Thursday, December 31, 2009

Just Wanted to Share

Before the holiday season was over, I wanted to share a little bit of what Luke did for school before the Christmas break. He had to make a concert t-shirt for his made up band. He had to tour Europe and visit several countries. He was in the Christmas Spirit, so he created a band called Polar Pudding and the name of his tour was called "The Proof is in the Pudding Tour." He is quite a whitty guy.
Front of t-shirt
Back of shirt

I helped him with his extractions, but he did a really nice job I think.

Monday, December 28, 2009


I am a terrible blogger lately, but I have had the most awesome Christmas ever. I'm hoping to have some time to scrap it later. I also never got around to printing and mailing out my Christmas cards so here they are. I may remake them and turn them into New Years cards LOL!

This was the serious card.

This is the funny one.
We are all about joy this year. We had it great measure! I hope your Christmas was joyous as well.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Boys Will be Boys

This is a great printable book by Dawn Inskip. You can buy it at Pickleberry Pop. It is so easy, all you have to do is download, print and color. Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy. Since I love doing the digi thing, I did add picts before I printed out the pages. I noticed I hadn't made a complete album of the boys trip to the Botanical Gardens so I thought this would be great. After I printed out the book. Sam and I colored it with map colors. Then we added ribbon, buttons, brads, stickles, glaze pins and stitching. We had so much fun. If you don't have boys that's okay, I think this book would be great for everyone. Dawn has a great fall book as well so be sure to check it out.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My Borrowed Classroom

Here it is almost October and I haven't posted picts of my class. This is my borrowed classroom. We will move into the new school in January, so I didn't go crazy in here. The room is cute, but the picts don't really reflect it all. It is refreshing moving from first and second grade to fourth grade writing. I don't have to have near as much stuff in my room.

The last pict is a bulletin board about me whenI was in fourth grade. I covered the board with a sheet and I had a seam so I needed to cover the seam. I used the star and all the ribbons to do it. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Round Up a Cure

The Crafty Scrapper has the most awesome crops, but my favorite by far is the Crop for the Cure. This year for the name tag contest, I did a little hybrid project. I thought I would share it. It is the little Bingo Card with the Cowgirl ropin' up a cure.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ode to Val

This is a LO I did the night I got him. My Scrappy Valentine. Sam says, "He was the only one who would play with me whenever I wanted." His playful nature was something we could always depend. He always made me feel happy.
On August 7th at 2:30 Val was escaped from the house and was hit by a car. Sam and Cody witnessed the accident. Clay and I rushed home from dropping Luke off at band practice. Val was still so sweet even though he had been through such a terrible ordeal. I guess it was the shock. When we took him to the vet, he stated that there was just too much damage. It was a terrible choice to have to make. Sam and I said goodbye to My Scrappy Valentine. Clay stayed with him to the end. The rough part was giving the news to Luke. I think it was the hardest thing I have ever had to do.
We continued with our plans to take Cody back to college. So, we were occuppied for a few days. It was so hard returing home on Sunday. A certain energy seemed to have vanished from our home. It is very quiet. Our other dog Kipper seems to notice it as well. I'm just a little sad. I thought I would be over it by now.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Fun With Basic Grey

I had a little mini retreat with some great friends last week. I did so many projects and completed tons of LOs. These are a few that I made with Basic Grey. I love the wild colors. I really think that this paper was made for Sam's little Mad Hatter escapade last year.
Since I bought the whole paper pack, I thought I would use it all. So here is Val and Luke.

This "Faboo" LO is a little personal joke between me and Cody.

And of course, Sam is the coolest kid in my family. On the strips are written the things that Sam was thinking about that day.
I will post more of the projects later. TFL!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer is Here

Summer is here and I couldn't be more ready for some rest and relaxation. We now have electricity and internet access so I am happy.

These are some LOs that I made last night while I was basking in the glow of my new found freedom.

This first LO is a new kit from Dawn Inskip called "Misty" and "Psychedelic Alphabet" that will be coming out at GottaPixel on July 1st. So glad I could get it early. I love the beautiful summer colors. Since my boys and I go to the Botanical gardens so much, I can see that I will be using it a lot.

This next lay out is by Kari Q using her new "Infinity and Beyond" kit at Plain Digital Wrapper. I believe it will be coming out on Wednesday.

If you are in the Fort Worth area, you may not know that there is a small museum in Firestation Number One that has the history of Fort Worth. My boys love going there. That is where we got the shots from the LO above.

I have tons of paper projects that I have to get uploaded. It just felt so good to get some digi projects done, that I had to share.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Best in Show

Well....I can't post all the picts from this 78 plus page album, but I can post picts of my beautiful ribbons. I just can't tell you how excited I was about this.
To tell you the truth, I didn't even think that I was going to turn the album in for judging, but since I am probably not going to be at my school next year, I wanted the last thing I did for them to be really special.
I didn't think that I had enough points for even a blue ribbon because our PTA is small and doesn't have some of the activities that others do, so I made some pages explaining what we had and what we didn't.
The theme this year was heroes. So I made sure that all of my journaling had to do with that theme. It was tough tying heroes in with the Zoo....but I managed it. It all paid off. I don't get to keep the ribbons or the historian book, but I have a picture.

Monday, April 13, 2009

A Bee's Habitat and Another Goody

After Carolyn from The Crafty Scrapper came back from CHA, she issued a canvas challenge to make a habitat. Well....after a false start, this is what I have come up with. I'm not sure that this is what anyone had in mind, but it is what I have.

There is a lot of dimension. The beehive has three layers and the top layer does curve.

The bottom grass layer curves as well.

I'm wondering if I need to do anything else to it.

I did make a LO using a photo that Marie Q made of my boys. I was very nervous about doing this because of the monotary investment. But I really wanted to make a LO for my scrapping area if it ever gets completed.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Been Busy

I realize I need to make a new blog header....I will probably get around to that this summer.

I do have picts of the LOs that I made with my Wesleyan gal pals when we retreated to Cedar Creek Lake- Melissa thanks so much for inviting me! It was a very welcomed break. Here are some of the things I did.

Some of you may remember that last summer I took the boys to Dinosaur National Park and Dino World so I would have an excuse to buy that really cute Basic Grey Paper. Well I did finally scrap. My problem is that I have a really hard time scrapping tons of pictures on a paper. But, I did it.

Tune in next time when I show you what happened when I was brave enough to scrap a Marie Q photo.

BTW....Here is a little LO that Sam and I made yesterday using Dawn Inksips Brand New Day and her new Clay Buttons. Sam thought they looked like Easter Eggs. So I did the extraction and he placed the elements. We had a fun time! Happy Easter Everyone.