My husband sent this to me …. TOO CUTE!
My husband sent this to me …. TOO CUTE!
BasicGrey has done it again! They have put together an ALBUM KIT for a screaming deal (check out the details below)! There are two choices available and each one is jam-packed with all of the supplies you will need to create a WONDERFUL album!
And lucky for me and you, BasicGrey has given me one of these kits to give away to one of my readers! To be entered in my Album Kit Giveaway please leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Saturday, May 4th, 2013. :) The winner will be announced Sunday, May 5th. Good luck to everyone!
Just wanted to remind you that you have until midnight on Sunday night to leave a comment for the Creative Spaces Volume 2 GIVEAWAY. Scroll down or CLICK HERE to go directly to that post.
Good luck and Enjoy Your Weekend!
I have a confession … I haven’t started on any of my Christmas shopping. GULP! I know! I gotta get a move on! I’m on a mission to hit the stores today, but I thought I would let you know in case you don’t see me around here much over the next couple of weeks.
I do have a couple of quick cards to share with you today. The first one is an invitation I made for a Christmas dinner I hosted at our house last night for the young women (and their moms) from my church.
It’s a card file designed by Lori Whitlock and is available in the Silhouette Online Store. I’m sooooo thankful for predesigned files like this when I am in a hurry. They allow me to still get the handcrafted look I adore on projects without having to sit down and figure out a design.
I was in the mood to play with my Copics and stamped out a few images (KaiserCraft Tiny Woods stamps) to play around with. I was experimenting with creating a wintry feel with these images by coloring everything with blue tones. The card and banner shapes were cut using my Silhouette machine. The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp exclusive set designed by Kristina Werner. The little circles come from a My Mind’s Eye Follow Your Heart Be Happy stamp set. And the snowbank was embossed with my Cuttlebug machine and the Swiss Dots embossing folder.
Okay! Off to get some shopping done!
Have a great day!
Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday! I’m not much into the scary, icky part of it … but I can’t get enough of the fun, frivolous part where kids have an opportunity to dress up as their favorite characters while gathering a few treats.
(Image from Cricut website)
On the Cricut website they have posted several ideas for two AMAZING Halloween parties, and I’m happy to say that I was fortunate to contribute a few of the ideas on the kid party. You can check out both parties by CLICKING HERE. If you would like to see the projects I created a bit closer, you can click on the links below. The great thing is that you can download the Cricut Craft Room cutting file for each project and start cutting and assembling right away. There is also a PDF instruction sheet available to print out for each project (Click “View All Steps” tab and look for then click on the orange “View Printable PDF” button. )
I also created the Pumpkin Topiaries and Halloween Fry Boxes (with Kit Kat candy bars as the “french fries”), but I’m not sure why the links aren’t working for this projects right now. ??? Anyway, thanks for checking them out!
Hello Everyone! Yes! I’m still here … just busy getting back into the routine of things after a week-long vacation and school starting back up again. Are you in the mood for lots of pictures? I hope so, because I have a lot of fun ones to share with you today. If not … check back tomorrow for some project pics. (Hey, atleast I warned ya, right?!)
We spent the last week of our summer vacation in beautiful Lake Powell. Have you heard of Lake Powell? It is a HUGE manmade lake that lies across the borders of lower Utah and upper Arizona. There is no where else like it! We had a great time! My parents have a houseboat share there and invited the family to come along. Here we are the first night having dinner together at The Pointe Marina.
The first night we slept on the houseboat in the slip and then headed out the next morning to find a spot in Navajo Canyon. Here is Maryn soaking up some sun on the roof of the houseboat before we set sail.
Maryn hopped on a waverunner with dad, and went ahead with the guys to scout out a nice place for us to beach the houseboat for the week. Thankfully, our favorite beach was available and the boys saved it for us until the houseboat made it’s way up the canyon. They found this amazing sandcastle (also pictured above) on the beach and had fun posing with it. They told all the kids that they had built it while waiting for us to come. Hehehe!
The kids had a great time playing on the beach, swimming, and catching/releasing fish with their cousins all week long.
