Thursday, May 26, 2011

Let's Get Peachy Sketch Reveal

Hello there!
Over at Let's Get Peachy, Groovy Deb has shared with us a beautiful sketch. I was lucky enough to be able to work with it, & simply adored it! It is clean & crisp, & left a lot up to your imagination. Here is what I came up with:

This picture is of my youngest, Audra, at Emma's (my oldests) soccer game. She is 3 in this photo & so wishes she was 5 so that she could play soccer, and do everything else, like her big sister does. Audra is my silly, happy-go-lucky, funny one, & this picture captures her in one of her moments. Oh, how I LOVE my lil Monkey!

The supplies that I used are: Close to My Heart paper (from 2007), American Crafts Poolside Vinyl Thickers, & various random other things.

Thanks for looking today! If you have haven't already, please visit Let's Get Peachy for a lot of fun & inspiration!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Nuts About Sketches #162

Howdy! Since it's Monday, what do you think I am going to post today? You got it! Today is a new reveal for Nuts About Sketches. So, don't forget to go check it out. Here is what I created with her next amazing sketch:

I don't think this picture needs any words. Emma was 2, Audra was 5 months old. They were smitten with each other from the start.

I used more of the supplies for my IT at From Here 2 Scrapternity for April.

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Nuts About Sketches #161

Hi there! Today is another reveal over at Nuts About Sketches. As usual, this sketch will not disappoint, & it is a double page to boot. Here is my take on her sketch:

This was Emma's "graduation" from preschool. It was a spring show/program, filled with songs. Emma did not sing one single word, but she did dance, & pose, & wave, & act silly. Then they each got a certificate for their "graduation". I certainly cried! One, because I am an emotional person anyway, two, because the show was so stinkin cute, three, because my lil 3 lb baby was now 5 & starting kindergarten.

Btw, I used my supplies for my IT for April for From Here 2 Scrapternity. She got them to me a little late, so I am using them as I can. ;o)

I hope you enjoyed my lo & I also hope you come back to visit again soon.
Have a good one.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Emma's Birthday Cake

Now, it has been 2 weeks since Emma's fabulous Art Bus/Rapunzel birthday party. I have teased you with the idea of my best cake ever. So, here is the cake that took me 3 days to make! I totally cake bossed it & used the rice krispy treats for the tower, & the fondant (that I swear I will never work with again!!) for the stones & the grass. What do you think:

At one point, while working with the fondant, Audra came in to ask me a question. I abruptly yelled at her to leave me alone, not talk to me, & I will deal with what ever it is later. I heard her walk into the toy room & say to Emma, "Emma, don't talk to Mommy right now. She is really mad about something." It was funny.

I know it's not scrapping or crafting, but it is creative, so I thought I would share with you.

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Let's Get Peachy Sketch Reveal

Good morning! Today is my very first reveal for the Peachy Kat team for Let's Get Peachy!! Yay!!! Groovy Deb does fantastic sketches (& we all know how I feel about sketches!), & this one was no exception! Love it, loved working with it, & am pleased with the results. (my dh even said to me, after I was caught looking at my lo for the 50th time, "Are you looking at it again??"). So, here is my very first sketch reveal for the Peachy Kats:

The pictures are of my youngest daughter, Audra, when she was 3 months old. We had taken her to get her pictures professionally done & these are just a few of them. They worked perfectly with this sketch. Looking at them make me a tad bit sad because she is now 4. Where does the time go?!
The supplies I used are:
Quick Quotes Abby Collection paper
DCWV cardstock
Color Box Chestnut chalk ink
Karen Fosters Scrappers Floss
Dear Lizzy/American Crafts Thickers - Glitter Letter Sparkling
Dear Lizzy/American Crafts Thickers - Glitter Letter White Shoebox
& random tag, chipboard flowers, & pearls.
Thanks for looking today! I hope that you enjoyed my take on the sketch. Stop in over at Let's Get Peachy often to check out the wonderful projects of the very talented Peachy Kat team!
Have a fabulous day!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Emma's Birthday Party

Happy Sunday! I know that Emma's party was almost two weeks ago, but with all the happenings this past week, I wasn't able to share with you all the fun that we had! Emma opted to have the Art Bus come to the house, & she invited her girlfriends from school, & a few of her closest boy friends/cousins.

