Saturday, July 23, 2011

Self-Portrait & Baking

Woot, woot! I am on a roll! I don't think I have ever scrapbooked this many pages in a row (4 in 3 days). Well, maybe except for when I did my little sister's scrapbook for her graduation gift.  

Anyways, here is my cutie niece taking her very first self-portrait at my town's summerfest parade last year (2010).  I think it turned out pretty darn cute!

I used a sketch from PageMaps.
Materials Used:
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
Cardstock: American Crafts
Number Stickers: Kiaser Crafts
Letters: Cricut (Doodletype)
Punch: Martha Stewart
Other: Sharpie, White Pen, Buttons

Brooklynn LOVES to help me bake.  Well, she likes to add a few ingredients and then eat the batter.

I lifted a layout by Suzy Plantamura from either Creating Keepsakes or Scrapbooks, etc.  I can't remember which one though..
Materials Used:
Patterned Paper: Echo Park, October Afternoon
Cardstock: Die Cuts with a View
Flowers: Prima
Letters: Cricut (Doodletype)
Other: Purple pen, twine, cooking charms, brads

As always, thank you for looking! I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sweet Baby & Zoo Safari

So I finally did so scrapbooking layouts.  It has been awhile since I did any of these. 

I signed up for's July's Scraplift the Peroson Before You and I lifted Bubblegirl. This is of my sweet niece and me when she was 4 days old. When she was born, she got an infection and had to go to the NICU for 2 weeks.  It was scary seeing her in there, but she pulled through and is a happy, high energy little 3 year old.  I love this little girl so so much!
Materials Used:
Making Memories: pink scalloped pp
Echo Park: green crisscross, little heart, purple striped (title), and yellow scallop; stickers
Die Cuts with a View: blue journaling strips 
Prima: Flowers

This is from last October when we went to the Omaha zoo for a little family day trip. Baby B was really excited to go. From what I heard, she was a little impatient waiting for me to get off of work. I used a sketch from Becky Fleck's  PageMaps 2 book.
Materials Used:
The Paper Studio: kraft cardstock, red cardstock (under the animal stickers)
Bella Blvd: teal crisscross pp, yellow/orange circles pp, flower pp, gray dotted pp, pink flower pp
Bazzill Dotted Swiss: teal cardstock (under the animal stickers)
Doodlebug Designs: animal, title stickers
Little Yellow Bicycle: pink letter stickers

I hope everyone's weekend is awesome.  This weekend was my town's summerfest.  We had a parade yesterday and I walked along side my employer's float.  It was a western themed float.  It was super hot, but really fun.  Last night, they also had an Amazing Race and I had to sit at one of the stops and make sure the teams finished their challenge.  It is just like the show.  The teams get a clue and have to figure out where they have to go and then they have a challenge they have to complete.  I was at stop number 3 and their challenge there was one team member had to eat a whole can of Spam and a pint of ice cream.  We only made them eat half of both because I think all the teams would still be there trying to eat that stuff.  Ick.  It was fun though!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Randomness About Me

Allison of Crafted Love did a few posts about her and I thought that it was awesome way to get to know someone in the blog world, so I have decided to do some randomness about me posts..

1. I still live at home with the parentals (my dad and stepmom).

2. I want my own place really bad!!

3. I'm allergic to nickel and have to buy either the really expensive earrings or the really cheap Wal-Mart nickel free earrings, and since I don't have a ton of extra money, it's the latter.

4. I have a huge celebrity crush on Matthew Gray Gubler. He's just so adorable!

All pictures found via Google

5. I've had my nose pierced since I was 18. (I will be 25 next week) My dad told me that I had to wait until I turned 18 because he told me he wasn't going to go with me to get another piercing.

6. I have 5 piercings in my left ear and 3 in my right ear.

7. I have 1 tattoo on my left foot.
1st Tattoo

8. I want more tattoos.

9. I love random reality TV like American Pickers, Oddities, I Shouldn't Be Alive, Mantracker...

10. I work at a daycare in the 2 year old room and love it!

11. I would like 5 kids someday.

12. I miss my grandpa (who passed away in 2008).

13. I love to sleep and take naps.

14. I love purses and almost always buy one when I go shopping.

15. I like owls.

16. I LOVE to go scrapbook shopping, however I don't scrap enough to make up for all the money I've spent.

17. I use to think Glee was stupid, but thanks to an old co-worker (Hi Marsha!), it is one of my favorite shows.

Picture found via Google

18. I want to live in a city. Crazy, considering I'm terrified of driving in cities.

19. My niece is my most favorite person in the whole entire world and I tell her that every time I see her!

20. Fall is my favorite season. I love the cooler weather and the pretty colors!

I will be back soon with some more randomness!!