Saturday, April 17, 2010

19 pics!! woohoo!!

This page took me FOREVER to finish!! I had the pics all glued and everything pretty much done on it, but I couldn't decide how to embellish it!! I found it hard because I didn't want to make it even more busy than it is already, with it's 19 pictures altogether! I have never made a page with so many pics! But I TOTALLY feel like I've put a (teeeeeny) dent in my ever growing pile of pics at least! I ended up just adding a few flowers to it to keep it simple. I used the new Tim Holtz cutting dies on either side of the grid, and I must say that I think I'm in love! The new dies are SOOOOOO cool I think I need to get a job that actually pays money so I can afford them! LOL The PP is from Crate Paper, and I think it's my new favourite line! I just love all the patterns and colors together! I've been trying to use more stamps lately in my layouts, because I'm addicted to buying them, but I hardly ever make cards, therefore, I hardly ever use them! So on this LO I thought it would be perfect to use my Stamp of the Month from Creative Accents! It's the Rainy Day Changito set from Stampendous. Those monkeys are adorable! I just love them! And I must say they were perfect for this LO! I colored them with pencil crayons (some borrowed from Creative Accents) and I used a few layers of Diamond Glaze on the puddles. I quite like how this LO turned out, and I'm definately impressed with the amount of pics on the page!

I've got 2 weeks left until my due date, but I'm hoping that I don't have to wait that long! Who knows? Maybe I'll get one more LO in before becoming a mother of 3!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Oh Baby!!

So I'm getting pretty close now to being a mommy of 3 boys!! I'm starting to get pretty excited! Now all I have to do is get his room ready, pick a name and pack my bags! Not too much at all eh?! lol Here is a pick of me that we took last night at 36 weeks and 4 days! The countdown is beginning!! Wish me Luck!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter Memories

I've been on a roll lately, getting some scrappin done! It's like I'm "scrap nesting" getting my scrapbooking in before the baby comes! I took some time yesterday while I was taking advantage of having only 1 kid at home (Ethan was in Big Lake at Nana and Papa's having a sleepover with his cousins) to organize my pictures into pages I'd like to scrapbook. Hopefully it will make it easier and faster to get my pages done! I was going to get a hole bunch of cleaning done yesterday while Caleb napped...then I thought to myself, it's going to be a loooong time before I only have 1 kid at home again! So, I had some me time and went through my pics! Of course I ended up paying for it today! You never truly do get a day off do you?! lol Oh well, it was definately worth it! Anyway, I found all these pics of when Ethan was Caleb's age (around 15 months) and I did this page of his first family Easter egg Hunt. I used American Crafts and Imaginesce PP, quickutz: scallop border, Fiesta, Heidi Swapp and Holiday Alphabets and Nesting Ovals, Prima flowers, Close to My Heart brads (colored with Copics) and Dollorama bling! Hope you all enjoy! Thanks for taking the time to stop by my neck of the woods!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Bro in Law's B-Day Card

I have to admit that I don't even know when my Brother in Law's birthday is, but I know it was some time in March! I know I'm a bit late, but better late than never I guess! I'm not much of a card maker, but I do love this little lizard! I've had this stamp for like a year and haven't used it, but I thought it was so cute when I saw it, I had to have it! I used Basic Grey papers from the Mellow collection, and bazzil cardstock (gotta love Craft!) I colored the lizard with my Copics, and I have to admit it's been so long since I've used them I forgot how to! I had to remember how to blend with them! I guess that means I'll have to do more coloring in the near future!
enjoy! And Happy Easter everyone!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

All moved in (almost) and ready to go!!

Well, we're finally in our new house and it's all ours!! I'm so excited to finally own a house!! It feels great, although I'm extremely broke now! lol I guess it just means I'll actually have to use my scrap stash instead of constantly buying new stuff for a while! Creative Accents might start feeling the pinch! lol
We're most of the way unpacked. I've got my scraproom unpacked as far as I can use it at least anyway! Our main floor is pretty much finished, we just have to paint one more wall and we'll be finished the living room. I will be posting pics soon. I will have to scan my before pics to post because I had a faulty memory card and it deleted all my pics! Thankfully I had JUST printed them all, so I didn't totally loose them, but it was still rather annoying!
Our new baby's room is painted and by my husband's next set of days off it will be finished! Which is a good thing, because I am only 4 weeks away from my due date now! And I must tell you, I've never made it to my due date with either of my first two boys. Who knows? This could be the one that wants to stay in's quite impossible to tell! But I do know that they'll only let him stay in for 10 days after my due I am certain that I will have a baby 5 weeks and 3 days from now for sure! lol
Ethan and Caleb are sharing a room, and that room was the first one to be painted and finished. My wonderful, hard working husband finished our bathroom a few days ago too! Thank God too, as the walls were painted a horrible grape purple color! not a bad color, just way too much to have in one room!
I have even had a little time to do some scrapping! This page took me forever to put together. I had the idea in my head, but I couldn't figure out how I wanted to execute it. Once I put it together, I didn't really like it...something was off...I had started by using grey cardstock as the background paper, then when I came home from the crop and had another chance to look at it, I put it on a blue PP from the cogsmo line and it all came together quite nicely!

So, I am going to try my hardest now to post regularly here, now that I am getting more settled...however I can't promise anything, due to my new little bundle who will be arriving shortly! I will definately keep everyone posted on that and post pics and his name when he comes!!

Ciao for now!!