Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Happy Birthday and Simple Stories update......

So remember that Simple Stories album i did for Memory Works - well it was on Studio 5 a few weeks ago.  Cute Amber Crowell (owner of Memory Works) went on to talk about how the system works. Here is the video or you can watch it over at Studio 5.

I was so excited to see it.  You can check out my gallery of the entire album here.  And make sure if you want one you email me.  The kit retails for only 16.99 - i think you may have to purchase the page protectors seperate - but for an entire years album - i think its worth it.  So email me at if your interested in purchasing one!  here are a few of my fave layouts - and just click on the link above to see the rest!  They are kinda glossy looking because of the page protectors - so ignore that.

And i have to give a Big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my oldest Mason.  I can't believe he turned 9 today.  Wow - i kinda feel old ;).  He's such an amazing kid and i can go on and on forever about how sweet, kind, thoughtful, tenderhearted and smart he is.  I'm so lucky to be his mom and friend.  I hope he has a fabulous birthday too!  We are having family over tonight and then tomorrow he's having a friend party at Toads fun Zone.  Not really to excited about it - but it is a party year - we do them every other year and i make sure they are all on the same year so we have a year off.  

Hope everyone has a fabulous day - i'm off to bake a birthday cake and clean the house!!


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Proud to be Artsy.........

so my final layout for GCD studios - used the Homespun Chic line again.  Mason took this picture of me - i was trying to get him to take a picture of the flower that i had made that is in my hair and really love the way the picture turned out - not of me personally - just the picture - kinda deep - went along well with what i was trying to portray in the layout.  I handcut the flowers from the patterned paper, the fabric tag, big brads, acrylic, borders and chipboard are all GCD too.

Make you don't forget about the Design Team call - details are over on the blog!

Then i just wanted to share pictures from the Valentines dinner the kids and I made.  It was kinda fun - i just made dough in my bread maker - then used a scalloped heart cookie cutter to cut out our mini pizza's and the kids and i built our own pizza's!  I made a larger pizza with the left over dough.  The kids had a ball and felt pretty cool that they got to create their own.
Baylee is wearing a dress because every single day she asks to wear a dress of some sort - wether its her sunday best - a sundress - or a tutu - so girly!!
Hope all is well with everyone - personally - i'm doing pretty good - been doing a little scrappin, watching some good TV and trying to wish winter away - we are need of some good weather here - but a good trip to sunny california in a few weeks is keeping us going here.

Thanks for stopping by.......

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Love is in the air

We are trying to be festive over here - the kids doing valentines, making sugar cookies and me making some Valentines cards!  I created these for the Lily Bee blog post today using the new Lovely line! 

This one i did for the Studio Calico blog challenge to use Ruffles on a card or layout - i gathered a piece of tulle with a tape runner onto the card, adhered a strip of paper over the center and then sewed the edges to hold it in place better.  I had to trim a bit of it off so it didn't hang over the card but i like how it turned out!
On this one i used the same ribbon i tied the bow with to make the flower center - it had wire in it so it was easy to gather and make the little rosette - i stuck a brad in the center and then used the to pins to hold the flower together.  

This last card i used my silhouette to cut the hearts and that cute frilly border.  I really need to use it more - I LOVE IT.  

I have one more card to share - this one i did with the GCD's new Homespun Chic line by Melody Ross which i adore............the cupcake and letters i cut with the silhouette! 
Now a i will leave you with a few pictures from our cookie making last night - more licking the knife and eating cookies than actually frosting them - but they were yummy! horrible smiles from the boys - like get that camera away from me i'm eating.
This last one is Baylee modeling the Valentines Dress that Grandma Cole gave her.  She did her own hair, put on the sunglasses and thought she was pretty darn cute!
I hope everyone has a great day and enjoys the weekend with loved ones - Dean and I decided not to go out - i'm sure we will just watch a chick flick and hang out.  It seems to revolve more around the kids these days - fun dinner, treats and lots of loves!
**Make sure you go check out the Design Team Call over on the Lily Bee blog - its a great company with awesome product - so if your interested - go for it.  Another term up with another great manufacturer!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

my little Cheerleader

sorry its been such a long time since i last posted - i was kinda sick - it was strange - just VERY tired and a dry cough - but i finally went and got on an antibtiotic and am started to feel human again.  But this last weekend Baylee was able to do a little cheer camp and then on Friday night did a little dance at our Highschool Basketball teams halftime - it was sooooooooooo darn cute!! 

i just had to show this back shot so you could so how curly her hair is - that is NATURAL curl.  How lucky is she.  She does get it from me - but mine is about gone now. it decides itself when its going to be curly.  So i love love her hair - other than it gets very snarly very fast.  So there is my little cheer leader - she did so good. And believe it or not - she still has that paw print tatoo on her face - she wont let me wipe it off - its looking pretty sad now though.

Onto some scrappy news - This is my last month with GCD Studios.  So sad - i can't believe it has already been a year - not sure where the time went.  They have been so generous and such a great company to work for - so if your interested in being on the team - check out this post - and try out!  I thought i would share a layout i did using the new Homespun Chic line by Melody Ross - by far my favorite!  the yellow in the background looks super light in this picture - its not that light!

Thanks for stopping by - i've got lots on my plate this month - Mason turning 9 on the 23rd, Valentines Day, Scout dinner, Relief Society retreat - overnighter - should be fun and then Disney land coming up 4 weeks from yesterday!  Holy moly!  Lots to do!  Thanks for stopping by!