Monday, October 30, 2006

Elsie Challenge #6 (a week late)

...I am so sorry Tammy and Kim. I was so busy last week I forgot to post the 6th challenge so here it is. Sorry it is so late. The ribbon cluster is on the chipboard "A". Tomorrow the challenge is to scrapbook an artistic photo. Can't wait to see what you girls post.

LO's, LO's and more LO's

Here are some of the LO's I created this weekend. TFL

Dream, Design and Create

Friday, October 27, 2006

Jungle Gardens

We took a family excursion to Jungle Gardens today! Riley had so much fun seeing all the animals: birds, monkeys, flamingos (they were Sean and his favorite), alligators, snakes...
It was such a fun morning with my two boys.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Riley woke up from his nap on Tuesday afternoon October 24th with these hives all over his legs. He is highly allergic to peanuts so I went back through all the foods he ate that day and still couldn't figure it out. Thank God for Dr Karen Hamad!!!! She was able to see him and get him some medicine to help with the hives and swelling. By the next morning all the hives were gone!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Breast Cancer Ribbon Cookie Recipe

On Friday night, I made some sugar cookies that were devoured early in the evening. Here is the recipe:

Sugar Cookie Recipe
3 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 stick butter
1 stick margarine
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp almond extract

Mix first 3 ingredients then set aside. Beat butter, marg. and sugar till fluffy, then beat in eggs and extract till combined. Add dry ingredients and mix till combined. Refrigerate dough 3 hours.
Bake cookies onSilpat or parchment paper at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. (the cookies should be VERY light brown on the edges).

1 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp milk
2 tsp light corn syrup
1/4 tsp almond extract
food coloring


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month... in honor of that, the woman of K2 had a breast cancer crop on Friday Oct 20th and a portion of the proceeds went to our local Susan G. Komen foundation. The design team was asked to make a LO that represents the Breast Cancer Foundation, TFL.

Dream, Design and Create

Saturday, October 21, 2006

My 31st Birthday

...was filled with lots of activity and fun. It actually started on Friday when my girlfriend Tomi had a luncheon at her house with all my girlfriends. She baked me a 2 layer chocolate cake filled with strawberries and covered with strawberry icing and chocolate sprinkles. I got a great clock mug, a cool ring, the book "Living out Loud" that I have been wanting for a long time, and a gift certificate. It was such a fun afternoon. THANKS Tomi for hosting it (and my mug- which I love)and thanks to Elena, Ashley and Meghan for the great gifts!
Saturday morning , I woke to a handmade birthday card from Sean and Riley... they actually dug through my supplies and made me the sweetest card, a great way to start the day!!!
Later that morning I taught a fun ATC class at K2. That afternoon we went to my in-laws to get the cousins together to play. Then Mariann made a wonderful dinner and an ice box cake for me. After dinner we went to the beach to hear the drums...too fun to watch Riley and Kayla listen and play along.
The beautiful flowers are from Gail- Thank You so much!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Rhonna -Autumn Leaves Paper

I had so much fun making these 2 LO's. I just loved the Rhonna papers, the Autmn Leaves and Heidi Swapp stamps, the glitter glue and the Zig Brushable pens...
I wanted Riley to remember the snacks that he liked when he was around 2 years old, that is what prompted my first LO.
In the second LO Riley loves playing with Sean's old cell phone. A couple of months ago I caught him playing with it and pretend talking on it... it was so cute. I just got around to scrapping it though.

Dream, Design and Create

My second take on Elsie Challenge #5

...altering a flower
this actually was not what I was going to do, but I needed to scrap these photos, and the page just started taking form.
i had alot of fun doing this page, and then thinking of a cute saying that went perfectly..


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Elsie Challenge #5

I am cheating a little on this challenge... I did this LO the other night, but I "lifted" the idea from another page. I took the flower and folded it in half, then folded it again and stapled it in place. There is a Heidi Swap masked tag that goes with this page, but it is not shown.

I have another idea I want to do for this challenge but I had to do paperwork all day today. I am scrappin tomorrow and will post it when I am done with it.

