dry anything of mine either, so I don’t know what that will do . . . I’d imagine it would be like most t-shirts you throw in the dryer–it deteriorates over time.

And Susy, I’m not sure where the international thing stands. I know, frustrating.

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heat transfer is IN!

February 26th, 2010|silhouette|

If you haven’t been to the Silhouette blog today, don’t walk . . . RUN . . . because not only is it IN, it’s on sale for 10% off, AND we are giving away one roll to five people! So go over there and leave a comment to be entered to win!

Check out some of the things you can make!

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sometimes ya just gotta have lunch with a friend

February 25th, 2010|Uncategorized|

It was so lovely to hook up for lunch yesterday with this cute little gal . . .  Miss Teresa Collins. I think we chatted about anything and everything . . . and we could have probably continued to chat for a few hours more. She’s an absolute delight and amazingly creative to boot. Oh, and she has an incredible sense of fashion! Just too darn cute!

Getting together with a friend is such a nice refresher in this crazy busy world. You just have to relax once in a while to help continue on with the mayhem of your life.

Thanks Teresa! You’re amazing!

Lydia, that cottage cheese pie? Doesn’t sound fattening at all! lol I may be a cottage cheese fan, however, I’m not sure if I’m brave to try that. ;)
Jennifer! So good to hear from you! Hope you are doing well! E-mail me and let me know what you are up to (link is on the blog there).
Andrea J, my kids would be in heaven for even ONE snow day let alone 2 1/2 weeks! I hear it’s suppose to e thawing out a little. Hopefully talkin’ to my boy online today if he doesn’t e-mail while I’m at my daughter’s pre-high school meeting. 
Janet, how fun to see Donny & Marie! That’s just a total blast from the past, isn’t it? Used to be one of my favorite shows to watch. I did meet Marie once…she was on the same plane as Lisa Bearnson and I when we went to QVC. Lisa knows her so we chatted a little. She’s sweet.
And for those of you southern people who have gotten tons of snow this year? Luckyyyyy! :) Enjoy it! And now you’ll have something to remember, “Remember that winter of 2010?” ;)
Have a great day y’all!
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more sketch pen mania!

February 24th, 2010|pages, silhouette|

Still havin’ fun with those sketch pens! Here’s what I made to share on the Silhouette blog today. You can read all the details on how I made it over there.


And here is today’s free download! Go pick it up this week!


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missionary update

February 19th, 2010|zach: mission|

So, with all the snow that DC has been getting, I’ve been wondering if Zach has been okay on food. Yesterday when we were e-mailing, I found out they haven’t been able to get to the store for two weeks and was getting down to nothing. Not only that, when I asked him if he’d gone to the stores before the storm, this is what he said:

“haha shopping before the storm here is a baaaad idea … everyone goes shopping before the storm …. we went to safeway before the big storm to buy some food for a member and all the lines were running down aisles to the back of the store and the shelves were bare … we talked to a member who said he waited for 5 hours in line.”

FIVE HOURS in line??? Wow!

Also, they haven’t had church for two weeks now. Crazy! But he did say it was suppose to get to 40 degrees. Let’s hope some of that snow gets a-melting.

Oh, and I’m glad I’m not the only crazy one wanting cottage cheese! :)

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weird cravings

February 17th, 2010|Uncategorized|

And no, I’m not pregnant!

I have been dying for cottage cheese and pretzels.

What is up with that?

I like cottage cheese, but don’t eat it very often. Last week though I got a hankerin’ and bought some.

Thought I’d eat it for lunch, but needed a little something to go with it. Oooh. There’s some pretzels. It tasted so good together!

Ran out over the weekend.

Bought some more yesterday.

I know what I’m having for lunch today.

[p.s. Kathy…that shape is out there now. I was experiencing some technical difficulties on Friday.]

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just vegging . . .

February 12th, 2010|silhouette|

Had a little (okay, it was a lot) anniversary dinner at Texas Roadhouse (yum!)

Girls are gone to play with friends (can you say “play” when they are teenagers?)

Quiet at the house.

Watching a little Olympics.

Always bored with the parade and commentary–they put it first this year.

Thought I’d share the Olympic page I made for the Silhouette blog today to kick off our own winter games. (Be sure to check out the contest going on over there!)

Having some more fun with those sketch pens! I drew that background paper on the right. Such a more fine line and it’s not so perfect (because of the bumpy cardstock) . . . just the way I like it! 
I’m LOVING playing with the pens!!!

And thanks for all your anniversary wishes!

something fuzzy

February 11th, 2010|projects, silhouette, zach: mission|

Whenever I feel something soft and fuzzy, I can’t help but think of my dear friend, Kristy Banks, who loooooves anything soft and fuzzy by her face. Makes me smile. So of course I’m wondering how she would feel about fuzzy vinyl. It’s soft, has texture, it’s rich looking, and the black is about as black as you can get, which I LOVE.

So here’s a frame I shared on the Silhouette blog today. You can read all about it HERE.



[the frame i got at target a few years ago]

I think great minds must think alike, but you’ll have to see what Nichol did with FUZZY VINYL on her blog today too! So weird!!!

And thanks for all the kudos on my sketch page. Y’all are too cute for words! Oh, and speaking of ‘sketch’ and ‘words’, you’ll have to check out this page I’m doing for the Silhouette blog tomorrow. So excited about it! Totally diggin’ the sketch thing!

Oh, and I missed getting to talk (e-mail) to my boy yesterday on account-a they were kind of snowed in…and have been for a couple weeks now there in DC. However, he did e-mail me briefly this afternoon. Glad to know they are still alive. ;) But they haven’t had church for two weeks now and the postal service hasn’t worked for a week either. How crazy is that? Of course we’re always watching the weather there. He said he’s never hated snow this much . . . and he loves to ski!

Tomorrow marks a big day in Bradford history. It’s our 22nd anniversary. TWENTY-TWO years??? Already? I think someone’s pulling my leg. I don’t remember no 22 years going by. Oh well.

Love ya honey! Happy anniversary!

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using the ol’ sketch pens

February 8th, 2010|pages, silhouette|

Have you guys ever tried using sketch pens in your Silhouette? I just did that for the first time yesterday. So cool! Here’s what I made. You can read all the details over on the Silhouette blog in yesterday’s post HERE.

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my daughter, the photographer

February 6th, 2010|Uncategorized|

So Kassidy has really gotten into photography as well. Shucks. It’s a family thing . . . we all do it. :) She’s a photo editor for the yearbook staff at her highschool and really loves taking pictures of sports–and “landscapes”–with a great eye for composition.

She’s been looking at the skateboarding, snowboarding and skiing magazines I have (yes, I get them for inspiration), and has loved what she’s seen. It prompted her to find a guy that she could go take pictures of. Obviously she knows how to use Photoshop too. ;) She liked it as normal or black and white even, but as she started playing with the Saturation levels, she thought it totally went with the theme of the photo. Very urban–even if that’s just at the junior high, which you can’t tell.

Way to go Kass!

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