Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!

The last day to display my spooky decor before it all goes down and Mr. turkey comes up. Hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween.

3 Scrappy Boys Nov Sneak Peek

It's getting closer! November is right around the corner, just one more day away. Here's a little sneak peek at the 3 Scrappy Boy's November kit.

I had so much fun playing with it and can't wait to share the full reveal. This month I received the Main kit and was able to get 5 layouts and a card completed. In fact, I used every little bit of it up and nothing is left...awwww...feels so good. It was perfect for my fall photos.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fall Back Challenge

Did you see Kelly Goree's cover page to Scrapbook and Cards Today? Such an adorable page, loved all the folded leaves. I tried the organomi folding but didn't turn out right because my squares were too big so decided to go with chipboard pieces instead. Here's my take

Working on some fun sneaks for my first 3 Scrappy Boys kit...almost time for the reveal!

Monday, October 17, 2011

DIY: Raspberry Shortcake Costume

My six year old daughter is a size 14, it's getting very hard finding flattering clothing and Halloween costume shopping was just an adventure too. She likes this Raspberry shortcake costume we saw in the store but they don't have her size. So I told her I'd try to make it. Me...the mother that purchased a sewing machine so that she could sew on her layouts...and has never made anything that gets more complicated than hemming a straight line.

So my first stop was the Goodwill, and it happened to be my lucky day! All summer clothing was half price and I scored with these two items: a Gap polka dot Dress $1.99 and pink wrap for $1.99 minus the 50% discount had me checking out at $2.12!! (Happy.Dance) I wanted a red wrap but beggers can't be choosers and buying a red sweater and then having to sew it shorter was one step too much. I'm keeping it at the Level "EASY" here.

At home I searched her closet and found the perfect lime green top from Children's place purchased a couple years ago when it was on winter clearance. Next step, I went though the boxes of outgrown baby/toddler clothing to find matching lime green fabric and scored again with a pair of 24month old pants that we got from Walmart for a $1 back when she was 2 years old. I couldn't find the right color of green ribbon in my stash for the center of the belt but Michaels had in their xmas display the perfect color for $1.99 per roll. A little bit of snipping and a little bit of sewing and this pair of old pants made the perfect belt and head piece.

Next I dug out my cuttlebug and circle spellbinders to roll out 7 raspberries for the belt and 7 raspberries for the headband out of some hot pink felt I had in my stash.

The only additional item I had to buy was the pink wig which is optional but daughter really wanted it.

Not to bad for a novice if I don't say so our little Raspberry Shortcake whose entire costume was created minus the wig for only $4.12.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Love Blooms

I'm getting caught up on my Got sketch layouts, this is Sketch #7, only one left to complete. I"m loving the double pagers since I take tons of photos at events and never have room in my designs to include them all. This was of my sister in laws wedding last year.

Supplies: PP and chipboard Scenic Rounte Sonoma, EK Success and Martha Stewart punches, Kaiser pearls, Pebbles brad, Prima flowers, Jillibean soup and SEI stickers, misc sequins

Back to School Celebration

I took a ton of 1st day of school photos since I took part of the day off to attend the half day with my son. My friend pointed me out to this blog with the cool idea of having a back to school dinner party, check it out for free printables. But our evenings are so hectic and we usually eat at grandma's house so I decided to celebrate with Back to School Breakfast style...hoping I remember to carry on this tradition next year because my daughter's surprise and excitement that morning made it all worth while. The kids woke up to find their very own rice crispie cake with flags showing their grades on a confettie decorated dining table. Mine didn't turn out as pretty but it's just the little extra things that make it exciting for kids.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy News!

I've got some exciting news to share!
You're looking at the newest member of ...the 3 Scrappy Boys Design Team!
Check it out here

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Gliding down the Driveway

Lilybee design: catching fall, carribean twine, Jillibean soup alpha stickers, amy tangerine thickers, fiskar punch, pink paislee date sticker, WRMK stitched cardstock, Got Sketch design

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

9 plus 5

Just celebrated our 9 year anniversary and Micah's 5th birthday. So much to be thankful for, my partner and friend who's always there when needed.

My son, the middle child, the one that always makes people laugh with his crazy cheerful banter. He waves hi to every stranger he passes, he twirls a tuff of his hair when tired so that it sticks up all day, and he loves fighting ninja style. A few weeks ago when we were walking out of Walmart, my 6 year old daughter asks me who are all those kids on the posters? I told her it's the missing children that were taken by strangers and they are posting it up so if we see someone, we can contact the police so they can be returned to their families. I didn't even realize Micah was listening until one night at bedtime, he said his prayers and then added, "I pray for all the kids that are steal." I was confused...I asked him, what do you mean the kids that are steal? and he know the kids at Walmart that are steal. Awww, that warms my heart he thought of them in his prayers.

Got Sketch

Just a few recent layouts. The first one is based on Got Sketch sketches. Made a few more pages for my cousin's baby, only 5 or 6 photos left before her album is complete! Yay! This one was fun digging out my old scraps and combining different colors.

Echo Park's halloween kit from last year - I've finally had a chance to play with it and it's still like hot fresh off the press new.
And this card was based off a friend's sketch - the flowers are a combination of jillibean soup and recollections

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