Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Happy Birthday to my little Princess

We had a jam packed weekend in our household! Friday we baked some cupcakes in preps for the Little Princess's 3rd Birthday Party! Snickers cupcakes with caramel frosting. They were a hit. In enlisted the two munchkins to unwrap the snickers for me!
Friday night my Brother-In-Law and Sister-In-Law and nephew Jaxon came by. As you can tell below, Maddy is quite taken with Jaxon. She liked trying to get him to sit and to shake his hand.
The Little Princess was treated to a manicure and pedicure by her Aunt. She barely uttered a word there, but I could tell she was soaking it all up and loving every minute.
Here are the munchkins with their Aunt and Uncle who they love to pieces! Maddy kept snuggling up to her Aunt. It was pretty cute!
This was my first party for the kids at our latest house. We had been having them at our favorite restaurant in the past. I had been seeing lots of fun table set ups and decorations and wanted to give them a try. So I opted to have the party at my own house. I think it went well and I had a lot of fun. I just love the hubbies family and it was very nice to be able to visit and catch up with them all.
The balloon flower came from Pinterest. As did the party favors. I took paper towel rolls and cut them into three pieces. I stuffed candy in them, wrapped them with patterned tissue paper and then tied them with wrapping ribbon. I figured this a great party favor for adults as well as as kids. We only had 4 kids total (including my two!).
The cake....Maddy fell in love with this cake when I was browsing through a local grocery stores bakery album. I thought it pretty darn cute too and ordered it. I was very impressed with the end result. It tasted pretty darn good (that coming from a non-cake fan) and looks so darn cute! The barbie did come out and is now a toy!
I told Maddy to sit down cause we were going to open presents. Peyton and their cousin sat down up front to watch the presents being opened and Maddy sat right behind them! haha! Silly girl! She then took her place on the chair near her presents.
Since we couldn't figure out how to put the candles in the princess cake, we put them in a cupcake for her. She sat there wide eyed while we sang to her then blew out the candles like a pro!

My next task....to document what Miss Maddy is like now! She is so fun, sweet and stubborn right now. I really want to document it.

Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Cruisin' Camp Double Page Layout

I have a two page layout to share today! Man, it makes me get the camping itch! I can't wait for our first camp trip of the year!

My fabulous Grandparents In-Law bought this cute Power Wheels Jeep for the kiddos . We try to take it out camping with us very time we go. They have a blast driving circles around camp. This Jeep has brought many fun and funny memories. Like the time Peyton was taking Maddy for a cruise and decided he was done. He drive it right up to a tree, stopped and got out, leaving Maddy to sit their by herself facing the tree!

Now onto the layout...
I used a sketch. I can't remember where I got it, but most likely either from Project 12 post or PageMaps. Aren't the papers , sticker words and embellishments just perfect? They came from a October Afternoon set my super sweet friend Karen had won but knew I'd love so had it sent to me! Don't we meet the sweetest people through scrapbooking?
Close ups of the left and right side. The picture above crack me up. Maddy had grabbed the walky talky and was holding it between her ear and shoulder talking on it. And the picture of her parked in front of a tree too!
I drew lines on for my journaling. I've seen this done on many other layouts and like the looks. It helps me keep my journaling straight.
Below, I cute a scallop circle using a Nestability and my Cuddlebug. I also made a 3-d star and matted it on a dark piece of felt. I then scattered some word stickers. I love those word stickers but sometimes struggle in how to use them.
Another scallop circle, layered with a piece of felt and patterned paper. I picked up the trim at a garage sale.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend in store! We are going to be celebrating Miss Maddy's 3rd Birthday tomorrow!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Birthday Card and Altered Gift Using Scrabble Tiles

My mom is turning 60 this Saturday! Her birthday is just 2 days after Maddy's birthday! I am busy getting ideas and trying to get my ducks in a row for her birthday party. Invitations went out late...oops! but I did get them out! I started decorating a bit today and can't wait til it all comes together.

Last week I took a few minutes to make my mom a card. I know she really appreciates the ones I make so I try to always make her birthday and Mother's Day cards. I saw this card on Pinterest by Amber Davis and pinned it right away. I grabbed some of my moms favorite paper that I am now hoarding for projects for her and lift the pretty card by Amber.
I just realized I forgot a pearl for the center of the flower. I better go do that before I forget! Now this doesn't seem very Birthday-ish. But I couldn't find a rub on or stickers I liked to spell Happy Birthday. So I went with 'smile'. I came across a poem on Pinterest that I really liked and wrote that out inside. You can find the poem .
I used a satin flower I had made. I just love those flowers!

