Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Year Ago Today...

I lost 8lbs 9oz, and got another beautiful baby boy.

Happy Birthday Doodlebug!!!

We had a party on Saturday, where Parker was absolutely spoiled rotten! ( You only get to be one once I guess!) Just look at all the toys!

I tried, but I couldn't fit in the Little Tikes Cozy coupe from Grandma or the Mega Blocks table from Mama and Daddy. Thank you everyone !!!

I made a little cake for us to have tonight after dinner, but we ran into a little hiccup...

I left the house around 3:30 this afternoon to go have the boys hair cut, and spend a bit of time at the "toot-toot store" (Chapters). My low tire pressure gauge had been lit for the last few days, so I decided to stop ( in the pouring rain) to fill the tires. All was well, except when I left the gas station, I noticed the light was still on. Mark came and met us later at Chapters, and we decided to go grab a bite at a local restaurant. It was pretty late when we left, and I wondered if both boys would even be awake for cake when we got home. We got everyone packed up, and Mark headed off to his car. I almost died when I went to pull out of my parking spot and could barely move. As I feared, the front passenger tire was so flat, it was off the rim. It was all I could do to pull into a parking spot. ARRGGGGHHH! Flag Mark down, transfer car seats, kids and paraphanalia...Parker screaming from exhaustion, Ethan worried and sick. Needless to say, Mama took the little ones home, and got them bathed and tucked in without cake. Daddy returned home an hour later on the spare tire.

I think I would have rather given birth again ! LOL!

Good night!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Trouble maker (still at it!)


This was only minutes after I cleaned pink seed beeds and drool from his little face. ( I do watch him closely, but he's faster than a flash!)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I can't believe it made it on the page!

I told myself I wasn't going to go to the Truckload sale that recently happened at Scrapbook Centrale, because I have way too much stuff. On Tuesday I caved, and ended up carting both kids there after Parker's gym class. I normally hate bringing the kids into the store, but I figure I spend less money if I have less time to look around. (or at least that's what I keep telling myself). There weren't any huge mishaps this time, other than Ethan dumping his goldfish crackers all over the floor, as well as emptying out a whole can of paper flowers. He actually spent lots of time sifting through a box of Prima stuff on the floor. To my dismay he picked out a paper pieced lamb and decided he wanted to keep it. After a bit of negotiating, We agreed to take home a bear instead. I was honestly going to leave it at the cash, but when Melanie saw it, and jokingly uttered the challenge " I dare you to use that on a page!" ...Well you know what happens from there...

Here is the result:

I used some of the stamps I also picked up at the sale ( Gel-a-tins), as well as some newer stuff like the AC grid stamp and a Crafters Workshop template and lots of older goodies. ( I love it when I can use a good range of my stash on a page!)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

One challenge- Two ways!

Ok - Ok ...maybe I did get a bit overexcited about Mixer #29 from MIU. At first the thought of using aluminum and masking tape on a layout had me groaning, but once I started thinking about it, I had to try these 2 approaches. One was to use both product on my page, and the other to use both products to create my page.

I used Juliana's Sketch for both layouts, just because I loved it!

For this one I made a grid with the masking tape and then applied various pigment inks using crumpled aluminum foil. Once everything was dry, I removed the tape and used the cardstock as my foundation.

I used foil tape on this one- embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. I used some of the leftover to cover a chipboard star shape. It's obvious where I used the masking tape here, but maybe not that I applied some ink over it so that the embossed image underneath shows. I'm horribly embarrased by how crooked this one looks, but it's still my fave by far!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

American Crafts- Junior

I love this line!! So colourful, so fun! Here's what I created last night with a bit of the "Ta-Da!" paper. Not how I had initially envisioned it, but I'm happy with it overall. It seems like an eternity since I've used buttons on a page, and it feels good to pull them out again!

Cardstock: Bazill Basics Paper
PP: American Crafts
Letters: Heidi Swapp
Frame: Fancy Pants
Buttons: Basic Grey
Cloud: American Crafts
Stamps: Fancy Pants, Pink Paislee, American Crafts & unknown
Other: Uniball signo, AC precision pen, Glossy Accents, Spica pen
Copics Markers
Felt trim: unknown

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A little obsession

I am mildly obsessed with the way my kids smell. I've been using the same baby detergent for almost 3 years now, and I realized I can't stop using it. I stopped buying it for about a month when we got the new HE washer, and started using Tide Free. I didn't realize how much I missed the smell until I started sorting through some clothes that Parker had outgrown, and got a hint of the"baby" smell once again. I broke down and bought a bottle of it that week and haven't turned back ( I just use less of it in the new washer). I've even contemplated washing my own stuff in it, but then it just wouldn't be special anymore.

Here's the layout I did about it for this week's mixer #28 at Mix It Up
I know, I know- I went a bit overboard with the embellies. Do you know how hard I have to restrain myself when I get the chance to use lots of "girly" stuff?! I have sooo much in my stash, just begging to be used!