Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dino Food!

Jacka has a great imagination. He is so funny! The other day I caught him playing with his Zhu Zhu Pets. I thought nothing of it, until I saw how he was playing with them. He made one of his dinosaurs eat them! I was laughing as I took the pictures.

Here is the layout...
The title is gypsy font and Dinosaur Tracks. The hamster (cut at 1.5) is actually the mouse from Animal Kingdom. I just cut his tail off and rounded out his little bottom. The t-rex (cut at 3.5) is from Dinosaur Tracks. I embossed him with the Cuttlebug.

Remember to scrap those everyday funny moments!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Chigger Stuff!

Each and every time we go down to Hilton Head and Savannah I am fascinated by the Spanish moss. It is so beautiful! This big grey mass swinging in the breeze from most of the trees has a bit of a romantic old world look to it. Our first trip to Savannah inspired the nickname "Chigger Stuff". One of our lovely bus drivers told us not to touch it because it is full of chiggers. Good to know, since I was tempted to reach up and get a handful!

This layout was in my head for quite sometime, but I think that sometimes my creativity gets the best of me. I decided to use the moss on the page. I opened the bag and little bits of it went everywhere! What a mess! This page includes every type of adhesive I own! I eventually got it all stuck down though. The title is a mix of gypsy font, storybook, and All Mixed Up. The brackets are Gypsy font.

Thanks for visiting!

1st Time on the Ice

Jacka had his first ice skating lesson this past Saturday! I just cannot believe how big he is getting. :) I asked him if he would be interested in taking lessons and his eyes lit up. For 3 days straight he asked, "I go skating this day?" That is his new thing. Everything is this day. It is pretty cute. So Saturday came and we hit the rink. I was a little nervous because he has been known to chicken out on extracurricular activities. As I was lacing his skates up he looked a little nervous, but once his blade touched the ice he was good to go! He loved it! He skated by himself many times...he also fell many times. But each fall was fallowed with giggles. :) After the lesson I asked him about it and he said, "I did a great job...and I fall on my butt!" He is such a funny boy!

For this layout I used All Mixed Up and George. I spruced up my basic cardstock with silver inked circles and I added an element of interest by journaling my subtitle around the page. The pictures looked a little flat so I added black ink to the edges. That gave them some dimension.

Thanks for looking...and go hit the ice!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Snail Valentines

This year, in keeping with my not buying any cards New Year's resolution I decided to make Jacka's valentines. He is not is school so I would not have to make a ton, but he does have many friends and cousins that we would what to show a little love to.

I researched different styles and ideas but could not find anything that really suited me. Then Jacka decided that the Valentines must have a snail on them...a snail?! Where did that come from. lol

I found a design that included a lollipop as the shell here, and tweeked it to make it my own. My lovely friends on the DIS boards helped me come up with the perfect phrase and an organic lollipop made the perfect shell. Jacka loves them! I cannot wait to hand them out.

The snail's body was made with circles from George. His eyes were made with the quotes from Gypsy font. The title is Mickey font and the background is embossed with D'vine.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, January 22, 2010

That's How Country Boys Roll!

Even though we do not live in the south, Jacka is a Country Boy. He insists that I am his "Momma" when others refer to me a Mommy and the only two musical artists that could bring us some peace during his colic were Johnny Cash and Kenny Chesney. He knows what a John Deere is and what "turn loose" means...he is a country man.

I took the lyrics from the new Billy Currington song That's How Country Boys Roll as my inspiration for this layout. Look at that gummy grin! How cute is that?!

The title is Opposites Attract, Mickey font, and A Child's Year. The checklist to the right of the picture is A Child's Year, Mickey font, and Gypsy font. I made the checks by cutting "Z"s from zooballoo and then cutting them to fit. The 3D stickers and journaling on the back of a 3x5 index card finished the layout off.

Thanks for lookin'!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Jacka is into dinosaurs...I mean really into dinosaurs. He knows the names of most of them and can tell you which are carnivores and which are herbivores. He has been discussing the issue of bi-peds and quadra-peds for some time now. In the car on the way home from dinner, he transferred his pedal knowledge to the other living things in his life. He asked about all the inhabitants of the car (himself, his Daddy, and me) and then proudly announced...with a huge smile, "We all bi-peds!" It was so cute! He is becoming such a big boy!

Holy Layouts Batman!

