Dec 17, 2008

Crazy for cupcakes and PB&Js

I finally got around to taking a photo of a card I did for a challenge and swap on Split Coast Stampers. The challenge was to make a card using the color blocking technique. It took a bit of doing but I think it turned out alright! I made it even harder for myself by using Cameo Coral a color I'm not very fond of to say the least. In order to make it okay in my mind I paired it with one of my faves Old Olive. I had to use my Stampin' Pastels to color in the image using my Blender Pens. I love those pens and use them all the time.
All items SU! except paper clip. CS: Whisper White, Kraft, Old Olive and Cameo Coral. Stamp sets: Crazy for cupcakes and Illuminated wheel. Ribbon: Old Olive 1/4 grosgrain. Ink: Basic Black and VersaMark. Misc: Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder.
Yesterday Simon wanted PB&Js for lunch and he wanted to make them himself. In fact he insisted on it! He was so funny! He kept using his finger to take the peanut butter off the knife. (the kids kind from the IKEA of course) When I reminded him that he was supposed to be making a sandwich he said "Oh ya! Right!" LoL The kid cracks me up! These are some pics I took.

Dec 16, 2008

Three things...

So I have recieved a few different blog awards from people. Melonscraps, Melegs and Craftyscraper have all given me different ones. While I appreciate them I have no idea how to add those things to my blog! lol Someday when Melonscraps comes over I will have to have a note pad at the ready while she shows me all the ins and outs of blogger. Like how she showed me the way to make peoples names into links. I know it's easy but I have totally forgotten! :( So thanks gals!! I wil try to figure it out soon.
On to the next thing. Jingle (look at that!! I remembered!!) posted some random photos today and asked others to do the same. Here is mine.

These are the DVDs that just stay on top of the entertainment canter they are watched so often. I finally just gave up putting them in the locked cabinet. I'm such a lazy mom! lol So what movies are out at your place?

Finally Stacey over at All Moments Remembered has a ton of new product in the store. I was browsing through the store and this paper totally caught me! It is totally my fave colors!! These are my happy colors. While I can't wear yellow because it makes me look ill, I love to surround myself with it. In fact my scrap room walls are yellow and green!

Anyway here's hoping your holidays are merry and bright!!

Here's something that will make you jolly!!

Nov 9, 2008

The Votes are in!!!

Well the polls are in and the vote have been tallied. (no hanging chads here! well done!)
Looks like the majority voted for ......

I will submit this photo tonight. (since it's also the dead line!)

The winner of the prize is comment # 15! (I used That's Eileen! Eileen let me know if you want Starbucks or Target!

The photo contest starts on the 13th! I will have a link here. (if I can figure out how to do that) Thanks everyone for helping me decide! Don't forget to come back and vote for Simon to win the contest!

Nov 3, 2008

Decisions, Decisions and a little rak...

Okay so I'm going to enter Simon's photo in a contest. It's basically a cutest kid photo contest. Problem is I can not decide what photo to use. I would do a poll but I don't know how yet. So can you just let me know in the comments what photo you think is the cutest? Thanks! Just to be sure I get some participation I will randomly choose from the comments one person to receive a $10 Starbucks or Target gift card. Which ever the chosen person wishes.
Okay without further rambling and in no particular order.... 1)

Oct 17, 2008

Few Layout and some big news!!

Let's just get this out of the way first. No I am not preggers. *sigh* I can only wish of that front right now. I do want to let you all know that I have signed up to be a Stampin' Up! demo!!! I'm so excited! My first open house is going to be on Sunday, Oct. 26th from 1-4pm. I am going to do a few make-n-takes and have a small door prize. Wish me luck! On to the Layouts! This one is a LO that I started while over at Christina's (inara). We we're celebrating her birthday by cropping the night away. Erica (melegs) was kind enough to sketch this one out for me. She is a awesome scrapper and can design a page in a heartbeat! Well compared to me at least. I mean heck I will sometimes work on the same LO for months! lol Kinda like this one! lol I didn't get it finished that night cuz chatting the night away is what are crops really about. Right?!? This one was for a challenge at the AMR crop to use only the colors that are in your photo. I know some may think it's plain but I really like it! This was also for a AMR challenge. We had to lift a LO by heather about our faves. Stacy @ AMR challenged us to make a wall hanging using our scrap supplies. I made a sign for my scraproom using some of my favorite Everyday Tango pp. Cute holder eh? These are a couple of cards that my mom and I put together for her card club while I was down visiting a couple weeks ago. I like one of them so much that it will be a make-n-take at my open house! you'll have to stop by to see which one! :) The designs on these are cases from the SU! fall/winter catty. We changed it up a bit but not much.

