Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hello, do you like my hat?

I didn't realise that my last post was so long ago so heres whats going on since then. 

I have been reading way to much "Go Dog Go" because my son doesn't want any other book.  Sometimes we get lucky but not enough.  That goes for the Disney movie Cars.  At least I haven't gotten totally sick of it but a trip to the store is on the list to get a new favorite to keep mommy's sanity.

I also went to New Orleans for 4 days to attend the first A Muse Studio conference (I'm a consultant - its really just so I can get together with the girls but the product self it's self so it's all good).  That was a blast!  I haven't been away from my kids for that long but I know my husband is good enough that he wouldn't kill them.  I actually didn't want to go but I am SO glad I did.  I made a few good friends and met a lot of nice people. 

Even with all the crafty fun of NOLA (with Pat O'Briens hurricane - recommended and a grenade - NOT recommended unless you are experienced.  I am not.) I am still in a craft funk.  I have lost most of mojo and just sadly look into my scrapbook room as I'm going up the stairs. 

I've been tired lately so I'm really just hoping once I get up to date on my sleep I will get back in to my groove. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

a little fun with Webster Designs

I got both of these kits from Websters black friday sale.  They were loaded and just such a great deal.  I finally had a little fun since I've never played with Webster before but always liked their collections.  The first one is my little man, Holden and the 2nd is Holden, Zoe and Charlie.  It was one of the silliest photo shoots we have ever done but it created lots of laughs and fun memories so it wasn't all bad. 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

One Little Word

hi everyone,
I'm trying to get better at posting once a week but things seem to be getting away from me ever since Christmas went into full swing.  I've been working on stuff I just can't seem to get it from the actual page to the blog. 

As I mentioned in another post I decided to do Ali Edward's one little word.  My word for my very first year is "forward".  Here is my title page.  I went with a 12x12 for the title but will continue with the 10x12 Project Life protectors for the whole year.  Once I get month 1 done like everything else I will post up here. 

I am STILL working on finishing my DD.  With two kids 3 and under it just gets away from me.  They are crazy fun little critters but take a lot of my time.  It's all good - when they get older it will pay off :)  Anyway I've babbled enough so enjoy my title page and I'll be back soon with more fun stuff! 

I used a clear button from my stash, SC Mister Huey white, a project life journal card, brown twine from doodlebug, foam letters from American crafts that were distressed just a little to take the edge off of the cream color, chipboard banner shapes from Maya road which have been dyed with Mister Huey's (in plum thumb, custard and heirloom blue) then I added little rhinestones on the bottom of each banner to finish it off.  :)

Monday, January 2, 2012

weekly sketch challenge from pretty little stuido


Over @ Pretty Little Studio they have their weekly sketch challenge going on so I thought I would have some fun with some of my stash that I didn't really know what to do with.  Here is my version of their sketch shown above. 

I used mostly October Afternoon's Holiday Style because it's one of my top 3 favorite new Holiday collections.  I used two different Studio Calico's Mister Huey sprays to splatter paint on the white paper.  I used three different color rhinestones but you can't really see it in the picture :(  As for that bow - I found it off of Heidi's site  She designed it and it rocks!  Go check her out :)  I also tossed in Jillibean Soup and Echo Park.  Enjoy! 

10 Things

OK OK i know it's officially NOT December anymore but Shimelle (really if you haven't checked out her blog run over there - drool, subscribe and run back over here...

Here are my 10 favorites things for the month of December :)

1. This is my son "amusing" me when I asked if I could take a picture of him with these antlers.  That face cracks me up every time!  He's only three....

2.  My new favorite book! (Thanks to Dawn from Studio Calico - sorry I had her under Websters because their emails look the same header wise)

3.  Zoe and her newly claimed baby.  She had just learned this word - so cute!

4.  Project Life: I finally gave in and ordered it.  Now I can't get enough.

5.  It isn't December until the candles come out.  I am normally a Yankee Candle girl but I fell in love with this Slatkin scent - Spiced Cider - d.e.l.i.s.h.

6.  My favorite teapot ever!

7.  Starbucks - nuff said... :P (btw I pulled this picture off of

8. My favorite sushi!  It's spicy tuna that sits on top of a slice of banana (yep-banana).  it's SOOOO good!

9.  My husband - because he always makes me laugh - a lot...

10.  J.K.'s Solstice Holiday Hard Cider
I'm not a big drinker - like 1 drink every 4 to 6 months but I found this @ the British store in downtown Frederick and let me tell you, it was a treat! 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

 Just stopping by to wish everyone a safe and happy new year.  Here's to hoping 2012 brings great joy and success!