Thursday, February 25, 2010

Happy Birthday, Molly Joy!

My BFF Sarah's sweet little girl, Molly just turned 2! I just can't believe it! I remember the day she was born (her twin brothers were hanging out at my house so Grandma could be with Sarah during the delivery). She was so tiny, perfect and beautiful. It is such fun watching her grow. Isabel loves her and Collin tries to make her laugh every time we play together. So, in honor of Molly's birthday, I made a little mini album about her. I (are you ready for this?) broke out my stash of Sassafrasslass. The holy grail of paper (okay, I say that about quite a few brands, but, anyway). And I CUT INTO IT! Whew! Now that is true love for Molly. I kept it as simple as possible (she is only 2) and refrained from my usual flowers and buttons, since the likelyhood of them getting pulled off is pretty high. LOL

The card is made with the new Once Upon a Princess. Love that cart! So cute and lots of fun things on it! Girly, but with some boy options, too. So here it is. In all it's glory. And in my opinion, the pictures of my Molly are truely the highlight.I have been sending birthday cards to all of the kids at our church and thought I would make a new set. Change it up a bit. Get a little crazy. Okay, they are not that crazy, but I have been doing the same design for a few months now (I make them in bulk) and thought it was time for a fresh take on it. :) Seriously...loving the party hats...especially on the bunny. The animlas are all Studio G stamps. I keep it simple since I have to make so many of them. :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Cosmo Cricket Craziness...lots to show you...

I really need to stop reading message boards. They are like the bad girl in school who smokes in the bathroom and tries to get you to skip class. I might as well get a pink ladies jacket because I am easily influenced. Sale at Tuesday Mornings you say? I have to find some way to pop in there. LOL And I went. And I shopped. And, OH MY GOODNESS! I found such great deals! Really cute embellies for only 99 cents or less...
And (are you ready for this?) a fantastic deal on a Cosmo Cricket Craft Kit. An overflowing box of everything I need to make a plethera (totally fun word) of projects. Want to see? I thought you might.

And inside the box there was....a set of 2 8x8 albums...a tag album...a chipboard album and a mini book...and.....

a card banner...picture frames...magnetic frames for the cube...and....

adhesive, paper, embellishements, ribbon....and.....Alphabets (stickers, chipboard and cardstock), chipboard embellishments and stickers.A $50 kit for only...$15 dollars!!! It is beautiful and it has everything I need to finish a bunch of projects. Cool, huh? They had it in a pink set and a blue one. I got pink. I should have gotten several, but wanted to spread the wealth. :)

Besides shopping, I did manage to eek out 2 cards this week. I found some GREAT inpiration. Mojo Monday inspired this one:

This next card was inspired by:

Enjoy your weekend. :) I'm hoping to play with my new Once Upon a Princess Cartridge.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snow Day....and not getting much done.

Oh, give me a home, with sound proof walls...and an ability to stick my kids in a room and ignore them. LOL Okay, I am way to good of a mom to do that. Therein lies the problem. I just care too stinkin' much about my kids. So I interact with them...and have very little time left for me! Oh, what a world! What a world!

On the bright side, I did get a Mojo Monday card done. What? It's Tuesday, you say? I so did not need to hear that. Why would you even tell me that? What is wrong with you? Seriously?

Here is the link to the inspiration (even though you don't deserve it):

And here is what I came up with:

And just because I can't just show you ONE are 2 oldie but goodies I made a while back.
I may be back. I'm hoping to play some more tonight.

A break through and some goodies!

If you have seen my scrapbook room, you might just notice the massive amount of paper I have. You need cardstock right? And I don't want to run out, so....I have a lot of that. And patterned paper is so pretty! And it comes and gos so quickly that I feel the need to own it now before they discontinue it. I have stacks of single sheets of patterned paper and about 25 different stacks from companies from Basic Grey to Sassafrass Lass. Sigh. I am in paper heaven. I knew Michaels was getting in some new things so I decided to pop in there on Saturday when Billy took the kids to the pet store (they are right by each other after all!). And there it was! Paper that made me gasp. Pretty paper that I have no idea what I will do with it, but it is so beautiful I had to buy it. By the time I got the discount on it, it only cost me $10 and change, so the price was great. But how to sneak it past Billy...LOL To my surprise, I showed him the paper when we met at the van and HE LOVED IT! Called it art and said we should frame some of it!!! Seriously doing the happy dance about that! No guilt trips. No "how much paper do you need" speech. For one brief moment we were one about my paper addiction. Sigh. Doesn't get any better than that. Want a peek at the bonding paper? I'm warning's too pretty to pass up.
I found this great MM package of baby embellishments on clearance there, too. Love all of the different pieces and it doesn't have to be just for baby items.
They had some new Studio G stamps, too. I am trying to cut down on my addiction to those and use what I have, but come on. This bunny was begging to come home with me.
I have been seeing alot of cool paper flowers and embellishments made out of book pages. I love my books and have no intention of ripping them up, even for the sake of art, so I made a quick trip to Goodwill to see what I could find. I managed to find a thesaurus and one of my favorite books, Turn of the Screw. I can't wait to rip them apart. I found some cotton twine, too. Good deals!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Once Upon a Princess...

Yep. I just ordered it! Isabel is very excited and even Collin thinks it is cool that we can make a 3D castle. But not in pink mommy. In grey. And make it look like rocks. And I can smash it in a battle. And you can just make me a new one. LOL Happy to oblige, little man. I'm sure it will only take an hour or two to assemble.

Here is a pic. of some of the cuts. I think I will be able to use it for a lot of things and I got a GREAT deal on it. $36 shipped to me! Please get here soon!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!

One thing I love about my scraproom is that it is a really warm yellow color. Originally, I picked the paint for Isabel (it was her room first) and every little girl needs a room painted the same color as Winnie the Pooh, don't you think? When we switched rooms, I decided to keep the color (boy, was Billy confused...he was sure I would want to paint...I think he was disappointed). When the sun shines in, the whole room glows. And when it is gloomy out (winter in Indiana...pretty much a given) the room makes me feel not so grey. I am a natural light kind of girl, so yellow is a good color for me.
So this weekend we went to Indy to go to the Children's Museum. It was the last weekend for the Barbie exhibit. Talk about crowded! I loved seeing all of the different dolls and there were lots of activities for little girls to do.
The girls could dress up and do a fashion show, too. Isabel has quite a model walk. LOL Very serious and sloooooow!
It was a fun day and my ulterior motive for planning this trip was to try and sneak in a stop at Archivers. Lafayette has the big box craft stores, but I miss the personalization and focus that a LSS has to offer. I was on a budget, but I enjoyed browsing (Billy kept himself and kids busy so I would not feel rushed) and saw so many pretty things and got lots of ideas. My spending tended to be more practicle. I opted for things I could get alot of use out of...stamps. LOL Like I don't have enough of those. They were re-setting for new, fun products, so their clearance section was HUGE! I got the following stamp sets for $20 total. Right in my budget. :)

You don't think I'd leave you without a peek of what I have been working on, do you? Never! I did finish 2 cards...and no, Pam, I'm afraid they are not for you, this time. :)