Monday, October 4, 2010

My 40th Birthday party!

Started celebrating early for my Nov 28th milestone but why not?? It's a biggie and i am looking forward to it! Got my crop buddies together at our LSS for an all day crop what's better? How great is this cake? Edible chocolate pictures too!! These are my peeps!

My bestie Jen who helped throw a great party and she got me....
This amazing mini polaroid OMG awesome you must check it out!!! and I love the angel from my friend Kim another thing to check out by Kelly Rae Roberts.

Love this scarf and bracelet!!


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Where I am today...I made a play on words to Gwen Stefani's ain't no hollaback girl..I am a*folla back* girl!

unfortunately when I linked up I used quotation marks and linkys no likey them!!! But oh well ..have a great day I have things to do to get ready for my 40th scrapbook birthday party this Saturday (how great is that??)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Art journal Monday!!!

Kinda luv the way this is coming out, but I am not done yet have some more to fill in me thinks! Had no clue coming into today what I would do but this is what unfolded..
The enjoy the journey was done with beeswax. The create letters were dipped into beeswax to give them texture. They were just on paper printed out from a digi download.

this is on the other side of the inserted tag in the middle, luv the reveal!
I still have to figure out what goes here suggestions??
Love the mess I am surrounded by!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Feeling happy :)

Did you ever just have one of those days that you just feel happy and fortunate for the things that are happening in your life and realize that you really do have great friends and family in your life. I am happy to be taking in that moment to just really appreciate them. Planning my 40th party and having things go so smoothly and getting excited about a surprise cake that has me grinning ear to ear today is just making feel fortunate today. Seeing good friends last night and just laughing with them is really priceless. I hope some of my friends read this and know that they are one of the special people I am talking about. So looking forward to next Sat and looking forward to my forties!! (not till Nov.) but the early party is getting the festivities started!!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Glass etching luv!!!

Who knew that this would be so much fun! And easy! My 40th birthday is approaching and i am having an all day scrapbooking party with some of my besties :) I wanted to give them a great favor that had to do with creating so me & my Jenny got together for the day and did these.

The smaller words were harder to do so we mostly stuck with the bigger letters but thanks to jenn's patience we have 3 of these! I need to find some more letters pronto!
I can't wait to make these for all my sons teachers, aides etc. Just think plates, dishes, mugs woo hoo!!!!
Got Scrap????
I just loves the designs they came out great i need to get a photo of a butterfly they were just delicious. Walk, RUN,
DRIVE to your craft store and get some glass etching cream it takes literally 30 seconds to work!!!
I am thinking this could make a great 1st giveaway! Now i just have to go ask my expert blogger friend Christine how to do can find her at..
she helped through my startup and is really a crafty person!! We are HS friends who found each other on FB :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Art journal Monday!!!

This really came out better than i expected! (Don't u just love when that happens??) I just loved this quote that one of my friends had posted on facebook and i knew i would use so i saved it in my idea book. I used my watercolor crayons since duh the quote is about crayons and i wanted to use them since DD used her new ones i wanted to make sure i didn't need to purchase those! LOL
They did the job just fine they are from stampin up!

These two sets I knew I would love and they so came in handy when the fountain
pen didn't give me the effect I wanted. I like my journaling handwriting but this is different I usually don't use my writing when doing a whole quote but I am stepping out of my "crayon box"!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Personalized Thank you notes

I just love this's not reinventing the wheel or anything but its just a way to really appreciate the people who come to my kids party and give such great gifts. 2 people already thanked me personally for their picture so that made it all worthwhile :). I try to remember to get  pic of every kid but if not i get a group shot and send that.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Thanks new followers!!!!

I have been away from any internet for 8 days...and survived LOL! I am waiting for our new flight right now..we let ourselves get bumped and got a first class flight home from Orlando and $400 per person airline voucher!! woo hoo I will be back in action and following back and creating in no time !!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Denim Flower...Learn from practice.

So a few things went wrong with my first attempt at a fabric flower. First was, I thought I cut a 2" circle ( I know 4" looks nothing like 2 but..) so it was a bit big but thats okay. I also did not use quick dry glue as Donna Downey uses in her tutorial so it wanted to unspun (new word) itself. Hot glue did the trick.
I do like the seed bead center (I have a lot of these!)
Helmar glue has already been shipped to my house
thank god so when i return from vaca I can make more.  I also realized its twisted to much not a nice overlay as the Donna Downey shows, but with practice i will get there! I will do a muslin one next.  I'm learning...   (the tutorial link)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A revisit back in time...

