Friday, October 29, 2010

Pumpkins and pure cuteness!

I sooo love the fall! And I was totally feeling like I haven't been doing enough fall pages, so I printed these pics from last year's pumpkin patch, and they are soooo cute! These pics were of Caleb at his first pumpkin patch! He was so teeny there, it's hard to believe that he's walking and talking this year! Time does go by so quickly!

products: I don't know what pp I used for the base, but I used Basic Grey for the strips (I soooo Love this new paper!!) I sprayed some smootch spray and glimmer mist on the pages, and I used distress inks on the pumpkins (both cut with Quickutz), the bling is unknown from Chris's stash. I couldn't find the color I wanted, so I colored it with Copics. (thanks Chris!!), and the alphabet is Katie from Quickutz too. Hope you like it!

It's a quick post today...I'm feeling kinda sick and I think I'll be off to bed soon...have to get up ridiculously early to take Ethan to hockey in the morning! ugh!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Finally! Tara's birthday card!

Well, I finally got Tara's birthday card done! It only took me almost 2 months to get to it!! I hope she thinks it's worth the wait! here it is:

I used papers from a basic grey 6x6 pack, I used alcohol inks on the flower and the button. the stamp is from magenta and used perfect pearls on it. I also painted teh butterflies with Glimmer Glam the fab new sparkly paint from Tattered Angels. the little pins came with my stamp of the month last month from Creative Accents, and I have no idea who makes them! I used a quickutz die cut for the label, and the sentiment was from CTMH. The felt design in the back is from Prima, the Valerie Foster collection (I won these from Valerie Foster's Blog ! She's so sweet, she even sent me a hand made card with it too! They're border felt designs, so I cut it in half and the original color was cream colored, so I sprayed it with 3 or 4 different glimmer mist colors until I got the color I loved!

Well Tara, I hope you like it! I dropped it off for you at Creative Accents today!
have a good night all!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Some fun family pics, and a Page Maps Challenge

Well I finally cut Caleb's hair, and I must say that I'm kinda sad about his curl being gone, but tonight as I was looking back at his long hair, I definitely love his haircut now! He was starting to look a little shaggy...and I had a few people say to me "so you have 2 boys and a girl?" (for those who don't know, I have 3 boys!) So after we came back from Vancouver and my husbands' grandpa kept calling Caleb "her" I decided it was time to give him his first haircut! I was a little worried about how he would sit while I cut his hair, but I must say he did fabulously! He sat so still and just squirted himself in the face with my water bottle the whole time! It's nice cutting kids hair when they sit don't chop your fingers off that way! lol

Ethan and I got outside today and raked up our leaves. I'm really behind on taking fall pics this year, the colors are almost gone! It's making me kind of annoyed that I just haven't had the time to have a great fall photo shoot! But I was happy to get out today and snap a few pics of Ethan jumping in the leaves! He was also such a big help too. He filled a whole pumpkin bag full of leaves all by himself! He's such a good boy! This is off the topic of leaves, but definately worth a mention, because it was pretty stinkin cute: today, after we dropped Chris off at the bus stop to go to work, Ethan asked me if Daddy was still going to be working when he was a grown up. I told him that he would be, and he said "good, because I want to work with Daddy" Isn't that the cutest freakin thing EVER?!?! I love my boys!

This layout is based on a sketch challenge from Pagemaps. I really liked the design of the sketch, but I'm not too crazy about hearts, so I had to change it up a bit and use circles instead. Plus I've been a little obsessed with making grungy paper flowers lately...This layout actually sat on my desk downstairs half done for over a week! I had the idea for it as soon as I saw the sketch, but then when I executed my plan, I didn't like it, so I had to do a complete overhaul, and it took me forever! But I think it was worth it because I'm really happy with it now! Also, I surprised myself and did a lot of stamping on this layout, which kinda makes me happy since I really like to buy stamps, but rarely use them!! Well, enough blabbing, here's my take on this sketch! Hope ya like it too! (btw, this is my first layout of Kieran!! it only took me 5 months! lol)

Supplies: Crate Paper, Basic Grey and random scraps of patterned paper, Bazzil Cardstock, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Screens, Spellbinders and Silhouette die cuts, Tim Holts stamps and Distress Inks, CTMH brads, and one adorable baby pic!!

