Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Practical Scrappers Buttons Challenge

For this weeks challenge over at Practical Scrappers, we were supposed to used buttons. So I made this little birthday card for my nephew, whose birthday is actually today. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My "Twilight" Themed Birthday Party

For the past couple years, my Mother in Law, Sister in Laws, and I have had a tradition that for each of our birthday's we plan a surprise "Girls Night Out". My birthday was on the 12th of April, but with Easter and everything, we pushed our Girls night back to the 24th, which was this past Sat. Well, I'm sure you know by now that I'm a huge Twilight fan! And for my b-day this year they planned a Surprise Twilight Party for me. They decorated my MIL's kitchen with a Twilight theme and we had Italian for dinner. My presents were mostly Twilight themed and they bought Twilight themed tattoos for us to put on. They even bought me a cardboard Edward!! :-) For our entertainment, we watched both Twilight and New Moon. It was such a fun night! Here are a few pictures from our party.

My MIL, SIL's and I with Edward!!
The table decorated "Twilight" style.
Chips, dips and cupcakes.
My gifts.
Me, opening my gifts.
My Twilight tattoos. One says "I love Edward" the other is bite marks.
Twilight cupcakes.
Edward and I!!! I doubt Edward appreciates standing next to me in my Team Jacob attire. ;-)  I am more Team Edward I guess than Team Jacob, however I love them both and since my husband's name is Jacob, my MIL and SIL bought me Team Jacob stuff.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Practical Scrappers Ribbon Challenge

This weeks challenge at Practical Scrappers was to use Fiber/Floss/Ribbon on a project. I used black ribbon to lace up the paper on this card I made for a friend's bridal shower. I also used the Wedding Cricut Cartridge for the flowers and the Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge for the "Love". Thanks for looking.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Practical Scrappers Glitter/Bling Challenge

Our challenge this week was to use glitter/bling on a project. I made this card for a friend of mine's baby shower this past weekend. She is having a girl and I thought this challenge would be perfect for a baby girl card. I used the New Arrivals cartridge for the elephant and the Graphically Speaking cartridge for the scalloped and regular circles. The "Sweet Girl" is a stamp. I used pink stickles on the scalloped circle to give it some sparkle and some diamond rhinestones in each corner to give it some bling. Thanks for looking! :-)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Easter Celebration with my husband's side of the family.

We celebrated Easter with Jake's side of the family this past Sunday, April 11th. Here are just a few pictures I took from that day.

My nephew Brandon walking with his sister Sophia. I just love this picture.

My nieces Sophia and Bella.

My nephews Jack and Larry

My nephew Ethan and niece Kyleigh looking for Easter Eggs.

My niece Alexis after the Easter Egg Hunt with her bag of eggs.

My niece Kyliegh after the Easter Egg Hunt with her bag of eggs.

Thanks for looking!! :-)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Easter and My Birthday.

Sorry I'm posting this a little late, but this past week was just very busy.

Easter turned out to be a Beautiful day this year. We had 75 degree weather and sunshine, which is pretty rare in St. Louis, because most of the time its 50 degrees and raining on Easter. We went to church and then went to my parents' house to BBQ and spend time with family. Below are just a few pictures from Easter day. Tomorrow Jake and I are celebrating Easter with his mom, his 2 brothers and their families. I will have to post more pictures of that on Monday.

Speaking of Monday... Thats my 29th Birthday!!! We celebrated mine and my Dad's birthday (his b-day is tomorrow) this past Friday night with family. We had a great time together.

Mine and my Sister's Sunday School class on Easter morning.
The field at church, covered in Easter Eggs for the kids.
And their off and hunting! :-)
My nephew Landon looking for eggs.
My niece Sophia looking for eggs.
Jake and I on Easter Sunday at church.
My Family!! (My parents, Jake and I, and my sister, her husband and their son Landon)

Happy Spring Everyone!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Bulletin Boards for our Toddler Class at Church

My sister and I teach the toddler class at our church. We have 3 big bulletin boards in our classroom and since we've gotten the cricut, we've had so much fun decorated them. We wanted to change out our boards for Easter/Spring so we got some ideas online and put our cricuts to work this past Saturday. Here is what we came up with! Thanks for looking!

For this bulletin board we used our cricuts to cut out the letters (Pooh Font) and the bees (Walk in my Garden)

For this bulletin board we used Doodlecharms for the sunshine, Graphically Speaking for the clouds, Pooh Font for the title and Every Day Paper Dolls for the kites.

For this bulletin board we once again used the Pooh Font for the title. We cut out the popcorn kernels using the Make the Cut software (each piece of popcorn has one of the kids in our class' name on it along with the top two pieces having mine and my sisters names on them). The popcorn box was hand made by my sister and we used scrunched up white tissue paper for the popcorn in the box and just used a yellow marker to make it look buttery.

Practical Scrappers Markers Challenge

Our challenge for this week was to use markers of any kind. I used them to color this cute little Easter digi stamp on my card. I don't often make cards but I had a lot of fun with this one. Thanks for looking!!