I leave you with some cute kiddom. Is he not the cutest thing ever?!? I was shocked when I looked at this picture though. I totally don't see my little baby in him. :( He's growing up so fast! I told Peter that we are never doing his hair that way again! He looks too old with it that way! lol

Aug 26, 2008

Harry Potter baby!

New layout to share. This is a layout featuring my nephew and fellow 'potter-head' Bryan. He is the coolest kid and a amazing artist to boot. Be on the lookout for his name in the comic industry in a few years!

Yes I did cut up the books dust cover but it was a extra one. This will eventually be a 2 page layout. I have the pics from the HP movie I saw with the boy too. Gosh I miss those kids! We haven't had the money to get them up here to visit this year. Totally bummed about that.

Never forget the cute kid pics!

He was playing baseball and had to get set by sticking his tongue out and squinting his eyes. LOL He's so funny!

Aug 18, 2008

Carni Kid and a funny daddy

Just finished this one and I love it! This is the second LO of our day at the county fair. I used seven pics and 47 brads!!! lol I wanted the brads to kinda look like the lights all over the carnival. I actually mounted the photos (totally eyeballed it) put the brads on, then cut around the whole group of photos and remounted it. I didn't want all those brad prongs catching on things.
I'm trying to be more open to journaling on pages even though I HATE my writing. It reads:
We had a great time at the Clark Co. fair. We rode to the fairgrounds on the city bus. Simon was so exited to be on his first bus ride! Once we got there and he saw the carnival rides, he was over the moon! We all rode the spinning bears, then Simon and Peter went on the swings. I was afraid to let him go on the cars and boat, but he did great!
While I was working on this Peter and Simon were playing in Simons' room. When I went in to show Peter the LO this is what I found. LOL
Simon said they were building a big birdie house. I think Peter look ridiculous and cute all at the same time! I love my guys!

Gettin' scrappy with it! (long post!)

I'm tellin' ya I think I've scrapped more in the last month than I did in all of last year!!! Being over on the All Moments Remembered message board has truly inspired me. I love all the challenges an crops. We really are a close community. So friendly and uplifting. Aug 9th was the online crop. We had until Wednesday to complete all the challenges and while I didn't get them all done, I did pretty good. I even completed the ones I didn't get to with in the time limit. This first one is not from the crop but from a weekly AMR challenge. IT was to do a monochromanic LO. I really love the way it turned out. I actually added a journaling card to it in that blank spot on the left side. I just forgot to take a updated picture.

These cards are from the AMR crop. We had to make a Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Winter card.
This crop challenge was pretty hard for me. In actuality I don't like this LO right now. I'm going to change a couple of things and then I hope it will be better. I think mostly it's the title that is just buggin' me.
This challenge was to use stitching on a LO or card. Most of us took the easy route but Melonscraps really rocked it. Check it out on her blog!
Ugh! The iris folding challenge! I had the hardest time getting a proper sized template for this thing! Once that was taken care of it came together pretty easily. I might try it again if I ever feel the need to fold paper for hours on end! lol
This challenge I loved!! I didn't quite make it in under the time limit but that was okay with me because I love this LO! We could only use two different sheets of coordinating pp and card stock. The only exception was the title. The whole thing had to be tilted and it had to have at least a paragraph of journaling. (mine is under the photo. It's a bit personal.)
This one bites too but I did it with 15 minutes until time was up! LOL We had to either make a acrylic album (Melonscraps was the only one to do that) or use a acrylic tag on a LO or card. It was actually really easy and I'm sure I will try it again some time.
This was for Melonscraps challenge. I love how this one turned out!
Can you keep a secret? The photo in this LO is of my Grammie at her 75th b-day party. I was supposed to do a album with the pics and still haven't finished it. She's 80 now! Doh! I want to try and complete it for her for Christmas but I just have such a hard time scrapping that way!
This was for Chris' challenge. We had to do a interpretive design. I didn't do the challenge right but I still like the LO! It is 8 1/2 X 11 for my "All about me" album. Even thought I don't have a actual album that size yet! LOL
This is definitely one of my favorite LOs from the crop. Jessica wanted up to use memorabilia (she used some fancy word for it.) on the LO. I used a fan that we got at the Clark Co. fair the week before. I just ripped the stick off of it and used my StazOn to die it brown. Kinda did this one for my mom too since she is a new SU! demo and all the product on this page is SU!.
This next one is not from the crop but again one of the weekly challenges. We had to use Red and green but not on a Christmas LO. I think it turned out pretty dog gone good!
Oh and here's some cute kid action!
He's playin' his geetar!
On the bus going to the fair. He loved being on that bus! lol He kept telling us everything we were passing like we couldn't possibly see it without his help!

