Saturday, February 28, 2009

Jillibean Soup

This is a new company that I found recently. I haven't seen the product in the stores yet...but it looks super cool. So go check them out. just click the title if this post.

Friday, February 27, 2009

My new favorite layout....

Friday Favs!

Hi. This is my first Friday Favs post.
1. My new paraffin dip. I love that thing.
2. This fact that it is Friday, no obligations tonight.
3. My first cup of coffee in the morning.
4. Osh Gosh has their jeans on sale for $10 this weekend.
5. The cookies I made with my kids yesterday.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A winter storm of Hail......

Last Wednesday we had one of those really bad winter storms. Tornadoes touched down on a city near by. We spent some time in the basement, the kids were scared with the high winds. The first two photos are what we saw looking out our basement door. That is our neighbors front yard. I lightened the second photo so you can see it a little better. That is not snow, (we live in the south and rarely get snow.) it is hail.

This is the hail on the pool cover and deck. My poor kids thought it was snow and had to play in it for a minute. It was too cold for them so they were done before I could snap a photo.

Look at how big the pieces of hail were. I love storms, but I am glad that one is over and that we didn't have any damage from it.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

New Layouts!

I have been scrapping like crazy this week. I have almost used up my entire Studio Calico Kit, Fortune Cookie. So Far I have made 7 layouts with the kit.
This first layout, Early Bird is one of my favorites (ok, they are all my favorites...)I painted the Jenni Bowlin paper and added chipboard accents. I allso used journal spots as accents and I journaled on one of them. Journaling reads: " One morning Jackson woke me up at 5am so he could eat his pop tart breakfast. Feb, 2009

Before..On this layout....its about the day Harrison had his hair cut off. He grow it long to donate. I traced the chipboard flowers at the top of the layout. On the seconf paper, I dry embossed it with the cuttlebug music sheet folder. I put some glitter on the Maya Road chipboard bird wings, and used some Karen Russell rub-ons. I used the stamp packaging from the Studio Calico stamp to use as a journal spot.

Memoires in the tub: I used a running stitch to gather the ribbon. I used pop dots to adhere it to the page. I used gesso (the white paint and then journaled on it.) The Journaling reads: It was a game of hide-n-seek. Jeff hid in the bath tub. The kids took so long to find him (it was the very last place they looked!) that he grabbed a pillow for comfort and waited. The kids finally looked in the bathtub. Apparently they thought Jeff had a great idea, as they joined him. For a long time all I heard was giggles. When I finally went to see what they were up to, this is the scene I found. All four of them were stuffed into that little tub all completely happy! Who would have known the bathtub was fun without the water! Feb, 17, 2009

everyday moments: This is one of my favourites too. I printed two photos and torn one. I glued it to the first photo with pop dots. I cut out circles and cut them in half. I heat embossed the edges of the circles (it is hard to see that in the photo). I colored in Karen Russell's black rub-ons with marker. I journaled around the circles to keep the layout flowing. The journaling reads: Gigi, Harrison adn Jackson hanging out on a Sunday afternoon, while Papa and I cleaned the house. February 15, 2009

Rocker Hair: This is a layout about how Gigi's hair became rocker hair. She cut her own hair and this was the only way to fix it...More than sever inches had to be cut off. She looks so cute!
Ballerina: Gigi in damce class. My friend took this photo for me and it was not the greatest, but it was the only one I had. So I cropped it and altered in in Photoshop CS3. The paper is Making Memories and the matte is Making Memories packaging from some of there stickers, the flowers and ribbon are by cloud nine designs, and the Alphas are thickers.
Cowboy: Here is my little stunt man. Isn't he cute? The flowers that up down the side of the ribbon are cut in half. He loves to ride the Zebra.
Thanks for looking and reading.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Note Cards

So I thought it would be nice to have a little gift for the preschool teachers (6 in all). Ha....easy and quick.....not really. I made a set of four note cards for each teacher.

I used memories mist and prima paper.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Studio Calico

I am so excited. I just ordered a sub for Studio Calico.
Now I have to wait for the first kit to arrive. I just had to share my excitement.
As I have loved their kits for a very long time. Yay! Happy mail is on it's way to me!
That is it for now.

Monday, February 9, 2009

the 2 of Us

This is my newest layout. I made a mask with the cricut, taped it to white cardstock and sprayed glimmer mist. Once the glimmer mist was dry I mod podged the mask and then removed it from the cardstock. I made the photo mat and sprayed it with glimmer mist, added my photo and attached it to my layout. I had left over scrolls in SEI paper from another project and stuck those on. I added a little of this and that and here is my layout. All the paper (except the CS and SEI) is by prima. This was a really fun page to make.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Be My Valentine...

Hi. I made this Valentine's Mini Album which is inspired by Ali Edwards and her mini album.

I used my Slice to cut the scallops. I used a Quaker Oats box for the chipboard. I cut and peeled the packaging label off and painted them pink with MM strawberry and cream paint. I used packaging from Tim Holtz grungeboard for the clear pages. I embossed those with the cuttlebug. The plastic embossed really well. I recommend you try it if you have one. I also used prima flowers, KI memeories chipboard stickers and softies, K and Company Heart stickers, Stickles, staz on ink, a stamp from A's and Chatterbox ribbon. This is for Harrison's
teacher, who is expecting a baby this summer.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Project 52....#3 Dream Catcher

Here is my latest...Remember your heart

I was very inspired by Dena's project..Her message to her daughter, the transparenies and the color. My idea "remember your heart" came to me from a sweet little girl in my community (church, neighborhood, preschool)who just lost her fight to brain cancer. She made me think to remember to hold the things dearest to my heart tight and to live life for each day.
The Heart is for God, The flowers is for my DH and the three butterflies are for my kids. On the backs of the butterflies I worte..
  • Butterfly to the left: Family,Friends, Love, Live
  • Butterfly in the center: God, heart, Love, LifeButterfly on the right: Me, Art, Create, Life, color.


  • Fancy Pants plastic packaging from a clear mini album kit
  • Cricut: Storybook cart
  • Gold Leaf pen
  • Alcohol Ink
  • American Crafts Ribbon (old old old stuff)
  • Making Memories letter stickers
  • Prima Flowers
  • Prima Butterflies
  • Making Memories Brads
  • Glimmer Mist

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Rocker Hair!

Gigi's new look. She decided to cut her own hair after Harrison came home with no hair. So seven inches later, here is Gigi with her new "Rocker Hair" as she calls it. This photo to the left is what she looked like before. I don't have a photo of her after she cut her hair...only after we had it styled at the salon. She took a chunk out of the right side, made bangs, and took a chunk out of the back.
The new style suits her perfectly. She's my rocker!

Monday, February 2, 2009

The hair is gone!

My son, Harrison is 7 years old. He has been growing his hair out for almost a year now to donate it. On Saturday he had it cut. Of course I took photos. Some of them are not great, but I like them all the same. So here are some before and afters. In the first photo he was mad at me. He did n't want his photo taken. Oh Well. It is what it is.

He grew his hair, in honor of my dear friend, Allison, who lost her fight to cancer.