Wednesday, December 30, 2009

a couple of los

from my sweet days off (pink eye, hacking cough and all!). It's back to the grind tomorrow.

The first lo is for 0006 at Mission to Create. I used felt (went out to buy flocking for it too- because I'm dedicated like that!), polka dots, black pen, label stickers (i think these count). I also used all the colors but it really small doses so I'm not sure if that counts.

And finally- a first merry 2009 lo!

I love that Christmas can stay all year if you scrapbook! HO HO HO!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Little girls are so much fun

Had to do some rearranging with all the new Christmas stuff so I thought I'd take some pictures (to scrapbook of course!). Had to fit in baby girl's new cottage tent and store (never did quite fit the store but that's okay). Everything was 40% off which is why we ended up with so much!!! She has the smallest room ever and I don't think we can fit one more of anything which is good because I don't plan on buying anything else for a long, long, long time. I'll have to remind her nana of that though. It's hard to be the first baby girl in 21 years! The cottage actually isn't too bad because it folds into the "house" or the sides stack into each other. We set up the store just outside the door- kinda makes sense. haha

Kitchen fun! When we were cleaning I passed her the silverware and told her to put it away (i.e. in the drawer) and she threw the whole pile in the sink. I guess she cleans like I do! haha!

Shopping!!!! Thanks nana for the awesome store.

Hi I'm 21 mons and my nana has already bought me a huge doll house.

The best part of the house is the door! It's magnetic too- super cool.

This is what the tent looks like if you put them together. And it makes a good hiding place too- we wanted to change her bum earlier and she disappeared and we found her hiding out in here.

I plan on doing the same thing with the "big boy's" room tomorrow and will take some pics. But let's face it- nothing in there is minature and pink and oh so cute!!!! There are no pink aprons, oven mitts, mini brooms, my little ponys, or cabbage patch dollies.

But it is pretty cute when he has a temper tantrum about going to bed and that insists on finding his "cheeky monkey" to go to bed with.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

I had time to play!

It took me a while but I've been wanting to get these challenges for Mission to Create done for weeks. Finally finished my paper (woh ho! can you say relief????) and got time to play this weekend!

Challenge #4:
I used 3 of the 5: Children's book title, a creature (how cute is that BG caterpillar?), and mini alphas (stickers!) These little id cards are from Chuck E Cheese- so fun! The baby wanted the cards but when it was time to wait to take the picture she didn't want to cooperate She'd cry because she wanted to get down to look in the slot to see if it was out yet haha. So that's why we ended up with so many and so many with her lil miserable faces. Of course I stole them all right away for the scrapbook :)

Challenge #5: I used 3 of the 5 prompts: stick pin, journaling cards, and a handmade flower! Just a quick one but I've wanted to get this pic in the book for awhile.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

i should be...

writing my paper. I only need 20 pages of critical reflection and have less than a week left to do it. And my grad school acceptance depends on it.

i should also be cleaning my house. It's a real mess and I mean *real* mess. Some things are growing in here (and I don't mean the kids!)

But instead I'm doing important stuff like harvesting my potato crops in Farmville, updating my blog (that no one reads), and finding cool stuff on etsy and kiiji just because it's fun and not because I need to buy anything else for this too full house.

I need a procrastination intervention!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Challenge #3 and more

It was a productive weekend. Homemade lip balms,scrapbooking, and well- everything except my 20 page paper.

Here is my third challenge for Mission to Create. I used 3 of the 5 prompts this time: 1) Sketch 2) Pink 3) buttons. I'm so glad I got these sweet photos scrapped!

And here's 2 more from my crop night on Friday...

I just love the Walmart parking lot shot. I'm so glad I insisted on bringing the camera even though hubby thought I had lost my marbles. Of course I've lost my marbles!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

It's Christmas over here!

The best part too- the homemade stuff!

I finally finished my Karen Foster advent calendar for the kiddos. Not nearly as fancy smancy as some of the ones I've seen but I know they will love this thing(especially when they realize it will be full of lil things for them). I love starting new traditions with my kids. I wonder what I can put in it when they are 21 and 24? [insert rolling eyes smiley]

You can't tell from the pic but there are A LOT of stickles on there. I <3 stickles! Need to still figure out what I can put in it for baby that she won't want to swallow and choke to death on. But for the boys I picked up micro cars- they don't make Micro Machines anymore so the good santa that I am I searched kijiji, drove to the other side of the city, and picked up a $4 lil bucket full! Santa is really liking kijiji this year (and no santa is not 100% sure how to spell it ;)

I've also been making Christmas presents.Here is something I'm really proud of.....

My first batch of lip balms (vanilla)! Aren't they soo cool? The recipe (flavoring, beeswax, sweet almond oil, cocoa butter, coconut oil, vitamen E oil) was super easy too- I will definitely be making more (okay I am going to make a dozen orange creamsicle before bed!) I also picked up a digital kitchen scale to try my hand at soap (lye)- stay tuned to see if/ when I manage to burn myself or others in the family. :P It'll be the Christmas everyone remembers because their skin was red and raw from their new soap.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

dinosaur island!

Okay I have to post this project from last weeekend because well, it's the coolest thing we have ever done and it so deserves it's own blog post. In fact it was so cool and amazing that, at the end of the day before bed, my little guy SOBBED in my arms when it to be taken apart.

Yes kids sobbing shouldn't be a happy thing but it made it all worth it.

It started with this post from a crazy, amazing mom who is now on my blog stalking list.

And here's what we did.

First we used recylables including a pizza box with a pyrex dish cut into it and lots of tin foil (I ended hot gluing some of the boxes and tinfoil together to help make it a solid unit)

And a million (emphasis on a million) homemade playdough batches later and it became this:

It took us a couple days to prepare for this project- making the playdough, finding everything we needed. I had the little guy SO into it. One night we went "rock hunting" around the neighborhood to find all the best rocks. We found the ants and spiders at the dollar store (perfect timing with Halloween!) We used every lego plant, bush, snake, and shark we could find. The ferns and plants were another sweet dollar store find that were easily cut to the right height.

The lake was a big hit, especially with the baby, and the blue food color made it that much cooler. It got pretty slimey at the end of the day but I was impressed everything stayed together pretty well. If it wasn't in the middle of my diningroom table and if I wasn't worried about water damage I would have left it a few days even though it was drying out to let them have more play out of it.

Did I mention LOTS of homemade playdough batches?

And the coolest part yet that made the boys FREAK

Daddy got in on the fun too :) Daddys pretty cool, but not as cool as mommy.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

messy messy fun

Okay here is my mission #2 for Mission to Create. I used 4 of the 5 prompts only this time because I didn't have any cork but now I need some- does that count? I used green, purple, and orange/ halloween/ stamping/ wallet sized pic. This was super fun to throw together while watching Dexter! lol

We got *really* messy today painting pumpkins. Here is my favorite artsy (yeah right, I do try though) shot. I love the little feet.

Monday, October 26, 2009

more scrappy

I found some older pics that I hadn't scrapped yet (amazing I know). Awww look how lil she is!

Monday, October 12, 2009

I'm back!!!!

It's been awhile since I deleted my blog but I'm back! It'll probably take some time to personalize everything but that's part of the fun right?

So to start it off here's a new lo for a great new challenge site- Mission to Create (and isn't something scrap happy always a good thing to start a blog off with?)

I used all 4 items: challenge sketch, stickles (chipboard circles), 6 word title, & 3 different pp manufacturers!