She was so very excited when that bus pulled up in front of the house! The first thing that they did was put Emma's hand print on the roof of the bus:

Then she had chosen the birdhouse to decorate with all of her friends. They each got to pick which one they wanted to paint:

Then they got down & dirty & painted them & had a great time!

Emma deep in thought & concentration:

& here is Audra, my youngest daughter, who couldn't keep the paint off of her face:

And last but not least, all of the party guests after finishing up their projects:

I had gotten a few phone calls from parents saying how much fun the kids all had. Hey, what can I say, the kid has a crafty side.... Hmmm, I wonder where she gets that from? lol.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope that you enjoyed my lil personal story of the Art Bus. Be sure to check back later this week when I share with you my 3 day cake creation! My best cake yet.

Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Let's Get Peachy Blog Hop Winner Announced

Good morning! Thank you for checking back to find out who my winner for the First Ever Let's Get Peachy Blog Hop is! If you left me some love, & became a follower of my blog, you were entered into a random draw for a small rak from me. So, by using, the winner is:



Please email me at: with your name & address so that I can get your scrappy goody out to you asap.

For a complete list of all the winners from the blog hop, please go to Let's Get Peachy.

Have a great day!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Nuts About Sketches #160

Thanks for stopping back today.
Today Shawn at Nuts About Sketches has posted sketch #160, & it was another awesome one. I really enjoyed working with it. Here is what I created with it:

This pictures are of my oldest daughter when she was about 18 months old. We were painting the toy room in primary colors, & she liked banging on the paint cans as drums. But what I didn't get pictures of, was after the room was painted, Emma happened to spill an entire can of paint on the carpet in the toy room, stepped in it, then walked through the dining room & kitchen! Needless to say, we had to get the carpet replaced in both the toy room & the dining room.

Thanks for looking. If you participated in the Let's Get Peachy blog hop, be sure to stop back tomorrow to see if you were a winner.

Have a great day!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Let's Get Peachy 1st Ever Blog Hop!

Welcome to LGP's First Ever Blog Hop!

We're celebrating National Scrapbooking Day at "Let's Get Peachy"! To kick off our celebration of design team reveals, challenges and fun, our Peachy Kat's have created some special projects and posted them on our blogs. All of us are looking forward to your visit and hope that our projects both delight and inspire you!

For my project, I got inspiration from a coupon book that I received in the mail from Target. It just struck me as the perfect size for a gift card holder, so I used it as an template:

And this is what I came up with as my gift card holder:

Here are another layout that I've created in honor of National Scrapbooking Day:

I am offering a small RAK (to be determined) to one lucky hopper (U.S. only). All you have to do is leave me a comment in this post & become a follower of my blog. On May 10th I will announce my winner here, so be sure to check back to see if it is you.

Here is ANOTHER chance to win! Please visit all 13 blogs on our Celebrate National Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop itinerary, and be sure to leave a comment/follow each one. After you have visited all 13 Peachy Kats, go back here to Let's get Peachy and leave a 2nd post to let us know you have completed the hop. One lucky winner's name will be drawn at random to receive a fun blog hop prize. Also if the Peachy Kats decide to do their own challenge for the individual hop posts, those winners will be listed on that Kat's blog. The hop runs from May 7th til May 9th, so get your entries in! All entries must be completed & posted by 8pm on May 9th, & the winners will be announced on May 10th. (don't worry...all the winners will be announced on the Let's Get Peachy blog on the 10th).

The grand prize is being offered by Crafty Scraps of Stuff. You might want to check them out sometime, as it filled with wonderful crafty items!

