Saturday, October 10, 2009

Busy Busy Busy!

Wow, I have been so busy this last 2 weeks! I have so many new layouts to post, but need to take the time to get pictures of them all! Today I spent the entire day scrapping with an old friend of mine, so nice to reconnect with her! That's it for now, hope everyone is getting lots of scrapping in!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Transparency Challenges

I came across 2 different blogs with a Transparency challenge, so I'm going to use this lo for both :) The first blog is Glue, Scissors, Paper and the other blog is Practical Scrappers.

The Transparency, paper and rub-ons are all by Fancy Pants. The pictures are from Devin's 2 year photo shoot at Sears. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Blog Hop Challenge-Scrapbooks & Stuff

Well, here I am at the last place to stop for the blog hop challenges, I had so much fun the last 2 days being creative and challenged! I really hope you can take the time to participate as well!

Over at Scrapbooks & Stuff our challenge was to use the below LO and use the color pink. I used Pink Cardstock and destressed it by sanding it to make the white core show through. The title is made from American Crafts "Thickers" and patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye-Totally Girl. Enjoy!

Here is the LO

Here is my take

Blog Hop Challenge-The Crafting Pot

Over at The Crafting Pot they wanted us to "kick it old school scrapbook style" pull out those stickers and fiskars scissors! Well, I pulled out the stickers but not the scissors :) Since I couldn't use my cricut to cut a circle, I found a plate and put it flat against the paper and tore around it, then I rounded the corners of the picture and used some old stickers I had for Devin(it takes two) so big/so fast (ek success) and thickers (american crafts) for 18 months. Paper is from my mind's eye-complete boy. Enjoy!

Blog Hop Challenge-Creative Twist

Over at Creative Twist our challenge was to use the title "Lets get down and dirty" I altered it a bit, but not too far off. I had this noodle paper for ever, finally got some good pictures of Alyssa making a mess eating spaghetti and it worked out perfect for this challenge! I used Zoobaloo for the title and some misc ric rac. Enjoy!

Blog Hop Challenge-Just Buggin'

Over at Just Buggin' our challenge was to create something with a die cut AND distress it in some way. I used Hello Kitty font for the () and did not distress those, but then I pulled out Mini Monograms and cut out the cute flowers in a few different sizes and crumpled them up then smoothed them out around the corner of my table and used a brad to hold them together. "6 months" is from the Wild Card cart, one of mine that gets overlooked quite often for the font anyway. Paper is My Mind's eye-Totally Girl. Enjoy!

Blog Hop Challenge-Practical Scrappers

Our challenge over at Practical Scrappers was to make something using a die cut- I used my Hello Kitty carts and made 2 butterflies and the title "Cutie Pie" I also used some rhinestones coming from the butterflies. The paper came from one of my new stacks by My Mind's Eye-Totally Girl. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Blog Hop Entry

Here is my entry for the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog hop! Our challenge over there was to create a card with the below LO and include Ribbon. Enjoy!


My Take

3rd Challenge I did today :)

Here is my take of the Chirper Challenge's blog, we had to use the theme "sweet" (I used my daughter) and also include glitter and a stamp (I stamped with glitter) the patterned paper is K&Company Double sided Girl, I folded over the bottom half and sewed it across. "I Adore You" is a rub-on I bought while I was at Scrap Fest last weekend at the Mall of America, along with the acrylic frame I put the one picture in. The stamp is by Autumn Leaves-Talking in circles (girl) and I stamped it in MS Glue and sprinkled MS glitter over it. Enjoy!

Another Blog Hop Item

Well, I skipped numbers 2 and 3, they just did not appeal to me, so I went onto number 4. We had to make something using the colors in the picture, I don't own any Stampin Up! paper, so I just used what I had. I decided to use up some old rub-ons I had and my nesties which I hardly ever pull out to make a fall card. Enjoy!


