Thursday, September 24, 2009

My Super Stud Lucas

My designer challenge posted over at the Bella Blvd. blog today: journaling with stickers. Lucas is such a little stud, and he is super funny, super cute, and super crazy sometimes! I really loved working with this paper! When I looked at the paper for the first time I knew that it just "fit" him! Lucas loves to make people laugh and his preschool teacher has even told me she expects to see him winning an Emmy someday for best comedian.

Journaling with stickers can take many routes, and the Super Stud stickers provide a lot of really cute sayings. I decided to combine the sayings along with my own handwriting on the journaling stickers, and honestly I normally do not journal on stickers, so this was something different for me. I really like how my journaling was able to flow easily thanks to the sticker prompts.

If you haven't already- head on over to Bella Blvd. and leave some love on their blog! Check back later this week to get a peek at my Plastino layout and a tour of my scrap room!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Oh and by the way....


I am so honored to be a Bella Artista this week over at the Bella Blvd Blog! I have created three projects for them and today my summer banner is being featured, it uses the new and fabulous Plastino line from Bella, which just screams SUMMER!! Go check it out....



Snack Time!

This was one of the first layouts I made when I got to play with my July Life Preserver's Club kit! I can't believe I haven't posted it here yet... SO I had a blonde moment when I was printing my photos and I accidentally printed THREE 8x10's of this photo! Yeah... way to conserve the paper and ink LOL! I was trying to decide what to do with the photos and one of my wonderful scrappin buddies (thank you Sonja!) suggested that I cut out Katelynne and pop her from the page- and I LOVE it!!!
The look on her face in this photo was just classic, it popped from the page without being cut out LOL!

I think snack bags are the best idea I have had in a long time! I accidentally bought a pack of 500 lunch bags at Sam's club when I thought I was getting paper towels... yeah thats the second blonde moment that I've admitted to in one post ;) Anyways, I started giving the kids their snacks in these bags and it is grrreat, especially for the little ones. They can take their bags outside and eat them and when they are done they just toss the bags in the trash and we're all cleaned up! Plus it's been nearly 4 months since I bought the pack of 500 and we haven't used them all up yet! When Katelynne sees a white bag now she starts yelling "I want cookies!"

Saturday, September 19, 2009

More Birthday...

My birthday was a lot of fun and I got to spend a lot of time with friends and family- and go shopping! I used my birthday money to buy some scrappy goodies and got Lucas a new bicycle! And of course the bicycle created an opportunity for some great pictures which will lead to more uses for the scrappy goodies... *ahhhh* life is good!
You might be tired of seeing my creations from my kids birthday party... but that's just TOO BAD because I have more :) This is it though, I promise I am done!




Today I have this lovely two pager to share with you :


And a page for Lucas, I love the border of 4's on this page!


And now I am off to go play with the spoils of my birthday shopping trip...

Friday, September 18, 2009

It's My Birthday!

Yes, it's my birthday- but I'm going to share photos from Katelynne's first birthday. When I first started making this album I had intended for it to be of both my children's birthdays- but once I got started I realized that wasn't going to happen- I only have about 3 photos of Lucas where he stood still long enough to get a decent picture!!!

I have yet again pulled out the Bo Bunny Love Shack paper for this album, it was simply perfect and fun for my kid's birthday photos! I have loved working with it! I used a Cosmo Cricket blackboard album, and it was a lot of fun! I used Shimmerz Blingz to paint and my sparkle gel pens to write on the black, I loved the look- it's really different from what I can normally do with a mini book.



Being the procrastinator that I am- I am going to go renew my driver's license tomorrow LOL! After that I am going to hurry back home to plant some fall plants/flowers in the garden with the help of my daycare kiddos. All week people have been asking me if I want to go out to dinner for my birthday and where but I just can't make up my mind! I did have one special request- I want to take my Lucas out to see Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs! I think he will LOVE that movie and it was one of my favorite books as a kid, it is sure to be fun!
I am planning to have a bunch of cupcakes on hand too- anyone who stops by the daycare or to visit me will get one :) I think I am even going to let the daycare kids help decorate them... as long as they'll sing me happy birthday at lunch LOL!
I have one other goal for my birthday: it's going to be a busy day and I have a lot to do, but of all things- I want to get my husband to take some photos of me. I never get photos of my birthday anymore and I am determined to change that this year! You can bet I'll be scrapping those soon....

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Woot!

While I was thinking about my wonderful rebellious kit I started thinking about this photo of my friend Carrie and me with our little girls, and it really made me think of how we are "rebellious", I decided it was perrrrrrfect for this paper :) I am so glad that I met Carrie, she is my one and only real life gamer girlfriend! We have played world of warcraft together and (nearly) conquered Super Mario Galaxy (OK OK we had to let the boys help us a little on that one...) and I just feel lucky to have such a cool friend to share that with, we love cooking together- it's like a dance to watch us, here in kansas we call my kitchen a "two butt kitchen"- in other words- no more than two booties need to be in there at a time LOL! Carrie's favorite word is woot and in case you didn't know- it's the word of the year so go look it up :) When I think about my awesome gamer girlfriend- I think WOOT!
Die cuts are from The Scrappy Shack, I glitzed them up with the black diamond stickles I found in my LPS kit and then I used them to frame the corners of my photo- and YES I DID use my Crafter's Workshop circle template AGAIN! Love that thing :)

Getting Rebellious!

When I opened my goodie box from Life Preserver's Club this month I didn't immediately know what I wanted to do with it... usually scrapbook paper has so many possibilities but this time I just thought hmmmm... what do I want to scrap with this? It has to be something rebellious and really COOL! I decided to go back to my "rebel" days as a teenager and scrap some old photos! I ended up spending over an hour going down memory lane in my photo box and when I stumbled upon these photos from after prom I KNEW they were the ones! All of us girls were just being absolutely crazy posing for photos!
This was the only time I ever went to prom so this page really is special to me, it's a once in a lifetime memory. I was already married and we had just bought our house a few months earlier- yes I got married YOUNG, but that's another blog post and another scrapbook page! I am so grateful that my friends talked me into going to prom, it was a fun night!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Wall Art

I decided that it is high time I used some of my adhesive vinyl and cut some cute stuff for my house! I am really happy with how these came out and I ordered more colors of vinyl so I can tackle the kids room and laundry room next. This wall art really looks unique and lets you add your personality to your walls, doors, windows, and mirrors!
This one was a little hard to photograph since it is on my front door! You can see my kids standing inside the house wondering what the heck I am doing! I have had several compliments on my front door, everyone seems to agree with me on the girl scouts part ;)

My kitchen is a little odd in that it has a mirror above the sink, I have never liked it, but I live with it- so I decided to make it more decorative :) My husband wondered why I needed to label it a kitchen ... lol!
The vinyl was amazingly easy to cut- I used my Quickutz Silhouette, I didn't use the cutting mat and I can make the designs up to 39" tall! I want to make some flowers for Katelynne's wall and make them tall like they are growing from the floor... I can't wait for my new colors to get here!