Wednesday, October 27, 2010

random, peaks, and more random

I think I'm going to boycott Photobucket!  The last few times I've tried to upload stuff to their site my whole computer freezes--have NEVER had a problem with them....Okay, got that off my chest I feel better now!
Okay, so the November kit at Scrapbook Circle is UP!  HERE I have to tell you this kit is FAB!  I had so much fun working with it.  And I'm not done yet!  I have ideas for two more layouts!!  Here are a few peaks:



Another random trivia, did you know that Sound of Music celebrates it's 45th year tomorrow!  Crazy--it's one of my favorite musicals.  I guess tomorrow Oprah Winfrey reunites the whole cast on her show.  I think for this one time I'll be recording Oprah.  Would love to know where they are now, and how they look!
Yesterday I went to Sam's club--they had NO pumpkins!  What?!  So I did buy some magazines the better homes and gardens top 100 cookies, and their Christmas cookies.  YUMMY!!  Bought some ingredients for some.  FUN!
One more WAY important thing I wanted to share!!  Have you noticed my new header?!!  My FANTASTICALLY, TALENTED friend Jennifer Yates created it for me!  I LOOOOVE it!  Thanks again Jennifer!
Life has been SO dang busy around here getting ready for Halloween, and different school activities.  LOVE it though! 
Thanks for stopping in!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Spooky town--Happy Halloween

Even though the Spooky town Halloween kit I wanted to share a couple of the projects I made, this first one was very simple.  I picked this clip block up a couple of years ago on clearance from Michaels--SO proud of myself that I'm finally using it!  I first painted the top and bottom--CAREFUL that I didn't touch the metal clip.  Then I measured the block I believe the paper pieces are 2" x 2".  (The spider and glitter were not included in the kit--he is from Bazzill)  I painted the spider let that dry added adhesive and this the glitter, making sure to knock off the extra.
I made another treat container.  I love how this one turned out too!  The scalloped border is a cut from my cricut, the tulle is from my stash.  The rest of the product was from the kit--Yummy girls' paperie!
Thanks for stopping in I've been hard at work on my assignment for the November kit--WOW is it a GREAT one!  The sneaks are up and you can see them HERE.  The kit is packed!  Some jillibean soup, Lilybee designs, crate paper---AWESOME!  I love it, I'm pretty close to using EVER single sheet.

Thanks for checking in!  We have some other soccer pictures and a game today.  Last night's games were pretty EXCITING! Have a GREAT weekend!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Kazan's sketch #64--sneak of November kit, scrapbook circle

So we had a bit of an adventure last night at our house involving children, my car, and a garage door...I'm happy to report that all is well.  Door is fixed, car is not severely damaged and no children were harmed either....we missed soccer, but sometimes life is just like that.  

After it all I was able to chill last night and make this fun little card using Kazan's sketch, AND a sheet from the November kit from Scrapbook Circle.  (don't worry when those sneaks some up I will have to show you--it is SOOO yummy!)

This is a Bella Blvd. piece.  I added some distress stickles, buttons, googly eyes and pop dots to give this guy some life (they were all from my stash.)

It rained last night and cooled us down some more, it's like 64 degrees!  I think this is the first day since May that I've worn jeans, LOVE it!  I even pulled out closed toe shoes out of my closet!  my middle guy says, "wow, mom I haven't seen those shoes in a LONG time!"

Have parent teacher conferences today....should be alright.  Luckily they are one right after the other.
I'm off to hopefully get a page or two done!  Thanks for stopping in and visiting! :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wigg'in out--Prize winner?

I still haven't heard from Charli for her prize.  Please see THIS post for contact information.  I need to hear from you soon, if not I'll have to draw another name.  THANKS! :)
I thought I shared this layout before, but I guess I didn't!  I used the sold out Spooky town for this one, TOTALLY cracks me up, I wanted to get a good look of which wig to wear last year.  DH was willing to do it, AND let me take his picture!  LOL!!  He's a good sport!

Went grocery shopping today, you know it's bad when you look in the fridge and say what the kids say, "what's there to eat?!"  

thanks for the visit!


Monday, October 18, 2010

Sketchy thursdays 10.14--ride to school & a ribbon flower tutorial....

So the kids went back to school, I got some laundry done, bread made, went to the gym and played with this weeks sketch at Sketchy Thursdays:
Here's a closeup of the title:
This is one of those cool Pink Paislee Parisian papers included in the kit,  they are SOOO cool!  I distressed it with scattered straw, shabby shutters, and tumbled glass.  YUMMY!

