Tuesday, November 30, 2010

birthday card

Here is another project from this month's WRMK reveal. I always need Birthday cards suitable for all ages. I love how bright and cheery this one is. This one was created for Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week Birthday Challenge in the Moxie Fab World
I always get a lot of card inspiration from the Moxie Fab blog. You should check it out and play along. It really helps to expand your card making skills.

Here I used papers and chipboard from WRMK Funfetti line and stickers from SRM stickers.

Monday, November 29, 2010

WRMK funfetti reveal at ACOT

I think I am going through my greatest scrapbooking slump ever! I am just not in the mood to scrap lately. I think the big thing is that there are so many things that need to be done at home. We have been doing a lot of cleaning out and reorganizing and I am totally on a roll with that. It's starting to get a little sad though - there are so many gorgeous new products sitting in my scraproom that I havent even touched! I ordered them, and then by the time they arrived I was in this slump. Oh, well, Im not too worried, Im sure it will be over soon. probably when I finish my cleaning out - which is almost done.

I had to make myself work on these pages for the reveal. But I have to say - it was super easy! These papers were so fun and easy to work with that I just flew through the pages! This card is my favorite though. simple, bright and perfect for a birthday!
See the rest of the reveal HERE.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Wow, has it been that long?!

I can't believe that my last post was on Nov 9th! where did November go? We have been doing some major cleaning out and cleaning up around the house so I havent had much time to scrap. I am doing to fix that this weekend though. After thanksgiving (which I am cooking this year) I will be getting all caught up on my scrapping. I have tons of goodies sitting in my scrap room!

Hmm, I DID do a few things though. I made some sympathy cards with my Scrapbook Nook Nov kit. The photos are pretty bad, because I had to snap them real fast and get the cards in the mail.

Here they are though.

I have also been working on altering the light switch and outlet covers for my kitchen using the same kit. but I dont have any good photos yet. The colors match my kitchen scheme perfectly.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New reveal at ACOT

Check out my latest reveal of Pink Paislee Sweetness over at a cherry on top!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

ACOT crop coming up!

This weekend is the crop at A Cherry On Top! Be sure to stop by for classes, challenges and prizes! (I'm teaching a class on Saturday where we will make 8 Christmas cards and learn a bunch of stamping techniques.)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Challenges are up at ACOT ...

The new challenges are up at ACOT!!
This page is my example of my Trends and Techniques challenge this month where I challenge you to use a banner on your page. I created this page using a sketch from Pagemaps

Here are some close ups. I used a lot of Sassafras Lass Mix and Mend on this page

Monday, November 1, 2010

I have the BEST kid EVER!

Saturday morning 10/30/10 we got up at 5:30 for our trip to DC and the Rally to Restore Sanity. We woke Ellie up at 5:45 by singing Happy Birthday. We stopped at Wawa for coffee and the obligatory Birthday doughnut, before heading to the Septa train station. The train was about 15 minutes late but we still made it to 30th Street in Philadelphia with plenty of time to spare for our 8:12 train. At the train station we started seeing people headed to the rally, and Ellie quickly realized that she could get a great reaction by showing people her shirt. She wanted to show EVERYONE! and would walk up - point to the front, give them a minute to read it, then jump/turn around to show them the back and smile!
This is her on the train, and the front of the shirt, which was modeled after the rally poster, but said 'rally for my 5th birthday'.

this is the back, which says - 'and it ain't no tea party'

when we arrived in DC we met up with some college friends and went to lunch at a cute French bistro where Ellie got a chocolate lava cake with a candle in it and happy birthday songs from our friends in Russian AND Spanish.

Next we headed to the rally. we made a couple poor judgment calls. First, we probably should not have stopped for lunch, but we had a good time with good friends, so whatever. Second, we headed directly to the mall from the Capitol building direction, which put us approaching the rally stage from the back. We then had to get all the way to the other side of the mass of people before we could actually get onto the mall. We thought we would be able to walk down the sidewalk, or on the street there in front of the museums. Boy were we wrong!