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope it was worth your while!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Freebie and a Sincere Request

Over at Dustin Pike's Blog he's giving away these SUPER CUTE Free Images!! He is asking this time for a donation of 1 dollar to help a family who has had some intense, serious heartbreak and they're experiencing something right now that I couldn't even imagine having to go through...I have tears streaming down my face right now as I think about what that family is going through right now. I know that money is tight for everyone, but I urge you to go and please check out this site and help with whatever you can...Money is tight for us too, but I like to think that you get what you give, and you will be blessed just knowing that you can help this family, because money should be the last thing they should have to worry about right now. When you go to check out on paypal for this freebie, you can buy as many as you'd like, and I totally understand if you can only buy 1, but a dollar can make a big difference! And you still get these cutie pie digis!

I am sending my prayers out to this family, I hope you all do too!

Monday, October 11, 2010

125 Sketches Guest Reveal at Creative Scrappers!!!

Well, today's the day! I've been holding onto this Layout for a while now, because I wasn't allowed to reveal it until today when my interpretation of this sketch was revealed at Creative Scrappers.

They're having a big celebration there in honor of their 125th sketch so there's big prizes for taking part in it!! So if this sketch inspires you and you create a page based on this sketch, go over to Creative Scrappers and add your layout. You never know, you could be the winner!!

So, here's my take on the sketch:

I can't remember what PP I used, I've been a little obsessed with making these paper "flowers" if you will, I like this version though, because they're not really flowery, so they can be used on boy layouts without them looking too girly! lol. I used my silhouette to cut out the circles, bracket and the title, and I used a CTMH stamp for the checklist I painted a border on the picture with paint from Making Memories and I think that's about all the details! Hope you like it!
PS: Don't forget to go to Scrapbooks Etc. and vote for my layout in the Inkadinkadoo contest!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Inkadinkadoo Finalist!!!

I was selected as a finalist in the Inkadinkadoo Creative Contest. It was to use a stamp in a creative way on a layout. I think you win like 1200 bucks in inkadinkadoo stuff!!! So if you love me, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Go Here and vote for me every day until Halloween!! I will be forever in your debt if you do!! and who knows...if I win, I might be willing to share my winnings in the form of some candy!!!!! Please vote every day!! (because you have nothing better to do! lmao!!) I know you're all busy, but I would love you forever if you do!!!! thanks!!!!

PS: this is the layout that I won the finalist spot for:

Don't forget to VOTE!!!!

Another Birthday Blog Hop! Happy Birthday Cheri!!

So it's another one of the girl's birthdays from the Seriously Creative DT today, and we had so much fun doing the surprise Blog Hop for Tara's birthday, we decided to do one for Cheri too!! Happy Birthday Girl!!

So if you've just wandered in here and you want to join in on the hop, head on over to the start at Janet's blog. If you're already hopping along, you should've come here from Eulanda's blog.

So, my mother in law has a tradition in her house that on someone's birthday (if we're having a birthday dinner for them or something) everyone goes around the table and says something nice about the person. Not just because it's their birthday. It has to be genuine. I think I've decided that I like this tradition, and I'm going to adopt it into my family traditions, so I might as well start here: Cheri, you are insanely talented in your craft, your creations inspire and amaze me every time I see them! You have a very kind and giving spirit too! I hope you have an amazing day!! I wish I could make it to lunch with you ladies, but I'll definately stop by to drop off my card for ya!

Well, without further adieu, here's my card!

I know that Cheri really likes pink, so for this card I pulled out all my pink stuff (which was suprisingly a lot considering it's definatley not my fav color and I have 3 boys!) I sprayed a white lace ribbon with pink glimmer mist, I also used glimmer mist on the "grass" and on some of the paper. I used the quickuts clouds border die to cut the "grass". the stamps are CTMH and ink is Distress Ink. Cardstock is Bazzil, and PP is basic grey, crate paper and some random stuff from my stash. bling is from the dollarama.

I hope you enjoy all the talented ladies' cards on this hop, and if you didn't plan on hopping, you should!! Please hop on over to Teila's blog next, and don't forget to finish off the hop at Cheri's blog, and wish her a happy birthday!!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Birthday Cheri!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

up coming stuff!!

i promise there will be something fun here soon!! trust me! tomorrow maybe!!