Friday, December 31, 2010

JUGS #65 Sketch Challenge

This week Kathryn has a simple little sketch to kick off the new year! It really is simple so if you have some time this weekend try it out. I whipped this up, literally, Friday morning for my Grandma. It is her 83rd birthday! She has always teased that she was born the day before she got married. Her anniversary was January 1st.
We are going out to eat for her birthday with the family. Then we are supposed to head out for a New Years Eve party at a friend's house. Hope all of you have a Safe and Happy New Year!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Decorating and JUGS 64 Color Challenge

Andrea has a great color challenge for us over at JUGS. Be sure to stop by to see all the gals creations. I have a couple homemade gifts to create yet this year and I had made these calendars thanks to Paper Smiles Blog When you go her link you can print off the calendar. There are all the directions on her blog. Here is my creation using the colors for today. I thought they went perfectly for my winter page! I just noticed my "I" is hanging on, so I fixed it, but didn't get a picture!Here is the Spring side! Summer and Fall are in the works. This was all I could manage with both kids this morning!The kiddos and I, very early in the morning, before I left to go shopping in St. Louis a couple weeks ago! Ava and Kale sporting their Christmas jammies! Kale even has Ethan's old reindeer slippers to match!
Daddy and the kiddos before we set up the Christmas tree! Here's Ava putting on the tree topper!
Mission accomplished!
Here is our tree all decorated! It's all just pretty decorations. We haven't put up personalized ornaments since Ethan died, maybe one of these years, but for now this is what we do! Kale so far as been pretty good at not taking down the tree!

Here is me and my girl! Ava is such a sweetheart. She loves to be by my side doing whatever it is I am doing and she LOVES to do all sorts of crafts, wonder where she gets that from?!?
Hope everyone has a great weekend. We have the 1st of 3 Christmas's on Sunday.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Jugs Sketch Challenge!

It's time for me to share a sketch with you from JUGS!! I'm in love with pennants and I'm really enjoying using them in my scrapbooks too. I just finished this page for Kale's 1 year picture.....see I really am trying to stay on top of my scrapbooks. I started Kale's out going backwards and I'm finished from birth through 3 months and then back to October, so I don't have much left to do with his pictures, at least in comparison to Ava's and Ethan's books. my sister-in-law and I are making good progress though and I'm off the week after Christmas so I'm planning on getting a lot accomplished then!< This is the sketch that I created for you today. Hope you can play along. Be sure to see the JUGS site for all the other girls creations too. Here is Kale's One Year Old page. I did this separate from his birthday party. The other page (which isn't finished yet) will have his "BIG BRO" and "BIG SIS" on it. I really like how it turned out!

Here is a closeup of my journaling. I love my new dies from Papertrey. I haven't bought a lot of stamping stuff lately just because I've been a little busy, but I absolutely love my purchases from them last month! The pennants are a die too. TOO CUTE!

I love how the pennant of his name turned out. I printed out his name on the computer and then punched it out and dobbed around it and added it on with a dimensional. Notice the tops of the penants too. They are another die from Papertrey Ink. I purchased the patterned papger from Hobby Lobby and just layered it with some Baja Breeze paper from SU! I added a little twine bow on the ends to complete my page!
Hope everyone has a great weekend. I'm off to shop on Saturday for Christmas in St. Louis. Hopefully I get some of my list checked off! Then Sunday I get to meet up with a college friend that I haven't seen since 2005 when I did RAGBRAI (a bicycle ride across Iowa). She just had a little girl named Marin so I can't wait to meet her!