Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Class of 2014

Last week I received a letter from the school district informing me of an upcoming meeting for incoming freshmen. A week after this informational meeting, students will begin selecting their classes for the fall.

This is what I received.

But this is what I saw.

Page Maps January Sketch

Here's my Page Maps sketch for January. I'm not sure I expected to look like this when I started, but it is kind of resembling the page I did for Jack last month.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Back to Scrapbooking

You might recall that I participated in a blog hop a couple weeks ago from http://scrapbookchallenges.ning.com/. Well guess what? I won a prize :) They had pictures of some of their different prizes and I thought a won a package of Primas. I love Prima, my local scrap book store does not carry a big selection and they are pretty pricey so I don't buy them too often. Well imagine my surprise when my prize arrived and it wasn't "a" package of Prima, but "A" package of PrimaS!! Oh wow, it was like Christmas over here!

That little tree is something I've tried to buy online, twice. Both times sold out. I can't wait to find the perfect layout to use it on.

Even with the holidays, I was able to work on some layouts last month. Here are a few of my favorites.

Done as a scraplift challenge on SB.com. Bo Bunny papers.

Inspired by a layout I saw on SB.com. Again mostly Bo Bunny papers.

A sketch by Julie Bonner. The flower I made using a tutorial on the Pink Paislee Blog.

I saw this on 2 peas and turned it and used some October Afternoon scraps.

More Bo Bunny with an transparency on top.

Well it's been a couple weeks since I've scrapped, so I'm going to hop to it.

Some Things in Life Are Free

I read about this wonderful offer for a free 8x10 canvas (just had to pay $14.99 for shipping) and thought I'd give it a try. I waited until the very last day and was scrambling to find a picture because you lose part of the print that is wrapped around the sides, but I think this turned out darling. The offer is available again if you just follow this link. You also have the choice of applying $55 towards a larger size and I do wish I had gone bigger on this particular picture. Anyway go find your favorite picture and give it a try.

Diaper Cake

I started by watching this video tutorial on YouTube. It gave me all the basic information and then you personalize it however you wish. Since we were doing a surprise gender shower with a bug theme, that was where I drew my inspiration. I will say some things I truly lucked out on, like the painted bugs I found at Michaels, but I went to countless stores looking for more bug things I could use and struck out more often than not. I used a package of flannel blankets, a package of white onesies to substitute for some of the diapers and then decorated with baby mittens and socks that I used safety pins to attach. I wanted some of the bugs to look like they were flying and was thinking of using skewers, but didn't have any handy so I used clear cutlery. That probaby ended up being a better choice. After much searching I settled on the Eric Carle butterfly for the top and was not happy about it until I put it on top and it really did seem to fit. After it was finally completed, I disassembled it and put it in a couple carry on bags for my flight down. The bottom layer did fall completely apart and the rubber band broke, but it really didn't take much time to put it back together.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Back with 2010's 12 on the 12th

You know when I went to add the picture I accidentally pulled up the collage from January 12, 2009. Wow, look at the difference!

Anyway, here we are at the start of 2010 and ready to begin a new year of 12 on the 12th (or sometimes on the 13th as it is in this case :) )

1. New fun, climbing on the tub deck and turning on the water. Clothes are usually wet and anything he decides to throw in there like his blanket or the nearest towel.
2. Morgan and her new curling from Aunt Cinda and Uncle Mike.
3. The never-too-happy-it's-the 12th Garrett wearing one of his favorite outfits. This is the first pair of jeans he's worn in YEARS (at least 5 if not more).
4. A quick trip to the store and took a snooze after getting up at 5:40.
5. Mommy and Me gymnastics. Today's theme was CARS and he loved it. We might be making progress.
6. Most requested dinner: cheeseburger pizza.
7. Sprouting all over our yard.
8. Morgan and Jack doing "homework" :)
9 & 10 Jack was in a super silly mood, jumping off the ottoman into our arms.
11. Morgan @ 11 years old.
12. A group shot for the new year.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Are We Having Fun Yet?

One of the best things about being a stay at home mom is choosing how to spend my day with Jack. Sometimes we have errands to run, but there are several mornings that I keep clear just so that we can enjoy some fun time together. And fortunately we have some wonderful classes that I think Jack would enjoy and of course, help raise his I.Q. a gazillion points. When he was about six months he was enrolled in Gymboree. We met a few friends and developed eye hand coordination and motor skills that certainly could not have been achieved at a park. Last September we moved on to Kidz Love Soccer. Yet another Mommy and Me program that guarantees fun and bonding as well as securing a future scholarship for your college bound soccer star. Wanting to make sure he was well rounded we just started a Mommy and Me gymnastics class. I'm telling you, I look forward to this class every week. I mean where else could I simultaneously get an awesome workout and display my well developed parenting skills?

I just got our parks and recreation catalog and can't decide between the Mommy and Me Music or Mommy and Me Art. Hmmm....

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sketch for the New Year

Now that the decorations are down, the kids are headed back to school, I've been itching to do a little scrapping. Long story short I found a wonderful new blog for some scrapping inspiration and her post contained information about a blog hop. So I hopped! And boy was I inspired. I loved the sketch and one of their challenges was to try it, so I did :).
It didn't turn out quite as expected, seems a little flat to me, but I couldn't decide what picture to use so I might just give it another try :)

Want to do a little hopping and see some great work? Start at Pamela's blog. And you can find even more by taking a look at others who decided to do a layout based on the sketch here.

Here's a link to the challenge site: http://scrapbookchallenges.ning.com

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