Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Whats On Your Work Desk Wednesday

Week 103! Only one more week til the big 2 yr anni over at Mrz. Dunnit's brain child and the PIF. Now one may ask, have I started my PIF yet? Nope. EEK! I will, I swear I will! After a bit of organizing, my mojo hit so I actually scrapbooked a few pages! Wow, I know right! Not a card, not a frame, not a letter (oh wait I did that too), but an actual PAGE! In fact, every time I took a picture of my desk (thinking I wouldn't finish what I was working on), I had the time and the mojo to complete all my WIPs. I know, it's staggering info. So this week I'll share with you a little of this and a little of that. :) LO's, organizing and my lil girls desk.

First up is Audrey's desk. She is really into colored pencils right now and pretending to cut paper like her Momma does! So cute.

Now, here is one side of my craft room. I moved all the white shelves so they are together and painted some of those spice shelves from IKEA white and hung them. Looks very nice together. The "embellishment center" is more a ribbon center now. heeehee. And the buttons look lovely in the jars. The other jars are all my random metal letters and embellishments.

This is the first layout, "Hello Beautiful" 12x12. Audrey looks absolutely beautiful in this photo. It was taken at a local park by a friend of mine. I had a lot of fun making this just a "pretty" LO. Supplies include: Paper ~ My Minds Eye, Pearls, Flower trim ~ Plum, Bazzill Buttons ~ Modern Petunia, Distress Ink ~ Milled Lavender, Stamps from Technique Tuesday ~ Kids are cool by Ali Edwards.

My second layout, "The Perfect Mix" is 8 1/2 x 11. This started as a 12 x 12 but just fit better this way. I love this photo of Audrey playing in the dirt while wearing the pink dress she picked out earlier that day. Supplies include: Paper ~ K & Company, lace heart cardstock, ribbon, tags with Distress Ink Milled Lavender, Victorian Velvet and Walnut Stain, stamps from Technique Tuesday ~ Real Life and Kids are Cool both by Ali Edwards.

Thanks for stopping by! Please leave a comment, I do love them...or even click on "follow", sometimes it's ok to be a follower! I will try to visit as many peeps as I can throughout the day.
Much love,

Friday, May 20, 2011

Snail Mail and ART!

Wow, I'm on a roll this week ~ 3 posts! Watch out! ;) Yesterday was a great snail mail day for me. I received a piece of art all the way from Boston, thanks to http://chowdergallery.blogspot.com/. Check her out, she creates great pieces. I randomly found her through a friend on facebook! hahaha oh facebook, you make this big world seem small at times. This is called Poppies II. I really love the colors! (If you read yesterdays post, red and orange are my fav!)

I also received my ATC from my swap buddy! This month I participated in my very first ATC swap over at http://blissfullatcswap.blogspot.com/. I've been wanting to make an artist trading card for a while now and finally got up the nerve to ask if I could play along. The theme for May was "movies" ~ very wide topic. So I started thinking about what I wanted to create....and I stumbled upon http://frillyunderwear.blogspot.com/p/rubber-stamps.html. This chick creates really off the wall images for digital stamps and a few rubber stamps ~ totally up my alley! I visited her Etsy shop and downloaded my first digi stamp ~ Pinocchio. I chose this because my daughter has started to want to watch the movie on a daily basis. This is what I sent to my swap buddy in sunny Cali. I had a great time with this! I colored the canvas with a few alcohol inks and sprayed the canvas with Sunflower Perfect Pearl Mist to resemble a starry night. The grunge board bird cage is a T!m Holtz die, that I cut the bottom a bit to fit better. I inked it up with Walnut and Old Paper Distress ink and sprayed it with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearl Mist. I attached another goodie from T!m, the letter P. (Can you tell I just got a bunch of his products?) I think he turned out super cool.

My partner, http://frostedpetunias.blogspot.com/ sent me a super cute card and TWO ATC's! She ended up hooking them together, and it turned out fabulous. She went old school and I love it.

