Thursday, April 30, 2009

Did someone say it was fall?

Well it IS... in another hemisphere! The one my brother and his family are in while serving as missionaries in Zambia... you can read about them on their blog!

So, in keeping with the fall theme (ha).. I'll share some fall creations with you!

Acorn Give Thanks card...
made using the Tortoise and the Hare line from Piggy Tales.

Go boy card (ok, this one's not really fallish, lol.
again using Piggy Tales tortoise and the hare line.

hee. another give thanks card (i didnt realize till now I used the same title, lol)

Give thanks card.
made using Scribble Scrabble's autumn afternoon line.

Autumn pumpkin decor
I had this little pumpkin I bought from Target's dollar section in the fall and used a template to cut the leaves from patterned paper. Then, I used my scor-pal to make the veins in the leaves. paper is from Scribble Scrabble's autumn afternoon collection. tfl!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

couple a cards!

It's Wednesday morning and we are up and at em! The kids have had their breakfast, dad's off to work and I'm listening to the kiddos playing in my room with the pillows from off our bed.

Just wanted to share two of the cards from the April cards magazine article!

I was fortunate to be the featured artist in april's cards magazine and this was one of the cards for that article. made the first one using one of the label tulip kits! tfl.

Monday, April 27, 2009

number 113 and a scribble scrabble give away!

cps sketch 113, that is! and, this week we're sponsored by Cornish Heritage Farms stamps!
Here's my card! Take a peek at the cps site for the sketch and more inspiration!

And, there's a give away on the Scribble Scrabble blog... just leave a comment on this thread and email cynthia to be entered!

Friday, April 24, 2009

CMK's May kit blog hop reveal!

It's that time... time to share some things that I've been working on...
So, tomorrow morning (Saturday) should be the start of Create My Keepsake's May Kit blog hop reveal! Be sure to check out the cmk blog for the links to all the design team's blogs so you can see them all, or you can just begin by clicking on the links of the CMK design team members that I have posted here on my blog! Either way, you won't want to miss the fun projects made with this colorful, playful kit!

Happy Face.
These colors are so bright and fun... not sure the pic of my page does them justice, but I did my best!

(click on the pic to see me better)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

love my little man of mine *april cmk kit

made with the april cmk kit!~

then, a fun little card to share..

nuts over you.
colorbok paper and chipboard. ek success brads. basic grey chipboard letters. ki memories love elsie forest rubons and chipboard. tfl!

Monday, April 20, 2009

daddy loves you *Piggy Tales

simple, clean design for me this time using Piggy Tale's toroise and the hare patterned papers. Maya Road chipboard. EK success brads. Arial narrow font. tfl!

Sharing some new creations!

It's a rainy morning outside. Kinda nice in a way as it means I don't want to do any running around this morning except to drop of Alexander to preK. Audrey doesn't seem to feel well... she woke up with a fever last nite at 4am and insisted on not going back to her bed but sleeping with mommy...

I do have a few creations to share today...

First, the new sketch is up at cps- number 112 to be exact!

Gram Card- april's label tulip kit used on this one: cardstock- Bazzill, patterned paper- Lilly Bee, Sassafras, Pink Paislee. chipboard, rubon, letter stickers, brads- Pink Paislee. pearls- Prima. ribbon- American Crafts.

Next up is this little card made using Piggy Tales 2nd generation barndoors, silver bells, cockle shells, quite contrary and build a rubon from mary mary quite contrary line. i thought this would be cute for a little girl's garden party birthday invite!

And, last up, I wanted to use up the cool Prima dried flowers from this month's label tulip kit... and, what could be more perfect than Piggy Tale's Flower Press with them!

Framed Flower Press

So, I just arranged my flowers in the press, placed on some piggy tales solid colored paper by pulling off the adhesive strip behind the metal on the press. Then, I placed it on a photo mat and put it in my frame! tfl!

Friday, April 17, 2009

a cousin visits~

After picking up Alexander from PreK yesterday we took off to mom's house where we met my cousin Susan and her family from Iowa- havent seen her in 10 years and they've been vacationing in Orlando and other places between here and their home, pulling their camper all the way!

We also managed to get Alexander's hair cut at a fun little kid's haircut place~ so fun!

And, had to share this sweet pic of Audrey girl... just because! wink!

more label tulip april!

I can't tell you how many times I've been to the april label tulip gallery! Make sure you stop by and see the yummy creations and maybe pick up a kit too!

So, here are two more pages I made with these kits! tfl!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Time for the April Label Tulip reveal!~

yay~ the kits are officially on sale and the gorgeous gallery is up and I must say it is packed with gorgeous work as it is the debut of the new team members joining us at Label Tulip! It's definately a show stopper~

This month the main kit is called A walk in the Park...

There are two yummy add-ons.. one is the super mini album kit put together by Julie and the other is called Spring Bonnet...

