Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Blessings From our Family

Wishing all our family and friends a Very Merry Christmas with Blessings for a Wonderful New Year!

Wanna see what we did for Christmas? Check out my video below!

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Friday, December 3, 2010

My December Daily Mini Album

I'm so excited about capturing all my December 2010 memories! Seems like the past few years, December comes and goes in a flash, and than once again I've realized I didn't get a chance to create a mini to capture all the moments. But not this year!!! (LOL)

I sat down yesterday, pulled all my supplies and started creating. Between dinner, homework, kids bedtime, and other misc. things, I finished my December Daily Mini after midnight! I bounded it and added a few more embellishments today and it's now ready for me to start adding all the memories and photos each day!

I used the Teresa Collins "Noel" album kit to create my December Daily. This was the first time I've ever used one of her kits! A YT friend of mine "Rina" has shared with me in some RAK's some Teresa Collins papers and goodies in the past and I loved the colors and designs used on the papers and the quality is amazing! I also love the fact that I didn't have to add any paper to chipboard!!! One less step in creating!!! I absolutely am in LOVE with this mini album!!!
Here's a list of some other supplies I used in this mini, in case you want to know.
Maya Road Bingo chips, Maya Road Kraft Envelope-square, Jenni Bowlin Bingo Cards, Prima lace, bling & Burlap flower,Iamroses flowers/leaves, transparencies, Thickers, MM aluminum red Roses, Bing, Rossette Rose trim in Black & Cream, Music note paper clip, Martha Stewart punch, Handmade Lollipop flowers by Arlene, Flowers, Charms, tulle, SEI iron on, Lace and Ribbon.

***WARNING*** Picture Heavy and a Video

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Coloring without Copics

Have you ever wondered if you could get the same results as coloring with Copics by using Sharpies or Bic Mark its?

I have been coloring my digi images and stamped images using Sharpies and Bic's for quite some time. I honestly only own 2 Copic markers, I own Skin White, E00 and Pale Fruit Pink, E000 and I bought them both with a gift card. I needed skin tone colors and found that the Copics looked best when it came to coloring pale white skin.

I love the way Copics color and how easy they are to use and blend together. I would love to own every color of Copics but realistically for me, I just can't justify the cost. I'm sure over time I'll add a few more colors of Copics to my lonely two, but for now, there are way too many other craft supplies I'd rather spend my money on.

I created this super cute Christmas Mouse gift tag using Sharpies and Bic Mark its.

I cut and pasted my Christmas Mouse image into Word, then I resized the image to the size I wanted and printed it out onto white 110 lb. card stock.

Be sure to watch my tutorial on how I Color without Copics.
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Look who just turned 5

Happy Birthday to our sweet little guy who turned 5 yesterday!
Can't believe my baby is 5! Where did the time go?

Love & Hugs to the sweetest boy ever!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Loven Sarah Kay

A quick share of two new cards I created using digi images by Sarah Kay.

I just love these sweet images, can't seem to get enough of them!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's official...

...winter is here!

Woke to white fluffy stuff called, S.N.O.W. !

Snapped a few photo's as my kiddos headed out to school this morning.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Altered Scrappy Frames

I was inspired by a friend on youtube who shared an altered frame she created. I found these unfinished frames at my local Hobby Lobby and couldn't wait to get home and alter them.

I created these frames to be auctioned at my local church. I wanted to contribute to a wonderful cause of raising money, to help church members visit a missionary family from our church, that moved to Uganda.

Shawn and Primrose had a dream of building an orphanage to help children get off the streets of Uganda. With the help of so many, their dream has finally come true!

I personally know Shawn and Primrose and feel so blessed to have gotten the chance to see the passion they have for children in Uganda. I just read an email today forward to me, that a 10 month old baby was found on the streets by the authorities which they placed this baby in the orphanage that was just built and supported by my church and many others!

With that all said, I am so proud to to donate these Altered Frames. I know the money that will be made from these frames will go to such a wonderful mission!

If you are in some small way touched and are looking for a worthy cause to donate to, please check out their website!

Photo and video share of both of my Altered Scrappy Frames

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween photo share

Halloween was such a blast this year! And the kids didn't even have to trick or treat in SNOW! The weather was absolutely gorgeous which made for a fantastic Halloween!

My week went a little like this.

Monday: A blur!
Tuesday: Nana and Papa came to visit from Montana.
Wednesday: Spent some quality family time with the grandparents and carved pumpkins together and hung out.
Thursday: Grandparents left, and I prepared some snacks for my son's preschool party on Friday.
Friday: Halloween started a few days earlier for me as I shuffled myself to all three of my kiddos Halloween school parties. Then off to the grocery store to prepare for our neighborhood party.
Saturday: Soccer game! Our son started the game out by making the first goal of the game! Way to Go EP!!!
Sunday: "Halloween night" Had our yearly Halloween neighborhood party. We invite a few friends over for dinner, hang out, then go trick or treating together as a group. Our kids love it! We usually spend two hours walking around the neighborhood with the kids, and that's only a few blocks! As usual we visited our neighborhood Haunted house, which never disappoints and gets better each year! All in all we had a great Halloween. Can't wait for next year to do it all over again! (LOL)

Halloween Photo share:

Photos of our neighborhood Haunted House

Our neighbors decorate their house like this ever year, but it never looks the same!

This scarecrow was real! He moved as if he was a robotic figure, but then he would jump off and scare the pants off of you!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Something Fishy

It's a Fish Mini

I decided I'd share a few pix of the fish mini I created for a birthday present for a friend. If you follow me on my youtube I showed a quick look at this mini in my most recent vid. I was super surprised at the sweet comments everyone left about his mini. It's totally a subject I don't normally scrap!!! I felt like a fish out of water when I was creating the covers for this mini! (LOL) I had planned on giving it to my friend this past weekend, but I had too much going on. So, he'll be getting it this weekend. Sure hope he likes it, as he eats, sleep, and breaths fishing!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Busy, Banner and Cards

Seems like forever since I've lasted blogged! Life has just been super busy. I'm back to work for the first time in 9 years! I'm subbing at a preschool and I'm loving it! In Sept. and this month so far, I've been called in a lot to teach. My director said I was more like her full-time employee! I feel blessed I can still for the most part still be a stay at home mom, but at the same time I feel grateful to be working when needed.

My kiddo's have been keeping me super busy as well. More busy than ever before!!! My oldest son is playing soccer which meant two practices a week with games on Saturdays. My daughter has been taking a rock climbing class which for the past month was every thursday evening, and my little guy had karate on Saturday mornings. With a few more activities mixed in and working, can see how my life has been super busy. Oh, and did I mention homework!

I did sneak some time in to create a few projects. I created a "FALL" banner to hang in our familyroom. Which I kept really simple. I think it turned out super cute and it looks great with all my fall home decor.

I also was asked to teach a card class at our church. The Ladies Ministry put on this class for ladies to learn how to create handmade cards. I created three different cards, which I felt were very simple but yet had various product used and techniques. I had a great time teaching and the best part was all the cards created were donated to the church card ministry.

I also created a mini book for a friend as a birthday gift. (sorry no pix) It's pretty fishy! It's a mini book in the shape of a fish.

Anyway, that is what I've been doing! I'm now gearing up for Halloween! School parties, our neighborhood Halloween party and some family coming into town. I'm hoping to be able to find some more time to create a few more projects before the month is over!

*Here are a few pictures of the Fall Banner I created and the cards I created for the card class. Enjoy!