Saturday, February 26, 2011

Cards and Twine

Happy Saturday to you!

I had some fun this week playing with the upcoming March Scrapbook Circle printable. Did you know that each kit includes a printable 8/5 x 11 page that you can print and use as many times as you would like?

Here's a peek at what the March Printable will look like.

I like to print these out on matte photo paper, but if I didn't have the photo paper, white cardstock would work great too. I use the photo paper because I bought a bunch only to discover that I don't like the look of my photos on the matte paper. So I figure, that I may as well use it for something.

I put these cards together with pieces from the printable and the Scrapbook Circle March Kit. The printable really makes things come together quickly. Got to love that!

One of my favorite quick embellishments lately has been using bakers twine to add a finishing touch to projects. Since I was running low on twine, I ordered some of each color of Divine Twine and will be adding it to the Scrapbook Circle shop very soon. I can't wait to use all of these lovely colors!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Fun Finds Friday #4

Welcome to another Friday! I'm excited to share a few of my favorite things I've spotted around the web this week.

Nutella Pretzel Sandwiches

Why didn't I think of this? These look so delicious. The only problem could be not eating the entire batch at one time.

Flower Embellished Hats

The flowers add a fun look to a regular hat. Love the bling too!

St. Patrick's Day Subway Art

This is a free download! I loved the Christmas and Valentine subway art that eighteen25 created and I was happy to see this St. Patrick's version. I've printed it and added it to my big white frame. It's my only St. Patrick's decoration. Do you decorate for St. Patrick's Day?

Q & A a Day: A 5-Year Journal

I'm not good at keeping a journal but this book could be just what I need to start documenting things.

There is one page for each day of the year with a question asked at the top of the page. The page has space for answers to be writting for 5 different years. Wouldn't it be a fun way to track different things going on in your life?

Check out this amazing pantry.

The color of the walls is beautiful. I may need to do this to my pantry.

That's all for today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Pocket Chick Pick #2 @ Fancy Pants

One of my favorite blog features on the Fancy Pants blog is the "Pocket Chick Pick." It is where the design team gets to choose a layout that has been shared on Facebook and use it as inspiration for a layout of our own.

Today, my Pocket Chick Pick is being featured on the Fancy Pants blog. I hope you'll stop by and check it out.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I Want a Hot Cup of Cocoa

In December, our kids learned a song to a really catchy tune about a hot cup of cocoa. When I took these photos of my daughter and her friend, I couldn't help but sing the "Hot Cocoa" song in my head.

I thought the first line of the song would be a perfect title for this page using 2 of the alpha stickers from this page:

This sticker sheet from Echo Park was one of my must have items for a kit when we went to CHA. Just look at the 4 different fonts plus all of those small words. Love it!

I also used the journaling oval from the free Scrapbook Circle Valentine printable plus some pieces from the upcoming March printable too.

This page came together with the upcoming March Scrapbook Circle kit. Can't wait to share more with you!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Which is Your Favorite?

Last Friday night, my son and I had a "Max and Mom" night out. He planned the entire night and we had a lot of fun together. We ate dinner at the mall food court (at Rubio's), looked around the Lego store, went out for yogurt and then came home and played videos games.

While we were at the mall, we also stopped in the Fossil store. Max decided to try on sunglasses and I started taking his picture. We had fun taking pictures with a bunch of different sunglasses.

The photos were from my phone, so they weren't the greatest clarity, but I was just happy to have a camera.

I printed off a few of my favorites and used them on a layout today.

We really had a fun night together and I hope to make it a tradition to do more one on one activities with each of my kids.

All of the layouts supplies are from the new "To the Moon" line from Fancy Pants. Don't you just love those bright colors?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Let's Go Bowling

We had a great 3-day weekend together as a family.

Yesterday afternoon, my husband took work off early and we went bowling. Of course, I brought my camera along.

Even thought I didn't even get to 100 points (maybe I should use bumpers next time?) it was a lot of fun to relax and enjoy time together.

How was your weekend? Did you get to do something fun?

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Candy Bar Game

Hope you are having a great Saturday!

Today we are celebrating my mom's birthday with brunch at Joe's Farm Grill. Not only is it one of my mom's favorite places to eat, it's one of my favorites too. I love their focus on fresh and locally grown food. I'm getting hungry...

I wanted to share a layout with you today that I made with the upcoming Scrapbook Circle March Kit. Lots of Echo Park For the Record and some new Jenni Bowlin on this page.

