Saturday, December 31, 2011

Last layout of the year

Hey everyone,

I had time to make one more layout before 2012.  I used a cool sketch challenge from Basic Grey to inspire me.  The pictures are of Nick and Lara on Thanksgiving.  I used Basic Grey's June Bug collection.  Doesn't it match the pictures perfectly?


Basic Grey has a bunch of challenges every month.  You can join in at http://blog.basicgrey.com/.

I am also entering my layout at:

Basic grey Challenges - anything goes using Basic Grey
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - anything goes

Have a wonderful New Year's Eve!

Denise

Happy 2012 Giveaway! (Open to all)

It's the last day of 2011 so I thought I'd end the year by giving away a FABULOUS present.  Everyone knows how much I love Crafter's Companion and I wanted to share my love for my favorite tools they came out with in 2011.  So I am giving away a Crafter's Companion Boxer board, Envelobox board, and the Ultimate Advanced Construction Techniques DVD!

You can make so many amazing things with these amazing projects including boxes, Enveloboxes, handbags, stepper cards, tealight holder cards, accordian box file, swing cards, mini desk organizer, treasure chest, hinged box, set of drawers, tealight basket, and more.  Here are just a few things I've made with them:
 boxes
 Envelobox purse
treasure chest
tealight holder card
 matching thick envelobox to send it in

Awesome, right?  Okay, so how do you win these? To win you just need to make sure you are a follower of my blog (click join this site on right sidebar) and post about this giveaway on your blog (sidebar is fine).  Once you have done these two things just leave a comment below letting me know.  If you don't have a blog, that's okay too.  Just let me know in your comment.  You can also gain a couple of extra chances to win if you follow Crafter's Companion USA or like Crafter's Companion on Facebook.  Leave an extra comment if you do either of these things.  This giveaway is open to anyone and I will use a random generator to pick the winner on January 31st.  

Good luck crafty friends and Happy New Year!

Denise 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Imagine

Hey everyone,
Now that the craziness of Christmas is over, I have had a little more time to scrap.  I received three DCWV Stacks as a present from my in-laws, so I decided to make a page with them.  While I had DCWV on the brain, I went over to their blog and saw their December Scrap-a-holic monthly layout challenge was still open and used their sketch from Sketch Savy.




The DCWV stacks I used are Mariposa, Premier Photo and Brights cardstock.  I picked up the large gold ribbon from the Dollar Tree and the three dimensional butterfly stickers from Momenta were also a Christmas gift.  The roses in the corner are from Prima and the vellum quote is from Quick Quotes.  The ribbon trim around the circle is from Prima or Websters (can't remember which).  The pretty pins attached to the large bow are from www.shoeboxmemoriesdluxe.etsy.com.


As I type this up, Lara is busy getting in trouble.  She "accidentally" hit Nicholas in the face...with Nicholas' punching glove.  Hmmm, I think I need to explain what accidentally means.  


Nicholas was also pretty funny today. There was an advertisement for the Dr. Phil show about the murder of Kaylee.  One of his guests mentions duct tape not being a normal thing for a parent to use on a kid's face.  Nicholas then randomly comments that you shouldn't put duct tape on kids' mouth b/c then they couldn't breathe.  Then he said, "I wouldn't even do that to you mom.  We don't have duct tape."   If that isn't love...


Okay, I am entering a "few" challenges with my layout:


DCWV - Stack-a-holic December template
Flutterby Wednesdays - anything goes (must use a butterfly, fairy, or angel)
Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings - anything goes with ribbon
Lil Red Wagon - something new (my paper)
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - anything goes
The City Crafter - Make the Cut (I cut around the butterflies in the paper and slid the large blue circle into the slits)
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - anything goes
For Fun Challenges - use something new (paper)


Have a wonderful day!


Denise

Monday, December 26, 2011

Shop 'til you Drop


Good morning crafters!  Hope everyone that celebrates Christmas, had a wonderful day filled with family and food!  Since today is traditionally a busy shopping day, I thought I'd share the Shop 'til you Drop S.w.a.l.k. card.


To make this quick present card base, I used the card feature on the Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge.  

