Friday, April 30, 2010

Lily Bee + yummy cupcakes!

Well tomorrow is National Scrapbook Day - i can't wait to play!  Just wanted to hop on and share a few Lily Bee projects - my first with the new Chipboard and rubons - i LOVE them. The picture of this layout is not that great - but it was getting dark and the wind was blowing - i should have done it earlier today - but didn't get to it.  The pictures on the layout are not that great either because they are OLD! That is actually Mason (my nine year old) when he was just barely 3 - do you believe it.  So cute - and the pictures have actually been printed for that long - so i didn't reprint them or anything. But i used the Lovley line..........
I added a wood veneer from Studio Calico over top of one of the Lily Bee diecuts and sewed around the edges and added some of the new Dear Lizzy pleated ribbon around the edge.

Here is the fun bright card i made with the Hello Sunshine line.................
So tomorrow - i am headed here:
on my way to Becky's house - so i can get some of these:
to take down for our little scrapping day.  I've never actually had them but she doesn't live to far from my house and i went to school with one of them - and the other is her little sister - i'm excited to try them out! 

I have a few layouts i did for Studio Calico's National Scrapbook Day challenges - that i will post this weekend sometime - hope you all have a great day tomorrow. 

Dean left for Powell around 6:00pm - so i'm missing him already - hope i can sleep tonight! 


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

8 layouts in one weekend!

yay for me!  I had a great weekend last weekend - we scrapped our little hearts out.  We got there about 2:00 and setup - and seriously just scrapbooked until 3:00 a.m got back up at 9:00 and went at it till 10:00 that night.  We even got take out this time instead of going out to eat.  We watched 5 chick flicks too - while scrapping.  More than anything though - it was a great time - with 3 great girls - who i'm lucky to have as friends (and family).  So i thought i would pop in and share a few here - the first one i used alot of Jillibean soup - i won a fun prize pack on their blog like a month ago - Love their product - this layout is of my nephew Cord and my Ethan - who seem to like to cause trouble :)! 
I have to say I LOVE the corrugated letters - the colored ones are so fun.  The background paper is the new cardstock from Cosmo Cricket - i just sanded the embossed design to get the distressed look. 

The next layout is using the Anthology line from Studio Calico. Great line - great colors, textures - everything! I loved it - this layout SUPER simple - but i didn't think it need much either - just kinda out of the norm for me.  But i still love it - Mason is growing up so fast  kinda makes me sad!
And last but not least another Studio Calico layout - Used the March kit for this layout - i'm behind a bit on kits.  But i sure love opening up a new one and having all of the inspiration right there in front of me.  The doilies on this layout i bought at a family reunion that one of my Grandma's sisters had crocheted.  They went SO well with that paper.  I added a few extra things - but mostly kit!
I just realized going through all of these layouts - that i misted EVERY layout but the Trouble Makers and another.  Thats 6 out of 8 - loving that stuff!  I'm not to great at it - and there never is a rhyme or reason where - but i love it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

This Saturday is National Scrapbook Day - anyone scrapping????  Baylee has her very first Dance competition that morning that i'm so excited about - she looks so darn cute in her costume.  I've had to hide it so she doesn't put a hole in it!  But that afternoon i get to hang with some friends in Salt Lake and do some more scrapping - how lucky am I - two weekends in a row.  Dean will be in Lake Powell for 8 days so i think i will need the break!  So what are you doing to celebrate??? 


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!

just wanted to do a quick post to talk about this great man!  He seriously is the best dad ever - since day one he has always done so much for our family - i always feel special - and i always know that he loves me - because he tells me EVERY time i talk to him - sometimes more than once a day.  His birthday was Saturday - a big 54 - and he's still going strong.  Always doing what he can for us.  He watches my kids all the time - without complaining - always stops by to say 'hi' - that has slowed a bit - whats up with that dad??  Just teasing!  He is the best grandpa in the world too - my kids love him to pieces - so just a huge shout out to him to let him know how much i love him. 
Love this picture of all the grandkids trying to help grandpa blow out his candles!!
I'm busy trying to pack for my big weekend.  It's amazing how long it can take to get ready for a weekend crop - i'm trying to get kits together - put pictures with matching paper and embellies - because my experience in the past - i can spend HOURS looking through my paper trying to find the right piece - and i don't want to waste time doing that there.  I'll be back once more before i leave............have a great day!!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pink Paislee love..........

