Sunday, October 30, 2011

I Heart Long Weekends!

I actually had two layouts that were all finished up and I just hadn't taken a picture of them to post. I accomplished that today, as well as titling and embellishing another one that was 85% finished, and completing another 1 pager.

Here are the two that were finished...
Such great pictures from the nephew's birthday party. The boys (and the photographer) went outside to try out his new baseball gear! It was sooo much fun! I used cuts from Boys Will Be Boys on this one.
Love this one of my (2nd) cousin jumping on the trampoline at my mom's. He had sooo much fun! I used the trampoline from Everyday Paper Dolls.

I finally finished up this one today from a visit to Heinz Field on Super Bowl weekend. I went with my sister and my niece just to check it out since we were already in Pittsburgh babysitting my hubby's cousin's son.
I made the Steelers logo using some directions that I found last Christmas on this blog. I used Accent Essentials (that I used rewards points for in order to make this logo!), Varsity Letter and, one of my new purchases, All Sports (love, love, love!).

And finally, this is a sweet layout that I did of my niece from our family egg hunt for Easter. She is such a beautiful little girl and I adore these pictures of her.

I used a Martha Stewart punch for the butterflies, Opposites Attract and Cake Basics for the font. I added a few heart brads and some journaling stripes. The pictures make the impact and I kept everything else soft and sweet.

That is my accomplishments for today! Tomorrow I plan on scrapping away all day and making a big pot of chicken corn chowder and homemade focaccia bread for dinner. Such a wonderful fall day!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Someday I Will Finish A Layout...

Well, I have one measly layout that I completely finished and photographed. I have several that are started but without embellishments or some without titles. My life has been crazy lately...pretty sure I haven't cooked a serious meal in over a week and we weren't home before 9 pm any of those nights. But I have a nice long weekend and should be able to scrap on Sunday and Monday! Yay for scrappy time. I tell myself I am going to finish up the layouts that I started before doing anymore...but we shall see how the days go!

Here is the one layout that I haven't shared yet. My husband begged me to go to a concert with him in April. I didn't really want to go but I did cuz I am a nice wife!
The title is from a song that the band put out when we watched them. The metal hands and the guitar are from Rock Princess. I like how the bright colors contrast with the darkness of the pictures.

That's all for today...should have some more next week!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

New Crafty Zone!

I am soooo excited to have a new crafty zone. Let me set this up for a minute. My husband and I live in a 1 bedroom apartment and have a fairly large storage/garage space that is unattached. Hubs has most of his stuff in the garage...he has a nice area to build/slash destroy things and an area with his punching bag. Now I have my perfect crafty zone in our living room! Since I got my Cricut last April, I have taken my scrapping/crafting to a whole new level. It filled my summer and has made me soooo happy!

Shortly after getting my Cricut, I started buying lots of paper and supplies that were NEEDED! I then bought 3 Jetmax cubes and a ribbon organizer when everything was on sale on Black Friday. Here is my first crafty zone.
Functional, organized and perfect.

Then, I bought more things and more cubes. Expanded crafty zone.

Handmade (with love) ribbon organizer by my hubby, lots more cartridges and more paper!

Well, it didn't stop there. I love ribbon, I love paper and I love Cricut cartridges. Crafty zone #3.
I promised my hubby that I would not buy any more cubes because his chair kept getting pushed closer and closer to the television. Well, I didn't buy any more JETMAX cubes. But we did get a new couch and completely turn our living room on its head. I also got a new sweet zebra crafty chair---my first real crafty chair! I have used a fold up outside chair (not comfortable), a hard wooden kitchen chair (even less comfortable) and part of my theater seat (fairly comfortable, but awkward). I also got a proper desk to replace my fold up card table!

Here is my new, greatly improved and perfect crafty space!

I am in love! I haven't worked out all of the kinks but it is working great so far! A desk! A chair! A home for everything!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sweet Isaac

Well, I have about four layouts that are finished except for titles and some Cricut cuts and some journaling. Someday I might be those finished! But for now, I have one cute little layout of the cutest little man, Isaac.
I used Nate's ABCs, Don Juan, Sugar and Spice Lite and B is for Boy Lite. It seems odd to have a dog and a giraffe on the same layout but I just took the animals from this pjs in the picutres. I love the cute pictures and his gorgeous blue eyes.

I really like how the title turned out. He is just a sweet baby and I wanted to make sure I used that in the title! The paper is Complete Boy by My Minds Eye.

This weekend, my hubby and I are rearranging our living room, getting a new couch and creating a new crafty corner for me! I will have a desk instead of a folding table and a zebra chair instead of part of my theater seats! I probably won't get any crafting done but I can not wait to get my own special corner!!!