Saturday, October 29, 2011

A couple new additions to the shop

It has been a crazy busy week and the next few days don't appear to be much slower. I have a feeling that between now and Christmas there won't be any slow weeks.
The pumpkins will be carved tomorrow and the candy is ready so all is looking good for Halloween.

I did find time to put together a few more pieces for the shop. I would love your feedback.

Baby Boy Shower - cupcake toppers

I also found some patterned cardstock to make cupcake wrappers with, these I think are perfect to coordinate with the turkey cupcake toppers. Great for Thanksgiving.

We are off to watch a local hockey game tonight, the boys are really excited, especially the youngest as this is his first game.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Thanksgiving layout finished

It did take a few days longer than I had expected but I have put together the Thanksgiving 2011 layout I have been working on.


Holy pumpkin

The plan was to go pumpkin hunting at the patch today, unfortunately the weather had a different idea. It was pouring today!  Hoping tomorrow will be a little better, as much as I love the pumpkin patch not feeling the mud!
I have been searching the web for pumpkin carving ideas and came across this pumpkin

This is so cool. We are planning on 8 pumpkins this year, I am thinking 4 carved and 4 like above.

I found this picture and idea at  - they have some fantastic Halloween ideas to check out.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thanksgiving projects

I had a wonderful day today. Met with the boys teachers today (had to be done during regular school hours since the teachers are on work to rule so I took the day off work) and found that they are doing awesome. Trev had his first "real" test of the year in math and got 21/22, totally impressed :)

I was able to find some extra time to get to work on some Thanksgiving projects I have been wanting to do for the shop. Everything is cut and ready to assemble so with any luck I will be ready to have these added to the shop on Friday.

Not much more going on, just a nice relaxing middle of the week day :) 
Tomorrow however is Spooktacular (fun family Halloween party) so I am ready to see what fun all the kids have managed to put together, I love Halloween.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Soccer, Frogs, and Love bugs

Well we lost track of time and didn't get our little guy signed up for soccer this summer. After many requests from him we finally signed him up today. I have never been a fan of soccer, I am a hockey girl, so the idea of going out in the rain and cold wasn't really appealing. I decided to be a better Mom and get over this. I am though debating this decision now after finding out his games are on Saturday at 9 a.m., ugh, so rain, cold, and no sleeping in on Saturday morning.

Found some time today to finish a few projects I have been working on. The first is a frog cupcake topper set, fun colors and great for that person that loves frogs, the second is a diecut set perfect for scrapbook pages titled Love Bug.

I plan to have these listed in the shop tomorrow.

Hope everyone has a great Friday!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Mickey Mouse - toppers and wrappers

It is Thanksgiving weekend and I should be thinking of the 25lb turkey in my fridge and all the dishes that will accompany it but instead I am in crafter mode.
I have put together a new set of Mickey Mouse toppers and wrappers and have just added them to the shop.

Not sure if I will have time tonight to get anything else's hoping.

Have a great Sunday,

Saturday, October 8, 2011

10 Scrapbooking supplies that I cannot live without

Almost daily I find that there is something new that I could be picking up to add to my everending supply of materials, however I find that I continue to use the same supplies consistently. I thought I would put together a list of these supplies.

1. Cardstock - my favorite is Bazzill - - there is nothing more satisfying then looking at a rainbow of color options, I am always picking up this paper.
2.Cricut machine - I have the expressions machine. I am not sure I would have continued with scrapbooking if I didn't have this machine, it has made the possibilities endless.

3. ATG gun - wow this makes using adhesive a breeze.
4. American Crafts foam dots - I don't think one project is completed without these
5. Scissors - this is a given - I don't have a particular favorite though
6. Copic Markers - same story as the cardstock - I can't have enough colors.
7. Paper punches - my favorites right now are most of the Martha Stewart ones including this one:

8. Ribbon
9. Stamps - I find I am a fan of digital stamps
10. Ink - Memento Tuxedo black is a regular for me

What are your must haves for crafting?


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Soccer Sunday and scrapping

I woke up this morning to a beautiful cloudless blue sky, this was so unexpected as we were advised it was to be raining. So the first thing that came to mind was that the family needed to get outside, off to watch my 12 year old neices soccer game we went.
It was wonderful to be outside, these days I'm sure will be few and far between.
I was also able to get some scrapping done this weekend as well. A few custom scrapbook pages, pages for my boys, and 2 new sets of cupcake toppers.
The first set is one of multi colored dinosaurs:
The second set was for Thanksgiving - 12 Turkeys:

Next up for me are some Mickey Mouse cupcake toppers and wrappers - hope to have them done early this week.

Happy Monday to all!