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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Erika's Brithday Card

Well Today is Erika's Birthday. She is now 15 years old, I can't believe she is so grown up now. Just seems like yesterday she was my Little girl who love to sing & play with her Barbies. Makes me sad to know I am missing out on these special times with her.

Anyway I made her a few cards one of which I posted about a week ago. I made this newest one which I love on the 13th & 14th. But I forgot to share it with you.

I made it a 2 sided card. One side has Birthday Greetings, a MyGraficO digital Stamp, &I stamped her name... the other side I stamped her name & lots of flowers then accented it all with lots of glitter. That way she could display it or have it framed if she wanted to.
Griffin colored her a picture inside, hopefully she will appreciate it.

Bears go to the SuperBowl LO

Hello Again, I have been busy with a few Challenges from the groups I run on the Scrapbooking & Crafting Friends NING site. For the Sports Mania Group the challenge was of course a project that was sport related and it had to have the color Orange. I know the color Orange is not the most popular color out there but it so happens that it's the Chicago Bears color ( well one of them anyway) and our Local schools colors... and not only that but it's October and it's a Halloween color. I have been meaning to get this LO done for FOREVER... I mean it was a few years ago and I had bought some really cute stuff for it ... I even saved the cupcake toppers for my LO! LOL....
Of course There are no pictures of me with Griffin on his first ever Super Bowl and the bears were playing which made it even more special.. but I did get a few with Daddy that day so I am happy.

For this LO I had 3 pictures that I wanted to use. I prefer to make double LO's so that when I put them in a book I have matching pages... I set about making the mats for the pictures and then deciding on how I was going to use the Patterned Papers I had , Ultimately I decided to only use the Football Phrases paper and the Football textured paper for the LO's along with the solid Paper. The rest just kinda worked there way to where they are ... free form .

Don't you just love the texture of this Paper! It is just like a football! I saw it at Hobby Lobby and had to get it... for 2.00 a sheet.

The die cut chipboard Letters are covered with Grass paper and some football paper. I made a book marker for Brad then decided I liked it to much and wanted to use it for my LO... Guess I should make him a new one!
Thanks for Looking !

Decorating for Halloween...

We picked up the materials at Menard's and headed home earlier this month to stuff the bags full of plastic bags and Packing peanuts, the ghost heads were stuffed with McDonald's napkins, and the tombstones were placed with the utmost care in a row....

Happy Halloween! That's what Our House says to people as they drive past... We have decorated the yard with some fun plastic bag pumpkins , a Graveyard and even some ghost! hopefully they will survive for a few seasons ... if not I have a plan ready for next year, just need to mark my calender so I have enough time to make what I need.

Brad took a picture of Griffin & I together when we got done decorating the yard. I'm a sweaty mess even though it was in the low 40s...

Griffin really was excited to show Daddy what we did to the yard. He Loved the tombstones and so did Daddy...LOL

Griffin had a great time helping Mommy stuff the Pumpkins . He Loved helping me with the placement of the Pumpkins & was delighted to bring the ghost I made to daddy. This was the first Year he has really wanted to help or was even interested in the Holiday. Next year will be even better because Rory will be big enough to join in the fun!

I'll be posting more pictures of some of the projects we have been doing in the next few days so be sure to check back!