Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Scrappiest Blog

This week I haven't had a lot of creative time with my aunt visiting, a trip to the zoo, then Easter and all the cooking. But I did take LOTS of pics this past weekend. We went to the zoo on friday since the kids didn't have school, unfortunately it ended up being super cold and started to rain so we didn't stay very long but I still took a bunch of pics. I also got pics of the kids dying eggs, Easter basket goodies, an Easter egg hunt, visiting family for Easter, playing with Giant bubbles, and flying kites which the kids got for Easter. Wow I haven't taken so many pictures since Christmas. Ok, I just went and double checked and in all of Jan, Feb and March I took a little over 200 pics. I'm shocked I took that many to be honest I didn't feel like I took any pics those months. So far in April I took over 700 pics!!! Wow that's lots of new layouts to be created!!!

I'm excited that my first reveal for Ta Da is coming up real soon May 1st actually, I can't wait!!! I have my project completed and can't wait to share it with you all.

Besides all the picture taking I did manage to create a layout based on Sketch 115 from the Scrappiest Blog.

I have known I wanted to use this title since I printed out the picture probably back in January. What's better than Birthday money when your a kid, not much!!!
I used the Bo Bunny Ad Lib collection. This collection is soooo fun!!! Plus I love the colors in this collection!

I did create a couple of cards too but nothing I can share right now. I recently created a layout based on the April sketch from Scrapdango. I don't love the resulting layout but I am happy that I finally got the photo scrapped as its from last summer at the zoo and I do LOVE the photo. Trust me I know we are our own worst critics but that doesn't make me like the layout any more. The layout just didn't come together like I imagined it would so its just one of those ok ones.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Some scrapping plus DD's room

Now that Spring Break is over and the kids went back to school and all the crazy drama is finally over I actually got some scrapping done!! YEAH!!!!!

I actually got to sit down and play with my Ta Da goodies too :). You'll have to wait til I can reveal the layout I made but I CAN post the card I created. When I was looking thru all the Ta Da goodies I saw this little worm on a fishing hook (from A little R & R collection from the Tag-a-ma-jigs) and the title just popped in my head. I also used a Sizzlin’ Summer Flower Power Mini Me laser cut (the inside of the laser cut) and the background is from the Whirly Gig Collection - Casablanca. The tag that the title is on is also from the A little R & R collection from the Tag-a-ma-jigs. I just love when you can mix and match pieces from different collections, don't you.

The Scrappiest blog sketch 116

I'm loving the sketches that Liz is creating over at the scrappiest blog. I ended up using one of the yummy new collections from Jillibean Soup, its the Dutch Mustard collection. I just LOVE the heart paper in this collection. I created the medallion flower and actually pulled out one of the OLD deco scissors I still had laying around - wow I haven't used them in forever. Well I used the scallop scissors to add a nice little finishing edge to the flower and then added the heart on top.

Another layout I did recently was using Crate Paper's School Spirit Collection. DS waiting at the bus stop on the first day of school. This photo only shows about half the kids at our bus stop, the others must have been late for the first day of school.

Tiffany's redone room
Sorry the pics look fuzzy I was out of batteries on my camera and used DH's camera to take the pics. The green is actually much brighter than it looks in the pics. The Swatch that we picked up at Lowe's from Valspar is called Sonic Lime #6007-8A but DD's room is kind of dark, it doesn't have a window and its really small.

This is what the swatch looks like.

Ok so you might think I'm crazy because in the first pic you see a glass block window, however on the other side of the window is not the outside it is my mom's bedroom and the little bit of light she gets is from my mom's window across from the glass block window. We had the bed which we bought her about 2 years ago so we knew we wanted white accents to go with the bed. I found this cute hanging picture frame thing at Pier One, DD picked the pics which I have since cut to fit the size better.

She wanted to WRITE her name on the wall,YIKES!!!! Well I wasn't going to spend all that time painting for her to write on the wall so we compromised and got these letters from Joann's. She wanted a cursive letter, we might add flowers or buttons or something to spice up the letters but for now I'm done with it.

We also purchased a new bedspread and sheets and the green fussy pillow for the bed. Tiffany liked this one and I approved it so this one was the winner. We also needed a new rug and I'm soooo happy the horrible old dark dirty tv stand is gone. I couldn't find a white tv stand, unless I wanted to spend $200-300 ummmm no thanks not in a pre-teens bedroom. So I found this nice light wood colored tv stand at Target and it was on sale. YEAH!!! That big stuffed flower by the tv was something she got last summer for her birthday, we didn't even realize it went in the room til we were looking around the house for stuff.

Finally, the dresser that DH made Tiffany when she was a baby. It was lilac and a dark purple before, now after painting it (for a second time) we decided to bring in the aqua color from the bedspread and added it to the dresser. The cute beaded lamp she got last year for her birthday but we added the touch of pink ribbon to it to dress it up a bit. She also has a bookcase in her room but at the time I took the pics it had nothing on it.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

WOW Life definitely got crazy on me!!

The past 10-12 days have been unbelievably crazy, and I'm really really hoping that all the craziness is OVER and hopefully I can get a little bit of scrappy time. That would be soooo wonderful. Considering I have only created ONE layout the entire of month April so far, COMPLETELY unnormal for me.

