Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Noel Mignon "Very Virginia!"

I have this baby on it's way to me and I can't wait to play!! I admit the colors and style is a bit out of my comfort zone... BUT what's funny is usually that is when I turn out my most favorite layout and projects! (Now lets hope this is true for me and I like what I can do... hehe)

Along with this kit Virginia Tillery is going to do a class with all kinds of techniques (which I am a bit challenged in that department).... this kit has masking tape and mist... WHAT? my brain instantly says... but I really look forward to stepping out of my little box and gettin' misty and trying new things!!

Here's the full kit:
Ok doesn't all that goodness make you wanna drool just a bit?
Jump on over and grab one before they are gone... "Very Virginia"

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, December 27, 2010

Noel Mignon Challenge!

Hi all!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!! We sure did here... it's been busy but we have enjoyed the time off for sure!

This photo... cracks me up! Morgan I practically had to pull from the car to come get a picture taken with Santa but he has learned if he will just give me a quick smile he can get the heck out of dodge! hehe..

I think our favorite gift this year was the one Santa brought the family... a ping pong table!! We have had all out wars out on the screened in porch playing ping pong... definately a wise investment!! :)


Onto some craftyness...
Over at the Noel Mignon Challenge blog we were challenged to scrap decorations outside the house! I chose to use these pictures from one of our Christmas Markets trips when we were stationed in Germany!

Everything used came from the Bedford Falls kit...there's more kits left... so if your looking at your Christmas pictures wondering how you can get them all scrapped... grab this kit!! :)

close ups...


Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday start with Core'dinations!

Welcome to the First Ever 12 Days of Techniques. We are excited to share with you some of our favorite techniques using our unique color core cardstock. Each day a Design Team member is going to share a project featuring a technique with Core’dinations cardstock. We have TWELVE unique and amazing days lined up for you leading right into Christmas Eve Day.
AND each day we will be giving away a great selection of Core’dinations ! Each prize will also receive a Dust Buddy and our NEW Sand It Gadget! PLUS,  we have lined up some of our favorite sponsors and they have prizes for you in addition to the Core’dinations prize pack but you need to come back each day because you never know what day it will be! One lucky winner will be selected each day.



Thanks for stopping by!

Under the Red Shirts...and band!

Last year I had asked the kids to go and grab a red shirt so I could take a few Christmas shots so I could send out a Christmas card.... (keep in mind... it was a great thought... but it never got sent.. I tend to suck like that... ha!)

Anywho... While I was taking the picture I looked down and decided to snap this shot too... I'm so glad I did! I love that I caught this snapshot of "them".... Mitchell all put together with jeans and tennis shoes. Madison with her sofee shorts, long socks and her crocs. Matthew with jeans and his shoes slipped on and untied. Morgan in his baggy basketball shorts, calf socks and untied shoes. makenna with her jeans and 'thrown on found them on the way out the door' flip flops.

This one shot really tells so much about their personalites at that moment... love that!

I used the Noel Mignon Bedford Falls kit for this layout... jump on over there and snatch you up one of these awesome kits!


and a close up of the banner...


This weekend was a FILLED one for sure!
(terrible pictures... forgot my camera at home and used my husbands... i think the lens was dirty or something.. no idea.. anywho... at least i got pictures! :)

Madison (with broken elbow) made 5th chair in region band and Mitchell made 7th chair!! ONE PROUD MOMMA here!! :) Madi is holding the flowers that I brought her and the ones that Grandle brought her as well... and we had a little balloon thing made up for Mitchell...
Well... that's all I've got for now...
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Jillibean Soup!!

First up is an update on my Madi.... we went to the ortho dr. and he is putting her in a cast for 3 weeks and we will go back in 10 days to see how things are healing... praying for a quick recovery!! He said "don't rule out gymnastics" (for tryouts in 10 weeks)... but I'm not sure I want her back on it by then... we will play it by ear!
Today is Region Band tryouts for both Madison and Mitchell... fingers crossed for the both of them!! Madison has been working with her cast trying to drum.. she is able to do it but it leaves her a bit sore after. She is determined to give it a go today... I"m anxious to hear how they do! IF they make it, tomorrow is an all day affair learning the music at the clinic and then performing a concert tomorrow nite as well.

This is a busy, busy, busy weekend!! Sigh... Morgan is in a tourney that started yesterday (they won their first game!! WOOT!)... today another game along with Madison and Mitchell tryouts... tomorrow I have to get Jay to the airport, Morgan another game and Madi and Mitch concert (keep it in mind these are all in way different towns! haha.. ).. Sunday is filled with church stuff and then the middle school band concert again for Madi and Mitch.... fun filled weekend for sure!! :)

Now for craftyness...
Today over on the Jillibean Soup Blog I did a tutorial for Quick and Easy Treat Bag Toppers.... check out the full tutorial on how to do these easy projects... these would be great for the kids to put together and give to classmates or their friends... and it's simple enough they can do it on their own!

