Dec 31, 2009

Happy New Years Eve!

Happy New Years Eve!
Well, another year has come to an end. I am looking forward to a quiet night at home with my boys, I couldn't think of a better way to bring in the new year. The biggest change for me in the new year is that Craig will be starting pre-school on January 5th, I am happy and sad all at the same time. I guess I am just going to have to get used to them moving on to bigger things!
Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all the best in the new year!

Dec 29, 2009

Love Life!

I have had some decor elements to put up for a while now, I have been putting it off because I was concerned about how it would turn out. I decided to start myself off small, so I put the Love and Life up first, now that I think of it it was kind of silly for me to use my front entrance wall as my tester funny! I didn't find these small words difficult to rub on at all...we will see how it goes tomorrow when I tackle my big project. These pictures were taken within days of each of the boys being born, they are resting in my husbands hand. Most people cannot tell which picture is of Craig and which is of Ryan. It is amazing how similar they look in these pictures.
Thanks for stopping by and have an excellent day!

Dec 24, 2009

This is the gift that I made for my nephew, he is very artistic. Every time we go over there he seems to be working on something. I purchased a 9 x 12 sketch pad and decorated the front to suit him, he enjoys playing the guitar so I thought this stamp was perfect for him. The tin is not one of the Stampin' Up! ones, it is a little bit longer. The cover I made is magnetic so it can be changed if he ever wants something different. Inside I made a magnetic pouch to hold his art pencils, an eraser and a pencil sharpener. I was excited to give it to him and I got the reaction I hoped for, yey! I love when people appreciate the effort we put in!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with all your family and friends!

Dec 20, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Sorry I have not been posting much lately, I have been so busy with getting ready for Christmas, spending time with the boys and I just can't fight this cold. I spent almost the entire day on the couch yesterday watching movies with my family. My husband was so great today, he knows how horrible I feel so he did the laundry, dishes, cooked supper and he even cleaned the bathroom!

These two pages were created in MDS. I think these pictures of our boys turned out so cute, it sure is hard to get them both sitting and smiling at the same time. I really like Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Real Red colors together for Christmas. I used the Schoolbook Serif Alphabet, A Holly, Jolly Christmas and the Old Saint Nick Stamp sets.
Have a great day!

Dec 16, 2009

Baby cards!

I forget where I saw this layout, maybe on SCS. I really like it and you will probably see it again in the future! I used the Bundled in Love stamp set that is retired and the little cutie is from Nursery Necessities. Both those sets are my favorite for baby cards. I water-colored the hippo and the bunny to make them a softer color.
Have a great day!

Dec 15, 2009

One Year Old!

How cute is our little boy! It is still hard to believe how fast his first year has gone by. This page is done in My Digital Studio. The background is Garden Green and I set the opacity to 89% so that I could have the stars pop out. I really like how the program allows you to enlarge the punch shapes to be what ever size you would like. I was amazed how well the Garden Green and Night of Navy colors matched Ryan's shirt.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Dec 14, 2009

Finally, Ryan's thank you cards

So I have finally finished Ryan's thank you cards. I am not usually this slow. I feel so busy yet I don't seem to have much accomplished. I wonder if my list will ever come to an end, ha, not likely! So his cards are made using lots of different Stampin' Up! colors, punches and the Scallop Circles #2 die. I have enjoyed making all these Sesame Street characters but I am not going to be upset about having a little break from them.
Have great day and thanks for stopping by!

Dec 11, 2009

MDS Card!

I wanted to try a card on MDS so I thought I would try a birthday card. This is a very basic card and it didn't even take me 5 minutes to make it. I am still learning the program so I am starting out with simple projects. This program really is great, I definitely see me getting lots of use out of it. 
Have a great day!

Dec 9, 2009

Ryan's Birthday in MDS!

I decided to do a couple simple pages in My Digital Studio from Ryan's birthday. MDS is such a quick way to get caught up on scrapbooking.  I still do prefer cutting my paper, stamping and punching, but, sometimes it is hard to find the time. I think MDS is great because I can make an online book they way I would want it while everything is fresh in my head and then when I find/make the time to scrapbook I can refer to it.
I am excited, I just put in my Occasions mini pre-order, Yey! The new mini will start January 5th so if there is anything you still want out of the current mini you better get before it is no longer available.

Dec 8, 2009

Ryan's invitations

These are the invitations we sent out for Ryan's birthday party! I thought I posted them yesterday and then noticed I didn't, oops! I made these with the Scallop circle for the Big shot and several different Stampin' Up! punches. The last picture is of the box I created to hold one of each card. I will hopefully get his thank you cards done today, my fingers are crossed. My older son Craig who is almost 2 1/2 loves all my Sesame Street creations, he is constantly playing with them and naming who each character is. I am working on an alphabet punch book for him for Christmas. I have over 70 different punched creations that I have created my self as well as some that are other peoples that I have seen on different blogs and SCS. Whenever we are in my craft area he grabs my 6 x 6 pages and likes me to name them so he can repeat it, he has learned so many new words through my punched art.  He can even pick some of them out and tell me what they are. 

Dec 6, 2009

Ryan's 1st Birthday!

Happy 1st Birthday Ryan!
Here is the birthday boy, enjoying some cake. We were pretty happy when the blue icing washed off both the boys, they looked stained.

I really like to make my own birthday cakes. I am really happy with how cookie monster and elmo turned out. Ryan was eager to get into them, he already started to eat the word's before I got a picture!

This is the Birthday card that I made for Ryan. I have seen similar ones on SCS.

This is the card that Craig and I made for Ryan. I wanted a stamp that was just an outline so that Craig could color the picture in for Ryan. This stamp is not from Stampin' Up!, unfortunately they do not have any Sesame Street characters.

Here are the party favors that I made, I came up with the boxes on my own and then used the Scallop circle for the Big SHot. I did get the idea from SCS, I just don't remember who, sorry. I put a box of crayons, a bag of cookies and a Sesame street ornament on each of the young children's boxes, in the big kids I did the cookies and smarties or M&M's.

Dec 1, 2009

Sesame Street!

So I am getting ready for Ryan's first birthday! Wow does time ever fly by, I can't believe our baby will be one already. It is kind of sad yet exciting to move on to the next stage of his life. I am doing  a Sesame street theme and will be using these characters I made using SU punches. I will post the invitations, his b-day card, thank you's and treat bags this weekend.
Have a great day!