Tuesday, October 30, 2012

First Day (of school)

Wow. I am lucky to hiy 5 blog posts this month. EEK!
This LO is the last of my September assignments for Hip 2-B Square and I think might be my favorite. We had a LOT of rain on the first day of school this year and I was reduced to having only indoor shots. My Little Man and I have come to an agreement when taking pics. So as not to get only scary, crazy, wild facial expressions and 'cheese-smiles' from him, I tell him he has to give me anice 'Mommy-smile' first and then after I get my 'my-kid-is-a-sweetie-and-totally-adorable' shot, I take as many crazy pics as he wants (usually on sports mode because he jumps and moves around so much, it's hard not to get blurry pics). This time, I am glad that I did, because his funny-face expression fit the mood of my LO perfectly. The other 2 pics are courtesy of Hubby's camera phn. It was far too rainy to cart my Canon out that day, I am really glad I have a back up for rainy days like these. 
I made the rain drops with my Fiskars punch & borrowed the wooden button from my stash- the rest is from the Septmber Hip kit + Add-ons.

This pic is from Friday night Trunk or Treating that we had at Little Man's school last week.
LOVE how well the Spidey costume worked out and the weather was gorgeous!

Sunday was a leaf raking day (not that you can from my yard right now ;) )
and Little Man was more than happy to oblige me with some leaf pile jumping shots.
This one is my favorite, I was able to get down pretty low on this one and love the angle.

Thanks for stopping by!
HUGS & Happy Surfing :)

Friday, October 26, 2012

8 Lost Teeth

What a bad blogger I have been!
You know sometimes you need to take a step back and do something else some days? I rarely get that way with scrapbooking but the past few weeks, I have been playing with yarn ad have managed to neglect my blog. I have been playing on Pinterest lately, however, and have been newly inspired. I have a few LOs planned for the near future & I plan to get back to scrapping ASAP (hopefully this weekend!)
In the meantime, I have a LO that I did with the September Hip kit about Little Man's newest smile.
He has been very diligent about keeping track of the number of teeth he has lost (numbers are really his thing), so I cut the wooden veneer numbers at about the halfway point and highlighted the 8. I LOVED the small scale patterns & bright colors in this kit.
I also added the tag that Kimberley writes my name on and places with my kit again this month. I love using the packaging and other odds and ends that I might otherwise do away with on my LOs.

I also assembled a few easily assembled generic cards to have on hand.
I LOVE when cards are so easy to put together but they just do not come easily to me for some reason. I added a bit of cotton thread too (it's a steal at the big box stores for a few dollars for a large spool). It just gives my cards a bit of texture and I like simple little bows on my cards. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful Friday!

Sunday, October 14, 2012


How is your weekend going?
We have had a bit of a tummy bug this weekend, so I spent all day yesterday washing Little Man's bedding, clothing, taking his temp and trying to make sure he got enough fluids & meds.
I also watched enough Scooby Doo with him to last me a lifetime ;)
Today, he is mobile & eating even though he had a rough go first thing this AM. I think he is on the mend. Fingers crossed. ;)
However, I couldn't get to my computer yesterday to get a post up & spent all day surfing Pinterest on my IPad & making Little Man a hat to go with his scarf (see hat pic below). I LOVE surfing the internet to learn new things :)
This is one of my September LOs from my Hip 2-B Square kit. It had a fallish theme but there were so many bright, primary colors in the papers that I finally scrapped this Lego pic I have been holding onto. My LM says so many funny things lately and I remember him telling me that "Lego is my life" when I took the photo. I knew I would use that on my LO (if and when the time came).

This 2-pager is about our very quick family getaway to Halifax this Summer. We crammed in ALOT of little adventures in our 2-day trip including Citadel Hill, the Titanic display at the Aquatic Museum and site seeing on the boardwalk. since I had so many things to add to the LO, I printed my pics smalled and cropped them where neccesary. I included hidden sournalling on the left side by sewing a pocket under my photo mat. I just loved the wood veneer borders & barnboard paper designs that were included in this September kit.

And my little guy in the finished hat. My crocheting is at an intermediate level but this really is a fairly easy project (once you search the internet for instruction).
I had alot of fun with it and will probably try my hand at it again.

Thanks for checking in!
HUGS & Happy Surfing :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Uh Oh... ;)

Have I crossed over to the dark side of knitting??
Kinda. ;)
A few weeks ago, I went to a crop and was given a crash course as how to use the sashay yarn I have been hoarding since last Winter. I came home and started playing with it and became OBSESSED, using up all 3 of the balls that I had in my stash (I had nothing scrappy that was pending, so I had a bit of free time to play with some other craftiness). I then went out and found a few more balls and made some for 2 sweet little girls I know at my little boy's school. To date, I have completed and given away 4 sashay scarves, 1 ribbon scarf, 1 Twist & Twirl scarf (maybe my favorite but am not sure if I am brave enough to wear it - see below) and these 2 made using a broomstick stitch thanks to a Mom I know from the playground (she sent me a link and of course, I had to look it up). Oddly enough, both of these knitters are named Cheryl.
What my sashay scarf looked like - pic is borrowed however. :)
 I didn't take pics of most of the scarves for some reason, they knit up fast (in about 3-4 hours depending on your speed) and I gave them away immediately. I did take pics of these.
BTW, I got this GORGEOUS varigated rainbow colored yarn from Trish's Crafty Corner last week and intend to pick up another ball. She has a WONDERFUL selection and very reasonable prices. If you are a local knitter, you should check her out.

 Ribbon Yarn Scarf
I did have ONE scrappy commitement last week however: the oh-so-wonderful Catherine from Scrapbook & Cards Today asked me to contribute in the World Cardmaking Day celebration on their blog last Saturday. Needless to say, I was SUPER STOKED!! I used a sketch from PageMaps and paper pieced a hot air balloon for my Valentine Day card.
 And speaking of paper piecing -I realized that I never got around to posting this LO of Little Man & his BFF (apologies - out of respect for his Momma's privacy, I blurred the photo the other little guy's face). 

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Saturday, October 6, 2012


Happy World Card
Making Day!!
I was THRILLED to be asked to contribute
on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog celebration.
Please be sure to stop by for hourly inspiration right HERE with many great prizes along the way including a $50 shopping spree from one company!!! 
Please be sure to join us!
Happy Saturday!