Friday, August 27, 2010

Have a Back to School Treat!

Oops, I forgot to share these in my last post!
This is the special Back to School treat that Grace and I made for the first day of school.
We made one for everyone since it was kind of a big day for the whole family!

I got the idea for these from the Sept./Oct. issue of Scrapbooks, Etc. * EDIT- it is in the Creating Keepsakes Magazine!* It is just a piece of yellow cardstock scored every half inch and wrapped around a tube of mini M&M's. Then I stuck a kiss at the end and made a paper eraser for the other end (I had to hot glue that one on, I used glue dots on the rest). The original idea said to use Rolos, but apparently our Walmart doesn't sell those, so we used the M&M's.
Anyway, here is JBG with his special treat!
He really liked it!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A week in the life of a blubbery mom :)

So this week my oldest started kindergarten.
I never realized what a blubbery mom I am until now.
I feel like I have been crying since last Saturday. :)
At least on the first day of school I made it back to the car before I burst into tears.
I think that is progress!
Here he is, at his table, just coloring away, practically an old pro.

In front of the school:

In front of the house before we left:

He was so excited, and a little nervous, as he would say.
He started the morning out really excited, and the closer we got to the classroom the more you could see the nervousness on his face!
It was really hard to leave him, but some how Grace and I managed to move ourselves out of the school and to the car.
And now, it's just the norm.
Strange how quickly life can change and move forward isn't it?

And now for a quick layout:
For this layout I used October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket papers and some Prima flowers.
The pictures are of Grace the day before she turned three. She's beautiful.
See, I told you I'm a blubbery mom!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

SRM Sketch challenge

Hello again!
I hope y'all are having a great weekend. I have had a wonderful Saturday, much to the credit of my wonderful husband who did pretty much everything while I took some time to rejuvenate by going to the Lubbock LDS temple.
All in all, a fabulous day!
I wanted to end the week by sharing with you a card that I made for the sketch contest going on at SRM stickers blog.
Here is the sketch by Jenyfur:

SRM featured the new Cosmo Cricket papers with their own fun new stickers on their blog this week, so I thought I would play along and use some Cosmo Cricket papers as well!

For this card I used papers from the Girl Friday collection, it is one of my favorites from Cosmo Cricket. I used SRM's Happy Birthday Sentiment Stickers - aren't those clear stickers cool? My friend Becky is on their DT and gave me a few and I've had to buy a few more because they are so fun!

Happy weekend to you!
If you are like us it is the last one before school starts, so enjoy it! :)


Thursday, August 19, 2010

American Crafts stuff

Hey y'all!
We are back from SA (pictures/stories coming soon!) and things are starting to get back to normal - which I am SOOO grateful for!! - so I thought I would share with you the things I made for the American crafts DT call.
I love these projects, and that is why I like trying for these teams, sometimes it's fun to have a challenge and see what I can stretch myself to come up with!
I used a combination of AC Dear Lizzy, Abode, and Heat Wave on these projects, and everything you see is from American Crafts.

{this 'splish splash' layout is my personal favorite!}

So which one is your favorite? :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Off again!

Howdy Y'all!
I'm taking a break from packing for Vacation #2 to share a quick layout with you.
But first I have to share this picture of me kayaking. I had never tried it before and while hanging out with family in Montana last week I got my chance!
It was awesome!
It was so relaxing, if we lived by a lake I just might be asking for a kayak for Christmas!
And my husband is probably glad we don't live by a lake! :)

Anyway, enough of the random and on to some scrapping. :)
Here is a layout I made of Grace exploring the beach for the first time. I love watching babies explore all of these new textures, grass, sand, mud, etc. for the first time, they never seem to know quite what to do!

For this layout I used paper and stickers from October Afternoon's Fly a Kite line. Isn't that a great collection of papers and things? I think it is adorable, and the colors are fabulous!
I also used some Thickers from American Crafts and some tiny type alphas from Cosmo Cricket....I'm basically addicted to those!
See you again soon!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I'm least for now :)

Well, we are back from summer vacation #1, just in time to to laundry, put together a primary activity, and pack up for summer vacation #2! FUN!
We had a great time seeing family and doing a little camping. It was beautiful, green, mountainous, and cool.
Coming home on a day when it was 101 degrees was...well, almost fun. :)
While visiting with my family we found a fabulous little photo spot.
Here are a couple of shots that I got of the kiddos:

And here is my sister, Alyssa, who just left on her mission in St. Louis for the LDS church today.
I sure am going to miss her...but I am also really proud of her!
She is going to be a wonderful missionary - she has such a strong testimony of the Savior and of the gospel!
She wanted a few pre-mission pictures before she left so we had a little photo shoot.
It was a lot of fun to take pictures of someone who sits still and cooperates! :)

Oh, and here is a picture of the quilts that I just finished for the kiddos beds. A couple of members of the fam wanted to see them, so here you go!
I got the idea from a Pottery Barn catalog. They look great from a distance, but don't look too quilt binding skills are severely lacking! :)