Sunday, July 26, 2009

Birthday Book Club

Here is my DS, Max with his Birthday Book Club book. They have this neat program at his school that if you donate money to the library, you get to pick a book that you want donated. Your name gets put on a sticker in the front of the book and you get a certificate saying that you donated a book. And when the book comes in, you get to be the first to check it out and they tie ribbons to it and they sing to you during library. Max enjoyed doing it last year in kindergarten so we did it again in 1st grade and then I'm sure we'll do it for Evan starting this year! It's a neat way for the school to get new books and it makes it memorable for the kids. OK, back to the LO...I used Paper Doll Dress Up for the Dinosaurs, Doodlecharms for the Cupcake, and Celebrations for the Streamers, Party Hat, and Balloons. I tied real string to the balloons and tied them to the dinosaurs tail. I chalked everything and edged everything with a fine black marker just to add a little "pop". TFL

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

There are birds...but no eggs

Here is my DS, Max, checking on our baby birds. And on this special day, they had actually hatched. They were both so excited to actually see birds instead of eggs. I used Zooballoo for the branch and the bird nest and Storybook for the title. I inked all the edges, added Primas and bling to the branch and the corner of the pictures. I decided to journal on the nest instead of adding another journaling tag. Background paper is My Mind's Eye. TFL

Monday, July 13, 2009

Max and Pa

When I first found this title in one of my books, I knew the perfect picture to put it with. Well, DH questioned it. He thinks that the title should have been paired with a picture of Max and Pa doing piggy-back rides. But I took it as, every kid wants a pony and why need a pony when you have such an awesome Pa! So here's my take on it. I used Zooballoo for the tree, Paper Doll Dress Up for the ponies, and Makin the Grade for the title. I cut the ponies each 2 times and layered them and also chalked and inked them. I also chalked and inked the entire tree. I used my Martha Stewart Icicle punch for the grass...I think once turned upside down that it made perfect grass! I also used my MS button and branch punch for the embellies on the picture. I used some Doodlebug rub-ons for my journalling square. TFL

Monday, July 6, 2009

VERY busy...

trying to get caught up on my scrapping so I can start on this years' Disney albums!!! Here are several LOs that I have finished recently.

Here are Max and Evan on St. Patrick's Day. I cannot believe that I'm still scrapping pics from March...I'm NEVER this far behind. :( I'm trying my hardest to get caught up. I used the Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cart for the shamrocks and the Opposites Attract Cricut cart for the title using the Upright and Opposite features. I bought the boys' shirts at Walmart and just had to get a picture of the back too.

And here my two having a blast in their battery powered Lightning McQueens. We bought these cars 3 years ago when we bought our new house and I've never scrapped pics of them playing in them. Since Cricut has come out with the Cars cart, there was no better time than now to scrap them. They were being very silly back in March playing with these so I got these awesome pics of them being loving brothers!! I used the Cricut Cars cart for Lightning McQueen and for the title too. I chalked the title to look like flames.

Here is my DS, Evan, with his very cool tattoo. DH gave him his first tattoo while I was gone at a Swarm back in April. And then he remembered to take these awesome pics because he knew that I'd want to scrap it. I again used the Cricut Cars cart and found the awesome title "Custom Body Art" on the cart and Ramone was just a perfect fit!! I chalked the flame on Ramone. Background paper is from the DCWV Rockstar Stack.

Here is my DS, Max, with his new glasses. He started to come home from school with headaches so it was time to get his eyes checked and sure enough he needed glasses to correct the astigmatism that he has in both eyes. I came up with the title and then remembered that there were Little Red Riding Hood cuts on the Cricut My Community cart. I added real ribbon to her braids and made the little wire-rimmed glasses for the wolf. I added Primas to her little basket. Background paper is from the DCWV Summer Stack from last year. TFL