I really really really love Pink Paislee - always have - i just recently picked up all of the collections and have made a few projects so far - I love all of these collections equally - usually have a fave - not this time.  So the first layout is of Mason when he was doing his walkathon at school - so proud when he received a medal for doing so many laps! Used the 365 degrees collection. 
I tore a page from an old book and white washed it with the blue paint. Also splatted the background with wet blue paint.

I hand cut the red flowers from one of the patterned papers and used a flip note and die cut punch out with pop dots to add dimension.
This next layout is one of my favorite pictures of Baylee taken last fall outside playing - love her little turn around and give me pose smile.  The picture went perfect with the Bayberry cottage collection.
Those cute Holly Hocks (how ever you spell it) were cut out with the silhouette - i don't use it enough! 

Coming up on some fun vacations the next few weeks - over the 24th i'm doing my usual scrapbook weekend up at wolfcreek - twice a year is just not enough - but i'm so glad its finally here - then the following weekend will be headed to St. George with my parents and sister and her family - can't wait. 

I will leave you with a little conversation i had with Baylee the other day.

B - "Mom, did you know that people can fly"
Me - "people can't fly honey - unless the are in an airplane or something - we don't have wings"
B - "but you can just go the store and buy wings"
Me - " i don't think so sweetie"
B - "Well - i think we can fly"
then i proceeded to explain that she shouldn't try jumping off of anything or trying to fly.  It was so cute though - she is so innocent and gullable right now - i just loves that she thinks anything is possible.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Its a girl thing - mini album

So i did a mini album over the weekend for the Fancy Pants Blog - I used the new About a Girl line - which has alot of fun colors for girls.  I used pretty much EVERYTHING from that collection - rub-ons, glitter cuts, ribbon, paper, stickers, brads and buttons.  The mini album itself is Maya Road - i painted each individual page, sanded the edges and then sprayed each one the glimmer mist by Tattered Angels.  Some of the pages are sprayed with a metalic silver that doesn't have much contrast but is beautiful IRL.I gave this to Baylee for Easter.
It was fun - and she loved it.  I need to do more mini's - there are so fun for the kids to go through. 

So yesterday i popped over to the Creating Keepsakes Blog - and low and behold - my layout - right there.  It was featured in the March/April issue.  LOVE this layout - i think maybe because of the story - and the colors - loving yellow, green now.  And because i did whatever i wanted, used whatever product and just played - i did it at a weekend crop last fall. 
So hope everyone has a good day - there is still snow on the ground here - so i'm not to happy!!  But i'm hoping for better weather this weekend. 


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Lily Bee givaway......

Happy Easter everyone - hope everyone had a wonderful day!  We did - it was so fun for the kids.  The easter bunny was pretty simple this year - but the kids didn't care at all - they just enjoyed time with the family.  I actually hosted brunch at my house this year and deans family came over - Deans mom did her usual Easter egg hunt - in my backyard this time - and we had lots of good breakfast foods! I made these cupcakes to take to my moms house.
A little bit of everything at our house - the kids looking for eggs - some playing basketball - and others throwing the football around - here is dean in action!
Then we went to my moms - check out the Easter Bunny she created out of dough - amazing right!  It tasted as good as it looks!
Here are me and the kids - and my nephew Cord in the green.  It was a great day!

So I also wanted to tell you about a contest going on over at Lily Bee Designs for the month of April!  Check out that cute Lily Bee Blinkie in my sidebar - all you have to do is put that blinkie on your blog and post to the lily bee blog that you've done it -  and you will be entered into a contest every week this month for a chance to win the ENTIRE Lovely collection!!  Cool - right!!  Go to the blog to see how to get that blinkie!
One last picture to share - only because i'm excited that it is still alive - i'm really embarrased to say i have not owned a real house plant since i was first married 13 years ago and killed a few of them.  Well my girlfriends gave me this beautiful LUCKY BAMBOO for my birthday - and i LOVE it - it is so darn cute - and i am determined to keep it alive. So wish me luck with that - and i'm hoping it brings me some luck too!