Monday, July 28, 2008

A new week...

We had such a great last couple of weeks. We really enjoyed Jason's vacation time. He had 2 weeks off and we went to SF for the night and then we went to Six Flags one day as well. We also got some home projects well underway which we can easily complete over the next few weeks.
Re-painting our bedroom and framing the windows as well as adding crown molding. And then we also want to repaint our front porch rail and switch out our fixtures. Right now we have the sort of recessed overhead lights out there and a year ago I bought some that hang down, so my goal is by the end of August/early Sept. to have all those things crossed off my to do list. There really isn't a hurry, I would just like to get it done... :)

So soccer season is here!! Jason is going to coach the twins team (The Knights) this year. They are so excited. Tonight is the first team meeting and they are wearing their uniforms to the pizza place...pretty cute!

My firend Michelle passed along a very nice award to me called the “Brilliante Webblog Award“. Thanks Michelle!!
Here are the Award Rules:
1. The winner can take the logo
2. Place a link to the person that sent you the award
3. Give the Award to at least 7 other Scrapbooking-Blogs, which by its currency,the issues of choice and for their designs are especially noteworthy
4. Put a link to these sites on your Blog.
5. Write a comment on their Blogs that they’ve won an Award.

So I would like to pass this along to my frineds Greta, Elizabeth, Simone, Michele, Jenn, Sasha, and Kerttu! You guys are all awesome and I always look forward to checking out your blogs!

Now, if you have time you really need to get over to the challenge site and join in! This is my favorite challenge ever! Seriously, GO NOW!! :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Dance like no one is watching!

I did this one using papers from the Picnic basket kit! I also added some Melissa Frances lace, a MME frame, in stitch buttons, some SW chipboard and those fun Cosmo letters. So the paper under my journaling block is a Jenni Bowlin shaped mini paper and I liked it, but I wanted it to pop, so I decided to paint it that orange and I'm really happy with the result.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Our little SF jaunt...

The family packed up last week for a little spur of the moment trek over to San Francisco. It's only about an hour and a half away so it's really not much work getting there and we can get there and back on less than a tank of gas so it was a perfect idea. Plus I figured out we had almost enough points for a free room in Union Square through our Hilton card, so I shelled out a little extra money to purchase our necessary points and voila, a 4 star room in the heart of the city for the price of a Best Western in Fresno...HEHE. I shall start off our photo tour with the necessary Cable Car shot!

Our first stop was the exploratorium. It was really fun but pretty crowded for a Wednesday. Lot's of summer camp people I guess, and a lot of tourists. So we stayed and played for a few hours and then we went back to our hotel.

We checked in and got settled and then we headed out for Fisherman's Wharf. Apparently both Jason and I thought the other had the camera and neither of us did, so no photo's from our night of walking around, eating at Aliotto's, or hitting Ghiradelli Square.
The next morning we got up and went to Union Square, which was a block from our hotel. We went to Macy's and up top is the Cheesecake Factory where we had an early lunch. Then we walked around a bit and ended up buying books at Borders. We had an appointment in Brisbane to keep at 2 so we took off from the city about 1. it was a really fun little getaway! And the kids loved the change of scenery and pace of life.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Memory Lane Kit

Kit includes the following:
SEI Poppy Collection(Double Sided)
-String Bikini
American Crafts Metropolitan Collection(Double Sided)
-Wall Street
Jenni Bowlin "Trendy" Designer Papers
-Red Love Song
-Red Wallpaper
-Red Lined Ledger
Prima Angelique Collection (Double Sided)
-Angel Breath
Cosmo Cricket "Hello Sunshine" Collection (Double Sided)
Hambly Screen Prints Acrylic Overlay
-ATC Patchwork Black
KI Memories Lace Cardstock
-Tulips Red Hot
Bazzill Basics Cardstock
-Bazzill White
-Blank Check
-Blue Grass
Double Sided Corrugated Cardboard
1 sheet

-2 sheets vintage sheet music (songs and lyrics vary)
-1 package Making Memories Red Felt Alphas
-1 package Making Memories Tiny Alphas (black on white)
-1 package 7 Gypsies Chiptags elements (4 sheets)
-1 package SEI Poppy Rub ons
-2 sheets American Crafts Remarks stickers journaling sheets (black/white)
-1 ArtChix paper dress form
-2 Jenni Bowlin Calender sheets (1 large, 1 small)
-1 package Melissa Frances Vintage Frames
-2 SEI Poppy frames and tags (shapes will vary)
-1 yard Maya Road Sheer Luxe Scrolls Ribbon
-1 Scenic Route Charlotte Flower Clear Stamp
-2 Jenni Bowlin Felt hearts
-1/2 yard of Maya Road gatered Rick Rack in Red
-1 yard Prima Black lace
-3 Tim Holtz Ideaology Metal tags
-3 Maya Road Sheer Journaling Spots
-1 bottle of Stickles in Turquoise
-2 sets of ArtChix wings (2 silver, 2 black)
-5 assorted Prima Artful Collage florals
-12 assorted buttons (10 white, 2 red)
-4 metal brads (2 Making Memories, 2 Prima Angelique)
Click HERE to order!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A boy in constant motion!!

