Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Paper Popsicles Named its December Guest Designer

And guess what....its ME!!! I am so excited, it is a wonderful group of ladies over there. And Melissa has some amazing prices on products. The challenge was to create 2 layouts and 2 cards, with a thansgiving or christmas theme, using at least 80% of Paper Popsicles products. I used the Christmas theme pack, by Peebles Inc., that is available there in the store. If you haven't checked out the site you should.... http://www.paperpopsicles.com/

Here are the layouts that I entered.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

We finally got around to carving Patrick's pumpkin on Friday night. He has been wanting to all week and we just haven't done it. He just wanted a basic pumpkin because he wanted one like Lucy's on Charlie Brown. If you can't tell we have been watching The Great Pumpkin wayyy too much...lol.
And of course once daddy started carving he got upset and cried some. But he was very intent on watching the entire process but he did not want in on the work, because he would get dirty.
The advantage of picking a small pumpkin is the fact that it only takes a few minutes to do. This was the shortest pumpkin carving I have ever seen...lol

Here is Patrick with his completed pumpkin. Once I got him to actually smile and look at the camera...But my favorite is the one of him peeking over the top of the pumpkin.

And of course it all aglow!!!!

On Thursday (25th) I found out at the last minute that it was time for the Homecoming Parade. So I hurry up and Patrick and I head down to see the parade. This parade lasted a total of 30 minutes. All it was was the homecoming court, the local band, which wasn't even in step. This fact alone drives me crazy. I have to say this was the worst excuse for a parade I have ever seen. Patrick was so disappointed because there wasn't even a firetruck.
But at least I got some cute pictures of Patrick.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I love fall. I never really have before but in the past few years I have realized I love it. Before it was always spring when all things were new. And my favorite holiday is still Christmas but I am not a fan of the cold.
But fall, it is still warm enough but with enough of a chill in the air that it isn't 100 degrees. And I love all the pumpkins. There is just something about a pile of pumpkins and gourds. I don't really know what it is. This year the pumpkins just seemed to be such a vibrant orange. These are some of the pictures of pumpkins and gourds that I took at the pumpkin patch on Monday.

The Pumpkin Patch

So Monday the 22nd we had a trip to the pumpkin patch planned for our playgroup. When we woke up that morning it was rainy and wet. We went anyway, I am always up for an adventure, it wasn't like it was cold or anything. I was surprised that 6 other moms came out despite the weather. I am glad they were up for it. I thought we might be the only ones there but Patrick already knew about it so there was no backing out of it. Of course John at the patch told us we could have rescheduled. But to tell you the truth it never crossed my mind that we could since they were almost completly booked when I called a month ago. But we had a great time anyway. We got a pretty good group shot, all but one mom was in this picture, and me of course since I was behind the camera...lol
We had a great time, this was the first trip I have been to the pumpkin patch at Aplin Farms. I didn't know that they did hayrides and all until this year. But I have to say that it will definitly be the spot on our list from now on. We have been driving over to Ga to go until now.

We did a hayride back to the field and the kids got to pet the animals in the barn area. They also got to milk a fake cow and collect fake eggs. I have to say that Patrick has watched way too many farm videos because he jumped in there and milked that cow like he had been doing it all his life...It was quite a site to see... We all got popcorn too. And we did a picnic and had lunch.

Patrick was checking out a rotten pumpkin here. He wasn't real sure what was going on with it since it was all squishy....

Of course we found the perfect pumpkin. Eventhough it is pretty small. But it is the perfect size for Patrick so that is all that matters.

Patrick and Isabella had a good time playing in the mud. At least the picked a fairly hard spot to play and not the mud holes that were about 15ft away....lol.

The tractors were of course the best part for Patrick.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Day Out With Thomas!!

Okay so today we went to Cordele, Ga to do Day out with Thomas. I know this sounds crazy because Patrick doesn't even like Thomas, but he does love trains. Plus LaShelle wanted us to go because Jaise loves thomas and it was a good family outing. Of course we roped Nick and Mike into going too. Also a friend of Mikes from work and his family went.
This is a picture of all of us (except for Nick, who was behind the camera) with Thomas.
Considering how badly Patrick could have acted it turned out to be a really fun day. Patrick has been talking about it ever since we left. Patrick, Jaise and Carsyn all had a blast. Of course Carsyn isn't old enough to know what is really going on but he sure enjoyed getting to ride and see out at the same time.

They had a DNR booth set up with Ga reptiles and animals. The did a very informative program and had snakes, gators, hawks, turtles and a flying squirrel. Of course the best part for Patrick was the gators. He talked the one girl into pulling them back out for him after the show. I thought this was a cute picture of the actions.

Of course you and Jaise also got to touch one of the snakes...I am still now sure how I feel about it but you liked it. But you refussed to hold it...thank God...

I love this picture of Patrick and Carsyn on the bus heading back to the van.

We also got to see all the old planes, tanks and cannons before we left the park. All in all this was a good day. We had lots of fun and made lots of new memories!!! And something else for me to scrap!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Easter 2005.

This was done with the Sugar kit from Scrapdango. Scrapworks Florabella kit.
I loved working with this paper...WOW
all paper and chipboard is Scrapworks, Autumn Leaves stamp, Colorbox ink (black)

This was with the Spice kit at Scrapdango. This was such a bright and vibrant kit. It was alot of fun too. Polar Bear Press kit.

This is a layout about my FIL that passed away in June.

