Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Jackson's first ride on the school bus.

Hi. As some of you know, my little boy started at the special needs preschool for speech, last week. Today, was his first time riding the school bus and boy was he excited. The bus wasn't sure what time they would be arriving, so we ended up hanging out in the drive for an hour. I became bored and started taking photos....I took a ton of photos, but I will spare you and only share three that at terrible....

Finally, after what seemed like an eternity, the bus turns onto our street.

There is my big boy. I photo shopped out the county name, even though most of you know where we live.
Here is is getting ready to get off the bus.

There he is, being silly as ever, happy he got to ride the bus.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tags 2 and 3...for Tim Holtz.....

First.. I am making these into mini albums to give this Christmas. This one is from day 2. I used a different frame stamp and I used walnut stain distress embossing powder. I didn't have a cool metal flower, so I dipped a white prima fabric flower into copper perfect pearls mixed with water.

These next two are from day tree. Make a plaid background. The trees are my favorite. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tim Holtz.12 tags of Christmas....

Hi. This is my take on the first tag that was posted yesterday.
I made it into the cover of a mini album. The stickles I used was not green, but the clear crystal was reflecting something green....

Oh and of course it looks better in real life.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Something to show...Finally!

This is a single spine album, which is made out of my Studio Calico Box.

check out my sewing....

PP=all is g,c,d studios, Canta line... except for one paper Darcey Multi Circles (Anna Griffin)
The rest is just a bunch of different stuff from
American Crafts
KI Memories
Claudine Hellmuth
Studio Calico
7 gypsies

Friday, October 30, 2009


I was playing around with the setting on the cameragot this result. I am posting it because I like it and it seems Haloweeny to me. hee!

Jackson wanted a Scary Pumpkin. Gigi wanted a smiley face. Harrison created his pumpkins face and carved it himself. Can you tell which Jack-O-Lantern belongs to which kid?

The gig one is Harrison's, It turned out really cool and he is proud. LOL The middle one is Gigi's. She insisted on the toothy grin. And the last one belongs to Jack. This is what we did tonight. With the crazy week, we waited until tonight to buy our pumpkins. Everyone was sold out, except for Corn Dawgs.
Happy Halloween.

A cool giveaway at Lilibee...go check it out.

Lilibee is a really cool site that provides easy projects with step by step instructions. She also offers give aways from time to time like this cool one here. Of course, I am hoping to win this.

I will be back with more later, I promise. I haven't scrapped all week, so nothing is finished to show. Hoping to change that soon.
Have a happy Friday, everyone.


Friday, October 23, 2009

Dress as a Character Day....

Gigi chose to go as "Gigi" from the Gigi, God's Little Princess, books.
She is so in her element right now.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Gigi was in the Homecoming parade. How cute is she? They dressed up the kids as spacemen.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Today was a big day. For Gigi's 5th Birthday, which was last Wednesday, we gave her two presents. A new Barbie Bike. She was using Harrison's old one for a long time and we thought it was time she had her own. She loves it. It is pink and everything. The second gift was getting her ears pierced, which we did today. She picked out the cutest pink rhinestone flower earrings. She did cry but not for very long.
After that we went to the shoe store and she found the perfect Hanna Montana boots for her Halloween costume. Then we went to osh Gosh to pick up a couple things for the boys....All this and driving time waas completed in under 2 hours.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

My article is up!

Wow! I can't believe it is already October. I almost forgot I had an article coming out this week. Just click on the title if you would like to see it.

I have been so busy, it seems like forever since I scrapped. (It really has only been two weeks). Hopefully next week will slow down and I will have some time to myself.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

It's raining here...all suits the week

Our week started out with sickies and colds and rain. All of that has lasted most of the week. On Wednesday, Harrison needed to see the doctor, but he is fine. Jackson needed to see the ENT and he is fine. Thank goodness for all of that. Wednesday evening I taught my first religious class at church. It was scrary, but the class went well.
Since it has been raining all week, I managed to create a couple of projects. Here they are....
These are Birthday Invitations for Gigi's Birthday party. Aren't they the cutest?

Friday, September 11, 2009

A New Post and New Project...

I am trying really hard to post here often. The kids all all in school as of this week. I am driving not really going anywhere. At least this is only for less than a year. I do have photos of the first day of school, but I need to process those. For today I have something fun to share with yall. I made this cute little book for my friend. I love it and almost don't want to give it to her. Anyway here it is. And then I am off. It is Friday night and I am tired. Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.



Monday, September 7, 2009

It's been awhile...

It's been awhile since I posted anything here. I joined facebook, and then found a game called farmville. So a lot of my computer time is spent farming these days. Dorky. I know this, but it has grabbed and sucked me in. LOL It has not been awhile since I last created anything. In fact I do something creative most days. My latest project is this little album. It was a lot of fun to make. I used product from Tattered Angles, Jeni Bowlin, Maya Road, Making Memories, 7 gypies, Cosmo Criket, Tim Hotlz, and American Crafts and more. This album is about my youngest son's 3rd birthday. There are 18 pages to this book. If you would like to see them, they are posted at 2peas and at Studio Calico.
I like this photo, so I posted it. That's the railing on my front porch.

