Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Princess Jasmine & Aladdin

It has been quite a while since I posted. Sorry about that. I haven't been feeling very creative and I have been doing lots of page kits. That is, until I saw these butterflies. As soon as I saw them I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them...Princess Jasmine. When I started sifting through my hoards of pictures, the only one I had of Marissa as Jasmine wouldn't work. I didn't want to abandon the idea though, and I came across this one of Canyon.

Now, the question of the day.... Is this layout way to girly to have my boy's picture on it? I haven't glued anything down yet, so it can still be redone.

I asked JT what he thought. He said that it is pretty girly, but it would be one of his favorites later because Jasmine is HOT! Sheesh, Men!

So, if I have any readers left after my posting absence, what do you think?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

nah nah nah nah nah Batman!

Yeah, I know it is actually do do do not nah nah nah, but it looked sillier when I typed it!

Here is my first Cricut Cake. Not spectacular, but Canyon loved it and it was fun!
Kendra helped, thank goodness! I think I would have had a dirt cake if she hadn't stacked them for me!

Goofy kid!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I'm going to need a vacation from this vacation

This picture was taken in Universal Studios, Florida. They have all these cool little word balloons around that you can stand under and take pictures.

This was only day 2 of 17 days in Florida with a 2 year old. If only we knew how true that word balloon saying would end up being!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day

I had to demo the Cricut Cake yesterday, on Mother's Day. I whined about it all morning. Not necessarily just because it was Mother's Day, mostly because I am just whiny.

When I came home, look what I found......
Aren't they cute all dressed alike?

JT cooked for me. Flowers and candles on the table. Clean house. Kids already had baths for the night. How could I possibly ask for more?
Canyon was my waiter. He asked me "Can I get you anything else?" about 50 times. He has been dying to wear this tie since I found it in his closet 3 months ago.

I had a great Mother's Day. I hope you did too!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Test Track - Speed, I am speed

I was finally in a scrappy mood last night! I have found that if my house isn't clean (at least where I can see from my scrap table) there is no way that I can sit down at my table and scrap. I tried a couple times yesterday, but I would look around and just get aggravated. After I cleaned everything, I was able to sit down and finish up this layout I started at Michelle Chikos' retreat almost a month ago.

I found these papers on one of my Minneapolis shopping trips. They are Reminisce. When I pulled them out at the retreat I heard a collective gasp, then what are you going to do with those papers? I can admit, when I held them up they kinda hurt your eyes. :) But I think they definitely came together well for this type of layout.

I still need to add journaling. I think I will put it on this side above the pic of JT and the kids in front of the Test Track building.

The cute little cones are from the Disney Cars Cricut cartridge. Thanks Angie for letting me borrow it!
In the Test Track photo, I photo shopped two kids out of the pic. They were on the left hand side, playing on that slope right behind Marissa. It doesn't look too bad. You can definitely see the variation in the color of the slope where I took them out, I didn't do a great job on matching the colors, but it was alot to remove from a picture.

This is one of the Test Track pics that we got on our Photopass. I love that they let you include these ride pics. I hope that eventually you can add all the ride pics to your Photopass.
Not surprisingly, Test Track was one of Canyon's absolute favorite rides. We must have gone on it at least a dozen times. A few times without even getting off the ride. Unfortunately, this was the only picture of us when we were in the car by ourselves. We knew where the photo was shot and put our arms up in the air. Evidently, Canyon missed the memo!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Teacher appreciation

I made these little M&M flowers for Canyon's teachers for Teacher Appreciation week. Thanks for the idea Cathy!

I used up some flowers I have had for a long time. Now I am wishing that I would have handmade the flowers. Oh well, I handmade 26 birthday invitations yesterday and last night, I deserve a break!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Baby Cards

When I went to the Windy City Scrapbooking store in Chicago I got a free pack of paper with purchase. It looked like everyone got different packs. I got this older foof-a-lah baby paper and die cuts.
Later that night there was a small crop, since I didn't bring any supplies with me I brought out this paper pack and started making cards with it. I finished them up when I got home.

The only products I used besides the papers in the kit were some ink, letter stamps and ribbons.