Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Project 365: Day 4

Tonight, my youngest son, Preston did not want to go to sleep in his own bed. We let him fuss for a few minutes and then it went silent. When my husband walked in the room, he found him asleep in our oldest son's bed.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Project 365: Day 3

Big Boy Seat
No more high chair for this lil' guy. He is now in his very own booster seat. He just loves sitting at the table with the family. I don't blame him, what fun is it to sit on the sidelines of a meal?!?!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Project 365: Day 2

Catch Up
Today was spent catching up on loads of laundy. Productive, yes, but not entertaining.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Project 365: Day 1

Today, we went and looked at a house for rent about 7 minutes from where we are now. Absolutely fell in love with it. We peeked through the windows at first just to see if we'd be interested and sure enough we were. As soon as we left I called the owner and told her we would love to see the inside.

We met her at noon with her family. We walked through and couldn't find anything we didn't like. The size of the house is twice what we are in now. The master bedroom is HUGE. After spending nearly an hour there, we finally departed from our (fingers crossed) home. Once we got home I filled out the paperwork needed and e-mailed it to her.

We are very excited and we are praying that we will get the place.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Project 365

The BIG talk in the scrap booking world is the upcoming, Project 365. (Created by Becky Higgins of Creative Keepsakes) It's a pretty simple concept, you take a picture each day. Simple, right? Many of you may be a little intimidated about it. Completely understandable. But, in all actuality, it saves you a lot of time and at the end of the year you have a completed album that reflects on each day of that current year. Becky Higgins gives you so many ideas on what to do and walks you through the kit. Visit her blog to find out more.

The kit goes on sale January 1st.

I have decided to document my project here on my blog. It's more of a "back-up" for me to reference if needed. Keep in mind you do not need to have the kit to get started. Just keep a journal (like I am doing) nearby, and write out the picture you took for the day and a little description, if you'd like.

This is a wonderful idea, check it out!

Monday, December 22, 2008

HUGE Cosmo Cricket Giveaway!!

Wanna win some free stuff?!?!?! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog! You have until January 2nd to enter. Good luck!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Birthday Mailer

I made this card to send with my son's First Birthday pics. Total time to make: 20 minutes. Used cardstock, patterned paper by ?? (It came in a kit from JoAnn's), rub-ons by American Crafts: Mini Marks & Making Memories, Distress Ink by Ranger and googley eyes! Very simple card.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Halloween Home Dec *Treat Bucket*

Put this together the other day.
I used an old flower pot from this past summer.
Covered it with black cardstock.
Added some ribbon.
Used American Crafts: Thickers
A pumpkin sticker by Miss Elizabeths, and added some googley eyes for dimension.
Approximate time to make: 20 minutes

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Win a Free Kit!

Head over to this scrappin' sista's blog for a link to winning a free kit! It's definitely worth checking out! She needs as many people to visit Melody's blog and tell her that she sent us over! Check out her post for more details!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Secret Project ** Revealed **

Here it is, after what seems like a one week project taking a month to do, I finally finished it. I had a few ideas on what I wanted to do with these pieces. (The cardboard squares came out of the Cosmo Cricket's 9,000 piece kit) First, I was going to use these as photo dividers in my photo boxes, but then I thought that it would never be seen, it would always be put away in a box. So, I decided to make a little album. On each of the inside pages, I wrote a little note to the boys and shared some of my favorite stories with them. The paper I used for the notes is actually from a notebook that I bought from Wal-Mart on clearance. I inked the edges with Distress Ink (Ranger). The patterened paper is from the Brenda Walton's Small Wonders Boy line.
To put it together, I cute the pp to size of the cardboard. Covered both sides with Mod Podge- Matt, added all my pics and embellishments and covered it again with Mod Podge. After I added the notes, I sealed it also to protect it from getting ruined.

I have a few other projects I am working on, so check back. If you have any questions, just ask!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Last few Sneek Peeks!

