Saturday, March 27, 2010

Don't push my buttons!

Okay so, no scrapping the last week. Instead, I've been organizing my buttons by color.
Man oh man, I have WAY too many! Anyone need some, LOL?? Maybe I'll do a RAK soon and give some away.. they can't be too expensive to ship, right?

I'm still not done. Now comes the super tedious task of sorting through all the super teeny tiny ones. Oh boy!
Good thing I have a 3.5 year old that loves to sort things by color! LOL :)

And I don't have room for them all so, you know what that means.. PURGE!! :)

However, I still need RED buttons.. my FAVORITE color.. yum yum Red! Seems I have a ton of hot pink, maroon, burgundy, etc. But not many true red. Ya gotta have red.. especially when it's your favorite color and you have a little boy to scrap :)

And here is a pic of my Expedit shelves from IKEA. Karla has been asking to see them so, here ya go. They are a super mess right now, time to organize again but what's the point when we are moving soon.. LOL.

Okay, off to sort more buttons.
Have a scrap happy weekend!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Big Lots Haul

Well after seeing my local friend Sarah Mullanix got some Thickers at Big Lots yesterday, I ran over there pronto this afternoon to pick me up some.
They were out of the yellow Vera ones she got but they had a ton of the rose (pink) Glass Slipper ones that are puffy. Love them! Not sure what I'll do with them since I have a little boy but, I think I'll figure something out, tee hee.
I also got a Marah Johnson stamp set for $1.00 and it's pretty cool!

Here are a few other things I got there:

Scenic Route "Laurel" collection.
Can you believe ALL this was only $5.00!! There are 20 sheets of 12x12 patterned paper, chipboard circles, paper flowers with brads, 2 sheets of alpha stickers, 5 ribbons, 1 sheet of printed chipboard and 1 sheet of nekkid star chipboard.
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And here is the Scenic Route "Sumner" collection. Same exact embellies. Love it!
I am SO going to miss Scenic Route. I wish they hadn't went out of business. I loved all their lines!
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And then the rest of this stuff I got about a month ago. The 3 things in this picture were $3.00 total.

This is a boy paper/diecut pack by Colorbok. I love the papers. Some have foil, glitter, flocking.
I also got a girl kit similar to this only with a teen/rock star theme. Hot pinks and black. It's pretty cool. Both were $5.00 each.
I'm not normally a fan of Colorbok but I really think the paper in both kits is top notch. I was pretty shocked!

So, head on over to Big Lots!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Another Crop Layout

So this one is pretty basic using the new Sassafras "Apple Jack" line I was sent free. I won it on the Sassafras blog. I cannot tell you how PERFECT this line is for pics of my little boy.
Here is a layout of Caleb one day shy of a year old. I can't believe how BALD he is but so dang cute! :)


Oh! I should probably already wish my Mom and Step Dad a Happy 25th Anniversary! Congrats and Love you both!
Here is a recent picture of them. Most people think my Mom is actually my sister :)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

What Happened To This Girl? (Layout for Crop Chocolate)

So about a week ago I got this great package FREE from Crop Chocolate dot com. How awesome is this stuff?

I know, pretty great, right?
Well the only thing I had to do in return was make a project using what I was sent and take pictures of my project in progress. So that's what I did at my monthly crop today.

This a VERY personal layout to me so I hid the journaling.
But basically the journaling talks about losing weight, being very happy yet still BROKEN enough that the happiness didn't last because of childhood issues, etc.
I won't bore you with the details, alot of you know my story.
Anywho.. I like the layout, the pics don't do it justice, I think it's much prettier IRL. It's simple but that's okay, I didn't want this one to be busy.
Now what I do is email the layout to Crop Chocolate and they will showcase it on their site as sort of an "example" :)

I also did another layout but my camera battery is charging.. I'll get a pic of that one tomorrow.
And I'm going to do another layout or two this week using the above materials again. There is enough for several projects :)

If you have time, go check out
They have one amazing deal each and every day.. that place ROCKS! Check 'em out!
Check back tomorrow for my other layout. TFL!

Monday, March 8, 2010

No scrappy goodness today. Instead, here is a video of my little guy "reading" the nursery rhyme book my dear friend Bonnie sent him recently.

Let me point out that Caleb is believe to be Autistic. Actually, we believe he has Aspergers. We don't have a formal diagnosis yet.. We have to wait til July for that but I am pretty sure.
He has Echolalia. Which basically means he repeats things over and over. Like lines he hears from his favorite cartoon (Caillou) and things that he learns at Preschool (The Pledge of Allegiance, songs, etc).
And he still isn't conversing much. IE, Doug or I can ask him how his day was and he won't respond back. And potty training? OMG, not happening!

BUT, on a positive note, He has a memory like I've never seen before and his preschool teacher says he is the smartest three year old she has ever had in class.
And his social skills are fairly good.. he loves playing with the little girls in his class and he does look people in the eye. It's just the communication issue that is a huge problem.

But I still feel like "why God why" so much of the time. He's our only child and we can't have anymore. So I'm praying (literally) that I am wrong and that this is just a fluke and by the time he's four, he'll be talking up a storm.. know what I mean? But if not, we'll deal. We always do. And we love him no matter what.. he is an AWESOME little boy :)

So when he does things like sit down and "read" a book like here in the video, it makes me cry. Every time I watch it.
So I just thought I would share... :)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Where is Spring?

Hey, I finally scrapped for myself! :)

The above (birdie) paper is from DCWV.
Thanks to my AWESOME friend Tracy Stamps for getting me the Songbird stack that this paper was in. You can ONLY get it at Michaels and since I don't have one close, I gave her money and she got it for me.. and 30% off, too. What a STEAL! This stack ROCKS!! Check it out for yourself!

The scalloped paper is from my local friend Sarah Mullanix. We've been trading scrap stuff lately and since she designs for MOXXIE, she has some really great stuff! :)

cardstock alphas: Basic Grey
Buttons: unknown
Rubber flower: Imaginisce

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

8x8 Sweet Sixteen Album

Here are some of the pages from the Sweet Sixteen album I was asked to make for the niece of my sister-in-law.
The niece turned sixteen this past Sunday and from what I hear, she really loved her album.
I'm so happy I could make something for someone that was actually appreciated and will be treasured for years to come :)

This is an 8x8 album which I'm not used to. It's hard to really fit more than one 4x6 on a page so that was a challenge. Also, my sister-in-law wanted me to use HER papers and wanted each page different. So there wasn't any "matchy-matchy" going on like I'm used to. Normally I'll make the whole album uniform but I wasn't allowed to do that here. I still think it came out okay.

Sorry for the bad pictures.. I was in a major hurry.


Well, I've been trying to upload my Sweet 16 album pics to Blogger for a day now and have had no luck. Not sure what the deal is.. I'll keep trying.

In other news, we have decided to stay put right here in good ole Central Indiana. The Kansas City job was tempting.. we want to be near family but, it's just not the right job for us right now.
So we are moving closer to Indianapolis to Hamilton County.
They have award winning schools and hubby will be closer to his job and territory.
We will have to downsize since we will be renting so hopefully we can find something where I can still have a scrapbook room (fingers crossed).

I'll be back later with those pictures. I have a munchkin to drop off at Preschool.