Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Guess Who Just Turned 4?

Cutie Pie Miss Rylee!
Yesterday was her birthday and we went to the Rain Forest Cafe for dinner to celebrate!! What beautiful children and grandchildren I have!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Happy 9th Anniversary

We celebrated our 9th anniversary a couple months back. We went to Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine. The service was exceptional and they made our night special for us.

This layout was inspried by a sketch at Inspired Blueprints and made from product using the June kit at Urban Anthology! Well, except for the little newspaper stamp. That is one of my CatsLife Press Stamps that I broke out today! it feels good to use product!!

Time with Dad

If you are here for the Urban Anthology Birthday Blog Hop, please see my earlier post HERE!!!!
This is a layout with Mandre Jr and his daddy. The pictures were taken at Disney's California Advenure and the top one was taken at the Rain Forest Cafe. I even used one of my new Unity Stamps - which was one of my goals this weekend!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Urban Anthology Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever Urban Anthology Birthday Blog Hop...thanks so much for joining in!

You should have reached my blog from the talented Miss Eva! (Please note: This is a progressive blog hop and my blog entry is number 7 of 8, so to start at the beginning, please click this link http://www.urban-anthology.com/blog)

My element to add to the project is patterned paper! Feel free to add your patterned paper in any fashion you would like to your project. You may wish to use patterned paper as your background, as a part of your mask, as something your have punched or even on your tag!

I have created a layout using entirely patterned paper for you to see. (I used the sketch posted at A Peek into Yesterday.com for this layout) These two cuties are my grandbabies. This picture was taken at my grandson's 1st birthday party. Aren't they just adorable!! You now have 7 of the 8 elements!! For your final element to add, visit Pam’s blog here. Once you have you've gathered all eight elements, get creating, and don't forget to post your project in the Urban Anthology gallery by Sunday at Midnight Pacific Time for a chance to win the Urban Anthology Birthday Queen grand prize!

Just a couple of rules to remember:

1. To be eligible for the grand prize, layouts must include all 8 elements, one from each blog.

2. Layouts must be uploaded to the Urban Anthology gallery by Sunday, June 28th, Midnight Pacific Time.

Oh and as something fun, like the other ladies, I am giving away a $5.00 gift certificate to the Urban Anthology store. Just leave a comment in the comment section of my my blog answering this question - When you put candles on a birthday cake, do you load the cake with the age of the birthday person or do you just use one or two birthday number candles?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Rasberry Giveaway

Did you see where Rasberry Design Team is having a giveaway? You can check it out here!

Happy Birthday Urban Anthology!

Come and join us at Urban Anthology!
We are going to be having our 1st birthday Progressive Blog Hop!!!
All the fun starts on the Urban Anthology Blog,
Friday, June 26, 2009
at 12 noon EST/ 9 AM PST
Win prizes and..who knows...
you just might be our
Urban Anthology Birthday Queen!

Also, check out this little sneak peek at the July Monthly Kit "Grandma's Kitchen"! Enjoy an afternoon in Grandma’s Kitchen… Look at all the papers and embellishments from Jenni Bowlin, Cosmo Cricket, Websters Pages, and American Crafts!! As always each kit includes several sheets of card stock as well as an assortment of Prima flowers. Check back July 1 for a full list of items in this kit. Reserve your kit now!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Baby Aria at 1 month

Frannie and baby Aria came out for a quick visit this past weekend. I got to take Baby Aria's 1 month pictures. Isn't she just the cutest? And look at her hold her little head up.

My newest taco love

This is a picture of my newest taco obsession. I have fallen in love with chicken del carbon taco from Del Taco - minus the red sauce.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Big Change

This is a layout I made of our latest trip out to visit Bob and Chrystal. Ryan and Darleen came out this trip as well as Miss Rylee. It was A Big Change as Rylee keep them quite busy! A fun day was had by all!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hollywood Bowl

Guess who is going to the Hollywood Bowl on July 3rd to see John Fogerty and a fireworks spectacular? Me and my Pat - as guests of my friend Scotty!! The Los Angeles Philharmonic will also be preforming. I am soo excited! I have never been to the world famous Hollywood Bowl.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Mande @ 10 months

Here is our baby Mandre with no hair!! Boy let me tell you, Jillian was really mad when she came home from the market to discover her baby boy with no hair!! No worries, it has since grown back!! I used Sketch #84 I found at at Got Sketch's blog. With the exception of the base paper, I used all scraps on this page! You will also see Making Memories Animal Cracker pattern paper, Making Memories glitter stickers, Creative Imaginations Swatch Book rubons and my Spellbinder dies for the scallop shapes!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Mande @ 11 months

Another layout for Mandre's 1st year baby book. This time the sketch came from MixItUP Challenges. For this layout I used 5 stars, a chipboard one painted green then painted with blue Rangers Distress paint, a brown expoy star, a metal star, a paper one under the metal star, a glittered chipboard star, an epoxy star and a plastic button star. The background is green Eli Pooh paper and Making Memories Animal Cracker pattern paper. I also used the aqua vinyl Thickers, green felt Thickers and Leisure Arts letter stickers. Isn't my grandson the cutest!!

