Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Bling it on...

I seriously love bling. It's kind of funny too because I am a khaki and polo kind of girl certainly not a sequin one. I am all about natural and neutral when I dress and how I like to decorate in my home. When we are talking about scrapping though there is nothing like a little bling to make a page POP!

Check out some of the great varieties...what better way to create unique snowflakes on a snow layout than with all this great bling.

In this layout I used 5 different types of either gems or pearls from Want2Scrap. You can also see tons of other ways to use it on the blog.

I always love when I can fit some sort of recycling into a project and these cute felt snowflakes were a bag filler in a gift my boys got from their aunt for Christmas...gotta love that!

Hope you are all having a happy holiday season!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Want2Scrap Acrylic Mini

It has been a while since I have done an acrylic album. I was very excited to get a Lacrosse album in my DT package this month from Want2Scrap. You have to check out the store for all these yummy ribbons, and bits of bling. Is that not a fab brilliant blue?

Last year was the first year that our area had lacrosse for boys Jack's age and he was very excited to try it.

I just love how the pages are cut out of this album. I took a bit of black paint and outlined each letter so they stood out against the photos.

I always love sports photography and lacrosse gave me some awesome photo ops.

I must say it was not easy watching my "little guy" put on all the gear and get hit with "metal sticks".

He seemed to enjoy it a lot...even wearing all that equipment on 90 degree days, ugh!

I also added some acrylic stars, arrows and even a chipboard star to this mini...rub-ons totally pop in albums like this.

Thanks so much for stopping by...hope your having a great, stress free holiday season...if there is such a thing, lol!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Pebbles projects and a giveaway!

I was never blessed with cute little girls but I did get the next best thing...6 nieces! This little angel is the youngest of them and so darn sweet I can hardly stand it. I even think she may follow in her "Aunt Mimi's" footsteps, whenever I have my camera out she loves to help me take pictures.

The New Arrival Girl line is so pretty and worked so well with this photo of Adrienne.

Don't you just love those sweet felt embellishments!

In the spirit of the holidays I also made this bag to give a gift in. The Tree House line works amazing well for a full fledged holiday project...who knew?

You have to check out the Pebbles Blog for all the amazing holiday projects posted this week...fabulous! To top it all off starting tomorrow there will be a great giveaway so stop by and leave a comment for your chance to win a great prize!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Nick and Scarlet Lime!

It is my son's 13th birthday today...yep, I am a Mom to a teenager! I just wanted to wish my handsome son Nick a very special 13th you buddy!

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving holiday...I don't know how it seems to go quicker each year...I think it just may be that I am growing older. I mean how is Christmas just a few weeks away. It seems like the kids just went back to school last week.

This year for the 2nd year in a row, we went to the 5K Turkey Bowl Race. It did not matter that it was snowing/raining/sleeting and so very cold. This was the first time my hubby and Jack ran a full 5K. This was also my first race in 5 years...granted I never run to win just the for the exercise. The boys did awesome! There were 435 runner in the adult race. Nick finished in 60th place with a time of 22:45. He did pretty well especially having just got the cast off his foot a few weeks ago and being "pretty out of shape" at least for him. Jack totally impressed us. He started the race with Josh and I and took off right away. He finished in 151st place with a time of one else anywhere near his age finished near him...we are so proud of him doing so well in his first big race.

Even Santa and the Thanksgiving turkey got in a run...sorry, my pictures are not great. I took my point and shoot, with the bad weather I was not risking my dSLR.

Now December over at Scarlet Lime is hopping with amazing new kits! Check out this months Main kit!

I love this kit! Then again I have not met a kit from Christy I have not loved, lol! This layout is of my aunts and uncles.

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This is my boys, their cousin, and aunt and uncle at the beach house. They all made matching tie dye t-shirts, how fun!

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I will be back later this week with a Pebbles project.