Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Some Blue for Today

I used a Kreatorville Kraft kit for this layout, (make sure to head to their site- some great deals going on!)
We have a turtle sandbox that we had been using as a pool for the last few summers, but have upgraded to an inflatable pool for this summer. When we would be in the backyard, Audrey would just hop in there with her clothes on. These pictures are so her:)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


It is time for another giveaway! CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from cookware to cribs to specific needs such as dining room sets and dog beds.
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So here is how you enter:
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So you can earn up to three entries! I will draw a random winner next Monday morning, July 5th.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #16

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #16:
Independence day -July 4th Theme w/ Star shape:

Create a 4th of July project adding a star shape somewhere on your project.

I used the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge for the stars, and tried out a new embossing folder that I recently got- Textile (love it!)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Easy as Pie

Boy, do I love pie. It even tops cake on my list. Good thing I can't bake a pie to save my life, or I would be in trouble ;)
I used
Elle's Studio Digital tags for the toppers. They are the USA Vintage ones. This is the first time I have really worked with digital files and it was super easy. I promise! You can type in what wording you want and voila- custom tags. I even sized the file so I could easily punch them out with a circle punch. LOVE IT! Here is the secret, if you are not a pie maker/baker (like me)- Wal Mart has mini pies for 63 cents! There are lots of flavors- blueberry, apple, you name it. These would be great for a 4th party.

Theme Week!

I love the 4th of July and everything that comes with I thought it would be fun to have a whole week dedicated to this holiday and color combo. There may even be some fun surprises ;) Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Happy News

The cat is out of the bag :) I am on the Elle's Studio Design Team for the next term. I am SO EXCITED!! Make sure to check out the other DT members blogs, there is a ton of great talent.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

July Scrapbook Sussies Sneaks

Some Scrapbook Sussies July sneaks... I still want to do one more layout of some pictures with my sister. We were so fashionable back in the day ;) You have also got to check out the Summertime Sussies Special Edition Mini-Kit, I treated myself this month, like I needed more reasons to scrap!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #15

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #15

Summer Time at the Beach: Create a project for summer using something you would find at the beach.

I have been wanting to try some stenciling for quite a while, so this was my try at it ;) I was looking for a tea towel in yellow, and couldn't find one. So, this is actually a cloth napkin! I used life is a Beach cartridge for the anchor.I cut it out with card stock and then sprayed the back lightly with some adhesive. I then painted with black fabric paint. The ruffle is a strip of polka dot fabric that I pushed through the sewing machine while stitching to give a ruffled effect. This will go in our tiki trailer, I really needed some hand towels in there.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

My Favorite Toy and More!

Here is my layout for the current challenge at These are a Few of My Favorite Things, choosing your favorite toy...I chose my camera! It is always with me- and I love to take pictures wherever we are :)

I also wanted to thank Kreatorville Krafts for the fabulous prize pack of scrapbooking supplies. I cannot wait to play with it all the rest of the weekend!!

And, thank you- Sols(tr)ikke for the wonderful potholders and fabric, all the way from Norway! Such lovely things:)

Whew, think that covers it! Hope everyone has a wonderful Father's Day, give your dad or hubby a hug and tell him thank you.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Minnie Party- More Details...

I'll admit that this wasn't my most favorite cake to make...but, Audrey loved it- and that's what counts :) The bottom was a 12 inch cake pan (that took two boxes of cake mix!) I then had a bow candy mold and just stuck them to the bottom edge. The cupcake liners were black and white polka dots. I found the bows at the fabric store for 15 cents a piece. They easily slid into the toothpicks.

Audrey taking a snack break.

I put a bunch of bows in a jar to have everyone guess the amount. It was quite the hit.

The mouse ears were cut with my Cricut. I then punched holes in the top and bottom and threaded through the straws.

I found these purses and cute little headbands to put in them for the girls. The boys got chalk and a hot wheel (Dante helped pick those out!)
More photos at Flickr, if interested! Thanks for checking out Audrey's 2nd Birthday:)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Crop Suey Challenge #11

The Crop Suey challenge for this week was to use paint. I got the black paint out for this one!

Minnie Party Goodie Table

I have allot of images to share from Miss Audrey's second birthday!! So, I am going to split it out over separate posts as not to get too overwhelming :)

This was the treat table that was set up in the front entry. I have a "baking closet" with lots of containers and trays, so I just shopped from there to put out all the treats.

I have got to say that this fabric was one of my favorite things! I found it at a local fabric store and knew it was a must. It was 9 dollars a yard (hence, I got one yard!) My mother in law serged the edges with black thread.

My mom is always looking out for good deals for party favors...So, these sunglasses were in my stock pile. I just hung them on a Mickey Mouse glass for the kiddos to pick out their favorite color.

More to come:)

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #14

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #14
Celebrate Dear Dad - Create a masculine project for a dear dad

I used the Paisley cartridge for the flower background and the smile title. Everyday Paper Dolls has the butterfly cut!
Happy Monday all:)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Taste Tester

We have been working on Audrey's 2nd birthday cake. She got a little sassy when I took the bowl away!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

These are a Few of My Favorite Shoes

The current challenge at These Are a Few of My Favorite Things is about shoes! I haven't met many shoes that I don't like :) Be sure to check out their blog for details, lots of giveaways for this challenge!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Staycation: Old School Style

The hubby's birthday was over the weekend, and coincidentally my family was in town... So it was time to leave the house ;) We stayed at the Valley Ho, it was just too much fun. It was really close to lots of restaurants, so we braved the heat at went out on the town.

And, I am going to have a layout published in Scrapbook News and Review! I hadn't gotten around to posting it on the blog, so now it will have to wait a little was a new favorite!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #13

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #13
For the Bride:
Create a project using one of the following;something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue
I used the Sweethearts cartridge for the tag and wording. I also used the Swiss Dots folder through the top layer of Mr. & Mrs. for some texture. Also, don't forget there is a Design Team Call for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June Scrapbook Sussies Reveal

Check out the June Scrapbook Sussies Kit !

I had lots of fun getting some vacation photos scrapped!

I also wanted to share this blog challenge site: These are a Few of My Favorite Things. They are having a huge challenge giveaway...And the challenge is about favorite shoes :) And, I was one of the winners in their last challenge, thanks y'all!