Here's a glimpse.... head over to the blog for the full tutorial...

Now for some more Jillibean Soup goodness I've done this month....here are a few of the projects

Here's a quick card using the new Christmas Chestnut Soup collection and the awesome new Unity/Jillibean Soup stamps!! I'm in love with these!!



Here's a layout that I did using the Jillibean Soup-  Atomic Soup collection.
I have so many pictures of these two together... somehow they have formed a bond together that is so very strong. This is my younger brother Jason (he's 18) and my oldest daughter Madison. When her Uncle Jason comes into town all else goes aside and they two of them just hang out! Love it!


and some close ups...


Well... I'm going back to the house and working on STILL going through and sorting and organizing things in the new place... I'm so in love with it and there is SO much potential to this property... I can't wait to just start living here!! :)

Have a great weekend!!
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

CPS cards...

Before I show you cards...
My sweet Madison is at it again... she was at gymnastics tonight working on her backhandspring (cheer tryouts are coming up and she wanted to get it before tryouts... uugh)... anywho.. she finally got the nerve to do it on her own.. did a few of them and then on the third one.. came down wrong... hours later in the ER... she broke her elbow! :( We go see the ortho surgeon in Brownwood tomorrow and should know more then... good gracious the hits keep coming!.. that means she is out of basketball for the rest of the seaon and then not sure how Region Band tryouts will go  or even if she can this Friday (she made 2nd chair last year... percussion)... so.. guess I'll find out more tomorrow... neverending I swear around here!! Please keep my sweet girl in your prayers for a quick recovery!

ok.. onto the cards... I haven't been uploading my CPS cards so I thought I'd bombard you with them now :) They are in no particular order... cause I'm super organized like that and all.... haha

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Imaginesce rubons and 3Dsticker, Jillibean Soup letter stickers.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Stamps of Life stamps, Storage Unit Inks, SEI buttons, Jillibean Soup patterned paper, Coats and clark string.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper and twine, Storage Unit Inks, Paper Pretties stamps, Marvy Uchida star punch, Copic markers.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup letter stickers/patterned paper/ bakers twine/ corrugated shapes/ and journaling spot, Creative Imaginations brads,

 Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup journaling spot. Zva Creative pearls, Imaginesce stamps, Storage Unit Inks, Creative Impressions ribbon, Pink Paislee glitter (on snowman), Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper (kraft), Heidi Swapp clear snowflakes, Queen and Co button and jewels, Imaginese stamp, Storage Unit Inks, Martha Stewart border punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Flower Soft (on snowflakes).

Okey dokey... that's it! Told ya I'd been saving them... I should be back soon sharing more Noel Mignon Bedford Falls projects soon! :)
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Bedford Falls...

Hey all!
Well I am FINALLY (mostly, sorta) moved into the new place!! It is smaller than where we were but it's MINE!! I will post pictures soon... :)

I mentioned that I have started back up with Noel Mignon and my first month was this one... and I got to use the amazing FULL Bedford Falls kit! This bad boy was jammed full of goodness... I think there may still be more in the store so hop on over and grab one!!
Here is my layout I did for the Challenge Blog... our challenge was to scrap "A Gift from the Past"... I chose to pull out some of these older pictures of my baby Matthew. For this Chistmas Matthew's favorite movie was "Spirit" and so he was all into horses this year... it was so much fun to see him open up all the gifts that year with such joy on his face for each one!
Here's the layout:

Thank for stopping by! :)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Moving...

Thought I'd jump in real quick to let ya'll know I am in the process of moving... VERY excited to get into a new house! It's much smaller than what we are in now but it's new and it's MINE... so I'm a bit giddy.. anywho I am MIA right now not because I have once neglected my blog... don't laugh...but because I'm in transition! :)

Will update soon...
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 19, 2010

CCG 167

I have been so busy I haven't been able to really play over at Color Combos Galore Blog... but now that I have some days at home I can! So excited to get back into the swing of things... check out this YUMMY color combo... I love the deep rich colors!! join us this week and play along!!
 and here is my take on the challenge:

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (pleated and embossed), American Crafts ribbon, October Afternoon patterned paper and sticker, Hero Arts stamp, Storage Unit Ink, Martha Stewart punch, Cuttlbebug embossing folder, Queen & Co jewel, ribbon and pins from craft supply.

Well I now have all the kids signed up for basketball... seriously have NO idea how I'm gonna work this season with all of them playing! Madi and Mitchell play on the same nights (seperate places, one home one away), then Morgan plays on the opposite 2 nights, church on Wednesday... THEN the twins will have practice probably 2 nights a week squeezed in there, games on Sat. and church Sunday....

