Tuesday, December 30, 2008

10,000 Hits!!

I just know that everyone is always up for getting prizes right?? So help me hit 10,000 hits - everyone who checks in just leave a comment - when i reach 10,000 i will randomly draw a winner - for a yummy box full of goodies - good goodies! Maybe i will post a teaser tomorrow!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas! We did - the kids had so much fun and i loved watching them eat it all up. The girl thing was so fun this year too - finally girl toys - that i can relate too and enjoy with her. My parents spoiled us again this year - the are so good to us! We got a Wii - and i think Dean and i love it as much as the kids do - so fun. The kids are loving Mario Olympics - its so cool - Trampoline, swimming, Sword fighting, hurdles - it has everything. I havn't gotten the fitness board out yet because i am SICK again - i think bronchitis - Dean just got over it - Baylee and Ethan are coughing and I started on Friday night. It never ends around here.

FANCY PANTS Projects - my last 2 for the month. I made some Valentines Cards with the Splendid line. The colors are FAB! I used the die cuts, rub-ons and paper from this line. The Stamp on the Love Notes card is from the Daily Grind and buttons are from random collections. Thanks for peeking.

Hope that everyone has a great New Years - we are having a small group over to play the Wii and other games. I swear i'm getting old - not sure that i can stay up that late anymore! Except when i'm scrapping for some reason the time passes so fast its usually after midnight when i go to bed. Be back soon...............

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry CHristmas!!

I know for sure that we are going to have a White Christmas. Yay - this was the view from my back door today. I was coming down all day long and is supposed to snow the rest of the week. These are my 3 beautiful kids! The best 3 gifts given to me. I love each of the so much for different reasons. They are all such a blessing to me and i can't wait to share Christmas with them this week - they are at the funnest ages for this time of year. And this is Baylee's beautiful Christmas dress - i got it and the flower in her hair at quilted bear. SO FUN!! I added a Vintage overlay to the photo - her dress is SO red if you can't tell from the photo above and i couldn't get the glow from the tree lights because she was moving around to much so i had to use the flash - so i mellowed the pictures out a little. I need to learn more about Adobe - i'm sure there is a way to make them a little brighter - but i don't know how!! Anyways - she looked like a princess and felt like one too - she had to show everyone at church her pretty dress. A full length shot - i seriously couldn't get her to look at the camera and smile and i was LATE! I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and you stop and enjoy your families and this wonderful time of year. I hope Santa brings you everything you want. And that we can remember the true meaning of Christmas and remember to also celebrate the birth of our Savior on this special day too! Hugs!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Guest Designer

I was pretty excited to be asked to be the guest Designer this week over at Pencil Lines sketch blog. I love to go there for inspiration. I was given a sketch by the very talented Michelle Filo. So fun and got me to do my christmas pictures which is always a good thing! So thanks ladies for the opportunity! I used the new Happy Holidays line from Fancy Pants, the paper, buttons, rubons, chipboard - everything!

This next layout was for the new challenge over at Method Playground . We have the Fabulous Scarlet Namvong from Studio Calico. The challenge was to stitch on your layout. I love cross stitching anyways and stitch quite a bit so LOVED doing this layout. Was able to escape friday night and scrap with some great girls and did this layout. Come over and play with us!!Other news in the Hurd household we are currentley dealing with BARF - yummy i know. I seriously thought i was out of the woods. Ethan did it the night before his birthday last tuesday - and then was fine the next day! Totally fine! Well Saturday rolls around and I am planning for a Christmas party at my house, trying to cook, clean and do last minute things when my sweet baby girl did it. So she was so sick the rest of the night till i put her down at 6:30 for bed - didn't wake up again till the next day and was FINE on Sunday like nothing had happened. But......Ethan had the return of the bug, but worse. Then this morning baylee woke up at 5:30 and decided she still wasn't feeling well and barfed all over herself and her bed. UGH........i hope its over now - they both seem fine. All I can say is i'm lucky i have a husband that doesn't mind cleaning it up and doing the laundry. I did the cuddling and he did the cleaning. Worked out well. Hopefully we are all healthy for christmas!