Here's a LO I did last night while I was making dinner at the same time. Am I the only on who does like 4 things at once?? LOL!
I used papers from the Picnic Basket kit. I added AC thickers, tiny MM letters, some creative cafe florals, a Fancy Pants overlay, some JB tickets and an in stitch button. I had taken this series of photos trying to get one "good" one of Luke but he was jumping up and down, as ususal. When I looked at them I had this idea at once. So the journaling in the tickets reads "it's so hard to stand still when you are a 4 year old boy."

Friday, July 11, 2008

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008)

This should put a smile on your face! there is a higher res video here!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A couple of PB LO's

I have actually had time to do some LO's over the last few days. The boys have been in camp. J goes in the morning and the twins in the afternoon, so it's a lot of driving and dropping off and picking up, but they have had fun! Plus I have had a bit of time to myself to clean up and get some scrapping in.
So for this one I used papers from the PB add on kit. The silver trim, ribbon and white frame are also from the kit. I added all the SL buttons and florals, the MR sheer with an old HS chipboard 6 on it. Plus I added the MM journaling page, MM tiny letters and the SR chip letter. This is a weird one for me using all that white space, but I really love it!

Then for this one I used papers from the Picnic Basket kit. The ribbon and red letters are from that kit too. I added in my fave SL buttons and florals, some AC corners, and some more of the tiny MM letters. These were photos that were sent home from preschool on the apples and when I saw that paper I thought it would be perfect!


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A new smile

Look who lost a top tooth! I am loving this new smile!

Thursday, July 3, 2008


My kids are currently IN LOVE with Urkel. Nick at Night shows Family Matters at 8:00 and my kids discovered this long lost gem of a show recently. As soon as Steve Urkel comes on the screen they all start laughing hysterically for no apparent reason other than the way he looks. And then when he starts talking they seriously pee their pants. Good lord!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Picninc Basket Kit

Summer fun get's even cuter when you incorporate this kit into all your projects! And be sure to see the add on kit that goes with it!

Kit includes the following:
October Afternoon Detours Collection(Double Sided)
-Fruit Stand
-Walk in the Park
-Picnic Basket
-Garden Path
-Dirt Roads
KI Memories Bloom Collection(Double Sided)
Melissa Frances Designer Papers
American Crafts Spring & Summer Collection (Double Sided)
-Cucumber Sandwiches
-English Garden
-Sugar Cubes
Hambly Screen Prints Acrylic Overlay
-Red Houndstooth
KI Memories Lace Cardstock
-Apples Dashing
Bazzill Basics Cardstock
-Red Devil
-Bazzill White
-Vibrant Blue
-Lime Sherbet

-1 sheet Pink Paislee "Holly Doodle" red alphabet stickers
-2 sheets American Crafts Remarks Journaling Stickers
-1 package ScrapWorks Exposed "Swirls" Vinyl Appliques in White
-1 Fancy Pants Pink Floral Acrylic Overlay
-1/2 Yard American Crafts Indie Keeler Scallop ribbon
-1 yard Queen and Co. green felt fusion
-1 bottle Crystal Stickles
-3 Jenni Bowlin "Journaling Stars" Printed Tickets
-1 American Crafts "Pool" Memory Marker
-2 Maya Road Crocheted Butterflies (blue and green)
-1 yard green paper lace from "Good Morning Sunshine" Etsy Shop
-4 pieces of American Crafts Greenhouse Chipboard (shape, size and color will vary)
-2 Jenni Bowlin Shaped Journling Cards (red and black)
-4 American Crafts Shaped Photo Turns in Pool (with matching brads)
-5 Prima Essential Morning Glory Flowers (shape, size and color will vary)
-3 Crate Paper Blue Hill brads
-3 Making Memories Velvet Brads
-2 KI Memories Bloom clips(styles will vary)
-2 KI Memories Bloom Smile Clips (styles will vary)
-10 assorted American Crafts Buttons circle and square
$ here to order!!

PB Add On Kit

Pick up this additional kit with your Picnic Basket kit for tons of summertime scrapping!

Kit includes the following:
KI Memories "Bloom" Collection (Double Sided)
Chatterbox Designer Paper (Double Sided)
-Botanico Blue Oak
-Botanico Garden
-Happy Flourish
Melissa Frances Designer Paper
Bazzill Basics Cardstock
-Blank Check
-Bazzill White
-Mexican Poppy

-1 package Cosmo Cricket "Scripty" letter rub ons
-1 pkg Scenic Route raw chipboard (birds)
-2 lengths Art Chix silver french borders
-5 sheets Prima Whisper Journaling notes
-1 Melissa Frances white square vintage frame
-1 yard lavender organza ribbon
-1 yard Prima orange lace
-2 Maya Road crocheted butterflies (pink and orange)
-6 SEI assorted Dill Blossom buttons
-2 Imaginisce Bling Blossoms (size, color and shape will vary)
$ here to order!!