Monday, November 1, 2010

Bridal shower goodies

The bridal shower and wedding are long over, but with my days so busy now I am just getting around to posting the things that we made for them. My mom came up with the idea to do a Chicago themed shower since my sister and Bobby had many great memories in our great city. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a stamp with the picture of Navy Pier on it...or even a Ferris wheel. I do, and it is dang near impossible. So my mom and I came up with the idea to print the skyline on paper and make it into a box. I found the original idea here

My sister really likes Carmel popcorn, so my mom made some to put inside the boxes. These really made a cute favor and looked cute on the tables

For the center pieces I came up with the idea to stamp on candles. I saw how to do it from a page on splitcoast stampers a couple of years ago...forgive me I don't have the link anymore. They looked so pretty in the room.

They are so easy to make. You stamp on tissue paper, place the image on the candle and cover it with wax paper. You use your heat gun to melt the tissue into the candle and POOF you have a pretty decorated candle.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Look back tomorrow, I will have pictures of the nugget boxes that I made for a 50th birthday party

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fabric and the Slice??

So my sister is getting married in October, and all of the typical bridal festivities have begun. We have the bridal shower coming up, and then of course the bachelorette party. I offered to make my sister the "BRIDE" know the one that you wear to make sure that everyone in the joint knows that you're getting married and to buy you a drink. I went to Michaels looking for those pretty iron on bling letters(you know the ones that cost like 2.99 for one letter) and guess what??

They don't have them anymore....well atleast I couldn't find them
So I wandered around until I found one of Making Memories new Slice products..fusible web.
I just had to try it. At 5.00(on sale 40% off) it was worth trying. So I got it, now the next thing is what kind of fabric do I get? I went to JoAnn's and found fabric quarters and they were PERFECT...not too thick! I followed the directions when I got home and cut out all of the letters to make 5 shirts.

Yes I said 5. I was only going to make 1 for my sister, but with this being so cheap I was able to make the whole bridal party one. I used black shirts and a pink fabric. After I ironed on the letters I used silver puffy paint to outline the letters so they "pop" a little more. This was so easy to do that I am going to make Nicholas a onsie for his 4 month picture(pic to follow).

Check back Sunday, I want to show you the center pieces that my mom and I made for the Bridal shower. Thanks for reading!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A few Layouts

Ok these are a few of my recent favorites from the last time that I have scrapbooked.(sorry that the all boy is on its side. For some reason blogger keeps on flipping it and I am tired of trying to fix it) It has been so long since I have sat down with my paper cutter and tape, and boy do I miss it. I can't wait for school to start so that I can scrap during the baby's nap time. Things have been super busy this summer. Alex is taking swim lessons and has come so far this year. He can go underwater without holding his nose, and he can do the doggie paddle(this is big because my child wouldn't even get in the water without floats on his arms, so I could forget about him going under water willingly lol) Nicholas has started to eat rice cereal(he is 10 weeks) and he is sleeping through the night(most of the time). I can't believe that summer is almost over. Till next time

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Where have I been?

Holy cow, it sure has been a long time since I have posted anything. I have a ton of LO's that need to be posted but the day that I tried to upload them blogger was giving me a hard time. So I gave I have finished scrapping 2009 photos like I wanted to, and I can now start on scrapping 2010. I now have way more to scrap about too. As some of you may know Rob and I were expecting. Well....he is here....

Nicholas Lawrence was born on May 15, 2010 at 10:21 pm. He weighed in at 7lbs 15.3oz and was 20 inches long.
Everyone is doing great!

I am going to try and upload some of the layouts that I did soon. Hopefully I will be able to make time to start scrapping 2010 photos.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Christmas Morning 2009

The last of the 6 layouts that I did on the 25th. I I am hoping to get more scrapping done this weekend(3-27) so check back soon for more.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The first snow of 2009

The first snow of the winter was a big one. Alex couldn't wait to get his snow pants on and go and help his dad shovel. After the front was done Alex and I went to the backyard to play with the dogs. Alex tried to play fetch with them, but it backfired. The ball kept getting lost in the snow, and Max and Chester couldn't find it.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

