Saturday, August 17, 2013

PageMaps Sketch: Bo Bunny "Anthem" Sketch Contest

Yay! It's another PageMaps sketch challenge just at the right time to get my creative juices flowing again. The winner will get an awesome red, white, and blue Bo Bunny collection. That would really come in handy to scrap my 2013 4th of July photos. This is the Becky Fleck sketch for the challenge. Instead of one photo, I used two in place of the journaling block.
Even though the rules did not specify to use a patriotic theme, I was inspired to do so using some of my favorite photos of Nathan from his very first 4th. Hope that these photos of my pint-sized patriot make you smile!
Supplies Used: Papers (Pebbles, Jillibean Soup, Basic Grey, My Minds Eye), American Crafts Thickers, Cosmo Cricket alpha stickers, Jillibean Soup twine 

And since this layout has a patriotic theme, here is my patriotic mesh wreath that I made this summer. I love the little "fire cracker" picks that I found in the floral department at my craft store. I'm don't think that they were meant to be fire crackers, but they worked for my whimsy wreath!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Elf on the Shelf -- Some of our favorites

It's Christmas in July! Well, maybe in August, but I had the best intentions of posting some of our favorite Elf on the Shelf experiences during the month of July. Let's just pretend that I'm not a week out and that there is a logical reason for posting these in August!

This past Christmas was our first with our elf, Zac. We had so much fun - so many special and funny memories made. Here are some of our very favorites. Some of them were "borrowed" ideas, and some of them were original ideas that transpired in the wee hours of the morning when I realized that Zac had not been repositioned for his next antics.

Zac Arrives in style.

One of my favorites by food in the potty (which "exploded" in size once it absorbed all the potty water)

A little prank for my boys (who want nothing to do with anything Barbie...Zac opened up a gift for the boys and ruined the surprise. Ha!

This just makes me that more excited for November to roll around!

Minecraft Cake

I get an F for blogging this summer! I had the very best intentions.

Summer had arrived, and I was so excited about the opportunity to get some extra morning shut eye. I would not have to get up every morning so early to get Samuel out the door for school. With this extra time, I would be able to stay up much later at night and spend some quality time crafting, scrapping, and blogging ALL summer long. My plan didn't exactly go as planned. Figures! It has been a wonderful summer, but my time has been spent on making special memories with my boys...just not as much time on preserving them on paper. Over the next few posts, I do have a few crafty things to share from the past few weeks. 

For starters, my baby boy who was *just* born yesterday turned 7 this summer. Mr. Time, please slow down. For realz! Samuel wanted a Minecraft cake SO bad. I had to take a Minecraft "crash course" to figure out what makes Minecraft -  Minecraft. I've never played the stinkin' game. This wasn't my favorite cake to make. Squares just don't excite me too much, but I made it as whimsy as I could possible squeak by with. Samuel was thrilled with it, and so of course, a happy son makes a happy mama!

We had Samuel's party at a gymnastic's center.

Gag! I don't even want to know what lurks beneath these germ-infested foam blocks!

The kids had a blast. My 38 year old kid had the most fun though. :)

Jack turns 5 in a couple of weeks. He wants a sports cake. I started brainstorming ideas and showed him some pictures of sports cakes to see what he really wants. He loved the cakes. He was adement about one thing though. He does not want me to make it. He wants it directly from HEB! Well alllll-righty then, buddy!