Thursday, May 27, 2010

A look at the June kit and some sneak peaks

The June kit is here and ready to ship on June 1! You know what I'm gonna say, I do LOVE this kit and have had the best time playing.
You've seen one layout I've done, here are a few little peaks of what I've done with the kit:
ALL the kits have sold out, so if you are interested in this kit you need to get yourself over and order it! Stay tuned for more layouts!
On a side note today is the last day of school, boy was EVERYONE excited about this day. Weird thing, no teacher needed me today--I'm taking advantage of the quiet one last day. We have a lot planned and we are going to have FUN! Last night we went for our first night time swim at the gym (our pool is currently out of order due to the filter housing cracking!!!)
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Teacher appreciation books

Alright, I know it's almost been a week since I posted's the end of the year..people are moving...stuff is happening. I did want to share with you a sneak at the books I made for my kid's teachers:
6th grade I did a little different than the primary grades only because I know that DD's class were stinkers. In the very beginning I had a picture of the whole class together, I had the kids sign it like a year book.
Loved the stickles on this one:
I had to figure out the dimensions in the computer to be able to print this out like this, I then just changed it from 3rd grade to 1st grade. I left a 2" space for pictures of each kid in the class. I began taking them a couple of months ago so I would be prepared! :) The teachers were surprised and they loved them.
On each book I also used some distressing ink--pumice stone--LOVE that color!
cracks me up the difference in the kids favorite thing at school. Tells you about their personalities a bit! :)

(pattern paper & chipboard is cosmo cricket. Numbers and titles are cut with my cricut)
Thanks for stopping by today! I'm off and running again today!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sun glasses

Some of my best pictures lately have come off my phone--I think THAT is cool! Saturday before the big meet my daughter and I had our annual Mother daughter date. We went to Denny's then to Ross for some shopping! We scoured the WHOLE store and found a couple of things but we just couldn't pass up the glasses department. Thanks again to the girls at Sketchy Thursdays for another AWESOME sketch and Scrapbook Circle for having a great Jenni Bowlin June add on kit:
For my sun, I cut up one of the journaling cards and added glossy accents--sweet affect!

I used some of my MAD misting skills and used yellow and some extra butterflies I cut with my cricut on my coor'dinations paper.
I'm still getting a handle on the coor'dinations paper--it sure is fun to "rough" up! I also did some sewing on this one too. (SURPRISE!)
I spent the day today creating a slide show for DD class. I added music--THAT was the hardest part! I think it came together well and I'm excited to see what she & her teacher think of the finished product! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sketchy Thursdays, Girls Paperie, Scrapbook Circle

Don't you just love when the creative juices flow, you have fantastic product to work with and a FABULOUS picture to scrap? The planets aligned on this one:
This happens to be a picture of my parents. Aren't they cute? I was hoping for some great paper, and the June kit from Scrapbook Circle has it! Yes, I have permission from Lisa to share this with you! :) You are getting a sneak of just a little bit of what the kit entails. On my layout there is October Afternoon, Pink Paislee and Girls' Paperie. I'm LOVING this company! At CHA we met Margie--she is SO fun! And I LOVED all of their product--in fact Lisa ordered quiet a bit of it for upcoming kits.
For these flowers I punched a 2" scallop & 2 1/2" circle (which I then distressed), I then added the two flowers which are cutouts (from another project) from my cricut.
For the center of this flower I used some die cuts from Girls' Paperie. (I distressed but just with water.) (--the fancy pants lace ribbon, doilie- I bought at joann's for 99 cents, pearls, brad, American craft & cosmo cricket is all from my stash)
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope today is a GREAT one for you!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

This day 30 years ago.....

(for you history buffs) I was 7 living in Yakima Washington. It was Sunday. I remember getting ready to go to church like we always did. I remember thinking how weird is it that it's still dark outside. My dad told my brother to go outside and lock the doors on the car. When he came in there were drops of what looked like snow all over his blue suit--I remember thinking, "that can't be right." My dad then shut the door and told us not to go outside. My mom then proceeded to fill up the bathtubs, and sinks with water. Mt. St. Helens located 123 miles away had erupted:
I remember being afraid because I didn't understand. Once the darkness cleared there were banks of ash piled up on the side of the road like snow. One story that I vividly remember was of a man who WOULD NOT leave the area and eventually died. His name was Harry R. Truman. My dad got up on the roof of our house with a hose and washed it down so the weight wouldn't cause a collapse. Because of that exposure it made him severely sick and within a year we moved to AZ. My mother kept sealed bags of the ash, it fascinated me to think that it had some from a live volcano.
Whenever this date rolls around, I ALWAYS remember that day.