Monday, December 8, 2008

its monday..

and i can tell! Started off with ALOT of snow - i almost didn't go to the gym because i didn't want to be out in it - but glad i did in the end. Lots of things on the to do list today that i won't bore you with but i'm not excited. I did have a great weekend though. On Friday night Dean and I went down to Salt Lake for his work party. We ate at Flemmings in the Gateway - honestly i've never tasted better food EVER! It was to die for. We were going to do some shopping afterwards but ended up talking till it was closing time. Good to go on a date with dh - seems like its been a while.

Saturday - i had the opportunity to meet some awesome girls. My good friend Laura Vegas - who some how i met through the blogging world was coming to Utah to CK with her friend Deneen who had won a trip to meet Lisa B. and take a tour of CK media and have lunch with the 'big dogs'. She is as nice and beautiful in person as she is on her blog - it was fun to meet her finally - she does some amazing things with her camera and paper!
She was nice enough to invite me to a lunch with a few other fellow scrappers that i was so glad to meet. Wendy Sue Anderson, Jen Gallacher, Shaunte Wadley. All of them so funny and fun to be around. Can't wait to get to know them a little better - have always admired their work -but glad to have actually me them. I sat by Wendy Sue and was able to get know her a little bit and then couldn't stop laughing at Jen and Shaunte. Also there was another Wendy who works for CK and then some of Deneens cousins. It was a long drive - but worth it - i had to skip out of the warehouse sales because i had a party at my house at 5:00 that dean was patiently getting ready for while i was out playing.

top row: Wendy, Wendy Sue, Deneen, her cousins

bottom row: Me, Shaunte, Jen, Laura

Here is a Fancy Pants layout i did last week. So fun playing with paint and glimmer mist. I stamped with bubble wrap on a light blue sheet of PP from the splendid line and the tree trunk is from simplicity - i just roughed it up a bit. The red paper behind our pictures is from ' Daily Grind' (my personal fave) - and all of the chipboard elements are from the 'daily grind' shapes. The buttons are from the 'All Fall' line because the were a little more 'red'. I big mixture of everything!

Thanks for stopping by. I'm off to go hook up my new Epson WIDE format printer. So excited. My sister-in-law and I went in on this little deal going on over at Epson. That link will take you directly there. If your in the market for a new camera - this is an awesome deal. The camera is a D40 which is what i have and LOVE. And then the Epson 1400 printer together in a bundle for $549 - is that crazy or what! You don't get the extra lense - but that can always come later. The rebate is instant - no mail in and its $300 - and on top of that - shipping is free. I'm excited to try out the printer - i have the Epson r380 now and absolutley love it -so i'm sure i can't go wrong with the Epson.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New challenge up at Method Playground

Beleive it or not ladies - i do not own any FLOCK - the new challenge up at Method PLayground is to show us your ideas using flock. I had to improvise because i still haven't recieved the order i placed forever ago for flock. So i used a piece of Making Memories flocked paper and cut it out. The red flowers and vines on the layout are flocked. I used stickles around the edges to make them pop. Come over and play - and if you don't have flock - still play!! Then i made this little journal for Mason - I used a Fancy Pants Storybook and then all of the papers, chipboard, ribbon, and rubons are all from Fancy Pant's new line 'All Fall' - Super cute colors that work with almost anything! I kinda made Ethan feel bad - so its on my list to make him something next. Mason reads SO MUCH - i thought it would be a great idea to keep track of all the books he reads and how many pages.

FInally got our tree decorated last night - its beautiful. Kindof a strange one - its almost like 3 trees in one - so we're not sure where to put the star because there are 3 tops! I will show pictures soon. Hope every one enjoys the holidays . I'm a little overwhelmed because i have 9 christmas parties between the 5th and the 18th and that doesn't include Ethan's birthday on the 10th - does that sound like to much - it feels that way. I will attempt to put on my Santa hat and enjoy it!! Ho Ho Ho............