Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Home Sweet Home....

Here is a layout I accomplished last week for club.....( i think i am getting my weeks confused! LOL!) anyway, our CTMH play group was last THURSDAY (the 22nd) and this is one of the pages I had finished to show for Novembers play group. I love the layout, I love the colors, I love the leaves!!! I love it! Now...This layout idea was found on Karen's blog here. Karen did this layout with the Grace paper...which I loved. But to make it my own...this is what I came up with! Thanks Karen for the inspiration of this layout! LOOOOVE it! I have a few more I need to post, but I have yet to take their picture :) Happy Scrappin & Stampin'!!!

Items Used:
  • Sweethome WSOTG
  • Many Thanks stamp set (love it....)
  • Dimensional Elements Organic (covered)*
  • Dimensional Elements Fresh Shapes
  • Cocoa Ribbon*
  • Color Ready Alphabet Oxford
*leftover from the Twitterpated WSOTG kit!!!

Happy Scrappin & Stampin! :)

My Business of last week....

She's 8!!! FINALLY :)

I took the blogging break due to my Daughter Jentrie's Birthday/Baptism Week.....which turned out fabulous! :) Here are a few pictures of WHAT I was up to the week of the 14th! I managed to make her dress and her cake. I usually always make my kids a birthday cake...but this was the VERY first time using rolled fondant....SO FUN! loved it!!!! and it was YUMMY! Thanks to my friend Hope for the fabulous recipe! and hints! It was also my FIRST time in making a dress that had a LINING in it! I usually do easy things like zipper, no buttons...this time, however....we had to do a lining and a ZIPPER! sheesh...but it worked and she looks BEAUTIFUL!!! (if I don't say so myself!!) In honor of FINALLY turning 8, Jen was able to FINALLY get her ears pierced...(that was the deal with dad) thanks Camille for sharing the moment with us!!!

It was a great week (busy) and a wonderful day! My little girl was soo excited and happy! The spirit in the room was fabulous! It was fun to share her excitement with our family and friends who were able to join us that day! :) Thanks everyone!

Could NOT get a serious picture out of this child! lol!...Baptism dinner at the Park :)

Sparkly ears!

Servin Up a DARLING Birthday Party IDEA!!!!

In my last post I talked about the Birthday GIFT this post it is the PARTY favor!!! SUCH a cute idea...and my daughter LOVED it! She went to a COOKING party! How cute is that! The cute mom made each one of the girls a darling apron made out of a hankie (i need to get a picture of it) and then the girls each made a cook book out of paper bags! HOW CUTE are THEY!

Each girl received paper and accessories to decorate their own cookbook along with 6 recipes to put in it.

THEN extra paper to put in side the openings! TOO CUTE! Jen had a blast and is CHOPPING at the BIT to make something :)

The one little funny...When it comes to MY pages I really, really REALLY don't like glue sticks...this is NOT a secret...if you have EVER scrapped with me, you will know I think they are evil! lol!....well, my friend (the mom of this clever party) had to tell me about Jentrie's comment about the glue sticks.... "My mom would really hate these glue sticks....they are crap!" (apparently they weren't sticking the glitter paper) LOL....My friend laughed and said "you are right they aren't very good..." sheesh! lol! I have since had a talk about keep certian opinions to ourselves! lol!.... ANYWAY...Love this idea! What a fun idea for mom's and daughters, grandma's and granddaughters...oh the possibilities! :)

Happy Scrappin' and Stampin' :)

Birthday Gift Idea's......

My 8 year old had TWO birthday parties last saturday....sheesh...TWO!!! I am a SAHM and my husband is a High School Teacher...we get paid ONCE a month and it was a BUSY month...nearing the END of the month, so what is left of my 'budget $' I really didn't want to spend on friend parties (over all it was the 4th one in that week!!!!) SO, I have a TON of memo notebooks on hand and found MONTHS ago a cute little gift idea for the mini clip board. They took me aprox. 1 hour per set to make...SO much FUN! The covered notebooks quickly became a darling journal (the first one was with same paper...just done differently...but I was late so I didn't get a picture of it...) The idea for the Journal came from a scrap retreat I attended about 5ish years ago (I think...Tammy can you remember when we did these? Anyone?) Anyway...just measure the parts you want covered, cut out your paper (back is covered but not the inside) then decorate as desired....the "K" is the inital of the friend who recieved this gift. I use modge podge to glue everything down and my fun little sanding block (ctmh) to clean up the edges before inking. As for the cute little clip board (I do NOT remember where I found this idea. I have seen it many times over the last year of my blog lurking. Because I don't remember where I found the Idea i just want to make it isn't MINE!) By using a 4x4 square of chip board, modge podge and paper have a fun little gift! For the clip I meausured it, cut my peice of paper (i believe it is 1" x 2 1/2", but don't take my word for it...take a piece of ribbon and measure it then cut your paper) I then modge podged the ribbon to the clip and tied a piece of ribbon around the top (lifting one clip so it stays up...). The clip board will hold half of a regular stack of sticky notes, of which I stamped a little design on random pages and left a Birthday message...(beats a card...ran out of time! lol!). On this set I used the "Out West" stamp set (CTMH). All items are CTMH product (except for the MODGE PODGE! lol!)

Items Used:
*paper from "Tickled Pink" special
*Cocoa and Tulip ribbon
*Out West Stamp Set
*Big Blooms Flower (cut in half)
*Twilight covered brad

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Stake Conf. Couples Session....PLEASE Come...

those of you local ladies who follow my CTMH blog more than my family blog...please check out the newest post on the Couples Session of Stake Conference. This will be a great "date" night for ALL married or soon to be married couples!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

I lurking and found BLOG CANDY.....

I had said I was taking a break...but then decided to do some lurking! On one of my most FAVORITE blogs I found that Tresa had posted some blog cute is this 12 x 12 canvas! I so would NOT have ever thought to do this! Check it out here!

Tresa is AMAZING and I love all her work!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Gotta take a break....

K...I have stuff I really need to finish and post but I gotta take a see my little girl turns 8 next week and on Saturday she will be getting Baptized! I am trying to get her a dress made and her cake and to get done, house to be cleaned that kind of stuff. SO.. bare with me while I take a break to finish some really important things! I will be back posting as soon as I get this dress DONE! My goal for all of TOMORROW! wish me LUCK!

"I'll be back..." (it is really late and I am really tired....was up late last night with a coughing child...bare with me! haha)