Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
April is also an important month because I have to register Donovan for kindergarten. Yeah...trippin' over that one, too! My big boy is so smart! I know he's not going to have any problems moving on to the next stage in school.
I know I say this a lot, but time flies way too fast and watching my children grow up is a daily reminder of that!
As time passes, I keep doing what I love...scrapping baby! I created this mini album for scrap-diner.com about my favorite exhibit at this year's flower show. I mixed a bunch of manufacturers here and I love how well the colors go together. Green, especially that bright spring green is moving in to my favorite color spot. I can't get enough of it!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I worked with Flawless this time around...love all of the black touches on the papers!
When is the last time you used a piece of vellum on a LO? I forgot I had some left! It came in handy in killing some of the "busyness" of the floral paper so it wouldn't overwhelm my photos.
I’m about to celebrate 7 years of marriage (15 years together); I’m still impatient, but becoming more and more comfortable with who I am; I’ve discovered my first wrinkle, right across my forehead
journaling: When the time comes for you to fall in love, remember this...do what makes you happy and find someone who gets their greatest joy seeing you that way!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Ta-Ta for now!!
Friday, March 20, 2009
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I'm finally getting around to posting these pics I took of the boys. My computer's power cord frayed and stopped charging the battery which means I had to use Donovan's 7" laptop just to catch up with my online peeps!
I need to get my camera checked out, or possibly get a new body. For some reason, a lot of my pics have been coming out a little blurry...definitely can't have that!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Prompt: Use title if I were a rich girl
Twists: Use some green on your layout & we want to see bling
Looking forward to seeing your projects for this challenge.
Check out what the rest of the Divas came up with!
Here's my take on the challenge.
journaling: If I were to win the lottery for millions of dollars, the first thing I would do is quit my job! (well, after making sure the check cashed) I would hire a professional to help me manage the money as well as do all of the responsible things like securing my family's future. Then I'd spoil myself silly! I'd take all of the vacations I'd always dreamed of taking and buy a lavish home. I'd take my mom away on vacation- she's never been on a plane before. I'd also share the wealth with those who were in my life when I was broke and donate to charities that are close to my heart. I dream about getting rich on an almost daily basis, it would be nice if my dream became a reality!
The next 2 projects are the other half of my guest designer projects for scrapfreak.com.
I adore these pictures of Donovan and Troy hanging out together at the resort in Jamaica. I took a minimalists approach to this LO to allow the pics to shine. The pps here are from Bella Blvd- really cute papers!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
my little shoebox + two peas in a bucket are teaming up to host a layout contest just for you - our two peas community members + my little shoebox fans! entering couldn't be easier - here's what you'll need to do :*Create a layout of any theme and size using 85% My Little Shoebox Product.*Upload your project to the gallery - don't forget to check the "my little shoebox + two peas layout contest" box under member challenges to be included in the challenge!*Your layout should have at least FIVE tags associated with it.*Your layout should have at least THREE related products associated with it. Please note that to associate a product to your project, it must be available in the Two Peas store.*Projects must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m. CST 4.15.09 to be entered into the contest.*two peas + my little shoebox will select three winners who will each receive a prize package from my little shoebox.*each winner will also be featured on the my little shoebox blog and in a two peas newsletter.sound good? get to it! what are you waiting for?
To read more about it, go to two peas in a bucket.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
The basement is coming along very well...it's almost done, but the painting part is a J-O-B! I've been painting for 3 days, my body aches and I have developed callouses, but I just keep reminding myself to keep going if for nothing else other than the fact that I'm going to have my own space! I am beat, though! I keep forgetting to upload progress photos, but I will eventually.
Here are 2 projects that I managed to squeeze in between coats of paint. I created them for my guest designer spot at scrapfreak. Both LOs are about my Xan-Xan. Can you believe my baby is 11 months old today?
I played with glimmer mist and some new Bella Blvd goodies and added lots of Kaiser pearls on this one!
