Monday, January 31, 2011

Fun at the Park

Jenna and I love to spend time at the neighborhood parks, she has such a great time.  This is one of our last trips before winter settled in. I remember this day like it was yesterday, she was modeling for the camera. Doesn't she look beautiful?!?
Boy I can't wait for spring and when we can have fun at the park again.  It is so cold and grey here, but we are moving closer to warmer weather and springtime. 

Friday, January 28, 2011

So Fortunate.....

Well ok, House Mouse designs are not my favorite to color BUT I think this lil guy turned out ok. 
The supplies are from a card kit that has been collecting dust in my scrap room.  The image was already mounted on the scalloped oval, I only had to add the 'fortunate' sentiment.  I found this in my stash and it matches prefectly.
I have lots of card kits and really need to get going on them. Anyone want a few to help me out, JK!
Have a great weekend,

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sweet {Heart}

  Good Morning! 
Time for another Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge, so grab that cup of joe and enjoy.
This week's challenge is a photo inspiration challenge......
Didn't this layout just come together perfectly?  I ROCKED this challenge!!!!!!
This is my wonderful sweetheart daugther and pinky.  I used Daisy the Elephant from FBD.
You can find her, here.  
Be sure to stop by the challenge blog and check out all the wonderful DT creations.

Enjoy the day,

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Welcome Little One

Welcome Baby Evan! 
I am loving scrapbooking my nephew's newborn pictures, who can't resist beautiful baby pictures. 

This is daddy (Mike) and lil' Evan just a few minutes old.  I remember Mike being so nervous with Evan those first few moments.  It was such a blessing to be there to witness baby and daddy getting to know each other for the very first time.

Me and my sister and my mom with lil' baby Evan.

Happy Sunday,

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Glitterbabe's Art Grand Opening Coming Soon......

Would you like a chance to win all these goodies? 
Well it is so easy......
Glitterbabe (Stef) is getting ready to open a new art store on January 31.  
All you need to do is blog about the grand opening, add the pictures to your sidebar and leave her a comment so she can make her way to your blog.
Just click the Grand Opening badge below and you will be taken to Stef's blog for all the info.

Gem of a Challenge

Is it the weekend yet?  Why do 4 day work weeks always seem to creep by so slowly?!?

This week's Glitterbabe's Challenge is being sponsored by Pink Gem Designs.
This week I created a scrapbook layout using Sprinkles on a Cloud.
I added lots of glitter to Sprinkles wings, her crown is accented with gold gems and the cloud is highlighted with more glitter.
This is is my wonderful and cheerful daugther Jenna.
She loves to pose for pictures.  She will tell me she is modeling for me.

Over the weekend I spent sometime organizing my supplies. It got a lil' out of control.  I have way too many and need to use them, this way I can go shopping....hehehe! I found the sentiment, which I jazzed up with some bling. 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Fresh Brewed Designs Valentine's Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the FRESH BREWED DESIGNS Valentine's Blog Hop and New Image Release! If you are getting here from Jeanette's (AKA Forest Ranger) blog then you are at the right place!
If not, then please go back to Heather's Coffee Break  to the start of the hop!
For those of you who are staying, we want to begin by thanking you for taking time out of your schedule to hop along with us.  This hop will feature some of the many newly released Valentine's digis available TODAY in the Fresh Brewed Designs Shop . These images are all lovey and sweet; the perfect way to tell your someone special how you feel about them.  

I created a scrapbook layout using Who's Cute.........well we are of course. 
This is me and my so sweet daugther Jenna.

Everyone hopping today will be entered in a random drawing for a Fresh Brewed Prize, so be sure to leave a comment on each blog you hop to.  
Everyone who snagged the Jan 19 blog badge and emailed Heather will be entered twice!
For every 10 hop participants, there will be an extra image added to the prize package for this hop, which means the more you share; the more there will be to win.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Your next hop stop will be Shazza's blog.
Before you leave I want to let you in on a little secret! Fresh Brewed Designs is getting ready for another Rubber Stamp Release!!! Heather has designed several new stamps to add to the shop including the Cutie Pie featured on the badge below and some new coffee girls. The hop and release will be on March 1. Heather has created this badge and is asking us all to help spread the word by adding it to our sidebar and linking it back to Freshly Brewed Challenges . IF YOU DO add the badge, head over to the challenge blog, email Heather and let her know. She will add you to a drawing for a special prize that will be announced after the March 1 hop.

Thanks again for hopping with us at Fresh Brewed Designs.

Hugs to you,

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Halloween Fun

Happy Tuesday!! 
Hope you are staying warm. 
It is grey and gloomy in Chicagoland today.  Had some flurries this morning. 

This year I want to really focus on scrapbooking. 
1 - I want to get caught up and have all our memories in albums for the family to enjoy.
2 - I have sooooo many fun things in my stash that need to be used.
3 - Once I use up my stash...I can go shopping again.

I want to thank my wonderful friend Moira. 
Last year she scrapped over 600 pages!!!!!! 
What an awesome thing to accomplish. 
Her family will have some many wonderful memories to cherish. 
Moria, thanks for the inspiration you are a wonderful friend!!!!

This is Jenna from Halloween 2007. 
When I was going thru my pictures it seems I have scrapped 2008 and 2009 but somehow missed 2007.  Go figure!  Well, I'm almost done.

I used a border set that I received in a swap on SCS. 
 I just need to journal, which I will do once I get all these pages in an album.
  I will sit down and journal as I assemble to albums. 


