Thursday, May 19, 2011

Picture Sharing

While Muffin eats his lunch, I decided to organize and back up some pictures. It's been awhile. I decided to share some pictures from the month.

 Muffin *loves* Elmo. He's aways been drawn to Elmo since he was a newborn. I think it's Elmo's bright red fur. Here he is, playing with his Elmo and watching Elmo's World. Monkey was on the couch watching too.

 Mmm...Toes! Muffin loves sucking on his toes. I love it. Such a sweet, baby thing.

 Check out those lashes! Both my boys were blessed with Daddy's long lashes. If I ever have a girl, she'll get my short lashes, I'm sure.

 "Mama, push this button right here and free me already!" Now that Muffin is on the crawl, he hates being confined in anything. His carseat (I can't believe I have a 8 month old who still fits in his infant seat! Monkey outgrew his at three months!), his bed, his swing, the exersaucer (unless there's food, or his brother is playing with him). Only the jolly jumper is welcomed.

 He woke up from his nap one day looking like he had been in a fist fight. Thankfully the red, bruise like marks faded in a couple of hours. Just the scratches hung around for a few days.

 Trying out crawling on all fours before going back to his worm crawl.

 There's my Monkey! Hanging out at the train station. We went to pick up my sister from her weekend away. Her car ended up in the shop (her brake line broke and she had a leak in her gas line), but she had palns to visit her boyfriend (an officer in trainning in the military!). So she trained it. Monkey, who is train obessed, was very excited to go pick her up.

 He dressed his self this day. When did my baby grow up into a little boy? And why does he look older than four in this picture?

 Pretty sunset from the road. I was in my mom's new (used) Pacifica. Love this car!

 Nice kitty, kitty, kitty. Charlie is very good with Muffin. Much better than how he is with Monkey. He likes to scratch Monkey up.

Muffin's newest fave food...Cheerios! Yay! Cheaper than Puffs, which he also loves.

Until next time...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


The other day I was in a crafty mood and decided to get a little messy. I pulled out a canvas and some paints.
I ended up with this (Please excuse the poor lighting. The colour is totally off):

I don't really like how the clouds turned out. But it's a learning process. This was my first time attempting a painting. I've worked with canvas before, just in a mixed media setting. I do like how it turned out over all. It'll be nice in my new living room.

Now on to some scrappys.
I posted my May challenge last week at WeScrap. This month, I was inspired by Steve. He's all about straight lines. Guess that comes from drawing buildings all day long. My challenge was to create a grid.

And because Steve's always likes things straight lined, I angled my picture.

The next layout is based on last Saturday's sketch by Sarah. Check out WeScrap to see the sketch.

And since that's about all I have to blog about right now, I'll just leave you with a picture of baby toes...

Until next time...

Monday, May 9, 2011

The Day After The Scrappy Weekend

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Get much scrapping done? I did. And it felt great! I haven't created that much in such a short time since early in my pregnancy with Muffin. How I missed getting my fingers dirty and paper cutting myself! I'm so messy and careless when creating, but man it's fun.
The challenges from the WeScrap Blog Hop kept me going. Here's what I created:

WeScrap Blog Sketch Challenge

Sweetness: How I adore this line from Bella Blvd! I made a mini album, this layout and still have bits and pieces to love. It's hard to see, but the background is misted a little with pink taffy from Tattered Angels. I love it when I get to break out the pink. Not something I do often. But Muffin and I deserve it, right?

Sue's Favourite Things Challenge 

Daddy's Glasses: I decided to take pictures from a recent favourite moment. Steve got new glasses (free from Clearly Contacts! I got a free pair too. We only had to pay shipping. Less than $14 for frames that cost over $200! Love it!). Monkey wanted to try on Daddy's glasses (he also puts on Steve's body spray so he can "stink like Daddy"). He was too cute; I had to snap some pictures. The background is a Tim Holtz stamp, coffee stamp from Studio Calio (my personal fave) and paint splatter punched orange cardstock (how awesome is that?)

Victoria's Favorite Photo Challenge 

Happy Camper: I picked out my favourite picture of Steve and Muffin. Love my boys so much!

Sarah's Favourite Embellie Challenge

You Make Me Smile: I couldn't pick just one...Fussy cut pattern paper and buttons. I had trouble figuring out what it my favourite embellishment. I went through a bunch of recent layouts and noticed these two were used the most.

Ally's Colour Challenge 

 Jaz: Love, love, love this colour combo. It's right up my ally. These papers were just sitting on my desk waiting to be used. And I think I'll be diving back into them again really soon!

I ran out of time to do Bev's Tic Tac Toe Challenge. It's on my list of things to do though.

We had a little Scraplift Tag game going on Saturday. I was the last person on Team One. Here's my layout:

It took me 15 mins to complete it! Super fast. And super fun. Team One won, by the way. Yay!

Now I have a very grumpy, teething Muffin in my arms right now, so I'm going to have to say...
Until next time...

Saturday, May 7, 2011

WeScrap May Kit

If you're here for the Blog Hop...It's just a post below!

I had the pleasure of working with the May kit, Fun House, this month. I loved it! This kit rocks! Here's what I made:

 Finally: My best friend and her wonderful new hubby. I played with my Slice a bit.

Untitled: Just couldn't think of a title for this one. Sorry it's blurry. Cloudy day. 

Ladies Man: Monkey boy getting his groove on with some of the bridesmaids. 

Sweet Slumber: My personal fave out of the bunch. I love this picture of Monkey.

I had a mini book too, but well; I would say that it met it's maker, but I'm the maker. The poor little book met my son. Who distroyed it. But see how great this kit is? I did four layouts and a mini book, and I still have leftovers. I could easily get another layout or a couple of cards out of what I have left. If you haven't gotten the kit yet, go now! You won't regret it.

And don't forget about the NSD blog hop! Just below!

WeScrap NSD Blog Hop!

Welcome to the WeScrap's celebration of National Scrapbooking Day! In celebration of this wonderful event, we would like to share some of our FAVORITE THINGS with you today! So join us on our blog hop where you'll get inspired by some exciting challenges, cool prizes and you'll have LOTS of fun too.
As you hop along, each of our Inspiration Team members will have 1 word for you to collect. Collect all 6 words and hop on back to the Favorite Thing Crop Forum for your chance to WIN our GRAND PRIZE! See the Favorite Things Crop forum for details.

Another way to WIN is by leaving a comment on each challenge posting you see! Leave a comment for the challenge author and we'll give one lucky person a PRIZE just for leaving a comment!

Here's our Favorite Things Blog Hop rotation:

WeScrap Kits Blog (
Sarah Nolan (
Victoria Lau (
Bev Code (
Sue Sykes (
Jennifer Benoit (you are here!)
Allison Cope (

My challenge for you is to use your favourite medium (paint, ink, gesso, etc).
Here's my example for you:

I used mist and paint on my layout. I couldn't choose between the two.
Now it's your turn!

To participate in our fun challenges, please create a NEW project following each of the challenges according to their creator and then post them in the WeScrap Gallery ( in your personal gallery and link them to the appropriate challenge thread listed in the Favorite Things Crop forum. You must be a member. If you're not, please register here. It's free and we're a fun bunch to chat with. We'd love to get to know you.

All challenge projects are due by Saturday May 14th at 11:59pm EST.

Your special word from me is: out

Good luck and Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Wanna Win?

Join us, join us, join us!!! It's going to be so much fun for all levels of scrapping!
There's already a sign up thread going on for scraplift tag. If you want to join in the super fun game, get over to WeScrap right now and sign up!