Also over at ScrapFiT we were challenged to make a Happy Fall card. I figured since I already made one, I'd hit 2 birds with one stone!

My Take

First stop at the Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone! I decided to do the Fall Blog Hop! Here is my first LO. I decided I was going to challenge myself to use stuff that I haven't used yet. I finally dug out my DCWV Spring Stack and used paper out of that, also used my new DonJuan cart! I love it!
If you would like to join in the blog hop, you can click >>HERE<<. Enjoy!

Here is the sketch

And here is my take

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Family Pictures

We went to Sears the other day to get some family pictures done, and Alyssa's 18 month pictures as well. I wanted to share, these are just the drafts that you get off the site, I can't pick them up until next month, I can't wait to scrap them though!

On another note, I entered Jade's picture in another contest. I posted it on my sidebar, I would really appreciate if you could click on the link and vote for him!

I hope everyone is having a great week!

Here are the Pictures, Enjoy!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Baby Face

This is my little Devin at about 2 months old, just learning to smile :) Gosh I miss him this little!

On another note, I'm super excited, I was able to purchase 3 new carts last week and they should be here any day now. I got Stand & Salute, Simply Sweet and Jubilee! I'm scrapping all day on Sunday so I hope to have some new fresh stuff to post. Enjoy the weekend :)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bath Time

This was Alyssa's first bubble bath, she was so into the bubbles, she kept looking and looking at them, it was so cute!

And here is Devin's, he's just always happy in the bath weather there are bubbles or not! Enjoy :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Son Shine

I don't know why, but I just love this picture of Devin! Lately I've been calling him my Son shine because of how happy he's been. I used some stamps for "son" that I got on clearance at Wal-Mart, and Thickers for "shine". I got the idea for the buttons in the son from an ad I got from Archivers a long time ago. Enjoy :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

4 Months

Here is my DD at 4 months, I had these pictures done at Sears. She is 17 months old now, I can't believe how much she has grown!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

It's all about Eeyore!

My sister in law gave me this outfit for Alyssa, it was so cute! It had a big eeyore on it and says "it's all about eeyore" so I had to make a lo with it!Alyssa is just about to turn 2 months here I used the pooh font cart for the eeyore and font. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Baby Love

I did this one a while back, it was a challenge to sew on your layout. I didn't have a sewing machine yet so I hand stitched at the top. Alyssa was only 2 weeks old here. Enjoy :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Mother's Day 09

As you can see, I only have 2 of the 3 kids with me, I don't know why, but every year in Minnesota, they make fishing opener the same weekend as Mother's day.. NOT FAIR! So my oldest is with Dad fishing, I did get a video text though of him saying Happy Mother's day Mom, I love you! It was so sweet! I took the other 2 to DQ for some Ice cream treats. It was my daughter's first Star Kist! As you can see, she enjoyed it very much!

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Here is a fun one of Jade, he had been asking for a skateboard for so long, he finally ended up getting one for Christmas, but of course, he couldn't use it until summer. This was his first time out on it. I've fallen in love with Thickers, that's what the title is made out of. I just wish they were a little cheaper! Enjoy!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

I painted my Cuddlebug!

I decided since I painted my ATG, my E and a craft storage thing, I may as well paint my cuddlebug too! What's going to be next? I had to buy a new can of paint so I have plenty left!

All taped up and ready to be painted!

All done being painted, I just need to take the tape off now!

Here it is all done! I there is still a little green on the inside, that's because I taped over that metal roller because I wanted to make sure I didn't get any paint in there. I'm OK with that though, I love how it turned out! I still need to buy some bling for it and my E.

Ripley's Believe it or Not!

Summer of 2007, Ripley's came to town! It was so hot out that day and we were debating even going to watch, but we though it was probably a once in a lifetime thing so we packed the kids up and went anyway. Chad Netherland was there, he was attempting to hold 2 airplanes from taking off! He did it! Enjoy!

Friday, August 7, 2009

So excited with my M's find!