Friday, October 30, 2009

A Card a Day. . . Makes us Crazy!

Ha ha! Just wanted to throw a little fun in the midst of life's unending drama. I've been making at least one card a day for various occasions and these two were for an anniversary and a birthday. Both make great use of my Cricut which I'm falling in love with all over again (especially since I have a place to keep it out "permanently") Anyhow, I again scraplifted the second card from Creating Keepsakes (they did butterflies but I don't have a butterfly punch). Using the tone on tone paper (someone thought it was embossed at a glance) gave it a really neat look and then I "lightened" it up a bit with the polka-dot ribbon. Overall - I was really pleased with both of them. Hope they inspire you to take a moment and use some of your scraps to brighten someones day.

Finally, all these cards are making us crazy! J/K, it was crazy hair day at school (something to do with Red Ribbon week) and this is how my kids left the house - not the normal but they were PLEASED!!!

Have a great weekend everyone if I don't see you before Monday :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I finally caught him! (or her?)

So this guy (I think the males are red) has been everywhere except when I have had my camera, so this morning while waiting on the dog I took my camera out with me and he showed up. I know it's a big grainy but it was pretty good distance away. With my love for red and birds combined - how could you not think this guy/gal is stunning!

For a little creative inspiration (my list of cards to make is a MILE long) I thought I would share a card I did that I scraplifted from the card section in my Creating Keepsakes Magazine. I purchased this ribbon a while back and it wasn't really fitting into my current stuff so I thought it would work great for this "Thinking of You" card. The flowers were my Spare Parts and I'm pretty certain the button was American Crafts (and I know the ribbon is). Enjoy your day and take the time to tell someone you are thinking of them - it'll surely make them smile:)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

In the Grooove!

After several days (even weeks) of my groove being broken - I think it's working again. (At the expense of one VERY UGLY two page layout which I will spare you!) Finally, I was pleased with something . . . not my alltime favorite ... but at least I'm willing to show it. You be the judge!

On another note, Lovely Amber tried to teach me how to link to other websites - so let's see how much I actually retained. Let me know if you get to the Elle's Studio Blog for WCMD.
Have fun!
p.s. - I think it worked!

Monday, October 19, 2009

A Few Days . . .

So it's been more than a "few" days since I posted and didn't realize it had been so long! I did this one today to just catch everyone up on what's going on and make Lisa feel like she's not so far away from home (we miss you Aunt Lisa!) So here's why I haven't been here in a while.....

Sweet Taylor's 3rd Birthday (& Abbi scored her 1st goal of the season on the same day)

(This hasn't kept me busy but just thought it was cute - apparently eating watermelon is a contact sport at our house!) Almost makes me want to put him in T-ball just cause he's so stinkin' cute in that helmet!

We've enjoyed fall & dashing into the "pile" of leaves we raked together.

We (I mean Abbi and I) had a "sleep" over at church. This is my girls/class doing their crafty pic frames - way to go girls (& Amber)!

We took this little ladybug to the CIRCUS - she was just as excited about the cotton candy - SUPER CUTE!!! (And for those who don't know my brother, she is his "spitting" image!

Then on Sunday - This little jewel visited our church and spent the night with Mrs. Stacey - she was soooooo excited! (So were we.)

And this is what we have done today to catch up from all the fun we've been having. Braden had such a meltdown after school - I forced him to take a nap or else someone was going to get hurt - I'm sure you mother's out there know exactly what I'm talking about.

So anyway, my goal is to share something crafty tomorrow (hopefully I'll get to stay home most of the morning - a RARE treat!)
Good evening to you wherever you might be reading this ;)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Crafty Chic in the Making~

Talk about lettin' go - this was a complete exercise in that! It was just us girls and she wanted to scrapbook (partly 'cause that's what I was doing) I gave her the pics of time by the pool with Taylor, Tori, Aunt Melissa, and Uncle Bryan. I let her pick the paper, rub-ons, everything and tried to only provide the guidance she requested and here is what we got. Pretty good for an eight year old without a kit. Her only struggle was the tape-runner kept giving her troubles (and Lisa, you and I know how that is even for grown-ups! ha ha!)

Well, we're off to our first piano lessons (aside from the ones they did at school). Can't believe my children are taking piano lessons - it's kinda weird since they are doing something that I did - dejaveax (sp?) Anyway, enjoy!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Our Weekend (at a glance)....

So it was pretty busy (but a bit lazy too) around here this weekend. We started off with our first trip ever to Sizzlin' Science. This was held at GCCC and had tons of science related "experiments" for the kids to get excited about. Mason loved it so much he didn't even complain once about that heat - talk about a miracle!

Woo Hoo! Soccer season has begun & Abbi along with the other Purple Terminators won their first game (1-0) but who's keeping score right? Wrong! She plays hard and that's what we love about her: Never Say Die! That's her bootin' the ball #5.

Once that excitement died down, the boys went off to work on Derby Cars and Abbi and I scrapbooked together (I'll save those pics for tomorrow's blog) I finished the mini-album that was intended to be submitted for a challenge but didn't quite make the deadline.

I'm not a huge fan of mini-books because they tend to just sit around, they aren't chronological necesarily and I've honestly got too much other scrapping to do to justify a side project.

But I gave it a try and here are a few of the shots (not all of them!)

Well, I hope this week starts of well for you all!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Elle's Studio Late Nite Card Challenge!

I have a friend who is having a Birthday real soon and thought this might work out well for her Birthday - kinda modern with a touch of bling (the white dots are sparkly) Enjoy and the Blog Hop all day has been fun - hope I win something!