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Kindergarten School Picture

Well, today did not start so good........

Was running late this morning, my hands were full with my cell phone, my keys, my lunch and what-not, stepped down into the garage and tripped over a pair of shoes.  Everything goes flyings, keys on the hood of the car, my lunch slid under the car and my cell phone is somewhere in my garage. After a few choice words I gather my things and start to look for my cell phone....can't find it.  So I get Chuck's and call mine, I can hear the faint sound of my ring tone, P!nk's Raise your Glass. After a few trys I figure out the phone has landed in the garbage can....UGH!!!  This should be fun.  I fish it out and it is soaked, great....just F'in great.  Off to work I go.

I get about half way and bam.....traffic is stopped, I creep up Eola. As I sit in traffic my low fuel light goes on....UGH!  Seriously!!!!  I stop to get over priced Naperville gas and contiune on to work.  My 35-40 drive has turned into an 1 hour and 10 minutes. 

I have since then taken the battery out of the phone and dried everything off.  It is a slider phone, let's just say it's not sliding all that great and buttons are sticking.  I am hoping for the best!

Oh yes, my knee is very swollen and my shin is bruised.  I took some Advil, hope it gets better.

On to my scrapbook page.........Jenna's so cute Kindergarten picture 2010-2011. I am just excited to share with you a current photo that I scrapped.  It seems that most have been several years old lately.

Happy Thursday....

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

FBD Challenge - Black, White and Red

Today is my wonderful hubby's birthday....Happy Birthday honey!!!!

My days are just flying by, this only means that we are getting that much closer to warmer weather and summer.  I prefer the warmer weather and don't like snow, cold, snow and cold.....ya ya ya...I know I live in Chicagoland right?!?!  I still can complain just a lil bit.

This week's Fresh Brewed Design Challenge is to use white, black plus one other color. 
I am using Snowman flag from the Snowbuddies collection.
This design is very clean and simple, but I like it. 

We are having a blog hop on Jan 19th that will include a new Valentine themed image release!!! Be sure to come back on Wednesday, January 19 for see what is new.

Happy Day To You,

Sunday, January 9, 2011

We Want YOU to Scraplift Our Designs.....

That's right....I'm a Lipstick Chick!  Ohhh-La-La.........
I am so excited to be on such a wonderful design team with so many talented and unique scrappers.  It is such a great an honor to be designing with each of them this month.

Each month you will be challenged to scraplift one or more of XOXO design team members.  You will have until the end of each month to submit your layout. There will be a public voting at the end of the month, plus a 'behind the scences' voting by the design team.  This will eliminate any voting based on popularity.

Our January Sponsor is........

SWEET PEACH CROP SHOP is a unique monthly scrapbook kit club that provides you with the latest and greatest scrapbook supplies. Sweet Peach Crop Shop offers 3 different kits each month: A "SWEET" Featured kit, a coordinating "Embellishment" kit and a "JUICY" Themed kit. Each kit has a perfect mixture of current trends and classic styles and will be a surprise to your senses with it's unique flavors and textures. The kits from Sweet Peach Crop Shop are purposely designed to keep your creativity flowing! Join the Sweet Peach Crop Shop scrapbook kit club today and let them help you preserve your memories!

You can check out all the design team layouts HERE.

Happy Scrappin'!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Hot Lil' Love Bear

YAHOO!!! It's our first Glitterbabe's Challenge of 2011. 
I just love sketch challenges...makes a great starting point to design a card.
Do you wanna play along?
Here are all the details and you can see what the design team came up with.

Ok, I just love, love LOVE this hot lil' love bear.  He is just so stinkin' cute and makes me smile.
He is colored with Bic Mark-It Alls and of course added lots of glitter and sparkle to his Valentine and boxers.
Move Along With The Times - Challenge #80 - Ring in the old, Ring in the new
The love background paper is old and the lace ribbon and heart die cut are new.
Have a great Wednesday,

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 146 - Out with the old.
The background paper, the polka dot and the card stock are oldies from my stash.

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Challenge #54 - Anything Goes

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Free and Easy

Have a great day,

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Brewin' Up a Sketch Challenge

Happy New Year!!! 

It's time for another Fresh Brewed Design Challenge
This week Heather brewed up this fab sketch.......
Don't just love it!!!

I hope you will play along with us this week. 
Besure to stop by and check out what the Design Team has created this week.

All the challenge details are here.

I used Lots of Love Giraffe. He is just too cute. 
He is very special and was created by Heather just for Card Cupids.
Card Cupids is a great organization that gives cards to children in need.

I hope you will join in with the challenge this week. Also watch out for our AWESOME NEW RELEASES being showcased on our BLOG HOP, Jan. 19, 2011 - that's in 2 weeks, so mark those calendars!!


My daugther Jenna is becoming quite the budding lil' artist.  Here is another totally fab card she made for me over Christmas break.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

How Time Flies!

Time just goes by way too fast. 

During the Christmas break I worked on cleaning up some
unfinished and miscellaneous craft projects and found this photo.

This is Jenna's first birthday photo. She is just so beautiful!!!

I found the dress for $2.00 at a garage sale during the first summer she was born.  It was a custom made flower girl dress and the bottom tulle was slightly torn.....ok duh still $2.00!!!  What were they thinking?!?!  Being the frugal shopper and expect garage sale shopper I knew that I had to have it. 
 I still have the dress 5 years later. 

All the elements on the page are from a scrapbooking kit that I had in my stash. 

Have a fab day,