Sunday, October 16, 2016

Spooky Fun

Happy Sunday! I was off this past week from work and spent lots of time between my craft room and visiting my grandson! Today he is 2 months old. I'm waiting for my daughter-in-law to send me the 'official' picture for his baby album.
But in the meantime, I was all over Pinterest getting ideas for Halloween cards. I've been doing all mini photo albums lately that I lost my mojo for card-making! Since I just received a new Stampin Up order with some of their new Halloween thinlits and coordinating stamp sets, I searched for ideas.


This card uses designer series papers from last year's Stampin Up's Halloween release along with this years new stamp set called Spooky Fun and Halloween Scenes Edgelits dies. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I also stamped a few bats on top of tag.

 I used the same stamp and die set on this card too. CS is also from Stampin Up. The pattern paper used to make the tag is from my stash so it could be years old! I save all my scraps! The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed with black embossing powder.

Lastly, I used green, purple, orange and white cardstock, punched out circles, stamped the pumpkins and used a blender pen and orange ink to color them in. The background was stamped with purple ink using Stampin Up's Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your week ahead and GO CUBS!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Snips & Snails

Happy Sunday everyone! We are finally starting to see the sun after a long, dreary week of nothing but rain and clouds.
As I mentioned in last post, I had started a pocket mini album just for me! I am happy to say it is finished except for the pictures which I am in the process of printing now.


As in all the other pocket mini's I have made, there are a total of 6 pages with lots of pockets, flaps and tags to add photos and journaling.
I had some paper and embellishments leftover so I decided to make my daughter her own little 'brag book".  I found a post off the Authentique blog where one of the DT's made an accordion zig zag mini album. The mini album measures 5 3/4" x 2 3/4" & can hold up to 11 wallet sized photos.

And last but not least is my grandson's 6 week old picture  - Enjoy your week ahead!


Sunday, September 18, 2016

1 month old!

I am in awe! I simply cannot believe my little peanut is already a month old as of 9-16. This little nugget is already outgrowing his newborn sleepers! Time for this grandma to go shopping!

I finally found some time to make my own little mini album for pictures of my grandson! I just started it yesterday so here are just few pictures taken with my cell.

 This is the front cover. Papers and cardstock elements are from Doodlebug's "Snips & Snails" line.

Inside front cover with a pocket - not embellished yet!

Inside back cover - no pocket yet. You can see part of the binding system to the left.
I can't wait to fill this mini album with lots and lots of pictures of Bradley! I just bought Doodlebug's "Boos and Brews" paper line to make his very first Halloween photo album!
That's it from me. Thank you for stopping by. Your comments are appreciated!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Best birthday gift

Happy Sunday everyone. I have nothing crafty to share with you today. But I will share with you pictures of my very first grandchild!

 Let me introduce Bradley Christopher. He was 10 days early and decided to arrive on my birthday - August 16th! He weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz and was 20.5" long.

He is 2 days old in this picture and is on his way home from the hospital. Look at those beautiful eyes already wide open!

This is the happy daddy sharing the duties!
                                                  ...and of course we can't leave out Roxy, their teacup terrier! She's very put out by not being the center of attention right now! But I am happy to report that after 10 days of not being the center of attention, she has become very protective of her baby brother!

This little nugget loves to sleep!
He really is a good baby - the kids tell me he  wakes up only once during the night for a diaper change and a bottle and goes right back to sleep! How lucky and blessed are they!
Hopefully I will be back in my craft room working on another mini album but this one will be for this proud grandma!
Thanks for stopping by. Any and all comments are appreciated! Have yourself a wonderful week ahead -

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Birthday #11

Good Sunday morning to everyone. Hope you are enjoying your summer. Here in Chicago land we are enjoying some relief from hot and humid 90 degree weather. It's a balmy 82 today! Loving this weather so much as I don't want to think about winter just yet.

Last weekend we celebrated my Godson Aiden's 11th birthday with a Beach party theme. So of course I made his birthday card using the Bo Bunny Beach Therapy paper line and embellishments.

Sea shells I bought from Michaels

and this is the inside.
My sister came up with the beach theme since they had a new pool installed this spring.

some of the party guests

can't have a beach party without a palm tree!

Ocean water (bottled water)

pool noodles (licorice)

the birthday boy

our first shrimp boil!

the birthday cake

 Now we are counting down the days to when my first grandbaby will enter this world! My DIL is due 8/26 but at her last checkup, the Dr. seems to think it will be a little sooner than that!

Thank you for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment! They're much appreciated~


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Post Baby Shower

Good Sunday morning to everyone! Just popping in to share some pictures from the baby shower last Sunday. The parents-to-be received everything they wanted and more!

Here are a couple pictures of a tugboat I made out of diapers, held together with nothing but straight pins and elastic bands! We used these for centerpieces for the sweet table.


 Life saver candies hung from red ribbon on the sides with a straight pin stuck into the diaper.

 The smoke stack on the upper deck is the inside roll from a  roll of paper towels that was painted black and wedged in between the diapers

I used golf tees to wind the twine around on the 'upper deck' and the tees just tucked in between the rolled diapers. Each tugboat had its own name - S.S. Bradley and S.S. Snuggle Bug.
The nautical cookies turned out adorable!
I cut the tags to measure 2 x 4" and stamped them using 2 different Stampin Up stamp sets.

Here are a couple of pictures of my beautiful family
parents to be

Joanna and Dana

Jake's cousin supplied the most necessary gift of all for the new dad - a tool belt filled with all the necessary supplies needed to feed and change a dirty diaper! Hysterical!
 Needless to say the shower was a success!
Enjoy your week!