Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

First, congrats to LAUREL BEARD. You won some goodies from the last post! Email me with your address! :)

I hope everyone had a good Halloween! I love Halloween but with no little ones here, I decided to go visit my nieces and nephews. I took some shots of my nephew (J.T.) in his Halloween costume. As he likes to say, he was a "bootball player". LOL Here are a few of my favorites....I found an old football easter basket of Alex's. It worked perfectly with J.T.'s costume and he used it to collect his treats...He's such a cutie...That's all I got for now. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Treats(and giveaway)

Hello friends! TGIF! Anyone else feel that way? LOL

Thought I'd share some SIMPLE Halloween treats I made for the sweet kiddos in my life...
A close up of the clear treat boxes (by Stampendous).....
I filled the boxes with different candies and included a glow-in-the-dark bracelet. The tags were bought at a local craft store and I decorated the clear boxes by wrapping some patterned paper around it and die cutting a label from some ADORABLE Doodlebug patterned paper. I finished it off with stamping some greetings from Hero Arts. Super Simple...Next, I made a treat for a child who really isn't into chocolate. Gasp! :) So I bought some orange slices and created a treat bag to hold them taught to me by the sweet Jennifer McGuire (You can find the video HERE)...
Finally, a spider web bag that houses candy made from an envelope and a fun background stamp from Hero Arts. You can see the tutorial on how to make one HERE. So clever! ...Okay, now for your treat! Leave a comment on this post and tell me what your favorite Halloween candy is and I will pick a winner on Sunday night to receive some goodies!

Happy Halloween! :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Last of the Layouts

Happy Monday! I have one more layout to show you from my scrapping trip with Carla. This one is about me and Ted...

The journaling talks about the struggles that we face and how we work together through every challenge. I love this man and couldn't face a lot of this without him. I really wanted to do this LO because I didn't want all of our scrapbooks to display a "perfect life". I want to tell my story, good and bad. I love to record happy memories but it felt good to create one that talked about real struggles in our lives.

I hope you enjoyed all the layouts I've shared. I'll be back soon with some Halloween treat ideas!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Off he goes...

I feel like I haven't shared any family stuff lately so I thought tonight would be perfect. Alex just left with his sweet girlfriend (Ashley) to her homecoming dance....I took a few pictures (okay, who am I kidding? I took a whole bunch) of Alex before he went to pick her up. This is one of my favorites of him...Sigh. Sometimes when I look at him, I can still see that 10 year old boy that I first met. He has transformed into a wonderful young man right before my eyes. It's even sweeter seeing him in a relationship and being thoughtful, caring, and respectful towards her. Makes my heart want to burst. So very proud of him. Love you Alex!

Just had to share...have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Music Monday -Volume 3

Hi! Taking a break from Layout Shares and thought another Music Monday was in order. A few songs I'm into right now...






Hope you had a great Monday! Be back soon...

Saturday, October 16, 2010

6 years ago...

I made the best decision I ever made and married this man...

We just got home from Indy, where we spent the night last night and where we went antique shopping, where we enjoyed this beautiful fall weather, where we ate yummy food, and even where we went bowling (the first time ever since we've been together and I kicked his butt! LOL). It was such a nice time. We are heading out to dinner in a few minutes but I wanted to leave you with this card that I thought fit today's theme ;) ...
I made this for a gal who recently got married. It's a recipe for a happy marriage...I used some glossy accents on the bowl to make it shiny! ...Alright, off to enjoy some time with my hubby.
P.S. Happy Sweetest Day to all of you! :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Lots of Layouts-Day 5

So are you guys tired of layouts yet? :) I hope not because today I am sharing this school layout of Alex's first day of Senior year..

It was inspired by Nichol Magouirk's AMAZING school layout seen HERE. Carla and I were both drawn to Nichol's layout and Carla even made two layouts. You can see Carla's HERE.

Have a great night...see ya tomorrow! :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lots of Layouts-Day 4

I've had such a horrible day today so I'm going to keep this short and head to bed. I wanted to share a layout of Alex and his Grandpa. He passed away in April and we miss him every single day...I wanted it to have a nautical feel because he was in the navy....Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back soon...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Lots of Layouts- Day 3

Back today with this layout...I love this LO for a couple of reasons. I love that this was the very first photo taken of Alex and I. It was a cold winter night and we were in Ted's old truck just running errands when he snapped a picture of us. The picture was all beat up and I didn't have copies of it (pre-digital days) so I trimmed it down and used an older Making Memories frame to showcase it. I also love it because it features my favorite journaling that I've seen in a magazine....(forgive me, I have no clue who it was from or even what magazine but I wrote it down and tucked it away and thought it fit this perfectly)..."Maybe someday you'll look through these mounds of photographs and layouts I've made for you over the course of your life. Maybe you'll wonder what possessed me to spend so much time obsessing over your image and the words that accompany them. And then you'll reach this layout and know why....JUST BECAUSE I LOVE YOU." Such perfect words. I also love using up my older product....Thanks for stopping by! Be back tomorrow....

Monday, October 11, 2010

Lots of Layouts-Day 2

Hello! Back today with another layout. This one is about me turning the big 3-0. I've been hoarding that Jenni Bowlin butterfly rub-on for sometime and glad I got a chance to finally use it....Journaling: "Turning 30 was so scary for me. Luckily, I have 2 great guys that made it fun! June 2, 2010."

Carla was sweet enough to give me that slide overlay for my mini pictures....That's all I got for now. Be back tomorrow! Hugs!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lots of Layouts-Day 1

Hello Friends! Where did the weekend go!?

I know some of you probably think I don't scrapbook anymore because I have only been sharing cards. Well, I have SEVERAL layouts to share from my fabulous scrapbook weekend with Carla. A few weeks ago we decided to meet up at a hotel and scrap for an entire weekend. You can read all about it on Carla's blog post HERE. Carla, I had so much fun and can't wait to do it again! :)

So, since I have lots of layouts to share, I thought I would share one a day. The first one is pretty simple but one of my favorites of Alex. I just love this kid...Journaling: "You are living proof that teenagers can be caring, sweet, and mature."

You will notice that all of the layouts will have typed journaling from Carla's typewriter that she brought. It was by far my favorite tool from the trip. I must get one now! :)

Since the LO was so simple, I did want to add a bit more texture. It's hard to see but I added brads in the middle of some of the patterned paper's design...(Photo by Tine Hoffmann)

Thanks for stopping to watch Brother's and Sisters. I LOVE that show!

Be back tomorrow with another layout to share...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Happy Belated World Cardmaking Day!

So I know that WCMD was yesterday, but I still wanted to join in on the fun. HERO ARTS is doing a fun celebration this weekend. You still have time to play along. Check it out HERE.

I decided to use some Hero goodies on this card. I finally broke in my favorite bunny stamp. I used white flock on the bunny tails to add some texture.
I was in a spring kinda mood so I went with it and made another card...
A close up...Lovin' the metal labels from the Girls Paperie. Perfect for holding the sentiment on your card.

Hope you had a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 1, 2010

HA Pairing Up Challenge-Day 5

Can't believe today is the last day of our hero arts pairing up challenge! I want to say thank you to Judy for being such a great partner to work with. :)

Today's theme was Halloween and we just worked with whatever stamps we had on hand. I used lots of Hero Arts goodies including THIS spider web background...
I decided to stamp it with VersaMark and then heat emboss with white embossing powder to make it pop...
See that border strip? It started out as white cardstock and I covered it with pumice stone distress ink all over it and then sprayed heavily with pearlized water. Gives the look of metal. Love it.

Make sure you check out Judy's card HERE.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this week.