Sunday, February 7, 2010

It's Been Awhile!

Wow, it's been awhile since I blogged. I've been busy scrapping since the new year and this weekend was no exception. Here are a few of the LOs I did this weekend.

This first one is a take off a LO by Emelyn in the Color Me Miki gallery.

This one uses a sketch and the January kit from Scrapbook Sussies. The LO isn't crooked, though, it's just my poor photography.

And this final one uses the other half of the Sussies January kit and a sketch from Inspired Blueprints.

Thanks for looking! Have a great Super Bowl Sunday!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Check out the adorable turkey cookies Cameron and I made! Candy corns attached with frosting. Mini M&M's for eyes, and orange frosting for the beak and legs! Got the idea from a coupon flyer by Pilsbury. We cheated and used the premade dough.

And here are some LOs I created last night. The first is LO of us during Thanksgiving dinner, talking about what we are thankful for. Last year I did a LO showcasing the feast, so this year I thought I would focus on the people! I used a sketch from Got Sketch. The next page is simply a pocket page to put the books my kiddos made about what they are thankful for. My DH and I will each add a little something about our blessings, as well.

This LO uses pictures from 2007. I met some internet friends for the first time that year. These pictures are from a hike we took. There is also a 2nd page to this that shows us actually scrapping, but I forgot to take a picture of it. That's me on the right in all the pictures. And Willows who are visiting may recognize Rebecca in the last picture!

Friday, November 20, 2009

It's Been Awhile

It's been awhile since I have blogged. Life has been hectic here. I have still been scrapping and creating, though. Here's what I made this week....Advent Calendars. I was inspired by Lara, the owner of Scrapbook Sussies, and the calendars she created. The top one I donated to a charity auction at work. It brought in a decent amount of cash, and got me a couple of orders! Gotta love extra spending money. The bottom one I made for my kids and they love it. They have requested them for their teachers. Guess I will be busy making these before December.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

While the boys are away...

The mom will play! My husband took the boys to Chuck E. Cheese and then Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs today so I could have some much needed time to myself. I have gotten 6 layouts done today and I am contemplating doing another. Here are 5 of the 6 I did. All of the layouts except the 4th one were done using sketches from Nuts About Sketches . Thanks for looking.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

We are in mourning today.

My son Ethan's little rat, Michelle, died last night. She's the light colored one in the picture. He was devastated. He is such a sensitive soul and this really tore him up. He was so good though, he held her and pet her until she passed. We will be having a rat funeral today. The other rat is now searching the cage and calling out for her. They are very social and we will need to get another rat to keep her company. Ethan is okay with that.

On a lighter, less-rodent note, here are a couple LOs I created last night. This first one is of my youngest taking his first bites of cereal.

This one is Halloween pictures and paper from last year. I highlighted the tree and bats that were on the paper by using glass glitter. All I did was cover the image with my Beacon 3-in-1 glue and then applied the glitter. Easy peasy and it really made the LO pop. The diecuts were cut by my mom several years ago on her Xyron PCS-I love them, especially the witch.

Thanks for looking and have a glorious weekend! Oh, and hello Willow hoppers.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cupcakes and Scrapping

If you are looking for some great, fun Halloween treat ideas then check out the October issue of Ladies Home Journal. There are tuns of treats and crafts in there. Yesterday my little guy and I made Black Cat Cupcakes. This isn't the best picture, but they turned out really cute. Excuse my kid's tongue. He refuses to pose for a picture without making funny faces. Anyhow, we made chocolate cupcakes and then frosted them with chocolate frosting. We then covered generously with chocolate sprinkles. The ears are made from chocolate wafers cut into triangles and stuck to the edge of the cupcake. The eyes are a slice of yellow gumdrop with a chocolate sprinkle down the middle (easier than cutting black licorice whips like the directions stated). Then we piped the chocolate frosting for the nose. Now the whiskers are supposed to be black licorice whips, but I couldn't find any. So we just used food coloring to turn the frosting black and piped it on using a baggie with a corner snipped off. Worked pretty slick. The little guy had a blast helping me and they were a big hit with the neighbor kids! Again, this was not my idea...It belongs to Ladies Home Journal. (Oh, and please forgive my dirty kitchen floor...that's on the list for today :)

Now for some scrapping! I am still going strong in the Willow Traders LEO challenge. I'm 10 for 10. Challenge 10 was to do a LO that shows progression. I love the way this turned out. I used the Baby Boy kit from A Kiss on the Chic April. I included the ultrasound pic, a pic of me right before leaving for the hospital (ha! you can hardly even tell I'm pregnant--don't worry, my 2nd pregnancy was different, LOL), oldest son right after he was born, and then his 3 month picture. The journaling just talk about the joy of having him. And what does said son say when he sees this LO?????? "Mom, is that what you wore when you worked on the farm?" Grrrr....he should be kissing the ground I walk on for bringing him into this world, not making fun of my wardrobe choices when I was in labor!

And this fun little LO was done using The Boyfriend part of my The Scrap Room kit. See the title....the S was really an 8, the C was an E, and the O's were a "q", "d", and "g", and the l was a k!

Thanks for looking!