My misting class

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Last Thursday I went to a misting taught by Heidi Swapp at Scrapbooks Etc. I went with my friend Lisa, we both learned A LOT! Here are a few fun pictures of the day:
This is our goodie box....
We were so good we didn't open it until she started the was HARD!
Heidi explaining a fabulous thing to use your mists on.
I'm telling you after experimenting I know I must HAVE some chalk spray! That stuff is awesome. Here is a picture of it on a tag with regular mist:
we used A LOT of paper towels--mist goes everywhere! tip: afterwards you can cut the paper towels up and make other crafty things. My mind is full of ideas!
I think before this class I was afraid to use my spray up--being a "scaredy sprayer" I wanted to conserve. But some of the neat affects you can't be that way, also you can use your mists to stamp, not just for masks--Pretty sweet!
(OK, I totally look like I'm hunched over....)Heidi sure is a lot of fun to learn from. I'm excited to incorporate some of what I learned into project in the future!

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Cricut Castle

Wow, has it been a while since I've posted! Life kinda took a blast off last week and we were SOOOO busy! Wednesday my girl got to present her Castle, she worked so hard. I was so impressed with her creativity and imagination! So here is her castle:
notice the alligators?
I helped with the draw bridge and the well. I cut the bottom of a crystal light container and wadded some paper and added stickles to make it look like water:
I love how she drew the face on this knight, this is also a great closeup of the distressing on the castle:
She got extra credit for the royalty:She made this catapult herself!
She got an A! And what was even better, only a few were chosen by the teacher to keep as an example. Hers was chosen, SWEET!
okay, one more thing about my DD:
That's her in the middle. yeah, it's a horrible picture, but I'm amazed I even got it. My camera focused on this dude's head not on the kids on the track. She did so well! She placed 7th out of 19 kids at the state meet. She was SO nervous, after the race she said she was shaking the whole time. Poor thing! I REMEMBER that feeling, the stadium was FULL with kids and people from all over the state. I embarrassed my whole family (except the 7 year old....) I yelled REALLY loud. Before the race began I did stand up and say to those around me, "I'm going to stand up now and scream really loud!" (I didn't care, I don't know these people--I'm never going to see them again.) After I screamed my guts out, I yelled, "that's my girl!" This guy turns around and jokingly said, "you could've warned us." I said, "I did, you weren't paying attention!" Then his wife laughed and said, "I'm going to be doing that in about 5 minutes!" DH a quieter person than me was SO embarrassed...ah well--you only live once. Life is like that, moments where you need a cheerleader and I was/am a PROUD mommy! :) DD came up after the race and said that she heard me. She NEVER hears me. I realized that's because when I yell that loud at a soccer game there are about 30 people yelling along with me.
Thank you for reading this far, I hope that you have a FANTASTIC day! I'm off to play catch up--making bread, doing laundry, doing dishes!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

It's beginning to look like....

Mother's Day!
Yep, I woke up to some wonderful gifts/cards from my family. Sure LOVE being a mom!
Speaking of mom's these are the cards I made for my mom and MIL:

The flowers were created with my cricut, I just cut different flowers at different sizes. Waded them up--then unwrapped them and blew them dry with my heat embosser.
Also, my mom will be receiving this little beauty filled with her FAVORITE chocolate! :) This little pretty I've been saving since CHA--LOVED this make-n-take I'll be doing it again in the future. (they used the Mother's Day cartridge for this one.)
I best jet, gotta get to church! I'm teaching a new song today to the kids--I'm pretty excited about this one. It's one of my favorites!
Have a GREAT Sunday!

