Monday, January 23, 2012

Look what I got done this weekend!

I've been working on dance albums for the kids as a way to catch up on years and years and years of photos.  I decided to take the kids formal pictures, group pictures, and the fun pictures by class and year and put them in albums for each of them.  I'm officially finished with 2004 through 2007.  Only 4 more years, 2 kids, 2-3 classes per year.  *Heavy Sigh* ok I have a lot left to do before I'm officially caught up through last year's dance recital.  However, I'm making progress. This first layout is the class photo and Macie's formal shot.  Look at that pose and those baggy pants.  :)

Macie's Jazz 2007

I'm just lucky that we have a fabulous photographer that sits through dance classes and takes THE BEST pictures and prints them up as 5x7s in black and white.  The black and white photos on the following layouts are from Liz Peck Photography and the color snapshots below are mine (or my husband's - note that he cut off Andrew's head? LOL)

Macie loves to dance.  She's very graceful - I have no idea where she gets it from. These photos were from just before her 8th birthday.

We had loads of people come to see the dance recital that year.  It was at the same time as my 20 year high school reunion.  (yes I just dated myself didn't I?)

My little dude loves to dance.  I just love this shot of him with all the little girls in his class.  His face says it all.  He was 4 when this picture was taken.  He turned 5 about 2 months later.
More pictures of Macie working hard to learn her recital dance.

For Macie's photos I used a Daydream Level 1 kit - gosh I miss those kits!  4 pages ZAP!  I used the Daydream Level 2 for the others.  Harrison's photos are on Magnifique papers.

You have no idea how hard it is to match some of the dance costumes with their ballet, jazz, and tap outfits.  Well, for the girls that is.  Harrison has always been in some form of black.  Black with yellow, black with red, black with silver, black with turquoise and silver.  You get the idea.  I'm really lucky to be a Close to my Heart consultant and a paper hoarding issue.  I was able to go through my piles of papers to find the right ones to go with  their costumes.  The only additional item I needed was some silver papers for all those outfits of Harrison's that have silver in them.

If you are looking to catch up on your scrapbooking, you can join me at my monthly crop.  Next crop date is February 25th from 3pm until around midnight.  Please bring some food to share.  I have drinks, snacks, table space, and product on hand to purchase.  Plus my scrap pile and cricut are open for use as well.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy Endings

Happy Monday!  That means a new pattern came out on Mojo Monday so I came home dug through my scraps and came up with Happy Endings.  I just love the little frogs.  They are colored using the CTMH water color pencils.  Then I went over them with the Blending Pen to soften the edges a bit.  The heart has some red Glitz Glitter Gel on it for some added pop.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Getting the Mojo!

I've been stalking the Mojo Monday blog for almost a year now.  I always think one day I'll make the current pattern and post it.  Then it never happens.  Well today's the day I can check that off the list.  With any luck I'll be able to do this each week - with the exception of that third week in January in which my family thinks I've run away, but really I'm stuck at work doing a tax accrual. 

Without further ado here is my Mojo Monday card for this week.  I used some of my scraps (another thing I want to do more of).  There's some Fanfare paper on here, Outdoor Denim card stock, Twilight card stock, and Cranberry card stock.  A few bitty sparkles and the saying from the stampset D1408 A Little of Everything. 

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year

Part way through 2011 some friends and I just wanted it to be over.  It's finally 2012.  Time to get busy on my goals for the year.  This year I again plan on losing some weight.  I plan to finish the dance scrapbooks I started for the kids (at least catch up through the last recital).  I plan to begin working on another vacation album and to post something once a week on my blog. We shall see how I do.

So let's see what I finally did today.  This Friday is our unit meeting and I needed to finish my swap for the meeting.  Each month someone supplies a pattern and if they wish a theme (birthday, thank you, etc) for everyone to make up the card in whatever paper they wish using whatever product they have to bring back and swap the next month.  This month I'm the host and I selected a pattern from the Mojo Monday blog.  Each Monday this blog puts out a new pattern and you can make up the pattern post a picture on your blog and link it to the Mojo Monday post.  It's a fun site to check out and see what people are doing.

Back to my card.  I used the Sonoma paper pack which is predominantly Smokey Plum, Cocoa, and Bamboo colors.  The heart is a sneak peak of one of the stamps from the February Stamp of the Month Thoughtful Tidings.  The flower comes from D1375 Treasures. 

Yes this means I have the 2012 Spring / Summer Catalog and it's fabulous.  There are 2 ways to get your own copy.  First you can email me and I'll send it to you but not until the first of February when it goes live to the public.  If you'd like it a week and a half early, you can come to either my Cricut class or my open crop on Saturday January 21st.  Cricut class is from 1-3pm and after that we crop until we drop.  It's potluck so please bring something to share.  I'm open for suggestions on the cocktail for the evening.  I'll do the cocktail and appetizers this go around.

Several items will be retiring from the 2011 Fall/Winter catalog.  So if you have something you really want let me know because it may soon be gone, gone, gone.  Also, check my website section 'while supplies last' there have been some amazing deals there.

Happy New Year everyone.  I hope 2012 is a better year for you all.

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