Sunday, May 24

A bit of Cricut work this weekend...

I have not scrapped in FOREVER!! Not for personal use or for classes, I have just been to busy and not in the mood when I have a moment. So this weekend, stuck at home I decided to make a couple of layouts, it took me forever! I stepped out of my "box" a bit. I am usually a one page scrapper, one page, one photo is my usual. However, this weekend I did 2 two page layouts, WOW! Not only that but I dusted off my Cricut and used it alot! I very very rarely use diecuts in my work, but I made a bunch, boy are they time consuming. Cutting different papers, piecing them together, now I know why I never do this. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. For a larger picture just click on each picture and a new window will appear. Layout one: can be used for ice cream, cold treat pictures. Proably will use the ones I just shot at Disneyland. Layout two: great outdoor eats page, now how many of us will attend at least one BBQ this summer?

Friday, May 15

Bye, Bye, Little Boy Room

When we moved into this house 5 years ago Carson was only 18 months old. I decorated his room in a constuction type themed room, complete with a work site mural on his wall, painted street signs on the wall, and caution tape as a border...yes, I did all of this myself. Well, my child (who is now screaming at his siter right now as I type) is going on 7 years old and I believe it is time to upgrade the room theme to something a little more "big boy". So, that was this weekends project, fun, fun, and the new theme will be Vintage Baseball. I would like to do wanes coating but to much work, and to much money. New paint and plenty of new fabrics to work with. I found a denim comforter cover at The Company Store Online (love the products, very high quality)the twin size was $65 however the same exact king size was on clearance for $22, ugh that was a no brainer! I bought the king, cut it down to a twin and still have fabric left over for a pillow sham and curtains. Also at the Company Store I found these great sheets in a print called Vintage Rugby Stripe. On backorder for months due to high demand I finally got them and ordered an extra pillowcase to make a throw pillow, I think is the plan at the moment. The sheets are also the inspiration for the walls, I have bought all the paint to replicate the stripes...lets see how that goes! (it went pretty well except for the paint bleeding through the tape!) Still waiting on some fabric I bought on Ebay, a vintage inspired baseball pattern which may also be for the curtains. (got it yesterday and made the curtains and cornice last night), yes I typed this draft up a few days ago LOL! As for the walls so far...I have spent a small fortune on vintage baseball pennants. These are the small ones, (very small) but are from 1962-65 and they were still in the box, unopened! I got both leagues and have a total of 72 of these I plan on using as a border on one of the walls, maybe 2 rows...will see when we get to that step. Still on the hunt for a baseball bat display case, Matt had a bat made for him when he was really little and also a baseball display case as we have many signed balls from attending spring training years ago...but need a case that locks as Carson would have them out in the front yard in no time! Still on the hunt for a few more things, all in good time. Maybe a few vintage ads, patches, ballpark pictures etc...they are all over ebay, just have not found what strikes me. Well...we ended up buying him a new bed off of craigs list, a great deal! I went shopping today and found a throw rug that matches the walls to a tee, I cannot believe how well it matched. I am still needing a few more wall items but I love how it is turning out. Before pictures: After pictures:

Monday, May 4

Greetings from Disneyland

We are currently spending the week down in Southern California for a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth. I found a few free moments to update while I am waiting for takeout Chinese in our hotel room LOL! My feet are killing me...my hip hurts, and I super super sunburn but...we are having a great time! The kids rode Space Mountain for the first time today (yea, they were both tall enough!). Our four year old Ella had to ride it again, she liked it so much, no fear that kid! Weather is beautiful and hot, and I am finding a TON of opportunities to take photos. I am finally after 2 years playing with some of the features on my camera so hopefully they turn out ok. I have a Canon Digital Rebel Xti and it never comes off the auto feature (bad I know!)so I have been playing a bit. If anyone has any tips, please send them my way I have no idea how this darn camera works! We got in a little bit ago after watching the parade, the kids had a blast. The dancers pulled both kids off the street and they got to dance in the middle with the dancers and with the character Stitch, so that was the highlight to there day! Ok, off to eat soon I hope and then hit the bed (we are getting a little spoiled this week as Matt and I are sleeping in a king size bed), funny how little things like that as my friend April would say give us butterflies! Here are a few random photos I uploaded this afternoon when we came back for a little nap. Ella getting her princess makeover at the new Bippiti Boppiti Boutique at Disneys Fantasyland. After the makeover. She has on lip gloss so is afraid to smile correctly for fear of messing her makeup, she is such a girl! Carson, my handsome boy loves his ears! He wears them all day, everyday. He did this last year and the year before too, so funny, and yes he does sleep with them on too at times. He loves his sissy, and she loves him too. Well you know, if they are not loving each other they are killing each other as all siblings do.