Monday, October 26, 2009

What a weekend!

I had one of the most fun weekends ever! It all started Friday night with LCOM's very first crop! Tanya put on such a wonderful event...YUMMY food (I should mention she catered it herself!! What a superwoman!!), fun prizes and goodie boxes, a little (or that's what I tell Kevin, heehee) shopping and lots and lots of chatting and laughs with my scrappy friends!! Emily and I were even the first ones there Saturday morning...bright and early at 7:30 (my kids get up really early, and Emily's just an addicted scrapper, haha!). It was hard to leave Saturday at 4:00! Can't wait for the next one!!

Yesterday we had Riley's family birthday party/our annual family pumpkin carving. It was nutty...13 kids, 12 adults, 11 carved pumpkins!! We also had a ginormous pot of chili (Kevin says his best ever :)) and birthday cake (thanks to Nana and Connie!). It was really chaotic, but lots of fun!!

Hard at work!

A few of our creations!
So, it's Monday and I am BEAT from our busy weekend! I've been taking it know, laundry, dishes, puzzles with the kids...that's easy for a mom :)

Today was also my day to post over at the Treasured Scrapbooking blog :) Check it out here!

Have a happy Monday everyone!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Where does time go?

October has been so busy and I've been neglecting my blog big time! Today my first baby turned 5!!! I can't believe it! And he's just so big and gorgeous and smart and funny! He drives me nuts sometimes, but he also makes me laugh and smile. I'm so proud of him and am so happy to be his Mommy!

We had his friend birthday party on the weekend. This year it was a rocket ship cake that almost made me insane on Saturday. Icing was sliding off, cones were falling out. Ugh! No more rocket ships. I know it doesn't look much like one, but that's what it is folks! At least he loved it. He kept saying, "I can't stop looking at my cake!"...made it all worth it! Then 12 kids proceeded to devour and destroy it...sigh. He had a blast at his party though and we made it through with only minor bloodshed (one little boy had a minor nosebleed), but even he had fun!

Here's the cake:

Today he had a great day at school. I think they sang Happy Birthday to him and he got to 'move his ring from the 4 year olds to the 5 year olds' whatever the heck that means, lol! Tonight we had supper with some of the and ice cream sundaes (I only do one cake a birthday, people!). He got some more really nice gifts and had fun with his microscope that daddy picked out for him. He also loved the card I made for him...he really likes when I make layouts of him or cards for him. I think he's my biggest fan! So cute!

We still have one more party to look forward to on Sunday. The family party with all the cousins. We're also combining it with our annual pumpkin carving party. I think apple cider, roasted pumpkin seeds and chili are in order! Yay, fall!

I've been doing some scrapping lately, but not as much as usual. Basically just trying to get what needs to be done finished. It's been too busy for anything else! But here's a layout I did recently that was featured in the Treasured Scrapbooking newsletter. It's a scraplift of a layout by LisaNRoxy...if you're a scrapper, you should definitely check out her work here. This one fits the season too :) And, was my first time making one of those big pretty bows! Turned out pretty nicely if I do say so myself!
Most of the supplies for this layout were from the Treasured Scrapbooking October Kit #2. Gorgeous kit! Check out kits here.

Last, but CERTAINLY not least, LCOM has a big crop coming up this weekend and I am SO excited to go! Tanya is going above and beyond organizing this do! I've been lucky enough to see some of the behind the scenes goings on and I can just say is that the girls will not be disappointed. I can't wait to hang with my scrappy friends!!

Well, I'm off to bed. Bridget has been getting up between 5:30 and 6 the past bunch of days so I think I need to start heading to bed a bit earlier. I am totally zonked at the end of the day! Hope to update you more often now that things are slowing down a bit!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

There's still time

Check out the challenges at Treasured Scrapbooking for our World Card Making Day crop! You have until tonight at 9EST to upload your cards for a chance to win an awesome card kit! My challenge was to go into the gallery and pick one of the DT layout sketches and adapt it for a card. Here's the card I created

October 1st was also reveal day for the DT over at TS. Here is my layout that I created with the amazing kit I received!

My challenge for October is to scrap a wedding photo. Guess I have weddings on the brain (well, my anniversary is tomorrow :) My parents' anniversary is tomorrow too...Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!). Since it's not a really traditional time of year for this challenge I want everyone to add some traditional wedding elements to their layout...pearls, lace and sparkle. Here's my sample:

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Capture These Sketches Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Capture These Sketches blog hop!! Didn't know we were having one? No problem!! Check out the details here.
October's sponsor is My Stamp Box!! you have a chance to win a fabulous set of these stamps just my playing along!! So make sure to comment here and then move along to Allison's blog!!
Don't forget to pick up your "letter"!! Write down the letter "A" and at the end of the hop, we'll tell you what to do with it!!
Now here's the order again in case you got lost along the way!! :)

Start out at the Capture these Sketches Blog...

Back to the Sketch blog

Thanks for stopping by... and happy blog hopping!!