30 June 2008

My scrapping weekend.....

First off, sorry but I don't have pics of my new "do", I'll have them tomorrow, promise.. I was wayyyy too busy scrapping and taking pics of my scrapping to post here that I forgot to take some of me! haha... darn! So I did a ton of layouts and watched the girls playing in the water again so without further ado... here they are... I actually did them all on Sunday because Saturday I was just lazy! :)

I'm still doing Legoland layouts---I told you I take alot of pictures so you'll just have to deal with it! haha.. This was a simple one.. Loved the paper, and it had the pretty designs already so I didn't think I needed to add much.
A closeup of course... a tag with some chipboard on top and a cutout from another pretty paper...
I use my exacto knife alot, to cut out things like this from pretty paper that I don't want to cover by laying pictures on top... I added some bling and there ya go...
The heart was white but in order for it to match I added some gold and green glitter glue, my mom's idea.. She was really involved in some of the great ideas for these layouts yesterday. Thanks mom!
Here they are Roller Coastin', they went on a few Roller Coasters that day, Nev wasn't feeling too good so we hung out at the end and took pictures. Look at the girls' faces on these, they were so scared but as soon as they got off they wanted to go again! haha
A close up, I cut out the letters on the cricut of course.
There was a Volvo driving school there and Mikayla decided to give it a shot, she did well and she loved driving the little car. They each got driver's licenses too. :)
A close up of the raised legos I added.
There are huge lego letters that block off all the parking area all made of legos, 3 out of 5 of us had our initials in the parking lot, so we posed by them. Mikayla found an M as we were leaving the park, it was used to spell "welcome" as you drive into Legoland. So what did we do? We parked on the side of the road, flipped on the hazards and my husband ran her across the street for a picture with her M. My little Nevvy though, there was no "N" for.. sorry... So I just added a picture of her with her babies! Our initials spell out MADE so this made the title.. made 2 be happy! :)
A little close up of the chipboard and my cricut cutout of the 2....
I love the pictures on the bottom left corner.. you'll have to click it to see what I mean. This bucket is huge and there is water filtering in it constantly. It reaches a certain level and the whole thing dumps on the crowd below... It was hilarious!
This is my mom's idea... The title is Making a Splash and I was trying to figure out how to do the "splash" so my mom thought to cut one of the buckets from a cropped picture and put it above the tag. I used glittery paint to spell the splash and added even more glitter on top... it came out cute like the water is spilling the word.. :)

Another simple one but I loved the pictures and the redish paper I used... I added white dots and a stamped "smiles" to it.
Here's the stamped image and the chipboard fancy design.. Love it.
For this one it was all Alex, she loves these wall climbing things and there was one at Legoland. So here she went, up, up, and away! She was at the top and coming down already and you can see the other kid was barely making it up.. She was so happy she beat him! I cut some skyscrapers out of the certificate she got for climbing and the Skyscraper title, I would have added the certificate but it got wet and messed up on the way back from San Diego, I salvaged what I could though...
I added a little bracelet thing they got and chipboard, this was a simple layout... One of my favorites, it was a water battle... I cut out the waves in two different papers with an exacto knife, framed all the pictures... and added some letters for the pirates... ARRRGH!
This was a picture I took of the sign at the ride, I cut it out with the exacto knife and I love the way it came out!
The shart was another one I cut out with an exacto knife, I added it behind the water and it came out cute! This I think is my favorite layout so far... There was a fire engine competition. Four teams, all pumping the gears to get lego firetrucks up and down the track, on the other side they had to pump the hydrant to get pressure to put out the fire.. I loved it..
These are white foam letters (4 sheets for $1 at the Dollar Tree!) I colored them with markers so they looked like they were on fire. :)
Cut out the actual fire with an exacto knife free-hand and the words "that" and "out" were done on the cricut using the shadow technique.
I popped up some of the flames with some 3-d adhesive. :)

So there you go, that's what I did Sunday! I was locked in my room doing layouts and I loved it! :)

Other than Layouts though the girls played in the water again and posed for some pics! :)
Aren't they so cute! I just want to squeeze them!
Nevaeh has got the scooter thing down! She loves this thing!
She stopped to pose for a few pictures on her Princess lawn chair.
Mikayla is always posing, she see a camera and watch out... :)
You put your head in... you put your head out...
You put your leg in, you put your leg out..
Mikayla acting silly as usual! She was speaking to me and a weird voice with this pic.. :)
And the dogs... Romeo(black and white shitzu) and Amora(english bulldog) crazy dogs! Who knew that Amora with her 2 inch legs and 70 pound figure could jump a fence, not any fence, a concrete 3 foot wall! She's been jumping to the neighbor's back yard for 2 days now, we finally caught her in the action and now we have to raise the wall a few bricks! Crazy dog!

27 June 2008

Friday Finally!

Boy has it seemed like a looooong week! I've actually got alot done this week so I'm feeling okay... I even managed to do these last night, more layouts can you believe!?! I think I'm pretty satisfied with them, sometimes when I finish things I'm wondering whether I like them or not but I think I like these. :)This is "Almost There" we were still in Laughlin, enjoying the morning and getting ready to get back on the road to make it to San Diego....
The "almost" is foam adhesive letters and I just wrote in the "there" with a sharpie... I liked all the papers in this, it almost turned out allllll green but I thought to add in the brown and the pink to make it pop a little. I like the turnout!

