Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Did you all see April's digi kit?

If not you are missing out! It's called Lil Pumpkin and you can download it for free here: This kit is way cute, and even got me to dust off my very rusty digi skills:

I'm much more of a paper and glue kind of girl, but now and then I get the urge to play with pixels. Yesterday was one of those days. I just happened to be blog surfing and came across April's kit and this free template from just a few days after taking these photos of Blake in the pumpkin patch at the Oil Ranch. Fate I tell ya. :)

This site also had a good tutorial on how to use these templates if you are a photoshop (or in my case Gimp) novice. Lots of other great stuff to check out there too! Anyhow, thanks for sharing your awesome design skills April! I love the kit!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

We are getting excited for Halloween around here...

...and I think I'm going to have the cutest monkey on the block:
Photobucket We did a test run of Spencer's costume the other day--I just needed to make sure would fit. I actually bought it online for Blake 2 years ago, but it arrived too late to use. I've been saving it for Spencer as I knew he would likely be just as much of a monkey at age 2 as Blake was. Well, the good news is that it fits perfect, and Spencer didn't hate it. He didn't love it either, but I'll take it. That's quite an improvement from his reaction to last years dragon costume. :) Ty and Blake are all set to be a Clone Trooper and Darth Vader, but they don't get to do test runs :) Anyways, I hope everyone has a great Halloween!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Just a little bit of new stuff....

I don't have a lot of time today--haha, when do I ever? :) -- but I did want to post some recent bridals. I love doing bridals! I've been lucky to have such beautiful brides and it is always exciting to talk to them about their plans for the big day. Everyone of them just glows with happiness and this sweet young lady was no different! I adored her dress! I've wanted to do a bride with a really full skirt for awhile now, and we did have some fun with it! We went out to the Mercer Botanic Gardens on a Tuesday afternoon, and it was the perfect location!
Also here are my layouts (and a card) I did for this month. Just click for a closer look:

Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A few quick projects to share

How about something seasonal for a change? Here is a little Halloween card I made last week:
And something from completly the wrong season. lol (Hey, what can I say? Thats the way it works with the magazines). Melissa Frances Supplies on this:
And something I made for my living room. More Melissa Frances here: And the rest of these are my KMA layouts from August and September, click to read the journaling:
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Turning 5

I know it has been forever since I last blogged. Sorry about that. There isn't a really good reason for it--I have no intention of just letting my blog go--but life got super busy once school started and something had to get set the back burner for awhile. This will be the first of many short catch up posts. At least that is my intent at the moment! LOL--but if life gets ultra busy again you will know it by my lack of posting :) Anyhow, I wanted to put out a few photos from Blake's 5th birthday. As I am sure you can tell it was a pirate themed party! Blake was super excited to do "good pirate stuff" for his birthday so Marc and I had a good time thinking up "good pirate stuff" to do. First off we dressed our boys and guests up in some fun pirate gear. (Thank goodness for Blake's birthday being around Halloween. The dollar store had these hat/sword, eye patch combo sets).

They read pirate stories, learned pirate songs, went on a treasure hunt, had a water balloon cannon fight, punch balloon war, played pin the treasure on the map, and fought off attacking buccaneers (Me and Marc :) ) hopefully a good time was had by all. We were sorry to miss some friends due to swine and stomach flues, however, we're glad everyone is on the mend and we haven't gotten these bugs yet! (knock on wood).
On to more photos:
Pirate stories and songs:
Water Balloons:
Tough pirates:
Pin the treasure chest on the map:
I wanted to make a pirate cake, however Blake wanted strawberry cupcakes with strawberry frosting; so we compromised, strawberry cupcakes with strawberry frosting, in gold liners. :)
Gotta love a boy who still gets excited about getting clothes as well as Legos!
and treasure hunting: Thanks for stopping by, and hopefully this is the end of my blogging break :)