Monday, September 26, 2011

Wheelbarrow Challenge

Design Team sister, Donna, chose the wheelbarrow for this week's BBTB2 challenge. I haven't used this cart in ages! When I pulled out the book, I was shocked at how simple the cuts were. I forgot that the Cricut cuts used to be sooooo simple. All of them are so very detailed nowadays.

Anyway, this is what I came up with:

What? Were you expecting just flowers? It is almost Halloween, ya know?

Recollections paper, the stamp is Tim Holtz and the little epoxy greeting is BasicGrey

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Willy Man Benches

Oh another day. This is a picture from my Project 365. We found these benches at a yard sale. The lady that was selling them said that her dog (now deceased) used them when his hips were bad. He liked to look over the wall and with the little benches, he could. Her friend that put them in the back of my car, made a comment that he couldn't believe she was giving them up. She made several comments about her dog and how he liked kids so she gave us a great price on these. We'll use them to roast marshmallows outside next to our "fire pit". Later, I took this picture and printed it off and took it back to the lady at the yard sale so she would know her "Willy-Man" benches were very much appreciated. She said she was going to put this picture on her fridge.

Jillibean Soup Sweet & Sour

Technique Tuesday

Saturday, September 17, 2011

when are we going back to Legoland?

Trent makes it clear that he is unimpressed with the gardens at Balboa Park.

LilyBee papers and alpha stickers.

Flowers from my "red box". 

Have a great weekend!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Enjoy Life

I found this picture in a stack of others. It's Trent and his cousins the week before Kat was born. They look like they're having so much fun playing in the fountain.

I used the new Crate paper for this.

Buttons are OA.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


It's that time of year again where the kids start looking for Halloween costumes and I usually say "NO!" to their first 2-3 choices. There will be no headless people holding their own head, no zombies with a battery operated pumps to swoosh fake blood through plastic tubes and there will be no mini skirts and fish nets.

Yes, I had to say "NO!" to fishnets this year.

Katrina wants this costume:

I know I have some crooked lines when it comes to what I'll let her do. I'll let her dye her hair (with semi permanent), maybe let her wear a little light blue eyeshadow sometimes and even let her ride her bike in high heels, but I don't like this fishnet stuff.

She wants to be a cheerleader. She wants, what she refers to now, as the "fishy cheerleader costume". I have yet to find a cheerleader costume that we both like that is in her size. The first one she picked out was a USA cheerleader costume but it only came in toddler sizes.

I'm not sure what Trent wants to be. He keeps pointing at zombies. I wish Katrina wanted to be a zombie. It would be so much easier.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Drippy Heart

Hello everyone! I have another creation for BBTB2. It was my turn this week and I asked the designers to use the Flying, Dripping Heart from the Rock Princess cart.

I had every intention of putting it on a card but when Kat saw it, she asked if I could put it on a barrette for her hair. I thought it was a great idea. I hot glued a little black tulle down first and then added the Heart. She loves it and plans on wearing it to school tomorrow.

Please be sure to check out all the other fabulous creations by the design team. Also, if you're not a follower of my blog, please add me! Thank you for your sweet comments.

P.S. Erik got a job!! WOOHOO!!

Friday, September 02, 2011

Superstar Dad

Having Erik home for the last seven weeks has been difficult BUT there have also been some nice things, too. The other day, I came out of the scrapbook room and found him helping the kids with their homework. Of course, this pictures looks posed because it is. Everyone wants to run to opposite corners when they see me with the camera. I asked them to please get back into position so I could take a picture of the three of them. It was originally a nice scene, but after being forced back into position I get this:

Erik is exaggerating his gestures and looks more like he's threatening them with something serious.

Trent has his arms crossed and is looking at me like "hurry the hell up" and Kat is trying hard not to laugh.

Erik was offered a job but it's in Phoenix. We still haven't decided what we're going to do. Thankfully, the company has given us a few days to think about the offer.

I thought I had a sign from God that Erik should NOT take the Phoenix job.

I'm always the first one up and out of bed. Upon entering the dining room, I smelled something foul. I spent a few minutes looking around for the smell. I found nothing. 20 minutes later, I found it. One of the dogs had pooped on the floor. I couldn't pick it up. Just looking at it from 10 feet away made me gag and cough. I don't know what it is about dog poop, but I just can't do it. And, this wasn't just a little bit of dog poop, it was the size of a newborn child.

As I screamed in terror for Erik (who was still asleep) for assistance, I knew that this was the sign from God that I was looking for. He will NOT be able to take the Phoenix job because he would be gone during the week and come back on weekends. If the dogs poop overnight while he's gone, I will have to somehow pick it up.

That was a pretty clear sign for me. Erik stays in town, gets a job in town, and continues to pick up piles of poop that are the same size as newborn babies. Erik didn't quite see the sign as clearly as I did.

Here's a layout I made yesterday. It's all Sass border strips.

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