Friday, October 30, 2009
On a brighter note, I FOUND Douglas... unbelievable, I know. He was in a pile of yellow leaves near a log pile on the side of the house. Anna was so happy! She put him on the deck to play and an hour later, he went missing again. This time, we believe he is under the deck hibernating. Douglas, we hope to see you in the spring!
And, since I haven't shared anything crafty in a couple of days, here's a card I made to go in a package of handmade greetings for the holiday show, Temptations, that I am participating in. This is the Valentine:Supplies: pink card base, KI Memories shimmer heart paper, white stock, border punch, ribbon, and felt (and I love you paper mfg. unknown).
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
So, now that you know my two new favorite things to do with scrappin', here are two pages that were done with just wholesome, scrap goodness!
Our trip to Gulf Shores. I used the Snorkel line from Cosmo Cricket and Core'dinations paper. The pics I got on this trip were awful, due to a forgotten battery charger and a disposable camera. So, cutting up the pics was easy for me to do!
And this one of Elan, I have avoided it for over a year now... his first year "Growth Chart." Once I completed it, I felt I had conquered the world! It's pics of him at 1-2-4-6-9-12 months and his stats at the bottom of each. I love that it worked out that he was looking up at the bird holding the tape measure!Okay... are you inspired? Go make a two page layout! It's not so scary... have a good night!
Monday, October 26, 2009
You may have seen these funny pictures before of Douglas and Wrigley. Seriously, these pics are super hilarious- I had to scrap them! The big glittered turtle is from Jo Ann's in the dollar section. Paper: Studio Calico.
And the last one, Anna and Elan. I love the title "The Protector." Anna was saving Elan from Paw Paw, the tickle monster. She was very serious. This paper from Studio Calico worked perfectly- especially the Red Riding Hood words! That's a big covered chipboard circle in the center.
Sooo much more to show you (except for the Christmas items! ;) tomorrow. Stay tuned for the two page layouts post and some new faves that I want to share with you!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Her delicious pumpkin cupcakes and all the jewelry Mamaw brought her.
This is funny: the bracelet is from the Vatican in Rome and the necklace is from the casino boat, Caesars! She was telling people that Mamaw brought her a bracelet from the "attic". Needless to say, she loved them both, but mostly because they were from Mamaw.
Anna's best friend, Molly. Molly's shirt says "best friend" and gave Anna the same one for her birthday. That was so cute I almost cried!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Anna turns five on Monday. We are having her party tomorrow. I love it how Anna thinks Halloween is a celebration for her since her birthday is in October! I let her pick her party theme- and it's usually a hodge podge of things all put together! Here is her invitation:
Yesterday, she got to choose her pinata (a pumpkin), paper goods (an orange plate and ghost napkins), goody bag items (witches fingers, eyeball pin pong balls, Chinese yo-yos, candy, etc.), and cupcakes (decorated like pumpkins). The child knows what she wants, and don't try to talk her out of it!
Thankfully, she decided against a rabbit as a gift. She wants a goldfish. Like Elmo's Dorothy. Sounds great! And easy! So, today I will be getting a super cool fish bowl with pink rocks and a plant to put a goldfish in.
I have lots of crafting to do today as well. I hope to post those creations late today or tomorrow morning. So, keep warm, snuggle under a blanket and sip some hot cocoa or coffee and enjoy today.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
The first one came from my southern sister, Sammye Jo. Thanks, girl! Love her blog and all her creations! She has always got somethin' crafty cookin' over at 62 Cards! She truly is an Xxtraordinary Blogger- she never misses a beat- seriously! If her husband is in surgery, her little one is sick, in laws in town, that Sammye Jo still has a blog post!
The second one came from my blog friend, Diane. Diane is a wonderful crafter and her cards are amazing! She even sent Mac one of her fab creations for choosing her name as a blog candy winner! He was thrilled and it made his day! Thank you, Diane!
Okay... since I got these bloggy awards, I am required to tell you 10 honest things about myself and then, pass it along to 5 others. Here goes:
1.) I vacuum every single day.
2.) I can not leave the house without all the beds being made. Messy bed, messy head!
3.) I try to do at least one crafty thing every day.
4.) I have 3 brothers, parents who are still married, 9 nieces and nephews and 1 on the way!
