Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Feeling Lucky

Another Calendar topper
Template 6 from Amy Bleser's Just the Tops Calendar templates (SBB)
Ruffed Up Papers by Kaye Winiecki (Pickleberry Pop)
Irish Blessing paper by Kay Elfin from the St Patricks Day collect a kit (E-scape n Scrap)
Green Stained Wood Alpha by Misty Cato
Shamrock from Doris Castle's Bit o' Green (freebie)
Font-Monotype Corsiva

Autumn Harvest

Another Calendar topper
This is Aidan picking Apples this past October.

Template 9 from Amy Bleser's Just the Tops Calendar Templates available at Scrapbook Bytes
Autumn Bounty by Connie Prince available at K-Joi
Fonts- Monotype Corsiva and Selfish

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

New Header

I figured it was time to holiday up the old blog-a-roo. So I made a new header. I used Amy Bleser's BlogHeader Templates available at scrapbook bytes. I used LaWanna DesJardin's Merry Wishmas Kit. Font used is CK Holiday Spirit. The picture is of Aidan from christmas of 2005. I need to do a photo shoot soon for this year.

Thanksgiving Table setting

Here's the pictures promised a couple of days ago. one is of our place setting, complete with home made cloth napkins (I just loved the fabric) along with placecards and napkin rings made by Aidan, with only a little help from his Momma. There's a picture of my sewing the napkins (as you can see by my super red face and frizzy hair we were really working, lol) and one of Aidan coloring in the turkeys. I hope every one had an awesome thanksgiving.

New digi Layouts

"Is not a kiss the very autograph of love?" ~Henry Finck
Template by Jessica Gorny for HappyScrapz November template challenge
Fallen By Jessica Gorny (I flipped the Background around, and I recolored the stitches)

Dirty Tag ALpha By Jessica Gorny (from her Nov GrabBag at Oaks)
Fonts-Franciscan and CK Holiday Spirit

I'm working on chrsitmas gifts, going to try to get a least one calendar made. This will be for December.
Christmas Comes But Once A Year
Merry Wishmas by LaWanna DesJardin
Template 8 from Amy Bleser's Just the Tops Calendar Templates
Font- DSP Cybergram

Waiting for Santa
Lush Grids (Boyish) by Jessica Gorny
(The Great Frame) Wrap up By Jessica Gorny (from her Nov GrabBag at Oaks)
Dirty Tag ALpha By Jessica Gorny (from her Nov GrabBag at Oaks)
Santa Hat by Robyn Gough
Fonts- CK Holiday Spirit, CK Chunky Block

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Ready to get your gobble on?

We're gearing up for turkey day here. As we all know, Aidan helped make placecards already, and yesterday I finished up sewing my cloth napkins, they're lovely if I do say so myself. And I do! :) quite proud of them, I am. What cloth napkins could be complete withough napkin rings, so last night Aidan helped make turkey napkin rings. They're pretty cute (pictures to come of the ringed napkins tomorrow, but for now I'll include on of me sewing the napkins) and the table will look fabu. Today we made 4 pies, 2 pumpkin (I love the smell of pumpkin pie baking in the oven, totally a comfort smell) and 2 oreo cream pies. The recipe for that is on this blog, go back in the archives to NOV '05. I had to make a change though, because we don't use cool whip anymore. We've cut out partially hydrogenated oils from out diet, and so that rules it out. I made whip cream myself instead. We're thrilled to be able to have these again, we haven't made them for over a year because the oreos had that kind of oil in it, but Oreo has seen the light and gotten rid of it, and we now can partake of the yummy oreo goodness again. On that same note, making the pumpkin pies took longer as well, for the same reason, every store bought crust I could find had it, so we made our own, that was interesting, lol. We'll see how they taste tomorrow.

This was just a quick update. Have a rocking turkey day everyone!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Aidan's Turkey Day Placecards

fun simple turkey day project with my little. I figured this way he'll feel involved with all th preparations. If I get my napkins made tomorrow, we'll make napkin rings.
the place cards were simple. scraps for the place cards (4x4 square folded in half) leaves with letters (punch), and the turkey is a stamp that I let Aidan color in, he was so proud of himself. then we stamped turkey tracks across each card.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Lil' Punkin

Aidan's little cousin Charlie, last Halloween.

Kit used is Autumn Bounty by Connie Prince from K-joi

Font DSP cybergram

Look Who's TWO

My son's younger cousin, turned 2 recently, I couldn't resist scrapping that sweet birthday girl smile!

Everything is from Fallen by Jessica Gorny
font is DSP Cybergram

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Paper scrapped gift

I know it's hard to believe. I've had the stuff to make this since I came back from IN/KY back in August. The picture is my cousin Sandy and me standing in what is left of a carriage trail on what was once land owned by my 5x great grandfather (Sandy's 3x great grandfather).
This is a gift I'm going to send to my cousin Sandy.
The background paper is paper salon. the frame is K&Co. the round stamps are Sandylion clear stamps. the larger journaling block is by Stampabilities. I used brilliance Ink in Cosmic Copper. and I used a Marvy scalloped circle punch. on the two little leaves are the month and year the photo was taken.
Top circle has out names, middle circle says where we are, and the bottom one says, Cousins, Friends, Family Historians.
The quote on the journaling block says "to forget one's ancestors is to be a brooke with no source, a tree with no root. ~Chinese Proverb"
This is relevent for us because we are the ONLY ones in the family with an interest in researching our family tree. It was quite an experience to stand there in that carriage trail, to see what was left of the tracks worn by years of use, and to imagine what it must have been like to live the way they did, to have to travel miles in a wagon on such rough terrain, to be so far from town.