Sunday, November 30, 2008

A frame, 31 gift tags and a punch!

Yup! That is all included in this month's project kit! I love how the frame turned and I can't wait to use the gift tags but I am so geeked that the Mega oval scallop punch is included in the kit! The frame came together super fast and you can switch out the picture each year if you want and the gift tags -well I can't wait to wrap my presents this year! Kit goes on sale December 1st at Cocoa Daisy and comes with a complete set of instructions. Have a great week! :)

So very Thankful!

We had a wonderful time in Virginia visiting family and friends for Thanksgiving, we feel so blessed to have so many precious people in our lives. If you have never been to Virginia you really need to plan a trip there, the state is so full of beautiful scenery and history. Here are a few of the pictures from our trip:

Taking a walk with Uncle Johnny and Aunt Heather to the playground, the mountains are beautiful even in the winter time:

Catching a ride back to the house (those little legs were all wore out):

A very wore out little Zach:

Watching the Christmas parade with friends:

Having dinner out with PaPa and Shirley:

Getting ready for Christmas pictures with Grams and Poppy:

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. We are on our way to spend the holiday with family and friends down in VA. Have a great week!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Contest info and more!

The Daisy Diner Scrap-Off contest!! Get all the information here to join in the fun contest at Cocoa Daisy!

I also want to let you know about this great internet food drive that Cocoa Daisy has put together. The "Making a Difference" food drive is a great way to help your local community AND get entered into the drawing for some amazing prizes from some of your favorite scrapbooking manufacturers! Find the full details here.

And a little sneak peek of the December project kit:

Monday, November 17, 2008

Some Monday Randomness.

New MMM post is up, I show some examples on how to use found book paper.

I posted some ideas on how to use Maya Mist here.

Katherine asked me how I created the top edge on my "potato soup" layout -I used this spiral punch from Stampin' Up . Thanks for asking Katherine.

I have been busy working on my December layouts for Cocoa Daisy and here is a little sneak peek:

First big snow of the season started today - and they are saying another 4"-8" tonight!!! Greg took the boys out to play in the snow for awhile before dinner and they had a blast! Can't wait to see how pretty everything looks in the morning all covered in a fresh blanket of white!

We are about half way done with our Christmas shopping yeah!! I am hoping to get to the mall tomorrow with Mom and get some more done. Well that is is for now, have a great Monday night!

Friday, November 14, 2008

More celebrating!

Tricia has another great giveaway up on her blog at Cocoa Daisy, make sure to enter for your chance to win!

We are also starting a four week elimination type contest starting Monday November 17th, make sure to stop by Cocoa Daisy for more information on Monday and please play along - it is going to be a lot of fun!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

November Cocoa Daisy!

Here are my layouts for November at Cocoa Daisy.

This one is my favorite this month. I love that this story about our first date and how we connected over something as simple as potato soup is recorded. I can just imagine our grandchildren reading it! I am going to type up my recipe for the soup and attach it to the back of the layout. I also used my new favorite technique, using a paper towel tube dipped in paint to create circles.

A fun layout about our nephew Joshua. The borders around the photos where just drawn black lines with a Zig pen and then filled in with a white gel pen.

Layouts about the boys first days at school.

And the rest of them.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great Thursday!

Monday, November 10, 2008

RAK winner/New MMM Post

Thanks everyone for playing along! I asked Nate to pick a number between 1-13..........and he picked number 10-Ady that's you! Please email me ( your address and I will get your RAK out to you, enjoy it!

Monday's Masters Post is up! Have a great day!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Cocoa Daisy is 2!

Help us celebrate Cocoa Daisy's 2nd year anniversary! Tricia is giving away a new prize each week on the Cocoa Daisy Blog! How cool is that!
I love Tricia and Cocoa Daisy and wanted to join in on the celebration so I thought I would give away a set of the Fancy Pants Daily Grind Chipboard alphas that go with this months kit at Cocoa Daisy:

Just post any old random comment and I will pick a winner on Monday!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The last IIM post

It is with great sadness I tell you that the I Inspire Me blog has come to an end. :( I have been so energized by the ideas that Lana started with the blog that I intend to continue posting layouts and my inspiration on my blog, so even though the IIM blog is done I will try to carry on the idea here.
This last post was inspired by an advertisement. I have had this ad from Sherwin Williams in my sketch book for a long time:

And this is how I interpreted it:

I covered Fancy Pants and Tim Holtz chipboard with various patterned paper to make the swirls. The dragonflies are made from a Basic Grey acrylic stamp.

Have a great night!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Monday randomness:

It's Monday so a new MMM blog post is in order, this week my fellow Masters and I are all scraplifting one another. So make sure to check out the blog each day this week! I was assigned the amazingly talented Veronica Jennings, I love how she uses paint on her layouts!

Amber Bretz......come on down!!! My buddy is a game show celebrity! Amber was on The Price is Right last Wednesday and she won a hot tub!! How cool is that!!! Here is a link to the show. Congratulations girlfriend!

Well, this girl is sleepy so that is all for now, have a great Monday night - and don't forget to VOTE tomorrow!!