Well, I need to go pack my lil girls bag. She is going on her first sleep over at a close friends house, we call her Auntie Pease. I'm sure she's gonna have a great time!
Have an awesome weekend!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

ABC'S of Me thanks to Mrz Dunnit

A. Age: 33
B. Bed size: King
C. Chore that you hate: mopping
D. Dogs: 2 ~ 1 boy schnauzer and 1 girl chocolate lab
E. Essential start to your day: starbucks frappuccino
F. Favorite color: red or orange
G. Gold or Silver: silver
H. Height: 5'7
I. Instruments you play: flute
J. Job title: Momma
K. Kids: 2 ~ 1 toddler girl and 1 baby boy
L. Live: hotter than hot Mesa, AZ
M. Mother's name: Diana
N. Nicknames: I'll have to get back to you on that one!

O. Overnight hospital stays: a few

P. Pet peeve: Drivers
Q. Quote from a movie: Too many to list, I quote movies all the time. :)
R. Right or left handed: Right
S. Siblings: 2 sisters and 2 brothers ( I am the baby)
T. Time you wake up: 4am to feed the baby
U. Underwear: yes
V. Vegetable you hate: squash
W. What makes you run late: 2 kids
X. X-Rays you've had: wrist, hand
Y. Yummy food that you make: ask the hubby
Z. Zoo Animal: anything in water

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Whats On Your Work Desk Wednesday

It is WOYWW week 102! Only 2 more weeks til the 2 yr anniversary and the PIF. If you don't know what I'm talking about, please check out the founder of it all, Julia. I've been a bit distracted these days and I realized that I've only been blogging on Wednesdays, so I am thankful for Mrz Dunnit for keeping motivated for at least one day a week. Life seems to be in super fast forward since the little guy arrived over 4 months ago! Thanks to all who commented last week, as always I will try to make it to as many blogs as I can!

To all my UK peeps, I'm curious what time of year would be good to visit and where is lil kid friendly? We want to try to take a trip next year and I would love some insider info!

So...here is my messy desk. Those shelves for the jars are painted and now I see that they would also make a nice home for all my T!m Holtz goodies, so I will be going back to IKEA soon to buy more.

Here are a few layouts, finally completed for the boy. He is super cute.

These are a few frames from IKEA that I'm painting to go in my lil girls room.

And finally, here is the lil guy who pushed fast forward on time, hanging in the craft room with me. :)

Hope you enjoy the snoop today!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Whats On Your Work Desk Wednesday

It's that time again....time to get your snoop on thanks to Julia over at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/. Don't feel guilty, everyone is doing it! Thank you to everyone who stopped by last week and left me a lovely comment. I've been trying to make it to more and more blogs every week as long as I don't have kids melting down. ;)

I can't show you my first desk, as it has a work in progress for an upcoming ATC swap! So here is desk number two. I unpacked Mr. Vagabond and used him this week which was fun! Love that I can cut grunge board ~ super cool. The IKEA spice jars now have buttons in them since the flowers wouldn't fit. Wow, let me tell you, I didn't realize I had so many as to fill all the jars. Now that they are separated by color I will hopefully use them more.

These are the shelves to hold the new button jars. They come in natural wood, so I painted them a dark brown to match my desks. Can't wait to hang these babies up on the weekend!

More projects for my lil girls room. I found these awesome felt place mats at Bed Bath and Beyond and they were only $1! To spruce them up a bit, I added some stickles. They will be a boarder for one of her walls. She especially loves the butterflies!

Thanks for stopping by!
Much love,

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Whats On Your Work Desk Wednesday

Well. I didn't really do much crafting this weekend. Instead I got lost in the craft room, making more messes while trying to organize. lol. Oh well. Part of the reason for starting more reorg was I went to IKEA and bought some of those lovely spice jars I've been seeing on many blogs. I wanted to put my flowers in them but some are too big....I might have to rethink that and use them for something else.

What I did do was add to my daughter's room. I framed some of her recent art work, including a finger painting, snatched white cardstock with crayon on it (I wasn't watching her close enough), and a watercolor painting. My hubby and brother in law put up some shelving, that probably isn't suppose to be what I'm using it for but it looks super cute! We also put up a few photos in pink frames.

Make sure you pop over to Julia and get your peep on!