I colored my image with the new Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  These rich, beautiful colors are from Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir markers.  The markers have a fine nib on one side of the marker and a broad chisel point on the other.  The fine nib make coloring in small areas easy.  My favorite part of these markers though are the ability to blend colors together.  You can see on her face where the pink of her cheeks blends into the lighter pink of her face.  I used a little darker of a pink directly under hair as well, creating a very subtle shadow effect.  



This is my last project for Crafter's Companion.  I've decided to step down as the Design Team Coordinator of their two fabulous blogs in order to focus more of my time with my family.  As their company starting growing and expanding with all its' successful launches, the position became too time intensive and was cutting into family fun.  I am looking forward to following them now as a shopper :)  They have some fabulous new stamp collections coming out this year!

Challenges I am entering with my Shop 'til you drop card:


4 Crafty Chicks - anything but a rectangle or square
Stampin for the Weekend - anything goes
The secret crafter saturday challenge - anything goes
Christmas cards all year round - anything goes
Paper Playtime - Say it with Sentiments and anything goes
Papertake weekly - Last Christmas card of the year
sttampin Royalty - Winter/Christmas


Have a wonderful day!  Especially to those of you who are out there fightling the crowds for the deals :)


Denise

Friday, December 23, 2011

S.w.a.l.k. giveaway

Crafters Companion USA is giving away another brand new S.w.a.l.k. stamp set to one lucky crafter.  Just leave a comment on today's post over at Crafters Companion USA by Sunday at midnight and you can win this gorgeous stamp set that is perfect for New Year's!  (Must be a U.S. resident).



Denise

Monday, December 19, 2011

The power of the iphone

Happy Monday everyone!

It Christmas break around here and the kids are loving their time off school.  Today we went over to the mall and the kids told Santa what they wanted for Christmas. Lara was so brave and was all smiles for the camera.  I've got all my shopping done and just need to do a couple more cards.  I cannot believe that 2011 is almost over already.

Over the weekend, I made a fun page with my hubby and our niece and nephew.  We were able to visit my sis and her family over Thanksgiving weekend and had so much fun.  Chris tried to sneak off and relax in the guest room at one point and the twins followed him in.  He was playing a game on his new iphone 4S.  The kids were ENTHRALLED with it.  They just hopped on the bed with him and cuddled up to watch him play.  It was sooo funny.  



I tongue-in-cheek used vintage-looking October Afternoon paper.   After all, in a couple years this phone will be obsolete right? ;)  I also distressed some of the paper and inked the edges.  The vintage buttons are brads from Graphic 45. To give the layout a little pizzazz, I got out my i-rock and added bling in the center of random flowers all over the background paper.

The layout was inspired from a darling sketch over at Sketches in Thyme.  

Hope everyone is having a fantastic Monday and not too crazed with the holidays around the corner :)

Denise

Friday, December 16, 2011

Giveaway Friday

Crafter's Companion is giving away a brand new S.w.a.l.k. Winter Cheer stamp set away to one lucky follower.  The stamp set is called Love You.  It is sooo adorable!


Go here for your chance to win!  Comments are open through the weekend.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Crafter's Companion winner

The winner of my Crafter's Companion blog hop is....



Scraps2treasure said...
Great project - was wondering how you made the snow sparkly - have to try that myself lol. TFS new follower


Congratulations!  Please email me with your name, address, and phone number so we can get your prize out to you. (lala3237@verizon.net)

Denise

Monday, December 12, 2011

Hugs for you

Good morning all!  I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who commented on my blog hop post over the weekend.  I really appreciated all the sweet comments.  All of the winners of the hop will be posted tomorrow over at the Crafter's Companion USA Information blog.  I will also post the name of my winner here, as well.


Today I have an easel card to share with you.  I used Humphrey the Elephant Hugs for You stamp set.  This stamp set is already mounted and ready to be used immediately out of the packaging.  I think it is such a romantic image and perfect for your sweetie in your life.  


I colored two of the stamps from the set with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut them out.  I love how the colors blended together.  I used Double Sided Adhesive to pop my images off the designer paper.  I printed an anonymous quote I found at Quote Garden onto vellum and adhered it to pink paper.  I then added the pink strip to my card.  I thought it fit perfectly with the image.


For the inside of the card, I added lace, white flowers, and pearls to add an even more romantic touch to my card.  



Hope you have a wonderful Monday morning!