Another thing I have have been up to is making ATC (Artist Trading Cards). This is the first card that I have ever made. (I made it yesterday night). I didn't think I would like making these cards, but it was fun. A nice break from the big pages that I have been making for years. It was fun and I plan on making more. Maybe I will even trade them one day. LOL
I am so excited. This week marks the beginning of preschool for my two younger children. One begins tomorrow and the other on Wednesday. I am sad this week has finally come, but at the same time, I have been really looking forward to it. More time for me! Yay....
Have a great week everyone!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

ick.....and a new layout

ICK? Well the weather is gross outside. You know...Hot, sticky, overcast, rainy, sunny...the kind of summer day that mother nature can't make up her mind about. These are the kinds of days that affect me the most, with allergies and headaches. I just feel ick. Plus it didn't help that my youngest and I were up almost all night. Makes for the most unproductive day ever. Other things are making it an icky day too, but nothin that I can't handle.

I created a layout last night. It turned out ok..not my favoirte...but everyone else seems to love it, so I will share it here. It has a lot of paint on it.

On that note, I am off to work on my journal. Have a nice day, what's left of it.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Icebox pie.

This is a mini album that I made for my Sister and Brother in law. They were married this past July. I used a Maya Road chipboard album with some prima, making memories, smooches, ranger products..I just love how this turned out. The background is a pop can that I embossed and used alcohol ink on. The front and back is my favorite. I didn't bother posting the rest here, but if you want to see the pages, just look in my 2 peas gallery or Studio Calico gallery. I choose blue as there was a lot and I mean a lot of blue in the photo..not that it was the color of the wedding.

Moving on...the title. Here is my icebox pie. It looks good right? It is. I ended making two yesterday. The first was ended up in the trash. I had one little boy...age 3...names not to be mentioned, but beings with a J....he was busy trying toget my attention..saying mommy over and over, grabbing my leg and more. He does this when I am tryig to do something, like try a new recipe. In all this craziness, I grabbed baking soda instead of cornstarch the first time around and well....that was one of the most disgusting things I ever put in my mouth. Ick. Here is what the second one turned out to look like. Just thought I would share.

A nice tasty treat!

Sunday, August 9, 2009 it already over?

Boy did that go by fast. We went to church, early. Then the grocery store and we were home by 9:20am. I spent a lot of time in my scrap room. That does not always happen, so it was nice. I made one layout, but got to play for a long while. I sewed on my layout...and I tried something new. I used a pop can.

I cut off the ends and cut it open. On the colored side (this was a sprite can) I sanded it. Used alcohol ink...watermelon,citrus,sail boat blue. Then I embossed the metal with swiss dots by cuttlebug. Sanded some more. I applied perfect pearls to some of the dots and finally used a die cut to cut out the flowers. I used the cuttlebug, because I was not sure if my die cut machines, the slice and the circut could actually cut metal. (OnceI tried to cut grungeboard and that turned out badly. So when in doubt don't use the machines, I learned the hard way.)

Ok....I got off the subject a little....

Here is the layout.

Friday, August 7, 2009

A post without don't need them.

I am not a writer. Sometimes I wish I was. I wish that I could tell a story as colorful as the way some of you do. Well, I can't. Here is what my day is like with my 3 year old. First I was cleaning the bathroom, and my DD who is 4, was helping me. She was drying, the sinks, shower, cabinets and so on. Jackson, the 3 year old, wanted a rag too. I gave him one without thinking about it, as we were done with the batheroom and everything was put away. After a time I started smelling this really strong medicine smell. Of course I started looking for the source and I found it all right. Jackson, was standing in the shower naked(I will get to that in a minute) with the rag. He was "helping Mommy"....He had dumped half a bottle of selsun blue on the shower floor scrubbed it in really well. He apparently was not sure what to do after that, so he was standing there staring at the mess.

Shortly after that, he was walking around the house wearing Gigi's dress up barbie shoes. It was just a funny sight, watching him click across the kitchen floor.

So you are probably wondering why he is naked. I am trying and failing terribly with this whole potty training business. He has the pee down....but he prefers to poo in is pants. ICK! I was so frustrated I took away his clothes (only when we are home.) Of course he poos in the potty when he is naked. I am sure you all really want to here about this, but this is my life at the moment...this is my least favorite thing about motherhood.

The not so funny thing is that I discovered that he used the barbie house potty to pee in. My husband just found this to be very funny and I just don't see it that way. Sure it is a tiny potty and it makes the flushing sound when you flush...but ick.

THe other day he told me, "no talk, no potty, no boy boy, Me BABY!" Ack Ack Ack!! HOw am I supposed to deal with that?

If you have any helpful ideas on how to complete the potty all means tell me. My other two were so easy...I took away the diapers and after a couple of days they were good to go.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Documenting our vacation...

This Summer I drove to Chicago with my three kids. My Husband had to work so he stayed at home. I took photos, tons of photos everyday, except the second day. We were all tired of being in the car. After we returned home, I decided to make an album, (I will have to post the cover in the next post) and fill it with pages from our trip. The album turned out to be 12 x10. I was limited to the size box I had available at the time. So I cut my pages to that size, scrap the front and back, put in grommets so I can pop them into my album. I guess I should say the ablum has three rings to hold the pages. I don't have any page protectors...I am not terribly worried about that. Ha! Most of my pages are just in one big stack. That would be a whole post of it's own.

So here are the first three pages of my album. The third one, I made today. I wish you all could see them in real life, I could not get the camera to capture the look..I hope you know what I mean. Thanks for reading and looking. If you click on the photos, they will open up bigger in another window.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

A little bag...

I made this little bag and filled it with scrappy goodness for a friend. I know she doesn't read my I can post it here....Of course this is the back, the front looks really cool...but I got tired of taking photos...LOL

I used my circut to make the bag.