Friday, May 7, 2010

My Girl

Oh, how I LOVE this picture I scrapped today. This dog is GOOFY! She loves to sit on your lap like this--I'm SERIOUS! (She's a little bigger now but still loves it) And she LOVES her girl! She gets SO excited when she comes home from school, fun to see this special bond between girl and her dog. One more exciting thing I took this picture with my phone! I get SO excited when my "tools" give me gems like this!
So here is the layout:

Supply list:
(all paper if from the April kit at Scrapbook Circle)
pattern paper: American craft, October Afternoon, Girls' Paperie
fabric paper: American Crafts
chipboard: Fancy Pants
letters: American Crafts
butterflies & doilies: Cricut (Mother's Day & Hannah Montana)
glitter glue: Ranger
stickers: American Crafts & Jenni Bowlin
distress ink: Ranger
button: making memories
brads: American Crafts
jewels: offray
pearl: prima marketing
punches: fiskars
journal spot: 7 gypsies
sequins: unknown

I layout was inspired by THIS layout by Jen Jockisch her style is SO free and fun! I was also inspired by the challenge at American Crafts today. Use two brads--I did!
Thanks for stopping in today--hope your weekend and Mother's day is a GREAT one! :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

another share, a funny you tube,

This morning middle DS requested THESE , so yummy and there are only like 4 left! The kiddos can take snacks and they ALWAYS take these to school when I make them. Another excitement in my house is that, DD and I have been busy working on her castle project (I promise to share pictures--it's due next Wednesday). The kids at school keep telling her, that her castle is going to be AMAZING because I like to craft. Interesting I think because no one volunteered to be her partner....

This layout cracks me up. I had these Jeans (I ran out of S so I used Z!) they were actually a pair that were my mom's and she gave them to me. I thought I was SO stylin' (notice the tucked in shirt and I think my sleeves are even rolled up!) Anyway, this is the year that I met my husband, we dated and he went on his mission I went on mine. We wrote the whole 2 years, I got home, he got home--we got married. About two months into our marriage, he brought u
p these jeans. I thought it was kinda funny because sense not one of his priorities.... He HATED these Jeans! What?! He couldn't explain why..... MEN! :) So when I found these RANDOM pictures in my stash I HAD to scrap about the Jeanz!
The day that I scrapped these pictures I happened to go to Hobby Lobby and see chipboard pieces with bling on them and knew I had to incorporate it somehow. I also stamped (you can see it here in the second picture) behind the square pieces. I also decided to use my crackle accents & glossy accents
(all came from the May kit at Scrapbook Circle)
jewels: offray
adhesives: ranger
pattern paper: october afternoon, crate paper, coordinations
chipboard: crate paper
letters: Pink Paislee, Glitz
stamps: autumn leaves

Alright, I have to share this:
I saw this on Jen Davis' blog yesterday. It cracked me up and I had to share it. You see, I drive a swagger wagon--I think what made me crack up the most is that I was imagining DH as the dad--he is SO not like this!
Have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

RAK winner!

I wanted to thank everyone for their sweet comments yesterday! I put the numbers in and it picked #39 so that is Sarah Weber. Congrats to you! Please contact me: dpbwaite (at) hotmail (dot) com. so I can send you your prize!
Thanks everyone!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Scrapbook Circle Blog Hop!

Scrapbook Circle is celebrating it's 4th year in business. So we wanted to do a special blog hop to celebrate.
So, welcome to my blog! If you have come from Jill's blog you are on the right track! If your not sure the order, scroll down and you can see where you are to go.
I wanted to share with you a layout I did using the *just released* May kit
I'm usually inspired by layouts done by others. But I was watching a movie and they happened to have bead garland as a decoration. Ya know, it hangs from the door frame and you walk through it? I had just cleaned my kids rooms and found these sequins that matched perfectly. It seemed to match the age of the picture--taken in the 70's when macrame was HUGE! :) --wonder if that will come back too? ANYWAY, my layout came together!

Alright here comes the RAK part. I know you have been patiently waiting... Answer my question and your name will be put in a drawing. (it's good I promise--it's got GLITZ) The winner will be announced on Wednesday.
Where does your inspiration come from?

In case you started with me and aren't sure where to start here is the list of blogs you need to hop to:
Diana W. <-- You are HERE

Thanks for stopping by and GOOD LUCK!

ScrapbookPal Design Team Entry

I have to tell you my GYPSY and CRICUT EXPRESSION got a great work out. I'm LOVING the combination!
Okay now for my home decor item:
supply list:
all paper: Scrapbook Circle May kit (my mind's eye, October Afternoon, Crate Paper, Glitz)
distress ink: Frayed burlap by Ranger
jewels: prima
button: unknown
frame: dollar tree
glitter glue: stickles by Ranger
Cutting tools: gypsy, Cricut Expression
Butterfly: Hannah Montana Cartridge
label, flourish: Home Accents

I LOVE how this turned out! The papers are all from the May kit from Scrapbook Circle--(excluding the jewels, button and stickles)
The frame I purchased at Dollar Tree for $1--a steal! For this project I removed the glass insert.

