Mar 25, 2012

Baby Sitting, Scrapbooking, and Glamour Shots

This Saturday morning I got to spend time with my 2 favorite babies in the world. Scarlett and Zachary are my niece and nephew. You have to see them together to enjoy it. I've always wanted twins and well this is as good as it got. I love them to pieces!!! That girl would not stop giving him kisses. I hope to babysit them again. 

I love my friend Rachelle. She has totally brought me out of my scrapbooking slump. Saturday night she came over and we decorated cookie sheets. We made them in simple magnet boards. I told her go buy a cookie sheet and I have the rest of the supplies. She laughed. I haven't take a picture of hers but here is mine. 
We also altered some dominoes to make them into magnets. Rachelle was having so much stamping and painting. I've said it before, but it really is fun showing a newbie crafter the art. If you look closely at my cookie sheet on the top right hand corner you can see one of my dominoes. 

While she was still working on her cookie sheet I started cleaning up and found these Girl/Boy card stock pieces while cleaning up. So I decided to take out a few new sheets of scrapbooking paper and whalla....this was created. I kind of really like it. It only took me a total of 15 minutes to create. 

Then today it was Glamour Shots Day. I must admit I was pretty excited about it. I went in and told the make up artist, I am your blank canvas just make me pretty. She smiled and said you know I really love the 50's pin up look. I said yeah go for it. Lets do it. Then when I went to the photographer and told him I am open to any ideas. He pulled out a THONG!! Yes a THONG. I started laughing! OK totally a great ice breaker.  hahaha he said he loved taking my photos because I let him be creative. What a great compliment, right! Honestly I would totally do it again. I think it would be a great Girls Day Night Party. I don't know if they exist, but imagine a day with your girlfriends - getting pretty and taking pictures. RIGHT! Fun.  

Mar 9, 2012

Smash Journal - The Cover

I thought about it for a few days, what did I want to do with the cover. I didn't want to glue anything on the front with fear that it would tear off. I carry my journal in my purse. 

So I decided to pull out my old Making Memories Foam Stamps, some acrylic paints and my good old water colors. 

I stamped and stamped and then realized I have used these stamps in forever. 

Stamping done. Now to bring out the water colors. 
I like the cover it has that 'Bucket' touch. 

So no what? This is the part I don't like. So I've created my calendar pages. I've decorated my cover. So now I just have to wait to life events to put in my journal? I guess so right since I am using it as a calendar. Hum....then I guess I'm done.

Mar 5, 2012

Smash Journal

I can't remember when I bought it. But I've had it for a while. Sometimes I just need a little inspiration, just a little push to get my creative juices going.  My friend Rachelle asked me to help her create a yearly journal type of thing. I sat at my desk and just started thinking and thinking and finally came up with the idea of using the smash journal as a monthly planner. I'm sure others have used this idea, but THIS ONE HERE is my idea. haha.. Reminds me of the Goonies when I say that. 

So here are my starting pages of my journal. Since I started in March there are no Jan or Feb tags. 

1. The inside cover pages. 

March Calendar page. 


The tabs. Just cute little tags that I stamped with my old Making Memories Magnetic Stamp Set. I have to admit this, by far, has been one of my favorite scrapbooking purchases ever.  

This little trick I threw together on the fly. 
The holders are id card holders. I can't even remember why I bought them, but glad I had them. All I did was cut off the top tab area and hot glue it down. Whalla... pen and stuff holder. 
I'm all about DIY journals, and totally loving this one. I'm on a mission to use my blog more often and will post pictures of my journal as I go along. It makes me all giddy inside to make cute stuff again. 

Click here to see more pictures of my Smash Journal. 

Where have I been?

I haven't blogged in forever. I guess I've been a little busy. If you don't know guess what..Mark and I got married. We went to Las Vegas with our closest friends and family. 11.11.11. <- that is the date Mark picked, lets hope he won't forget our anniversary. We had the best time ever, all thanks to my friend Letty who helped organize everything. Really couldn't have done it without her. 

Been spending a lot of time with this little cutie pie. 

This is Scarlett. She is as adorable as they come. Mark and I are always fighting for her. I can't wait for her to start walking and talking because we are going to be besties. I just know it. 

And then there is this adorable little hunk of a baby boy. His name is Zachery and he is the cutest little boy EVER!! When I say "My nephew is cuter then yours" I really mean it. When he sees me he gets all excited! 

He just started walking! His birthday is in a couple of weeks and I totally predict he will be running on that day. He is so smart and just so loving. Well he doesn't give hugs and kisses, but his smile...oh that smile kills me. 

See I told you! That smile gets you every time. 

Where are my babies. 
Well here is an update. This one here has a girlfriend. (Picture stolen off Facebook). She is adorable. I've only met her once, but the fact that she reminds him to call his mother..well that really makes me like her. 

And look at Mr. Smiles with his 2 little sisters. This past weekend I had a few people, that recently met Josh, tell me that he has the most amazing personality. He was such a great help and I should really be proud. Tears came to my eyes. We had a conservation recently where he told me "Mom, i have to tell you, I really like school and I love working." I cried. He looked at me and asked are you crying? Me NO!! I just got something in my eyes and laughed. I love him with all my heart. 

Here is a more recent picture of Mark and I taken on Valentine's day. We celebrated 15 years of being together and 3 months of being married. :) Yes I know it's about time, but the wait was worth it. 

We went to Coupa Cafe in Beverly Hills. The the food plus our company made it an amazing night. To top off our night I got a red light ticket. Oh yeah, thanks Beverly Hills. I love you, but not that much. Thanks for the gift. Now does anyone know how I can fight it? 

And that is the recap of my life. Not much going on, but in my case that is a wonderful thing. 

Oh but one more picture, because it's the best of all. 
Yeah that is me in a pink sparkly skirt with the cutest pink striped stocks. I had the best weekend with these two wonderful ladies. More fun times are ahead!! 

OK really now..that is all I have to say.