Wednesday, March 28, 2012

First Ice Cream Cone

We have a local farm in MD that isn't too far from the house called South Mountain Creamery.  We decided to check out their open house back in April of 2011 to see what they had to offer, sample their food and feed the baby cows.

Holden was a little over two and had such a blast.  He loved seeing all the animals, feeding the baby cows and petting the baby bunnies.  The food there was wonderful and since I was getting into the less/non processed movement it seemed like a good fit for our family.  They have their own ice cream too (I'm a chocolate person all the way however they have a blueberry cheesecake ice cream that is my favorite!) The little kids cones were super cute and perfect for us to see how Holden did with ice cream in general.

He did really well even though he looks a bit grumpy in this picture.  I used two Mister Hueys - Pony and Dewey, basic grey for the background/foundation and all the stickers and little bits of paper are from the AC Dear Lizzy line. 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Growing...way too fast

I took this picture last summer after my dear husband finished building the kids a playground.  Holden could hardly stand to wait and even "helped".  He was so excited to climb all over it I think he wore himself out in less that 30 mins.  Since it was pretty hot day he took a seat on the bench under one of the sections.  I snapped this shot of his rosey checks not really thinking much of it until it was time to take it off the camera.  What I saw made my heart skip a beat.  My little boy was looking no so little anymore.  How did this happen and how did I not notice? 

I hung on to this picture until I could find the right paper.  I used Echo Park's A boy's life, some grey grid washi tape, my smash date stamp, cord and metal ribbon from Websters, AC Thickers and Echo Park's lime twist mini alphas. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sick Sick Sick

So my little lovelies it's been a while.  My family has been sick on and off since the new year so it's been a bit tough for me to get on here and post away.  I promise I have at least two layouts and weeks of PL to share with you which I "hope" wink wink to share this week.  Fingers crossed that since spring is here super early we are done being sick and can move on to the fun stuff.  If you haven't seen Studio Calico's March kit STORY HOUR go to their site here and buy one.  I got ALL FOUR add-ons and started to "kill" my kits on Sat with a full 12 hr crop.  I have another 9 hr one this Sat and hope to get more done.  We shall see.  I always have the best intentions but then you get to talking and before you know it the 10 layouts you had planned only 2 and 1/2 get done.  But you've had a rocking time so...I guess it's all good in the end. 

Be back soon with some layouts of my boy :)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

A few changes

I wanted to rename my blog a month after I started it.  Not because I don't like the name.  After all Zoe is my daughters name but because I felt it wasn't something that said "me".  About 10 years ago I moved to Massachusetts with my first husband and we bought a Victorian that needed a good chunk of help.  While there I started a business called Bangers and Mash Designs.  That business has since closed but the name was totally me.  Since last September I've been mulling over blog names that were as me as my old business and just kept coming up with names that were so not me....until last night.  It just hit me and so I renamed my blog from Zoe's Scrapbooking Corner to 5 Cheeky Monkeys because we are a family of five sarcastic silly people.  I know that's not the full definition but it works and it "so me" :)

I will keep the url ( for now just because I'm trying to make sure it doesn't disrupt everything I've worked for.  Thanks for the support over the last few months, sorry if this causes any confusion and welcome to me! 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Word Art using my ZIG pen

I've always been a doodler/drawing and I think I've had a ZIG pen in my art collection for at least a decade.  I took an online class to get me back to my roots and this is what I came up with.  I'm still on the fence regarding if I should give it some color...

My son who as I mentioned in at least one previous post is 3 and was just not having a good night.  I channeled my "he's going to be lucky to make it to 4" into this little doodle which why you see the words NO NO.  HA!  Kids...