Saturday, November 28, 2009

An oldie but a goodie ;)

So this should have been posted a few months ago, but it slipped away from me. Things have a tendancy to do that with me occasionally, well more than occasionally. I blame it on the kids, haha ;)

Anyways, enough babble for the day. These are the first day of school goodies that I made for my boys, it was Dylan's 1st day of Kindergarten and Tyler's first day of pre-school. The whole set uses the Teachers pet line from Imaginisce

Here is a pencil holder

Yummy coffeshop cookies with tags wishing them a great first day.

and lastly their super star son card.
I also made tucked away boxes for the teachers but forgot to take a photo of them. It works out that a full bag of ghirardelli chocolates fits perfectly in the box.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 27, 2009

very Merry!

Here's my latest layout for ScrapSketch. I had the Friday challenge this week and this sketch was so much fun to work with. The patterned papers are Bo Bunny and the craft and red cardstocks are Papertrey Ink. If you've been stumped for layout ideas be sure to check out the sketches over at, they always get me out of a layout slump.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Wintery Tucked Away

This cute little box is called the Tucked Away template from Papertrey Ink (created by Lauren Meader). They are so much fun to make, love 'em!

Monday, November 16, 2009

I LOVE buttons!

It's true, buttons and I have a serious love affair, but shhh... don't tell my hubby ::wink::

If you're a button lover like me you've got to check out the everyday button bits stamp set from SOOooo much fun!

Here are a couple clean and simple cards created with the set. It only took about 5 minutes for each of them, and they're so cute and fun. This is not the last you'll see of the button bits here on the blog-o, don't say I didn't warn you!

Well I've already rid the castle of clutter, dirt and dust now I'm off to create a gourmet hot dog lunch and conquer "mount washmore".
Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Lil Squirt

Today we've got a sick lilttle boy who's snuggling in my lap as I attempt to type and pushing buttons. Say hi Tyler "mmnnnbvvvvv" of course dylan can't be left out, so he typed his name. haha

I'll keep it brief today. Here's another layout that is so my style, I love it. The photo is of my oldest about two weeks after my baby was born. Seems like I took this photo just yesterday but it's already been well over 3 years.

The journaling tag pulls out to reveal a message just for my little guy

and tucks back in nicely so my handwriting is preserved but doesn't mess up the clean lines.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

ZOO much fun!

This August my parents, the boys and I took a trip to the NEW (North East Wisconsin) Zoo where I was able to practice my photography skills and the boys didn't have to be my models most of the time, they sure appreciated that. It was so much fun photographing all the different animals and I got some amazing pictures. Someday I'll finish editing them all but in the meantime, here are a few of my favorites.

Isn't he cute and fluffy!

The laziest lion I've ever known, this was the only time he even moved while I was around. Here I was waiting for a huge roar, but he didn't want to do anything. Must have been nap time.

This here eagle was my best model, as long as I was taking his picture he sat there so nice and still looking right in my direction. As soon as I was done though he turned his back to me.

The NEW zoo has an amazing giraffe exibit where you walk up a large ramp and are right at head level with the giraffes, you can even feed them. Of course they weren't hungry but my kids were so we couldn't hang out long enough to feed them. Next time.

Keep Smiling :)

ZOO much fun!

This summer my parents and I took the boys to the NEW (North East Wisconsin) Zoo. Where I was able to enjoy all the critters with my two little critters and practice my photography skills. I got some really amazing pictures of the animals but my boys were far less cooperative. It had been a long photo packed weekend with Chuck E Cheeses and Build a Bear workshop so they were pictured out.
This layout features Imaginisce patterned papers and some vintage buttons from PTI. Love the simple layout with the emphasis on the photos. I'll add some journaling under the title after but I'll save you all the horror of my handwriting, ha!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Winter cards

For ScrapSketch this week I got to work with a card sketch. Here are two cards I made using the same sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My new PhotogBLOG

Hey everybody, I just wanted to let you all know that I created a new blog for my photography, I'd love it if you would check it out! I'll be sharing some of my photos as well as tips/tricks for taking better pictures and editing in photoshop elements.



Here are some of the photos from this year's Harvestfest at a local campground. So much fun for the boys and so many awesome photo opportunities.

{You can click any of the pictures to see them bigger}

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Just a little something

Here's a cute quite little card using the Imaginisce Teachers Pet line and a sentiment from Papertrey's everyday button bits. This cute little felt apple makes me swoon.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

My style: Defined

This layout is "my style" to a T. Simple, brightly colored, detailed, grounded, with white space so your eye can rest.

It's also what I aspire to do with my layouts, add lots of meaningful journaling. I don't know if you'll be able to read this or not, but it tells all about what I know about Dylan at 5 years old. I'll love to look back and read all the little things about him when he's grown.

and theres stars, oh how I {heart} stars!!!

and buttons. I was joking with my husband the other day and said if I were to tell people that the possessions that make me the most happy are buttons and paper, everyone would call me CRAZY!! I'll just keep that little tid-bit to myself, shhh.. don't tell!

Thanks for stopping by!

A long overdue ScrapSketch

Many of you know that I've been away a little while for a family emergency. Thanks to those of you who are still hanging around!! :)

This is my last ScrapSketch, Sketch #174

Think I say this every time but this one is my new favorite!! The photos were taken at the Hayes Corn Maze. Dylan (in the top photo) posed with the pumpkins without any prompting and said "Mom, take my picture here!" Happy to oblige, Dyl.

Papers are Reminisce and the acorn and metal photo corner are too. Fonts are Sesame Street Font and Pooh Font Cricut cartridges. The pumpkin is three ovals inked and layered and I hand cut the stem. See the braided twine? I loved that touch, kind of rustic and fall-y (is that a technical term?? ha!)

Thanks for stopping by and I've got a lot of blog catch up to do so I do hope you'll stop by again soon!
Related Posts with Thumbnails