Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's almost time!

I'm getting super nervous, the bazaar I have been working so hard at starts tomorrow! I turned in all my items yesterday. Last night I started stressing about whether people would like my items and if I marked them too high. :-S I made my first attempt at a bazaar last year and it was a flop. This year I opted for a different style one! The gal organizing it sets it up beautifully. She has everyone drop off their items and then sets it up boutique style. Hopefully I can get pictures tomorrow to share later on this week.

My mom came over Saturday for a bit to help me finish up some items. I put her on feather duty. :-) I am so excited about these headbands. They are SO darn cute!
And here is another one:
Of course I made some with out and in a handful of different colors!
I also made clips. You know...clips are very hard to get a good picture of? Especially if you have a 2 1/2 year old like mine who won't model them. Maybe I could get Peyton or Chris too! :-0 Anyhow, I made a bunch of these both with and without feathers. I think they would be cute clipped on hats, purses and scarves too! The clips hold really well. I wore a clip one day to test it out and it held my hair back great!

I didn't have many of these clips left. I had fun with the flowers on these. I tested out a new Cricut Cartridge for three paper flowers. It was the Flower Shoppe cartridge and I loved it.
I also made a few minis. I just LOVE the colors of this one!
A few of what I call catch-alls. This is a Basic Grey Paper and I LOVE it! I wish I would have bought more when I found it on sale. I had fun with this flower. I coiled yarn, used my Cuttlebug to cut a couple scallop circles and then added some gathered netting in.
I had fun with these magnet boards! I love the colors in this one. It's my favorite.
I struggled getting a good picture of this. It looks much better in real life. I tore and decoupaged sheet music on the back and used my Cricut to cut out 'FAMILY'. I love the thoughts of magnets or clothespins to hold photos. It makes is so much easier and quicker to change the photos when you want.
These babies are so fun and unique! I really struggled with them at first. Finding a glue that worked. I think I have the knack of it now and hope to be able to make more now. I just ran out of time and products to make any more!
These are really fun too! I thought they would be quick and easy. WRONG! But I think they are worth the sore fingers and time. :-)

The above is why I have been MIA from my blog! Hopefully you guys have hung around and haven't given up on my yet! I have had a fun crafting but am looking forward to doing a few layouts sometime in the near future!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Time...I need more time....

I am working hard at getting projects done for a bazaar I am participating in. All items are due in a week! Ack! I need to get SO MUCH more done to make it worth while. *sigh* That is my excuse for not posting much on my blog!

These little babies take A LOT more time than I thought they would!
Yes...lots and lots of those for projects like this:
And this:
I am in LOVE with these little journals! They are so much fun!
And a couple altered frames:

I have a couple more projects. I just don't have good pictures of them! They are my favorites, so I want to get pictures on a sunny day. That is IF we get a sunny day before the bazaar! Haha!
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sun, Sand and Surf Imaginisce layout

I don't think I have shared this yet, if I have, I apologize. I used a sketch by Allison Davis in her Sketch Book #7. I used a super cute ocean line I won on the Imaginisce blog. I just LOVE this line and all of the embellishments. They make it really easy to put a layout together.
The only thing not Imaginisce is the ribbon and cardstock.
These are pictures from a year ago! I can't believe we didn't make it to the coast this year. :-( The kids had a blast on the beach. Yes, they are in their heavy winter jackets cause it was pretty darn cool, especially with the ocean breeze. See the picture in the upper right? That was what we had to climb up and down in order to get to and from the beach from our beach front hotel. That will definitely be a question in the future when we book a hotel. Maddy got quite heavy going up and down the stairs. We met up with my parents who happened to be there for a walk on the beach. Peyton was quite intrigued by sea life. They saw a star fish and a sea anemone.
We found a really neat restaurant that had a patio on back. The kids were very entertained watching the sea lions and listening to them bark. Man are they loud!

Over the weekend I made it to a garage sale! Yes, people are still having them, even when the temp. is supposed to be in the upper 40's! I found this game:
Peyton and Maddy both have had a blast with it! It can be a bit messy as you put water in the bottom outer ring, but I put a towel underneath it and haven't had any issues yet! I just thought I'd mention it with Christmas coming up and all! I might toss in items my children are having fun with at the moment. Goodness knows I could use some idea for the Little Miss. I always enjoy hearing what others children like to play with too. That way when I am out garage saling and thrifting I know what to keep an eye out for!

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Echo Park Layout for The Paper Variety

I created this layout using a sketch from Sassy Little Sketches. I have had this paper from Echo Park for a while now! I thought it went well with these pictures of my adorable nephew.
I'm linking it too the Paper Variety's challenge this week.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I am thankful for... and busy busy busy!

As I was going through my Google Reader blog list, I came across this post by Rita. She shared a layout she created about being Thankful. Last year every day she wrote down something she was thankful for. The beautiful layout she shared was that list scrapped. She also challenged us to create a list on our sidebar for the month of November of things we are thankful for. I am going to play along! Not because Rita has a great giveaway if you do, but because I think its a great idea and I REALLY want to create a layout like Rita did. So go check out Rita's post here. I have my list up and going. I'm sure I won't update it every day, but by the end I will have a list of 30 things I am thankful for.

The next few weeks are going to be insanely busy for me. I have committed to participate in a Christmas bazaar. So I am going to be busy crafting. Hopefully I can grab a few minutes to take pictures of what I am making to share with you all. But if I disappear, that is why.

I got these in the mail along with a few other items:
Aren't they cute as can be? You can find them here, at the Precocious Paper Etsy Store. She has lots of other fun and cute flowers too!

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Are you wondering what Geesus are? They are horses of course! ;-) Last year the kids and I joined Chris out at Kah-Nee-Tah. He had a golf tournament and we had been wanting to take the kids to the pool out there. We had a bottom level room. When we got to our room there were wild horses near our patio! The kids thought this was really cool! Peyton named one Fred and I can't remember what he named the second horse. We aren't sure where Maddy got it from, but she called the horses Geesus. It was very cute! She called them Geesus for at least a year!
I used the May kit at Birds of a Feather Kit Co. I love the pleated strip that is in the kit. Mine curved though and has hard as I tried I couldn't get it to stick straight!
I used a couple of my satin flowers that I made. I also doodled a line on the photos and white paper.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Paper Variety Challenge

This is a layout I will be giving to my mom for Christmas. It is also for the Paper Variety challenge, to humorous layout, card or project. Anything that makes you chuckle.
These pictures make me chuckle. They are over my nephew. My mom had a large tub of dolls from her childhood. The little black baby that my nephew is chewing on is my Grandpas! I thought it funny that my mom put him right in the tub to play with them all. Amazing how much more laid back my parents are with toys and the grandkids than they were with us! I wasn't allowed to play with those dolls til I was a teacher! haha!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend in store for you!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Jillibean Soup Layout

Last month, Amy at Birds of a Feather challenged us to scraplift a layout from the gallery! I LOVE scraplift challenges. It seems I am either lifting or using a sketch on almost every layout lately. I have been wanting to lift a layout by Linda Harper that had been posted in the gallery. This is my layout.
I LOVE this line by Jillibean Soup! So cute and fun!
I have been wanting to do a layout about Maddy's beautiful curls. She gets complimented on them so often when we go out.

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