Sunday, March 29, 2009

Easter egg hunt...

Yesterday was the annual Easter egg hunt at the Portage Celery Flats. I am so glad the weather was cooperative so we could enjoy the activities this year...last year we had too much snow! Natalie was very excited to go and had her place scoped out so she could grab some sour candy she saw. She grabbed that first and anything after that was just a bonus!
The sour candy she REALLY wanted!
Here she is with her loot...already with some candy in her mouth.
Her candy "bling"
While we were emptying the eggs we met this GIANT Great Dane. Now, I understand that Great Dane's are huge...but this one seemed particularly big. Natalie got her picture taken with him, too. He was such a gentle giant...the owner said this is about as active as he gets. LOL
After the hunt I was ready for some lunch...Natalie voted for Sonic so I checked to see how busy it was...perfect timing! It wasn't busy at all (until we left)
Natalie wanted her picture taken of the pickle the slipped off the burger but not into her mouth

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday Scrapbooking

It sure feels like Spring around here! Saturday was my monthly crop and I felt like I accomplished a lot and LIKED what I created. I feel like I've been in a slump with my projects lately.
So, I participated in Treasured Scrapbooking's Women in History crop this weekend.
This was the very first layout I completed at the crop this weekend. The layout is based from a sketch by Inspired Blueprints
This layout was for the Amelia Earhart challenge and I also used a sketch from The Scrappiest blog
Finally, this layout was based on Helen Keller. The challenge was to create a "blind" layout. We had to follow the directions without seeing an example. One of the neatest challenges I have ever done!

This week's POW is up at Coordinates Collections...Jillibean Soup's Minestrone Collection

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Shaker Box

I forgot to mention that I tried out for The Shaker Box's DT coordinator positon and got it! I'll be designing and coordinating with the June, July and August kits. I am really excited and can already tell you that there is some amazing stuff in the June kit! Check out the site...lots of friendly ladies and inspiration.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Scrappy stuff Sunday

Well, every Sunday I should start posting my scrap related, here goes.
Today is Creative Scrappers Sketch#43 reveal. You can see the sketch and what everyone did on the blog
This is my layout

I wanted this layout to have red, black, green and purple, like the joker. The picture is of Natalie after she licked the red velvet cake batter from the bowl. I thought it was so funny how she looked the like the I grabbed my camera and snapped some photos.
These are the latest layouts and door hanging I created using the Mon Ame Memories March Kit. Lots of Basic grey Marrakech

Every Sunday I feature a Product of the Week at Coordinates Collections. This week was SEI's Bridgeport Collection. You can check it out in the forum here

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Bath and Body made me so happy today....

I went to get my haircut today and had a few extra minutes before Yun was ready. I walked over to Bath and Body only to fall in love with their new scent..Nectarine Mint! So fresh and yummy! Photobucket
I did get some soaps. While I was checking out I saw they had some umbrellas on sale for 1/2 off. The umbrella just seemed perfect for me when I saw it was orange, I love orange. When I looked at it more I discovered that the underside of the umbrella looks like blue sky with white clouds! I've wanted an umbrella like that for quite a while.
This is what the umbrella looks's called optimism.Photobucket

Monday, March 2, 2009

Spring Training and a sketch LO

Today is the opening day for Simply Obsessed's Spring Training Crop! There will be challenges every Mon, Wed and Fri....more details in the forum. Come join! It will be loads of fun and there are PRIZES!!

Yesterday was sketch 41 reveal at Creative Scrappers. You can also see what the GDT member and the DT members did with teh sketch on the blog.

Here is my layout. I rotated the sketch and added a couple more circles throughout the layout for balance.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Disney on Ice!

On Saturday, Natalie and I went with a friend of mine and her 3 daughters to see Disney on Ice. It was truly an awesome show! Natalie loved every single second of it. Natalie couldn't wait to see the Princesses. I LOVED the "It's a Small World" show. It followed with an amazing light parade! I will post pics, but they look SO much better in real life.
This was the beginning of the show.

Finding Nemo
The Princesses
The next four are "It's a Small World"
This is a picture of the light parade.
Natalie and her Minnie Mouse ears
All of the characters came out for one final wave at the end of the show and skated around the ice arena.
The finale