Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Birthday to....

my sweet boy, Timothy!
Timothy turned 14 on Tuesday. Just now getting time to post his birthday greetings. He is our quiet boy, but he can be brave when needed. He is so thoughtful and understanding. He loves to bake and cook. Just yesteday, he made supper for us -- Sloppy Tim's (kinda like sloppy joe's). He loves anything spicy, so he used lots of chili pepper and cayenne pepper. Great meal, though!

Here are a few photos of Timothy through the years :-)

Layouts and Christmas projects

I've been busy working on layouts. Here are a few I have done:

I've also done some advent calendars. We're looking forward to December 1st! :-)
Stacey at Paper Popsicles showed us how to make this little project. My daughter helped me make it. So much fun! Of course, I did all the treat-filling. Can't wait for the little surprises all month!

This little one I found some ideas online. Didn't see a tutorial until I had it made. LOL! Anyway, it's not difficult to do. Google "matchbox advent" and you should be able to find lots of examples and tutorials.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

card kit class

I'm helping a friend teach a card class this evening. We're using the Basic Grey "Figgy Pudding" kit. Beautiful cards! Here are my samples:

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tutorials posted on...

Christmas Cards All Year 'Round blog. Check it out :-)

Origami Christmas Tree
Christmas Planner

Sunday, November 23, 2008

recent layouts

This first layout is of my dh when he was a teenager. He doesn't look too impressed with whoever took the picture :-)

These next four were created using Scrapbook Heaven's "Autumn Breeze" kit


I posted 2 tutorials for the "12 Days Of Christmas" crop at Scrapbook Herven. Check 'em out :-)

Origami Christmas Tree card

Christmas Planner

Btw, there's still time for you to join us and make some wonderful Christmas projects/gifts! Deadline for uploading is November 28th.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Online crop at the Sisterhood blog

Come join us for a fun crop, get some scrapping done, and hey..... you MIGHT win a prize :-)

Pop by for a visit!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Benjamin's cake

Benjamin with his cake. He wanted a bunch of stick people looking at a big banner. This is what I came up with using his idea. Note: there are only 10 candles even though he turned 11 :-) Jessica counted wrong!

Now we have the extra candle added.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Couple of online crops/events

Come join the Scrapbook Heaven team for 12 days of Holiday Cheer! Create something fun for Christmas (decorations and gifts) that you will be proud to give or enjoy yourself through the Holiday season!

Starting today -- Nov 13th - Nov 24th at Scrapbook Heaven.

Prizes: one for projects completed and one for the chattiest of the participants :-)


"Who loves The Apprentice? Ever wonder how it would play out on a scrapbooking forum? Well, now is your chance! Join us starting Monday November 10th (sign ups will remain open until the 14th) on the Lovebug forum to play along.

The game will run through the New Year so lots of time for fun, inspiration and competition.

This event will encompass a variety of things, including challenges, posting, shopping, games etc etc...maybe even some blogging if you choose. All current, past and new members are welcome to join in the game and as always, no judging will take place. Everyone has an equal opportunity of becoming "THE APPRENTICE"

How will this be like "The Apprentice"? * it will have tasks that you can complete or choose not to complete * it will have prizes * it will be challenging and fun!

How will it be different from "The Apprentice"? * absolutely no one will be fired * there won't be any cut-throat antics, (but there will cutting of paper and there will be silly antics, of that I am sure!) * I have way better hair than the Donald"

If you join us, please sign in and give my name as a referral -- we'll both get points for it! Hope to see you there!

Monday, November 10, 2008

My baby is eleven!

Our youngest turned eleven yesterday. What a special boy he is! He is certainly a delight to be around -- always something to smile or laugh about :-) He is a very huggable and loving child, and he is very sensitive. Benjamin is very interested in numbers and basically anything to do with science. He has a great knowledge of trivia. We just love him to pieces!

He opened his gifts at breakfast and hugged and thanked everyone after each gift/card. Lunch was his choice - quesadillas. His cake? Well, he prides himself on remembering every birthday cake since his first. This year he showed me a drawing of his idea. I expanded it a bit and came up with something her loved. I'll post a photo of the cake later -- had to use an old digital and our new camera is still at the shop!

For now, enjoy a few photos of Benjamin through the years.

What a sweet boy!

Always curious...

His 3rd birthday cake

With a twinkle in his eyes!

The cutest reindeer, ever!


Ho, ho, ho!

Loves extremes and is a risk-taker!

Watching the ducks at Bowring Park.

With his Great-Grandpa. He spent most of his visits this summer, cuddling with Grandpa.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Benjamin!! We love you!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Blog CANDY!!

Alecia's got some AWESOME blog candy up for grabs! She's put together a mini-kit complete with embellishments! Check it out!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

challenge layouts

Worked on some challenge layouts this weekend. This one was for Deanne's "A Scrap Addict's Sketches".

I used a sketch by Lindsey Krauss (Sisterhood of Scrap - Sketch Saturday) for this next layout.

And finally, this layout was for our Monday Challenge at Sisterhood of Scrap.