Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A pic-free post

This past weekend was crazy for excesses! And I loved every minute of it. It was my 37th birthday (or as my son would say "Dirt") My hubby and boys spoiled me all weekend long, and even though it poured rain on Friday and Saturday, we had a great time. Ate out a LOT, bought me some presents, yaay!!! And went to the scrapbook store and I was able to buy some goodies for me. Hubby didn't really know until I came out and gave him his credit card back lol!! He was happy with what I bought. He's so wonderful! And my friend Janie made me THE yummiest pineapple rum cake - soooo good. Thanks Jane!

Anyway, I made 2 beautiful birthday cards, but I can post them just yet, as the two fantastic women who are going to get them just might check out the blog and see them too soon, so in a week or so, when I know they've gotten them, then I'll post. Now, I'm enjoying the air conditioning in the house, and I'm very lazy, not wanting to get chores done. But, I should vaccuum, then the kids and I are going to go out and (in the shade!) try to fill some little water balloons for them to play with. Should be fun! And another scrapping opportunity!

Friday, April 17, 2009

A one-day project! Done in one day lol!!

I haven't had much chance to scrap this week, but I did get two things done. The first was last night, about 10:30. It had to be submitted before midnight to be included in a challenge within CM. It was a sketch challenge that went really quick actually. It's one of my plainer layouts, but I like it. Not sure what I did with the photo of it though... I'll find it later.

Today, I actually started and finished a project. Yes, all in one day. Wahoo me! That doesn't happen often. Now I just have to clean up too lol!! This is a wall hanging that has a pic of my son on each of his 5 birthdays. It's a great way to show his growth and how much he has changed (and stayed the same.) I included the theme at each of his birthday parties too. He's pretty pleased with it, and so am I. Now I have to do one for the little guy too!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Now I'm all caught up!

Post it note book for a CM challenge. I know just who I'm going to send this to!
Then, a card challenge - I won, as I was the only one who submitted! Yeah, Canada girl - way to go on the US Fourth of July themed card LOL!! Then, this is the little sign that hung on our door this morning, a note to the kids from the Easter Bunny. Finally, a card that I made for a friend... it will accompany the post it note book.

Catch up again

This was a sketch challenge from CafeMom that I did. Love the pics of the kid :p
Spring and butterfly challenges go hand in hand! Did this one also for CM
My friend Janie posted a challenge with this card style - it flips up in the center, rotating on the brad to reveal the message inside.
This is a CM challenge where we had to use our stamps, crayons and markers to make our own background paper. I incorporated a couple other challenges into this one, like the one word title, and the meaning of a loved one's nickname. I really like the way this turned out, and we have it framed at home.
This was from our trip back from Surfside beach. The road was washed out and we had to drive back on the actual beach at times. Was really fun, after I was sure we wouldn't get stuck. I think we need to buy a dune buggy!!

The kids have been sick, I've been sick, hubby's not been well... Seems we're all on the mend now. I have gotten a bit of scrappy stuff done, but not as much as I would have liked. We went out to Lake Jackson and Surfside Beach last weekend, and of course stopping in Galveston. This weekend, we vegged out at home, had an Easter Egg hunt with our neighbors at our community center, and had a egg hunt of sorts at home too. So now, with the tummies full of Easter dinner, and the dishes clean and the kitchen tidy, I have a moment to post a few of the things I've gotten done.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Catching up

I've been with sick boys for the last couple days, and now I'm sick myself. I hate colds that just keep hanging and hanging on! At least one of my boys is feeling better. I feel pretty much like a lazy rag, so the baby and I are snuggling and watching way too much tv. I think I'll need a Caillou intervention soon!

I had a fun crafty, inspired night this past Friday (before I started feeling bleh) and I made a couple of things (which are all posted here.) Good thing too, as I then just didn't have it in me to do anything crafty. Just wanted to be a couch lump. Speaking of which... that's where I'm heading once these post!

All of these were for CM challenges, including the altered cds. The boys love that they are "on a cd".

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I think what I'm going to try to do is one crafty thing per day... wouldn't that be great if I actually could? I'd have a great selection of cards on hand for all occasions, and our scrapbooks would be nearly up to date. Yeah, like that will ever happen! LOL!! Oh well, it's fun trying!

This card was done for a sketch challenge on CM. I like it, but it seems like something is missing... but for now it's done. I may add something to the upper part though... that 'negative' space just isn't working for me.

Lazy, crafty day

Tuesday was a very lazy, quiet day in our house. The boys were both sick, and I was totally okay with them having a jammie day. I was able to work on one layout, and complete two cards (both are posted here now.) We had a wicked rain downpour, then later in the day it was gorgeous and sunny. Reminded me of Calgary weather - don't like it, wait 15 minutes and it'll change!

This card was done with stickles and liquid glass. I think I've learned that the stickles have to completely dry first, before applying the glass, otherwise it curls and cracks. But you know, for this card, I like the effect - it adds some 'flutter' to the butterfly!

Not much on our plate for today. Hopefully I'll have time to make something else :p

Give It Away - Paul Brandt