Make sure to check out Tammy's blog and see her awesome take on the challenge!

Check out Kim's blog in a day or two... she just got back from Memory Trends and is going to work on her challenges this week.

P.S. Remember if you want to join us each week just leave me a comment and we will include you next week. All we ask is that you link to each of our blogs in your post for the challenge day!
(Which we are trying to do on Tuesdays)

P.S.S. This is a sneak peak of one of the pages in the "she" album K2 is offering the night of the She Party in November for 45.00. It includes a beautiful 8x8 album and supplies to complete 6 pages all about YOU!!! Go and check it out at the store.

Dream, Design and Create

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Surgery Day and Follow up...

Here is a 2 pg LO of Riley's SX day and follow up visit with Dr. Howard
PP is Basic Gray, letter stickers are K and Co and SEI, "T" sticker, "strong" tab and "TUF 1" license plate are Creative Imaginations.


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Our first trip to the ER

This was the worst way to spend New Years Eve last year. Riley pulled our wooden garbage can over on his big toe. He squoshed it like a grape... the surgeon had to wait a couple of days for the swelling to go down so he could perform surgery. So that is why he had to cast his foot and leg for a couple of days!


Dream, Design and Create

Friday, October 13, 2006

My Sleeping Beauty

I took this photo of Riley in August, but just scrapped it the other day! That afternoon he did not take a nap, but played in his room... well later that evening during dinner he fell asleep. I just couldn't resist taking a photo of him!


Dream, Design and Create

Thursday, October 12, 2006

I want this book!!!

Big Fat Cookies by Elinor Klivans
enough said huh...

New Daisy D's Christmas Paper

The first LO is of Christmas Eve last year.
The second LO is of the Live Nativity we go to at The Tabernacle Church every year.
Cardstock: Bazzil
PP: Daisy D's Christmas Collection
Stamps: Autumn Leaves "flourishes" and "journaling", Cherry Arte "calendar
Stickers: K and Co
Pens: black Zig and green Brushables
lace: local craft store
other: DMC floss and sewing machine


Dream, Design and Create


PS you can find all the above goodies at K2 Scrapbooking Studio

YIPEE!!!!! banner is back.
I went online yesterday and reactivated my account on village photos which hosts the banner photo. I do not know it that is what did it but I do not care, it is back!!!

Dream, Design and Create

First Day of ...

...PMO (parents morning out) at Sarasota Baptist Church. Riley was so excited to go, mainly because Gavin was going with you.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

No Banner????

I went to create a new post today and saw that my banner is missing!! What the heck is going on. I tried to figure out what was wrong, but I am not that technical. Yikes.
Does anyone know what could have happened? If you do please leave me a comment.
Thanks I would really appreciate it.

Dream, Design and Create

Elsie Challenge # 4

Here is my 4th LO for the Elsie challenges...
This week was creating your own chipboard! The "c" and the arrow are chipboard that I made.
The cardstock is DCWV and Bazill, PP is AC and Urban Lilly. Stamps are from Autumn Leaves (3 different sets), Pen is Zig


Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Elsie Challenge #3

I am a total slacker!!!
I didn't post for week 2, but I have a good excuse! (ha ha)
I actually did it a couple of weeks ago... I know that is cheating but... here is the link when I posted it.

Kim (my Elsie challenge partner) came over this morning and we both worked on our LO's for this weeks challenge!
Ok, here is week 3 challenge...ribbon border! I just love how this LO turned out... I have been wanting to do a LO that included lots of circles and when I came across this photo with the four of us lying in a circle it was perfect! TFL!

Dream, Design and Create

2 LO's I completed today...

I have been working on Riley's album the last couple of months or so, in hopes to get it up to date by the time the baby is born. I have about 30 LO's left to do... yikes I better get busy! The second LO also is my fourth Elsie challenge... make your own chipboard! I stamped (Autumn Leaves) arrows on PP adhered them to chipboard, then I cut them out. TFL!

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PS. Kim, am I allowed to do that? Post a challenge LO before the week it is due?