Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I MADE THIS!!! (yes I am yelling)

Hello Friends!
In celebration of my beautiful Little Man's 4th birthday, I attempted to make a gluten/dairy free Choo Choo Train Cake (Sounds YUMMY doesn't it?? It actually turned out quite good-people didn't even miss the gluten-LOL) I have NEVER even THOUGHT of attempting a birthday cake for my Little Guy (anyone who KNOWS me, knows that I am a disaster in the kitchen!). BUT I was totally inspired by the girls cake photos at both CMK and Paws so I went for it and am I ever glad that I did. My little boy was beaming from ear to ear (pics to follow!)
So thanks Paws and CMK Ladies! (you know who you are!)

I have a few new projects too (one including my DH!!) and I am currently working on ANOTHER LO of him (well & me too!). Poor DH rarely gets scrapped BUT he likes it that way. VERY Camera shy! Thanks for stopping by and peeking :)

Yes, you HAVE seen this snowman before BUT I knew that when I woke up C-mas morning and he was nothing left but a snowball that I would have to do a before and after LO. I was trying a different style here. I think I might like it.
pps-Pink Paislee, We R Memory Keepers
Alphas-Am. Crafts
DMC floss

This LO went HORRIBLY wrong. Not sure if it's a keeper or not. I did it all on the Kaiser you see behind the stitched circles, hated it and cut around it, re-adhered it to TRUSTY ol' Black CARDSTOCK and added more circles. But I DO enjoy the journalling I did. TFL!!
pps-Kaiser, Scenic Route, American Crafts, Pink Paislee
Queen & Co Felt
Chipboard Robot-Riff Raff (which is SUBLIME I must say-GREAT quality!!)
White signo gel pen
Alphas-Making Memories, Am. Crafts

This is a pic of my DH I took this summer. It's extremely difficult for me to get a pic of him not making a goofy face (on purpose-LOL). I suspect he didn't realize I was taking THIS pic. TFL!! pps-Heidi Swapp, LYB, Fancy Pants, Scenic Route
Kaiser pearls
Artisan paper, bingo card-Jenni Bowlin
Chipboard-Scenic Route
Foam alphas-$1 store
Felt Trim-Creative Cafe
Thanks for coming by! Have a happy Wednesday!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mixer #3!!

Mixer #3 was revealed last night! (I would have posted this then but I was watching LOST!! OMWord!! DID you see it?? 'Dude!!!')

This mixer consists of a sketch and color pallette which you can see here: .

My LO is of Little Man. I have seen EJ in concert 2 years in a row now and this song is a favorite of mine, so I used the quote on my LO.

Journalling reads: 'I hope you don't mind that I put down into words-How Wonderful Life is- that you're in the world.' -'Your Song' by Elton John
alphas-Thickers, Making Memories
buttons-assorted from stash
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Thursday!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Little Man!!

This is primarily a scrappy blog for me, but I gotta say this.

It does NOT seem like 4 years has passed THIS quickly!!

I can't imagine we went 32 years of our lives before we knew this beautiful, funny, smart, mischievious little soul whom we love more than words could EVER say.

Happy Birthday, Dude!
Love Momma & Daddy

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Playing around with papers and 1 week anniversary :)

I am SO ashamed to say I only made it 24 hours without a Diet Coke. It was HARD. Like HARD to do. BUT I have been sugar /CHOCOLATE :( ) FREE for 1 whole week! Woohoo!

Maybe I will kick the DC habit but NOT yet. ;)

This is going to sound TOTALLY dorky-but MAN, I love to play with this stuff! These are the LOs I made this weekend AND a banner/birthday invitation set I made for my Little Man's b-day this weekend. TFL!!
You Brighten my Days
The picture isn't the greatest but Hi-5's happen in our house about 100 times a day so I HAD to scrap it. TFL!!
pp-American Crafts, Scenic Route, Making Memories Kraft
Alphas- American Crafts
Stickers- Hambly
Embroidery Floss-DMC
Journalling: You Brighten my days-with a hug-with a song-with a hi-5
I LOVE how this turned out. Very plain for me but it was a quick one. BTW, it's a pic of my little sister and neice who were flower girls at my wedding a million years ago. TFL!
pps-pink paislee, bo bunny, scenic route
alphas- American crafts

This is a banner I made for LM's b-day this weekend.
Most products are Bazzill, Scenic Route, Bo Bunny. TFL!!
Thanks for stopping by and Have a Happy Day!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday Everyone!

Wow! Where do the weekends GO?? Saturday I CLEANED like a maniac-Like SERIOUSLY. I made 2 loaves of bread, a beef stew (in my slowcooker), I cleaned out Little Man's room (and PURGED some old toys and clothes PLUS reorganized it). I swept, mopped, did a TON of laundry, dusted, even went after the dust bunnies under my bed-OH! and cleaned out my fridge. I told DH I was DONE on Sunday. NO housework for me and scrapped the afternoon away! Anyway, I am guessing that is how I missed the scraplift tag reveal at JustCre8. I have been waiting to post my LO and checking daily but NOT this weekend. LOL

Anyway, I went first- you should check out the amazing creations that followed (insert Drooly smilie here-LOL) .

Here is my LO.
White uniball pen
And my TRUSTY Dymo font Label Maker (I SO love this thing!!)

Yesterday I did some of the challenges from Paws. I will have to photograph them today :) I can't wait, I am REALLY happy with them.
Thanks for stopping by! Stay warm and enjoy your snow day if you live in my neck of the woods!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

New LOs!

