Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Oh man! I have been a huge slacker lately with my blog! I am going to try to get back on the bandwagon!
I was choosen by a friend to be on her design team (click to see the blog) a few months ago. The group is called Let's Scrap (click to go to the site) and it is a great bunch of ladies who love to scrap! So every month we are given a challenge on the design team and we all create our take on a layout of a card or scrapbook page.
Here are a couple of my entries!



Being on the Let's Scrap Design Team has been a great honor. I feel very lucky to be a part of the group and it is so awesome to be associated with such great talent!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Happy Birthday scrapping

I finally got around to scrapping a page from the kids' b-day party. I have a lot more to do but this is a start right? LOL I got this stitching template a few months ago and used it for the first time on the cupcake! I really like the way it turned out. The stitching adds a fun embellishment to the page! The cake is inspired by Minnie Mouse and the book Pinkalicious (which Lili loves). So, I wanted to make sure I spelled Pinkalicious right so I looked it up real quick on the net. Well I found a whole website for the book! It had a lot of party planning ideas to throw your own Pinkalicious party. I wish I had know about that site before the party! LOL Let me know what you think of the scrapbook page!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Birthday parties!!!

We had both Mason and Lili's b-day parties this past weekend! It was a lot of fun! I think the kids both had a great time. The theme for their party was Mickey and Minnie Mouse. They both really love Mickey Mouse Clubhouse so I thought it would be a great idea. We just had the party at our house and had some friends and family over. I think Mason's favorite gift was...... all of them! LOL He really loves his new scooter and the cars things he got. It was so funny watching Mason open his presents because he just tore through ALL of them! LOL He looked like he could cry when we told him that he didn't have anymore to open! Lili was kind of tired by the time we got to opening presents. She opened hers slow but she loved everything she got also. She especially loves this little dog stuffed animal. She carries it around with her everywhere! We really had a great time and want to thank everyone who came! Here are some pictures from the party:

Lili's new fluffy dog!

Here are their cakes. Mason's is Mickey. I did a frozen buttercream transfer with his cake. It was fun to try out and actually pretty easy. Lili's cake is a Minnie inspired giant cupcake! It is also inspired by the book Pinkalicious (cute book, and one of Lili's favorite books).

Monday, September 8, 2008

Apple picking!

Yesterday we went with my friend Julie and her family to go and pick apples in Weston, MO. We had a blast! I don't think I have ever been apple picking before so it was all new to me. Both of the kids really liked picking the apples and Lili even tried the apples while we were picking! Mason enjoyed picking the apples but not eating them so much. He did try some apple cider donuts though for the first time! Of course we have always told him that he would like donuts but he didn't believe us till yesterday! LOL After we were done apple picking we headed over to another farm that had a little bit of everything. It was beautiful there! They had the pumpkins lined up and ready to take home. They also had watermellon, beautiful mums, corn, apples, peaches, and lots of farm animals. The kids loved it there as well. Here are some pictures from our outing yesterday:

I can't wait to scrapbook these pictures! I think they will look great! So, I got to thinking, what am I going to do with all of these apples!!!! The search was on for some apple recipes. I had just gotten my latest issue of my Rachael Ray magazine that has several apple recipes in it. I also found some others in some of my cookbooks. It got me thinking that I should make a book full of all of my apple recipes! My friend Julie had told me about smilebox and how she was pooling her apple recipes on there so I thought I would do the same! Here is one of the recipes that I found in the Rachael Ray magazine:
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It sounds so yummy! I think I am going to make it either tonight or tomorrow!

Friday, September 5, 2008

A night out!!!

Tonight a friend and I went to check out a scrapbook store not to far from us. They had a Friday night crop night so we went to that. Unfortunately we couldn't stay for the whole evening but I still was able to get a couple of pages done! It has been a long time since I had a girls night out! It was nice to get together with her without our kids for once! I was so excited to try out this local store! I am always looking for some new and different things that I can't get and my normal big box stores. I did get 1 whole page done tonight and the other still needs some tweaking. This one was a challenge from the Let's Scrap Design Team blog:

I am also part of a great group on cafemom.com called Let's Scrap. This group is run by the same great ladies who are part of the design team listed above. A couple of times a week or so they have sketch challenges for us to try out. I did one yesterday and here is what I came up with! Hope you like it! I thought it came out great!

Oh, just one more thing not scrap related but pretty cool. This morning it was pretty foggy out and I went out onto the deck and this is what I saw:
I am not a fan of spiders but this was pretty cool to see an almost perfect spider web all covered in dew!

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Hi everyone! I have taken the plunge into blogging! LOL I thought it would be a great way to let you know what is going on in my life and to show off my scrapbook pages!
Yesterday it rained all day and it is finally starting to let up today. We really needed the rain so I am not going to complain at all. I was able to get a little scrapping done yesterday. I tried out a new card! I thought it turned out really cute! I got the idea from this blog. I think I am going to make a few more of these so I have some in reserves for when I need them.

Other than that I am just trying to get ready for the kids' b-day party in just over a week! I think I am going to give the cakes a test drive today or tomorrow before I make their real cakes. I hope they turn out ok!