The Road Trip sticker was a clear bubble sticker I got at Hobby Lobby last week for the sticker sale. :) Love it!
I added the pink flower with a large white center because I wanted to tame the pink a little. I love it!
Second layout, "first stop - legoland". Man did I love that place. I love intricate thinks like these lego creations. The lion is actually about as tall as my 9 year old and you'll see more pictures of it later, but it was entirely constructed of legos, just like everything else there.
The "first stop" are more stickers I got this week at HL for the sale, I added white dots of craft paint to them to make them jazzy.... I popped up the little legoland picture with some adhesive dots.
I'm not sure why I added the flower, being that it doesn't really go with the "legoland" theme but I like it anyway! :) I stapled and crimped and added a red grommet and inside the grommet added a small silver brad. :)
Here's the lion, I cut it out with scissors and an exacto knife. I love it! I added the Lego and the lego sign with a dot too so they were floating.
Here is the new home for the Big Guy... It came with 100 grommets and I got it 40% off with my online HL coupon. I'm going back today to get the "home" for my other crop-a-dile. :) it's pink!
It's so nice! The only thing I wish... is that the leg things were able to stay on it while it was in the case, because when I take it out I have to add the little legs on there so it's steady on the table... then take them off when I put it away... seems weird that they couldn't have compromised the container a 1/4 inch on each side for the legs... right? or is it me????

Well I think this will end my week. I'm going to get a haircut today so I'll have new pics on Monday of the new "do"... :)

26 June 2008

No pictures but I have the links to Blog Candy!

Okay I didn't take anymore pictures of my stuff yesterday or this morning and to tell you the truth I've actually been working at work today... Imagine that! haha... Okay so here's the info you really want, blog candy! Everywhere, well everywhere but here that is... But I'll show you where to go. :)

Starving Artistamps are giving away three sheets of new stamps, these ones actually! Don't be fooled though, when you first go to their site they say congrats to someone else that won, but then they are giving out ANOTHER blog candy... this one...

So all you have to do is leave a comment telling them you sent this news to someone else and you add it to your blog or spread the news via email...

Another blog candy giveaway is from Just an Inkling, more stamps! YAY, all you have to do is leave a comment!

And you can win the MOTHERLOAD over at Storage Units, Ink and More, all you have to do is leave a comment telling them what kind of stamps you would like to see more of or new ones... and you may win alllll this:
6 brand new Storage Units, Ink & More! Clear Polymer Stamp Sets!
6 Storage Units, Ink & More! Inkpads and Reinkers in our very own colors!
4 packages of Core’dinations Cardstock!
1 set of 8 Acrylic Blocks
1 bottle of Ultra Stamp Cleaner
& 1 set of 12 Copic Markers in our hand chosen colors!

So good luck to everyone and I hope you win something! :)

25 June 2008

More good stuff...

Well I got NO scrapbooking done last night but I did organize some more pictures, I had them organized by event and seperate families but I re-organized them by year because I think I like that better... So my back aches from sitting there so long going through the same pictures over and over and trying to remember what year was what... So these are the new Picture Boxes I got over at Hobby Lobby for $2, they're all half off....
I love them because they are really sturdy and they fit perfectly in my new desk cabinets, I can open the door and see the tags without having to pull the whole darn thing out... Aren't they cute?

Here are a few other pictures of my re-organization that I've been talkign about. I love the plastic containers more than the baskets but I left a few baskets because they're cute.. :) The basket here has nothing but pens, markers and colored pencils and glittery pens too. The circle cutter is sitting on top of the 3 mini-drawers which hold, flowers and glitter on the top drawer, the second is glue strip things, and the third is glue sticks and dots. Over to the left in the purple one is the ribbons on top and paints and glitter on the bottom. In the big plastic container on the bottom are my Xacto knives, grommets, brads, wire and a few miscellaneous tiny things.

Here is the top shelf, which has another basket, holding all the chipboard letters and phrases I have, the bucket holds all my scissors and my Crop-a-dile 1, the box holds all my other ribbon and what's that on top of the box???? Why, that wasn't there a few days ago????? Why, dagummit it's Crop-a-dile 2!!!!! I picked it up yesterday from Hobby Lobby with my 40% off coupon and wait til you see what I'm picking up today that goes with it! I can't wait, actually I'm on my way over there right now, as soon as I finish up this post! YAY!

Okay, scrapping aside... my girls... I loves them to death! Yesterday the evening was mighty hot and so with the sprinklers on they asked to go through the water, I said ONE TIME... that ended up meaning, get soaking wet, drench yourself, do it over and over again until I have to get you new clothes and some towels and wring you out! :)

Okay the little one normallyyyyy doesn' t even like water in her face in the tub but lately, she can care less....It's hard to see in these pictures how SOAKING WET she is!
She had so much fun though and I think she was more concerned about copying everything her sister did than where the water was actually going... :) This one likes to egg on the other one... They both had so much fun though I couldn't stop them!
Oh how I miss being a kid again!