Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Making Progress

70. Get 5 decorative items for my home. (2/5)
We bought this old 1940's dresser.  I polished it up and it's new home is at the beginning of my hallway.  Can't wait to buy a few items to put on top of it.  :)  I'm planning on putting some throw blankets and stuff inside.  It's a little shorter than I really wanted but I think it will do.

8. Lose two pant sizes or 35 pounds. (25/35)
This had been a very interesting and long journey.  I'm now down 25 pounds which I'm happy about but honestly I don't see much of a difference.

23. Make a pickle.
I consider this one 1/3 complete.  I planted cucumbers, from seed, in my garden.  Now hopefully it grows so I can pickle it.  :)

41. Stay at a Bed and Breakfast.
We dropped my kiddos off at my sisters for the night.  Then drove about an hour from her house to a bed and breakfast in LA.  The place was very pretty and breakfast was yummy.  I was full otherwise I could have keep on eating.  Yum!

7. Take 10 hikes at various locations. (5/10)
While Greg and I had our night away there was a marsh not to far from the place.  We made our own trails and found a few too. 

21. Do a charity walk/run.
We do the Relay for Life every year to flight cancer and celebrate more birthdays.  For those who don't know what Relay for Life is you can click here to find out more info on my team and the ACS.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Swapping At The Scrapping Nook

I did this stamp swap a few months back on The Scrapping Nook Forum.  You stamped so many images and mailed them to one person.  She divided and mailed out everyone's stamps.  So much fun!!! 

I just joined another swap for cards.  You create a card based on one of the monthly challenges, post it and mail it to your partner.  I'm getting ready to mail mine today so I thought I would share it on here too.  While creating the card I couldn't figure out what sentiment I wanted to stamp onto it.  Then it hit me and I pulled out my baggy of stamped images from the previous swap. 

I found the perfect one.  What do you think?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Marked 5 More Off The List

7. Take 10 hikes at various locations. (4/10)
We only live about 15 minutes from the leeve at the lake in my town but have never been to walk it.   I had Friday off from work and meet a friend with her kids.  We had a wonderful time.

51. Collect 6 china tea cups with saucers. (4/6)

82. Create Busy Bags for my kiddos.
I made a picture puzzle and keep it in my purse.  Perfect for when we are out and about at a dental appointment or somewhere similar.  Luke can sit and put it together. 

85. Get a manicure.
For helping throw my sisters baby shower she treated her friend and I to pedicures.  It was awesome and I thought is would be great to get a manicure since I've never had one.  My sister suggested I add it to my list so here we are.  :)  My pretty purple nails and toes.

86. Plant a garden, from seed.
I planted carrots, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, jalapenos, cilantro, and more.   Can't wait to see how they all turn out.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

April Reveal

Hello all Jessica here and I’m super excited to share with you Bo Bunny – Surprise! all of which can be found at the store. This is the perfect collection to make a birthday layout or cards.


I created two different layouts not even birthday themed. I’m just in love with primary colors and this collection perfect for that.

The banner page is awesome there are so many options.  I used 5 on this layout.  One of my favorite things is this super cute little wooden camera embellishment.  I inked it with some red to fit in with the colors on my layout but really you could leave it the natural wood or ink, paint, etc…any color at all.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Painting Party

My kiddos LOVE to paint. I picked up these cute wooden cutouts; ladybug and a dinosaur. Then they went to town painting away. Once dry a added some magnets to the back and we have them displayed on the frig.

 I had this amazing collection of Bo Bunny - Surprise! that I got from The Scrapping Nook. I'm in love with the bright and fun colors.  Totally right up my alley.  But I was having a complete design block.  When that happens I love snooping around the web for a sketch.  I went to one of my favorite sketchy sites, Sketches In Thyme. They happen to be having a Design Team call.  You should go over and check it all out. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April 1st Sketch

Each month the Design Team is given a sketch to create a layout.  I used this amazingly bright and fun line from Bo Bunny - Surprise!  It's birthday based but I used these fun colors for a park day layout. 

The Sketch:
My layout:

You can see the whole teams layouts HERE.  Come over to the Message Board and show us what you come up with. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Challenge...Tags

I just posted my monthly challenge over at S4All.  Come on over and show me what you can create with tags.

When I saw this 12x12 sheet full of tags that I just picked up from The Scrapping Nook by Bo Bunny I knew I wanted to create something with tags on a layout.

My challenge to you all this month is show me your tags.  You must use a minimum of 3 tags on your project.



Your project must be new as of today.
The challenge runs from today, April 1st through April 30th Noon PST.
Layout, card, tag, off the page project.  Whatever strikes your fancy as long as you follow all the other guidelines.
Please post your photos and comments here.  Also tag in the gallery: Tags