This is your Blog Hop itinerary. If you stumbled across the hop in the middle, please be sure to go back & start from the beginning at Let's Get Peachy (Laura), to be sure that you don't miss a thing. The links will direct you along the way to each of the other stops on the blog hop. If you get lost, you may refer to the links here:

1. Let's Get Peachy: Peachy Laura (Start here)
2. Peachy Kat- Daphne
3. Peachy Kat- Tammy G
4. Peachy Kat- Becky
5. Peachy Kat- Groovy Deb
6. Peachy Kat- Kristin
7. Peachy Kat- Sarah
8. Peachy Kat-Liese <<<===== YOU ARE HERE
9. Peachy Kat- Lisa
10. Peachy Kat- Tammy K.
11. Peachy Kat- Cindy
12. Peachy Kat- Cherrie
13. Back to LGP (Finish here)

And now our very talented Peachy Kat Lisa is anxiously awaiting you. Please hop on over to see what she has in store for you!

Thank you for stopping by today & thank you for participating in our hop! I hope that you are having fun, & good luck for the prizes!!!

Nuts About Sketches Birthday Celebration: Day 7

Hi & welcome to the last day of the Nuts About Sketches Birthday Bash. Today Shawn posted day 7, so the 7th sketch of the week. She didn't disappoint, as it is another awesome one. Remember you have until the 10th to upload your creations on the NAS blog to be entered for a fantastic prize! So, don't wait, hurry on over. With it being Nataional Scrapbook day this weekend, maybe you'll get the chance to use Shawn's sketches. No matter, I hope that you enjoy her sketches & like what I have created with them. Like this for #7:

This was kind of a hard layout to do. Tony & I had some really good friends (Rob was my friend from high school). We did a lot together. Rob had this "dream" of opening up a Christian book store, geared towards the younger generations (teen - 30s). We really fed into that dream, so much so that we invested in the store to become co-owners. Well, Rob's dream was put into place, but the store was not run to the best that it could be. He wanted it his way & didn't like other suggestions, etc (it was his dream, & he knew how he wanted it). Well, the store had a good go if it, but had to close it's doors after 2 years. This resulted in bankruptcy for the store (& Rob & Cheryl), a divorce for Rob & Cheryl, the loss of a lot of money for us, & a loss of good friends. .... Like I said, a very hard layout to create.

I used supplies from the May Scraptacular kit.

On a more positive note, we are heading into National Scrapbook day weekend. I am cropping tonight & tomorrow at Scraptacular, so I am really looking forward to that. Also, starting at midnight tonight, the Let's Get Peachy blog hop starts, & tomorrow From Here to Scrapternity has a mini crop, so please be sure to stop by both for loads of fun & activities.

Thanks for looking! Have a fantastic weekend!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Nuts About Sketches Birthday Celebration: Day 6

Welcome back to my humble blog. I am so glad that you stopped by today! It is not too late to join in on the birthday bash over at Nuts About Sketches! Today is day 6 of the fabulous birthday celebration sketches that Shawn is creating & posting, so head on over there to check them all out. She is also offering a grand prize for any entries, so be sure to enter asap!

Here is what I created with today's sketch:

This is of my funny daughter, who at the time was 13 months old. She was sizing up those curtains, & before I knew it, she just disappeared. We couldn't find her anywhere.....despite the lil toes sticking out underneath. What a cutie she was, & definitely still is. She still pulls these kind of things at age 4, too!

Thanks for looking, be sure to stop back tomorrow for more goodies that I'll post.

Wait wait wait....... While you are here, with this weekend being National Scrapbook day, there is an awful lot happening in the scrappy world! The Let's Get Peachy blog hop, as well as a mini crop at From Here 2 Scrapternity, so don't forget to check them out.

Have a great day!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Nuts About Sketches Birthday Celebration: Day 5

Hola! Welcome back!
Today we are entering into Day 5 of the Nuts About Sketches b-day bash. Shawn has given us another fabulous sketch, & there are still more to come. What creativity she has in creating her sketches! Here is what I came up with for today's sketch:

This is of Emma in 2007 (she was 2) in the baby pool on our deck. She loved that thing! She could spend hours in it. These pictures just prove that fact. I love the picture of her diaper. Oops, we had forgotten to put on a swimmy diaper & the regular one filled up fast! But she had fun none-the-less.
I created this layout with the supplies from the fantastic Scraptacular kit for May. If you haven't already, you should head on over there & check out the kits. She out does her self each & every month.

