Monday, September 26, 2011

More Lunchbox Love Notes!

It seems like it's been forever since I've posted any projects. I have a few weeks worth of Lunchbox Love Notes to share with you today. Last weeks theme was School Supplies and the week prior was Animals. Braiden requested a Zebra on one of his cards (that's the mascot at his school), but I can't get myself to cut out teensy little zebra stripes from patterned paper to make one. Maybe some day, I do have some zebra print patterend paper, I'll have to see if I can come up with something for him.

Supply List: Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, Scenic Route Paper Company; Gems: Mark Richards; Border Punch: Fiskars; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Pop Dots by EK Success

I made two cards today, I'll post them after this weekend, as the person getting them reads this blog and I don't want her to see them before I give them to her! :-) So check back on Monday for a few more cards, hopefully I will have completed a layout or two by then to post also. Thanks for looking, have a great week!

Friday, September 16, 2011

BasicGrey Projects

Well, I would like to share a few projects that I made for the BasicGrey Design Team Call. I'm totally bummed to say that I didn't make the team. :-( But, I am really proud of how all of these turned out. So here are the projects I made...

Supply List (for all): Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: BasicGrey; Flowers: Prima for Archivers; Punches: Martha Stewart Crafts; EK Success, Fiskars; Chipboard Letters: American Crafts; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Glue Dots

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Cards As Promised...

Good Morning! Well the kids are off to school, so I have a few hours until I have to pick up Lily. As promised yesterday, I have a few cards I would like to share with you today.

First up is a card I made for my niece Allison, she turned ONE on Friday.

Supply List: Card base: Yours Truly by Archivers; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Sweet Threads Collection); Rub-Ons: Pebbles Inc.; Punch: Fiskars; Gems: Mark Richards; Adhesive: Glue Dots, Pop Dots by EK Success; Sketch: Allison Davis for Sketch Support

The next card is an Anniversary Card. I hand cut the pear out of patterned paper from the Kioshi Collection by Basic Grey...

Supply List: Card Base: Diecuts with a View; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Kioshi Collection); Gems: Mark Richards; Border Punch: EK Success; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Sketch: Allison Davis for Sketch Support

Next up is a birthday card I made my nephew Grant, his birthday was last month, but I'm just getting around to blogging it now. :-)

Supply List: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: American Crafts (Junior Collection); Punches: Marvy Uchida (circles and scalloped circle), Fiskars (Cupcake); Gems: Unknown; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Pop Dots by EK Success; Sketch: Allison Davis for Sketch Support

And finally the Lunchbox Love Notes that I made the kids last week. Last weeks theme was fruit. I used the same pear for these cards as I did the Anniversary Card above. I couldn't help it, I thought they were so cute. This weeks theme is going to be animals. I'll post this weeks cards on Friday.

Supply List: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Oliver & Kioshi Collections); Gems: Mark Richards; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Pop Dots by EK Success

Anyway, that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

First Day of School

So, last week was the start of school. This post is jam packed with photos from both Braiden and Lily's first days. First up is Braiden... he started kindergarten on Wednesday, September 7th. I was pretty much a nervous wreck to leave him there the first day. I've been at home with him ever since he was born and although I thought I was ready for him to start, it turns out that I really wasn't. Everything went really well for him. I'll be dropping him off at school in the morning, but he rides the bus home after school. He was a little scared of this. He said he cried a little getting on the school bus because he missed his Mom and Dad, how sweet. Our neighbor boys were there and helped him feel better, which I'm so thankful for. He said, "School was a lot of fun, but tiring."

OK, next up is Lily. She started Pre-K on Friday, September 9th. She was so excited to go. Her best friend Ava is in her class again this year, so she couldn't wait to see her again. She attends school for 2 1/2 hours on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. Lily just absolutely loves school and I'm so glad she does. I think she just really loves learning new things. She is starting to read already, at 4 years old, and I couldn't be more proud of her. It's really hard to believe that both of my children will be in Elementary School next year. It will definitely be a huge change for me.

I'll be posting some cards I made tomorrow. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Lunchbox Love Notes

With school quickly approaching, I thought I would share the "Lunchbox Love Notes" with you that I've been making the kids. This summer I hung little buckets (from the Target dollar section) on the kids' bedroom doors and put the love notes in the buckets at night. But with Braiden off to kindergarten next week, I'll probably put his in his lunchbox instead. Here are the latest notes I made them...

Supply List: Patterned Paper, Element Stickers: Basic Grey (Max & Whiskers Collection); Border Punch: Fiskars; Rhinestones: Mark Richards; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

I usually make the cards similar, but slightly different, although sometimes they are the same. I make the cards 3x3, so it's nice to use up some of those extra scraps. The kids are so excited to wake up in the morning to get them. They've even started requesting them, they call it their mail. Braiden will say, "Mommy, can you make me some mail in the morning?" How can I resist that? So as soon as they go to bed, I go down to my desk and make them some "mail". I'm so glad the kids enjoy getting these little cards, as I'm sure someday they will be too embarrassed to get these love notes from me.

Thanks for looking!