Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The walk!

Sunday was the Cleveland Walk for Autism Speaks. Aubrey and I went to walk in honor of my sweet as punch nephew Wyatt who was diagnosed 6 months ago (around his 2nd birthday)

Our little team of 10 (including babies) managed to raise $3000 for the cause and had a blast walking around downtown Cleveland pushing strollers. It was a chilly, gray Ohio fall morning.....only 55 degrees (it was almost 90 the day before) The wind coming off lake Erie made it even chillier. We bundled up the kiddos so they were nice and toasty and off we went. 

We has 2 members in the over $1000 group so we got to go in the special Grand club tent and ate delicious breakfast burritos and smoothies. Plus they took our team picture! I'll post it when I get a copy :)

Once again I was a little lazy with the camera because my mom had her SLR out snapping away and I knew Id be able to get pictures to scrap from her. I did snap a couple with my iphone

My handsome nephew Wyatt

Sleepy Aubrey hugging George

mmmmm Cookies!! (yes i ate 2 but burned them off walking)

Thank goodness for my hideous old school Crocs! I was very worried about the walk because Im pretty sure I broke my pinky toe on Saturday afternoon. Its still completely purple and swollen. The Crocs are the only shoes (other than flip flips) that fit on my foot without immense PAIN! I couldnt have made it through without them. I knew there was a reason to keep them after I quit bartending!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fun at the park

This past weekend was so nice we decided it would be fun to take Aubrey to the park. Originally we were going just to walk around and enjoy the weather, but when we got there the BIG new jungle gym was deserted. We then decided to let Aubrey have her way with it. She was so cute exploring the tunnels and playing peek a boo with mommy around the bars. Daddy even let her go down the slide!

Here are a few of the over 100 pics I took! They arent perfect pics because I took them with my iphone but they are scrappable! yay!

Isnt she just the sweetest! She had a fabulous time running and climbing all over the place. It just thrills me to watch her walk around and figure things out. She is SO smart.

I wish I could take her all the time. It makes me sad that the weather is getting colder and there are only a few more days like this left in the year. Im going to try to take her tomorrow afternoon since it will be 80 degrees.

I also got some scrapping done this weekend. The park tired her out and she took an extra long nap in my scraproom. Check out this layout of Aubrey with my younger brother Ede I created with Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety papers. Ive been itching to use them since I found the stack of them at (the NEW) Hobby Lobby

I just noticed I forgot to date it before I scanned it. Oh well. hehe!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Treasured part 1

This month I was asked to guest design over at Treasured Scrapbooking.  Its a very cool scrapbook store with a message board full of fun and inspiration.

September is a little different at Treasured. Its kit REWIND month. Since she has a fairly new design team she decided to send everyone a past kit and have them rework it. Then she put ALL of the past kits on sale with a hefty discount! (you really should check out the deals!!)

I was sent the February 2010 card kit "Cupids Arrow"  to rework into layouts. Its full of webster's pages, pink paislee and prima. Its so feminine and pretty. Perfect for ladylike layouts of my favorite girls. Here are a few of the projects I created for treasured....

I have a few more tricks up my sleeve as well.... but I have to wait til my 2nd reveal in a few days to post them (along with my original 8.5x11 sketch)  In the meantime go try to snatch up the kit before its gone (did i mention its under $10??)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Yay my prize is here!!

Remember this layout? See that little band across the bottom of it??

I cant believe I forgot to share this!! I WON the stamping challenge on the American Crafts blog a few months ago. Well my prize finally arrived and they sent me.....

15 of their brand NEW pigment ink pads!!

Holy Cow I am in heaven! The colors are so bright and beautiful! I seriously cannot wait to bust them open and ink up every stamp in my possession (okay so that would take days, but you get the drift, right?) A big thanks to American Crafts so being SO generous. Totally made my day. If it is nice an sunny tomorrow I will take a pretty picture of my haul :) (after I get all inky)

Monday, September 13, 2010


Fall is officially here. It seems all the sudden our 90 degree days became 70 degree days. Its time to pack away the swimsuits and drag out the long sleeves.... Labor day weekend was a busy one. We had a 1st birthday party for Matt's cousin's son, a cookout, a bonfire and a football game. Somewhere in the fun we got exposed to the evil cold bug. Aubrey had never been sick and was a major fuss bucket both tuesday and wednesday. Of course there is no rest when you are the mommy. I was up all night with her both nights. Then it hit me HARD on thursday.... ugh!!

Aubrey is feeling much better but has a serious drippy nose. Im feeling a little better thanks to my troop of 4 teenage nieces babysitters that came to play with Aubs last night. I got to hide in my nice finished basement to scrap and nap for 2 hours last night. I REALLY needed it. I never get to be alone. It was nice.

I have decided on a halloween costume for Aubs... Wouldnt she make the perfect Pebbles??

and her cousin Wyatt could be BAM BAM! I will have to get working on her costume soon!

Tell me it wouldnt be perfect?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Peeky Time

2 sneaky peeks I created using the October Tiditz in Time kit! Check out the awesome halloween goodness of this BRAND NEW line with it's hambly-liciuos accents!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Getting Sketchy...

Those that know me know I am not a fan of sketches.For some reason the stifle my creativity rather than spark it. I only do sketches when I HAVE to for challenges, contests or design team assignments..... unless of course they are my own sketches.

When I saw I was assigned a sketch this week I braced myself for it. I was so worried it would be impossible to translate to 8.5x11 or have 6000 photos on it... but what I got is this completely CUTE sketch by Delfina

Here is my example....

Supplies used  MME Boo to You pattern paper & die cuts, black and white cardstock, Maya Road chipboard flourishes, American Crafts chipboard thickers, Cosmo Cricket tina alphas, We R Memory Keepers stitched flowers, American Crafts house plastic flowers, colored jewels, Ultra Fine black Sharpie marker, White Sharpie poster paint pen  from the thoughts2paper store

Do you dig this sketch too? If you do you MUST check out the Thoughts2Paper blog! You could be the winner of a 12x12 kit featuring the gorgeous My Minds Eye Meadowlark Dawn.

Happy Scrapping!