The kits include yummies from Pink Paislee, Hambly, and the new... Lily Bee~~~ So, here are two of my layouts using these delightful kits and I'll share two more tomorrow~
This first one is for the April challenge at Label Tulip- monochromatic layouts!~ pic is of my neice Anna and Abby!

This next one was so fun to make... Wagon Pull... the pic sports my son being pulled by his cousin, Caleb at the pumpkin patch we visited last fall~ tfl.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter pics

Sorry for posting them a bit late... been a bit busy the past few days~

so, here's a bit of our day today.... i know i shared this elsewhere, but it's too cute not to share with family that's reading...

t's been quite the hoot today... no power for most of it till just about 7pm had it in the morning then zilch!

a big windy storm came thru and our neighborhood was pretty struck by it... no big damage but it was trash day and trash is everywhere and other small yard things are blown everywhere, small limbs down, etc...

we ate at chik-fil-a for dinner....

it's been a hoot trying to explain to my 4 and 2 year old kiddos why things dont work when there's no power....

i even asked alexander 4- what would you do if there were no chikfilas and no power... he said you'd just starve!

I tried to teach him some 4 year old survival strategies!
then, he told me we just needed to get in the attic and change the batteries on the house

AND.... then, Alexander aid he wanted to give me a kiss today so I went over to where he was sitting... and I said "where's my kiss?" and he says.... down in my heart and he gave me a sweet little smooch! talk about sweet!

ok, done with the mushy mommy stuff...
Last Saturday my mom and dad came over in the afternoon and we did our Easter egg hunt in the back yard. Then, we went off to eat burgers at 5guys.. never had their food before... those burgers are amazing~ so much for the traditional Easter holiday meal, but mom and I just didn't feel up to it this year!~
Then, back home to my coconut cake that dad asked for... his Birthday was on the 8th so we celebrated that too~ Have a happy day!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

April Cards Designer of the Month!

I am so thankful to have been asked to be Cards magazine's designer of the month for April! Cards magazine is always so beautiful and inspiring!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Alexander's PreK Easter egg hunt!

Today was Alexander's PreK Easter egg hunt! He had a great time finding eggs and showing me the little chirpy chick they had made in his class. We all ate as families and friends on the lawn after the hunt- such a great picnic. Then we played on the playground before going home! Super fun and the weather today was completely perfect!

and now, some cards I made using the April Create My Keepsake kit!I used some of the Teresa Collins journal it spots for the base of my cards here. I cut out the shapes, mounted them onto colored cardstock and cut around the shape making sure to leave a colored, cardstock edge around the journaling shape. Next, I placed the shape onto a cardstock base! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Adoption day love

made this for cmk's Wednesday Words challenge using the April cmk kit! This morning's Wednesday Words challenge is to use sound effect words in your journaling (zoom, swoosh, vroom, etc.) or title! Add a little zing to your journaling by thinking of your favorite comic strip or descriptive sound effect for your page! I used lots of sounds animals make to describe the stuffed friends we made at build a bear (woof, meow, grr.). Have fun!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Spring Fling Crop!

is going on this weekend at Create My Keepsake! The challenges go up every hour from 8am CST to 4pm CST... and if you create something for the challenges...
the deadline for all entries is Monday, April 6th at 8:00 am CST so be sure your project is loaded in the 8am hanging bouquet gallery by then (link above) you will be entered to win all sorts of prizes!
Then be sure to go back to the original challenge thread and post a pic of your layout by Monday, April 6th at 8:00 am (CST) to qualify for the GRAND prize.

Here's my creation! Hanging Bouquets!~ I used Scribble Scrabble's Ruth collection to make it! Love the soft colors of that line!~ Be sure to check out this thread at CMK for instructions!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Fun family stuff!

We interupt this scrappy stuff to bring you... family updates!!

So, Alexander has been out of preK for Spring Break this past week... here's what we've been up to...
We found a swingset/play set on sale at Walmart last Saturday, bought it and Brian (thanks Scott and Chris) started the 10 hour process of putting it together~.
Meme and Pappy had two sweet visitors at their house Sunday after church till Tuesday afternoon... cupcakes were made, eggs were dyed and McDonalds was eaten along with a trip to a fabulous park... (mom and dad actually went on a date!!!).
Here's a pic of the kiddos enjoying the swingset!

Then, today, we decided to hope for the best with the weather today (called for rain) and head out to Green Cove Springs for the Clay County Agricultural Fair. Dad had the day off and we had a great time!

Audrey and Alexander loved the rides! We saw pigs race (there are four heats, each heat has 5 pigs race.. each time there's a heat the man asks for "hog wild cheerleaders" for each pig... one was named Clay Bacon ha!... and Alexander was the cheerleader in the third heat... poor buddy cried when his little pig didn't win the race... aaaw... Alexander recovered quickly.. we ate icecream, shaved ice, cotton candy! Then, we saw this fun show with real aligators!! cool! We saw a bunch of animals, a butterfly exhibit, tractors and more!~ So much fun today! whew! thanks for letting me share!