Happy Thursday!

Where I live it is COLD-COLD COLD- -29 wind chill. YUCK. Nothing better to do but stay inside with my Little Man, My Big Man, putter around the house and get caught up on scrapping!
Here is some new work from me. TFL!!
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I was SUCH a good girl and used SO many scraps, I DUG into my BG and started mixing paper lines. TFL!
Journalling reads: This is how tired you were after the Christmas party at the library. Poor Baby. 12/08
pps-Basic grey, Jenni Bowlin
Bazzill just the edge strip
Alphas-Scenic Route
Felt trim/tag-Creative Cafe
ribbon-Dollar store/walmart
Kaiser 'droplets'
Journal spot-unknown

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'We Luv Buses'
MOTHER OF GOD! I will never scrap yellow AGAIN!! LOL This is my THird LO for this pic (the first one I did AGES ago and trashed). I thought this challenge would be a good reason to scrap it (and get'er DUN!) Anyway, here is what I had FINALLY settled on. It REALLY pushed me past my comfort zone!
Journalling Reads: When Daddy said he was getting you a GLEET of buses, I started to wonder which one of you loves toys more.
Supplies (all scrap paper)Sass lass-DCWV-Pink Paislee
Prima Felt alphas
Sass lass Chipboard shapes/stamp
Blooms-Prima-Daisy D's-$1 store-Imaginisce

And a detail view.

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' 'Wook' at me!'
Journalling reads: This is your newest phrase-you probably say it about 50 times a day. I LOVE how you mispronounce 'LOOK'. January 2009
pps-Pink Paislee, Autumn Leaves, Creative Cafe, Imagination Project, Scenic Route
Blooms-Prima, $1 store, Fancy Pants
Felt-Fancy Pants
Thickers-ass't (american Crafts)
White uniball pen

Thanks for stopping by! Have a good one!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Missing my best friend :(

Short post today.
I have been 'off'' Diet Coke for almost 24 hrs. It's a sad, sad day. I am trying to go for ONE week. Wish me luck!
2 new LOs.
The first one is of my Baby Sister who took this pic and edited it so wonderfully. I hope my LO did it some justice.

pps-We R Mem Keepers
Alphas-Am Crafts
Bling- Kaiser
DYMO font label maker
'Believe''... in ... love...yourself...magic'
'Journalling reads: I don't know what this mantra means to you, Little Sis but I love your positivity '
'This Snowman ... gave us the BEST Christmas eve-EVER!'
I had alot of fun with this challenge pairing up different manufacturers. TFL!
This is a LO about our C-mas eve. The journalling is hidden but I took it right off my blog.
pps-basic grey, martha stewart, scenic route, prima
alphas-scenic route
snowflakes-LYB paper
Ribbons- Fancy pants
Kaiser pearls

Sunday, January 11, 2009


I hosted a scrapjack of the Divine Christine Middlecamp last week at . It was an AMAZING success! We had 27 participants and the reveal was FABULOUS. Thank you again to Christine for giving us permission to use her work for our inspiration and thank you to all the wonderful Gals at POS for playing along with me!

Here is the LO of LM that I did. TFL!
pps- Sass Lass, Jenni Bowlin, Oct Afternoon
CS-Prism, Bazzill just the edge
Journal tag-Jenni B., Creative cafe
transparency-7 gypsy
Soft embellie-Love Elsie
Alphas-American crafts
DMC embroidery floss.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

First Official Mixer! Woohoo!

I admit it- doesn't take much to excite me - BUT this is something worth getting excited about! Mix It Up! has just launched their first official MIXER ! My Team got the first assignment to use the word 'BEGINNING' along with a fantabulous sketch by Day and our LOS were posted today! WOOHOO!

LO of Little man last month.
pps:Martha Stewart
Teresa Collins journal sheet
Heidi Swapp chipboard, journal spot
foam alphas-$1 store
journalling: You are finally BEGINNING to get excited about Christmas this year!

AND AND AND! If you participate in the mixer & link your LO back to the mix it up blog, you have the oppertunity to be entered for a prize from DAISY BUCKET!
So please make sure you stop by and leave some love for my awesome team-mates!! Check it out and get scrapping!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Brrrr.Diddly. ER!

OMGosh I am just FREEZING lately and will be SO happy once I have warmed up (or summer comes-whichever happens first).
It's -7 here today with a -12 windchill but I feel FROZEN to the core. We are about to receive 20-30 cms of snow tomorrow as well. YIKES.
Anyone else ready for Spring??

I don't have anything scrappy to share today so I thought I would post this.
It's pretty neat, you copy and paste this list and then BOLD the stuff on it you have done.
No typing required :)

Here are my answers.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland /world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class5
9. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Thanks for stopping by! Stay warm!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

We had a FABULOUS New Year's Eve with some family at dinner & then friends over for drinks and to ring in the new year.

This is the LO for the challenge that I issued for Scraplovers for January-Scrapping your resolutions or goals.

I did this LO with papers from Creative Imaginations, Making Memories, Crate Paper Die cuts and corrugated cardboard I have been holding onto. I had ALOT of fun with this and will use card board again in the VERY near future.

Detail view of flowers. Included are primas, die cuts from Crate paper & punched blooms from Making Memories scraps from this LO. I used pop dots to add dimension.

My '9' for 2009.

TFL & Happy New Year!