Sunday, May 30, 2010

yet another post

Well aren't I just being a good blogger. I think I have posted more in the past couple of days then I have all month. It has been a somewhat rainy weekend here which has given me some time to be crafty. One thing I created was this cute make-up bag.

I was happy to know that some of my mom's sewing skills rubbed off on me. Now I just need to practice because I still have some improving to do.

Of course, fabric wasn't the only thing I was playing with. I got to play with some LYB Fresh Print.

And no your eyes are not deceiving you. Those are girls. I know it is rare to see on my blog. When I visited my parents earlier this month I made sure I can home with girly picture to scrap. Another line I got to play with was the MME Sophie's Charming line.

Now that is just two of the lines I got to use over at Croppin Paradise. But you will have to wait and see what else I got to use. Don't forget to also check out the blog. They are giving away some SEI for Memorial Day weekend.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

crafty weekend

I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day weekend. The rain has been coming and going here so I have opted to stay inside and get my craft on. I have finished some scrapbook pages and played some with the sewing machine. That has been a bunch of trail and errors. One bad thing about getting it from my mom is that she didn't have the manual to give me because she never needed it. So I have been playing with it and I am surprised I haven't broken it yet. But I am working on a little project.

In other news, Preston has finally learned to ride his bike without training wheels.

My Little Shoebox: pattern paper and die cuts, American Crafts: thickers, KI: stickers,kraft cardstock, staples and ribbon.

He has been so excited and we just had to go get a "helement" right away. Although, I am thinking we might have to invest in knee and elbow pads because he has already taking several spills and the "helement" has not prevented scraps and bruises. Just one of the perks of being a boy.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Class of 17

School is officially out for summer! Can't believe that another year has gone by. We ended this one with another graduation. This time it was Isaiah.

My older baby has completed the fifth grade and off to middle school next year. I will also go ahead and go on record that next year on the first day of school I might be locked up in a closet crying as I try and grasp the fact that I will have one of my boys staring kindergarten and the other middle school.

Time to kick off a great summer!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

say hello to the new grad

Tonight was Preston's preschool graduation. And let me just say watching a bunch of four and five year olds singing songs and doing skits is hilarious. There first set of song was performed in their pajamas.

Of course Preston couldn't help but wavy hello.
But then they had a "costume" change and apparently they did all the dressing themselves.

Yep that handsome looking boy with the buttons all miss matched is mine.
He didn't even let me fix it after they were done. I figure at that point it really didn't matter much anymore.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tortilla Tuesday

Don't these just make your mouth water!

I finally broke down and made some today. Tortillas and I have a love/hate relationship. Why you ask? Well as much as I would love to eat them everyday it is a pain to make them. I don't know how my mom does it, for she make them everyday or just about. Sometimes twice a day! I am lucky to make them twice a month. Plus I can't find the flour to make them here so I have to ration what I have. I try and pick up a bag or two everytime I go visit my parents. So tonight I feast like a good mexican should!

In scrap news....I have been trying to improve my card making skills. I don't like making cards. I only make them when I have to. Mainly because I don't do anything with them. But my MIL likes them. She actually appreciates hand made items. So now that I feel like they serve a purpose, I find myself making them a little more often.

My Little Shoebox: patterned paper and die cut, American Crafts: thickers, cardstock

My Little Shoebox: transparency, little alphas and patterned paper, cardstock

My Little Shoebox: patterned paper and little alphas, cardstock

I hope everyone has a great week!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Make sure and head over to the challenge forum at CP. I had the privilege of posting this weeks challenge.

Basic Grey: patterned and die cut paper, Doodle Bug: stickers, American Crafts: ribbon and paper, My Little Shoebox: die cut label, Prima: flowers, Making Memories: brads, Heide Swapp: bling, Target label, cardstock

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

Welcome everyone! I know you here to join Croppin Paradise on NSD for our blog hop. I hope everyone is having a great day out there because you are all sitting down scrapping the day away, right?!
Be sure to check out all the DT blogs and check out the forums. There will be tons of inspiration and fun contest. Just be sure to leave comments everywhere you go because we will be picking winners for some great prizes from those.
Have you checked out the store lately. They have some great things in stock including the new Basic Grey and My Mind's Eye. Plus there are some great sales and coupons fot today!
I made this layout with the fun MME Lush collection that you can find at the store as well.

My Mind's Eye: patterned paper and chipboard letters, American Crafts: jeweled brad, and cardstock

Now be sure and head over to Jenny's blog next. Enjoy you scrappy day!