Well I had to break down and buy a new swing for the new baby, my last swing has finally reached the end of it's life after providing hour upon hour of amusement for 4 kids. Well anyways I found this Fisher Price one, like my other one and it's a cradle swing(My fav) meaning it can swing side to side or front to back at Target. Is it not the trendiest pattern? Just perfect for scrapbooking. I can't wait to get a picture of the new little guy in it, but for now this picture of Avery trying it out will have to suffice. Have a great weekend!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Okay so I actually accomplished 2 different layouts at naptime today! That might be a record. Anywho I used CTMH'S papercrafting month special kit Felicity for both of these kits, the kit is no longer available however if you love it and must have it, let me know I have a few extra kit's for sale. I used more of the amazing pictures Aubrey took of my kiddos, both pages were very simple on the boy page I used the blue papers from the kit and accented with Barn Red I also used buttons,hemp, pewter brads the Authentic stamp set and Mcgill file folder punch and the George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge to cut out the letters for the title. On Avery's page I used the paper and stamp set that came with Felicity, and I used a ton of pearls, and some Sorbet brads on the flower which is from Prima. The little birdie at the top was stamped cut out and pop dotted and he has a little bitty sparkle for an eye.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Here is my version of this week's mojo monday sketch challenge, you can find the original sketch here at http://www.mojomonday.blogspot.com/. I used cardstock in Bamboo, Cocoa, and Blush from CTMH, the patterned paper is probably a couple of years old but is from K & Company. The stamp is A Tweet from CTMH and stamped in Desert Sand once and then again on different paper then cut out and popdotted. Random lace, ribbon and button, hemp and pearls from CTMH. Flourish was cut out with the Cricut using Accent Essentials(I think). I was really in the mood to play today but had to get ready for a card class tonight so this is it for me today!
Well last night Elaina and I made a project for the 100th day of school which will be on Wednesday. The students were asked to make a project using 100 of anything, so Elaina picked flowers. We cut 100 little flowers out with the Cricut, then daddy punched 100 little yellow centers, then we glued everything together on a Wilton 14in cake circle, then later added petals on the edge and we sandwhiched them in with another cake circle so the back is all white! I used CTMH'S textured cardstock only 2 pieces for all the flowers and petals the paper has a lighter color on the back. I used the Accent Essentials cartridge for the flowers, Storybook for the font and George and Basic Shapes for the ovals(Petals on the edge). I also used a MS butterfly punch and mini sparkles. Hopefully this is a little better than macoroni or something!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
A very talented CTMH consultant Vicki Wizniuk posted a template for this milk crate that holds 3x3 cards on her website which is www.wizardshangout.blogspot.com It was adorable so I thought I would give it a try. I used Veranda paper and Love Story and Love Letters rub-ons a Martha Stewart butterfly punch, some bitty sparkles and I made one of those cool flowers for the front! I made three cards to go inside with envelopes.
Here is a card I made today again with the contraband! This time I used paper from Terri Conrad Designs from the Pink Lemonade Collection which is probably like a year and a half old, oh well atleast I am getting to it now! I also used CTMH'S You're a Hoot, Life Delights and Thank You stamp sets. I made this card using the sfytt challenge which I have never done before but really am going to try to keep on top of it, you can find the sketch at http://www.iheart2stamp.com/. I also used a Martha Stewart punch a bunch of different sparkles and glitter.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Okay so today I was working on organizing my scrap room which I truely believe to be a never ending process. While working on paper I found a bunch of contraband paper(Non-CTMH) that I just had to use today! So the base page is Scenic Route and the clouds and adorable little critters were cut out from the Imaginise Twitterpated paper. I also used the Authentic, Who Loves you and State Of Mind stamp sets- both CTMH, lots of sparkles, buttons, a Prima flower, and a CTMH croched flower. The picture is a candid my awsome ex-neighbor whom I already miss, took of my youngest daughter this past summer at our camp. I love this style of scrapbooking and think it is so my style but I rarely ever scrapbook like this. So is it in my box or outside my box?