This LO is about his gorgeous eyelashes. Isn't it a shame that I am the only girl in a house with 3 males and they all have long, luxurious, thick curly eyelashes and I have to damn near poke myself in the eye trying to apply mascara to my almost non-existent eyelashes? Yeah, I have eyelash envy!
I used some new Cosmo Cricket on this one...glimmer mist, too! I also created this for my week 2 entry into the great ribbon rave over at savvynsassy.
TFL! Now let me go and get my butt in the bed! I'm taking advantage of the fact that I'm off tomorrow! LOL!
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Oh btw, my DH would have a fit if he knew I posted this pic of us online, so don't tell him...OK! LOL!
So back to my question at hand...what the heck is going on with the weather in NJ? Today, the weather was a gorgeous 70 something degrees...and just a few days ago (Monday), we were covered in snow and Tuesday and Wednesday we were in the low 20s.
Here are a few pics I took on my lunch break Monday.
I took a picture of this fence this past fall...maybe if I remember I can take one when Spring is in full bloom and then in Summer to do a comparison.
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Hmmmm, let's see what else I can share...oh Xander FINALLY started crawling today! The funny part, he's been cruising for the longest... now he crawls to get to the coffee table so he can pull himself up and walk around the furniture. He'll be 11 months old on Monday which means walking and really getting into things is right around the corner.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Well, for my 300th post, I have a LO to share. I've wanted to scrap this subject for the longest time (I swear my mental scrap to do list is a mile long). I created this for the Jenni Bowlin Studio contest over at scrapfreak.com. For the contest, I had to use at least 3 JB products....well that was easy considering how much I LOVE her stuff!
I used some new Prima and Graphic 45 papers here too along with some embellishments that have been in my stash FOREVER! I don't know what is is about using stuff that gives me such a feeling of accomplishment, of maybe that's just me subliminally giving myself permission to buy new stuff! HA!
I created this LO about my little old house.
journaling: When we first moved into this house, I was pregnant with Donovan. This little 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cape cod seemed perfect for our growing family. Little did I know how quickly we would outgrow it; a baby in the house takes up a lot of space. I soon began to dislike this house and often wish for a bigger one, one with more character, more storage space. Recently, I realized that I spend more time wishing for a better home than appreciating the one that I have. Troy and I became parents in this house. I nursed my babies in this house, celebrated holidays and birthdays and continue to watch our children grow up in this little house. I've laughed, cried, cursed, and praised all in this very house. There are a lot of people in this world who are homeless; although I have my issues with my home, I'm happy to have it. Hopefully adding square footage with the renovation of our basement will help me love this old house a little more! 2/28/09
I wrote my address on the JB ticket after I took the photo. Oooh, I just love these new thickers; I love script and I can see that I'm going to have to pick up a few more!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Secondly, I am the Trunk Designer of the Month for Paper Trunk! OMG, I'm still beaming from ear to ear! I submitted this LO to the contest and it was chosen...there were so many amazing LOs submitted, I'm just so happy that they chose mine! YAY!! You can check the blurb out on the Paper Trunk Blog. A box of product for me to design with is on the way and I can't wait! Love their stuff!Thanks for stopping by!!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Here's my take on the ad. I used the colors (brown, black, and trace of red), the distressed look, and the layering as inspiration.
I took this photo of Donovan last Summer and had no idea how to scrap it. I like the outcome, plus I finally had the opportunity to test out some Graphic 45 papers!! They work well with the Jenni Bowlin papers here!
Now for the deets! I took apart the lollipop flower and replaced one of the circles with a piece of red patterned paper. I then cut a piece of gauze (my non scrappy item) into a circle, spritzed it with glimmer mist and added it to the back of the flower. I coupled the safety pin with a piece of savvynsassy lace to finish off the center.
I added Kaiser pearls (can't get enough of these) to buttons and used them as centers for the smaller paper flowers.I spritzed the JB die cut paper with sandy beach glimmer mist and outlined with a red pen, then added simple journaling and an acetate "D".