Aug 15, 2008

I've been tagged!

Okay so Tigardlilly aka the smartest scrapbooker in the world has tagged me! So here goes it! There is only 1 rule, ONE WORD ANSWERS!! 1. Where is your cell phone? Ummmmm???
2. Where is your significant other? Work
3. Your hair color? Brown
4. Your mother? loving
5. Your father? weakened
6. Your favorite thing? giggles
7. Your dream last night? Fire!
8. Your dream/goal? freedom
9. The room you're in? livingroom
10. Your hobby? crafting
11. Your fear? kidnappings
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? home
13. Where were you last night? home
14. What you're not? smart
15. One of your wish list items? TV
16. Where you grew up? Cali
17. The last thing you did? dinner
18. What are you wearing? jammies
19. Your TV? off
20. Your pet? none
21. Your computer? addictive
22. Your mood? grumpy
23. Missing someone? nephews
24. Your car? Crappy
25. Something you're not wearing? shoes
26. Favorite store? Crafties
27. Your summer? Boiling
28. Love someone? yeppers!
29. Your favorite color? Yellow
30. When is the last time you laughed? bedtime
31. Last time you cried? yesterday
32. Who you want to Tag? Inara Phew! That was harder than Ihought it would be! Okay off to make inchies! Oh and he's a cute kiddlet for ya! Well so much for that. Blogger isn't letting me do it. Grr!

Aug 5, 2008

Up to stuff

I have a few new scrappy projects to share!
This is a little mini album I did for my hubby. He has been asking for something like this for a while so I made it for his birthday on the 25th. It only took me about an hour and that was with my little 'helper'.
LO I did on Saturday. I really enjoyed making this one. It challenged me because the epoxy stickers I was trying to use just wouldn't stick. I had to figure it out since I really wanted to go with the design in my head. It ended up working out but not before I sent out a plea for help over on the All Moments Remebered message board. Gosh I love those gals!
And a cute picture just because! We went to the Clark County Fair yesterday (7 hours! Phew!) Simon was introducing himself to the ducks. He kept say "Hi! I Shimon! I two!" over and over again. I think he was dissapointed that they didn't say anything back. lol

Isn't this paper line just fab?!? It's called Vintage moon by Pink Paislee. I just love, love, love this stuff. Stacy over at All Moments Remembered has this and a hole slough of other great product in stock. You can check out the link in my side bar and it will take you to the wonderful world of AMR. Also it you haven't yet hop on over to the AMR message board and have a chat with some of the nicest scrappers out there! Everyone on this board it inspiring and encouraging. Stacy and Heather make sure that this is a place where everyone feels comfortable. This coming Saturday is the monthly online crop at AMR. We have a great time completing challenges and chatting. Hope you can join us!

Jul 27, 2008

Been MIA but still busy!

So I have been gone for quite some time now! I won't put you to sleep with all the deets. I'll just break it down simple like.
No money
Almost foreclosed on
The good news is now I have my own little scrap space! The master bedroom in our apartment has two closets and one is a fairly large walk-in. As soon as we saw it the hubs asked if I wanted it for a craft room. I thought he was joking but when we moved in he asked what color paint I wanted! I'm so stoked! I haven't done too much yet since I'm still trying to get things organized. (I think we all know how long THAT can take! lol) My good friend Marilyn is going to come over to try and whip me into shape. She also just moved and got her scrap space all set up in a matter of hours so I'm hoping she can help!
Anyway, I have made quite a few cards. Here's a little looky at 'em.
Christmas in July!
This was for a AMR challenge

Stars and Stripes?

Another AMR challenge

Birthday card for our nephew
Annv. card for a friend

Birthday card for my FIL.

He says he's not turning 61, he's upgrading to "version 6.1". lol

Birthday card for my father.

Just a card to have around 'just in case'.

I'm proud of myself for this one. I cut that flower out with a craft knife. Love it!

Oh and isn't this just the cutest kidlet ever!

This was at a baseball game during the National Anthem.

He's sure an American child! Hmmm great LO idea!