Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Merry Christmas, Mom and Dad!!

My parents surprised us and met us in the lobby of Pop Century when we went down to Disney back in June. They had told us that they were going to Las Vegas and they were leaving the day after we started our drive down to Disney. We had been in contact with them the whole time on our drive and she had even given us flight info for their "flights" to Vegas. Come to find out they flew down to Disney instead and were waiting in the hotel lobby when we walked in to check in. It was such a surprise and a relief because Max was SO sick on the drive down. We had had him to the dr before we left and he just thought it was a stomach bug but he got much worse when we got down there and we ended spending one entire evening in the ER. Come to find out Max had c. diff...a nasty bowel infection caused by an antibiotic that he had been on 2 weeks before. By time we got back to the resort that night, he was vomiting and passing nothing but blood. We got him on a right antibiotic and he made a remarkable turnaround. They got to share several days of our vacation with us before they had to fly back home. This was my parents first time to Disney and honestly I didn't think that we'd ever get them down there!

They kept telling me that they didn't need anything for Christmas this year but I knew just the perfect gift. My mom and dad both love the scrapbooks that I make the boys but my mom doesn't scrap. So, I pulled all the pics that I had taken and made this album for them. I started on it the day after Thanksgiving and worked like a mad woman to get it done. I finished it on December 23...just in time because we celebrate Christmas with them on Christmas Eve...talk about working under pressure. Oh, and I also made teacher gifts during that time of a total of 3 gift bags and 24 cards. It was a crazy crafting season for me. Some of these pages are not up to my usual standards but I tried with the short time frame that I had. My favorites are the Trash Can Band, Monorail, Pop Century. ENJOY!!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas 2009

Here are our Christmas pictures that we had taken last night at JCPenney. They turned out great. My favorite is this first one. The boys had so much fun laying on our backs for it. hehehe

Friday, September 18, 2009

Just 2 more cards!!

Here are 2 birthday cards that I've made recently. I used the new Everyday Paper Dolls cricut card for this one. My DH turned 31 a couple of weeks ago and he loves to golf so I made this little golfer card for him. I chose to have the little paper doll with the screaming mouth so it looked like he was screaming FORE. I also cut the letters in different sizes so it looks like he's screaming it. I heat embossed his clubs with silver so they looked like metal and pieced the golf bag together and added the Purdue P so it matches his bag.

This one was made using the Hello Kitty Font Cricut Cart. I got it a few weeks ago and loved the Hello Kitty ballerina. I whipped up this card using her. I used my Cuttlebug and embossed the background using the Happy Birthday folder. I also used my Martha Stewart Lacy edge punch and some Primas and bling.

New cards using From My Kitchen!!

This is such an awesome new Cricut cart! I was really wanting it just for use for LOs of when my two help me bake but after looking through my stamps, I found some awesome sentiments that paired nicely with cuts from the cartridge.

To Perk You Up...This sentiment is from a Stampendous set called From the Kitchen. I think it worked perfectly with the coffee pot. I used my Martha Stewart Loopy Punch on the background square and added some Primas and bling.

You Always Pop Up When I Need You...This sentiment came from a stamp by Great Impressions. I just love it. I cut the toaster and bread from the From My Kitchen cart and added some Primas and brads. I used my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder too. I just love the little plug trailing behind the toaster!! :)

A Bun in the Oven...The sentiment for this card is one of those cheapy $1 Studio G stamps from Michaels. I just love those little stamps. There are so many perfect little sentiments on them. The oven was cut using From My Kitchen and the bun is from the Paper Doll Dress Up cart. I paired it with some Primas and brads.

A bit behind in posting...

I've been very busy with getting my boys started back to school. Evan is in kindergarten this year and Max is in 2nd grade. They are both doing VERY well and loving school!! I now have the mornings to myself since Evan is in kindergarten half day. I thought that I would have more time to scrap but that hasn't happened too much yet. These are some LOs that I've finished over the past couple of weeks but wanted to wait to post them together. I'm almost caught up with all of my Spring and Summer LOs, so I'll be starting on this years' Disney albums soon!!!

This one turned out to be my favorite!! Max celebrated his 7th Birthday on May 31. I didn't get too many good pics of him that day because he ended up getting really sick during his party. This was taken that morning before he started feeling bad. He was goofing off in this pic and I just love it! Since he turned 7, I decided to play off of the Lucky 7 theme that I saw on Indie Art. I used Indie Art for the word Lucky, the die, and the hearts, diamonds, spades, and clubs on the cards. I used Blackletter for the 7's. I cut the cards by hand and used my corner rounder. DH thought that I should have just used real cards from a deck but that would be easy. It was more fun to cut all those tiny pieces and glue them onto my cards. LMBO I love how it turned out and even excited that the numbers on top of the die add up to 7!!!
Here is Evan's Easter LO. I used Mini Monograms for the scalloped circle, George for the circle and face for the bunny and flowers, Doodlecharms for the bunny head, and Storybook for the title. I wanted the bunny face to match the paper so I cut the pieces using George and put them on the Doodlecharms bunny face.
Here is Evan's Slippery When Wet LO. I used Going Places on this one along with George to cut the rounded squares for the sign.
Here is Evan blowing kisses and waving bye to Daddy's plane. He had to fly to Baltimore for work and this was his first time away from us so we all had a hard time with it. Max had to say bye to him at school that morning but Evan got to come to the airport and I caught him at the windows of the airport doing this. I used Spongebob, Mickey and Friends for the clouds, Life is a Beach for the title, and My World for the plane.

Here is Max coolin off in our pool. We had this metal frame pool that we bought at Target this year. It's 10' in diameter and 30" deep...just perfect for them to play in. DH didn't want it killing the grass so we put it on our patio and was able to put the boys' basketball goal nearby too. It was a fun summer. I just love these pics. The top left one, I think that they were trying their hand at synchronized swimming!! LOL I used Life is a Beach for the entire LO.
Here are my boys on the 4th of July. I used Stand and Salute on this page and added Stickles to the blue firework and embossing glitter to the red one and the title.
Another LO of Max cooling off at a Spray Park. They have so much fun at this place. It was a really hot day when we went and I even ended getting in for a while. It's just too fun! I used Graphically Speaking for the Water Works sign and water spicket and George for the big circle. I used Stickles on the drip of water and bubbles on the sign and Glossy Accents for the words.

Here is the last LO. It's of a Cinco de Mayo party that I threw for the boys back in May. Max's teacher last year had all these wonderful parties for the kids so I started having them at home for all the little holidays. The love it. Max even came home and taught Evan the Mexican Hat Dance. I used Graphically Speaking for the Cinco sign, Doodletype stencil font for the de Mayo, Paper Doll Dress Up spoon for the maracas, Plantin Schoolbook for the zig zag on the maracas, and DS and George for the cactus.