Friday, December 31, 2010

happy new year!!

i thought i would share teh baked goodies i made for tonights new years eve celebration!

here are the double chocolate cupcakes with peanut buttter butter cream frosting!! yummy!!!!
and the mint chocolate chip cookie dough!! i have to say this is the 4th time i made these and i think i finally made the recipe perfect!!!
here it is...
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp peppermint extract
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon milk
3/4 cup chocolate chips

cream sugar, butter and shoretning. add egg, extracts, milk beat until combined. whisk and add dry ingredients slowly until combined, mix in chips. bake at 375 until lightly golden on the bottom.
i hope you make these for your celebration to repesent $ in the new year!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

nuts week 141

sorry i'm late with this girls! i was done just not uploaded!! there is my sweet little gavin in september in the sunshine!!!
i used the left side of the 2 pager and flipped it!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

more with christmas overflow

that's my hunk-a hunk-a little willy!!! how stinkin' cute is he???

i used my paper from my scraptacular father christmas kit (the green), old bg christmas paper from 2 years ago (the red) added blue cardstock and it's not christmassy at all!!
again i dove into the stash for the jb banner, wp alphas along with the thickers i got last year at christmas time. a little playful ribbon and voila!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

use the christmas overflow

we all love our christmas kits, right? but sometimes we go overboard (NEVAH!!!!). so today and tomorrow i'm sharing a couple of non-christmas pages done with christmas papers

i used extra paper frpm my scraptacular father christmas kit for this page.

i added stash alpha and embellies to make this a totally non-christmas page.


Monday, December 20, 2010

nuts week 140

this is my take on this weeks nuts about sketches, sketch!

i switched some of the circles for some lilly bee diecuts.


Saturday, December 18, 2010

scraptacular saturday!

what a week! gavin has been so sick! turns out he has asthma :( and then developed pneumonia in his right lung. he also has a double ear infection and we spent 3 days in the hospital. he is feeling a little better.

are you ready for santa?? i used scraptacular father christmas kit for this page. yup that's me celebrating my first christmas in 1974.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

just for fun

i haven't had the chance to do much just for fun scrapping lately. last sunday i had that chance while dinner was cooking. i grabbed a couple old wip kits and created this page.
i went a little stickles crazy on the chipboard pieces.
i used dimensional foam adhesive on the "l" and "v" honestly to make my title fit over that reddish piece of paper lol. how cute is gp in that bottom pic?? little mr cheese!!! i hope you are inspired to pull out an old kit and scrap with it! or better yet mix them up!


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

happy birthday sister!

this card is on it's way to you! i hope you like it and have a wonderful birthday today!!! the kids and i miss you xoxo!!!

i created this card with theholy mittens santa kit from scraptastic club! don't you love how the ribbon looks like the ornament is hanging from it?? i pulled out on old lace marth stewart punch for this one.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

christmas card 2010

this card was created using the yuletide tinsel kit from scraptastic club. this one is going to the kids great grandma with her gift and a santa pic inside! i hope she likes it!


Monday, December 13, 2010

nuts week 139

shawn from nut about sketches has such a fabulous sketch this week! this one really got my creativity flowing! all the flowing lines and cirles are great! i pleated the red paper along the bottom of the page. i hope are all inspired as well!


Sunday, December 12, 2010

check out ideas for scrapbookers

heather landry created this awesome sketch for scraptastic club for december! it is also being featured today on the ideas for scrapbookers blog!

i used the scraptastic clubs holy mittens santa kit to create this page.
there are 3 of the same pic on there, i just love this pic of gavin touching the tree, in his jammies with his brand new mickey mouse crocs (thank you nicole and emma) on!!
i hope you all check out the blog, pick up a scraptastic club kit and are inspired to scrap a beautiful moment in your life!


Saturday, December 11, 2010

scraptacular saturday!

i made the leaves for this card by using the negative from the diecut sheet that came with the scraptacular december father christmas kit. i traced, and cut

embossed and painted
glued and glittered

and made this cute card!

i hope you are inspired to use more techniques on your next card!

Friday, December 10, 2010

tgif scrappers

this is my display for this years santa photo!
i used the december scraptastic club kit and the chipboard that came in with the paper in the kit to create it

i cut the chipboard 7 1/2 x 12, i measured 3 1/2" from both ends and folded to make my trifold. to make folding the cb a little easier, i lightly scored with my exacto knife.

i inked the edges on the front and back. the back was covered in green cardstock from the kit

then i decorated the front, i hope you like it and are inspired to create one of your own!


Thursday, December 09, 2010

scraptastic snow page

grab your marker, punches glue and glitter and let's gooooooo!

this cute flake tag by wrmk is in the scraptastic clubs december yuletide tinsel kit
i used my fine point sharpie and outlined the flake...
i used my snowflake punches (thank you shawn!!!! xoxo) to create the border and the big flake. i stickled the snowflakes on the border. i coated the punched snowflake in modpodge and covered it with marth stewart glitter.

make sure you grab on eof these awesome kits!!!


Wednesday, December 08, 2010

happy bifthday gavin!!!

today my baby boy turns 2! he is such a ray of sunshine to everyone who meets him!!!
he is our 3rd miracle baby. for those not aware gavin was born with a congenital defect called an esophageal atresia. we didn't know until hours after his birth. i am so thankful everyday for the amazing dr's and nurses at the white plains hospital nicu and the drs nurses surgeaon and anest at columbia pesb nicu in nyc! if you are looking for a place to ...donate to this season of giving please consider the march of dimes! they raise money and research and save babies everyday!

please if you want to give, click on the march of dimes logo above :)


Tuesday, December 07, 2010

a dec daily update

i wanted to share some of the completed pages! i used the scraptastic clubs december kit and a little stash.... waiting for a pic of wil at wintuk. i have the bestest friend EVAH!! nicole took wil to see it at madison square garden! they had the best time!
ah the santa pic! *note to self, NEVAH do that on a sunday!!! now i need to print the pic of gavin running in the years first snow flurries! the snow flake transparency was perfect!
more to come.....

Monday, December 06, 2010

nuts about sketches week 138

love how this page came out!!! i used lilly bee goodies from their warehouse sale and some stash!

go check all the amazing pages done by the nuts about sketches dt! tfl!

Saturday, December 04, 2010

scraptacular saturday!

i used the december father time scraptacular kit to make this magenetic christmas banner!

we all know i love to recycle and am a *little* cheap lol!!! so i traced the jennie bowlin banner to make mine (now i can use it again and again lol) here they are, i then cut them out

here they are all cut out

and voila, my santa magnetic banner!!!

you you are inspired to create your own!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

happy december! a peek at my dec daily

yay for december! i have been doing a december mini of some sort since 2005. i love doing them!!! this is a peek at the begining of my mini, and a little of the easy style i am using. i hope it inspires you all to make your own!

*i started this album, but am still waiting for the rest of my scraptastic club december kit to finish it*

i am using a 6x6 mini i found in the m's $1 bin. i actually got 2 to use, and will be adding accordian cs pages and will be making cb and transparencies as pages too. the cover has the year on it, i have done this since 2005.

i am usuing the same design for the main pages. covered in cs (a good way to use it up lol) then a 5x5 pattern paper centered on the page with a embellishment sticker. i printed out these great circles from creative prompt
i will be using the same punch throughout the book. i want to keep it as easy for myself as possible.
i cannot wait to fill all these pages!