Ok, I finally was able to upload some more pics. Here is the last 3 peeks of the project:

I'll posting the final project tonight, along with all the instructions. Again, sorry this has taken so long to post.. My computer hasn't been very nice to me lately.
Have a great day!

Creative Cupcakes

Just wanted to post real quick on the cupcakes I made Friday night for our Garage Sale. Total time, including baking for everything to be done was about an hour and a half. Here is what they looked like packaged:Supplies: Vellum flowers:Cloud 9, Popsicle sticks: Wal-Mart candy aisle, Brads: Making Memories, Crystal Stickles: Ranger, Other: Ribbon, Baggies (also in the candy aisle at Wal-Mart) & adhesive.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Slight Error causing Delay

Just wanted to let everyone know that I've tried to post pics to the blog but everytime I get an error. So, until it gets fixed I cannot upload any photos. Sorry for the delay, I have completed the project and a few other things, so once I figure out how to fix this problem I will have a lot to share with you.

Until then, have a great week!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Secret Project {Day 1}

So, I tried posting the pic of the project yesterday, BUT, for some reason my computer was acting up and wouldn't allow me to. So, crossing my fingers, I hope this works.

Like I said in my previous post, I am going to give you sneek peeks of the project throughout the week and hopefully I will have this done by this weekend. So, without further a do, here it is:

Don't assume anything yet. This is only the first day. Keep checking back to see it get completed.

Have an excellent Thursday bloggers!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Secret Project {Intro}

I have come up with this project that will most likely end up taking me ALL week to do, but hey atleast it's a work in progress!
Each day I will post a picture of part of the project, when I complete the project I will post the whole thing with all the details.
So far, I have one part done- I would post a picture but it's past midnight and I don't have any natural light to get a good snapshot, so it must wait until tomorrow. Check back often, this is going to be great!

Your Very Own *ONLINE* Scraproom

I came across this website, This site allows you to upload pics, layouts, projects, ect. in your very own scrap room. You create your "room" or "place" yourself, designing the look and details of everything. It's FREE and very cool. Check it out.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Help A Fellow Scrapbooker Win Her Dream Wedding

I came across this post over at the CKMB. If she receives enough votes, her fiance and her will win a dream wedding. Her story is so sweet. Go here to vote, her name is Norma Anne (Fiance, Henry)

They are only a few votes ahead of another couple, keep voting for them, your allowed a vote every 12 minutes.

Winning couple will be announced June 23rd.

Thanks everyone, enjoy your Monday!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Home Decor Using Cosmo Cricket 9,000+ Kit

Earlier this year, QVC had their TSV (Today's Special Value) of Cosmo Cricket's 9,000+ piece kit. This kit included: 2 - 8x8 albums, supplies to make cards, an accordian tag album, table-top frames, peek-a-boo album, chipboard LOVE banner, photo cube, and what seems like tons more. If your interested in it, go here for more info and pricing.

Well, one of things in it that I mentioned above was a photocube. Now, I think they're cute and all but I am not all that into them. So, I came up with another way of using the pieces. I pulled the cube apart and made a wall hanging, here is what it looks like:

This project is very easy. My theme for it was my Family. The first square was the Family Name. Then each square that followed was the members of our family. My husband, myself, and my two boys. All patterned paper, embellishments are from this kit. The only thing different is the letters I used for our name, those are Thickers and I used antique ink on the edges so it would blend in with the color scheme. Any questions, just ask!
Thanks for looking, enjoy your week.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Check out this awesome RAK

I just came across this awesome RAK. Go here to find out all the info. If your a scrapper and you like FREE STUFF, you have got to check this out! Not only does she have a RAK going on, her blog is awesome! Great inspiration, ideas, sketches, etc!!

Catch ya'll later!!

Spotlight Winner!

I just found out that I was the Spotlight winner in March over at the Cricut sight. My project was accepted and I WON! I picked out the Mickey and Friends cartridge, I can't wait to get it. It will jazz up the album I am going to do from our Disneyworld trip this past April. If you click here you can read the newsletter with my announcement in it!!

