Saturday, October 31, 2009

Monster Mix

I had made these tags for Emma's preschool class from Sassafrass Lass' line Monstrosity. I cut the monsters out of the pp, & put them on tags, cut from my Cricut. I doodled around the monsters, just for a little finishing touch. I then wrote "monster mix" on all the tags, then I had Emma sign them. We filled the bags with pretzels, m&m's, smarties, & a random other piece of candy. Emma had a ball helping me make them, & she was thrilled to hand them out to her friends at school. I had gotten the idea from Paper Crafts magazine. I think they used Night Light, from October Afternoon, & filled jars with goodies, but I think these turned out just as cute. & Emma having so much fun was well worth it!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Little Things & Fall Days

These 2 los were done in a page design class at Scraptacular. Her classes are awesome & they help me to get pictures scrapped faster!! She holds them once a month, usually on a Wednesday night, & you do 2 - 1 page los, & 2 - 2 page los. Of course she has an example, but you can make yours however you want. If you are local, come check it out, if you are not, she has kits available for you to buy. It is worth it!!

The above picture is of the girls at my parents house. They were just hanging out & exploring everything. Audra, is in her typical attire, of nakedness!

Below is the first day of preschool this year. Jack is Emma's future husband (lol), & we got very similar pics of them like this last year. The one of Emma hugging Jack though, you will see that pic again on a page of it's own. Just look at his face, & her look of admiration! She just loves him!

4 Months

This lo was created for a challenge at Note~able. Another sketch by the wonderful Stacey. Another lo of Emma at 4 months & all her accomplishments at this age. Since she was premature, some of the things listed that she could do were huge milestones!


This page was created for a challenge at Note~able. Stacey does wonderful sketches, & this is a product of one of them! This is Emma at 4 months old. She still looks a little sick from being premature, but there is no monitor!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

New Skates

Here is my weekly creation for the Nuts About Sketches DT. Emma had asked for roller skates for her birthday after attending a skating party for her cousin. She wanted Barbie skates, which my sister got for her for her birthday. Feeling that Audra would also want skates, my sister got her Dora skates. As you can see, Emma did pretty good, Audra did not like them one little bit!

I used BG paper, a CM journal tag, & random flowers & brads. Check out all the other dt members creations over at the Nuts About Sketches blog. They are all very talented & did wonderful things with the sketch.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Scraptacular Blog

I did a couple of posts over at Scraptacular's blog for my October GDT stint. Go on over & check it out!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Firetruck Fun

This lo was done as a bonus lo for Nuts About Sketches. It was the perfect sketch too. From the moment I saw the pictures, I knew I wanted to do something with the firetruck in the middle, so it was perfect.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

You have to check out this new website. It is Above Rubies Studio! It is a fantastic place to learn all the uses of your Cricut & you can even print a FREE downloadable Cricut Cutting Guide. It is wonderful! There is also lots & lots of blog candy! Daily tutorials & giveaways. Please, don't wait, rush over there & check it out!!!

Lookin' Good

Again, with my Basic Grey papers! I love Basic Grey. The only thing that isn't BG is the journaling tag & the buttons. I used to love putting Emma in hats! She always left them on too! She had more hats at this young age, then I did my entire life! But boy was she cute! This lo was create with inspiration from a sketch found at Back Porch Memories.

On the Scraptacular forum, someone once suggested taking a picture of the person you scrapped holding your page. So, here is a picture of my daughter now, holding a pic of her back then. She thought it was the coolest thing! Now she tries to get in all my scrapbook page photos. Quite funny.

Pay the Toll

Here is my latest creation for the dt for Nuts About Sketches. This was a tough one! I had a really hard time with it. Shawn really challenged me this week!

A little about the picture. My girls bugged my bil, "Uncle Chris" to play on the swing set with them. He did, & they were thrilled! The highlight was having to give Uncle Chris a kiss, to "pay the toll" to get down the slide. I think that Uncle Chris enjoyed himself also!

Check out Nuts About Sketches later in the week for a bonus double page lo!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Splish Splash

This is my most recent lo for the Nuts About Sketches DT. It was a double page lo, which I haven't been doing much of lately, & I really liked the way it turned out. And the subject was pretty fun too. Wasn't she just a cutie pie. She seems so much older now! & it was only 2 years ago!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Making Daddy Proud

This lo was inspired by a sketch challenge at Scraptacular, where I am guest designer this month! Taryn posted the challenge. I changed it up a bit, but am quite happy with the results. DH will love it! He loves when I do los with him in them. Emma, in this picture, is younger than Audra is now. Makes me sad! Again, I used all Basic Grey. Love em!

I Love You

This is a lo I did from a sketch that I found at Lets Capture These Sketches blog. Used almost all Basic Grey papers. I just adore Basic Grey! They are my all time favorite! AND it is a picture with me in it! That rarely happens. I have been doing it a bit more lately. The green tab on the side of the picture is hidden journaling. fyi.

(in looking at my post, the colors are very muted. not sure what happened there, because the picture I used is quite colorful....hmmm).

A Few Things I've Been Working On

This is the most recent lo for my DT work for Nuts About Sketches. #77. You really need to check out her blog. I know that I've said this before, but she does the most amazing sketches. She also now has a message board, so go on over & check it out.

I did this lo for the sketch challenge at From Here 2 Scrapternity, which just so happens to be a 52 Sketches sketch. It is not my best work, however, what makes it one of my new favorites is that Emma helped me do the entire lo. From cutting the squares, to inking them, to using the tape runner, to cutting the letters from the cricut, to her most favorite part....stickles. It was really a lot of fun, & she had a great time helping Mommy.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Laundry Day

I was scrapping a little this weekend. Not too much, but this is a cute picture I forgot about from when Emma was little. Don't all moms do this to their kids at some point or another? :o)

This lo was created for a Note~able sketch challenge.