Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy Hands

Every year for Mother's Day the kids give me their handprints. Rileigh & Maddox won't be back until after Mother's Day, so we did handprints this past weekend. Maddox moved his hands mid-print, but it gives the print character. All of Rileigh's prints have the missing palms - it is my favorite part about her prints. Look how big her hands are! They are both getting so big. Thanks angels!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Rileigh's Spring Sing

I am day late posting this - but better late than never. Rileigh's Spring Sing was great. We sat on the wrong side of the room so my pictures aren't great, but Rileigh did a fabulous job. Here are 2 pix of her singing & moving along and using here kazoo...

After her performance we walked around and saw some of her artwork:

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Catching up...

Sorry I have not posted in so long. I usually blog while I at work (shhh, don't tell), but I have been so busy there lately that until today, I haven't had any time to blog or browse. At home, Jeff & I have been spending all our free time organizing the garage and the basement, Spring cleaning, and cleaning up the yard (oodles of fun). I have to tell you though - the house looks great. I am really proud of both of us - we have accomplished a lot. Now that everything is put away (labelled of course) there is a whole lot more space.

Lila and Jeff had their birthdays last weekend, so the 3 of us spent a lot of time together. We went on a few bike rides. We started taking Lila to the tennis court to chase balls - she loves it!Lila is 2 now, and officially no longer a puppy!

I am in the process of reorganizing all my craft stuff - I moved it around so now it is all stored together. It will take a while to get it just how I want it, but Jeff is glad all crafty stuff moved out of our bedroom.

I want to share with you one of my favorite blogs: Pam is so creative! Check it out. Whenever Pam has a new post I get so excited, because her stuff is so amazing, she makes it look so easy. Make sure you check out her fireplace makeover. (This is the finished product: Also Pam gave her pantry a makeover, and her chalkboard labels are awesome (

Also, today I found Cheri has tons of great ideas, and she posts often which is awesome! I love her bleach pen T's and can't wait to try them out.

Well, I hope to post more soon. Tonight is Rileigh's Spring Sing at school, so my goal will be to post a picture or 2 of her for tomorrow.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Amazing Cricut Cake giveaway

Check out the for an amazing chance to win the Cricut Cake! The Cuttlebug Challenge also showcases amazing projects by lots of talented people.

Decorating the Christmas tree LO

Paper is me & my BIG ideas paper pad. I cut the ornaments out from a different sheet from me & my BIG ideas paper pad. I tied floss to the ornaments and "hung" them. The letters were cut with SCAL 2 on Core'dinations paper, run throught the Cuttlebug with a Swiss Dots embossing folder and lightly sanded.
This is Maddox's decorating page

Halloween LO

LO for Jeff & I. I used leaf nesties to cut the photos, and used the same nestie as stencils for the photo mats. I tried something new and added some stamps to the empty spaces. I added some embossing powder to each stamped image to make sure I wouldn't smudge the images.

Hanging Christmas lights

Here is LO for Rileigh's book. The Christmas lights are from me & my BIG ideas paper pad, I added some Angel Wingz Shimmerz over the lights to give the appearance of them being lit. Other than that, I cropped the photos and used a cornor rounder. The best part of this LO is Rileigh's smiling face in the pictures. She was so excited to help hang the lights - and she loved being able to climb the ladder. She was so fearless climbing to the top, she did not want her Dad or me helping out at all. When Jeff hung lights, Rileigh tried to steady the ladder for him - she is such an amazing helper!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Decortaing the Tree LO

I have actually been really busy crafting lately, but just not good about posting my projects. I have been catching up on LO's and am happy to say that I have both kids caught up to Christmas pages (and some of those are done). They will both be so excited to see new pages. This page is actually Lila's. The dp is from a paper stack (I don't remember which one) The stars are cut out of paper from Debbie Mumm Harvest & Holiday - added a cross stitch to the centers. Lila's pix was cut out with a scalloped oval nestie and matted on a larger one. The Christmas bulb is left over from a LO I did for Rileigh (cut out from me & my BIG ideas paper pad). The ornament was cut with the Cricut (Christmas Cheer), and the letters were cut with SCAL.