Wednesday, November 25, 2009

what i'm grateful for........

I love this time of year - the kids are giddy - the house is warm and cozy - i'm i've got the cleaning bug - organizing - dejunking - the works. With the Thanksgiving being here it kinda has given me that extra push to get it all done - the only downfall - alot of pain - i've done a little to much to soon and i'm paying for it. But i'm soooooooooo grateful for our home - for my family, my beautiful kids and wonderful supportive husband. I have the BEST parents around - I love them so much and am so grateful for the support and love i get in return from them -they are always there for me no matter what - even if there are disagreements now and then - they still love me. My sister and her family - I love my nephews to pieces - and of course my wonderful in-laws - i couldn't have married into a better family. For my friends - who put up with my absence (with dean never really around i don't get much time to do the friend thing). I'm grateful for this awesome hobby that i have to endulge in every chance i get - for the friends i have made through scrapbooking, the inspiration i get, and the memories i preserve for my family. So i hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving - i can't beleive its here - and i can't beleive that we are going to cut down our tree on friday either - I LOVE IT!

Here are a few projects i thought fit the theme today - this fun layout using Pink Paislee's Amber Road Collection which I love too - this layout is to remember how much baylee adores her daddy right now - its seriously the sweetest thing. This album was fun - i dry brushed a Basic Grey chocolate album to give it the distressed look - again used the Amber Road collection from Pink Paislee - and all of the pictures are from this Fall - pumpkin patch, feild trips to the corn maze and picking apples.

Out for publication!!

I have some more fun projects to share in a few days from the 2 new Fancy Pants collections so check back!!
Happy Thanksgiving!
P.S. make sure to head over to the GCD blog - they are doing 2 giveaways!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

ETM Express the Moment kit club

I was asked by Kim - the owner of Express the Moment to guest design for her this month. Of course I was happy to help out - i got my kit on Saturday and i think thats the fastest i've created - i wasn't able to start till Yesterday - i did both layouts within a few hours then this morning whipped out 2 cards. Everything in the kit coordinates really well and i love this line from Bo Bunny. So - go check out the website and see the kits offered there. Here is the link to the Monthly Kit Club also!
I loved these chipboard frames in the kit - so fun!
For this card - i placed one of the stickers onto a chipboard frame and just let it be the sentiment - works great!I punched out these squares and used dimensional adhesive to make the POP a bit.Kim has offered to GIVE AWAY one of these kits to my blog readers! So if your interested make sure to leave a comment - Kim is also doing a contest on her blog so head over there and comment there too for a second chance to win. I love the contest she is doing - so i'm going to do the same thing - she is calling it the "Warm Fuzzy" contest! The idea is to make sure you do something kind for someone EVERY DAY if you can. So just leave a comment about something nice you've done for someone else - make sure its been in the last few days - I will draw for a winner next week!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Pink Paislee GDT

I had the pleasure of being the guest designer this month for Pink Paislee! I was able to work with the Christmas line - i LOVED everything about it - the vintage feel, the colors, all of the fun goodies that come with it - stamps, letter stickers, punch outs - serioulsy i was in heaven. Here are the projects i created. The first one started off as like a letter to Santa type thing but bloomed into this fun wall hanging!
These pictures of Baylee in her Christmas dress went PERFECT with this line......
Then just a few cards - i'm really enjoying the card making thing more and more these days!
So recovery from my surgery seems to be a little slower this time around - i know he said there was alot of endo he had to get out - so i'm hoping in the next few days. I do have to be up and at em tomorrow because i have tickets for Disney's princess's on ice for Baylee - luckily my mom will be coming with us to too! So thanks to all of you who have sent well wishes - i'm on my way to feeling better and hopefully won't be going through that again. And thanks to those who have brought in food and taken my kids - thats been HUGE. Today i actually sat in my recliner and addressed christmas cards - woo hoo! Its coming so fast i just didn't want the time to slip away and then be wondering when i was going to be able to get around to it!
**Oh - my little scrapbooking getaway up at Wolf Creek was perfect. That is seriously my thing - i LOVE every minute of it. Lots of food, good chick flicks, good friends and all my favorite scrapook stuff around me - i couldn't have asked for more (i did miss my family - but this was for ME)! There was lots of paper sniffing, giggling, over eating and sleepless hours. Can't wait for the next one!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

some pubs!

Just thought i would share some recent pubs in this post that i've never taken the time to put in my galleries or my blog. I love this layout - more than anything i love it because it reminds me of how lucky i really am - after nights like tonight - where i'm just ornery and furstrated and all i can think about is bedtime - it didn't come fast enough- the 3rd night in a row that i've been alone - putting them all down by myself because Dean is working late. Yes i'm feeling sorry for myself - but i will get over it. This is the reason i need weekends like this weekend - a getaway with my girls - my bestest friends. 2 of them are family but i consider them AWESOME friends. And while i am gone realizing just how lucky i really am and then anxious to get home to see them again! This is was in Creating Keepsakes May 2009 issue.
This one was in Scrapbook Trends September 2009! Love this one because its from our Disney Cruise - the Castaway title is cut from one of my postcards i brought home. I'm trying to talk Deano into Disney Land in the SPring - the magic is still instilled in my kids heads - they bring up the Disney characters and all the fun experiences they had on the cruise all of the time - i want that again!! So we will see how it all plays out - if i have my way we will be putting airline tickets in thier stockings and filling them to the brim with Disney goodness! Anyone else a Disney FREAK! This one was in Scrapbook Trends August 2009! THis picture of Baylee just couldn't get any cuter - we were on a walk in the mountains near my brother and sister-in-laws house - it was perfect with the sun coming through her hair! This was in Scrapbook Trends July 2009.This is like one of the only times i've ever embossed on a layout. I did it on the buttons - i had the perfect stamp (close to my heart) that matched that star patterned paper - so i stamped it on these fabric buttons and embossed them.So i'm leaving on Friday and will be back Sunday - then I will be having Surgery AGAIN on the 10th - so it might get a little dusty around here - hopefully I will be able to update a few times. Thanks for visiting! See ya soon!
**Oh - how could i forget - Fancy Pants Designs has done it AGAIN> check out the new mid-show releases over on the FP BLOG - a winter one called Frosted and VIntage Valentine! SO FUN! Can't wait till i have my hands on them!