Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas projects

Here are some Christmas projects I've been working on. They were so much fun, besides the fact my sister started calling me "Martha Stewart" because every time I saw her I was doing a different craft :)

Bird feeders for the winter. Peanut butter and birdseed
on a pinecone.

Whisks with hershey kisses in them. The tags say "We 'whisk' you a merry Christmas!"
These are for the kids' teachers.

Quilled Christmas card. I found the idea here.

Candy cans. I got this idea from Colleen, one of the sisters on SOS. I took a soup can with the pull of lid, cleaned it out, and took the label off. Then I decorated it & put candy inside. Final step was to glue the tab lid back on. I'm planning on putting these in stockings.

Recycled gift tags. I punched out images from the store circulars and added cardstock to the back. Green, easy & cheap. Right up my alley!!

Folded paper Christmas tree ornaments. Idea found here.

Quilled Snowflakes. I got the patterns from a JoAnns idea card. Once you get the hang of quilling, it's pretty easy.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

4 Months

Wow, 4 months have come and gone so quickly!! Here's pictures of Zach at 4 mos. He's not quite sitting up on his own but he can with the help of the boppy. He had a drs. app. today and weighs 17lbs!!

3 Months:

2 Mos:

1 Month:

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pajama Party

You haven't been to a pajama party that's as FUN as this one promises to be!! Colleen and Helen have been BUSY preparing for this weekend's festivities. Come in your pajamas - don't forget to post a picture - LOL!

We're scrappin', sharin' techniques, watching a movie and having a ton of fun! We're finishing up the crop with a one-hour challenge -- you don't wanna miss this one! Lpts of prizes to be won!

Join us in the forum & bring along a friend!

Starts Friday Oct. 15th at 3pm EST and will end Saturday Oct. 16th at 10pm EST.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

More baby pics

I decided to make another post about Zach because I know people from my school and my SOS sisters have been wanting to to see pics of him. Here you go!

Can't forget a picture of his pouty lip! Boy does he have that one down!!

3 months

Here's Zach at 3 mos. old....he sure is changing every day!! and to refresh your memory, here he is at 2 mos.
and 1 mo.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Layouts Galore

I've been a busy little scrapper lately. On Sat. Sisterhood of Scrap had a 1 hour challenge. Here is my layout based on a sketch that was posted:
(and no, my daughter does not have donkey ears! Obviously the photographer wasn't paying attention!!)
The next 3 layouts are based on sketches that have been posted on the Sisterhood of Scrap summer sketch challenge blog.
Be sure to check it out - there have been some amazing sketches and there are sure to be more (even one by me one of these days). Hannah also did one based on a sketch. Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Aug. Sketches

The Sisterhood of Scrap is having an August Sketch Challenge. You can check it out here. I was able to dig through my scrap supplies (because it's all still in boxes) and make these first two pages based on the first two sketches. Of course, when I get my supplies out, my daughter Hannah gets interested and she wanted to make a page too. So, she got to use my new mist and she made a page too. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

One Month..and then some

It's hard to believe that Zach is already 6 1/2 weeks old. He is changing so quickly! I took him to the dr. for his one month checkup and he already weighs 10 lbs!! He was also 20 1/2 in. long. He is growing! I'm not sure where it's all going though, because he's still able to fit into some newborn clothes. The first picture is one I took of him when he was 1 month old. The second picture was taken after I went to my aunt's house to pick some zucchini. I found this huge one that was the same size as Zach!! The third picture was taken 2 nights ago when I got him to smile. Andrew has a phrase he says to get Zach to smile but when I say the same phrase, I get no reaction. Go figure. I'm thinkin' he's still a keeper!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Baby Pics!

So Baby Puccini was born a little unexpectedly on Tues. I went in to have my dr. app. & she sent me straight to the hospital to be monitored. When I got there the dr. on call wanted me to stay because she didn't want me to have the baby at home. I checked in to the hospital at 11:45 am and Zachary Michael was born at 4:04 pm. He weighed 6lbs. 15ozs. and was 19 in. long. Here's some pics from the hospital:

And one last celebration - while the kids were eating dinner in the cafeteria, Grandpa pulled out Josh's tooth!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Win some Basic Grey!

Go to Blue Moon Scrapbooking for your chance to win some Basic Grey paper!!

Photo shoot at the park

I must be in the mood for digital LO's because here is another one! This was for the SOS Monday challenge to use mainly brown on a LO. I used the Happy Go Lucky kit from Shabby Princess and the font is Goofball from 2Peas. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

What's in a name?

