Friday, August 26, 2011

Blog Birthiversary Info

To My Fabulous Followers,

Today I am sharing some great news with you.  On September 1st I will be hosting my first Blog Hop for my first Blog Birthiversary.  The ANYTHING GOES blog hop.  I love all things crafty and have recently tried my hand on some new to me things and want to share them with you.  The hop will kick off a weeks worth of giveaways.  The rules are simple.  Be a follower and post a comment each day.  For an extra daily entry post my giveaway for the day to your blog with a link back to the giveaway and then leave a second comment.  I have lots of stuff to give away.  I have filled 5 flatrate envelopes that are ready to mail with all kinds of different goodies and I am also giving away 2 cartridges.  Check back each day beginning September 1st and enter to win!

Thank you for the last year!
I have had so much fun sharing the things I have created and reading all your comments.

To many more,

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Something's Missing

Dylan lost his first tooth...finally.  Most of the kids started losing their teeth in Kindergarten.  He lost his first on Jan 21, 2011 about half way through first grade.  He was so excited but nervous at the same time.  I had to convince him that I was not going to pull on the twine, just tie it around the tooth, hanging by nothing.
I used SU paper.  The colors are perfect for boy pages,  marina mist, soft suede, not quite navy and crumb cake.  I used the tooth fairy from A Child's Year.
I let Dylan pick the twine color and thought it would be cute to use the same color and tie it around the tooth.
The "somethings" letters are from Birthday Bash and the shadow was welded with the Gypsy.  The "missing" are from Wild Card.  I dotted all the i's with gem brads then added some ribbon in the back ground.
I really like pages that have a lot going on but I have come to realize that I will never get caught up if I do every page like that.  I decided to do some simple layouts along the way so that I will still have those special memories in the books but also have time to make more.

Here's to keepin' is simple and makin' more memories.


P.S. don't forget that my one year Blog Birthiversary is coming soon and there will be lots going on....all week!

Friday, August 12, 2011

So Sweet

In October of last year we went to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.  A great friend of our was able to get us all access passes for the entire weekend.  (you know who you are THANKS!!).  With the passes we were able to get VIP parking each day along with breakfast, lunch and snacks.  The kids loved that they could have ice cream...EVERYDAY!
I got this paper from a crop and loved the colors.  It totally reminds me of ice cream treats.  Don't you think?  I found 2 different "so sweet" phrases on my G and then added the triple scoop from Sweet Treats.
I used my clear star pen to doodle around the edges and added some bling to each phrase.
I used my dots embossing folder on a few of the scoops and viola.  All done.
Short, SWEET, and to the point.

P.S.  You may not know this but my ONE YEAR BLOG BIRTHIVERSARY is coming soon.
Stay tuned for a week long celebration to begin on September 1st.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

My First Pasta

I LOVE THIS PAGE!  My son always has and still loved his pasta.  He is a little less messy now that he is 7 years old.  (yes, I'm behind). 
I used From my Kitchen and a couple of other cartridges for this LO.
The paper was perfect.  It is kind of a muted orange just like the sauce that was all over the place.
I used the backside of the paper to make a frame and pulled the other colors in the LO from the little stars.  I didn't want everything to be orange.  The sign was cut in Baja Breeze and Red Rose.
The pasta bowl was cut from Blue Bayou.  I knew that I wanted to have something that looked like pasta in the bowl and hanging from the fork.  Some people suggested string but it was not quite thick enough.  I tried to use some cream colored hot glue but it melted too much and instead of being stringy it just all melted together.  My friend Irene had this yarn that was a little thinner that regular yarn and a little different texture.  I like the way this looked much better than compared to the other options I tried.  I really like how the fork looks...almost makes me hungry!
I cut these tabs to spell messy and attached them to one of the photos.
Here is a little better view. 

Now for something else....My one year Blog Birthiversary is fast approaching September 1st.
Stay tuned for some fun!!!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Pony Rides

During the summer someone has to watch after the little people.  I found a great place that is right around the corner from the office.  Each day during the summer the school has some kind of activity planned for the kids.  They have water days, cooking, crafts and other fun things.  A few years ago they brought in Pony Rides. 
Syd was about 20 months old in these pictures.  She squealed with delight when the attendant put her on the Pony.  It was hilarious!
For this LO I used Paper dolls and Old West.
I picked up the papers at a crop for .10 each, what a steal!  I loved that they were the same design but definitely boy and girl.  The colors in the paper matched perfectly with Stampin Up Sage Shadow, Melon Mambo and Soft Suede.
I added some bling to the girly side and popped up the horseshoe on both.
I tied some twine around the wooden barrel and popped it up too.
I colored the mane and tail of each horse using water color crayons and a blender pen.  I love the wiggly eyes but you already knew that.  I added a matching pink bow on the girly pony.
I was going to leave the wheelbarrow empty but a friend had these cute flowers that were perfect.  I added both colors in light and dark to tie everything together.  Then added a few to the opposite page too and blinged the middles.
I think they turned out pretty cute and the kids loved them! 
Hope you enjoyed!

The End