2 Years Old... and Growing

Put this LO together this morning. Titan has become very interested in "Paints" So, I let him do a few hand prints for this LO. He tried his best at keeping still so I could get the best print, but as you can see he got a little wiggly! lol. Around the border I wrote all his favorite things: words, shows, expressions, etc. I used chalk around the photo to make it "pop" I didn't want to embellish it too much, I felt like it would take away from not only the pic, but the handprints (I think the handprints are embellishments enough)

I have a few projects I am working on, so keep checking back. I am trying to get back into the Scrap mode, but working and Mommyhood ties up a lot of my time right now!

Monday, May 5, 2008


I have been out of the scrappin' loop for quite some time now. I was in Alaska for a month and then four days after returning from that trip, I left again to Disneyworld with my family for a week. Not only that, I started a part-time job, which right now is a little more than part-time, so I haven't had any time to scrap! :( I have so much to do and have no time to do it in. I'll be working on the rest of my son's First Year album here soon, I'll post something sometime this week.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Easter Card

My first Easter card for the season. I have so many projects that need to be completed! I decided to do my Easter cards simple this year so that I can finish up on other things. TFL!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

"Hi" Cards

Here are 2 cards that I recently finished up on to send with my RAK's!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: DCWV; Letters: Thickers; Glitter Cardstock: DCWV; Flowered paper: KI Memories-Pop Culture

Supplies: Patterned Paper: DCWV; Ribbon: variety pack from Costco; Felt letters: Thickers; Other: scalloped scissors

Friday, February 22, 2008

"First Christmas" LO- Part 2

Here's the other page to my ds's First Year Album- Christmas page.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

"First Christmas" LO- Part 1

I put this LO together earlier this evening. It is my oldest ds's 1st Christmas. This will be a 2 page LO but I haven't started the first page yet. I am trying to finish up his "First Year Album" so, one page down & forever more to go.

I decided to go with a photo block and then have a button border, I wanted to pull the bright colors from the pic onto my LO! Off I go to start the first page for this spread!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

New Storage

I picked these up at JoAnn's today! They were on clearance, 50% off! I got all 4 of them for under $6.00, what a deal! I just love the colors & print of them. I'll post later on what I use them for!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

I was tagged by Miss Onigur!!

Rules of being "Tagged"
1. You have to post the rules before you answer.
2. You must list 1 fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. (Use Maiden name if not middle)
3. After you are tagged, you need to update your blog with your middle name and your answers.
4. At the end of your blogpost, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave a comment on their blog stating they have been tagged, and they need to reach your blog for details!)

My middle name is LYNN, as well as yours Miss Onigur.. so here is mine :)

L- Lived in Alaska for most of life, just moved to Washington 2 years ago and am moving back to Alaska at the end of April.
Y- Young, Married & a Mommy! Had my son at 19!
N- Neat- I am a very organized person and too much of a perfectionist!!
N- Never been to the East coast- I would love to see that side of the country sometime in my life!

So, I now only need to tag *4* people and those people are:

Leslie, Rachel, Sam & Jessica

Friday, February 15, 2008

Altered Idea & Address Book

I found these 2 books at Wal-Mart on clearance. They came as a set and were marked down to $2.50! One of them is a journal (big one) and the other is an address book. I really liked the look of them and am totally into brown, so I had to buy them. I just thought they needed some "love" SO, I put a few things on them to add some character! The journal I plan on using to store ideas, tips, sketches, etc. The address book I am going to use for all the CKMB members contact info that I have acquired through swaps, RAKs, etc. Here is how they turned out:

Supplies: flower background pp; KI Memories-Pop Culture; pink letters: Thickers; green lettered chipboard: QVC 900+ piece pack; flower: KI Memories; ribbon: Aunt Gerti's Garden; felt bird: Oriental Trading; other: sticker

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Christmas in February??!!

I just got my order from Oriental Trading in the mail today, and I am so excited. All these new goodies to work with! I got all these on sale plus free shipping! Woo hoo!