Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
I've been noticing a few trends lately. Maybe it is just me.
*Purple. This line and this line both have my affection. It used to be the least favorite color to work with by a lot of people. Now it is everywhere!
*Lots of grey and yellow combos. These alphas and this paper line are delish.
*Hand stitching is all over the place.
*Lots of flowers and ornately embellished pages (handmade and store bought alike.)
*Using two or more types of fonts/stickers in a title.
*Digital elements and/or hybrid scrapping
*Border punches, border punches, border punches. Everywhere.
*Texture on everything--is anyone else addicted to the embossing templates like I am?
What have you been into lately? Feel free to share your favorite trend right now!!
Enjoy your day!!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
We're pretty hyped about the big new movie coming out in a couple months. With two boys in our house who love the first Toy Story and its sequel, I can't tell you how excited they are to see this one. This is the official trailer for the upcoming movie.
I'm a little biased. A dear friend from high school works at Pixar out in sunny CA, and he's been taunting me on facebook about it. He promises me that we won't be disappointed. (Remind me to post his email in case it turns out poorly--lol!) Jack, just kidding. Here is another link Jack shared with me, for those of you who also want to know more.
You can check out the official Disney-Pixar Toy Story website here. Lots of cool games and links for the kids. Or the adults.
If you're looking for an awesome deal, be sure to check this out. All over this one.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Triple Berry Trifle
1 prepared pound cake, cubed
1 (10 ounce) package frozen blueberries
1 (10 ounce) package frozen raspberries
1 (10 ounce) package frozen blackberries
1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1/2 cup milk
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups whipped cream
Place half of cubed cake in bottom of large glass serving bowl. Layer half the berries on top of the cake.
In mixing bowl, combine pudding mix, milk, condensed milk and 1 cup whipped cream. Stir well. Pour half of mixture over frozen berries.
Repeat the above three layers of cake, berries, and custard.
Top custard with remaining cup of whipped cream.
Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour or in refrigerator for 2-3 hours, enough for berries to thaw before serving.
And Happy Easter.
Friday, March 26, 2010
First, we have Katelyn's party. I love the colors and the food display:
Next is a party by Brooke:
The boys need to be represented...this party for Evan is too cute...
Or this awesome party for Creed...
And finally, this isn't a birthday party, but a totally fun party for the Oscars!
So...are you inspired? I'd love to hear about your past parties for your kids or yourself! And I will be back sometime next week with the photos from Mirielle's big event. I bet you will recognize some of the ideas that I took straight from these photos! :)
Thursday, March 25, 2010
proves that fact. so lets get your creative juices flowing! here is a challenge for you:
i challenge you to do a LAYOUT about someone you share a special bond with,
i want you to include scallops and at least one heart.
need a little extra help? here are a couple sketches to get you jump started!
Yesterday I felt the urge to play with my markers...
I grabbed a few cups and started goofing around. I love the Glitz heart paper in the April Project kit, and took some inspiration from the hearts and started to doodle...
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Traffic Jam - Sarah Hodgkinson cut hers in a circle and sanded. It really helps here title pop.
Little Bird is by Sarah H too!
How simple and cool is this card?
This really cool page uses some of the Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions.
Now I am read to cut, rip, sand and play! How about you?
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Glad to see you! How was your weekend?
I got a moment or two to scrap with the April WIP kit...
...and some of that rockin' Core Impressions Cardstock...
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Here is one new gadget that I just love! It may not be new to you but to me it is! There is a way to make stand alone pages. Now you may ask why do I need them? Well if you may have a scrapbooking resume that you would like to link to your blog but dont want an entire blog decicated to it? This is it! It's like a blog post that will not be added to your normal posts. You can have it on your sidebar and edit it at any time!
Here is a screen shot of where you can find it
Go to New Post and on the top where I have circled in red it says edit pages. You will click on New Page and proceed. Add what you'd like. If you ever want to edit it you can go back to the same spot and pick the page and edit! So easy!
Other ideas for this page:
*All about me page
*All about your family page
*Links to your favorite places
I mean the list can go on and on......
I hope that this is new to some of you! I love it and use it all the time!
Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!
Friday, March 19, 2010
I'm absolutely giddy with delight about this stuff!! It's in my hot little hands, and is ready to ship out!! Here is a close up of the individual sheets that are in addition to the paper packs:
...to catching up on this blog...I'm hopelessly addicted (thanks, Amy!)
...to teaching a class tonight at a friend's house (thanks Deb & Tina!)
...to planting my wheat grass and watching it grow.
...to a wonderful weekend with some old friends.
Hope you all enjoy yours, too...
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
In other news...
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
can you feel it?
the sun is up longer.
and how wonderful is that?
up here in cold country spring takes its sweet and precious time to wake up.
we celebrate every moment that spring peeks its pretty little head out.
like watching the first robin make her appearance by the bird feeder...
or notice how the sun is now trying to melt the ice off the back patio...
or simply getting outside every sunny, warm moment there is.
to celebrate these early signs that spring still is a God-given season...
i scrap a layout that makes me think spring.
and for our family that includes a celebration of new life...
so i challenge you today...
go make spring on paper.
layer up the flowers...
and don't ever forget the butterflies.
throw a stamp or two on there too!
and use up the rest of that lovely march wip kit while you are at it too.
and celebrate the season of growth and beauty that is just beginning to appear.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
full set of Jillibean Soup green corrugated cardboard letters, 1 Imaginesce Clear Stamp--boom box, Cosmo Cricket JoyRide cardstock stickers, Crate Paper Brook cardstock stickers, Cosmo Cricket chipboard alphas--School House, 1/2 yard orange gingham ribbon, 3 fabric flowers (etsy), 6 Jenni Bowlin buttons--green, Tim Holtz distressing ink pad--wild honey, full pack of Martha Stewart vellum flowers,
die cuts (tree & banner).
April Project Kit--$22
Contents of this kit includes: 8 Papers (1 American Crafts, 2 Bazzill, 2 Glitz Design, 2 Collage Press, 1 Creative Imaginations), Collage Press
Red Alphas, Jenni Bowlin Tiny Type alphas--brown, Jenni Bowlin Alpha Bingo Cards in Red, 2 yards purple grosgrain ribbon, 6 chipboard pennants, 6 cardstock pennants, 6 4x6 banner pennants, 6 purple labels, 6 green chipboard pieces, 1 purple file folder, 40" purple festooning, 5 labels, 20 punched rabbits, 12 mini cotton balls, 5 crocheted doilies (etsy).
**Projects this month will include: Bunny Collage, 2 banners (Spring and Easter), and a File Folder Mini Book.
April Add-On Kit--$25