Sunday, October 31, 2010


Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year.....okay, not one but THE favorite holiday!  Ever since my son was born (Oct 30th) I have had so much fun with his costumes and going out Halloweening.  For my son's birthday this year, we decided to scale it down for him and invited a friend over for the night.  We had home made pizza (the boys were allowed to make their own specialty.  My son has taken a liking to black olives so we've just given him his own pizza to put olives on and there goes the tradition).  After we ate pizza we then had cake.  He was wanting a Bakugon cake so a dear friend made us a yummy Rocky Road cake and decorated it as a Bakugon.  We bought him some Bakugon toys and that was his topper.  Here is his cake.

That was one yummy cake....thanks Paula!!!!  Tim absolutely LOVED it!!!

Then on Saturday I took Tim and his friend Dale to town to Gone Scrappin' In Bloom to make a great little Halloween craft.  Kelly always has wonderful things planned and this was something I thought that the two boys would have fun with.   Another friend who does photography was there to take pictures of kids in their Halloween outfits.  I couldn't resist and did a layout this morning with the picture that she took!!!  Thanks Kendra, the photo was awesome.  Here's the layout that I did with it.

So all in all it was a fabulous weekend and we're goin gto be leaving shortly to do some to you all again soon!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

I WON!!!!!!

I have been broadening my horizens and joining some new scrapbook sites.  I got started in doing this as I wanted to challenge myself and join a Design Team.  Well, in that department I haven't yet been accepted on any but have had some promising leads!  In saying that, I have found some wonderful scrapbook sites and have enjoyed being a part of their "family".  One in particular that I've been active on has been Paper Therapy.  I came across this on a daily venture to apply for a Design Team.  I did not make their team but got such a wonderful response from the founder that I decided to join them and have met some wonderful ladies.  As well, the inspiration to grow as a scrapbooker has been the best! 

So on this site there are weekly challenges.  They focus these challenges on small projects or cards that can be whipped up easily.  For this past week we were to make a card with a required color palette.  I was the lucky recipient of this weeks vote (was a very close call as there are so many talented crafters there).  This is the card that I won the challenge on:

This card I made and will have on hand for any sympathy message needed. 

So you ask what I won.....this is what I won.

You may be asking....what is this.  Well, on this website they use what is called a "Siggie".  I can add this to any signature on whatever forum I am on and proudly display my accomplishments.  Thanks Paper Therapy!!!!