Wednesday, December 31, 2008

9 Months

I had a few minutes this morning to put together a LO for Alyssa's 9 month pictures. I believe the sketch came from pagemaps, but I actually got it from a challenge that was posted, you can read about that HERE I used Bazzil paper for the backround and the designed paper is from the 2008 DCWV summer stack. I think the ribbon is just stuff from the dollar spot at Target. I used George for the sign and font and the circle. I also used Skittles for some embilishments. And yes I know I missed the H in Months! I have fixed it :)

Thanks for looking! Comments always welcome :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve!

Hi all, Just wanted to wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas! Here is a fun picture I took of Alyssa the other day. I will be taking more of all the kids tonight.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

2009 Calandar

I'm almost done with this now, so I thought it is time to share! All I need to do is send some pics into walgreens to get them developed and glue them in. This will be going to my mom for Christmas.

Diamond fold Mini Scrapbooks

I seen these really cute Diamond Fold scrapbooks today and had to try them! They will be perfect for my Grandma for Christmas, this is the kind of stuff she likes and she likes things simple too so I didn't put a whole lot into them. I made 3, one for each child using their favorite color. Here is a link to a youtube video that explains how to make them. You will be suprised on how easy they are!

Here is the front and back to Alyssa's, Hers was the first one I did so I ended up putting it together wrong, but it still works, just the front cover is in the wrong spot when you have it open, but when you close it it's correct.

This is the front and back of Devin's

The front and back of Jade's

Sears Pictues

Well, today we had pictures at Sears with all the cousin's/Grand kids, there are only 6 all together, but it was so much fun and the lady was so creative! We didn't do a Chrismtas theme because some members of our family don't celebrate that holiday so we just left it a general theme so that all can enjoy. We have Dustin (13) Jade (6) Adrea (5) Brooke (2) Devin (2) Alyssa (9 months)

The kids were suposed to be going back and forth in this one, but you know kids! This is what we got :) It's still adorable!

They call this one "The bird's eye view" It's fun, but the only thing is that someone is alyways going to be upside down, so it's hard to display.

I love this one, All the kids are smiling exept Alyssa, this was the first one they took and Alyssa started crying the second I put her down! Go figure!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Idea Deck!!!

Well, DH gave me one of my presents early this year since I knew what it was anyway :) I got the Idea deck from Club Scrap! I love this thing!

I want to put out a challenge to all of you, I have scanned the 2 of hearts, it's only a 1 star so it is super simple. I want you to use this sketch and creat a LO. You can click the image to make it larger. Comment here and you will be entered into a RAK. I will have my DS Draw a name sometime the first week of January. I want to give plenty of time since I know everyone is really busy this time of year. I'll be going shopping for some goodies by then too and will post what I find as soon as I buy it :) I hope to see some creative things! Don't forget to have fun with it! Please also feel free to link this to your blog so others can join!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Jade had his 2nd Christmas concert yesterday, he had so much fun! He was chosen to play the bells for one of the songs, I was so proud of him! Last year he was so shy and it took a lot to get him to participate in things, now this year, he is always raising his hand wanting to participate. His grade sang 3 songs and also did a Tickle dance. The entire program lasted about an hour and a half. It was really enjoyable watching all the kids sing. I'm looking forward to the spring concert!

Cub Scouts Awards

Showing off his tiger paw

getting pinned

Pizza time!

His new patches


Last night Jade had his cub scout award ceramony, he had a blast, we of course sat with Cole and his family. Jade earned a few different badges and his tiger paw to hang beads off of.

SNOW-We got lots this year!

It started snowing pretty early the morning of December 14th, I didn't think to take a picture of the snow we had before this storm, but lets just say, you could still see the grass poking threw. I took the daytime picture at about 12:30 in the afternoon, it was still comming down pretty good there. By later that evening it had let up a lot so dh decided he'd go out and snow blow so we could get out the next morning. That's the night time picture I have posted. The news channel said we got between 10-12 inches, we had about 2 foot snow drifts in our yard. Needless to say, the kids were psyched to go out and play! Now if it would just warm up!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Thank You!

