Monday, January 31, 2011

nuts about sketches this week...

here is my take on this weeks sketch!

nuts about sketches week 146

later this week shawn will be posting a dt call! be sure to ckeck it out and give it a go!!!


Sunday, January 30, 2011

what a great party!!

from the minute alexa woke up we were counting donw until party time!! she helped me do everything to prepare, such a good girl!!

waiting for the party to start!!!
yummy cookies!!! and dollie treats too...
she just loved the butterflies!!

all of the dolliw guests!!

opening gifts, normally i wouldn't let her open them at the party, but i knew what was in the one and boy did they love it!!! (thank you so much nicole and emma)

i think all the girls had an awesome time doing the crafts (decorating the mini mailboxes, making their heart wreaths, eating, doing dollie hair, and playing hide n seek)

Friday, January 28, 2011

almost party time.......

matching outfit for alexa and natalia (her doll) have been aquired, with matching hair clips too!! i picked up the dollie & me outfits and clips at sears. *** baking tip***
when you want perfect cut out cookies. bake cookies and use cutter when they are fresh from the oven. this way they really look like your cutter without and spreading!!


frosted and sprinkled cookies....

the table is just about done, just a couple finishing touches to add.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

what i'm playing with today....

i'm working on my monthly recycle project!!
oooh and look at the scraptacular peek!! oooppps lol
and glimmer mist and doilies are always fun!!!
i'll be sharing the completed project valentines week!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

in preparation....

alexa is turning 8 on feb 1st! in preparation for her dollie & me tea party this saturday i made a mini book to record the memories!
i used an old mini i believe i got from the michales $ section, and the new echo park little girl line! it was exactly what i needed to make this book, perfect for her party theme!

all the pages were covered with the paper from the collection pack that had 4 different designs (6x6 squares). the book has 4 chipboard pages so this worked out perfectly!!

i made the "prize ribbon" from paper from the collection also. i used a martha stewart lace punch and folded along the scallop.

i added lots of stickles (to the tea pot sticker also from echo park) and bling from kaiser!


Monday, January 24, 2011

nuts week 145

check out this weeks nuts about sketches, sketch!
i know i say this a lot, but this really is oneof my favorite pages i have done!!! ever!!! yes that is 13 pictures, that is a lot of pics of my cute kiddies on this lo!! i used some more of a treasured scrapbooking kit and a little stash.


Monday, January 17, 2011

nuts week 144

happy monday! happy mlk day!
here is my take on this weks sketch. that's my crazy baby using his corn as a weapon! i used mostly a kit from treasured scrapbooking wioth some stash.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

here's the page...

using this weeks sketch inspiration...

and another page using the scraptastic clubs holy mittens kit!


Saturday, January 15, 2011

i love this kid!!!

who's ready to go out in the snow??? yup that's gavin getting on his sisters gear to get out and play! coats are so overrated!!!
he really is the cutest thing EVAH!!! i'll be scrapping these later!


Thursday, January 13, 2011

the rest of my december album...

i know it took me so long to post this...
lol pages not in order!!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

sketchy thursday

here is my take on this weeks sketch. really digging through the stash for this one. the kids love the "fake rain" at the ren faire, nad it sure got hot that day!


yummy cupcakes

i cheated and used a devils food mis, and added 3/4 cup of cake flour to give a more substantial cake. now for the frosting...
1 cup whipping cream
1/4 c sour cream
2 tbs powdered sugar
top with sweetened coconut
this is a variation on the cake seen in the january womans day!


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

holy mittens page, scraptastic club dec kit!

grab you rock candy crackle paint and some glitter and let's make SNOW!!!
paint with the crackle paint, and quickly coat with glitter!

it's such a fun snow technique!! i used the holy mittens kit from scraptastic club for this page!

i hope you all make some snow of your own!

Monday, January 10, 2011

nuts week 143

this is my take on one side of this weeks 2 pager! i used papers from the sugust scraptastic clubs crate paper kit!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

sunshine and happiness

don't the colors on t5his page make you happy!!!!
lilly bee papers, and lots of stash getting used here. the flowers are made from adhesive borders by k & co!

and yes those are elsie epoxy stickers!!! i hope you are inspired to use a little stash too!


Saturday, January 08, 2011

happy saturday!

doesn't this orzo dish look yummy!!!

i came up with this trying to use extra grilled chicken breasts and pantry items without running to the store.

1 cup steamed butternut squash

3 grilled chicken breatst cubed

2 tbs canola oil

1/2 c red and green peppers

1/2 c onion chopped

1/4 c sliced black olives

8 oz orzo

2 tbs chicken seasoning

salt and pepper to taste

cook orzo in water flavored with chicken seasoning., saute onions and peppers in canola oil. mix all the ingredients together with drained pasta.


Friday, January 07, 2011

a little help with math!

kids need a little help "getting" math? check out the factor tree :)

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

my babies

yes these are the pics from the first day of school. i was feeling a little mushy with the new year starting and the fact that my baby girl is going to be 8 soon, and my willy will be 6 and the not a baby anymore baby is now 2!!! i used mostly crate paper, from scraptastic club! a added a little cosmo cricket and thickers!


Monday, January 03, 2011

nuts week 142

here is my take on this weeks sketch!

i really went stash digging this week!!!

we've got a mix of cosmo cricket, k&co, october afternoon, pink paislee alphas, and kaiser dots! i hope you are all inspired to start the new year out by using up stuff you already have!