My Circle Journal ~2005
As I look back this doesn't look so bad for 2005! I was only 34 imagine that i will 40 in November. I don't look at this enough, we moved some furniture around and emptied out tv cabinet it was in. This is when circle journals were all the rage!
This was probably my favorite thing I did I thought I was so cool LOL
I so would have done a better profile shot...the best i had was in my P.J's really?? LOL

Just realized the D was missing, probably around its travels of the U.S.
It could be fun to do another one...someday maybe I will just pick up a swap first!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Happy birthday to my Tyler!!!

I love you buddy what a great day we all had! We are so fortunate for the friends and family that we have...never take it for granted it is the best of all presents you will receive.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tyler's Bday tomorrow

My middle guy turns 9 this week! So fun party time to create but fun day anyway. As soon as they go back to school i will be in true full effect! Thanks to all my new followers i promise to not disappoint!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I leave you with a recyclable tip for the day...

To the average eye mom's eye and my kids who love them eye these look like empty lunchable trays...
but it an effort to get greener (I admit to barely being a light shade of green) you can reuse them ..
as paint trays!!! Paint trays tend to get messy if you don't clean them quick enough so what a great idea right?? My kids have been definitely donating to the paint tray collection lately.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Enjoy my playlist!

Turn up your volume I started a playlist that will start when you open the can change the song at the bottom of my page.

Scrap layouts ~ seeing changes...

I find myself enjoying doing the single picture layouts that i never thought i would do since i have 3 boys (2 featured here). I enjoy not having to do a "theme" i like using just stuff from wherever. I love bringing in any light colors something again i would have never done last year but i am noticing i do alot lately. I was even told at a crop i inspired someone not to be afraid of the "girl color palette" with boys. i just know what i like and other than me i don't scrap girls so sorry boys get in touch with your feminine side!! LOL

Friday, August 20, 2010

Recent stuff

With all the craziness the weeks before summer ends I don't have the time I need (want) to create so this was something I made as school was ending that i really liked. Love playing with that rustic wire it's actually pretty easy with pliers.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Love the stillness of just watching a child fish with nothing else around and no internet or t.v. to disturb it all :)

Almost home :)

Have a had a great long weekend still enjoying some last minute fun. Massachusetts on the lake was such a great experience! Watching my kids just enjoy nature was priceless! I even managed to get done some digi layouts for my family album I am making so that was great!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Bye bye blog...

but no fear just for a couple days :) We will be away and probably not even have access for a few days to a computer (imagine that!) My 8 followers will be so sad w/o me. Create something while I am gone . xoxo Heather

My first Art journal entry!

Very happy with the final results of my first entry into my art journal. So happy i finally got it started! I have owned it for a few months now but was intimidated by it for some reason because i wanted it "just right". I finally realized there is never going to be a perfect time i am the person i am right now and that needs to be embraced/
The "artist" letters are none other than my guy Tim Holtz grunge board letters painted scruffed up and then a little pink copic marker to give them more texture and color.
The "within" was done with polymer clay and embossing letters and then i baked it for about 20 minutes and glazed it. Fun to finally use that had it forever!!
Must i really make this much mess when i wonder my space never stays clean! When i finish at 12:30 am i am too tired to clean.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Dick Blick...that name makes me chuckle

Okay great experience today at DB!! I even got 20 min before they opened, they told me 9am on the phone, so they let me shop anyway and i had like 8 associates helping me! Great staff there. I wandered the aisles as i helped my friend Sue in Fla. no less, in a diff store (Hobby lobby) with her almost exact same list crazy stuff we were on the DD (Donna Downey) hunt. LOVE my paints so want to play :( but the bane of my existence lies in those nib pens. DD does it with ease as she journals I guess i have alot of practicing to do and some you tubing instructions. Nonetheless it was a great day there can't wait to go back!!! Mind you they have kind of unofficially changed their name to Blick Arts..because you know why!! But its still Dick Blick to me!