One of the add ons for the October kit is Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology Ruffled darlings ribbon (that's a mouth full!), you can take a look HERE (BTW they ship free with any purchased kit.)
1. I snipped a 2 1/2" piece of ribbon:
2. I rolled the ribbon shinny side in:
3. I ran it threw my sewing machine on a straight stitch:
4: this is what it looks like:
I then had a brad from my stash and worked it through the center of the flower, this is a closeup of the finished project:
Easy right?  I am almost at the end of my WONDERFUL kit, I think I can manage one more layout.  And then I'll probably make some cards.  There still are a few kits left, you can see the whole kit detail HERE.
I'm off to soccer practice, wanted to thank you for stopping in and visiting!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

day no.1

Oh, Sundays at my house in the morning before church are crazy.  Not for me and my hubby but the kids get bored and drive each other crazy, which drives me CRAZY!  With that being said let me share a layout with them in it, aren't they cute?!:
I used the yummy October kit from Scrapbook circle.  this layout was inspired by Keisha Campbell.  She's got a unique style that is SO inspiring.  I really had a lot of fun with this one misting, sewing and punching.....School starts up again tomorrow after a week of fall break, all I can say is BRING IT ON! :)  Thanks for stopping in and visiting!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Kazan's sketch #63--Happy Birthday Nanny

I wanted to quickly share with you a birthday/Halloween card I made for my Nanny.  I used scraps from the Spooky town kit from Scrapbook Circle, and the sketch from 2 Sketches 4 you.  So fun, I did some distress inking on the background and spider web.  These cuts come from the pumpkin carving cartridge, the sun is from accent essentials for the cricut, the stamp is Imagainisce.
That's pretty much it for today!  Thanks for stopping in for a visit!  Hope you have a FUN Saturday!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween treat bags

I wanted to share with you these fun little treat bags I made using the SOLD OUT Spooky Town Halloween kit from Scrapbook Circle:
I made these last year too, so fun and EASY!  I got the idea from Jennifer Mcguire.....HERE are the bags from last year with the video.  The measurements are 4"x 12", with scoring at 2", 6" & 8"....
 For some closeups: (the spider and frame are from the download for this kit) Sorry the quality of these shots aren't that great but I took them in the morning.  These little bags have already found homes.....


Did you notice these Christmas balls?

Aren't they cool?  I follow the Everyday Cricut blog and they had a video tutorial, you can see it HERE

A couple of things that I've learned from this.  
1. I bought my Christmas balls from Hobby Lobby, they have their Christmas decorations 50% off.  (these that I bought are the small ones)
2. Do you notice the slight rainbow affect?  (It's because they are iridescent and not clear.)
3. make sure your ball is well coated with the liquid. (it's messy if you try to go back over it with more once you have glitter, and it takes most of the glitter from the first coat off.....)
4. You can use normal glitter, but it's heavier and might not stick as well.   both of the above shown balls use large glitter and turned out the best. (I only had one bottle of fine glitter when I first started and realized applied SOOO MUCH easier--and it's MUCH prettier)

I think that's about it on the tutorial.  I'm a firm believer in sharing crafty things and giving credit where credit is due.   Don't we all knowingly or unknowingly look at pages, and things and make them our own?   It's not like they're a secret, and didn't our mommy's tell us we needed to share? :)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hopefully we can get to our carmel apples today! :)  I'll have to take pictures and share!  Enjoy your Friday!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

And the winners are......

first off I wanted to welcome all of my new followers and thank you for your comments.  And NOW for the winners:

OpenID vegetablog said...

I've followed you on Google Reader for a while, but now I'm more "officially" following you on Blogger. That photo is SO CUTE!

~Natalie

Blogger charli said...

I'm a follower and love the page!
Thanks girls!  Send me your contact info to:
dpbwaite at hotmail (dot) com

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

thanks a bunch

I have another set of Imaginisce cards I wanted to share, this time these are from the Apple cider line.  I bought the 6 x 6 block of paper at my LSS and just had a blast!  The stamp is also from the line--I love these little stamps they are only 99 cents!  I printed out the sentiment on my computer this time too....
Kids are on Fall Break this week, yesterday was the first day, we did pretty good in that they didn't get TOO board! :)  We do have plans for a hike, dollar theatre movie, and other stuff like Carmel covered apples--YUM!  Been working on a sparkly project too.  Gotta go-- Thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

So yesterday....

was the day my baby was baptized.  The whole week was a blur in preparation and everything came off without a hitch.   It was a beautiful baptism and we had a lot of our family come, what a WONDERFUL day!
so we are home from church and just hanging out-eating leftovers and not going anywhere just being quiet with ourselves.  Sort of nice to just be.
I wanted to share one recipe of some cookies which were every one's favorites:

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
1/2 pound (2 sticks) margarine or butter softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups Old Fashioned oats
1 cup raisins

1. heat oven 350 degrees.
2. beat together butter an sugars until creamy.
3. add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
4. add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt mix well.
5. stir in oats and raisins; mix well.
6. drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet.
7. bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown
8. cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack.
makes about 4 dozen.