Polar Bear Press pp, Bazzill CS, Heidi Swapp ghost star, peebles inc paint in barn red, brads and chipboard???, alpha stickers American Crafts, black sharpie

A layout about my sister. When she was a baby before the Rhett Syndrome showed up and after as a teenager.

This is with the sugar kit as well.
Scrapworks pp and chipboard, prima flower, bobunny "&" sticker, brad??

This is a layout of my niece. I did this one awhile back but had to get the picture scanned. I finally finished it last night.

Chatterbox pp. All the flowers were cut out of a sheet of pp. Stickles glitter, Peebles in stamps and olive green paint. Bazzill CS

This is my other niece Chasity. I completed this one awhile back also but just had to get the picture scanned. I finally completed it last night also.
I love this Junkitz paper. The flowers were cut from a sheet of pp also. Bazzil CS. Thickers alpha stickers, Stickles glitter, unknown ribbon and rhinestones.

Fall Fling projects

These are some of the layouts I did for the Fall Fling at Paper Popsicles this past weekend. I have to say that I had a blast. I got alot done and learned some new tricks too. I was started to feel I was in a slump but this was the boost that I needed. This was my first online crop but it will not be my last. It was great.

stamping challenge to use 5 different stamps.

staple challenge could only use staple to adhere the project.

I laugh everytime I see this picture of the 3 of you. Carsyn looks bigger than both of you...

This was for a challenge to tell about a typical day/week.

Since my days are always crazy I wanted my layout to be crazy as well.

seasons tag challenge.
These are some more of the layouts I got completed at the Fall Fling at Paper Popsicles.

An altered composition notebook. Did this for one of the classes.
Dream Street Papers

This was also for one of the classes.
I loved these pics of Patrick with his pants on backwards...

School photo challenge.
Doodlebug pp.

sketch challenge. I love this round layout of Carsyn. I adore these pictures of him.

countdown challenge.

I love this paper by Polar Bear Press.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Reminisce Entries

I love the Reminisce line of products I only wish my LSS carried more of them. I had alot of fun using the Shades of Autumn line. Wow such wonderful colors. I wish my pictures had turned out better they do not do the color any justice at all. They are so warm and welcoming. Of course I have other layouts too but this is all I have managed to take pics of. Thanks for looking.

Reminisce pp, stickles glitter in silver ice, peebles inc eyelet brads, Bazzil CS. Hearts cut with Cricut.

A layout of my dh.

Bazzill CS, Reminsice pp and stickers, Autumn Leaves Stamps (Swirls V:I), Heidi Swapp Flowers, Micron Pen, Ranger Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade, Bling by Blumenthal Lansing (sewing dept)

This is a layout with some of those carnival pics of my parents when they first started dating and then after they were married. I love that you get a glimpse of some of their personality.

Bazzil CS, Reminisce pp and stickers, Bobbin Ribbon from Michaels, Ranger Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade, various brads, Deluxe Designs slide mount, BG paper behind slide, Making Memories tag wrapped with DMC floss.

I love this pic of the two of my guys. Eventhough it didn't turn out so well when I took the pic of the layout.

Everything is Reminisce except for the brads.

My printer kicked the bucket so I couldn't print the pics but I wanted to add it anyway.
The pics are of my son with the tractors on display. This was his fav part.

The journaling says: This is an annual event around here and with all the rides and games and food. The best part for you....The tractor displays. This completly amazes me. But the time will come. Right now you don't like the rides. For now you are cheap to take.

Card Design with Bazzil CS, Reminisce pp, Sandilion sticker and Autumn leaves stamp.

Monday, October 8, 2007

This was done for a monocromatic challenge. And I think it has turned out to be one of my favs.
pp-Cherry Arte(sept. kit from paper pospsicles)
strip of pp-fancy pants
paint and stamps-Peebles Inc
light blue CS-Bazzill
dark blue-unsure

from a theme pack at Paper Popsicles.
pp and rubons from Moxie
orange CS- DCWV
title cut with Cricut (Jasmine)

These are our new feathered friends.

A few of our beach pics from Destin this year. I love the one of Patrick looking out at the ocean. So much wonder and amazement there.

Another theme pack from PP.
pp, and die cuts from Memories Complete
ribbon and yellow CS-unsure
I inked the edges with colorbox ink in Harbor. And used a pen and traced around the edges of photos.

I have always loved this pic of you. I only wish you had matched that day. But that was how granddaddy dressed you...lol.

This was one of the pages I did for the GDT spot at Paper Popsicles.

pp, alpha stickers and die cuts- Basic Grey
brown paper-fancy pants
eyelets-making memories
stickles diamond glitter
I traced all the edges of the die cuts with a pen.

This was the other entry for the GDT spot.

American Traditions-CS
Cherry Arte-pp
Daisy D Rubons('06)
Ink- Colorbox-Copper and black
Embossing powder-stampendous clear
various ribbon and brads.

title was cut with Cricut-George then inked and embossed.

He is coming home!!!!

I am sooooo very excited that you are coming home tomorrow. This has been the longest two weeks ever. I just haven't been able to shake it this time. But that is probably because you have been gone for so long normally it is only 6 days. I have to be in Atlanta tomorrow at 10am to make it to the gate in time to meet you when you get off the plane.
Check out this costume isn't it just the cutest thing ever. We bought it a couple of weeks ago when we were in Old Navy. Patrick fell in love with it and I was so excited that he found something other than the yellow power ranger that he has been wanting to be for months. He calls it his scary dragon. But how could anyone be scared when they see that sweet face.

He was trying to show off his tail in this one...:)

And being scary...he has a really loud roar!