Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A little scrapbooking

This last weekend was an extra long one for us. The kids school had parent teacher conferences last week so they basically had Thurs.- Mon. off. It was so nice! We hung out with family, kids played with their cousins, we spent lazy days reading and playing playmobil, we picked stuff out for the new house and spent an afternoon there, we built snow forts, tunnels, had a snowball fight,made ski jumps in the back yard, and I even got some scrapbooking in. So I thought I'd share some of the layouts I did.

I'm done with 2008 and halfway done with 2009... and boy oh boy it's feeling soooo good to get caught up! I'm always so worried I'm going to forget the stories behind the pictures (the stories are sooo important to me) so it is such a relief to be getting these older ones done before the memories become to faded. Good thing I often make little notes about events ect as they happen.

So I'd love to know... you scrapbookers out there, are you like me? Are you years behind with mountains of photos on your computer that you haven't even gone through? Or are you on top of things with only a few months worth of photos to print and scrap? If you are the latter, please let me know your secret! I just hope it's not "take fewer photos," because I'm pretty sure I'm beyond help on that front! ;) Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Have a wonderful Valentines Day! I'm off to bake goodies and make treats for school parties, bake some mini red velvet heart cakes for my family, and to whip up this super fun idea for Hubby and I tonight. Then I'm off to meet hubby and go the kids parties. Then it's homework, reading, and dinner for the kids (hubby and I are eating later). Next it's off to ballet, more Valentines in hand, and lastly home and bed for the kids.... then we get to start our couch picnic date night in. (you gotta follow the link above to understand) What are you doing today?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine Freebie

Hey there! Well I thought I'd share this Valentine Freebie that I made, since I haven't reopened that shop of mine yet. Someday, I hope! ;) Maybe after we are in the new house!

Just click on the picture above to enlarge it then right click to save it. Please use this for your personal crafts, gifts, etc only. Thanks! Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine Treats

I saw this adorable idea on the Farm Chicks blog. That Serena is so clever! If you like me, you've been seeing all kinds of "lollipops" appearing lately from paper lollies to ones made of cake. Well when I saw these Brownie Pops on Serena's blog I just had to try em. My version is a bit different from hers, mostly because I forgot I was supposed to be making this treats for my kids Awana class until late in the day. I didn't have time to let the brownies cool all the way before dipping them in chocolate so the kinda fell apart instead of holding their square lollie shape. So I grabbed some red candy melts from the cupboard and drizzled away. Then I added some fun Valentine sprinkles, wrapped them in cute polka dot bags and tied em up with curling ribbon. They turned out pretty cute for a rush job and the kids LOVED them. I think I'll make some more for school. What Valentine treats have you been making?

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Hello there! Well we're back from a wonderful vacation in Disneyland! It was super fun and such amazing weather! It was around 78 while we were there. So warm and sunny, we kinda forgot we were coming home to Montana winter. Yah, I kinda convinced myself it was spring... then we hit the tarmac and the blustery 21 degree temperatures of home. My 3 year old was so convinced it had been summer that when we got back to our house, he told me we'd better get the Christmas decorations back out cause summer was over already and winter was back. ;) Anyway more on the trip later....

I thought I'd share the Valentines I made for the kids to give away at school. The kids help me make em in Photoshop. They picked out different digital scrapbooking supplies, colors, etc... it was lots of fun. (Well it was fun after I started over and asked them to help when they got home from school. Before that I was being Miss Picky Pants and spending way too much time on the design.)

Here is what we came up with for Parker:

and here is Maddie's:

The little aqua gal in the corner is Maddie. I used that silhoutte brush I made a while back. Man I LOVE those!!

The kids have been busy filling out names and signing them this week. This weekend we are going to punch some holes in the corners and use curling ribbon to tie them to Valentine suckers the kids picked out.

I just love Valentines Day! The kids are having some friends over this evening and I think we'll all make some Valentines cards and treats as a surprise for their parents. I'll let you know how it turns out!