Thanks for stopping by today, & I hope to see you back again soon.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Nuts About Sketches Birthday Celebration: Day 4

Happy Tuesday!
Today the B-day party celebration continues at NAS. Today she posted the 4th sketch of the week & here is what I created:

These pictures are of us. My 2 daughters, & dh, & me in Ocean City, Md on the boardwalk. We stole a little bit of time away from my parents, & spent the night on the boardwalk w/ the girls. We had so much fun, just watching the kites, eating ice cream, & just doing whatever tickled our fancy.

Thanks for looking today. Have a happy Tuesday!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Nuts About Sketches Birthday Celebration: Day 3

Happy Monday!
Today you get double the fun with me, again. Shawn posted her regular Monday NAS sketch this morning, as well as a new Birthday Celebration sketch. My regular sketch creation I shared with you earlier today, so here is day 3 of the celebration. I used the May Scraptacular kit to create with, so if you like what you see, head over to Scraptacular for your own kit today.

Thanks for stopping by again today. I hope you return tomorrow for more goodies!

Nuts About Sketches #159

Well, hello there. Do you think that I am on a serious blogging roll here? Wow! I am posting every day, & sometimes 2x a day! That is a record for me! Wow! I hope that you are enjoying my creations as much as I enjoy making them.

We are now on day 3 of the Nuts About Sketches Birthday Bash, so be sure to stop back later on today to see what I've created for that, but most importantly, please head over to Nuts About Sketches to see the great prize that Shawn is offering & what all the other gals are creating w/ the gorgeous sketches.

However, today is the normal day for her sketch reveals, so this is what I've created with her sketch #159:

Before kids, I had a water garden on our deck. An old barrel, w/ rocks, & water lilies, & ornamental water grass, & all kinds of plants, as well as fish, frogs, & snails. Loved it!! Emma did too her first year. She explored it, & was quite fascinated by it. She would touch all the grass, & put her fingers in the water, but most of all, she just loved that frog "spitter".

As I am typing up this post, I realized that I spelled "fascinated" wrong on my layout. I missed the C! Ugh! Oh well. I will fix it for my book, but I won't get to take another picture of it. What a schmuck I can be.
On another note, the supplies I used to create this layout came from the gorgeous May kit from Scraptacular. You won't want to miss it. It is great, as usual!!

Thank you for stopping by today. I will be posting about the b-day bash later on, & more tomorrow, so come on back!

Have a fantastic week!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Nuts About Sketches Birthday Celebration: Day 2

Hi there! Happy Sunday!
I am totally double dipping on this as it is the Nuts About Sketches, Day 2 Birthday Celebration. Shawn has posted another fantastic sketch, so head on over there to check it out. But the reason why I say that I am double dipping is that today Beth, from Scraptacular, has released her May kit. So, I used the supplies from the May kit. So be sure to head on over to Scraptacular to pick up yours today!

Here is what I created w/ the fantastic sketch & wonderful supplies!

We are in recovery mode from the parties yesterday. I hope to get some scrappy time in, & then sit & relax.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful week!

Let's Get Peachy Upcoming Blog Hop

Since it is now official that I am a Peachy Kat, it is time for me to let you know the good news!

Let's Get Peachy & I wanna invite you to Hop with us from Kat blog to Kat Blog for National Scrapbooking day! We will be having all kinds of different inspirational creations for you to look at May 7th-9th!


So set your calendars and get ready to be inspired and join us in our challenge to you to enter your creation for a great Prize from a very special sponsor!

Stay tuned for more about our Blog Hop, you don't want to miss it!

Spread the news, May 7th-9th, over at LGP!!

See you then!

Peachy Anneliese