Thanks for stopping in!  Hope your Sunday is restful!

Friday, October 8, 2010

10.7 sketchy Thursdays and a giveaway!

Thanks to the girls at sketchy Thursdays this fun picture finally found a home.  (I used the October kit from scrapbook circle)



I love this closeup, you can see that I did the tone on tone with a border punch on the green paper.  You can also see the detail on the pink paislee border in which I sanded it and then added two different colored mists.


alright now for the giveaway!  I will be having two RAKS which will include glitz designs stamps, imaginisce Halloween stamps, jewels sayings by glitz, and more!  So how do you win?!  Become a follower!  See over there, all those beautifully faces?-------->  That's where I want to see yours!  Please tell your friends.  The more friends you refer the more likely your chances are of winning!  I promise these are GREAT RAKS!  If you are a follower over there already-----> let me know!  you have until next Wednesday 12 noon Pacific time.  


(Please understand this is for the girls in the continental united states as shipping is more.....thanks for understanding!)

Thanks for stopping in!  Off to Costco before the kiddos get home!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My family

Last night there was a CRAZY loud thunderstorm--woke me and hubby up, then there was hail.  I was SO glad to be inside, it will be interesting to go our and explore the damage.  You see in Arizona the trees are don't have a great root system, and sometimes after a lot of rain and wind they will be blown over.  WHOLE trees, most of the time branches, and all the time leaves.  It was wonderful yesterday I turned off my air and left my windows open, except for when the rain came in!  I even drove my car with the window open!  FINALLY it's cooled down!
Alright enough about the weather I wanted to show you this layout I made.  Simply put I LOVE it!  I used the Fantastic October kit from Scrapbook Circle which has TWO pieces of the Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology paper.  The doilies are embossed on the paper.  CRAZY cool!  So my inspiration came from this sketch--I flipped it.
A couple of fun tips.  first about the picture.  I order my pictures through snapfish and have NEVER tried the collage feature.  I wondered and was happily rewarded with this picture when I said collage on a 4 x 6.  I trimmed the sides so it would be even but SO fun.  Incidentally these pictures were taken in 2003 with my self timer, SO funny now--NOT at the time, but we sure look happy to have our picture taken!

2nd tip, as this paper is beautiful and fun I was worried that I was going to screw it up.  So I looked through my distressing ink (you can distress, paint, and mist on this paper--there is a COOL video on the HERE)  Laid out the 4 colors I wanted to use and went to town, old paper, scattered straw, brick red, and antique photo.  I started with the lightest color and worked it over the entire paper, then just kept adding ink--SO addicting.  And wonderful results without to much effort.  The red border and flowers are also Pink Paislee Parisian anthology which you can ink--I just used my red and let it dry.
The only things on this layout that aren't included in this kit are the letters.

The morning is going on without me, need to wake up some boys and make some chocolate chip pancakes.  Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, October 4, 2010

climb to the top

today has been a BUSY one!  I went to the gym after sending the kiddos to school.  Then came home and began making cookies, clipping coupons (organizing them) doing laundry (never ending) and enjoying the rain while I caught up on one of my taped shows.  So I'm just posting this layout now!  And I based it on a page maps sketch I found somewhere, but couldn't find it on their blog.  SORRY!  Anyway here it is:
I LOVE it!  That burst of yellow is just SO fun!  Let me first tell you about these pictures, I developed them at Snapfish a collage on a 4 x 6!  It was 9 cents!  All the deliciousness you see (minus the letters in the title) can be found in the October kit at Scrapbook Circle!  Lisa told me that the playing card included in the kit she picked up while on vacation this summer in Europe.  (Correct me if I'm wrong Lisa!)  I knew I had to add both sides!  Anyway, the Pink Paislee borders are misted with chalk ink spray.  SO COOL!  I also misted the background which you can't really tell from this picture--it's yellow.
I've got to run!  My kiddos have been trying to get the stuff off of their floors, we are getting our carpets cleaned and I'm TOTALLY excited about that!  Anyway, they are wanting their dinner so I should probably go! :)
Thanks for checking in!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy Card making day!

So I have been playing MAJOR catch up with my google reader and creations!  (I've been SUPER DUPER busy with stuff!)  I've made them taken pictures of them now I need to share them.  These happen to represent some of the birthday cards I will be sending out for this month:


I went HYBRID!  Yep, I made the salutation myself!  And it really wasn't hard--why do I always make it harder in my head?!
Details, these papers I have had for I think around 3 years--imaginisce!  And the stamp--one of my Halloween FAVORITES!  The scallop border I cut with my cricut.  I also had fun using my distress ink, for the background of the salutation (I misted that.) and for the skull.  So fun!
well, best jet!  Thanks for stopping in!