Sunday, August 31, 2008

Another page

This is another page I did last week. While Joe was away I got some scrapbooking done after the kids went to bed. While he is away I find that I can't really sleep so I stay up later scrapping. Last night though he was working in the garage so I worked on a page that I will finish later today. The really cool part about the layout I was working on last night is that I used scraps from one of the classes from Scrapgala 2007!
Anyway, back to this one...........for the background on the strip behind the picture I used alcohol inks and the applicator to make the pattern on transparancy. The "you make me smile" is a Melissa Frances rub-on. Love those rub-ons :)
We are sticking around home today, hopefully I can get Ian's school supplies together and get some cleaning done. Then I will be scrapbooking! I am on a roll and want to keep it up. Hope you are having a great weekend!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Guess what?

I scrapbooked that picture of Emma that I love so much! I kept the layout pretty simple because I wanted the picture to be the main focus (not that they all aren't but I wanted to really emphasize it with this one).

The rub-ons are from the last Stampin' Up! catalogue. The little gems are Dew Drops and cardstock colors are Riding Hood Red and Tangerine Tango (new In Colors). The butterfly is a Cuttlebug die/embossing folder combo.

Joe went to Costco last night and picked up Photoshop 6 for me (I had a really old version but lost it when I upgraded the computer). I can't wait to play around with it. I can see so many things I want to do with this picture! You may see it popping up here more next week..........once I figure out how to use my new PS :)

I found a new site last week that I am now addicted to. It is She has lots of yummy recipes (I have tried a couple- the chicken spaghetti is really good!), photography tips and pictures of the ranch where she lives (which of course is right up my alley). Anyway, you should check it out when you have lots of time..........I'm sure you'll need it ;-)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Cowboy Birthday

As promised here are a few pics from the party. It ended up being too hot to stay outside for too long but the kids got to play in the bard (in the picture, behind the kids) for a little bit. We had hid some little plastic animals in the hay and they got to look through the hay for those and run around for a bit. They were really good when we came inside and played really well. The playroom was still a mess at the end of it but that is part of the whole party thing, isn't it?

This is the cow cake, isn't it cute? I had so much fun with this one. I found the directions for it on That is actually where I found most of the ideas for the party.

I made Wanted Posters for the kids to take home. I had them printed out and stamped ahead of time and then when the kids arrived I took each of their pictures. When they were playing, later on, I printed them out and attached them to the posters.
It is supper time here now so I am going to see what I can find to eat. Joe is away this week and I find it hard/boring thinking up meals for just the kids and I. Anyone have any good ideas?

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Great day for a party!

I am so happy! It is a beautiful day here and that means that I can have Ian's birthday party outside :)

We are doing a barnyard/farm theme so yesterday I went to town and picked up everything farm animal related I could find. AND I had the best find ever! I found cowboy hats at the $ store!!! I was really hoping to have cowboy hats for the kids but didn't want to spend a fortune on them................I love the $ store ;-)

Last night I painted a cardboard barn red and right now I should be baking cakes (btw-the amount I end up spending on supplies to make the b'day cakes I could probably buy 2!). I am making "wanted" posters for the kids and we are having a scavenger hunt in the hay. It should be fun.............did I tell you how happy I am that it is nice outside today?

A few days ago Ian and Emma were playing dress-up and put on some old Halloween costumes. I had them lay on the floor so I could get some pics without all the playroom toys (and mess) behind them. They were laughing so hard, I love it when they play together and get along like this......................

Have a great weekend! Hopefully you get to enjoy some of this sunshine too!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

On our way (yet again)

We are leaving when Joe gets home from work to go to NS for a really quick trip (we will be back Sunday night). Tomorrow is Ian's 6th Birthday and I wanted to take him "home" once more before summer is over. He is pretty excited to be having his birthday around his family!
This is a picture I took of Emma a couple of weeks ago at the kids parade NB Day. I absolutely LOVE this picture and can't wait to scrapbook it! Her and another little girl her age were "runaway brides" cute :)
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

I'm back!

Well I haven't really been anywhere except to NS for a few days over a week ago but I was without a computer for almost a week after I got back (felt like an eternity. LOL). My computer is working awesome now and is sooooo much faster that it was worth it though.

I just posted pics of this album on and thought I should share some of them here too. This is 3 of my fav pages from the album. If you want to see the rest you will have to join the CompuPro forum (getting a little plug in there for Nick! LOL). I will warn you though it can be addicting. There is a lot of talent there, the gallery is awesome and they have lots of fun challenges. I have scrapped more in the last month or so that I have been on the site than I have in like 6 months.

Anyway, back to the album. The base of the album is a chipboard album and I covered the pages with either patterned paper, cardstock or paint. I used rub-ons, ribbon, glitter, microbeads, grungeboard, buttons and crystals to decorate the pages. I still have more pages that I can add as I get pics I want to use (I took one the other day I plan on using when I get a chance).

Joe's Mom and niece are coming tomorrow for the weekend so it might be a little quiet here for a few days again but I will be back next week (hopefully with some stamping projects to share).
Have a great weekend!