Thursday, December 31, 2009

our story album *October Afternoon*

Just couldnt hold this one in any longer. I love these flashcard books from October Afternoon- this is the farm fresh one. I used some of the new lines- farm fresh and the report card lines as well as some older stuff. The 8*8 paper pads were the exact length of the flashcards so it made life a bit easier. Happy New Year and tfl! Be sure to find even more inspiration at the October Afternoon blog!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Savoring the time.

I'm really enjoying the time with the kids right now while Alexander's out for Christmas break! We've been mostly at home playing with all sorts of toys, games, etc. It's been a great time.
I've been working on some projects that I can show you soon... hint... watch the October Afternoon blog for some guest work from me in January!
Right now I have two things using Piggy Tales 5 little ducks collection.

On day one.
Coredinations cardstock.
Piggy Tales 5 little ducks cardstock shape stickers, chipboard shapes, play patterned paper. scotch/3M adhesives.

Print a 4*6 photo onto 81/2*11 photo paper. Cut a large section of the photo paper, draw lines for journing to the right of the photo.
Apply letter stickers for page title.
Add chipboard elements for interest.

for you tag.
Bazzill cardstock.
Piggy Tales 5 little ducks cardstock shape stickers, chipboard shapes.

layer chipboard shapes for flower.
use up odd numbers or letters- I used two zero stickers for the petals by cutting them and leaving the centers of the stickers.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Jesus! Merry Christmas!

What a fun day! Merry Christmas everyone!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Here comes Santa Claus!

I am not sure why but we have never been to see Santa until this year! What fun!
Busy getting ready for Christmas! Hope you're all having a Happy Christmas Season!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

cps147- Christmas!

I really love this sketch! Gotta love the round shape! Be sure to check out the card positioning system's blog for a chance to win some goodie and more card inspiration!

Here's cps147

Christmas card
Cardstock- Bazzill, Coredinations
Patterned Papers, letter stickers, decorative stickers, rhinestones- Doodlebug Designs
chipboard- Chatterbox

Thursday, December 17, 2009

home for Christmas yarn wreath

I had this idea for a yarn wreath and looked online at some! So much inspiration!~
Just covered a styrofoam wreath with red yarn. I added lots of new yummies from October Afternoon's Christmas line called Very Merry! I used glitter, stickles, a few chipboard houses I had, hot glue gun and here is the finished project!
Hope you're having a Merry Christmas! tfl.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

go boy.

cps 146 and this one is a fun one! Be sure to check out the card positioning system blog for more takes on the sketch and a chance to win a fun prize!

Go boy card

patterned paper, chipboard- We R Memory Keepers
chipboard letters- Basic Grey
sequins- K&Co, Doodlebug Designs
sequined stars- Prima

Friday, December 11, 2009

Sing for Joy!

It's that time of year that we celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ! My little boy has been a busy bee this week... Tuesday night was church choir rehearsal for the Preschool Christmas choir program Wednesday night... here are some photos of Alexander in his outfit looking like a shepherd (dont worry I covered the emblem on the robe) and then one with my zoom lens of him up in the choir at church.

Last night was Christmas around the world at his school. Every class sang and his class sang two songs! We got to check out some Christmas lights on the way home! Fun!
Hope you're having a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

cps 145- let it snow~

I know some of you may be living in areas where there are snow storms, but here in Florida it might be fun to see some snow again... last time was 1989 I believe! Anyways! We have been some kind of busy with all the Christmas activities but I am doing some creating... some things I can't share quite yet.
Here is the cps 145 sketch from this week... that, I can share... Tami is providing the prize for this week ... make sure you check it out!
cps 145:

Let it snow card.
patterned paper- Creative Imaginations
glitter paper- Doodlebug Designs
chipboard- Bazzill, Rusty Pickle
snowflake border sticker- Queen and Co.
rubon- American Crafts
glittered brad- Making Memories
snowflake buttons- Harmonie.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Award Winning Style- October 2009

Yay! I just got my October issue of Scrapbook Trends magazine and had to share my award winning style page! fun!

Oh, and here's my kitchen as it is so far... I was cooking dinner when I took this... still trying to get the floors done then hopefully some decorative touches to finish!
So, thus far... I've painted the cabinets white, replaced the cabinet hinges, placed pulls and knobs on them. Painted the walls green. Replaced the baby blue laminate contertops with new laminate contertops. WHEW! ha!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving and a Camping Trip.

Thanksgiving Day was so fun... We went out to Hilliard, Florida to a friend's house... basically, they live on some property out there that our church owns and they keep it up, etc. It's gorgeous out there and a perfect get together spot for several families. We played ball, talked, ate. The kids ran around, they rode bikes, they rode on the golf cart, had a small parade and we even had a hayride!

The next morning our family took off to Georgia on a camping trip it got down to 28, yes I said 28 degrees the first night... We were so bundled up in our tents and let me tell you I questioned what we were doing out there that night... We hiked a bit the next day. It was quite the adventure and I am not sure if I'm yet ready to say I had a wonderful time, but I know it was good for the kids to be in nature, etc... here are some pics for you!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thank you, LORD. How could I ask for more?

I know it's not Thanksgiving Day, but there's so much to be thankful for, I'm starting early!

O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good; for His mercy endureth forever! 1Chronicles 16:34

Love these lyrics by Cindy Morgan:
There's nothing like the warmth of a summer afternoon
Waking to the sunlight, and being cradled by the moon
Catching fireflies at night
Building castles in the sand
Kissing Mama's face goodnight
Holding Daddy's hand
Thank you Lord, how could I ask for more

Running barefoot through the grass
A little hide and go seek
Being so in love, that you can hardly eat
Dancing in the dark, when there's no one else around
Being bundled 'neath the covers, watching snow
Fall to the ground
Thank you Lord, how could I ask for more

So many things I thought would bring me happiness
Some dreams that are realities today
Such an irony the things that mean the most to me
Are the memories that I've made along the way

So if there's anything I've learned
From this journey I am on
Simple truths will keep you going
Simple love will keep you strong
Cause there are questions without answers
Flames that never die
Heartaches we go through are often blessings in disguise
So thank you Lord, oh thank you Lord
How could I ask for more.

We truly have so so much to be thankful to God for...
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Oh, and here's a look at my two turkeys today!

The flip side.

Play using Simon Says from Piggy Tales...
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I was working with the Simple Simon line from Piggy Tales and wanted to make something from it that isnt school themed, like the line is...
So, I used the flip side of one of the foiled, striped papers from this line... the back of the paper is this great teal color and the stripes on the front have made these wonderful striped embossed lines on the teal side that I decided to sand. Next, I used the back of the two round barndoors from the set. I cut out the centers, turned them over and used brown ink on the backs.
Also, I used the back sides of the chipboard letter centers to embellish my flowers.

The rubon flowers I actually rubbed onto tracing paper and cut out for a different texture.

tfl! and hope you're having a great day~!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Simple Simon

I just finished up with these projects using the new Simple Simon collection from Piggy Tales... still working on my layout with this line which I'll share another time!

Be sure to check out the Piggy Tales blog for a look at other inspiration and ideas!

Here's my school set:

A little info on the pencil bouquet..
The pencil bouquet was so fun to make. I used rubons on some of the pencils and wrapped others with patterned paper. I also tied some chipboard elements around a few of the pencils. The bouquet is made from a styrofoam cone I bought at the craft store. I used scotch mounting tape around the cone then wrapped the cone with patterned papers. Stick in your pencils. Wrap strips of patterned papers around a pencil to twirl and add at the bottom of your cone where the pencils have been inserted. tfl!