Tuesday, October 19, 2010

We did the monster mash...it was a graveyard smash!

I had some of my good Mamma friends over today for a crafty playdate.  It was so much fun, we followed this tutorial I got from the latest issue of lmnop.

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I honestly didn't know how it would go and if we would be able to get ours to look as good as the pictures, but I think they look even better.  What do you think?









I think the kiddo's had fun too!



After everyone left I made one more potato stamp, Eva and Rebecca, this one is for you!


The potato aftermath!  Is it sad that I still haven't thrown them away


Monday, October 18, 2010

Autumn Love


The fall weather has hit Florida and I am LOVING every moment of it.  I am having a little fall craft party at my house tomorrow with some of my Mamma friends, should be fun I will post pics.

My husband had the opportunity to go to David Crowder's Fantastical Church Music Conference with some friends in Waco Texas a couple weeks ago.  He had an amazing time and came back raving about this stop motion music video Crowder debuted at the conference that he swore I would love, as I love all things stop motion.  It was released today on Vevo and "oh my!!!" there are no words!  David you ARE fantastical! Check it!!!  

And lastly, I am a guest blogger on my friend Eva Scott's blog Tales of the Scotts today!  I made this crafty little number in honor of Eva's blogiversary so go over and take a look-see and show Eva some love!



Wednesday, September 22, 2010

30 years!

To an amazing Husband - Father - Brother - Son & Friend! What an incredible man you are! You turning 30 today is not really that shocking, because I believe those who know you would agree that your God given wisdom has always far exceeded your age. I look forward to spending 30+ more birthdays with you! - All My Heart

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Project Life

I finally started my Project Life album yesterday. Becky Higgins has a great new website including a digital book making program where you can build a Project Life album and have it made into a beautifully printed 12x12 book. It's lemon squeezy! I like the idea of starting my book at the beginning of a new school year. If you don't know about Project Life go here to find out more about it. So that's what I did with my Labor Day, that and homework. What about you?

I use Project Life

Sunday, September 5, 2010

No Pressure

One of the things I love about scrapbooking is that I feel no pressure with it. There is no one to please with what I do but myself. I'm usually scrapping at my own leisure and I have intentionally not made any themed books or scrapped in any particular order. Some people might find this maddening but for me I absolutely love that I can start on what I want whenever I want to - One of the few area's of my life I feel No Pressure, what a joy. Here is some of the chaos I have created recently.

This page is a scrap - lift from a page Ali Edwards did for Creating Keepsakes

Friday, September 3, 2010

10 reason's to go drastically red this fall

I have been considering dying my hair this color for about 9 months now. But at the time I was pregnant with Sage and didn't want to take any chances (like so many other things in pregnancy their is controversy over wether or not you can dye your hair.) I swore if I still felt that way after she was born I would do it. I think it would be the perfect color for fall and here are my top ten reasons/inspirations behind wanting to go red.

A Fine Frenzy - pretty pretty

Victoria - I love that scene where she is swimming under the water and you can see her fire red hair so vividly approaching.

Molly Ringwald - I love 16 candles.

Julianne Moore - so classic

Gustav Klimt's painting's

Joan Harris from Mad Men

Ariel - She is my favorite!

Claire Danes on My So Called Life - I was in love with this show.

Anne Shirley - Gotta Love her!

Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine - I love her music and style so much and she was the catalyst for my desire to go red.

One day we will be besties and I will call her Flo because we're cool like that :)

Monday, August 30, 2010

1st Day of School

Lyla started her first day of school this morning and of course in true fashion I was snapping photos all morning. She looked so cute and all grown up!

Here is a sketch of the backpack I decided to make her.

I decided to make the pencil part out of felt to cut cut down of having to sew seam. Here are all the pieces cut out before they were sewn together.

I used an old dress I got from a thrift store and wore once for a costume party. I Used the straps for the backpack straps, some of the material for the backpack lining and the zipper.

I designed it so that the pencil is actually a front pouch. Here is Lyla sporting her smart backpack at her new school. Eeek - It is so quite here this morning without her, what am I going to do with all my free time? maybe....Get stuff DONE!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cherry Pie in the sky

I recently saw this lattice pie pocket mold on the williams-sonoma site and had to grab it to make some pretty little pies with Lyla. This mold is so easy to use you just cut out the dough using one side of the mold and then seal the pocket together using the other side. Then bake on a cookie sheet for 25 minutes. It's as easy as Pie!

I wanted to use fresh cherries since it is cherry season, but I figured that would be too much work for Lyla. She thoroughly enjoyed the canned stuff anyways.

I love her face when she is concentrating - Aaron makes the same face when he is concentrating.

Oh so Yummy!!!!