I have been collection scrabble tiles all summer. I wanted to make ornaments for everyone in the family, but after adding up all the A's I decided that it just wasn't going to happen. So I came up with these instead:
I thought they would be cute sitting in front of picture or on a shelf or ?????? I used some flowers I had made on these little guys too!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I also hope that everyone is staying safe in this crazy weather we are having.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Family Layouts

I've seen a few cards with the layered scallop strips and loved them. I figured why not try them on a layout?
I am loving anything Jillibean these days. Love their papers, die cuts and stickers!
The pictures were from 2010! Yes, I am a bit behind! ;-)

This next one is from the beginning of January 2011. They are from the time right before and after my Grandpa's funeral. It was really neat for me to spend so much time with family and extended family that I normally don't see.
The picture on the left is of me (back row on the right), my brother (front center) and three cousins. There are only 5 grandchildren, and I think this was the first picture of us all together since my childhood! :-0 Hard to believe, but its true! I'm not fond of this layout, but like the pictures. Pictures are more important, so I am okay with it.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope all those with wild and crazy weather are staying warm, dry and safe!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Layouts and Pictures

I was able to scrap a few layouts this weekend. The first one I'm sharing didn't turn out the way I had hoped and envisioned. But its done! ;-) I ran out of white cardstock! :-0 Yes, no white cardstock...what is a girl to do?
These were just a few random shots of Maddy being her silly self. I had brought her carseat into my moms house and set it under a table. I caught her in her carseat under the table trying to buckle herself in! Her capri's are on inside out in the one of her pushing her tricycle and the other picture she is stuck in an exersaucer that she is clearly to big for! Notice the trend of no clothes too? We had a chunk of hot days and I could not keep that girl in clothes!

Next up is a layout I did for a challenge over at Birds of a Feather. Krissy posted a step every day for a week. I had a lot of fun with that type of challenge.
I just love this Fancy Pants Alpha sticker font!
I painted a scalloped chipboard piece with crackle paint. I then added a metal piece and another piece of chipboard.

Now to catch up on some photos...
Maddy had her first hair cut today! *sniff sniff* This was all Chris's idea and I did not like it one bit. But we figured she is turning three soon, she could use a trim. She LOVED it! You can't tell by her expression, but she hopped right up there in that chair and sat really well. We only cut off an inch, so she still has lots of curl. :-)
Chris took me out to dinner Sunday night. This little brewery has a cute kids corner. A garden is painted on the wall and velcro pieces stapled all over. They then had baskets of stuffed veggies with velcro pieces on them to stick to the wall! The kids had so much fun planting a garden! I'm thinking we might need something like this at home! We got a little bit of snow at a week or so ago. The kids had lots of fun playing in it and were very sad when it melted. There is a good chance we could get some more this week though. I really need to find me some snow boots so I can last longer outside with them.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

The Sillies

I complete this layout a while back. I *think* I used a sketch and I *think* it was for a challenge at Birds of a Feather. But, my thinking power is gone and I cannot recall the specifics.

I simple layout using a very old Fancy Pants About A Boy Line. One of my fave lines! I would be tempted to buy this line again! So fun and I just love the colors in it! As I type this I recall that it is a challenge for Birds of a Feather. It was a layout about one thing I wanted to change in the year 2012. One thing I want to change is to laugh at the kids antics instead of getting frustrated with him. The pictures above are of Peyton wanting to wear his cowboy hat to pj day at school and of Maddy and my way of stopping her from taking off her diaper in the middle of the night. At the time, both of these frustrated me. Now I giggle at them. I want to remember to skip over the being frustrated and just giggle and enjoy the moment.

At the beginning of the year I decided to deep clean the house. I mean DEEP clean. This took a full week of every second I had. After I got it cleaned, I started in on a new routine. I am attempting to keep on top of the house chores by choosing a room a day to clean. I also am attempting to hop on the elliptical we bought last year as I always feel so much better when I work out. While attempting to find a schedule that works, that gets the chores done and gets the kids the attention they need, I am struggling to find time to scrap. So hang in there with me. I hope to get my routine down to where I can get some time at least a couple days a week to scrap just a little!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Two layouts using a 4x6 paper pad

A while back I hit a scrapbooking garage sale. I fell in love with this red, black white and lime green paper pad and chipboard set. I wasn't sure what I'd do with a 4x6 paper pad, but couldn't pass it up. It came in perfect for these layouts that I made of my brother and sister in laws wedding. I made the layouts for my Mother In Law for Christmas.

I love the little red stones in the upper right of the photos.
I was also able to use some of my satin flowers I have been making.
Pretty quick and simple.

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