Follow me? That makes for NINE days a week...
 what? what's that you say there are only SEVEN days in a week?
 yeah... I know...

Anywho... hope ya'll have a great weekend! I'll be back to share more cards next week! :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hello there!

Hey all!
Just got home from my sons first basketball game... they played SO well!! (and won!)... Madison had her first game out of town and I had to miss it because I still have not figured out how to split myself in two and be in two places at the same time... damn it :(
I did get a lovely text from my friend with a picture of Madi who is now sporting a fresh new black eye, apparantly given on a layup during the game... this should be sweet colors in the next several days! lol




Then I have some fun news to share... I was asked to return to the awesome Noel Mignon design team!! So excited to get started this month.... THIS is what I get to play with.... check out this beauty! :)


and now for some cards I have been hoarding and haven't uploaded in ages...a few from Color Combos Galore and then just a few random ones...

Here is this weeks Color Combo... and then here is my card! :)
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Making Memories patterned paper and button, American Crafts rubon, Pebbles Inc chipboard, WRMK flowers, EK Success (bottom border) and Martha Stewart punches (top border), Kaisercraft jewels.

Here is a card I did for a challenge a couple weeks ago... there is something about this card I am just in love with... I'm not much of a stamper but I this one turned out ok :)
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Renaissance by Design stamps, Queen & Co jewels, Making Memories ribbon, Jillibean Soup button, Coats and Clark string.

now here are some random cards I have finished up that I'm sharing....
 Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, October Afternoon patterned paper and journaling card, Doodlebug stickers, Creative charms felt/brad/and ribbon,
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup kraft and patterned paper, Martha Stewart punch (border), EK Success punch (circle), Creative Charms felt and brads.


I'll be back to share my recent CPS cards that I don't think I have uploaded in forever! lol
Thanks for stopping by! :)


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Jillibean Soup Goodness...

Yes I know... it's been forever AGAIN since I've blogged! With cheer/footbal season finally over I am hoping that I can try and get back on some sort of regular schedule with blogging and hell just scrapping in general! I have felt so overwhelmed and off my game it's crazy!
But then again now it's basketball season and I will have ALL FIVE kids playing this year... joy... so I will be running in all different directions but at least I will have my days to catch up on work and such since there isn't pep rally preperations to work on! yeah!!

Up first is my layout I did from this years homecoming pep rally! I attempted to make a "mum" using the Jillibean ribbon, corrugated shapes, and journaling spots! whatcha think?
 
Next up I took this photo over the summer of Matthew and his best friend Jesse and I knew when I saw this Monster Stew collection from Jillibean Soup that I was going to do a page on these two monsters! His mom and I tease that we will have to work in shifts when they get older to keep them in line!


Next up is a couple cards I put togehter with the new Jillibean Soup collection!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Zva Creative October DT Blog Hop!

It's time again for the Zva Designers to join together to share a project that we have created using some of our favorite Zva Creative. I am hoping that you will take some time to join us for a little bit of fun again this month!


The Blog Hop begins at Kim Hughes' blog:. She will have the complete list of all blogs that are participating in case there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play along, I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way. Hidden on 5 of the blogs is a Zva Creative prize package ...YAY! Those blogs will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it's important to leave a comment on as many blogs as you can along the way.

The Blog Hop starts now and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, Oct. 26th and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 27th on each of the five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Kim Hughes‘s blog as well (linked above). We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to all of the blogs once again on Wednesday...plus, you never know what kind of inspirational creation that you may find there. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Zva Blog Hop post...you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. The more times you leave a comment along the blog hop path though, the more chances you will have to be one of the lucky winners.


Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Echo Park patterned paper, SEI stamp, Storage Unit Inks, Pink Paislee glitter, Zva Creaive jeweled house CRS 03CB 117

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Stacy Julian collection), MME patterned paper and die cuts, Maya Road chipboard letters, Jillibean Soup journaling spot, Zva Creative pearl heart CR01CB126
 and pearls PEC 02CB 106 

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper/ribbon/stickers, Zva Creative bulk flowers and pearls PEC 02CB 107, Copic Markers, InStyle stamps

 The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes

Your next stop is here: Teri Anderson:

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us!!











Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Stacy Julian Meets Core'dinations

and I'm in LOOOOOOVE!

Oh how I love the happy colors in this collection, it goes with everything I want to scrap! fun stuff for sure!
Here are a couple projects I did using this new collection...

I used just the red piece from the collection for this one and sanded just the words that went along with the page I was doing here... Madison wanted a shirt to wear to Grandles game (when they are out of town they don't cheer, only in town games)... I think it's a pretty stinkin' cute shirt and she wears it proudly too! lol

Supplies: Core'dinations Stacy Julian collection, Jillibean Soup patterned paper/corrugated alphas and shapes/ stickers/ button/and journaling spots, Offray ribbon, EK Success border punch.