I know banners have been popular and some people may have grown tired of them, but I still love them. They add a playful element to pages.

Although I am not a good scrabble player, I really like the look of the Scrabble Alpha Stickers.

I'm very excited to get to reveal more of this kit over the next week. It's one of my favorites!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Fun Finds Friday #3

I'm excited to share a few of my favorite blog finds from the past couple weeks with your today.

Even though Valentine's Day has passed, I'm adding this cake to my baking list for next year.

This Rainbow French Toast looks so pretty and delicious. What a great way to get a healthy dose of fruit in the morning.

I love kraft colored embellishments and these kraft heart stickers would be prefect on layouts, cards or used as envelope seals.

Dishtowels are such a pretty way to easily spice up the kitchen. The bright, happy colors on these dishtowels plus the looping ribbon make them something I think I need in my kitchen.

Do you love to travel or have a few favorite travel locations in the United States? I think this map from JanuaryJonesPrints's etsy shop would be a fun way to track your travels.

This bracelet would match almost any outfit since it includes so many colors. Isn't it so pretty?

That's all for this week. I hope that you had a wonderful week. Happy weekend to you!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Teaching at Creative Estates

Have I mentioned that I'm teaching at Creative Estates in April? I'm so excited that SheyB offered me the opportunity to teach a craft class at the event.

I've been thinking up class concepts for a while and I think I've finally decided what the project is going to be.

Here's a little peek at the project.

More details will be coming soon!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

We've enjoyed celebrating Valentine's Day all weekend. These Bingo cards were a success with our friends this weekend. The kids didn't want to stop playing!

We also baked, frosted and ate way too many sugar cookies.

I've also done a little Valentine card making today with a FREE printable that Scrapbook Circle is offering on their blog.

The little hearts are my favorite element on the page. Plus I really love those little banners! Here's a look at what I've done with the printable so far.

Be sure to stop by the Scrapbook Circle blog and pickup your own free copy of the Valentine printable.

Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine BINGO

This Sunday we are getting together with friends to celebrate Valentine's Day and I thought it would be fun to have a game the kids could all play.

While I was looking for game ideas, I found this fantastic Bingo template on the eighteen25 blog.

They share a Photoshop template that can be used to make Bingo cards with photos. If you are interested in making the Bingo cards, they share the directions on their blog.

Here's a look at one of my cards.

There will be eight kids at the party, so with 24 squares, they each get to be on the Bingo card three times. I just had to make sure that they are not in the same column twice.

I made eight different boards by just switching around a few photos on each board.

The file was uploaded to Costco and I had the Bingo cards printed at 8 x 10 inches for only $1.49 each. I've also laminated them so that we can reuse them next year.

Hopefully the kids will enjoy playing with these this weekend!

Are you doing anything fun to celebrate Valentine's Day?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Love Banner

Yesterday I mentioned that I was working on a Love banner with some doilies as the base. The banner is now finished and I'm excited to share it with you.

I just folded the doilies in half and hung them on some large white ric rac. The doilies are glued together, but not glued to the ric rac.

These Vintage Valentine Tags from Elle's Studio added such a fun touch to the banner. Plus, the Design Embellishments from the Fancy Pants It's the Little Things line added a perfect "love" touch to the project.

I used my Silhouette to cut out the "LOVE" letters and several hearts from fuzzy white vinyl. On the L piece of the banner, I misted one of hearts a dark pink before sticking it to the doilie. The fuzzy white vinyl is great because I can mist it any color I need.

For the O piece of the banner, I cut those tickets with the Silhouette and then layered them with a Glitz sticker and the O.

For the V piece of the banner, I layered more misted fuzzy white vinyl with a Vintage Valentine Tiny Tag from Elle's Studio.

I really like how the dark pink misted heart contrasts with the pink doilie.

I finished off the banner with another Fancy Pants card and an Elle's Studio tag.

There's the full banner. I having it hanging in our family room on a mirror that hangs over our fireplace. I just taped the ric rac to the back of the mirror.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Are you working on any Valentine projects?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Grandma's Sugar Cookies

We have been anxiously anticipating Grandma coming with sugar cookies. She always make them for us around Valentine's Day.

Grandma came over yesterday with a cute heart container filled with cookies for each of the kids. Plus one for Ward and I too. Delicious!

Thanks, Grandma!


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