Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Starting over

I really need to start blogging again...I love to follow peoples blogs and see the wonderful artwork and catch a glimpse into peoples lives. I recently told my inner self that I need to start blogging again....so I logged on and noticed that my last post was May 24th. I feel horrible that it's been that long since I've posted. I'm making a commitment to myself to post at least once a week on my blog.

Since my last post, my oldest son Alex has started Karate in June and started preschool this fall. He still loves going to Karate and just received his "Little Ninjas" gold belt at the beginning of October. I am glad that Alex still asks with enthusiasm if it karate night. Unlike soccer last fall when I had to carry him kickin' and screamin'...okay it wasn't that bad, but he showed no desire for soccer. He is making many friends in preschool and loves to go, I just hope he will continue to enjoy school later on in life.

My youngest son Jake will be celebrating his Golden Birthday on December 2ND so I've been busy planning his "Monster Jam" party. It seems with having a big brother, Jake missed playing with age appropriate toys...he loves to play with everything that his big brother plays with and the "now" toys happen to be matchbox/hot wheel cars and monster trucks.

Shortly after Jake's birthday we are heading to Disney World with my parents and sister and the boys are so excited to go see Mickey and friends. I love to watch the excitement in the boys when we talk about our upcoming trip....I am already planning my Disney pages....I would like to try some pages in the new Studio J program that will be offered next spring to CTMH customers.

Well that's about it for now and I promise to post my recent artwork/projects shortly..


Monday, May 25, 2009

Back Country Layout

This is another layout that I created this past weekend at my weekend scrapbooking getaway. I used the level 2 Back Country paper pack and stickease. This is a layout of my oldest son Alex at the Great Wolf Lodge water park in Wisconsin Dells.

Moon Doggie Layout

This is a layout done using the new Moon Doggie paper pack. Stamps used were the headline Alphabet and Extreme Happiness. The pictures are from our trip to Wisconsin Dells - Great Wolf Lodge this past Mothers Day weekend.

Animal Cookies Layout

This was a layout I did this past weekend of my son Jake's 1st birthday. I used the new Animal Cookies paper pack and Headline Alphabet stamp set.

Stardust Layout

This is a layout of my boys using the stardust paper pack from CTMH and the wishing star stamp set. This was a photo shoot from when we had family visiting from CO and we took family pictures. We decided to add a side shoot of just the boys for Jake's one year photos. We are so glad we did, as both boys were soaking up the spotlight.

This is one of the fathers day cards I made using the April SOM and Back County paper pack.

I was away at a scrapbooking weekend and had tons of fun..I made this Luau invitation for my niece Kailee for her 7th birthday party...I just loved how this turned out. This was done using the Moon doggie paper pack and Extreme Happiness stamps from Close to My Heart. The Moon Doggie paper pack is one of my favorite paper packs from the new summer catalog.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mickey Mouse party invitation

This is a sample of the Birthday Invitations I'm making for my son Alex's 4th birthday party. He wanted a Mickey Mouse theme this year as we are going to Disney World in December.

I used the criss-cross pattern found on www.splitcoaststampers.com. I believe that the Mickey Mouse pattern paper is from Reminisce and the card stock is from Archivers. The center Mickey was done with the cuttlebug die/emboss and the fonts on the insert was done with the Mickey Mouse font cricut cartridge. The stamps used for the insert was done with the hodge podge alphabet and the Groovy Celebrations. The little swirly Mickeys is a punch, not sure of the maker. Thanks for looking :)

Completed scrap corner

Okay, so my husband finally had a chance to put up the shelves in my craft corner and they are perfect for what little space I have. I know the shelves look bare now, but a lot of my stuff is packed away as I am going away for a scrapbooking weekend. I really like having a great, organized space to create. Now if only I can find more time!!!!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

This is my new crafting station that we purchased to day from fleet farm. I love it. I used to have a 6ft folding table set up in our bedroom that always looked out of place, but I needed a work space. Now I have a great work space with storage and it isn't an eye soar in our bedroom. One day I will eventually have my own room. I still have to get my husband to put up some shelves above the workstation which will also help a lot.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Dry erase board

This is a dry erase board I made from an 8x10 picture frame using paper from Unforgettable. This was a wedding gift to my cousin.


Well it seems that more and more people are blogging these days, so I decided I better too! I don't like being left out. Please hang in with me while I get my blog up and running. I will post my cards, paper crafts, and scrapbooking artwork here. Please come back often and visit.