Wednesday, August 31, 2011

busy busy busy!!!

We have been super busy around here.  I can hardly believe my kids will be heading back to school next week.  We still have a lot to do before then! 
Today we went to the State Fair with Grandma!  Here are some fun pictures:

Lots of fun rides, yummy food and even walking on water. (see above pic) How cool is that!!!

This last weekened my mom took me to see the musical Mamma Mia!! It was fabulous.  Thanks Mom!!!
still have those ABBA songs playing in my head. LOL (=

And finally I'll be taking a few days off from the blog as we will be heading for a short camping trip before the kids head back to school.

Hope everyone has a fun and safe labor day weekened!!!
And one last thing!  GOOOOOOOOOOO DUCKS!!!!  They will be kicking off their season on Sat Sept 3rd against LSU.  Should be a great game!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Creating yourself...

This is another mixed media piece using gesso, paints, stamps, mod podge...  Again, I've combined Unity and Purple Onion designs.  The sentiment from Unity reads: Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Summer fun!

We have finally been getting some warmer summer weather.  I took the kids to cool off the other day.  Here are some pictures...
I know I don't have as many pics of Chase lately, but this is what you get from a 12 year old boy! (=

Enough Mom!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Let's Ride

Here is a recent layout I did of my daughter on her new bike.   The theme over at Paper Issues is "Let's Ride". 
Happy Friday!!! (=

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Unity and POD Mixed Media

I've been having fun making these mixed media pieces.  This one is made using Unity and Purple Onion Designs stamps.  I used gesso, paints, stamps, DP...   The wood is approx 6x6. 
Thanks for looking! (=

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Unity August KOM

Here is a clean and simple card using Unity KOM.  I think these smiling little flower pots are too CUTE!!! (=    The sentiment says: SMILE and forget everything.

Monday, August 22, 2011

i heart faces - Pet week

Playing along again this week on the i heart faces blog.  The theme is "Pet week".  If you'd like to play along go HERE.

 Here is a picture of Sadie on a trip to the beach this summer.  We are loving having her.  She has been a great addition to our family!!! (=  

Here is a recent picture that was just taken:


Unity Challenge - Back to School

Here's a card for this months Unity challenge.  The theme is Back to School.  If you'd like to play along check it out HERE.   I pulled out some fun apples and the quote  from previous Unity KOM's.

Thanks for stopping by! (=

Friday, August 19, 2011

Unity - Friends with flair

Playing along with Unity - Friends with flair. 

Foto Friday - Sisters

        If you'd like to play along with Foto Friday go HERE.
Here's a cute pic of my girls!! (=
Happy Friday!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Paper Smooches

I pulled out my paper smooches stamps to play along with this challenge.  I just adore this cute little monster! (=  If you'd like to play along go HERE.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I "HEART" you

Here is a scrapbook layout I just did:  I used stamps from Purple Onion designs for the banner and hearts.  The small sentiments are from Technique Tuesday.  DP is from October Afternoon.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I heart faces and a card

 I recenlty discoved the i heart faces blog.  It's full of fun challenges and tutorials.  Although I'm definiltly no professional I certainly enjoy photography.  This weeks challenge is EYES.  Here is a picture I took of Delaney. 

Also, wanted to share a card I made with my new Purple Onion design stamps!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Purple Onion designs

I recently discoved Purple Onion designs and just received my first order.  I had lots of fun creating with these fun stamps over the weekened.  This first project was done on a piece of MDF board.   It measures approx. 6x6.  I used gesso and acrylic paints.  I paper pieced some images and made this cute little scene. 

Thanks for stopping by!!! (=

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Photo shoot

Delaney had a fun photo shoot yesterday.  It was for Rocker Baby Nation.  An online kids clothing store.  They have super CUTE and fun handmade clothing!!!  Here are a few fun pics I took. 
Hope you are enjoying your weekened!!! (=

Thursday, August 11, 2011


It's been awhile since I've participated in any challenges.  I saw this theme challenge which is a butterfly theme and made this card.  The image is from By LORi Designs.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Unity card and a Mosaic

Image and sentiment are from Unity's July KOM.  I used my MS punch for the butterflies.
Sentiment reads:  Love believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

 And I was able to retrieve some of my photos from July as I had not yet deleted them from my camera!  So here is my late July mosaic.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Happy lives here and some pictures

Here is another card using July's Unity KOM.  This cute little house says: happy LIVES here.
The clouds were made using my PTI dies along with the "happy". 

Still having trouble retrieving all my photos off of my old computer (sniff,sniff) so now I'm taking pics left and right! (=  Here are a few from the week:

LOVE those sweet faces!!! (=

Monday, August 8, 2011

Unity KOM

Well I finally got around to playing with Unity's July KOM.  So many CUTE images.  This card was made with the flowers.  They were stamped on fun polka dot cardstock and then cut out.  I also used my Papertrey ink dies for the sentiment. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bedroom Reveal

I've been slowly trying to do a few projects around the house this summer.  One room that I've never painted or done much with was my bedroom.  So with a super low budget I repuposed some old items and here's how it turned out. 

Items Before:

And After:

I'm not completely done yet.  I still have a few items I'd like to get.  A new rug, lamps, blanket...but so far I'm very happy with how it turned out!! 
The Love board was inspired by a project I saw on an awesome blog called House Tweaking.  You should definitely check it out!!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Some Favorite Layouts

It's been a busy summer and I am finally getting my room put back together after painting.  I'll post a few pics soon. 
I'm still having problems recovering my photos, but at least I did print many of them.  Although, I don't really know what I didn't have printed now. )=  
Yea for blogs!  Today I went through my blog and was able to resave pictures and mosaics to the new computer that I had posted.   So glad I posted all those pics!!! (=
While going though the blog I found a few of my favorite scrapbook layouts:

Thanks for stopping by!!!