Friday, December 30, 2011

Favorite Layouts of 2011

Thanks for coming back today guys!! I am going to share with you some of my favorite Layouts of the last year. There is not very many of them because I can't find pics of some of them. I was actually working on my Pregnancy Scrapbook last night and I am loving how it's coming along. 

Party Animal
This is the Layout I did for my birthday in 2011

Layout I made for Valentines day for me and my hunny

Twinkle Toes
Made for Emma's Challenge over at My Creative Time

Spring Fling

Loved using those Peachy Keen Faces!!

Baby's First Halloween
Made for my son's first year book (He's not even born yet)

Baby Boy

Christmas Delight
For his first christmas next year!

Thank you for stopping by today!! I hope you enjoyed 2011 as much as I have. It has been quite the adventure! I sit here and write this and realize that the biggest change is being pregnant but I would not change it for the world!! I am due in 18 days and I cannot wait! I will do as much as I can until then and I hope all of you have an amazing 2012!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Favorite Cards of 2011


I wanted to post about what my favorite cards of 2011 were. There is not a whole bunch, but there are some!

You've Stolen my heart
I think this card is my very top favorite. I went into it not know what I wanted and came out with this awesome card!

Happy Easter
My favorite part of this card is all the embossing folders that I used for the eggs and the twine. 

All Bundled Up
Love the colors and faces on this one!

Merry Christmas
Love this little snow girl and the Peachy Keen Face is the best

Merry Christmas
This little girl is from My Scrap Chick and the file is the best! Too bad I'm having a little boy and won't be able to use this file for a girl.

Mr & Mrs
Card I made for the In-laws to give to some family that was getting married. My first Easel card and It turned out great!

Those are some of my favorite cards that I made of 2011. Tomorrow I am going to post my favorite Layouts of 2011. You won't want to miss out!! I am also going to find time to scrap more even with a new baby. I can't make any promises but my craftyness has fallen and it makes me very sad since it is what I love to do!!! 

See you tomorrow!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

1 last Merry Christmas Card

Good Morning All!!! 

I have one more Christmas card to share. I wanted to wait until I knew that the person I sent it to had it :). I really like the way it turned out and I think I am going to use the same cut soon and make a Layout. 

Just so you all know. I have been making some projects and stashing them aside to post real soon. We are still waiting for this little baby to be born and I feel like it wont be too much longer. I am making progress. I am Full Term now and now it's just a waiting game. 

Now on to our Card:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Card
4 x 5 1/4 Green Layer
3 3/4 x 5 Patterned Paper
Girl is a MyScrapChick file called Christmas Cuties
1 3/4 x 5 1/4 Green strip
Peachy Keen Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment
TPC Stamps

I hope you enjoyed this card!! I just got my pics printed from this year and so I am going to be putting them together in Layouts and am also going to share the rest of the pregnancy album I have done :)

See you back here real soon!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 10

Welcome to the 10th day of Christmas! We are going to get right down to it!!

Here is the Layout that I made for a friend:

(2) 12 x 12 Red Cardstock
(2) 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 Blue Christmas Paper
(2) 4 x 12 Strip
(3) Photo Mats 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 and 4 1/2 x 4 1/2
(2) Photo Mats 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and 4 1/2 x 5 3/4
Title @ 4 using Baby Steps
Tree @ 6 using Winter Frolic
Baby @ 5 using Baby Steps
Keys @ 3 using B is for Boy
Toy @ 3 using B is for Boy

I am really happy at the way this Layout turned out. Tomorrow there will be a different new project! I am trying to work on it now. It will be up in the afternoon sometime. 

12 Days of Christmas - Day 9

Welcome to day 9 of my 12 days of Christmas!!! Today is going to be a little different... I don't have a project to post (well I do, but I'm not going to). I wanted to just let everyone know a little about what's going on with me and what my hope is for Christmas and the New Year!

Wednesday I went into the hospital to be monitored for a few hours. I ended up being in there for 4.5. It was a long time. I am 34 Weeks pregnant and apparently this baby is almost ready to come out. There was a scare and the baby's heart rate decreased a lot and a nurse ran in and told me to turn on my side to be monitored. It helped the baby's heartbeat but scared me. They ended up ordering an Ultrasound and tests to make sure the baby was moving and breathing enough. Sure enough baby had the hiccups while they were monitoring and was moving arms and legs. That was a relief. 

I have a chronic back strain and so far the pregnancy has been good except for the past week. I end up being in so much pain that I can't move. So they wanted to give me some pain meds after everything checked out. I was checked and they told me that the baby's head was really far down for only being 34 Weeks. That scared me a little bit more because we are not ready. I feel like the baby needs to cook a little more! I was released and went home and slept and have felt a little better but not much. 

I went to my Dr the day after and talked to her about the test results and everything else. She told me that they wouldn't put me on bed rest or do anything to stop labor if it happened now. That scares me! I have been told that 37 Weeks is full term not 34. I only get pressure and contractions when I am standing. She told me that if I didn't want to deliver I could put myself on a modified bed-rest  if I wanted to make sure the baby stays in. So I think I have decided to take my Maternity leave from work and focus on keeping this baby in and cooking. If baby can stay in until at least December 27 then we will be golden!! Then I will be 37 Weeks and I will welcome the baby anytime after that! I just want a healthy baby and I would love for it to wait so that we don't have to spend anytime in the NICU. That scares me more than anything. 

