Friday, September 30, 2011

Decorate To Celebrate- Challenge #9

Decorate To Celebrate's Challenge #9 is to create any project to be used as a party decoration (or party supply) for a BABY'S BIRTHDAY!!  
My friend just had her baby, so this is a gift bag with all kinds of goodies for the whole family. I taped some stitched crepe paper at the bottom so jazz up my plastic basket. 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Scrapping Away

I used Pencil Lines sketch 252 for this layout.  First, I had tried to scrap these on some brown cardstock, and it just looked a little sad to me. So the pictures sat around my desk for a while until I completely started over on it. 

Another layout, from our vacation last spring!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

LESSology Challenge #2

The LeSSology challenge #2 is to make a trinket box! I used the Martha Stewart score board to make the box. I started by doing the bottom with the cute spider paper. But, after making the top up I realized the lid completely covers the bottom! I plan on putting some sweet treats in there with a few fake spiders for my honey:)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Cardz TV ~ Cricut Cardz Challenge #91

The current Cricut Cardz challenge is to make a spooky Halloween card. I used Happy Hauntings cartridge to make the witch and background scallop oval.
I have got to get my Halloween decorations out this week! I can pretend it is fall even though the thermometer is still reading 105 out;)

Saturday, September 24, 2011


There are some Cricut cartridges that I haven't really even ventured into trying. Songbird definitely is one of the least used ones. Not anymore! I made about four or five layouts and pushed myself to use something from that cartridge. Here is the first one, the fly wording worked perfectly with the Tinkerbell costume.

Friday, September 23, 2011


I have scrapped some of these same type photos from Easter last year, but hey why not do some more?! We will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary this spring. We have been discussing a vow renewal in Las Vegas. We married at the Tropicana, and I would like to do a renewal ceremony and a party afterwards. I love any excuse for a little bit of partying:) 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pencil Lines Sketch 251

I know that I thought Arizona was just one big desert, (I never even had visited before we moved here!) But, in my opinion it is one of the prettiest places around:) Mountains, water, and beautiful vegetation. I used Pencil Lines sketch 251 for this layout.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Easy Canvas Prints Review

I am so excited to share with you a review of Easy Canvas Prints. I did an 11x14 size of a photograph with a .75 wrap. I took this photograph at my sister's wedding. The quality of canvas is amazing. I cannot wait to show it to her! The packaging for shipment was super secure, and came very quickly. Thank you, Easy Canvas Prints!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Just Add Water

I used Shimelle's sketch of the week to get me going on some swimming pictures of Audrey. I love to go crazy with patterned papers any chance I get!

Here is a family picture when we went to Sedona a few weeks ago. The kids had no idea we were going to take a pink jeep tour. It is hard for me to keep any kind of surprise, this one was really worth it.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A Starbucks Giftcard Winner

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Thanks for playing along everyone!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

LESSology Challenge #1

I have been working on this little mini/journal off and on for the past couple of days, and just finished it this afternoon. I really wanted to enter the first LESSology challenge! The cover and back are made from cardboard, with the inner pages being layered patterned paper. Every night before the kids go to bed we go around and say what we are thankful for. Sometimes they are fun, silly things, and others are more serious. I am going to try to fit a couple weeks worth of those in this book. 
One of the sillier ones was Dante saying he was thankful for the house and windows but not doors...guess he would have to get in and out though the windows;)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Around the Campfire: Blog Party

Campfire Chic is having a blog party, and I contributed a post HERE. A fun diy banner made out of a men's shirt. I am giving away a $5 Starbucks giftcard, so be sure to check out the post to see how to enter!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Travel Challenge

Scrapbook Circle is having a challenge where you create a layout with a travel theme...Here is mine using their September kit! I am still plugging away with my Alaska pictures from last spring. Sometimes the silliest pictures are the best pictures:)

Friday, September 9, 2011

A Fond Farewell

I wanted to share the news about Scrapbook Sussies...I have been so proud to have been a part of this kit club since 2008! The above layouts were when I guest designed with them in Jan '08. It has been such a positive, fun experience, and I will miss all the cute kits that Lara put together each month. There will be a clearance sale starting on Monday, some great deals are to be had! 
Over the past 5 years I have been on a design team of some capacity...time really does fly! Every team I have been on has been a great learning experience, and I have met some really great people! But, I have to say that I am ready to play along with some challenges and create some new things that have been swirling around in my head. 
If you have ever thought of being on a design team and haven't tried, go for it! Trust me, the worst that will happen is a no...and that's OK! I have gotten lots of no's, and I have learned not to take it personally. Everyone's styles are different!
Alright, I am off my soapbox now, have a nice weekend:)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Baby Sprinkle

I really enjoyed doing up a baby sprinkle (called a sprinkle for baby #2 or more) for one of my close gal pals out here! I will preface this by saying, I had lots of help with this one:) Since my mom was in town, she pretty much set up the diaper cake, which involves the rolling of allot of diapers! We then used the Cricut to cut out the name letters. 
The cupcake toppers, and the top part of the sugar scrub labels are from Pluff Muddd Studio. She also did the elephant themed invites, they were absolutely darling.
My friend makes the most amazing food, and her cupcakes were incredible as usual...and did a I mention they were vegan? She is my cooking hero.
I found the plastic champagne glasses at the dollar store, and made this lemon drop champagne punch. 
I would say this best advice I can give for any event, is to write out and even draw out the crafts and details that you want to include. It really helps when you get to crunch time to know what your game plan is.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

September Scrapbook Sussies

I used the Scrapbook Sussies September kit to pull together a few vacation pages, and a back to school one about going to kindergarten. I have one more layout to share in a few days on their blog, my first time using pictures from my camera phone on a layout:)