Saturday, April 2, 2011

finally, a craft moment

I am not a scrapbooker anymore really. I've quit, and go to it when there is demand but not for fun. kinda sad but maybe i'll get back to it someday. i did spend time with my fun girls today and we made cupcakes. these are really fun for kids and they ate as much of the supplies as they decorated. so i thought i'd blog them and at least visit my place on the web again.

all you need are some cupcakes (duh), buttercream icing, and candy of your choice. We found Easter basket grass at Target for the long spiky stamens. i love that little touch. the girls said it was the best day ever. so there ya go - highly recommended!

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Tricks

It was an interesting costume year. One I won't remember as my favorite. We went through several ideas before settling on Claire's bedbug outfit (because she likes wearing her pajamas), Jillian looks like Harry Potter but she IS Hermione, just didn't want to wear a wig... and DeAnne is a vampire. notice the teeny tiny teeth there on her chin? I actually had her face painted white and pretty scary. And she hated it. Cried until it was smearing off. We washed it off and did the version you see here. So, not a fabulous year for creativity or pictures. But, hey, the candy is just as good, so really, whatever!

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

a maze ing!

Here is Creative Scrappers sketch 125 - sweet and simple. this was during our fall field trip to the pumpkin patch.

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

some color challenges

I love the jump start i get when i use a challenge for a layout. these two pages were the result of doing the Scrap Attack Color My World challenges for the last two months. Jump over there and take a look. You'll find lots of inspiration and ideas to get you scrapping.

This first challenge was to use teal, purple, and green. Perfect for BoBunny's Peacock Lane line. I have some of their Noteworthy journaling papers, and thought i'd use them in some way.

The second challenge was to use some fall colors - orange, maroon, and brown. I've been hanging on to these Prima glittery leaves for at least a year, and finally got to add them to a page. This is right out of my stash, the papers are also older My Little Yellow Bicycle and Prima.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fall Festival

Here we are just after we arrived, before everyone found friends to run off with. I know its no fun to stop and take a picture... I'm such a mean mom. lol.

DeAnne and friend on top of the hay bales. They had so much fun climbing up, then walking along the top of the bales to the end, where they could slide down.

In the corn maze. Claire spent "at least an hour" in here running around being lost with a friend.

We all arrived safe and sound through the maze. it was getting dark and i really didn't want to be in the middle of the corn field after the sun went down.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

September at the park

We took the day and went to the park, mom had fun shooting, the girls had fun exploring. We spotted three different forms of wildlife (other than dogs) - squirrels, chipmunks, and we caught a crayfish.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Crate Paper Contest at SAS

Grab a box, a "crate" or even a drawer full of paper because we're kicking September off with a contest! We’d love to see what you are creating with using Crate Paper products so we hope you can join us for a little contest. For all the details you can follow THIS LINK!

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

August Scrap Attack kit!

For August I got to work with a lot of really bright cheerful colors in Echo Park's Walk in the Park papers. There were so many choices, the hardest part of playing with these papers was deciding which side of the paper to use! If you see something you like, you can check for products just by clicking on this link and then clicking on the image you are looking for. Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Catching up

Here are some random pages i've done over the last couple weeks, and i haven't taken time to upload until now.

This first page is a color challenge, using several brands of product - 3 Bugs in a Rug paper, some AdornIt strips, Little Yellow Bicycle journaling box, and thickers on the banner.

This is for another color challenge - green yellow and orange. love that combination. i backed the flowers with foam tape to pop them up in the center slightly, which makes the leaves curl down more.

Did this one for a sketch challenge at Sketch Inspiration. Love the fun bright colors in the Lilly Bee line. I twisted paper to make the flowers, as well as punched some. I've got some tulle on there too. love that look.

Here's one I did for our journaling challenge - just seeing this corn makes me hungry again. What's your favorite food, have you scrapped it? This is Indie Girl from Sassafrass Lass. i really love this line. love the colors and of course the borders.

And here is one for the book, Jillian at the fair this year with her first ever cookies. Sorry the picture is dark. The supplies are from BoBunny.

Well thats getting me caught up. I'll have some more real soon since we're going to be celebrating ScrapAttack's 5th birthday this week. THAT will be a fun crop! come join us!

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Scrap Attack Blog Hop!!!

Hi! and thanks for stopping in for the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking blog hop! If my blog is the first place you have visited…welcome! To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the blogs in the {SAS}sy Blog Hop I suggest you start at the beginning by visiting at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking at and then work your way around the rest of the blogs.

There are 11 blogs to hop, and if you leave lots of comments, you get lots of entries to win great prizes from Scrap Attack!!! Also, be sure to go to the SAS blog, and check out the word scramble contest! So lets get going!

The first kit I received as a DT member at Scrap Attack contained something I fell in love with immediately. Bazzill Tulle! It's delicate, comes in many colors, and can add a soft colorful touch to embellishments. I've used it several times since then, and I'm still finding new ways to play with it. Here are a couple tips to encourage you to try tulle on your projects:

Add dimension to a butterfly -

Roll it into a flower (like you've seen with fabric)-
I just used glue dots to fasten it down, since it's sheer it sticks together really well.

Pleat it and staple or wrap with wire to make a ruffled circle -

Here's a little inspiration to get you going, with some of the techniques I listed above. You can find this product and the products seen in these examples at the SAS Online store

Scrap Attack Scrapbooking will be giving away prizes. They'll be drawn from all comments left on all participating blogs so make sure and comment so you are eligible to win! As a {BONUS} there is a hidden word on each blog that can be pieced together to make a familiar {SAS}sy phrase. If you can unscramble the words to make this phrase you could win a $50 gift certificate to the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking store. For more details on the prizes, please see the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking blog.
Here is your word: IN

Your next hop will be to Nadine's blog! Thanks for playing!

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