The kids had spring break, we took them on a mini vacation one of them were complaining, arguing, or crying the whole time. Not a fun vacation. Took the laptop with us - the cord broke, UGH!!! Replacing the cord cost $60, that seems pretty expensive just for a cord.

We promised our daughter who is almost 12 that we would redo her room during spring break, so on to repainting her room including the ceiling, all the trim, 3 doors, two coats of primer and then FINALLY the actual color. After DH and I actually spent 7-8 hours painting her room we discovered that there was a leak in our basement. Not good considering its right by all my scrappy stuff. Of course DH didn't WANT to fix it but had too. The next two days I spent shopping all over town to get new stuff for DD's room. New Comforter, rug, accessories, plus taking the kids to the dentist and grocey shopping too.

Thankfully DD's room is almost all complete now, oh but wait NOW we are having more pipe trouble. There is a problem with the sewer pipes, not again we had this problem last year. We called someone to come out waited several hours, he tried fixing it said the pipe was probably broken and would come back tomorrow. DH didn't believe him and he went out and rented a snake to do the job himself, which he was trying not to do because he has a bad back. That is finely done and the next day we still need to repaint DD's dresser. Hopefully everything is done breaking, PLEASE!!!

Now on to some scrappy business!
I'm a little late posting this month's XOXO challenge but considering I have barely been on the computer thru this whole time I hope you understand. So if you like Scraplift challenges, and I know you do then stop by the XOXO blog and pick one of the DT layouts to lift, you have til the end of the month to get your layout completed. This is my layout for this month over there.

So the one and only thing I have created in April is this birthday layout. I FINALLY used some of the Imaginesce Birthday line that I have wanted to play with for AGES. The problem was I only had 2 sheets of paper from the line. Its not easy to create a layout with only 2 papers. What do you think, did I do a good job?

I know I never announced the winner of the Rak I had. I hope you ladies forgive me, especially with all the amazing comments I received and everything that was going on I didn't forget just didn't have time to determine the winner.

So the names where FINALLY tallied and the winner of the RAK is
Kimberly said...
Congrats and love your layouts!

March 27, 2011 7:48 PM

Congrats Kimberly!!!! Please contact me with your mailing address so I can send you a RAK!

Something to actually get excited about I received a box of goodies STUFFED with Ta Da products!!! Woohoo I have opened the box and checked out all the goodies several times now, even showed everything to DH. I can't wait to actually create something with all that loveliness!! Bye for now.

Friday, April 1, 2011

MSW Apr DT Reveal & Lily Bee Sketch

I've created a few cards lately so I thought this would be a good post to showcase them. Its April 1st so that means its time for the MSW reveals for this month. Here is the wonderful card sketch that Lucy created this month, she also creates a layout sketch that is posted on the 1st as well.

I had lots of fun creating this card. I have been in love with using doillies lately but I rarely leave them alone. I just love adding some Glimmer Mist to them. I added some great flowers which are really brads from American Crafts. A Sassafras border, don't you just love the borders on those Sass papers, a piece of scrap from Crate Paper and of course a Rubon sentiment.

Monthly Challenge
Its my month to post a card challenge over at MSW so my challenge this month is to use Rubons. I know lots of people like using stamps for cards but I LOVE using rubons for cards. Its one of the few times I actually use the BIG stash of rubons that I have. So let's see what you can create with a rubon and post it over at MSW.

Here is my card for my challenge. The papers used on this card are like 3-4 years old, wait everything on this card except for the Basic Grey label I have had for at least 2 or 3 years, it does feel good to use up REALLY OLD stash. After putting the card together I decided to add a birthday embellie to it, wasn't sure what I was going to use. I can't believe how perfectly the present embellie works with the papers. I never even looked at the birthday stuff til everything else was done - how crazy is that.

Reminisce is having a party on their blog. You have to create something using 2 Reminisce products. I only have bits and pieces of Reminisce supplies so I created this Game Day party invitation.

Supplies: Reminisce Green Day Paper, Green Day Stickers, Reminisce Signature Series Football Stickers, Sassafras Sticker, Bo Bunny Bling, Doodlebug alphas, Kraft Cardstock, Fiskars Punch

OOPS, I forgot to post last months card from MSW. I love using up scraps to create cards don't you. I usually go through my cropper hopper when I start to make cards and pull out tons of stuff til something comes together.

I ended up turning the sketch, it worked with my paper scraps better, LOL!!

Lily Bee Sketch
I know its not a card but Lily Bee posted a sketch on their blog and I jumped right on the challenge. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Hello Sunshine line and when Lily Bee had their warehouse sale I bought a box and got more of this fantastic line of course the box was filled with lots of goodies but this line is my FAV!!!

Besides the Lily Bee I added a light spray of Glimmer Mist to the cardstock, distressed the edges of the papers and created a couple embellie clusters.

Here are a couple of closeup/detail shots also.

There is still time to enter to win the RAK. I will pick a winner on Saturday. Interested in entering see the post below. Thanks soooooo much to all the wonderful ladies who have commented already!!