Denise

Friday, December 9, 2011

Crafter's Companion USA Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the Crafter's Companion USA Christmas blog hop!  


If you are coming from Amy's blog, you are in the right place.  If not, make sure you head over to Crafter’s Companion USA over here, where the blog hop starts.  We are giving away a prize on every blog, including the entire set of our new Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to one lucky winner who posts a comment on every blog. These markers are so new, that you will be receiving our first prototype of them.  That's 72 markers!


Spectrum Noir pens are alcohol ink based which have been designed specifically for crafters, but these affordable markers are also great for beginners, students and hobby artists alike.  Each pen is double-ended, with a broad chisel nib for large area fills and a fine bullet tip for detailed work.  Spectrum Noir marker pens will soon be available in 168 colour shades including a colourless blender.  The colours blend seamlessly and can be mixed or layered over each other.  These fast drying, alcohol based markers are acid-free and non-toxic, and the coloured ends of the pen allow for easy colour identification.  The image colour has been reproduced as accurately as possible.


For today's blog hop project, I made an altered paper mache gift box to share with you.  

I started my project by painting the outside of a paper mache circular box and lid with red paint.  I avoided painting the middle parts of the base where paper would be covering it.  Next, I took some leftover paper I had and wound two strips around the base of the box.


For the lid, I cut out an oval in my patterned paper and adhered it to the box top.  I then wound two pieces of red ribbon over the top and adhered them inside the box top with quick drying tacky glue.  I also added a few flowers and rhinestones along the ribbon.



My Humphrey the Elephant Feed-the-Birds stamped image was colored with my Spectrum Noir markers (same ones we are giving away).  I love how the colors can be blended together.  To create the snow, I covered the bottom area with glossy accents and the sprinkled glitter all over it.  For the smaller areas around the birdhouse, I used Stickles.  




I hope you were inspired by my project today and try your hand at creating your own beautiful gift boxes.  I am giving away a Humphrey the Elephant Feed-the-Birds stamp set to one lucky random commenter.  Please leave a comment before Sunday, December 11th at midnight for your chance to win.  All the winners' names will be posted at Crafter's Companion USA News blog on Tueday December 13th.  (Must be a U.S. resident to win).




Your next stop is the talented Khristen of Khristen's Craft room.  


Thank you for stopping by! 


Denise

Monday, December 5, 2011

Oh Happy Day

It is windy today!  I tried to take a picture of Lara outside to show her grandma-in-law how cute she looked in a dress she bought her, and this is how well that turned out.


Hilarious.  I did manage to get a cute one later inside her classroom.  Today was the first day Lara has gone to school since last Tuesday.  Boy you sure can tell, because I wasn't able to get any scrapping done.  So today I couldn't wait to make a page with some new October Afternoon goodies I bought during one of their Friday sales.


I just love the designs on their paper and darling circle and butterfly diecuts.  The quote at the bottom says, "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education".   The picture was taken on Halloween in Lara's classroom.  She decided to be a doctor, so she could give out the shots.  My layout was based on a sketch over at Artful Delight.

I am entering my layout in the following challenges:

Artful Delight - Sketch
Simon says stamps challenge - Anything goes
Fab N Funky challenges - Anything goes
2 Sisters challenge blog - Punches and/or Dies

I also wanted to share that Crafters Companion USA is having a blog hop this weekend.  It starts on Friday.  They are giving away lots of prizes, including all 72 Spectrum Noir alcohol markers that won't be available until January!


Enjoy the rest of your day!

Denise


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sparkle challenge at the Crafter's Companion USA blog

Good morning everyone!  There is a new challenge over at the Crafter's Companion USA challenge blog.  This month's challenge is "sparkle".  Isn't that perfect for December?  Seems like everywhere I look there is glitter and sparkly lights and ornaments.  Thinking of that made me decide to make a sparkling Christmas tree card.


