Monday, March 29, 2010

I finally got my scrap on!

I have to admit, since I've gotten pregnant, I've had no motivation to scrap. Between not feeling well and being exhausted all the time, my favorite hobby has really suffered. And I miss it! I'm so much happier when i'm able to have some creative time. Well, on Saturday, I went to a 12 hour crop with next-door Lisa and down-the-street Heather, and it was so much fun! It felt sooo good to just get in the zone, and I actually had some mojo going! I got 5 pages completed (well, almost completed, less the finishing touches I added today), so I was happy with that. This is one of the layouts I did of my boy (using the new My Family line by Fancy Pants):

We were lucky enough to team up with Tattered Angels this month, and they sent all of us on the Fancy Pants DT some awesome products. On the above layout, I used some chipboard frames as masks, and I sprayed over them with Slate Glimmer Mist. I then added the chip frames back on the layout for some dimension. You can check out the TA blog here.

I can't post my other layouts just yet, but here are some sneaks in the meantime :-)

On the last sneak, you may recognize the tissue paper flower I showed you on a previous post. You can see my tutorial on how to make them here.

In non-scrappy news, I officially enter my mid-30's tomorrow - yep, the big 3-5. Or Advanced Maternal Age as they like to call me in the pregnancy world (this is me sticking my tongue out lol). I had a wonderful date with my hubby on Friday night celebrating my b-day, and i'm looking forward to having a lunch/pedi date with my mom and Chloe tomorrow :-)

Hope everyone is doing well and having a good start to your week!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Guest blogger for Jenni Bowlin Studios

I have the honor of being the guest blogger on the JBS Inspiration Blog today. As soon as I saw these gorgeous papers in the new Homespun line, I immediately thought of spring. At that time, my yard was still covered in lots of snow, and I truly was dreaming of spring - voila, a layout was born ;-) I love the awesome banner stickers and the beautiful butterflies and pearl stickpins, as well. I'm happy to report that the layout seemed to do the trick, as our weather this week has been gorgeous - sunny and in the upper 60's. Today, it's even supposed to hit the 70's - perfect!! Spring weather is my absolute favorite, and the kids and I are so happy to be outside every day again!

So, i'm taking the plunge and showing you all what a house i've become lol. I'm only 14 weeks, but I popped early and carried huge with Noah and Chloe too. This time has bee no exception - I was in maternity clothes at 6 weeks and have had a visible baby bump since around that time, too. This was taken on Wednesday - I had to wear green for St. Patty's Day, of course ;-)
My blog schedule at AMM got switched around a bit, so my tissue paper flower tutorial is not up yet. I promise to post it when it is, though.
Hope you all are enjoying beautiful spring-like weather in your neck of the woods, too!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Another weekend bites the dust...

Sigh. The weekends never seem to come quick enough or stay long enough, huh? I had a good one, although mostly uneventful except for a fun St. Patty's Day party with the neighbors last night. I'm still having lots of sick days, unfortunately, although I am getting a couple days a week reprieve it seems, so that's progress :-) I'm hoping baby will soon tire of torturing his/her mama, and move onto to the fun stuff lol. Last week was a bit rough because Tony was away on a business trip. Normally I don't mind that much when he goes away, but I was a bit nervous about being able to take care of the kids 24/7 when i'm still having lots of rough days/nights. Fortunately, the kids and I survived, and we're all still alive ;-) And we were veeeery happy to see a certain handsome guy walk through the door on Friday hehe.

I have a recent Fancy Pants layout to share. I used one of my favorite FP lines, Vintage Valentine. I used my Martha Stewart heart punch to punch the heart borders, and then I backed the page with pink cardstock. I also used silver glitter to glitter up the FP chipboard heart. Love this pic of Chloe and Tony :-)
I know i'm a few days early, but I made this St. Patty's day card to celebrate the holiday full of green. The patterned paper is Fancy Pants' brand new Rusted Sun line, and the ribbon is FP as well. I made my own stamp out of a potato for the shamrock - if you'd like to see instructions, you can check them out here on the AMM blog.
Check back again in a few days, and i'll show you how I made these tissue paper flowers. I'll have a tutorial up on the AMM blog for these on Tuesday :-)
Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and that those of you who "sprung forward" last night aren't suffering from the time change too much!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

5 days

in between posts is better than 2 1/2 weeks lol! I'm slowly starting to feel human again, and i'm starting to (also slowly) get back into the swing of things. I even scrapped a layout just for fun the other day :-)
The pp is Lily Bee, the butteflies are K&Co and the diecut frame is Heidi Swapp. I'm so obsessed with tulle lately, I love the subtle dimension it adds!

Thank you SO much to everyone for all of the congrats in the last post. You guys are the best!!