A day at the Lake

These pictures are from our annual trip up to Lake Geneva Wisconsin. We go up with my cousins and their kids and we hang out on the beach all day. It is something that I look forward to every year. I have to say a HUGE thank you to Celina who made me a bunch of crocheted flowers. I used one of the pretty blue and white ones that she made for me.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Easter 2009

I have a goal to finish scrapbooking all of my 2009 photos before May when the baby is due. I still have a lot left to do but yesterday I managed to get 6 layouts done with the help of my scrapbook etc. magazine. This is a layout from Easter 2009. It was our first Easter in the new house.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Pretty Flowers

I was looking through scrapbooks etc. and I saw this pretty topiary. I tried to make the flowers that they had on theirs but they didn't turn out right. So I tried making the flowers that I ended up using. I love how it turned out. From the time that I started it to when I finished it was about 4 days. It took forever to make those flowers. But I just loved how this turned out. It has made my desk look so pretty when all you see outside is gray.

Fall Fun

This is the kids first time that we lived in a house that has huge trees. Come fall Alex couldn't wait to go out and make a leaf pile to jump in. He worked for days to make a really really big pile(in his words). When he was all done he had Belle and Hannah come outside and have a leaf fight with him. They had so much fun!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

How tall this fall???

Almost every year we go apple picking. At the orchard they have a huge apple holding a ruler that says "how tall this fall?" I try and remember to take a photo of each child in front of it to see how much taller they have gotten. Its really fun to go back into the previous years scrapbook and compare pictures.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Birthday Boy

This layout is also based on a layout that I saw in Scrapbooks ETC. I liked the way that they did the title. This was from Alex's 6Th birthday party. He had 17 of his closest friends at the party. It was a blast.
On the LO the blue block was made into a pocket so that I could add a few of the cards that his friends gave to him. I really like this one!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Our Christmas tree 2009

This was an easy layout to make. I used a 12x12 transparency. These things are wonderful. All of my accents were on the page. I put my photos under the transparency so that the printed image could lay over my picture. I also added bling to look like ornaments and stars. The title was done to look like more ornaments and they actually swing on the page. I am very happy with how this came out. It was the first time I ever used a 12x12 transparency.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Matthiessen State park 2

OK, so this is the second layout that I have done from this trip. The first one was for my mom's scrapbook and this one is for mine. I pulled the idea from a layout that I saw in Scrapbooks ETC.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Congrats to the Grad!! I know that these pictures are old, but they have to get scrapped RIGHT?? SO these are from Alex's preschool graduation ceremony in May of 2009. He was so little then. I can't believe that in less than a year Alex can now read and write. He enjoys school so much!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pretty snow in March

After we moved into the new house last March we were greeted by some snow. Not that it's unusual for the Chicago land area to have snow in March, but I could have done without it. It was a heavy snow that weighed down the trees. Thank goodness it only lasted a day!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

It's the Pizza Man!!!

When we asked Alex what he wanted to be for Halloween he said " Mommy, I want to be a pizza man." An odd request because I was expecting him to say that he wanted to be a pirate again. It was a great idea, so we went with it. I went to Michaels and bought a blue shirt and a black hat and some puffy paint. After I made the clothes we went to Domino's to get a pizza box. Rob glued a dowel rod to the bottom for a handle...and there you go an easy costume that only cost about 7 dollars to make. Alex was the hit of the neighborhood. Everyone loved his costume. We took Alex to the neighborhood Halloween party at the school and he won a contest for most original costume.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sip a cup of tea with me....

I had a very hard time thinking of a gift to make for my Grandparents for Christmas. I finally came up with the idea of getting them tea(for grandma) and coffee(for grandpa) and some homemade cookies. But of course I needed something to put them in right?? So I looked through my box of goodies and found a balsa wood tray.

I painted it, and added the decorations. The tea cups were cut from a pattern that Celina found for me.(Its very hard to find The "steam coming from the cups were cut out using the Slice and the Basics 3 card. The title was also cut from the same card. Cleina(she is awesome when I am stuck!!) also helped me with the title. I really like how this came out.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Killer Icicle's

Around here right now all of the houses have tons of Icicles on them. Some of them are very big and some are not. The picture shows one that is across the street from us. That thing is HUGE!!! It was a few inches longer but it melted before I thought to take a picture.