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Okay, there is really no rhyme or reason why we celebrate Valentines Day and I guess I would'nt even say we celebrate it really. We love each other every day but I guess in reality it is a perfect excuse for me to make some cute little crafty treats! I have to satrt off by saying that the super cool suckers and heart shaped choclates were totally cased from another blogger named Amy http://www.theidearoom.blogspot.com/ she has instructions there, her blog is packed full of cool crafty little treasures. I started out by making one of these great suckers for each of my kids. The candy bar(Green & Black's organic chocolate with almonds) and the matching little candy bag is for my hubby. The Magnolia Tilda bag is for my oldest daughter, and the little chicks for my youngest daughter. The dinosaur is for my oldest son and the lion for my youngest son! The one with Hershey kisses is for my kids Sunday school teacher. I had a blast making these little toppers yesterday! Very last minute I know but we were sick so that's my excuse! I also made a little album for my sweety but I will have to post that later this afternoon as I have children who need to be bathed!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Okay, so my whole family has been dealing with the stomache bug for the past week (yuck)! There was one day were I could barely get off the couch but on the bright side being sick always reminds me how grateful I am to be healthy! So since I have not done anything crafty for a couple days and I actually feel pretty well I decided to whip up this little baby bib this morning. I got this bright idea that I should make all the new baby's bibs and burb clothes, but have I ever made either before? The answer is no, but I was feeling brave and had lot's of extra material on hand so I just traced one of Avery's bibs and went to town. Now I know exactly where my mistakes are and how to do the next one better so I think I will keep trying and playing and see what I can come up with!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Okay so I have decided to be brave and post the pictures of my daughter's b-day cake on here for all the world to see. Now please keep in mind that I am not a cake decorator nor do I play one on t.v(ha,ha) actually I am just plain not good at it, and I have accepted that fact. So after being up half the night with kiddos with the stomach bug and after most of the day washing laundry from the kids with the stomach bug, this was all I could come up with. Elaina is thrilled however she thinks it's just amazing, she wanted princesses and was hoping for a castle but did'nt think I could handle that but I am telling you the Paper Doll Dressup cartridge for the Cricut is just amazing. This is the 3rd "Cricut" cake I have made, it is the perfect thing for those of us who are cake decoratingly(is this a word?) challenged. Oh how easily you can impress a 7 year old and it's a good thing to, because I don't know that I will ever get any better at it! Now on my behalf I would like to say the pictures are not the greatest and Elaina helped me as well okay poor excuses I know!
Monday, February 8, 2010
My oldest turns 7 tommorrow, wow where does the time go? Well she loves anything girly and she always travels with paper, coloring books, and crayons, so I thought I would try my hand at a tote for her to put all her traveling"ART" supplies in for her b-day. I also ordered her the coolest little mermaid plate with her picture on it but it has yet to arrive. I am by no means an expert seamstress and I basically just make stuff up as I go along so I guess it's a good thing she is only going to be 7 and she still thinks everything I make is "amazing". The material is some I had leftover from a lap quilt I made and the flowers are from CTMH and the buttons are from Basic Grey is'nt it amazing how sewing and scrapbooking can intermingle?
Well I decided to start working on the new baby's quilt last night, and I could not stop. However when I got to the backing I had to quit, I am horrible at math & measuring so I went to my dear sweet husband for help. Well bless his heart he is a phenominal carpenter and mathmetician but turns out he is NOT a quilt maker! Let's just suffice it to say I had to do a lot of fixing and seam ripping and still ended up cutting of a bunch of material and have to go buy more today. So the moral of my story is logical mathmatical problem solving does not always apply to quilt making and my winging it seems to work just fine! So this is the top, please excuse the wrinkles and threads, I keep thinking eventually I will learn how to be a good sewer, but so far it has not been working out so good for me!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Another simple card I made today using more Basic Grey Bittersweet paper(man I love that stuff) and I dusted off one of my Happy Hopper stamps-relaxing Bubbles. The word Relax came from the CTMH set Relax. The ribbon is American crafts the croched flowers are from CTMH, and the sparkly button from Basic Grey. Now don't pick on me too bad this is I think my first time coloring one of these stamps with Copics, I have always colored these and House Mouse stamps with my Prisma colored pencils and Gamsol and I love how they turn out but since I am pregnant I really should not be using the Gamsol, so I used my Copics and I have come to the conclusion I am just going to have to keep practicing!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Okay so I saw the cutest little apple shaped box thingy at Amy Scheffer's blog http://www.pickledpaperdesigns.blogspot.com/ if you have never been you must go, she is my papercrafting hero. Anyways I thought I could copy her idea, so I used some scallopped square chipboard I had from a $1.00 bin album at Michaels. I covered it with Topstich paper and used the amazing Feb SOTM Piece Of Cake. The ribbon is from Wal-mart, the pink flower is from Prima, and I colored using Copics, everything else is CTMH. I think it will be cute filled with one maybe 2, cupcakes.
Monday, February 1, 2010
I made this today for the mojo monday scketch challenge, I have not played in a long long time. Anyways I used Basic Grey's Bittersweet paper, Prima flowers, Lot's of glitter, a sparkle brad(CTMH) Tilda from Magnolia colored with Copics, I also used CTMH'S Authentic, Love Birds, and State Of Mind. Go check out the link for the sketch http://www.mojomonday.blogspot.com/