Friday, October 31, 2008

I can't believe...

it has been 3 weeks since I have blogged! Well actually I haven't really been online during that time very much. It has been a crazy time for us. I have been out of town alot dealing with a family issue, I think everything is settled now and I can stay at home for awhile! And while I am at home we have been super busy. We have been on 2 fieldtrips with Patrick's school. His first one ever was to Faith Farms. It was alot of fun. They have alot of animals, lemurs, camels, kangaroos, goats, sheep...etc. Patrick even petted the baby lemur. They got to go on a hayride to the pumpkin patch and pick one out. Play on a jump castle and the playground. The second was to see a play "If You Give a Pig a Pancake"! It was a great and the kids had a blast! They did 7 kids books to music. It lasted about an hour and the kids loved it!
We went to the pumpkin patch again with our playgroup..I really like how this picture of Patrick and I turned out!

And about the only scrappy stuff I have gotten done has been for my DT at Kits2Remember. I did this little mini Disney acrylic book and the Mickey head for our niece who went on a trip to Disney this year. The mini book is 3x4 and the Mickey is made with 2 5inch and 1 8inch acrylic cirlces. All of the acrylic can be found in the k2r store. They were fast and easy to make. All I used was cardstock, stickles, various ribbon, Making Memories alphas and my Cricut (Mickey font). Check out the k2r krew blog for more photos!

This was an 8x8 album I made about our Summer from Krew Kit #8. I loved these papers! The colors are so rich and full of flourishes and butterflies. Whats better than that? I had so much left that I made this layout, 2 cards and I have enough scraps left for more! Check out the krew blog for more photos and to see what everyone else did with this kit! Be sure to check out the k2r store for this kit and some other great goodies as well!

It is so hard to believe that Halloween is already here! Where does the time go? Here are a couple of pictures from our outing last night. We then went again tonight with my SIL and niece.
Sadly to say I am glad this week is over. Between a field trip, setting up for the schools fall festival, going to and working at the fall festival and trick or treating twice I am too sick to do anything else. Maybe now I can get rid of what ever it is I have gotten...ugh.

Patrick doing a spidey move!! lol
I loved this photo op when Patrick started hiding behind a tree from a kid dressed as a vampire.
Now that I think life is getting back to normal I plan to catch up on my message boards and get back to blogging and scrapping again. Because I have been MIA from everything!
Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Metal Mania at K2R

This week is metal mania over at Kits2Remember. Everyday another DT will post their metal creations! Today was my day. I had such a blast working with this stuff! I have been wanting to for awhile and I finally got my chance.

Sorry about the bad photos we have had some major thunderstorms all day yesterday and today. But that is a good thing for us right now!

I made a wall hanging for my MIL. I am planning a photo shoot with the family so I can add the photos later. I plan to put a magnet strip on the back of the photos so they can easily be changed out.
A close up of one of the letters. I used Kits2Remember metal 8x8 panels.
My Minds Eye Garden Party papers, Bazzill cardstock, We R Memory Keepers eyelets, Tim Holtz grungeboard alphas and distress ink. Then copper glimmer mist on the alphas.

I then used the atc size metal panels to make wallet size photo holders for my best friend. She recently had old fashioned photos made of her boys and I thought this would be a great way to display them on the fridge.

Very simple and fast I will be making more of these. I think they will make great gifts. All she has to do is add her favorite photos.

I used Recess papers, Bazzill and Bo Bunny chipboard, stickles and distress ink.

Be sure to check out the K2R blog and see what everyone else has done with the metal. And don't forget about the RAK over there! I will be picking a winner Monday morning.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Wow! I am very excited that I have moved on to the Week 4 challenge at Scrap4Life. It has been a blast completing all of the challenges so far. So wish me luck on this week!
Here is my layout for Week 3. The challenge was to use paper piecing on our layout. And let me tell you this was a challenge for me. I am piecing But I like how it turned out. I used the delish Basic Grey papers. I have an obsession with Basic Grey. I freehanded everything. Added ribbon for the stem and vines and crinkled up the leaves.

Also, check out the K2R blog for a chance to win a great RAK! Your not going to want to miss out on this!! So hurry on over there!!!

On another note. What is up with kids and the things they do. Patrick will be 5 in less than a month. He has never been one to put things in his mouth or his nose. But guess what he did yesterday! He put a popcorn kernel up his NOSE!!! What??? I mean seriously! Of course then he sucked it up his nose farther because he was crying and not blowing. Nick finally got him to blow his nose and it came out. I just don't understand it and he had no reasoning for other than "I just did" What???

Sunday, October 5, 2008

1st project for K2R

I told Jessica I would get a project done for the upcoming Expo's in California. And this was the album she sent to me... Wow I love these Twiddleybitz albums. These are very detail cut chipboard designs, they also have acrylic! I had so much fun with this one. I laced it up so it will stand on its own. I used the yummy Cosmo Cricket Love Notes papers. While I was working on it my husband came in and told me it was gorgeous and that he wanted it on his dresser. lol...well I must have done something right because I never get that kind of response from him.
I do wish the photos had turned out better but what can I do at midnight...right?
For now these albums are only available at the Kits2Remember booth at the upcoming Expo's.

supplies used: Ranger distress ink, K&Co fibers, CC papers, Heidi Swapp ghost shapes, Prima flowers, Maya Road and Bazzill chipboard, stickles, gems, and rubons.