 Next I really wanted to use all the bright colors on one card so I punched tickets and layered them to create the card below.

Supplies: Core'dinatoins Stacy Julian collection, Hero Arts stamp, Kaisercraft jewel, Storage Unit Inks, Marvy Uchida ticket punch, Offray ribbon, Fancy Pants button.

 Last but not least I love the words on this yellow sheet and wanted to showcase it on it's own on a card..
Supplies: Core'dinations Stacy Julian collection, Making Memories brads, Jillibean Soup stickers, American Crafts ribbon, EK Success border punch.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Zva Creative September DT Blog Hop!

The Zva Designers are joining together again today to share a project that we have created using some of our favorite Zva Creative . I am hoping that you will take some time to join us for a little bit of fun again this month!

The Blog Hop begins at Kim Hughes' blog: . She will have the complete list of all blogs that are participating incase there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play along, I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way. Hidden on 5 of the blogs is a Zva Creative prize package ...YAY! Those blogs will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it's important to leave a comment on as many blogs as you can along the way.

The Blog Hop starts now and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, September 28th and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 29th on each of the five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Kim Hughes‘s blog as well (linked above). We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to all of the blogs once again on Wednesday...plus, you never know what kind of inspirational creation that you may find there. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Zva Blog Hop post...you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. The more times you leave a comment along the blog hop path though, the more chances you will have to be one of the lucky winners.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Creative Impressions ribbon, Papertrey Ink stamp, Storage Unit Inks, Zva Creative Bulk Flowers, CRS 02CB 102

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, MME patterned paper and die cut, Papertrey Ink stamp, Storage Unit Inks, Zva Creative pearls PEC 02CB 106


The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes


Your next stop is here: Lisa Johnson


Thank you SO MUCH for joining us!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Core'dinations/ My Stamp Box

Awhile back the Core'dinations team was sent some fun My Stamp Box stamps to work with and I had a blast using them for this fun layout! I knew when I saw the little stamps with the outlined boxes that I wanted to do a grid type layout using them, I used this fun picture of Madison at her birthday party and the cute little sayings just seemed to work for it!


Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper and journaling spot, Martha Stewart punches, Bella Blvd. stickers, Sassafras letter stickers, Storage unit Inks, Maya Road stick pin (star), Jenni Bowlin stick pin, My Stamp Box Itty Bitty stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by! I need to stop in with an update.... to say things have been busy is an understatement! I was up to my eyeballs making mums last week for homecoming and then Madison's pep rally is this week so I've been in sign making mode.... after this week it should settle some and I'll share pictures, stories, and projects!!
Have a great day!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Zva Creative August DT Blog Hop!

The Zva Designers are joining together today to share a project that we have created using some of our favorite Zva Creative http://www.zvacreative.com/index.html products. I am hoping that you will take some time to join us for a little bit of fun again this month!
The Blog Hop begins at Kim Hughes' blog: . She will have the complete list of all blogs that are participating in case there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play along, I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way. Hidden on 5 of the blogs is a Zva Creative prize package ...YAY! Those blogs will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it's important to leave a comment on as many blogs as you can along the way.

The Blog Hop starts now and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, August 31st and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 1st on each of the five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Kim Hughes‘s blog as well (linked above). We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to all of the blogs once again on Wednesday...plus, you never know what kind of inspirational creation that you may find there. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Zva Blog Hop post...you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. The more times you leave a comment along the blog hop path though, the more chances you will have to be one of the lucky winners.

I have lots of Zva Creative projects to show today! :)

First is a layout using some pictures I showed on my blog not to long ago... there will be tons of layouts from this series of shots... love them! (sorry it's a little dark up top... rainy day picture and I forgot to retake it before uploading! hehe)


Supplies: Echo Park Paper and stickers, Core'dinations cardstockZva Creative flourishes (PE02CB121) and brads (BRBK02CA101,  BRBK02CA102), Chatterbox chipboard letters, Scor-Pal tool,  EK Succes border punch.


Over the summer my older three went on a Mission trip with the church and while I didn't get any pictures of them there I was sure to snap some shots of them before they headed off on the bus.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock,  Echo Park paper and stickers, Jillibean Soup letter stickers, Zva Creative brads (BR01CB105) and pearls (PEC 02CB102), EK Succes border punch, Stampin' Up ink

Next is just a fun layout of my son and my daughters boyfriend doing silly tricks off the dock... I have SO many pictures of them doing stunt after stunt... fun stuff! lol
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, MME paper and die cuts, Zva Creative flourish (CRW 02CA 195, CRW02CA 112) and (CR01CB 115), Bella Blvd letter stickers, Stampin' Up ink.

 

The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes
I'm your last stop on this wonderful blog hop so head on back to : Kim Hughes


Thank you SO MUCH for joining us!!