The Tree stamp is Sheena Douglass' Paint Fusion Christmas Tree stamps.  Though these stamps are to use as a guide when painting, I love stamping them and coloring them.  I love that the stamps are all nice and big.  This one in particular I keep reaching for.  I love Christmas trees :)  

I colored my Tree with my new Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and then cut it out.  Next I painted the tree with Chandelier Glimmer Glam.  The Glimmer Glam doesn't smear alcohol markers.  Then I pulled out my Irock and adhered glam rocks to the tree.   The glam rocks look more like ornaments than the rhinestones do.  The paper is from Websters and the string of lights stickers across the top is from Echo Park's new Holly Jolly Christmas line, but the sentiment sticker was from October Afternoon's Very Merry collection.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:


Simon Says Stamp challenge - anything goes
Fab n Funky Challenges - anything goes
Craft your passion challenge - 'Tis the season
Creatalicious challenges - Christmas that sparkles
Paper Issues - Holiday Madness
Aud Sentiments challenge blog - any Winter holiday sentiments
Card Makin Mamas - Sentiments
The Paper Shelter - anything goes

Have a great day!

Denise

Monday, November 28, 2011

Hello Rudolph


Hey everyone,

Hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving weekend full of visiting with family and friends.  Today is my day to post over at Crafter's Companion USA and I decided to make a Christmas card.

Now that the Thanksgiving weekend is over, It's time for me to go into overdrive trying to prepare for Christmas.  That means Christmas cards need to be made and sent out.  This year I find myself using Humphrey the Elephant Christmas Collection for most of my cards.  The images are not only gorgeous, but I find them very easy to color.  As I've only been using alcohol markers for less than a year, this is important to me.  I've found that grey colors are incredibly easy to blend together.  I used Humphrey's Hello Rudolph stamp set and Sheena Douglass'  Paint Fusion Christmas Tree stamp set to set up a snowy Christmas scene.  I love this Christmas tree.  I bought it as soon as it was available at Crafter's Companion online store.  


This is the first card that I have made using Crafter's Companion brand new Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  These blendable markers are now available for pre-order and you will be thrilled with budget-friendly they are.  One side of the markers is a fine tipped nib, while the other side features a thicker chisel shaped nib.


To create the "snow", I covered the area at the bottom of the card with Glossy Accents and then poured white iridescent glitter all over the clear glue.  I then shook off the excess and pour it back into my bottle of glitter.  (We never want to waste anything, right)?  This quick and easy snow creates an amazing effect on your card that you will want to replicate over and over.

Have a wonderful day everyone :)

Denise


Monday, November 21, 2011

On Strike

It's a short week this week!  Nicholas actually wanted to go to school early so he could get the two days of school this week over with.   Lara was in heaven today because her school is having a huge Thanksgiving lunch today.  And since she goes to school 4 days a week, she gets another one tomorrow! I made a Thanksgiving card this morning.  It seemed appropriate.  Both the turkey and the flag he's waving are from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge.  The Paper is from Cosmo Cricket.



I'm entering it into the following challenges.  Looks like we all have food on the brain ;)

Die Cutting Divas - It's Turkey time
Paper Cutz challenge - Let's talk Turkey
Simon says stamps challenge - Thanksgiving/Thanks
One stitch at a time challenge - Anything goes
Lollipop Crafts - Anything goes

Enjoy your day!

Denise

Friday, November 18, 2011

Happy Birthday

Happy Friday!

I am so looking forward to this weekend.  Nicholas is starting Cub Scouts and he has a den meeting and a Pack meeting.  And we have heat again!  Hurray :)

I made a quick birthday card today.


The paper is from K&Company and I used double sided adhesive tape to pop out my stamped image, Popcorn the Bear Party Time.  I colored the image with Copic Markers and added a quick bow and sentiment.

Nicholas had crazy hair day at school.  His hair was blue, orange, white, and green!  What a face!



Have a great weekend everyone :)

Denise

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Meeting Santa


Hey everyone,

Today I get to show my very favorite stamp of the new Humphrey Christmas CollectionMeeting Santa.  I think the best part of Christmas is watching my kids tell Santa what they'd like for Christmas, talking about Santa on Christmas eve, and watching their excitement on Christmas morning as they see the presents under the tree.  Though my son is nine already, he still believes Santa comes to our house!  After telling him that Santa only comes to houses where kids believe in him, he doesn't dare not to!  Happily I'll have a lot more years left of Santa Claus fun, as my daughter is only four.



