Monday, November 18, 2013

I don't always go to retreats, but when I do I mean business

 At the fall scrapbook retreat I beat my all time record and finished a total of 36 pages!
At the time getting me totally up to date with my 2013 album!
(now there is halloween to scrap and other cute pics of the kids)

Here are a few of my favorite layouts from the weekend

 Family pics from my cousins grad party.
layout inspiration:  paper: Stampin Up
 5km fun run that the girls and I ran in. 
layout: Club CK  paper: Stampin Up'
layout: No source paper: Imaginisce
 My bro-in-laws 30th bday (my sis threw a surprise mustache themed party)
layout: My own  paper: CTMH cardstock
 S and two of her cousins.
layout: Dolores Schaeffer paper: Echo Park
 Fun at the Fair with my mom and sis.
layout: Dapfnie Design  paper: Echopark
layout: No source paper: Stampin Up'
 A day hiking in the mountains.
layout: I Said I'd Never Have A Blog  paper: My Minds Eye
 Fall family photos.
layout: Scrapbookers Rock  paper: Echopark and CTMH
 Autumn at my parents farm.
layout: Scrapbook Generation paper: Doodlebug

Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A Slight Chalk obsession


A fad these days in the crafting world is to paint anything and everything with chalkboard paint, 
this was a train I did not want to get on. 
But having found the below framed pictures for a steal of a deal at a garage sale ($5 and $2) and seeing a super easy clipboard project I couldn't help myself. 
They all got a couple coats of the popular black paint.

With the long skinny one I painted the frame a cheery yellow and ditressed it by sanding.  
I wrote on a favorite Bible verse (Matthew 7:7) and hung it in our main living area.
I haven't finished the largest one yet, but you will see it when it is.

The clipboard is going to be our 'First Day of School' sign for years to come. 
So cute....

 Like I said before I have been doing projects just not posting them so this one was from way back in August before school started. 
I really need to get my butt in gear, haha.

Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Glitter and Gold

I have been helping out my friend (and hubby's cousin) renovate her bedroom. As her last name is also Kerr I decided I was going to give her one of my coveted jars as part of her birthday gift to go with her new decor.
I knew right away that I wanted to do the glitter dipped gold jar from Lilyshop.

I simply coated it twice with gold spray paint and then using painters tape marked off where the glitter line would be. With a paint brush I then applied mod podge and sprinkled on glitter. I repeated this twice ending with a top coat of mod podge.
It was such an easy project and it turned out fabulous!

Happy Thursday!

Monday, November 4, 2013

The year of many Costumes

I figured I better get on a halloween costume post. 
It only took me one large cup of Javita coffee (yes a shameless plug) and a whole lot of pics to go through and edit. The girls had multiple costumes this year, for different reasons. The first being they both wanted to be Jessie from Toy Story.
We went to the  annual halloween dance and T got to be the first to wear the coveted costume. 
S was happy to be a poodle skirt wearin' 50's girl (a costume my mom picked up somewhere).
For the Jessie costume I opted for the generic store bought costume borrowed from a friend and I followed the same tutorial as last year with a little improv on the bangs to make a Jessie wig.
Cute huh?


I managed to find an adult size Woodie costume at a garage sale for a buck so I wore the ever so flattering (NOT!) costume to match my lil girlie.

Hubby was unable to join us this year so that was kind of a bummer. 
Regardless the kids and I had a blast at the dance. It was a lot of fun!

On to the next costume...
S is part of a church kids club, anyone familiar with Awana? 
I was told that the kids could dress up as either a Bible character or an animal. Since neither Jessie or a 50's girl fit the bill, I threw together a cute mouse costume. Using the ears and tail that I had made a couple years back
Long story short, she ended up being the only kid dressed up!!!  
But she had lots of fun telling people she was the little mouse that lived in the stable where Jesus was born.

Then finally it was trick-or-treating day!
S got to be Jessie and T was a little puppy (familiar?).


 Of course the girls got tons of candy (which is actually perfect timing since they are my bribing tool for potty training). The weather was awesome and the kids were in bed by 7:45! A win,win,win!

 We also managed to get in a lil crafting Thursday afternoon. 
I was babysitting my friends little girl and we made toilet paper roll mummies and baby food jar jack o' lanterns.


And finally just because I have to brag up my super talented sister, here is my nephew and niece in their Pirate and Little Mermaid costumes. 

For the mermaid hair she used the same tutorial as I did for the Jessie and Rapunzel wig. I asked her if she had used any other tutorials to help her make the 100% homemade costumes and she said everything else came from her Noggin. 
Like I said SUPER talented!

Overloaded with cuteness yet?
Happy Monday!