Friday, April 30, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
After Aud woke up and ate lunch, we headed out garage sale-ing and scored big at a church rummage sale. I got nine vintage kids chairs, two vintage suitcases, a chalkboard and two paper bags full of misc craft stuff, fabric and a large George Foreman. (I've been wanting a bigger one forever!) All this goodness wound up costing me a whopping $10.00!
We hit McD's for a potty break and picked up some water, apples and a fruit and yogurt parfait (I adore those things!) and headed to the playground. Mickey had a blast with all the random kids and Audrey just loved being able to wander around to her hearts content. She also swang in a baby swing for the first time and loved it! She even figured out how to swing herself! After awhile, she signed "done" and was ready to roam around again.
We headed home and Mom stopped in to oooh and aaaah over my score, especially my four yards of aqua cordouroy. I know, aqua! I'm totally using it to cover my chair cushions in my scrap room.
Now Aud's having a late second nap and we're waiting for Andrew to get back from fishing.
The only bad part about today? I left my camera at home! (I did get pics of Little Man with the spinach though.)
I hope your day was fantastic, too!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I think this little gal standing on the cupcake is my favorite. I cut the card shape wrong and I love it, the rose cardstock behind the patterned paper was too deep but then I colored it with the Copic clear Spica glitter pen and I love it, and I accidentally colored outside the lines on the little girl but then I cut her out and pop-dotted her on the cupcake and, you guessed it, I love it! The fact that she's a strawberry blond like Miss Thing has nothing to do with how much I love it. ;)
Thursday, April 15, 2010
which led to this! LOL!
I entered my Peep Pride Parade in the 2010 Peep Off on Flickr and I got a Judge's Pick ribbon! Woo-hoo! :D
I don't think I've ever had that much fun with six dollars worth of sugar! ;)
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Here are all the fun things I made with the We R Memory Keepers Explore line. First, a layout about Mickey and my dad and their visits to the creek behind our property. It's appropriately titled, Explore. The light was reflecting horribly off the bradlet but that's what it says. I thought it worked well as the title.
The next layout is all about little man's new bedding that I got for him off of Craig's List. I used my Slice on this one. The Big Kids design card was a great purchase for me!
I think this is going to be my favorite project for the month. It's a mini book called "You Say" and it's all about the funny things, mispronunciations, and cute phrases that Mickey says.
Finally, he calls my grandma, "The Gran". I've got three more pages left and during Aud's party he called the bows on her packages, "Rainbows" so I think that's going to be one of the three. :)
I cut out the flowers using my Slice and the flower center is one of WRMK's bradlets.
And, finally, this sweet, flowery card. I think it would be perfect for an anniversary card. The flowers and bling for the gal and the colors and inking for the guy. :)
Thanks for checking out all my projects, and, remember, all We R Memory Keepers and The Greeting Farm products are 25% off this month at AWDML!
Happy Scrappin'! :D
Monday, April 5, 2010
It's just to the left as you walk in my scrap room. I've got my Jetmax cubes from Target/Micheals/Craft Warehouse set up behind me and more stuff stashed in my desk itself.
This is my craft desk. I wanted something like the Pottery Barn project table without the $950.00 price tag. I also wanted something that I knew would fit a lot of my scrappy stuff, size wise. So, I picked up two of the IKEA Expedit shelves in the 2x2 configuration to use as my end cases. Then, Andrew and I bought some laminate for the top of my desk and my neighbor, a finish carpenter, made the top for us! (Don't you just love good neighbors?)
The top was built like a tray so it just sets on the Expedits. It's heavy enough that I decided against nailing it down. This makes it easier to move, especially if I decide I want to reconfigure my craft room in the future. My desk top measures 69 1/2" x 33 3/4" giving me a ton of desk top space. It's also deep enough that someone can sit on the other side of my desk and share space. :)
Right now the Expedits hold my albums, some white Walmart boxes that hold specific manufacturer supplies or specific types of supplies. For example, Cosmo Cricket, Fancy Pants, Pink Paislee, clear acrylic albums, that sort of thing. I also store all my 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock in one of the openings, my Slice in another and in the last two, I have my acrylic stamps stored in binders and my basic stamping supplies.
On top of my desk, I have two spinners. The Jetmax one I got on sale at Target and the Making Memories one that was on huge sale at 2Peas. I also have my Ott light and a pen holder that I snagged from my mom. :)
The top row of cubes with glass doors holds my patterned paper and cardstock. The cube next to my cardstock holds extra adhesives in the bottom and naked chipboard on the top. Sitting on a cube next to that is my Ikea thingy that has markers and some ink pads. The two aqua Martha Stewart boxes hold Halloween themed product and zoo themed product. The two Making Memories desktop organizers hold stuff for projects. For example, the one on the left has all the product I use in my daughter's 1st year album. It makes it very easy to get my supplies when I want to work on her book. I got those at 2Peas as well.
Well, that's my scrap room! The next scrap room post will have my future plans for this space.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
~I can't get over the fact that she's one!!!
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter today! We're going to dye our Easter eggs now. A little last minute but with all the party planning, it just didn't happen sooner. :)
Have a great day! :D
Edited to add~
Words~Mama, Dada, Ka (cracker) and her first and favorite..."Hi!"