This was the scene there. Sorry for the blur, I was just holding the camera over my head. and still, see how close that guy's head was in front of me?! It was crazy! But I have to say, everyone was SUPER nice. Everyone was pushing a little bit in the various directions that they wished to go, but no one was shoving or getting upset about it. People were joking and laughing and the guys who had climbed the trees next to us were narrating letting us know that the wave was coming and we had to raise our hands in 3, 2, 1 ! LOL!

and here is a photo that Ellie instructed me to take, of the police on horses. They were keeping that street open between the crowds. (Ellie was on Seth's shoulders so she was doing a little narrating too)

After I have no idea how long, I heard someone say that general admission could get onto the mall at 7th street. We were at 3rd and not moving AT ALL! So I got a little frustrated and, ok, I was starting to hyperventilate from claustrophobia or something. So, I instructed (through hand gestures because we had gotten separated) Seth to make his way to the street, then out past the museums away from the mall. (before we had been trying to move down the street/sidewalk in the direction of the washington monument) after we got about halfway down the block in between the museums, things cleared out a little so we could at least breathe and move. We made it over to the street behind the museums and then went down to 8th street before coming back over. We were then able to get onto the mall, and there was even some space where people were sitting. There were a lot of people with kids there. We gave it one more try to get to a place where we could see and or hear, but ellie was getting tired of the whole crowd thing, so we went back to the more open space and sat near some other families. Ellie had a blast showing people her shirt and having her photo taken. Then there was a drum group and she went over there and danced for a while. After sitting and relaxing a little, Jon Stewart started to speak. I could hear him a little but it just seemed like too much effort. I figured we would read or watch it online later, so I suggested we leave before the thing ended (and everyone else left too) and go to a museum. To minimize walking, we went in the one we were near, the natural history museum. Ellie enjoyed looking at the Hope Diamond. She said "wow look how sparkly!". Then we looked at insects and she got to hold a caterpillar and a millipede. She also liked looking at the tarantulas (safely behind their glass) After that I was very much in need of caffeine so we went outside and sat on the steps and waited to meet up with Rachel and her friend Rachel. They had actually managed to see some of the rally.

We hung out for a while and had some snacks that we brought along. Then we went back to the drum group. (by this time the rally was breaking up) Ellie danced and had her photo taken more.

Then we walked down to the reflecting pool by the Capitol and sat there for a while. Ellie chased the seagulls (so they wouldn't poop on our heads - lol) then Rachel left for dinner and we did also. She was taking the metro and I hope she made it ok because the metro was VERY backed up. My other friend Grant, who was supposed to meet us, ended up going home because he couldn't get on a train because they were all full. Some other friends who were supposed to meet us, did managed to get on a train, but they were overwhelmed by the crowds and also left early. So yeah, the attendee estimates probably don't include the people who turned around at some point because it was just too hard to get there.

We walked, along a street filled with a jovial mix of characters, to our restaurant, La Tasca. I wanted to go to Jaleo, because it seems that every time I go to DC I eat there. But we waited too long for reservations. So I managed to find another Spanish restaurant that DID have reservations (we made them on Friday afternoon via opentable). This photo could be titled, thank goodness for reservations! We were very tired, and hungry, and people without reservations were being told the wait was about an hour. We were seated pretty much right away. Sangria and tapas! yum! Ellie ordered chicken nuggets but ate mostly our calamari. It was good.

after dinner we got on the metro. Ellie got her own ticket because she is now a BIG 5 year old girl! She was excited about that. I was happy that the metro crowds had died down. When we got to union station I bought ellie a book because she was such a good girl ALL DAY!! She started a little meltdown at dinner, and at the ticket machine at the metro, but we managed to calm both of them, She was such a trooper! We were early for our train and that was good because when we finally got on, there were not enough seats, but we managed to find 3 together. this was Ellie before we even pulled out of the station.

and thanks to Seth's dad for picking us up at 30th Street so we didnt have to wait for the Septa train again.