Monday, May 18, 2009

I hope you join us for all the fun!!
What a busy week it's been. I went on 2 - yes 2 field trips and 1 amazing Fiskateer crop! I'm am so tired! I do have to say I had a blast all week long. The trip and the crop were amazing!

On the first trip - we (my son's class and I) went to the Rain Forest Cafe at Disney. The kids had so much fun with all the animals. Even if they weren't real.

Second trip -My daughter's 5th grade - We (my daughter's class and I) went to Island of Adventure at Universal Studios. We had the biggest surprise ever - when The Blue Man Group gave us FREE tickets to their show because the our school's 5th grade classes had top score in the state on testing. The Blue Man Group are so incredible. If you can see this show go see it.
Because we has the trips and the crop I cooked a few do ahead meals so the we could heat and serve. I am so glad I did that!! So there went my week. I realize that with the excitement of getting things ready for weeks events I forgot to post last Monday's sketch and layout. So, today you'll get two sketch's and layouts. Last Monday and today's.
Here is today's Sketch from Scrapbook Challenge created by Pamela
Here is my layout. I created a 2 pager using the same sketch I just flip it.
I also use this for the Word challenge posted by DT member Rowena on SC. Give them a try - either challenge. If you do link me.
Here is the Sketch for Monday 5/11created by Pamela of Scrapbook Challenges

Here is the layout I did for it. I also did the Hide & Seek Journaling challenge posted by DT member Lily at Scrapbook Challenge . I hid my journaling behind my title. The two kids are DH & me at the same age. the title reads The Sweetest Thing.

If you do any of the challenge link me. I would love to see what you have done.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I'm feeling creative today. How about you?

Well, I have to admit I am a bit obsessed with BoBunny's Edgy Album from the moment I saw it I said Oooooohhhhh! I have to have it.

Unfortunately, I put myself on a no scrappy-spend diet. So I thought to myself ..."I think I can make that". So, I took some time this morning to try it out. I gathered some supplies, medium thickness chipboard, recycled medium thickness clear plastic (from my new Fiskars trimmer), ruler, craft mat, blue photo pencil, deco edge scissors, my Ultra Shape Express cutter and templates, Big Bite crop-a-dile(not shown), and my Fiskars Bypass Trimmer.

I cut my chipboard and plastic to the sizes I felt were good. I used the blue photo pencil, ruler & craft mat to measure the plastic. The blue pencil shows up on the plastic so it easy to see for cutting.
Then I used my deco edge scissors and my USX plus template to create the edges I like. Then I punched my holes for binding with my Big Bite Cropadile. highlighted the edges here so yu can see then.

Now, All I have to do is decorate and add pictures. I'll be working on this over the next few days.
First, I have finish this mini album for my friend/neighbor. I trying to get her into scrapbooking. She is very interested but is so scared of ruining the pictures, and not being creative enough. I decided to make her is little album as a jump start. I did a few pages and left the rest for her to do. I'm giving her some embellishments and a journaling pen. I kept things very simple so not to intimated her.

I love making this mini album because it's made from 1 sheet of 12x12 cardstock & pattern paper, small pieces of chipboard, some ribbon, embellishments and scraps of paper.
I hope you feel creative today too. Let me know what you think.
I wanted to tell you about an upcoming event. Pamela and the Scrapbook Challenges DT are doing a blog hop soon. So, be sure to chack back here often for that. Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Cinco de Mayo

Even if you don't celebrate it -- It's always fun do something for Cinco de Mayo. We will be having homemade Chicken Enchiladas tonight YUM!!

I wanted to say if you're not a member of Scrapbook Challenges, it's a great time to sign up! Scrapbook Challenges is a wonderful group and there's a lot of new stuff going on! Pamela makes it a point to make it an awesome place to hang out!

She got us another fabulous sponsor this month! Studio Calico has awesome monthly kits with exclusive product and fabulous new releases from leading manufacturers as well as those hard to find manufacturers. Check them out! Here is their website: Studio Calico This month they have provided us with two different add-on kits...Taffeta--Wisdom

Now, I didn't do tis weeks sketch. So, I don't have a sample but if you go to either Scrapbook Challenges or Pamela's blog you can see what the rest of the SCDT did with it. If you do create a layout using this sketch link me up so that I can see you masterpiece!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!! I have to get some scrapping done today.

It has been a busy weekend so far. Yesterday - We (DH & I) took DD to her All County Chorus practice and show. The show was beyond Amazing those kids were so incredibly good! I took alot of pictures. The girls we took back and forth with us were so great to be with such ladies!

Today we had birthday parties to attend. The kids love it. I am so tried. Did some one say NAP! I think I need one.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Flip Flop Crop!!

I am so excited about this crop. I know that Fiskars, Meghan, Piktails & all the Fiskateers will make is an Awesome crop! If you are interested in joining us we love to have you. Join the Fiskateers click here to join . Then call and register for all the fun.
Florida Fiskateer Flip-Flop Crop - Registration Now Available
When: May 16, 2009
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Piktails - 4090 Town Center Blvd.Orlando, FL 32837 (At Hunter's Creek Publix Plaza)
Cost: $15 – includes Fiskars goodie bags, lunch, snacks, prizes, and contests!
You must be a Fiskateer to register and attend!
If you have friends that would like to attend that, just make sure they sign up to be a Fiskateer first
To register: Call Debbie (store owner) at 407- 218-4630. You will need to provide your name, Fiskateer number, lunch request, and payment at time of registration.

*There will be contests and challenges all during the crop! Make sure to wear your Fiskateer colors!
Lunch options: Turkey, ham, or roast beef (on white or multi grain bread) box lunch - which includes chips, pickle, & a cookie!
I finished my masked layout I think it came out pretty good. Fisrt picture is of the layout after painted it. The seconded one is of the finished layout.
I created my out ticker sticker letters. I did some outline around the photos along with word (aargh, matey, me treasure & walk the plank) in white pen. I have to journal.
He's the Pirate that doesn't so anything.
Tomorrow, wIll be a busy day. We have to take DD to chorus pratice all day for the show later in the evening. I can't wait to see the show. The girls haved worked so hard for this. It's the All County Chorus show.