Mandre @ 12 months

Still scrapbooking today. I love using sketches and this sketch I found at A Peek into Yesterday. For this layout I used the Making Memories Animal Cracker papers and epoxy stickers, green felt Thickers, blue/green Cloud 9 Design puffy stickers, green Bazzil paper and turquoise Eli Pooh paper. The stamped image is from Cats Press.


Yesterday we drove out to visit with Bob and Chrystal (Pat's dad and step-mom). We celebrated Mother's Day and Father's Day all in one visit. Ryan, Darleen and Rylee joined us as well. We went to the Red Lobster (I had my new favorite dish there, the Peach Bourbon BBQ Shrimp and Bacon Wrapped Scallops - Yum.
It was fun watching Rylee interact with her great grandparents. What a fun day it was!

New Stamp Storage

In an effort to use my stamps more, I picked up this nifty stepped stamp rack for my Expedit (my wall unit). My thought process is that if I seem the stamps more, I am more likely to use them. No this isn't all I have, but these are the ones that were sitting in this space before the nifty stairs! Keep an eye on my upcoming pages to see if you notice any stamps on them!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Mandre @ 9 months

I am a little behind at finishing Mandre's 1st year album. here is the 9 months page. I used Sketch 85 I found on the Got Sketch blog. Consistent with the album, I am using primarily the Making Memories Animal Cracker line

Friday, June 12, 2009

Free Class on Photo Editing

Click HERE to get all the details on Jessica Sprague's FREE class on photo editing. How can you go wrong with a free class?

Artistic Affaire Printemps

A few weeks back I attended the lovely Kim's Artistic Affaire Printemps! Kim puts on the most amazing events. They are now held in Los Angeles. From the venue, I could see the Hollywood sign! And as we were driving to the event - just down the down the street - the Paramount Studios! I tell you, I was in tourist heaven! Too bad I was the driver and couldn't enjoy the view around me more.
The 1st class up was Amy Powers sugarville Home Sweet Home wreath. This was a really fun class and I love the project!Then we had a lovely lunch and launched into making a mosaic box. It is actually easier than one would think. We took a break to allow the glue to dry and had high tea. Then it was back to grouting. I might have a new calling! Maybe a mosaic in the entry way??
High tea was also the time that we exchanged our birdhouse swaps. This is the lovely birdhouse I received from Maija.

A wonderful dinner and then we were back to business with Kristen Robinson. I havn't taken the time to finish this project, but I hope to finish it soon.
Kim always has the loft decorated just so over the top. It was truly like a staycation for the day. At the end of the evening, I won one of the centerpieces!! It was a wondeful day and I love all the projects we made!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Always Remember

I actually scrapped today. I made this layout of Anthony using a picture that I recently took. I tired to make it so that the words are going into his ear. What do you think. Could you tell before I told you?Now to clean up my room so that I can scrap some more!!

Don't ask me why

Don't ask me why, but I am drawn to these dolls. Makes no sense, but aren't they cute. I think the only place you can find them is on the internet. Here is a website where you can find them. You can also find them on Ebay. People also make clothing and accessories to go with their dolls. Enjoy your Sunday!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Bits of Loveliness

I attended a wonderful entitled An Artistic Affair Pintemps this past weekend. (I will post more on that soon - I need to photograph my projects!) I went knowing that Candice and her mom would be hosting a table with all kinds of goodies and I went purposed in my heart to bring back one of these lovelies!! Suzanne, Candice's mom makes these bracelets. I have seen them before and always regretted not getting one. So this lovely bracelet is now on my arm. I love it. If you are interested, she also sells them on-line here.
I also picked up these Jenni Bowlin bingo cards. I can't wait for my son to send me some pictures from overseas so that I can use them!! (Are you reading this son? If so - send pictures!!)

Urban Anthology's 1st Birthday Party

Come join us in celebrating Urban Anthology's FIRST birthday! Join the challenges and games all month long...win prizes, and the chance to be crowned "Birthday Queen" and have your work featured on the Urban Anthology blog!

The fun begins TODAY... and will end with a blog hop on June 26-28. Check out the Urban Anthology blog for all the details. Mark your calendars and come and join in on all the fun!