 I colored this precious image with Copic markers.  To create the snow, I covered the area at the bottom of the stamp with Glossy Accents and then poured white irredescent glitter all over the glue.  For the smaller snowflakes falling around Santa, I used a tiny dab of Crystal Stickles.  For Santa's outfit, I applied white liquid applique and let it dry.  Once liquid applique dries, you can heat the area with your heating tool and the applique will puff up and create a unique three dimensional effect.  


I created the box using the The Ultimate Tool and The Boxer board in just a couple minutes and decorated the rest of the box with Echo Park's new Collection Holly Jolly Christmas paper and stickers, a little sparkling ribbon, and a flower by Prima.  Making gift boxes with the Boxer board is so quick and easy, but the really wonderful thing about making gift boxes is the reaction that I get from the people who receive them.  A handmade gift or decoration is always so appreciated.

Hope everyone had a great weekend.  I managed to see 2 movies!  I took Nick to see Puss in Boots 3D and saw Tower Heist with one of my best friends.  I was surprised that Tower Heist wasn't actually that funny.  I expected it to be more of a comedy with a cast like Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller.  Not that I didn't enjoy it, it just wasn't what I expected.  Puss in Boots was really cute and I definitely recommend seeing it.  The weather was so incredible here on Sunday.  Nick went to a friend's house, so Chris, Lara and I drove to Ventura Harbor and ate fresh fish and chips and scallops.  It was awesome sitting outside and watching all the boats while we ate.  We had to take off our sweatshirts it was so sunny and warm.  We also stopped in Oxnard at one of the farms along the road and bought some fresh strawberries.  They were sooo yummy!

I'll be sticking close to home today.  I'm crossing my fingers that the company fixing our heater will can and fix the darn thing.  After coming by last Friday, it turns out he misdiagnosed the problem so we are still without heat.  Thank goodness we don't live where it's snowing!  

Have a fabulous day!

Denise

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Soar

Hey Everyone, today I have a fun layout using a photo taken at Knotts Berry Farm.  I love buying those photos that are taken while you are on rides.  They always crack me up because everyone's expression is so candid and funny; especially when you are going down a ride.  


I used a frame from my Sentamentals cricut cartridge to frame the picture.  The swirls were brown chipboard that I painted purple and then covered in purple glitter.  I'm very sparkly today as a result ;)  All the flowers are from Prima. The paper is from Quick Quotes, as is the vellum sentiment.  I added rub-on stitching around it.


I am entering my layout in the following challenges:
Once Upon a Sketch - sketch challenge
Creative Inspirations - lashings of sparkle
Shopping our Stash - Stickers, rub-ons, or chipboard
Lil Red Wagon - Monsters or purple (or purple monsters)
Frosted Designs - Family
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Swirls

Also, we are having a week of sneak peaks of our soon to be released Humphrey the Elephant Christmas collection over at Crafter's Companion USA News blog.   These stamps are sooo cute.  You will definitely want to check them out.

Have a wonderful day :)

Denise

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Crafter's Companion November Holiday challenge

Hi everyone,

Did everyone have a great Halloween?  I know I did!  All that candy to pilfer while the kids are at school!!!  Chocolate and coffee anyone?  It's the breakfast of champions :)

It's November 1st and that means a brand new challenge over at Crafter's Companion USA challenge blog.  This month our challenge is to use a Crafter's Companion and make a project celebrating a holiday. It can be any holiday, not just Christmas.  But since Christmas is around the corner, I used the opportunity to get a Christmas card done.


I absolutely adore this Popcorn the Bear Stamp, Just for you. It was one of the first stamp sets I saw at Crafter's Companion and I had to buy it.  I love the sweet image and the main stamp in the set is huge! I stamp it in Momento Black Tuxedo Ink and colored it with Copic Markers.

To make the puffed up Santa hats I used a "Snow Marker Paper and Fabric Embellishing pen" from Marvy.  I think they just repackaged the regular Marvy's liquid applique and called it this to sell more during the holidays.  Basically you paint with the pen and once it dried, heat up the paint with your heat gun and it will puff up the paint.  The more you put on, the puffier it gets.  It's actually really cool.

For the snow, I covered the area with Ranger's Glossy Accents and then sprinkled Joann's Craft Essential Crystal diamond glitter.



I hope you'll join us for our Holiday challenge.  One lucky random winner will get all six of the latest Humphrey the Elephant stamp sets.   These stamps are adorable and perfect for all kinds of occasions.


