Monday, May 25, 2009

Lagoon/Memorial Weekend

We went to Lagoon on Saturday and had so much fun. While we were there we got our pictures taken in Pioneer Village.
This was only the third time our kids have ever been and one of the times the twins were too young to ride and Tyler wasnt born LOL. Its so expensive to go, but we got season passes this year on a promotion when we bought our Durango. The promotion was for 4 season passes so we bought some day passes from the dealership for Jeff and I, but I ended up buying me a season passport when we went. Weve decided that is the way to go, so we will buy Jeff a season passport when we go back. Because of that, we have 5 Regular Ride day passes for sale (Ive listed it on KSL) if anyone is interested.
We also went to the cabin this weekend and had a good time with the Abbotts. The rain was nice enough to stop for a while so we could sit outside and visit. It rained at bedtime and then stopped when we got up again. It was a fun time.
Hope you all had a fun memorial weekend!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Breakfast Of Champions

Today we got up bright and early and went to the school for the Breakfast of Champions. They served breakfast in the cafeteria and then we went into the gym to listen to a couple of speakers and the kids received their awards.
To go to the breakfast of champions you have to have good grades and/or good life skills (citizenship). You have to be invited to attend, and it is a honor to be able to go. Cole was invited to attend this year for his grades. We are proud of him.
This is Cole with the two speakers, Chris Brower and Shay Hatch.

This was when he was receiving the award.

Our friend, Amelia Jensen, also was invited to attend. This was her receiving her award.

Congratulations Cole and Amelia! Keep up the good work!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Birthday poster

My kids were invited to a party this weekend. The girl having the party is also having a birthday that day. I spent hours putting this poster together. I used my cricut and cut out all the lettering (Cuttin Up cartridge). I didnt think it would take me as long as it did and I ended up not being able to put everything on there I had planned. I googled for the wording (google: candy grams) and changed some of it because I couldnt find some of the candy bars it had used. Anyway, what do you think about it? Is it dumb? [Sorry the picture isnt so great. If I took it with the flash then the candy bar wrapper reflected the light and you couldnt see what they said.]
Now I need to go get something done. Hope youre having a great day!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Simply Obsessed Got Talent Crop & DT call

Simply Obsessed is having a DT call. Check out all the info here. Term is for 8 months, starting in July. I have really enjoyed being on the DT should give it a try. Also there is a crop starting tomorrow...I would recommend being active in the crop if you are interested in the DT. Here is the info about the crop:

Simply Obssessed's Got Talent Crop

May 19 - June 15

So, you think you've got scrapping talent? We do too! Come join Heather and the Design Team for a month long crop for a chance show off all your scrapping talents! From pattern paper to stamps there will be plenty of challenges to show off your skills and a couple of games to make it more interesting! There will be two exciting challenges each week! Earn points for each challenge completed. The top 3 winners of the crop will earn Guest Design Team spots! (which means a free kit!)

What do you need to do to participate?
1. Sign up on THIS thread so we know you will be playing along!
2. Check the SO's Got Talent Forum each Tuesday and Thursday for a new challenge!
3. Complete the challenges as they are posted; make sure you post the project in our fabulous gallery and then link it back to the Challenge post! You will have all month to complete as many challenges as you can. The deadline for posting will be June 15th at midnight!
4. The DT Member who issued the challenge will rate the layouts completed, issuing points from top to bottom (this will give you a chance to earn lots of points for the talents that really shine!!).
5. The participants with the top three totals at the end of the crop will receive a GDT spot for an upcoming month!

Are you all ready to play?
Watch for our first challenge coming on May 19th!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wheres my blog counter?

I had a blog counter at the bottom of my blog and now its gone. Anyone else have this problem? When I go into my layout its still there but I cant see it on my blog. It was from sitemeter.

Friday, May 8, 2009

More layouts...

Heres my newest layouts I made using the Simply Obsessed Kit for May.
I got 9 photos on my first layout. These papers can also be purchased individually at One Single Seed.

For this card, I used a sheet of transparency to make the base of the card. I put the background paper on the inside of the card. The paper was printed from the April Mega kit in the digi store at One Single Seed.

I wanted to show another use for the pink paislee paper so I did a "boy" layout using the wood grain paper. The lettering here did not come in the kit. The "Derby" lettering is by Jenni Bowlin and can be purchased at One Single Seed.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Selling my cricut

I got me a new cricut expression for my birthday so going to sell my little cricut. I have a brand new mat that Ive never used and some used ones that will come with it. Let me know if you are interested.

Edited to add: Its listed on KSL Classifieds with a photo. I have original packaging, user manual, instructions, and warranty information.

Updated: I sold it tonight...Yay!

Hybrid Layout

For my OSS DT I was challenged to make a hybrid layout using the April Mega Kit in the digi store. This is what I came up with.
This 2 page layout is for my niece.

Im digi challenged and it took me a bit to figure out how to print stuff out, but Robin suggested using Word and that worked great for me. I started a new word document and then went to insert picture. I browsed my files for the elements I wanted to print from the digi kit. I selected them and they went on the page. To resize them I clicked on the image and a box formed around them and allowed me to resize. I printed the flower twice and cut out the layers seperately then relayered...I thought this would give me more of a 3-D effect. I loved that little bird and just printed and cut it out. All of my pattern paper is printed as well from papers in the kit. I used a border punch on the yellow to give it a design. I used Basic Grey monograms and traced them onto more paper I had printed from the kit to do my title.

You should really give hybrid a try. It was lots of fun!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Birthday layout

This is from Tylers birthday last week. He decided he wanted cupcakes for his cake this year, so we put 10 cupcakes on a plate and put candles in them so he could blow out the candles on his cake.
I made this layout using products from One Single Seed...Bo Bunny Paper and Bazzill cardstock.

I made this sketch of my layout for the sketch challenge at Simply Obsessed this month. Check out the Simply Obsessed blog for this and other challenges. I would love to see your take on the sketch!

Hope youre having a wonderful day...More scrappy stuff coming soon.