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...

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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 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! :)