Thursday, December 30, 2010

top 10 of 2010

Looking back at all the projects that I did for 2010, I am a bit surprised that I did more than I thought I did!! Of course, I do have some favorites. In no particular order, here are my favorite projects/layouts for 2010...

I would like to thank each and every one of my blog readers for visiting my blog. I wish you all a very safe and happy new year!!

P.S. Be sure to come back tomorrow because I have a secret that can finally be let out of the bag!!!

four Christmases

This year we had four Christmases. Yes, it was fun, yes, it was exhausting, and yes, we are all still trying to recover from them!!

Our first "Christmas" was just the four of us. Since Daddy was working nights during Christmas week we decided to celebrate a few days early, before he went back to work. Santa always makes a special trip for the kids even when we have to celebrate early with Daddy.

So five nights before the big guy actually comes, the kids left out cookies and milk for his "special" stop.

Can you see the excitement on their faces? Bekah kept "testing" the milk to make sure it was okay :) Silly girl. The next morning Gavin was so excited to see that Santa had left a partially eaten cookie. Apparently Bekah was excited too, but for a different reason. When she thought nobody was looking she ate the rest of the left over cookie!

Christmas Eve, the actual Christmas Eve, was a very big day for us. For me, actually. It was the very first time in the 34 years of my life, that I spent Christmas with my Dad. I sure was missing out :)

My Dad's side of the family is huge! Gigantic!! There were over 40 adults and teenagers there and probably about 20-30 kids. We all had a great time and didn't get home until 1:30 am!! Crazy, I know!

Christmas day we spent with my mom's side of the family. It was definitely more low key than Christmas Eve!! And it was very different not having Papa with us to celebrate. He was extremely missed and I know that he was looking down at us from Heaven.

Today we spent the afternoon with my mother in law and opened presents and ate pizza. It was a nice, quiet get together and the kids had fun opening another round of gifts.

Although we had a wonderful Christmas, er Christmases, I am so glad that it's over. Time to take the decorations down for another year. Time to clean the house after the holiday bomb. Time to get ready for a fresh start to a new year!

Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Scrappy Chics January Reveal

January's kit at Scrappy Chics is one of my favorites!! It features October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket. I love the retro feel of the kit.

This first layout that I did is of an old picture of my grandparents. I love how this line went so well with the retro picture.

The second layout is of Miss Bekah at Gavin's 4th birthday party. She was so cute eating all the fruit off of Daddy's fruit kabobs!!

Be sure to stop by Scrappy Chics and check out her fabulous kits!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

feeling sassy

My friend Aimee is on the Design Team for Sassy Lil''s a great sketch blog and I've been wanting to give it a try. I fell in love with the sketch for October is my take on it...

I love the color combination on green and purple. It goes perfect with Miss Bekah's shirt!

I'm so glad that I have such great subjects to scrapbook! As you can see, they definitely keep things VERY interesting :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

short and sweet

Just a quickie post today...Been crazy busy with a bunch of projects lately. Lucky me, I get to play around with Scrappy Chics January kit! I am totally loving it, too!! Be sure to check out her website and see the fabulous December kit.

Thanks for stopping by...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

the scar

This weeks prompt at Scrap that Baby is all about the ouchies and boo-boos. I chose to do a layout on a subject that I have wanted to scrap about ever since it happened...Bekah's scar.

Journaling reads:

When people ask about the scar above your lip, we always tell them you were hit by a buffalo...It was actually a frozen package of buffalo meat that fell out of the freezer. You just happened to be on the floor next to the fridge and became the helpless victim. The corner of the package made a perfect cut into your skin. At 9 months old you already had a cool story to tell!!

Thankfully, her scar has faded and you can barely see it. I felt so bad that it happened...But we love telling people she was hit by a buffalo!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

attack of the crayon (wordless wednesday)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Spiral roses

This is a tutorial that I did for Scrap that baby! It was supposed to be posted on the 23rd, but the blog owner has been sick. I have had a few requests from people on how to make these roses, so I thought I would post it here since I'm not sure when it will be posted on the Scrap that baby blog.

I'm obsessed with spiral roses. Seriously. I love how easy they are to make and how you can make them small or big, with glitter or without. The possibilities are endless!

So today, I will show you how to make them!

1. First, you will need to trace and cut a circle from your paper. I just used a tin to draw my circle. Double sided paper works best for these, but one sided paper (like I used) works okay, too

2. Now you need to cut a spiral into the circle. It doesn't have to be perfect. Make sure when you get to the center of the circle that you leave a big enough piece left. That piece will be the base that you glue your flower to.

3. Cut off the funky piece to make your spiral look more uniformed.

4. Starting from the outside, roll the paper as tight as you can. Continue to roll until you come to the base. Once again, the roll doesn't have to be perfect either.

5. Before you glue your flower to the base, carefully let go of the spiral so that it kind of fans out. You can adjust your flower to be as tight or as open as you want it to be.

6. Glue the spiral to the base. Make sure you use a heavy duty glue. (I like Beacons.) After you glue it together, hold it together for a few seconds to help it adhere. Set it aside for a couple minutes to dry.

7. Now is the fun part! You can paint, glitter, ink or distress the flower. Or just leave plain!!
On this flower, I used a glue pen to disperse glue on random parts of the flower. Then I poured glitter over it.

I hope you enjoyed learning how to make your own spiral roses! They are very addicting to make!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Here is proof that I really HAVE been busy and not just slacking! :)

This first layout is taken from a sketch from this blog. The papers are Pink Paislee's Sweetness line and are left over from my Scrappy Chics November Kit.
I really love this line...the colors are so feminine. It's great for all of those pictures I have of Bekah!

And for the close ups...

This next layout is one of my new favorites. Once again I used Pink Paislee (I've had this paper for forever!!). I love how the colors match the colors on Gavin's shirt. And the pictures...yes, they are such a riot, my kidlets are. I've been wanting to scrap these pictures ever since I snapped them. I just didn't know what I was going to do. I love how it turned out!

Close ups again...

The next two projects are from the December kit at Scrappy Chics. Yes, Pink Paislee again!! These pictures are from Bekah's first Christmas and it's taken me this long to find just the right paper to scrap it! The snowflake in the layout was just an ornament that was laying on the table instead of on the Christmas tree. I think it made just the right touch!

You know the drill :) ...

Finally, I will end this with a Christmas card that I did from the same kit.

See, I told you I've been busy!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Winter is here!! (Wordless Wednesday)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

been busy, busy, busy...

After taking a few weeks off from scrapbooking, I am now trying to cram in all of the things I need to get done this month. I did finish my projects for Scrappy Chics, hooray! I am so excited about the December Kit. LOTS of yummy goodies in that one!!
I'm planning on entering some contests this month as well. Wish me luck! I always get so disappointed when I don't make the cut...and I try so hard not to take it personally. BUT, I guess that's how life is; full of disappointments as well as victories.
I will share a few glimpses of what I have been working on...hope you like it!!

Oh, and don't forget to stop by Scrap that Baby! There is a new prompt up. I didn't participate this time, but I would love to see what everyone comes up with.

Have a great day!

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