Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What a fun game of tag :)

Ok usually these kinda bore me LOL but this one is really fun! Becky Fleck from Page Maps tagged me and here's the dealio..... you just go to the place on your computer where you store your photos, then to the sixth folder, then to the sixth photo. Take that photo, put it on your blog and tell it's story!

So here's mine :) This is our tiny rat dog Zambrano.......Ok not really a rat, he's actually a Cavachi (1/2 chihuahua and 1/2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel), but he kinda looks like a rat. He's named after my favorite pitcher who is up in my header up there. :) My two year old really really loves to dress-up the poor guy LOL Looks like Mr. Potato Head might have lost a pair of glasses this day! Poor little rat was very unhappy with the whole situation, but it really did make for a funny picture!

It looks like most ofthe people I know have been tagged LOL My circle appears to be way too small! But I'll go tag 6 people whose blogs I have just started reading from another site!





Can't wait to see all your pictures:)

Week #4 and my favorite picture of all time!

Julie who runs 52 sketches 52 weeks is just so crazy talented at making sketches! Four weeks into it and every single one has produced a layout I just adore! I'm pretty sure this is my favorite picture ever...... Ellis a character and this picture is just so very her! She was really unsure at the hospital and very quiet which is so unlike her. I was starting to worry a little bit until in true Elli fashion she started to be a ham again!

After I showed Wen this picture she spent about an hour making up the most hilarious titles for it! In the end I went with the one Steve suggested on his way up to bed tonight :) Some rejected titles include.... But I ordered a pony, He isn't really that cute????,What am I supposed to do with this.... Wen feel free to chime in with the rest LOL

I just had to take a close up of this little embellie cluster too! Aren't these Chatterbox felt thingys just too cute?

And I just had to share this card Miss Elli made:) She has been wanting to make cards NON STOP lately! Today I was taking a picture of another layout and she said.... Mommy take one of MINE! So here it is :) It's so fun to have her play with me!

Monday, January 26, 2009

A month full of fun!


First off... we're having our very first chat night at Scrap City tomorrow night! It should be a blast and there will be chattin and a project to work on and a prize! Hope to see you there!


Then on the weekend of February 20th we're having an all sketch crop! It'll be a blast! Come check out our new look and be entered to win some great prizes!


Also the weekend of the 20th we're having a DT reunion crop at Serendipity Scrapbooks! You won't believe how many challenges and prizes there are! It's be a great time so come join in the fun :)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Week #3

Oh I am just addicted to these weekly sketches at 52 Sketches 52 Weeks! It was funny because before I saw this sketch I had printed out these three pics thinking.... I love them but what the heck am I going to do with them? This sketch was just perfect! Elli has this new routine whenever Daddy leaves that she HAS TO give him a hug and a kiss or she gets really upset! She'll chase after him to the door yelling.... "I have a hug and a kiss for you Daddy!" It is SO cute and just melts Daddy's heart :) Lexi and Coby worked on some "tummy time" the other day. We got him all dressed up in this darling little outfit from our friends the Tanner's (can you see it has a buttoned area on the bottom.... are you kidding me with how cute that is?) It started out really well with him flashing that darling little smile that we've been getting more and more frequently!
Then he decided he just wasn't interested in looking at hinmself in the mirror anymore.... this boy can throw a whopper of a fit when he is not amused!

So Sissy helped him dance and forget all about it!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Page Maps sketch "20 Sweet Yummies"

Isn't this a great sketch from the Page Maps blog? It just screamed baby layout to me :)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A smile and a Sketch!

Our little man smiled for the very first time a couple days ago for Mommy! We finally got a semi-OK picture of his cute little smile tonight when Daddy was playing with him :) It just absolutely melts my heart to see his little personality starting to come out! Can't wait to get this one printed and scrapped!

And speaking of smiles..... how fun to have pics of BOTH of the girls smiling at once LOL I am just addicted to Julie's site 52 Sketches 52 Weeks! She has the coolest sketches and I so look forward to Sundays when they're posted! This picture of the girls was taken after Lexi had helped Elli dress up and they made a "house" and played in it all afternoon. She's such a great big sister! And I adore these We R Memory Keepers papers! They were just perfect to cut all up and layer like crazy all over!

Here's some more pics I can't WAIT to get printed and get my hands on to scrap! My little Elli is such a ham and a half! Does anyone else look at this picture and think Beavis and Butthead? Iam cornholio........

