Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Photography





As well as doing hands on craftiness, I love to get great shots of people and nature. Here is a few shots of Gilreath Mill in Greer SC. Brett and I were riding around and found this awesome place right on the road. I dont know much of the story behind it, but the pictures turned out great.
Also inside, it is still full of stuff! I have no idea how long the stuff has been there. I cant imagine anyone being able to walk in there, the floors look like they would fall right through. But I would love to get in there and look around at all that old stuff.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Miles 1st Birthday!!

I cant believe a year has went by since I gave birth to my sweet baby Miles. We tried to give him the best birthday party ever! I know he wont remember, but he will always have pictures to look back on. And each year will only get better!!

So almost everything from his party was handmade......I find so much joy in doing this and plus I save the muhlaa!

Here is his cake. Simple small cake iced. I found some Wiltons candy decorations at Mighty dollar. So I used all the party hats out of it to go around the outside. The one on top was made by using my cricut.


I also made his cupcakes. These were very simple. I used my cricut to cut out each party hat, and then cut out a "m" to put on them for Miles. I got one of those cupcake stands, which I think made it look much nicer!

Making his party decorations were fun too!! Again I put that cricut to work!
I made a banner and with the left overs I made a poster. On the banner, I cut out scalloped circles using my nestiabilites and cuddle bug. I put a picture of him on each one from through out the year.



Miles loves his cake and all his presents, and thank you to all the wonderful family and friends that came to celebrate with him!


Thursday, 28 October 2010

Treat Bags

These are special little treat bags I made for my 4 step children. They are crafty themselves and really appreciate any crafty thing they receive. So here are so some simple treat bags.
I found some orange bags a couple of years ago and K&Company put out these die cuts a few years ago. I think they still make them. Just glued to the front. Used some stamps and made some labels to jazz it up.
For the first time I attempted to make these chocolate suckers. It is a lot easier than it looks. I though they turned out pretty cute!
Happy Halloween everyone!




Happy Halloween!



I love this time of year. The leaves, the crisp air and Halloween!
This year Miles is going to be a giraffe. And boy oh boy is he cute!
I also love craving pumpkins at Dan and Angies house each year. Although Brett did most of the work.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

And you thought they were only cards.......






I have almost made it through all my baby shower cards. This was so fun to cut them up and put them together again!!

Monday, 4 October 2010

Baby Shower Cards


I love sending and receiving any type of card. So lately I found a folder of all the beautiful baby shower cards we got at our baby showers. What a better way to keep them than to put them in my scrapbook!
My friend Angie made me a sweet and oh so cute card, which is across the top. I matted it on the envelope she gave me, which matched prefect!
The messages are from the insides of cards. The bear and "baby" are from the covers of other cards.
Cant wait to get started on more, this was so fun!

Monday, 27 September 2010



Last week my family went to downtown Greenville and took some pictures. Miles is 11 mths now and I wanted to get some good pictures of him at the park. He is such a little wiggler. But we didn manage to get a few good shots. I cant wait to scrapbook them!

Monday, 20 September 2010

Paper Bag Album

So this is my 2nd paper bag album. I am still working on the 1st one. I made this for my mom for her 1st grandparents day. Its all in neutral colors because I had a neutral baby pack of paper. I learned that is the key to making one of these. If all the paper coordinates, it will flow and look a lot better than trying to match up scraps ( which you can still do) .

These are just normal size lunch bags, but I followed directions from watching youtube videos, I watch several so I wont call out just one. But one thing I did learn was to cut the bag to make it 4x6. It is naturally 4 inches but I cut down on the open part of the bag to make it 6. I think it will come about 7 inches. This helps in saving paper, since the paper I was using was 12x12. This left me with some scrap pieces that are perfect sizes to go back and make the pockets and folders.

I didnt make a video ( I dont have the set up or quiet time). So I just made a slide show, but you can get the idea. I dont think I got the front inside cover. Maybe once my mom goes back and puts pictures inside I will make another slide show so you can how it turns out!


Saturday, 11 September 2010

Baby Dinosaur

Miles is about 10 1/2 months here. He has really got the walking thing down! He is all over the place, no stopping him now. We call him the baby dinosaur, he looks like a T Rex with those arms and that growl........SO SILLY!!

video

Friday, 10 September 2010

Mommy and Me


Another one of my favorites! This was made using Bo Bunny paper, love their paper lines. Some neat looking ribbon/fiber stuff....just did a little pleating to make it look a little more girlie. The flowers are prima flowers, I think I mixed and match different sets. The Cherish is a rub on. thanks Angie! I needed a little sentiment and she had the perfect thing! And yes Miles is a boy through and through, so all the pink and ruffles are for me since I cant girlie up any of his pages :)

Sweet baby Miles


This turned out to be one of the most simple Layouts, but one of my most favorites. I kept it clean and easy. Miles is about 1 month old here and was starting to lift his head a little more. I think I got an amazing shot of him.

Welcome Great Pumpkin ATC


Fall is coming! My favorite time of year. I love the weather changing and it is time for all 3 of our birthdays! Brett in September, Miles in October and then mine in November. Let the fun begin! So to celebrate my favorite time of year I signed up for a swap on fiskateers.com to do a Halloween ATC. What better than The Great Pumpkin!!!

So this ATC involved a purple background ( Bazzil ) which I sprayed with this really cool stuff called Smooch Spray! You can find it here https://www.trendyrightnow.com/shopping/default.asp?GID=45 . I won it on a challenge from Fanceypapercrafters.ning.com. I printed my Peanuts characters from google, and cut them out. The best part was the moon! I love how it turned out. First I glued down some tissue paper on top of the yellow cardstock. Then I sprayed more of the Smooch spray (silver foil) all over it…next I took my circle punch and punched them out!

So welcome great pumpkin, I look forward to carving you next month!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010


My scrapbook shelf.....LOVE IT. My sweet husband made this for me alot cheaper than we could buy it. I love the peg board. Its not organized but couldnt wait to share!

Altered Letters


I love love love altering things. It is so easy and quick and can look like you spent all day on it. Here are the letters I plan on hanging in my sons room. I tried to do something that I could change the theme with. So this was very simple, wooden letters from Hobby Lobby, half off! Which made them only 1.50 a piece. Paper on sale, it took 3 sheets of 12x12. I just used a glue stick and covered the front of the letters and then used my fiskars handy knife to trim around the letters. I can get so close with it that I do not need to do any sanding or trimming. I just glued on some buttons and twine to add to it, but it really looked good enough without it. Ill be sure to post pictures once we get them hung up too.
Well friends it has been a WHILE since I have posted anything!! Ill try to do better.
So Miles is here and is 5 months old, I cant believe it! I have done a few things while I have been away that I would love to share with you all. Ill be posting soon!!