This LO is for a challenge that was posted awhile ago at Sisterhood of Scrap. The challenge was to scrap about where your name came from. I intended on doing a paper LO for it but then I was playing around in Photoshop this morning. I was trying to make my own template like Kristina Werner did on her Finally Friday video and I decided to do this challenge. The kit is Promise from Shabby Princess. The buttons came from Vinnie Pearce Punch Elements from 2Peas in a Bucket and the font is called "A Yummy Apology." Thanks for looking!

Oh, I almost forgot - this is a picture of me at 7 mos, and the journaling says: "Stephanie comes from the female version of my dad's name Stephen, Marie was my mom's confirmation name from when she was a child."

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Paper Bag Album

I just completed a challenge to make a paper bag album. I've never done one of these before so I thought it would be fun. I used pictures from our trip to San Diego. Here is the cover.

Here is a slide show of the other pages:

Find more photos like this on Sisterhood of Scrap

Friday, May 14, 2010

Wanna Chance?

Want a chance to win some great blog candy? Check out Melissa's blog! You have until the 31st to enter. Good luck!

Also the winner of my blog candy chosen by from the Just My Sketches blog hop was Carla! Thanks for playing along and don't forget to check out Just My Sketches on the first of each month for a new sketch!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciat-ion week was last week and I usually try to make a little something for the amazing people I work with. Last year I made post-it note holders and before that, I made them altered clipboards. Today, I was talking to one of the teachers and I noticed she had her clipboard on her desk and it had papers on it :) I was pleased to see that someone was using the gift I had given them almost 3 years ago! So this is what I made them this year: a photo clip and a magnet. Both are very easy to make. I just took a jumbo binder clip and put paper & some other decorations on it. Then, your photo goes in between the metal part. You don't use it as a regular binder clip (I had one teacher who was a little confused by this :) The magnets are clear stones with patterned paper glued to the bottom and a magnet stuck on the back. I also did this for the Scrap it Forward challenge. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Celebrating Mothers Blog Hop

At JMS the DT love our moms and to show our appreciation for everything mothers do we are celebrating mothers in our blog hop this week. The hop officially kicks off at 9 am (NFLD time zone), and ends at Midnight (NFLD time zone). There are 18 stops along the way, some have blog candy up for grabs (but you'll have to find them for yourselves as we don't want to ruin the fun!). In your travels don't forget to collect the words to complete the quote and take it back to Just My Sketches & the Blend to enter the major prize drawing worth $30! If you have only just found the blog hop, go back to JMS to the start. If you have been hopping along you will have come from Zarna.
Here is the sketch and my take on it. I used the song "A Mother's Prayer" by Celine Dion. The journaling is just a copy of the lyrics. The only thing I changed was the use of the word "she" in the lyrics to "them."
The words you need to collect from me are: always remember. Leave me a comment & I'll pick a winner on the 14th and send you a little blog candy for playing along! Thanks for hopping with us! Your next stop will be Margie.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Kiss the Girl

It's time for another reveal at Just My Sketches! This time I used the song "Kiss the Girl" by Keith Urban. I also used a picture from my wedding album so it's very loosely on the page. I couldn't seem to find any good pictures of Andrew & me from our wedding. They were all too dark or too grainy. Sorry about the picture quality. The scanner washed all the color out because the colors on my page were so light. Thanks for looking and be sure to check out all the other great LO's at Just My Sketches!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Daddy's Girl

This LO was for a One-hour sketch at Sisterhood of Scrap. We had to follow a recipe this time. The recipe was:
  1. Black & pink paper
  2. ribbon or ric-rac
  3. flowers
  4. bling
  5. brad(s)
  6. buttons (opt.)

Here is my page, thanks for looking!

Blog Hop!

A Blog Hop is coming!
Get ready to hop to it with the Just My Sketches coming soon to a computer near you!
With a grand prize worth $30 as well as blog candy along the way, this is one hop you won't want to miss out on!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I {heart} books

This LO is for Helen's blog hop challenge. Her challenge was to dust off your sewing machine & use it on your LO. I was a little reluctant to use mine because I had been having problems with it but, in the end, it worked! I guess it knew I was on a time crunch because I finished this LO with no time to spare! So the stitching is the heart and it's not perfect but it's hard to stitch a heart even when you've drawn it in pencil first! Anyway, thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sweet Baby

This LO is for Linda's blog hop challenge. Her challenge was to use paints or at least 3 stamps on your LO. I used these new foam stamps from Making Memories that I got on clearance for 99 cents. Then I stamped them in white paint. I also combined the Monday challenge from Sisterhood of Scrap which was to journal in a unique way. I journaled around the picture. It says "You were such a smiley baby! It was always easy to make you laugh. Your eyes would completely squint shut and they still do when you are really laughing. I love it! You are so cute even as a big boy!" Thanks for looking!