Cutting my project:

**For the cutting part, I test drove it through with a scratch paper to make sure that it was at the dimensions I wanted, I didn't want to waste my pattern paper.**

1. The Matte I cut the inner piece at 4 x 6, then measured a scratch piece of paper at 3 x 5 and put it on the back of the pattern paper and sewed around that piece so I would get straight edges.

2. For the next Matte I measure a piece of pattern paper to 2" x 4" and rounded the corners with my corner rounder.

**Because I had done a test cut I knew the area in which each piece would be cut and at what size, I then affixed my pattern paper according to how I wanted it cut.**

3. Using my gypsy I searched for a butterfly I liked, this one happened to be on the Hannah Montana cartridge. (this can be found on page 75 of the manual under pop Princess *shift*) the larger butterfly is cut at 2" x 2.65" and the smaller is cut at 1.50" x 2.01".

4. Again using my gypsy I searched for label it can be found on the Home accents cartridge. (On the manual sheet from going from the left to the right it is 3 down 7 over.) This cuts in two parts I used the inner part to matte my butterfly. This piece was cut at 1.50" x 3.81"

5. Next I searched for a flourish, this was also found on the Home Accents cartridge. (on the paper manual it can be found 3 down 2 over.) This piece was cut at 1.25" x 1.30"

Assembling my project

1. I distressed all the pieces with Frayed Burlap distress ink.

2. I applied glitter glue to the wings of larger butterfly--let dry.

3. I applied pop dots to back of the 2" x 4" piece. And the label cut.

4. I adhered the 2" x 4" piece to the center of the sewn part, then I adhered the label cut to the center of the 2" x 4" piece.

4. Using quick drying liquid glue I adhered the flourish to the bottom of the label cut.

5. Making sure that my glitter glue is dry I adhered the smaller butterfly to the center of the larger one. Then I glued the butterfly to the upper edge of my label cut. I then bent the wings of each up slightly.

6. Lastly I adhered the button using a GLUE DOT. I then applied the jewels which were self sticking.

There ya go! Hope everything was clear, if you have ANY questions please ask. This was a fun little project and my DD fell in love with it when she came home from school. Think it might end up on her wall--she LOVES butterflies!
Thanks for stopping by!

**Everything that is bolded can be found for a great price at Scrapbook Pal. I've told you about them before. They have great items discounted AND free shipping if you spend $25! Pretty sweet if you ask me.**

37--Sketch Inspiration, and BLOG HOP

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Oh, my goodness have we been BUSY around here! Before sharing some exciting weekend events I want to share my layout based on a sketch from Sketch Inspiration. If you decide you want to participate there is a Scrapbook Circle kit up for grabs! Our design team was asked to create pages based on this sketch:
This is my take:
some closeups:
have I said how much I'm LOVING misting?! I started out with a white piece of paper and knew I wanted to use two of my three colors on this page. I cut out a lace piece with my cricut expression from the Mother's day cartridge and used it as a mask. Then I sprayed away and got this fantastic background. As for the tulle I just scrunched it up and sewed straight across it. I love how that turned out too. Of course I had to add pearls and stickles! When I look at this layout it just makes me happy, FANTASTIC paper and fun memory. This is all (minus the stickles and pearls) from the May kit at Scrapbook Circle.
Speaking of Scrapbook Circle....TOMORROW we will be having a blog hop! There will be more reveals and fun RAKS given away--stick around you don't want to miss out on the fun!

okay, I have some proud moments to share with you....I cleaned the toilet in my bathroom AND the sink AND the shower. If you knew me well you would know these are a few of my LEAST favorite things to clean and it's sort of miracle when they do get cleaned....
BUT that is now what I want to share with you. This past weekend my kids participated in the Hershey's track meet for our city. They all did well--I was VERY proud of them (especially since we only practiced at the track 3 times.) My daughter qualified for the state meet! It's in two weeks.....

alright, I'll end this post now seeing as it is becoming a book. Thanks for stopping by and REMEMBER to stop by again tomorrow for the blog hop!