Friday, February 20, 2009

Two years ago today...

From this... 



to this...

in what feels like 2 minutes but is exactly 2 years. 

Happy Birthday Little Man. I have forgiven you for that crazy day 2 years ago when you decided you needed to be born INSTANTLY and early. You're so dang cute, how could I not?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Little red, pink, lavender and white play doh cans for Little Miss's Valentines Day cards= $6.00
Valentine's long sleeve T-shirt from Target=$6.00
happy faces...
and a hug between Little Miss and Little Man = PRICELESS. 

Friday, February 13, 2009

Fancy Pants card

Fancy Pants is having a Valentine's Day card contest so I whipped up this card during nap time today and wanted to share.

The papers, ribbons and felt are all Fancy Pants Designs. The little letter stickers are Making Memories, the buttons are Autumn Leaves and the faux rub on stitching is Doodlebug Designs. 
And here is a close up of the ribbon heart. (Just a couple of loops of ribbon stapled.)

Thanks for Looking!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Pencil Lines Sketch

I am a little late posting this, but I did create a layout for last week's Pencil Lines Sketch. The sketch is here:


And my layout is here:


Everything in this layout is Basic Grey EXCEPT the silver chipboard frame which is American Crafts and the pink "M" which is Heidi Swapp.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Barnes and Noble Storytime


If you are a stay at home parent to a young one or ones you know we are always searching for fun (and FREE) things to do. Well, we have recently discovered story time at Barnes and Noble. If you search on their site for your location, I am sure one nearby offers this event. Basically, they read a book and then do a small arts and crafts project. And it is all free. Today they even passed out a sample of sugar cookie and smoothie from the store's Starbucks. 

We had a nice time even tough Little Man refused to sit with the other kids and kind of freaked out while doing his project if another kid even came by. I guess he is still a little young for the whole thing, but Little Miss was very into it. When the storyteller asked about the kids' routines in getting ready for school she loudly proclaimed that she doesn't have an alarm clock. Everyone looked our way so I explained, "We don't need one because you get both of us up everyday at 7am sharp." At which point there was a lot of nodding and smiling as we all concurred that kids are the best alarm clocks ever invented.



Of course, their favorite part of the event was getting full sized smoothies and a new book. So I guess it wasn't free after all, but it was certainly fun.





Creative Play

The coolest thing about letting the kids do their own thing during playtime is to see the results of how creatively they play with their toys. The pretend food doesnt stay in the kitchen, the blocks arent just used to construct buildings and the dolls aren't always placed around a table. Today after my shower I found these:




The bins are from Little Man's shelving unit. I am not sure what the dolls were doing on them. Sleeping?

Then I saw this...



Notice the bite marks? Yes, that is what happens when our little guy gets angry. Ummm, yes there are a lot of bite marks.

And just so you don't think my kids are organizational freaks, I also found this...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Pagemaps February Contest

I kind of stumbled onto this cool blog called Pagemaps that hosts contests where you create a LO based on the sketch they provide. Lots of fun! Here is the awesome sketch for this month's contest.

And here is my first take on a Pagemaps sketch:

This was a fun and easy way to get a layout done and I will definitely be participating in future Pagemaps contests! 
(Supplies used: cardstock: Bazzill Basics, patterned paper and staples:Making Memories, ribbon, vinyl letters and pen: American Crafts, flowers: imaginesce, flower centers: Cosmo Cricket, rub on stitches: DCWV, journaling tag: Maya Road)

Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Webster's Pages

Check out this gorgeous new collection...