Have a great day!

Denise

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Train ride

I made a double page layout today.  I don't make two many two pagers, but when I do it's usually because  I see one I really like at Let's Scrap.  I just got back the pictures I took of our train ride to L.A.'s Chinatown and decided to scrap them.



I used my expression for the die cuts.  The train and the train signal was from Everyday Paper Dolls.  I love how many images there are on that cartridge.  I choose the tree from the Pagoda cartridge since it t had an Asian look to it.

The paper is from DCWV.  I'm not sure which paper pads though.  I've had them a while and the covers usually come off and get thrown out.  The butterflies are from K&Company and are stickers.  

This week has just flown by again.  Lara and I have been sick again and she's on breathing treatments.  I miss Summer and the lack of germs!  LOL.  Nick had his overnight party w/ three friends.  Can you say LOUD?  With all the wrestling and running nothing got broken and no one got hurt, so I'd judge it a success.  

I thought I'd share a photo of Lara with her new nemesis:


The witch starts talking and cackling when anyone walks by.  Lara was terrified of her.  She's been turned off, but before she was Lara would literally either hug the opposite wall to get by or crawl by on her hands and knees like a soldier.  It was hilarious!!!  Now that the witch is off, Lara enjoys smacking her when she passes her :)

Have a great weekend!

Denise

Monday, October 24, 2011

Christmas Rose Door hanger and barrette


Sheena Douglass' Paint Fusion stamps are absolutely beautiful.  When I heard that she was designing a Christmas Paint Fusion collection, I couldn't wait to get my hands on them.   I saw the Christmas Rose Paint Fusion stamps and immediately began to think of all the different projects I could make with them.

My first thought was that these beautiful flowers would be perfect to decorate a door hanger with.


This door hanger was very easy to make.  I started by painting a plain door hanger with white acrylic paint.   I let the first coat dry, and then added a second coat to make sure the brown was covered.  While the second coat of paint was drying, I pulled out some white glitter I had on hand and sprinkled it all over the wet paint.  The paint acts as a glue while it is wet, so the glitter sticks really well to it.







To make the flowers, I stamped out the leaves and flowers on my Paint Fusion stamp set and colored them using my Copic Sketch markers.   The colors I used for the flowers were  R81, R83, R85, Y35, and Y38.  I used Copic markers G21, G24, G28 for the leaves.  Once they were colored, I added them to the door hanger with a glue gun and Double Sided Adhesive Foam.


To finish it off, I added a pretty bow I made with some leftover ribbon and letters spelling out, "Lara's Room"."

While I was coloring the Christmas roses in pink, I also colored a rose in red to add to a plain barrette.  For this Christmas rose I colored it with Copic Sketch markers R22, R24, R27, Y35, and Y37.   Because I knew that this flower would be going on a barrette, I wanted to make it a little sturdier.  To do this, I painted the flower with Chandelier Glimmer Glaze.  The glaze has an almost starch like quality so it really stiffens up anything you use it on, as well as adding lots of glitter.




As you can see, the two projects were a huge hit with my daughter.

We will have sneak peaks of all the fabulous new Sheena Douglass' Christmas Paint Fusion Collection this week at the Crafter's Companion USA News blog.  I hope you have a chance to check them all out.  They are awesome!

Have a great day!

Denise

Friday, October 21, 2011

A mini album for my mom-in-law

Happy Friday!!!  We have a big weekend going on here.  We are having family up in the late morning for Nick's birthday and then 3-4 eight and nine year olds coming over for a sleepover party.   Then Sunday we are going to an Organic farm to pick up a pumpkin.  The place is really cool because it has a huge cornstalk maze, rides, bounce houses, animals to feed, and lots of organic fruit and veggies you can buy.  Then more family is coming over to give Nick more presents.  It's going to be so much fun!

Because it is my mom-in-law's birthday in October too, I made her a gorgeous mini album that she can put pictures into.  I had made the container and cover of the mini album at a Color Connection weekend.  It was a class taught by Prima.  I finally got around to decorating the insides so I could give it as a gift.





I used lots of Prima rub-ons, papers, and flowers to decorate it.  I also used a few Quick Quotes vellum quotes which I chalked up around the edges.  I had to wait to post it because she often checks out my blog :)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Denise