It’s hard to tell how tall and amazing the walls of the canyons are. To give you an idea, here is a picture of Jensyn and her cousins. They swam across the way to the canyon wall to climb up on a rock ledge and jump off a few times. Yep! They are those tiny specks of people! The water line has bleached out the rock, so in this picture you can’t even see where the dark orange rock is yet.
In our family, five of the nine grandkids have their birthdays within two and a half weeks of each other. Jensyn and Maryn actually celebrated their birthdays while in Lake Powell. Gramma and Grampa made the celebration special by celebrating all nine of the grandkids birthdays at once. We even decorated the houseboat with streamers and balloons (can’t really see them in this picture).
Gramma also planned lots of fun crafts to keep the kids entertained when they needed a break from the sun and water.
She gave all the girls mermaid barbies and the boys shark/fish toys. The girls had so much fun changing the colors of their Mermaids’ tails in the shower. LOL!
It was such a fun trip!!!! But all things eventually come to an end … and then it was back home and back to reality with the first day of school. This is the first year ALL of my kids are in school all day. Jensyn is a 9th grader this year! (I can’t believe it!) Owen is in 6th, Maryn started 4th grade, and Camryn is a first-grader.
Thanks for letting me share! I’ll be back tomorrow with a couple of back-to-school projects. Hope to see you then!
I’ve been having so much fun seeing pictures of everyone’s kids starting school. Doesn’t it bring back so many memories? My kids actually don’t start school until Tuesday, September 4th. So this is our last official week of summer.
I figured I better make the most of it . . . so I’m going to take aweek off from the ol’ blog to spend some time with my kids. Just wanted to let you know so that you don’t think I disappeared.
See you soon!
I have been a HUGE fan of Nancy Damiano for several years now. Her pages are always perfect! I mean, PERFECT! Gorgeous photography, with lots of photos and details. Her style is definitely something I wish mine was more like and I am in awe of the way she captures her memories so flawlessly.
You can imagine how excited I was when I heard from Nancy that she was going to be teaching a new class at Two Peas in a Bucket! Her class, Scrapbooking Family Vacations, is available NOW! I was so thrilled that Nancy asked me to contribute a couple of pages. I took a look through all of the class materials and am GIDDY as can be! This class is jam-packed with TONS of tips on organizing your memories, five instructional videos, PDF’s and overflowing with FIFTY STUNNING pages (FIFTY!) by Nancy and more of my favorite scrapbookers. Here is a description of the class. You can also go to the Two Peas website HERE to read more about it or to sign up.
Relive the magical memories you’ve shared with loved ones asGarden Girl Nancy Damiano takes you on a creative journey documenting your family vacations. From America’s favorite theme parks, cruises, road trips to day trips – we’ve got you covered! (Note: This workshop covers domestic travel only – we’ll tackle Europe & the world in a future workshop.)
So whether you’re still in the planning stages of this year’s vacation or sitting on stacks of old photos, Nancy’s got a plan for you! Join her as she guides you through a step-by-step process to divide, conquer and scrapbook those vacation photos.
Included in the workshop are 50 brand-new scrapbook pages showcasing a variety of family destinations, helpful, printable PDF’s and 5 brand new videos to walk you through the ins and outs of organizing and scrapbooking your vacation. Each video covers Nancy’s approach to tackling vacation layouts, her perspective on using design in your pages and the creation of a layout from start to finish.
Nancy and 2peas were generous to allow me to GIVEAWAY one spot in Nancy’s class here on my blog. To enter, please leave a comment on this post by midnight on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012. I will announce the winner next week. I promise, you do not want to miss this class!!!! Sooooo perfect for recording all of the memories you are making this summer.
Hi Everyone! I sooo meant to announce this sooner . . . I hope you’ll forgive me as our house was hit with a 24-hour stomach bug. Ugg. No fun. It hit me over the weekend and I still wasn’t feeling up to much this morning. I slept a lot and I’m hoping to feel more like myself tomorrow.
I wanted to hop on and let you know who the randomly selected WINNER of the $10 Studio Calico Gift Card was . . . CONGRATULATIONS to . . .