5.) My best friend is my mom.
6.) I prefer jeans and clogs in the fall/winter and dresses and flip flops in the spring/summer.
7.) My favorite feature about myself is my eyes.
8.) My favorite color changes, but I always love red, pink, green and blue. I don't like purple, but it was my favorite color when I was little!
9.) I am 5'11" and have been since 6th grade. I never minded being the tallest person in the class, or the entire school for that matter!
10.) And the biggest truth of them all... I asked out Stephen almost a dozen times before he finally asked me out himself. I set my eye on him and was determined he was the man I would marry! Seven years, 2 houses, 1 dog, a turtle and three kids, and still going strong!
So, there you have it! I hope you enjoyed some honest tid bits about myself! Thanks to Sammye Jo and Diane for giving me these special bloggy awards!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
For some reason, this picture looks a bit washed out. It's a little brighter in real life! I also made some with red ball fringe. The stocking measures about 2.5x4 inches and can be used on a card, gift tag, scrapbook page, etc.
Supplies: Both patterned papers are from My Minds Eye, ball fringe, satin ribbon, machine stitching.
Anna's 5th birthday (sniff, sniff...) is coming up on Monday with her party being on Sunday. I can't wait to share her invitation and goody bags! They are a hoot!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I have plenty of people to thank for helping out with my kiddos, carpools, and the dinners that have been brought- my, oh my! The food has been unbelievable! My family rocks! So, today, I was feeling well enough to get in my craft room for a while. I figured I better get a move on the thank you notes. I made these three thank yous pretty quickly. I used all the same papers (October Afternoon), just different embellishments: This glittery butterfly is from Me & My Big Ideas
And on another note, I will be mailing out my Pay It Forward gifts tomorrow! So, you girls be watching for a fun package in the mail from me! Lori, you still haven't emailed me your address! I have yours ready when you do! Profumo@bellsouth.net
Off to bed with an ice pack on my face... I'll return tomorrow!
Friday, October 9, 2009
And, this is a package of 8 folded notes that will be for sale on my website soon. I'm coming up with lots of new designs for the holidays. Thanks to all the Caardvarks sketches a couple weeks ago, it has inspired me to really go the extra mile to make cute, unique cards, packages and gifts.
I will be posting some holiday goods soon! I have vowed to make most of my gifts this year, so I started early! I have to be careful what I share though! ;)
Hope you get to create this weekend!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Caardvarks: May Arts ribbon
Pile It On: 3-D
The Pink Elephant: Colors: black, orange, purple and white
Supplies: May Arts ribbon, button, cardstock: The Paper Source, patterned paper: Basic Grey, font: Blackadder.
And... here they are... my other 3 challenges:
Mac, Anna and Elan. Trying to get a good fall photo of them together at the park was impossible. I ended up filming a WWF match. Sheesh...
And... last but not least, I have a winner...
KIRA! Come on down! You just won a cute feltie owl and personalized note flats! Please email me with your information at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
1.) FOLLOW this blog. But, only if you think it's cool and inspiring! You click on "follow" at the right and it will prompt you from there. (FYI, Lots of people use their Facebook pic.) If you are already a follower, you are already automatically entered.
2.) To increase your chances, post this giveaway on YOUR BLOG and try to spread the word! Share the love! If you post it on your blogaroo, be sure to comment at the end of this post so I can drop your name in twice!!!
I will choose a random winner on Thursday, October 8! Good luck!
Friday, October 2, 2009
To celebrate my love for October, I'm having another giveaway! It's one you won't want to miss! So, stay tuned for details, and a pic of what you could win! (Hint: it will be a hoot if you get picked!)
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Didn't win a prize...
Didn't make honorable mention...
There will always be next time.
Please visit Caardvarks blog to see who did make the Design Team- they TOTALLY deserved it! The two ladies they chose did amazing work!! Congrats to them! Can't wait to see all the upcoming cards they create.
And for today, a card I made yesterday for a friend who is having a rough time, which is also appropriate for today's post:
The inside reads: "Hope you find sunshine on a cloudy day..."
Supplies: Cloud and Yellow Stripe Paper, My Little Shoebox; Yellow Paper, Core'dinations; Button, Thread, Scrap orange paper, Sunshine Stamp by Snag 'em Stamps.