Friday, July 31, 2009
I had fun with this layout! I used ADORNit paper from a July Kit as well as a Daisy D Rub on.
Here I used some fun new ADORNit paper from a July kit. I have started leaving greeting spots open so I can just stamp it real quick and go. I seem to never have a card ready with the right saying. I also like to have a some that don't have a greeting at all.
In the kit were some fun Little Yellow Bicycle Clear Cuts frames. These are so much fun! I thought it might be kinda fun to cut them up and use them on cards and it was!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
I knew exactly what photos I wanted to use when I saw this fun owl paper. I have had these pictures I got of Peyton being silly sitting out to scrap for a while now. These papers were perfect.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
We are now out of the house we just sold. The outdoors stuff is still there as well as the shed items. This morning we are going over to clean and fill up the horse trailer again (Thanks Uncle Jo & Aunt Mary, that trailer has been wonderful!). Our garage at the place we are renting is jam packed. I have quite the bit of work ahead of me.
Since I don't have time to create and I thought I would share some projects created by a couple friends with you.
This layout is created by by the ever so talented Tammy. Isn't is just a stunning layout! The photo Tammy took looks like something you'd see in a magazine. You can see more incredible layouts by Tammy here.
This cake is made by Jen. Isn't it just the cutest cake ever? You can see more of Jens work here.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Peyton still asks to hold Maddy. Sometimes its okay with her and sometimes its not. It usually doesn't last too long as Peyton thinks she's too heavy.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
The kit contains 34 sheets of 12X12 double-sided cardstock paper plus over 270 mix & match accessory pieces including titles, journaling cards, die cuts, and transparencies.
Here are some cards I made using a Scenic Route line.
I can't seem to get enough of the About A Boy line by Fancy Pants. I can't remember what they are called, but I used a clear 12x12 sheet that had the fun blue/green and orange printed on it. So I just layered a few pieces of scraps under the photo and put the clear sparkly title on it and called it good. Sorry for the bad picture.
I used the Rebel line from Glitz on this layout. I won it off of their blog quite a while ago. Isn't it a fun line? If you like it, you should check out Citrus Tree's June Kit.
Monday, July 13, 2009
This one the journaling talks about how hard it was to see Maddy hooked up to all the machines and monitors. The feeding tube was the worst.
We were so thrilled to learn that we could take Maddy home! She had to past a stress test, where they put her in her carseat and monitored her for over an hour to make sure she could handle it.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Each blog will feature a secret word...these words needs to be collected and then put together to form a phrase. This phrase will then need to be emailed to email@example.com by Sunday night, July 12 at midnight Central time to be eligible for our grand prize.
So......lets get started!!!
If you are joining me from Stacey's blog great...you are hopping right along...if you just stumbled upon my blog...you won't want to miss a thing, so hop on over to the Paper Popsicles blog to get you started.
For this fun project you just cover a box or piece of wood with paper (I used My Minds Eye Paper). I then chalked a wood clothes pin and glued it to the box. The next step was to embellish it. I got the adorable sun as a digital image from the Paper Popsicles store. Isn't it cute? I colored it using my Sakura Glaze pens then went over it with some dimensional glaze to make it look like a epoxy sticker. I used it to hold a photo, but you could use it to corral your coupons and/or grocery list, to do list, receipts, etc.
The photo holder somehow got me to this:
I used an magnet we received as an advertisement. I then cut up a couple sheets of white cardstock and printed the list lines on them. I clamped them together and used a hot glue gun to glue them all together (that idea actually came from the ever so creative Stacey on Paper Popsicles). I took a flower and folded it in half, gluing it to the top. I left a loop for a pencil/pen and there you have it! An attractive to do list!
Did you know that the Paper Popsicles blog features a new card challenge every Wednesday?
Did you know that every month we have weekly theme challenges hosted on our message board?
Did you know that we have a monthly sketch challenge?
Did you know that we hold auditions each month for our next guest designer....details can be found on our message board!!!
Have you seen the kits in the store?
Did you see there is one main kit, two mini-kits, and a card kit each month?
Have you been over to see the design team and guest designer's galleries to see their amazing work done with the fabulous products offered in the Paper Popsicles store?
Now...for my secret word...it is PAPER before you hop on over there...be sure to leave me a comment here so you are entered into the drawing here on my blog.... next...be sure to keep on hopping and collecting words for your secret phrase by checking out Lynda's blog next... don't forget to send an email with the secret phrase to firstname.lastname@example.org at the end of the blog hop....and good luck!
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Since I am guest designer at Paper Popsicles this month I thought it would be fun to post a challenge. Lately I have been trying to make cards with the scraps I had left over from a layout instead of throwing the pieces away or putting them in my 'scraps' folder never to be seen again!
Here is my layout. I used two pieces of Scenic Route double sided paper and a piece of green cardstock.
Here are the cards I made. I left one blank as it seems I never have the right greeting or saying on a card. This way when an occasion arises, I can slap something on there real quick and be done!
Don't forget to check back Saturday morning, Paper Popsicles is having a blog hop!
Also, Citrus Tree Studio is having a crop July 25th & July 26th! They are a ton of fun and Cindy has some incredible prizes! You won't want to miss this crop!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
You know its a good day when the UPS man drives up and hands over a Cosmo Cricket box! If you haven't checked out the Cosmo Cricket Blog you should! It is one of my favorite blogs. Cosmo Cricket is one of the best companies out there. They are positive, a ton of fun and sell FANTASTIC product. I was a lucky winner last week and received this:
Thank you Cosmo Cricket!
Not sure how come I haven't mentioned it before but I am the Guest Designer this month at Paper Popsicles! How cool is that? I'm so excited. This is a great site and you should see the store prices! Here is my take on this months card challenge, which was to use the colors orange and yellow:
Sunday, July 5, 2009
This one is using one of my favorite lines from Fancy Pants.
I hardly ever scrap layouts just about me. This is my only one and it was for a challenge. I am so glad I did it.
While doing my normal blog surfing, I checked A Spoon Full of Sugar blog. She had posted a question asking us what our favorite projects right now are and if we could post a link to them. I sent her a link to a couple of my mini albums, as I can't seem to make enough of them lately. She posted a link to one of them! How cool is that? You can see the mini album she linked to here! Cool huh? It just made my day!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
There are a few fun events coming up I wanted to share with everyone. First of all, Citrus Tree Studio is having a Christmas in July Crop! It is going to be July 25th and July 26th! Cindy has some great prizes lined up! You'll definitely want to participate! This is such a fun site, the gals are super and the talent is overflowing! Come join us!
Next is Paper Popsicles. Melissa is having a incredible sale you gotta check out. Her prices are already insanely low, but on top of that she is offering:
Thursday, July 2, 2009
And here she is at 5 months!
- Weighs in at a whoppin' 17 lbs. 6 oz.
- Is cooing up a storm.
- Loves to sit up and watch Peyton.
- Loves to smile at her big brother and Papa.
- Is starting to laugh.
- Is starting to figure out her hands.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I thought the two younger cousins would have fun going to the park. Silly me tossed in my single jogger instead of the double. Luckily Callie was kind enough to let Peyton sit on her lap. That poor stroller struggled a little and whined as we went. But we made it!