I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for all of you who have decided to follow my blog! I look forward to your comments on my projects! Thanks!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

What's New?

We had our team Christmas party at work on Friday, the person I had wasn't able to make it due to personal reasons, but she only lives a few blocks away from me so I delivered it to her myself. She had a blast opening all the smaller gifts and was happy with all the snowman things I had gotten for her. Then she started opening the candles, I had wraped them indvidually so they didn't scratch eachother, she opened the "Y" first and said "does this spell JOY?" She LOVED them! She seemed very happy with them which made me feel happy. It's so hard to buy things for people you really don't know.

As for scrapping, I've been working on a calander to give this year, I'm still not sure who I want to give it to yet, I'll probably decide last minute. I just finished up July last night, I will post all the pages when I'm completly done.

We are under a blizzard warning, I guess we are suposed to get up to 12 inches of snow! It's pretty warm out, well warmer than it has been, yesterday we hit 30* when last week, we were hitting -30*.

Well, I had better get to the kiddos, they are all at my feet telling me they are hungry! I hope everyone has a

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Secret Santa Gift

Well, I decided to do the Secret Santa this year at work, I didn't do it last year and felt kind of left out becaues I still had to go in for the meeting and everyone was opening all their stuff and I just sat there like a bump on a log. Anyway, I submitted my sheet and my supervisor drew for me since I work at home, and who do I get? The person I dis-like the most on my entire team! Oh well, I made the best out of it. I went to the dollar store to get her a few smaller gifts and picked up some candles too to try melting pictures in them. I decided to do the word "JOY" and embilished it a little with ribbon and some flowers. For the very first time me doing this, it didn't turn out too bad! I also bought her a 3 tier candle holder so she can put the candles on it if she chooses to. That all together is her "big gift" I hope she likes it, she said she likes candles so...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

update on Alyssa

Well, this morning we woke up with a 100.6 fevor, which isn't too bad, I did give her some motrin though to help with the ear pain which took the fevor away as well. After dropping Jade off at school, we ventured out to target and the dollar store to get a few things. She did real well today until right after supper, she started getting crabby so I took her temp, and it's up to 100.5 so I gave her more motrin to help her sleep, within 15 minutes of that she was konked out.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

some new layouts

Here are a few LO's that I've done in the last few weeks! Sorry I have not posted in a while, life just got busy! I'm sure you all know how that goes!
Well, blogger split up the pictures, but this is half of my youngest DS after we "carved" pumpkins this year, pretty simple, the bats are from PPDU.

This is also my youngest DS, he was only like 2 months here. Just a random LO for the day. No cricut

Here he is again, these were his 2 year pictures done at Sears, I still need to journal on the tag

Here is the second half of DS's layouts from this years halloween

Happy Birthday Jade! This is the first LO I have done for his birthday this year. I'm hoping I can get the others done soon! He had a Transformer birthday party.

Here is my oldest DS "carving" pumplkins this year. We decided not to actually carve them this year so we bought the things that you just pop in. The kids had a blast! We changed them up a few times before halloween! I used SYI for the pumpkins

Here is my DD, these pictues were taken by my oldest. He loves taking pictures of the babies! I did this one a while ago, so I can't really remember what carts the cuts came from, sorry!

Here's my baby girl, this was one of her 3 month pictures from Sears. It's just a simple LO pretty much just to get the 8x10 on paper so I can put it in her book.

This is Jade and Devin for Christmas 2006 visiting Santa at the Miller Hill Mall, the font is the new Calligriphy from M's.

Here is DS on halloween, he dressed up as Tigger, I used Tigger Font for the baby Tigger and the words, he was such a cutie! Once he relized that people where putting candy in his bucket he had a blast!