And sadly for her it appears she may have gotten Mommy's fashion sense... poor kiddo LOL And over here we are rarin and ready to go for baseball season.... isn't it HERE yet? Coby got these way cool Cub's shoes from Grandma for Christmas and I have the coolest baseball rubon that Wen sent me for him that I can't wait to play with! Man I really need to print out some pics! Walgreens hurry up and have a sale already!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

It's card month at The Scrapcity

Woo hoo it's card month at The Scrapcity and we're playing with card kits that Wen sent out! Here are my four cards made with the kit! Make sure you come check us out over there too as we have a rockin new look!And this special one was made by me and Elli! She's been making cards lately and having so much fun!And this one I made just for fun while I was in the card makin mood! I love this Mr. Campy line and I was really glad to get to use it since we never ever camp lol

Friday, January 9, 2009

Pictures for my Mommy

Here's the picture Mommy :) This is Elli opening her dolly Rose on Christmas! I had no idea how stinkin cute this picture was until I lightened it on photobucket!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Oh I adore this paper!

I just couldn't bear to throw this pretty paper in the scrap bin so I had to make a card with it! Card Positioning Systems has a great sketch up right now and it's where this card got it's inspiration :) I just love sketches like this that are so simple and have so much possibility!Here's a picture of my little buddy at just about 3 weeks :) Between 1-2 weeks he had gained a whole pound....little piggy! I don't know how much he gained this week but he looks so much bigger to me! I just had to snap a pic of him in his swing after I set him down. He looks like he's just hangin out :)

And here's the reason I never get any sleep at night anymore. I try and try but when I lay down all I do is love on him and kiss his tiny fingers LOL Darn cute kids!

I'm so glad Steve thought to snap a picture of Elli with her Rudolph nose on! My mom brought it out for her when we were in the hospital so I didn't get any pics then. They were hanging up where our keys hang and yesterday she was like.... hey I need my red nose :) It took steve 25 pictures to finally get ONE with the light on since it blinks off and on!

These "nap with Dad" pictures are by FAR my favorite pictures of our kiddos. I have one of Steve and Lexi when she was about 4 that is framed and stays by our bed and quite a few of Elli and Daddy over the last ucouple years so I just had to get one of Daddy and Coby nappin together! DOncha just love his baseball jammies? And geez isn't it baseball season yet???? Go Cubbies :) I really need to take pics of the Cobster in his many many amounts of Cubs clothing!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

What a cool new place to play!

I love sketches and this new site, 52 Sketches 52 Weeks, is so fun! I just love the first sketch too! I'm hoping to do all of them which will ensure I do at least ONE layout every week :) I've been holding onto this picture of Elli since last year. I just love it and I wasn't sure what to do with it! I took it while we were in the car waiting for Daddy and Sissy to run into the Dairy Maid and get some ice cream. I turned around and she just looked so darn cute back there :)

Yay for the returned Mojo!!!!!

I just can't keepmy hands OFF the scrappy supplies! Thank goodness! My dear friend Jan owns Scrappin Mojo and she promised me some Mojo inspiration if I wandered by and she sure did deliver! This is for her technique challenge and is combined with her blog hoppin challenge for the challenge at One Little Word to use the word START. The technique was to layer embellies on your page so I used a background paper that I had two of and cut out the images and lifted them up with some pop dots and added various embellies all over the page. I just love, love, love how it turned out! This picture was taken of me getting to snuggle Jacoby minutes after he was born. I didn't even know this was an option after the c-section, but the anesthesiologist helped steve get him up on my chest so I could hold and kiss all over him! What a great moment that was! I was SO lucky that my doctor, the nurses and the anesthesiologist were not only willing to stick to all my wishes (like having Steve and Coby go to the recovery room with me) but they even went above and beyond by doing little things like helping me hold him right after he was born!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Caardvarks Sketch challenge

Here's my card for the first card challenge of the year over at Caardvarks! What a cool sketch! I had been wanting to play with these colorful Dreamstreet papers for awhile and I LOVE these new shiny bright flowers I found at my LSS! My new obsession is all the transparencies I have laying around and never used! For this one I made a tag from a transparancy and stamped and embellished it.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Back in the scrappy mood!

I don't know WHY... but I lost all will to play with paper while I was pregnant! After Coby was born while I was still in the hospital all I wanted to do was play with my stuff! I did get one heck of a cutie pie from the deal though LOL

Are you kiddin me with all that hair? I'm obsessed with makin him tiny boy mowhawks :) Look for it on a layout coming to theatres soon LOL

Speaking of layouts I have been a scrappin fool the last few days! Here is my "virgin" layout I made a few days ago.... It's from the January sketch from Scrapbooks Etc at Scrapcity!

Don't forget to come by and play! We have ELEVEN challenges for January and mine is a four week long card challenge with a prize pack from Cosmo Cricket that's awesome!

Memories From the Attic is having a contest called Scrap in the new Year and I'm getting a ton of inspiration from it! It's all month long so swing by and check it out! Here are a layout of Elli and her new baby brother and a calendar for my scrappy desk that I've made so far!