Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Last Big Surprise of February!

Believe it or not we pulled off another Surprise Baby Shower yesterday! (Yes, if you are counting I had 4 baby showers and a wedding this month. :) We wanted to welcome Cooper Scott too! Val, Noel, Deb, and I all planned a shower with the help of Peter, Amber's Husband.

(Don't you love how my flower matches the shower colors? I bought it from Jamie's etsy!)

Deb had "planned" a boys day out for Ben, her boyfriend, and Peter so when Peter grabbed this pack of beer that really had the Scott's camera and video camera it didn't look strange at all. Really Peter drove Amber straight to us. Val, Deb, and I drove her to the party with a blind fold and a few balloonos. We were lucky because she is used to us kidnapping her so she didn't find this strange. :)

When she got there we gave her an invitation to the party.

Cooper had his own banner.

Party favors.

I also made Amber coordinating thank you notes.

A pair of big and little brother shirts and special onsies just for Cooper.

It was such a fun time! Speaking of babies we got the fun news that Max Crawford was being born during Amber's shower! Lucky we had her shower last weekend. :) And I should also mention that Trystan Thibault was born this week too! Yay babies!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tammy & James' Wedding

Last night was the much awaited wedding of Tammy and James. Both Tammy and James were in our bridal party on Jim's side. :) They didn't really know each other at the time so of course we were so excited when a few years later they fell for each other. (Tammy and James are on the two on the far left.)

The wedding was at the Intercontinental Montelucia Resort in Paradise Valley. It was impressive from get go. Luckily we were with Rob (who happens to be the other guy in our wedding photo:) and he suggested we take a photo just after we walked into the resort.

Everything was beautiful. Lots of little details and an amazing view! Tammy's dress was so beautiful!.

James and Tammy actually didn't realize it but had booked the same minister who married Jim and I. Their were a few times when I felt like I was a guest at my own wedding. It was so col! This is the best shot of the wedding ceremony that I got. :)

While I was impressed by the actual towels to dry your hands in the bathroom and the amazing appetizers during the cocktail hour the thing that really stole the show was the cake!

Yes, this is really the cake! The giant flower petals are made from WHITE CHOCOLATE! When they served the cake they put a piece of one of the petals with it too. So yummy!

I also loved the personalized menu cards with the peacock feather!

And this is the card I made for Tammy & James. The paper I used matched the wedding invitations. :) Jim and I had so much fun!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

More Cards

I love working on these cards because they are small and cute and they don't have a place in the box which is so unlike me. I love that they get all mixed up and out of order!

P.S. Don't you love my new iorning board cover? it makes the cutest background. Much better than my knee. LOL!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


the altered deck! I took this class about a year ago from, you guessed it...Kelly! The idea was to make an altered deck of loose cards similar to journal pages that were all housed in one cute place. As with mnay times that I make a new "journal" I was in the middle of a different one at the time and it had to wait it's turn. I played around with some of the cards this summer but am now fully committed to seeing it through to the end. :) You may remember from an earlier post that I was working on some of the cards at the last Kelly weekend and I even made it a real cover this weekend so It is official and everything!

The Cover

The side view so you can really get the idea. :)

A few cards

Monday, February 22, 2010


Have I mentioned I love surprises? These were the cute little surprises for Sara! In case you didn't know Max is a Rock 'N Roll baby and I knew he needed these!

Now I wouldn't ordinarily make a onsie like this for a baby but if you knew this babies daddy you'd get it for sure!

Max is lucky to have two cool parents! I can't wait to meet Max!

Margriete, nspiegel, and bettie don't forget to leave me your address! :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Congratulations to Margriet, nspiegel, and Bettie who are the lucky winners of the goodies! Girls, please leave me a comment with your real names and addresses by Wednesday so I can mail out the goodies!. I promise not to publish the comment. :)

If your lucky number wasn't picked don't give up quite yet If I have not heard back from the girls by Wednesday I will pick a new winner. :)

Adventuring With JIm

Jim and I decided to adventure to the London Bridge yesterday. The drive to Lake Havasu, AZ, is about 3 1/2 hours from our house but we like adventuring together!

At about lunch time we ran into a casino (This is not shocking if you know Jim). Jim put $20 down on a hand of blackjack, won, and paid for our lunch. Once we got to the London Bridge we walked around the little tourist trap and shared a delicious shaved ice, bought a shot glass, and took a few cheesy pictures. On the way home we stopped to buy some tasty jerky from a guy on the side of the road because no road trip is complete with out doing so. We had lots of fun and the day seemed like two in a good way!

If you are looking to sign up for the give away look at the next post! You have until 8 PM my time. :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

I Have A Little Problem...

but you can help! LOL!

Last weekend Buffy and I were working on invitations to Baby Q's first birthday. At some point in the process of going to my studio to retrieve exactly the thing we needed for the next step in the process Buffy turned and looked at me and said, serriously how much do you think all of your art supplies are worth? This was not a question I even wanted to think about answering!

Pair this with me sorting through all of my supplies because I am finally putting away my supplies from Kelly weekend and you have the I Have A Problem Giveaway! I'll admit it, my personal stash of art journaling supplies is getting ridiculous so here's the deal. :) I will send a 10 x 13 envelope of art journaling supplies to three lucky people who agree not to send me anything in return! :) If you are interested in focal images, random pieces of scrapbook paper, and random doo dads leave a comment promising with your right hand raised not to send me anything to add to my studio. (It's not that I don't want to add to my collection :) It's just that this particular post is about trying to clean out a bit!) If more than three people comment I will have a random number generator, aka Jim, select the lucky winners! I want to mail these packs out on Monday as I am sure it will make me feel just a little better about my problem if I share my stash!

Yay! I can't wait to see who gets/wants the goods!

The End

So, here is the end of the ledger journal.

Now the pressure is on to get crackin' on the journaling for my altered deck! LOL!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

More Surprised Revealed!

I warned you this month would have lots of revealed surprises. :) Yesterday was Sarah's school baby shower. When I fond out her little guy, Max, was going to have a rock N' roll nursery I volunteered to help with the shower decorations. I knew she NEEDED these table centerpieces.

A banner with Max's name.

And a rockstar baby banner too! (I won't tell you how irritated I was when I discovered that one of my kids had torn the cutest star off of the end of this banner some time during the day!)

This was the card for Sara.

And her school gift was thanks you notes to match the shower!

The shower was super cute and fun too! I can't wait to give her, her gift on Sunday at her personal shower either!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Little Reorganization

I've been working on a little reorganization in my studio most of which you would never be able to tell I did. I have been cleaning out folders of supplies and trying to pass on what I don't think I'll use. If you have ever done this you know how painful it can be. For me it is mostly disappointment that I have not used so many supplies before they loose their cool factor. Passing them on to my oldest niece is making it a little easier. She loves stickers and will not care if they are random alphabet stickers. :)

One part you can see (but probably would never notice :) is my tape stash! I reorganized my pants holders so that one holds all of the opaque tapes and one holds all of the transparent tapes.

I love this but even more I love my new masking tape stash! I had serious tape envy over Kelly's masking tape box at class about a week ago so I had to make my own box! I had this ruler pencil box and it fit my tape perfectly! (FYI... Kelly's box is larger than mine so if this looks unreal to you just think it could get bigger!)

Here are a few journal pages too!