I was fortunate enough to have lots of scrapping time this weekend. I have several highlight pages to share...

The first is I Smell Candy which is a part of my HHI album. The Savannah Candy Kitchen is a must stop, if only for the pralines. They are to die for! The samples that are handed out are generally still warm and they just melt in your mouth. Yum!

This layout has lots of sparkle to replicate all of the sugar in the candy kitchen.

The title is all mixed up and Gypsy font.

My second layout to share is near and dear to my also features one of the most uncomfortable nursing sessions I have ever had! lol Once again, in HHI we were at the beach when Jacka needed to nurse. Finding a comfortable spot was not easy, but Jacka did not care...I was still his Seaside Snack Shack. This layout has lots of cricut. The sign and arrow are George. The title is Opposites Atract, A Child's Year, and Life's a Beach. The waves are also Life's a Beach.

The final layout of the day is a more recent one featuring the ugliest hives I have ever seen! Jacka came down with these in October and they were nasty. As you can see, they did not slow him down very much.

The title is Storybook, Mickey font, and A Child's Year. The paper doll is from Everyday Paper Dolls. For the doll's hives, I embossed him using the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder, than inked him with red ink. It was hard to draw on the features of the face, but the look of the hives more than made up for that!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Circus Baby

Have you ever had a layout that you could see in your mind, but you could not translate that to paper? That was this circus layout. The pictures just sat forever. Finally yesterday I tackled it, and I finished it up this afternoon. I am on a mission to use up some of my sticker stash so I started with this one. There are stickers from 4 different packs on this one layout! I used the cricut for the title banners (George for the flags and storybook for the title). This was such a fun theme that I wanted to do it justice on the page...and I think I captured that!

(Because there are some personal elements to the journaling, it has been blacked out.)
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

New Background...

Well, it is getting to be that time...I need a new background for my blog. I go through this each and every time I think of changing it. I wish I knew how to make my own. The background that are available out there are neat, but few are really me. I wish I could find a valentine background with frogs kissing. How cute would that be?! Oh well...back to searching...maybe the background fairy will visit me! lol

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Watching For The Birds

More from Hilton Head 2007...Oh how Jacks loved the parrots which are found all over the island! HHI is not an overly tropical place, but just so you do not forget that it is an island many businesses have parrots residing out front. It took Jacka no time to realize how cool these animals were. After his first encounter with them he would squawk back at them, by the end of the trip he was waving to them and blowing them kisses!

I picked up this paper at M's and I love it! The "for the birds" is from a coordinating paper in the same line. I made the title by welding many different letters together. I popped the T out with pop dots. I actually forgot it on the original cut, but was able to creatively squeeze it in. The border punch on the journaling piece is MS's Pine Needles.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wizard of Oz Slider Card

Jacka has a cousin who is an only child like him. Since they are the only cousins who are "onlys" we lovingly refer to the pair, who are 5 months apart, as siblings. I made this slider card for Jacka's "sister" Sydney.

Here is the inside of the card...

The lettering is from Gypsy font and the shoe is from PPDU. I tried to get a photo or video of the card in action, but that did not work out so well for me. Oh Well!

Now, if only I can make her gift come out as well as the to create!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Doughnuts Anyone?

Oh, this layout was so fun! All of the bright colors and sparkle perked up the cold, wintery day we had today. This layout is for my HHI 2007 album...

In HHI there is a great little restaurant called The Flamingo House of Doughnuts. It is owned by a very religious gentleman who was a joy to meet. He makes all the doughnuts fresh to order with your choice of glazes and toppings. It was heavenly! We had a s'mores one and it was amazing!

I used lots of Cricut here...
Stretch you imagination for the palm trees
Life's a beach for the title and the flamingo
All Mixed Up for the title
Opposites Attract for the title

Enjoy and if you are ever in HHI check out the Flamingo House!

Long Time...No Scrap!

Wow...long time no scrap! This has been a busy start to 2010. I have lots to scrap, but today is the first day of the New Year where I have been home all day! I have had little time to scrap this past week or so and of that time most of it was spent preparing my entry for the Cropping with the Stars contest hosted by PC. Now that the contest is over (winners are chosen around 1/15-this Friday...cross your fingers and your toes for me!) I hope to get back to my regular scrapping routine.

Happy New Year to all! I wish you a happy and prosperous 2010!