Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wild West Days

This weekend was filled with lots of fun activities for Wild West Days. Saturday we were in the parade with my Mom and Dad. They pulled the kids in their Soap Box Derby Cars. I was a little worried, I wasn't sure if the kids would sit in their cars for that long. But they did a wonderful job. Lily was so cute. She waived to the crowd the whole way through the parade.

Sunday was Race Day, the Soap Box Derby! The kids were so excited. My Dad built the Soap Box Cars for them. Braiden requested a black car with "old school flames" and Lily requested a pink and purple car. Braiden raced first and did a great job. Then Lily raced, the other driver was ahead of her, but as the got closer to the bottom of the hill, Lily picked up speed and passed him. My niece Sadie also raced. She used my other niece Jenna's car. Jenna wasn't able to race it, so they asked if Sadie wanted to race it.

It was then time for the trophies. Braiden got 3rd Place and won $25. Lily got 1st Place and won $50. Braiden asked "Why is Lily's trophy bigger than mine?" I'm not sure how he felt at first losing to a girl, and not just any girl, but his little sister. But he ended up taking it pretty well, making sure to tell everyone that he won last years derby.

After the race, we went down to the carnival so the kids could go on some rides. They went on all of their favorites... helicopters, boats, cars, dizzy dragons and the roller coaster. Braiden and Sadie went down the giant slide, but Lily chickened out when she got to the top. Maybe next year she will give that one a try.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Another Layout

Hello, just thought I would share this layout of Lily from when she was a baby. I just finished it this morning. I love this collection from Basic Grey, it's called Sweet Threads. It works so well for girl layouts. I used One-Page Sketch #5 from http://www.sketchsupport.com/.

Supply List: Patterned Paper, Layered Stickers: Basic Grey; Chipboard Letters: American Crafts; Chipboard Shapes: Imaginisce; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Glue Dots International

I layered the princess chipboard on top one of the layered wheel stickers from Basic Grey. I've had those princess chipboard stickers for a long time and I'm glad I finally got to use them. I have another layout almost completed, I just need to print some pictures for it. I'll post that one soon! 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sketch Support Creative Team Call

Hello Everyone, I just wanted to share a few projects I have been working on for the Sketch Support/Scrapbook Generation Publishing Creative Team Call. A few weeks ago they announced they were looking for a few more designers to join their creative team. Each week they post a new sketch along with projects from the creative team. The sketches include one-page sketches, two-page sketches, card sketches and add-on sketches. You can check out the website and all of their sketches by clicking here. I was lucky enough to be chosen as the February Guest Designer on their website, and I'm hoping that I'll make the creative team. Here are the projects I created for the creative team call...

The first layout is from Lily's Birthday Party last weekend. I used Two-Page Sketch #10 for this layout. I used a punch to cut out the cupcakes, then used pop dots to give them dimension. And added the gems to resemble sprinkles on the top.

Supply List: Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Punch: Fiskars; Chipboard Letters: American Crafts; Gems: Mark Richards; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, EK Success

 This layout is from St. Patrick's Day. I used One-Page Sketch #2 for this layout. I purchased the green wigs from a party supply store. As the journaling states, Lily was really excited about wearing her wig, Braiden was not quit as excited as Lily was (but he wore it anyway). I hand cut the shamrocks and added stitching around them, and I also pop dotted those.

Supply List: Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Chipboard and Foam Letters: American Crafts; Gems: Kaiser; Thread: We R Memory Keepers; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, EK Success

I made this banner several weeks back in preparation for Lily's Birthday Party. I think it was a nice addition to her candy shoppe. I used Add-On Sketch #3 for this project.

Supply List: Patterned Paper and Buttons: Basic Grey; Ribbon: Bazzill; Chipboard Banner: Fancy Pants Designs; Chipboard Letters: American Crafts; Thread: We R Memory Keepers; Border Punch: Fiskars; Adhesive: Scrapbooks Adhesives by 3L, Glue Dots International

Thank you for taking the time to check out my projects.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Lily's Candy Shoppe Birthday

Yesterday was Lily's Birthday Party. She decided she wanted a Candy Shoppe Birthday Party. So I went out and purchased some apothecary jars and filled them up with candy. I typed up little place cards with the name of the candy and "price" for the candy shoppe. I thought it turned out really cute, and Lily absolutely loved it.

While opening her presents she said the cutest thing... she said "How many cards am I going to get?", I guess not realizing that every present would come with a card inside. It was so funny. She got so many cute outfits and lots of toys.

And finally for the cupcakes. To go along with the Candy Shoppe theme, I made ice cream sundae cupcakes. I used cream cheese frosting for the vanilla ice cream and white frosting for the whipped cream, topped them with hot fudge sauce and added a cherry on top. They actually turned out better than I thought they would. I was really happy with the end result.

And a few pictures of Lily blowing out her candles.

And just like that her 4th birthday party was over. Thanks to everyone for making Lily's 4th Birthday so special.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Lily!

Four years ago today at 5:45 pm, our sweet baby girl was born. Oh, how time flies. It seems like just yesterday we were bringing our baby girl home from the hospital.  I tried to get some pictures of her today... but this is all I could get.

She wasn't really interested in taking pictures today, she just wanted to go outside and play. It's such a nice day today, I guess I don't really blame her. Later this afternoon we'll be making Birthday Cupcakes. It has become a tradition around here to make your own birthday cupcakes. Maybe I'll post some of those pictures later.

Happy Birthday Lily! I love you sweetheart!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

For Mother's Day I wanted to share the Mother's Day cards I made. I used card sketch #3 from the Sketch Support website. You can visit the site by clicking here.

I also made these cards using the same sketch...

Supplies(for all cards): Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Stickers: KI Memories; Pearls: Mark Richards; Pen: Zig Memory System; Border Punch: Fiskars

I hope everyone has a Very Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Cinco De Mayo

Today while Lily was at Preschool, Braiden and I went down to the party store and bought sombreros and maracas. Here are a few pictures from our mini photo shoot. Sorry the pictures are a little blurry, but there was some wild and crazy maraca shaking going on!!! Braiden even cracked his open at one point...there were beads everywhere. But we picked them all up and the maraca shaking continued.

 Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Zoo Field Trip

Last Thursday Braiden and Lily went on a field trip to a Zoo in Anoka for school. The weather was cold and rainy, but the kids were so excited to go. They were most excited about holding the bunnies that were there.

Who would've thought that at the end of April I would have to dress the kids in their winter jackets, hats, and mittens.!?! Hopefully Spring/Summer comes soon so I can finally put the winter clothes away!

Test Entry

Just a test for my first entry!