Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hoppy. Happy Easter!

We are getting ready to check out the baskets from E.B. (that's Easter Bunny for those of you that did not see the movie "Hop"). And then a big Easter Egg Hunt with lots of kiddos. 

Happy Easter!

(HOP decor from a Lickety Split kit)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Friday

I am looking forward to a short day at work and a weekend with family. The boys have no idea the fun they are going to have on Easter at the big Egg Hunt.

Hope you have a great Easter Weekend too.  I'll leave you with a couple of layouts I completed recently.

With my favorite ever Studio Calico kit, Metropolitan I made this to gather last year's Christmas cards in one place.

For This layout I used the Studio Calico Who's Who kit. This was probably one of my least favorite kits, mostly because the colors were to feminine and I am in a house of boys. So I took it as a challenge and used up almost every bit of the kit. Picture from our photo shoot with Maggie Holmes last year.

Happy Friday to you!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Back from CKC Mesa & ScrapTiffany Blog Hop Winner

The winner of my drawing from last weeks ScrapTiffany blog hop is posted below.

I got back from the best CKC scrapbook convention ever Saturday night. The rest of the weekend was super busy too....

Sunday we took the boys to the Garden Railroad Train Tour and came home to have my computer crash on me, Mike had to take it to Best Buy to get it fixed for me.

I had Monday off of work, so after Nicholas got out school we went to see the Easter Bunny (Jackson would not go near him)

We dyed Easter Eggs in the afternoon...

It was a great long weekend, that ended with Nicholas waking up in the middle of the night Monday with the stomach flu, and me feeling sick too. But all in all it was a great weekend, and I think Nicholas was already feeling better this evening.

Here's a quick recap of the convention.  I will have a full review of my classes after I finish up my projects in the next couple of weeks.

This year's convention was....

Having 2 fun filled days with 2 fabulous friends (and another in spirit, who was home with her sick baby)....

Taking 8 awesome classes with 5 fabulous teachers, making 16 fun layouts, a mini book and 2 cards that I love....

Meeting 3 superstar Studio Calico girls (Lorie, Nicole H and Kelly Purkey)....

Receiving a few great giveaways....

Shopping....lots and lots of shopping....

Here is a recap of my shopping finds

Just when I thought I had all the Studio Calico goodness I could ever need....(okay I didn't really think that)....I of course did some stocking up at the SC booth.

A great deal found on a Slice cartridge, an awesome Fancy Pants book for altering, the one Distress Ink color I did not own....

Some new Basic Grey. A cute Easter altered project

And some Glitz Design goodies those brown woodgrain mini letters that I had been coveting, circle stamps I was drooling over, and my favorite Glitz line ever....

I have been going to the CKC Mesa show for years, and this was definitely the best all around show. The vendor fair was awesome, there was a good selection of shopping and a much improved selection of newer products. The classes we took had awesome teachers and great layouts that we loved. 

And finally, I have drawn a winner from last week's ScrapTiffany blog hop.

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Blogger Mary Ellyn said...

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April 13, 2011 6:38 AM

Congrats Mary Ellen!  I came home with some scrappy goodness including some Studio Calico, Basic Grey, and more. I sent you an e-mail so you can claim your goodies.

Friday, April 15, 2011

All In One - A ScrapTiffany Challenge & a 2 Page Layout!

It’s Friday…

I have a 4 day weekend…

And I am off to the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Mesa for the next 2 days!

We are staying overnight at the convention hotel .  So what could be better….

A girls weekend filled with…

…all things scrapbooking
…girl talk
…no kids (I’ll though I will miss them terribly)
…lots of classes

I call that…nirvana.

Before I head off, I am sharing today’s ScrapTiffany challenge on stamping. I have been dabbling a bit with embossing powders again, American Crafts Zing to be exact. I also have been on a roll scrapping our vacation from last October.

Here is my take on this week’s challenge…

I have been doing a few more two pagers lately and using lots of my favorite photos from our vacation. It’s fun to switch it up a bit.

Nicholas was impressed with the heat gun for embossing. He kept telling me to do it again. I love that one of my boys is already hanging out with me in my craft room. His future wife will sure appreciate me (may she be a scrapbooker or crafter). LOL!

Have a great weekend!

I’ll be back on Sunday to post the winner from the ScrapTiffany Blog Hop!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

ScrapTiffany Recycled Blog Hop

Welcome to the ScrapTiffany Recycled Blog Hop! I am your first stop and I am so excited you are joining us! 
You should be arriving here from the ScrapTiffany blog.  If you have landed here first, head on back to the ScrapTiffany blog to start hopping!
We are all going to have some fun with Recycling today and tomorrow.  I used to own a scrapbook kit club, and we would often split products for our kits. One month we used chipboard from My Mind’s Eye that came in these buckets that looked so cute filled with glittered chipboard shapes.
I ended up with tons of these and it seemed so wasteful to just toss them, so for the past 2 years they have been recycled in several different ways for fun little gifts.
This seemed like the perfect item to dress up for Easter with a bit of papers I didn’t plan to use and a few tools from my stash.
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Punch a thin and thick border20110409-DSC07730
Punch 3” scallop circle to cover lid20110409-DSC07731
Adhere punched borders to pail

Break out the embossing powder, versamark and stamps20110409-DSC0773320110409-DSC07734
Start Zinging….20110409-DSC0773520110409-DSC07736
Cut out a cute chick and layer eggs around the pail with pop dots20110409-DSC07738
Tie with ribbons, fill with jelly beans and give them to your favorite Easter Bunny.
I am going to the CKC Mesa Scrapbook Convention this weekend. I will be bringing some goodies back to give away to a commenter from this post.

So follow me and leave a comment for a chance to win. (I will pay for US postage, and would be happy to give away to an international winner if you help out with the postage and cover the difference).

Winner will be posted when I get back on Sunday.

Thanks for hopping by!

Next stop on the Blog Hop is Katie

Happy Hopping!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Love Fridays and a ScrapTiffany Challenge

Even when it means Saturday morning I must get up early and get our taxes done.  I am sure we will get a refund, and even knowing that I always put it off as long as possible. I guess I just don’t like to spend a weekend that way.

Today is a layout challenge at ScrapTiffanySassy Lil Sketches provided this cute sketch for us to use:


The ladies over at ScrapTiffany have lots of fun takes on it.  Here was mine:


I loved these pictures from our vacation last year at Disneyland, and was happy to finally get them on a page.

And here is another layout I did recently, my little man is a bit messy most the time. Maybe one day he won’t be and then we can just remember when he was “into everything”

Partly Sunny MichelleCarr-3

I can dream anyway.

Well, I am off to get some routine blood work before finishing out the work week.

Have a great weekend!