Friday, April 30, 2010

Join us at AMM for NSD!

There is an awesome crop planned all weekend long at AMM in celebration of National Scrapbook day, and the party has already started. There are fun challenges planned with huge prize packs! You can check out the NSD forum here.

Along with the sneaks shown above, here is a photo of the rolled ribbon flowers I will be showing you how to make in just a few minutes :-)
I hope you will join us!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A few recent projects...

Hey all! I know I royally suck at the blogging thing these days, but here I am with my once a week post ;-) Unfortunately, I just haven't been in my scraproom much these days :-( I always read about people losing their mojo and having no desire to scrap when they were pregnant, and I always thought to myself, "How could that happen? That would never happen to me!!" Uh yeah. Look who is eating their words now lol. As much as I try, I just can't seem to get the motivation, and my poor lonely (messy!) scraproom is no longer calling out to me like it used to. Sigh. I really really miss having that creative outlet, and I do hope my body falls back into scrappy rhythm soon!

Anyway, here is a little bucket I made recently out of Fancy Pants papers so that Chloe could have a place to collect the flowers she likes to pick. You can find the directions here.
Next, I made this sign for the outside of Chloe's bedroom door. She has a bit of a butterfly theme going in her room, so I went with it :-) All materials are also Fancy Pants, and you can find instructions for this easy project here.
And lastly, I took these photos of Chloe the other day and just couldn't resist sharing. She has become such a big girl in the last few months, I just can't get over it! She is sassy and funny and adorable and cranky, all wrapped up into one small package ;-)
I had Noah's Kindergarten orientation last week. Sigh. I can't believe it's that time. My first baby is going off to school. Chloe will be starting preschool, too, so there will be a lot of changes in the Taylor household come the end of summer! Noah will start school, the baby will probably be born the following week, and then Chloe will start preschool the week after that. Should be a wild ride ;-)

Anyway, I hope all my scrappy friends are feeling much more inspired than I am these days, and I hope you all can send some of your mojo my way!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

AMM April kit and a DT call!

Ahhh, AMM's April kit was sooo gorgeous, and I had a ton of fun playing! Here's what I came up with this month:

The colors were so springy and pretty - I got to make lots of feminine layouts, but I was also able to use the more masculine colors for a layout of my boy, too :-)

Soooooooooo, did you all hear that AMM is having a DT call?! I think everyone knows how much I love being on this DT - gorgeous kits, friendly people in the forums, and awesome inspiration in the gallery. If you're interested in learning more, check out this thread. I would love to see some of my blog friends try out!

How was everyone's weekend? We had a yardsale today because we're trying to purge a lot of stuff before the baby comes. We got rid of a decent amount, and the rest will get donated to a charity :-) Hope you all had a great one!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

More Fancy Pants...

Every month, our design team at AMM chooses a member's layout that inspired us in some way. This month, the DT chose an awesome layout by the fabulous Susan Dupre. I took inspiration from the circles she used on her layout, and I incorporated circles on mine. You can see the original layout and some of the ways other members of the DT took inspiration from the layout here.

I used more of the Roadshow line (are you sick of me using that yet?? lol), and that gorgeous pink crocheted trim is also part of the line. I also am in love with the new letter stickers FP released with these new lines!

Journaling reads:
Now that i'm finally past the sick stage of pregnancy, I'm trying to enjoy every last detail, as you will be our last baby. After you make your appearance, our family will be complete.

So, I took the plunge and decided to get Chloe's hair cut yesterday. In her 3 years, she's only had two haircuts - one when she was a baby to get bangs cut (that didn't last long), and once about a year ago to get a small trim. Well, it has gotten so long - it was down to the end of her back - and it's getting more and more difficult to brush every day and keep out of her face. With the heat coming, I figured it would be easier on everyone if we got it cut. She did great, and I think she looks adorable :-)

I think she got about 6 inches taken off! My big girl!

I got my goooorgeous April AMM kit yesterday, and I can't wait to dig in this weekend! We also have fun plans - we are going to the circus tomorrow, and we have front row seats. Friends of ours had the tickets and ended up going on vacation, so lucky us get to be the recipients - can't wait :-)

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Road Show line by Fancy Pants

Is this line gorgeous or what?? This is my new favorite FP line - I seriously can't get enough of it!

I just love this photo of my little diva - she looks so old here, though! I had fun playing around with more Glimmer Mist on this layout, and I also used a Tattered Angels mask - fun stuff!

This photo was taken last week on a field trip that Noah's preschool class went on. I thought they all looked so cute up against the bus like that :-) I wanted the photo to take up the width of my 12x12 page, and since I don't have a wide format printer, I got creative with my printing and printed one half of the photo (3x6) and then printed the other half the same size. For my masking on this layout, I randomly laid down a bunch of chipboard letters and sprayed Glimmer Mist over them to go along with my school theme.

Thanks so much to everyone for all of the birthday wishes! I had a wonderful day with my mom and then Tony, the kids, and I went out to dinner to celebrate that night. It was a great day!!

Happy April everyone! Did anyone play any good April Fool's Day jokes? I'd love to hear! Those of you who are Facebook friends with me probably already read this, but I had so much fun tricking Tony yesterday. I told him that I received a phone call from the doctor's office yesterday telling us they learned something from my recent bloodwork that hadn't been detected on my ultrasounds yet - that we are having twins! Now, I usually can not pull anything over on Tony, so imagine my surprise when he completely fell for it! Don't get me wrong, we definitely believe babies are blessings, but two more (at the same time) on top of our two already would have definitely put us both over the edge LOL! Once I saw that he believed me, though (and was definitely freaking out), I gave in and told him the truth pretty quickly - i'm no good at being mean hehea!

Hope you all have a great weekend, and I hope the weather near you is as wonderful as it is here!