Friday, March 25, 2011

I love to watch her read...

This week Crate Paper offered up a fantastic sketch challenge. I had so much fun with t. Used the new Emma's Shoppe for my layout. I love the colors and designs in these papers and thought they went perfectly with this picture of Kimmy. When I first purchased these papers I was afraid I would not be able to use them on my current photos, because my girls are older. I was so wrong. These papers can easily work for my pictures of the older girls.

I used Playhouse paper for my base, and layered on some of the book strips from the Book paper. I cut some squares from the Quilts paper. This really helped me to capture the essence of this picture.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Scrappiest..sketch 110

Another guard picture of Amanda... been taking a bunch of these pictures.
For this sketch I flipped it a bit. Used a lot of stuff my stash.

another sassy sketch...

This has to be one of my favorites from yesterday. I absolutely love this picture of Amanda..I wish it was not so camera will not be here soon enough. Hey FujiFilm...are you sure you can't release your new cameras before April 15th......I need it now!!!!!!!!

This is for the March 7th Sassy Lil Sketches sketch. Lots going on in this all the layers and room for dimension.
I chose to use fancy Pants Togetherness line for this layout because I rally liked the subdues patterns and prints, as they do not take away from the photo itself, they just compliment it.

Sassy Little Sketch March #2

I have been scrapping up a storm this week....well really only yesterday, but I spent almost all day scrapping. I really needed that break!
Here is one I did for Sassy Lil Sketches, the March 14th sketch. Again I dug into some older pictures for this one. I also dug into my stash and used some older October Afternoon.

Times 2

For anyone who has not figured it out already... I love Sketches. I love to flip them, turn them, manipulate them ..any which way I love Sketches. This week I fell in love with the sketch over at Sketchy Thursday to be their April GCT, part of the challenge was also to use spring colors...that was a little tough for me. I am more of a fall color type scrapper. Here is my take on this challenge.... I have had this pic of Amanda and Dan since early spring last year...they loved spending time gardeing together. When The new Bo Bunny Vicky B line arrived on my door step yesterday afternoon I knew it was perfect for this pciture. I especially love the "growing memories" sticker.
But wait, I loves this sketch so much I used again for this layout. My favorite toy as a child was my Simon game. I hate that they do not make this game anyomre because I know my kids would love it. We spent many many evenings playing this as a family and it holds many good memories.

Happy St. Patty's Day

I am fully German, but hubby is partly the girls love St. Patty's Day. amanda was actually upset it did not fall on a school day...she really wanted to dress to the nines covered in green and shamrocks.

We do not have real traditions for today, but it appears that we are starting one. Last year, I was trying to be a good mom( lol) and make green eggs and ham. Well, when I started cooking th ham steak it was GREEN, and I did not add anything to it. We ended up eating at Carraba's for dinner. Yesterday our fridge and freezer decided to stop making cold I joking asked Dan if we are going to Carraba's for dinner tonight..and he said I guess we are going to be starting a new trdition...Italian on St. Patty's! Atleast I can get myself some green beer!

On a side note...I love that Dan bought the extended warranty when we got our fridge. Not only will it get fixed for no money oop, but I will re-imbursed up to $200.00 for all the food that spoiled. Way to go hubby!!!!!!!

Wanna be published????

That is the question they asked this past week over on the Cosmo Cricket blog....and even though I am aware there is no chance in H.....L, I love the sketch and love Cosmo,( who doesn't) so I had fun playing with the sketch. Some lucky lady is going to be published in my #1 favorite scrapbook magazine...SCRAPBOOK TRENDS! Just in case you have been living under a rock...or a pile of scrapbbok papers, scissors, ink or whatever else is covering your have to peek at this magazine. It has the best inspiration pieces and stories.
I love the fact these 2 awesome companies have teamed up. What a great combination!
I used some old photos I just found stashed in a box, man did they bring back memories. Not, that I am sure I would want to go back to that time...even though it sure was great. I am feeling old though, as I have only 2 years until Amanda is wearing one of these robes.
I chose to use one of my favorite lines.. Circa 1934. The colors worked perfectly with the colors of our graduation robes and tassles. I love the chipboard emebellishments along with the fabulous cardstock stickers.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A little late....

but better than not at all......right??? This is the layout I did for the Sassy Lil Sketch sketch last week. I finished it ontime but forgot to upload it to their link.....oops.

Also, It is already Tuesday and that means I missed Meal Plan Monday... probably because we are not going to be home for dinner most of the week.
Monday...everyone fend for yourself....everyone was someplace apart.
Tuesday.... Amanda is cooking Pork Chops
Wednesday...Chicken Fried Rice and egg rolls
Thursday... Dan is cooking
Friday...Pulled Pork sandwiches at the Will Mclean Festival.
Saturday.....depends on what we decide to do, if we are home I will make Kimmy a meatloaf and mashed potatoes....she has been begging for this all week.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Future fashion designer?

I do not think she will go into fashion design....she hardly even carres if her clothes match. But she does love to draw and create. this Project Runway design toy was a big hit last year after Christmas. I really liked this sequence of pictures and thought they were perfect for this weeks Sketchy Thursday sketch.

Used lots of my older Cosmo Cricket on this as well as lots of stash stuff....thickers, Sassafras Lass alpha. I love using pieces off the paper borders on my the material girl and inspiration tags on this one.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Findings on Friday.....

Since it is Friday I thought I would do a little recap of some of my faves from this week.
The first is this layout By Brooke which was layout of the week over at Studio Calico.

Next is this one By Kinsey Wilson-- I love the way she cut hte paper and turned it into flowers, and I am so stealing htis title!

LISTENING: telephones ringing and the normal ICU commotion
EATING: Subway Italian BMT on wheat
DRINKING: Cherry coke....they were out of Dr. Pepper and diet Dr. hoo
WEARING: old scrubs... I so need to get some new ones.
FEELING: content
WANTING: to be scrapbooking
NEEDING: to do laundry when I get home
THINKING: about Amanda's guard competition at Jefferson tomorrow
WONDERING: if Kimmy is having a good time with daddy at the fishing expo
WEATHER-- PERFECT!!!!!!!! Mid-upper 70's, blue sky and a light breeze

Here is a catch-up on my project 365. Still going strong.

Day 63-- Amanda after her FBS concert band performance. Straight excellent on performance, straight superior on sight reading. Day 62-- Strawberry smoothies...awesome afternoon snack.
Day 61- Amandas gotta a new bag. Her other backpack broke.
Day 60- The crew walking home from school...actually missed Kimmy in the picture because she walked up to take Mollie for a walk.
Day 59- Chillin in mom's bed, playing on Guffins....just chillin out before bed.
Day 58- Happy good eats...Kimmy and her Gingerbread chocolate chip cookie. She gave him a heart.
Day 57-- Only the best place to get a cuban. Picked one up on our way to get a new stove.

Day 55- Amanda immediately after having 4 teeth pulled. So sorry baby...but one day you will be happy about this.

Day 56- Dan being Dan....yeah I am taking a picture of you...what you gonna do about it????Day 54- You have to love depositing a check at 6am...being able to do this via ATM makes life so much easier.
Day 53---Dan bought me a new scratch-off ticket. Took me almost 20 minutes to scratch it and find out I won $10.00.
Day 52- loving my new paper racks for scrapbooking. Dan even helped me put them up. Now he wants me to fill them up.... He does not know what he is here I come!
Day 51-- Kimmy made daddy peanut butter cookies all by herslef.

Day 50- 2nd place again at Plant City High. So proud of you girls...keep up the good work!Day 49--- Amanda and Hannah..Hannah spent the night.