Thursday, February 25, 2010

American Pride-SOUS Challenge

Happy Thursday! I'm again super late in doing last week's challenge...I mean another new one comes out tomorrow. It's been another roller coaster of a week here. Between still helping out my parents by being at their house while contractors were getting things repaired and feeling super crummy from a flare with my Rheumatoid Arthritis...I haven't had time or even felt like scrapping...which I hate because I love to scrap!! My dr is working on getting me on a new med and some pain meds too to help me get over this rough time. Anywho...I did manage to finally gte this LO done. I designed it last Friday when I saw the challenge but just got around to starting on it yesterday. This is the first LO that I've completed for Max's Cub Scout album! DH and I are Scout Leaders for Max's Den and we scheduled our Den to attend a Flag Education and Flag Folding ceremony at our local American Legion. This was a requirement for them to earn their Wolf Badge. We had a wonderful time and the boys all did so well. They each got to fold the flag and they learned what each fold meant. They also did an outdoor flag ceremony and got to raise and lower the flag. At the end of the evening, they were each presented with a certificate. I based this LO off of the Stuck On U Sketches (SOUS) sketch from 2/19/10. I used my Cricut for all the cuts. George for the circle and stars, Stand & Salute for the title and soldier, and Base Camp for the USA dog tag. I distressed everything and added a beaded chain to my dog tag. Printed papers are from an old DCWV Summer Stack. I blurred out the face on the other Scout in the picture with Max.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Home Sweet Home-SOUS challenge

It's been a super hectic week here and I'm just now getting around to the SOUS challenge from Feb. 12. We spent last Friday night preparing for Evan's birthday party, which he FINALLY got to have...after rescheduling it twice because of stomach flu. Then his party was on Saturday and was just so much fun. He had a Candy Land theme and it was just the best. My parents had some water damage from a leaking ice maker hose and called DH to come help them tear up their brand new laminate floor that they had put in just 2 weeks ago. Then we got socked with yet another snow storm and the boys missed Monday and Tuesday from school and it was on a delay yesterday!! We are now out of snow days for the year. I've been helping out with being over at my parent's house while the construction guys are there repairing their kitchen while they are at work. I took this LO over with me today to get some work done. I worked pretty well considering all the hammering that was going on in the next room. OK, enough about my crazy week. On to the LO!!! I based this on the SOUS challenge from last Friday. I used my Cricut on all the cuts. The title is Storybook, gingerbread boy and girl are from Paper Doll Dress Up, and the gingerbread snowflake is from When It's Cold Outside. I inked the gingerbread boy and girl and added ribbons to them. I put my snowflake on a giant flower from Hobby Lobby and added a green bow and the little gingerbread house charm is from Oriental Trading and I attached it with a safety pin. I heat embossed the snowflake with white glitter. All paper is from last years Martha Stewart Christmas stack. The scan of the LO didn't turn out the best because of the thickness of the flower, snowflake, bow, and charm combo.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

It's SUPER BOWL Sunday!!!

Just want to give a shout out...GO COLTS!!!!! This is from an email that I got from my mom the other day.

Per the National Weather Service...Here's the latest satellite image taken of that gigantic storm heading SE toward Miami!!!

How cool is that??

Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Dog and his Boy (SOUS)

I played along with the SOUS challenge again from 2/5. I've been needing to scrap these pics and this sketch worked perfectly. We take our boys to Build A Bear every year for them to either build a new animal or buy new clothes for their old animals for their birthdays. Evan saw this adorable dog named Hearts Dalmatian. He's just the cutest thing and he goes perfectly with another heart doggie that he built 2 years ago...Puppy. She's a white dog with pink and red hearts all over her fur. I used my Cricut for all the cuts. The squares and hearts are from George, the dog is from Doodlecharms, and the title is from Opposites Attract upright feature. I cut a red heart to go over the dogs eye instead of the circle that is supposed to be there so he looks like Evan's dog. I also cut smaller hearts for the heart shaped spots that his dog has too. I also did some inking with black and white inks. Printed papers are from Creative Imaginations.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Calgon...take me away!!

Do you all remember that commercial from the 80s?? Well, that's the way that I'm feeling today. Evan's birthday was on January 21st and he turned 6. We had his party scheduled for the 24th, but big brother Max ended up coming down with the stomach flu and we had to reschedule. We figured that if we rescheduled everything for 2 weeks later that it would have run its course through the family and everything would be fine. Well, guess who came down with the stomach flu today?? Evan!! He came home from school not feeling too well and had a tummy ache. Well, after we got home from picking up Max this afternoon, it REALLY hit. I'll spare the nasty details but he's definitely got the stomach bug. So, I again had to call everyone and reschedule his party. His friends' parents are going to think that I'm nuts!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Lincoln Logs

Max and Evan LOVE Lincoln Logs. They got these awesome sets from Pa and G-ma for Christmas. It's a Yukon Express set that builds 5 little cabins, a train track, and even has a train with figures. They each got a set so we've been having nothing but fun with them. I was going through my paper stash yesterday when I sat down to scrap these and was shocked when I had only bought 1 sheet of each of the patterned paper that I used. I ALWAYS buy 4 sheets of any paper that I buy. I don't know what could have come over me that would possess me to only buy 1 sheet!!! So, I had to use different papers on each boys' LOs...I don't like to do this but I had no other choice because the one set of paper I bought at an Archivers and the closest A's is almost 2 hours away. Oh well...I finally found 2 sets of patterned papers that worked for both and I'm very happy with both.

I used my Cricut for these pages. I used My World for the Cabin and Trees and Old West for the title. I'm totally loving the fonts on Old West!! Since the cabin didn't come in layers, I cut apart the logs and inked them individually and then re-assembled it. I did lots of inking on everything to bring out the rustic look of the papers. I used a new February sketch from

Here's Max's LO. The papers are all by Cloud 9 Design...Great Outdoors collection. And yes, he was upside down in the bottom photo...he was acting silly.

And here's Evan's LO. The papers are all by Cosmo Cricket...Mr. Campy Happy Trails collection. And yes, Evan is rolling a boulder of snow down the railroad track to smash the oncoming train.