Saturday, February 28, 2009

Pics from Valentine Weekend... Ryan, Gatsby, and I went to visit my family in Aurora, Utah over the extra long Valentine weekend, and had such a blast! Here are a bunch of pics:
One of my first experiences in the Utah countryside was our 4 wheeling the time we were finished, we had to "POP" out of the Jeeps so the mud caked to them wouldn't get all over was totally fun!
I rode in my Mom's newer (and safer), Jeep, with my little sister, brother, and nephew....there were quite a few giggles coming from the back seat, and one, "Mom, promise you won't do that again"....from my sister Lilli. We flew off a hill just a little too fast and the jeep slid sideways. After all, she is very conscientious of her family's well being, you know.....;) It wasn't long after, though, that she was egging my Mom on again with, "Faster, Faster!"....and when we flew off of that next hill...I looked back and she was grinning from ear to ear!
In the midst of it all, we some how ended up in a creek, or something resembling a body of water!
Here is a picture of my Mom stopped in the middle of can see the water on her left side:
And just to make it feel even more special, it had snowed the day before we arrived, so everything sparkled!
Later that day we went hunting for a place to sled, that hadn't been melted away by the took a while, but we found the perfect hill! Here is a pic of me resting, after a few trips sledding down, and walking up it:
...and sledding down again...

The view from the bottom looking up (with Ryan, my brother Ben, and nephew Ethan, in the background):

Here is Ryan getting ready to sled down specifically so I can take a pic...what a sport!...Giggle...
...and I got the perfect shot...
The next day, I baked a lot in the kitchen, and in between went for a walk in the backyard with Gatsby. Here is what I found....
...Gatsby met the neighbor's horse, which turned out quite well, being that he had never seen one before:
...There is a piece of an old fence still standing that looked beautiful to me:
...Gatsby with his "squinty" eyes...he is very focused, you see:
...And a big tree that looks absolutely amazing without all it's leaves:
Hope you enjoyed the pics! Thanks Mom & Dodd for having us!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

My Favorite Monster...

.....a project with the cutest October Afternoon rub-ons:

You can see a couple more pics of it here.

It is now on display at the Pink Pineapple if you want to see it in person, and/or purchase the products I used to make it :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Let's Create... I meet every month with a group of girlfriends, and we exchange ATC cards, and show's really fun!!! Here is a group pic from our last meeting of all our projects together:

...and here is a pic of mine up close....we took a box, and altered it by adding a house on top, and decorating it with paper and other yummy goodies:

I took the extra paper, and made a little book that fit's inside:

My friends are so fun and creative....and their energy is always they all have amazing different's so inspirational....I am so lucky!!! A BIG "Thank You" to April, Jane, Melanie, and Bonnie!!!.....You girlie's are AWESOME!!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Sarah Roses!

It's my sister's birthday today, and she's super cool and beautiful, so I made her a special card (I usually don't make cards)...

Here is a picture of her & her cute friend "Jaguar Paw" (notice how his mo-hawk matches her outfit):

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Glorious Pink Challenge!

Create a Valentine layout and make sure to include is my Layout for the Pink Pineapple's February Challenge:

This layout was so much fun because I love how the Little Yellow Bicycle background paper (love letters - flocked grey w/ white floral) turned out.....I distressed the velvet flowers with brown and green ink!....also, I free hand cut out the green wood grain frame, from one of my favorite Hambly papers,.....the pink squares are also Hambly....the white swirls are Bazzill Just the Edge, and flower, of course, Prima!

I completed the challenge layout, while hanging out with my celebrity scrapbooking friend, Ally! Here is a photo of a totally cute layout from that day titled "Crushing Pink Ninjas"....a challenge layout where she had to come up with a band cool is that!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Lucky Me... here is a layout inspired by the upcoming St. Patty's Day, with pics from my recent trip to has a bit of a Dr. Seuss feel to it:

I used the Best Creations St. Patty's Day Paper, Creative Imaginations Pink Glitter Paper, Doodlebug Tangerine Sugar Coated Cardstock, Pink Paislee Sweet Cakes Paper, a Maya Road journaling car, and American Crafts Everyday chipboard....oh, and the white hearts are AC thicker chipboard stickers. I used an edge distresser on some of the paper, and inked it black....also, the green shamrock paper is popped up.

It is on display at the Pink Pineapple, if you want to see it in person. Hope you like it!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Classes at Pink this weekend...

....So, here are a couple pics of two different totally fun, classes on Sunday, Feb 22nd at Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks:

"A Royal Wish!" with Elena E. at 11am

"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" part of the Get 'Er Done Layout Series with Ally S. at 2pm

You can call the store to sign up (760) 598-2222 and save your spot....these girls are awesome teachers, and their classes are sure to be filled with a friendly, creative, fun vibe!...not to mention you are sure to learn some great techniques with all the detail in these projects! Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ally is soooo COOL!

I am so happy that my good friend Ally is in heaven! She absolutely LOVES Sassafras Lass (as do we all :), and has created the cutest classes for next month to teach at the Pink we found out that Sassafras Lass has posted pictures of her class samples on their blog for the whole world to see!!!!.....and none the less we are all so excited for her!!! Here are the pics they posted:

One of the layouts from her layout class

A group picture of her card class

The card class is now on display at the Pink Pineapple, and the two layouts will be at the store on Friday, if you want to see any of them in person! I don't know about you, but I can't wait to take her layout class (and if I was into the whole card thing, her card class)! It will be so much fun!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Moments Together...

...Here is a layout with a picture of my mother & father in-laws, walking, from our recent trip to Ireland. This layout was inspired by my favorite scrapbook artist: "SHH...Moment of Happiness..." a layout by Celine Navarro.

You can see a couple more pics of it here.

I used the new Imaginisce Twitterpated paper line, and for the pop-up clouds used a black sharpee, and dotted every other white circle.

Here is a photo of my class on Saturday:

What a beautiful mess!!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Me Part 2 Layout... he is my second layout for Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks. It's a little piece of me to place on their wall as an employee...makes me feel sooooo loved!

You can see a couple more pictures of the layout here.

I used some of my favorite papers, Daisy D's, Little Yellow Bicycle, KI Memories....and favorite embellishment, Sassafras chipboard mushrooms & flowers, paper & felt flowers, pink fabric paint, orange & white embroidery thread, rubons, & buttons.

However, my recent obsession is with Scrap In Style TV.

There are so many amazing artists! Plus, the website is very inspiring...lots of layouts, projects, videos....LOVE IT!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Design Team Layout.., the Pajama Party Crop at the Pink Pineapple on Friday, was so much fun! Gloria & Krystie were the hostesses, and they did an awesome job! There were cupcakes as far as the eye could balloons, streamers, giveaways, slippers, and great music! So far, there is 1 theme crop scheduled a month, and I will definitely be at the next one (unless I'm out of town...I may be in Utah visiting family...YEAH!!!)....Ally will be the hostess of the "Crush on Pink" crop on Feb. 13th....she is so creative, I know it will be a blast!

Even though it was social hour, I still managed to get a layout done. It is to represent me as a design team member for the store....sigh,...I heart Pink Pineapple!

You can see a couple more pics of it here.