Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A bottle swap you say?

Over on Life on the Scrapbeach, Kristin G. suggested a bottle swap. I know I probably wasn't the only one who kinda went "a what?" so she posted a youtube video that she had seen about them. I have to say this is the absolutely neatest idea I have ever seen!
So the deal is you take a 1 litre bottle (empty and washed of course), cut it open, fill it with goodies, seal it back up, stick a mailing label on it and send it in the mail just like that.  In our case it will be filled with scrap goodies but what a fantastic idea for kids or anyone else that you want to surprise with something unique. I'll be sending mine off at the end of the week (Can't wait to see their faces at the post office for that one*lol*) and when I get mine from my swap partner I'll post pictures.

Cake time is over!

Well now that our butts are a little bigger from all the cake we ate this month from my Wilton class, I can honestly say I'm glad there won't be any cake in the house until June when my oldest son turns 3. It was great fun and I learned a lot. Candace was a fabulous instructor and I'm looking forward to taking the next level in the fall when I can look at cake again. Here's a picture of my final project...while it won't win any awards I'm pretty proud of it. The pink rose is from my friend trying out a Victorian rose but she didn't have any room on her cake and well we can't let good icing go to waste :P

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A little girl time :)

Me and two of my girlfriends decided to check out the free make and takes that our LSS Treasured Memories has started holding every other Tuesday night. We made this cute tag with a coffee filter flower and a little glimmer mist. It was great to spend some time with the girls and getting crafty. I think this is going to become a happy little habit :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

My Brown eyed boy :)

Here's a cute layout I did using the Veranda paper pack from CTMH. I tried my hand at making a cardstock rose that I've been seeing on blogs all over the internet. It turned out not to bad but I definitely need some practice.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

They call me MAMA-RAZZI!

I completely admit to being a Mama-razzi! There are few days that go by that I'm not pulling out the camera and taking pictures of my ever patient husband and not so patient children :) So when I saw the Mama-razzi line by Bo Bunny I couldn't wait to get my hands on all those beautiful papers. Well my wait is finally over today!! One of my  LSS' (Scrap-a-lot) sent out the message that they had a new shipment of Bo Bunny last night so first thing this morning I was there. They didn't even have it on the shelves yet but were SUPER NICE and let me help myself to all that scrappy goodness. I can't wait to start playing with this awesome line!! And my 2 year old was rewarded for his Momma's craziness with a lollipop from one of the employees so we both came out happy :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Let them eat cake!

So I've decided to get in touch with my crazy side. Not only am I taking photography classes and trying to start building my CTMH business all while raising my 2 year old and 5 month old...but I've decided to learn how to decorate cakes. I signed up with a friend to take the Wilton decorating course through Michael's. The teacher is great and I'm having fun but boy is it a lot of work to make up that much icing for practicing. All I can say is thank goodness for box cake mixes!! Here's my first decorated cake. Not the greatest but not bad for my first attempt that didn't involve Duncan Hines icing and a piping gel tube*lol*

Thursday, March 11, 2010

My very first blog post!!

I've decided to finally start a blog. It still seems a little weird to me but I know how much I enjoy reading other people's blogs and getting ideas and inspirations. I'm hoping that this blog will do the same for you. I'm hoping to share some of my artistic endeavors as well as tidbits of my life. I hope you'll follow along and enjoy the ride :)