So I have been laying low and trying not to do too much. I do get up and go to the store if I need something but there is no more real shopping or being up on my feet right now at this point. I need to keep us both healthy and comfortable. Being at the table crafting hurts sometimes. When I move certain ways or am up there for a long time it takes a toll on me. I am trying to finish up cards and I have also started a few other projects, one being a Christmas Layout for one of my friends baby's. She is having a boy and we don't know what ours is yet so I will make ours when our baby comes and we know. 

Thanks for listening to my rant and I will post Day 10's project in a few hours. It is finished I just need to make sure I have all the right measurements and take a picture of it!! Make sure you come back tomorrow for another great project!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 8

Here we are on day 8 of our 12 Days!! I hope you are enjoying all these cards and in a few days some layouts :)!

I had cut out a few of these penguins and wanted to make a variation of cards! 

4 x 5 1/2 Card
3 7/8 x 5 3/8 Layer
3 7/8 x 2 Strip
Penguins @ 2 3/4 using Simply Charmed
White Sakura Jelly Pen

I will see you all tomorrow for another awesome project!! 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 7

Welcome to day 7 of my 12 Days of Christmas!! I am having a lot of fun!! I will have more cards and then I am going to make a few layouts for the last few days! I am very excited about those. 

Here is my card for the day:

I really enjoyed making this card. I really wish the Reindeer would have come out bigger but that's ok. I worked with it anyway. 

4 x 5 1/2 Card
3 7/8 x 5 3/8 Layer
3 7/8 x 1 1/2 Red Strip
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Folder
Reindeer @ 3 1/2 using Create A Critter

Thank you for stopping by and I will see all you crafty people tomorrow!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 6

Here we are Half way through our 12 days of Christmas! I am loving making all these cards! Now I just need to get them out into the mail :). I am slowly working on that aspect! 

Here is one of my favorite cards: I love the way it turned out!!

4 x 5 1/42 Card
3 7/8 x 5 3/8 Layer
3 7/8 x 1 Strip
Hat & Mittens @ 2" using Simply Charmed
American Crafts Wonderland Stamps
Peachy Keen Wide Eyes Kids Assortment

I will see you all back here tomorrow. Same time and same place!! :)

Monday, December 5, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 5

Welcome to Day 5!!! Sorry is was not us first thing this morning. I had it scheduled and apparently it didn't like that and then I came to check and it didn't even say it was scheduled :(. Oh well. I caught it and will not miss a day :) Here we go with our card: 

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Card
4 x 5 1/4 Layer
Snowflakes Cuttlebug Folder
Snowman @ 3 3/4 using A Child's Year

This is one of my favorites! The only bad thing is that the stamp messed up a little. I don't think it looks bad I was just a little bummed. 

Make sure you come back tomorrow morning for the 6th day :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 4

Day 4 of the awesome 12 Days of Christmas Projects!

This is coming along so nicely!! I am really enjoying this and going to other blogs and getting ideas for other things. 

Here is my card for today:

4 x 5 1/2 Card
3 7/8 x 5 3/8 Snowflake Layer
1 7/8 x 5 3/8 Pink Strip
Penguins @ 2.75 (Simply Charmed)
White Ribbon

There is another variation to this card that I will post in a few days that I made. I really liked the Penguins so I wanted to do a few cards with them. 

There will be another card to show tomorrow so make sure you stop back by!! 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 3

Here we are at Day 3 of our awesome 12 Days of Christmas!! It is already going by fast. I am loving these cards and how they are working for me! :)

Here is today's card

4 x 5 1/2 Card
3 7/8 x 5 3/8 Pink Layer
3 3/4 x 5 1/2 Pattern Layer
3 7/8 x 1 1/2 Pink Strip
Mittens @ 2" (Simply Charmed)
Hat @ 2" (Simply Charmed)
Snowflake Cuttlebug Folder
Peachy Keen Princess Faces Assortment 

This is one of my favorite cards that I have made!! I just love it! 

Come back by tomorrow!!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 2

Hello and Welcome to Day 2!! 

I have been doing good making cards. Now I just need to finish them and send them out ASAP!! Now on to the next card :)

4 x 5 1/2 Card
3 3/4 x 5 1/4 Green Layer
3 3/4 x 1 3/4 White Strip Layer
3 3/4 x 1 1/2 Red Strip Layer
Santa and Child @ 4" (A Child's Year)
Stamp from TPC Studio

I hope you enjoyed today's card and make sure you come back tomorrow for another card. 

Thanks for Stopping by...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the 12 Days of Christmas!!

I decided since I haven't been posting much I was going to do my own 12 Days of Christmas. I have a lot of cards that I've been making and would love to share with everyone!

Here is my first card:

4 x 5 1/2 Card
3 3/4 x 5 1/4 Pink layer
3 3/4 x 4 Green Layer
Snowman @ 3.25 (Winter Frolic)
White Ribbon
Christmas Stamps
Peachy Keen Snow Cuties Assortment