Tuesday, December 28, 2010

totally rando post

so.  the 'rents are visiting.  they came in the day after christmas.  we went to napa valley yesterday & went to castello di amarosa.  (owned by the same sattui that owns v. sattui.) delectable wine & family friendly.  actually, if you've ever seen "bedtime stories" with adam sandler (& if you haven't, you should... good, funny family movie!) the castle scenes were filmed there.  ANYWAY...  then went into napa for lunch at black bear diner (one of my major faves!!!) and then popped over to downtown to stop into anette's for some chocolates.  (truffles for me, a chocolate covered homemade marshmellow for the man - cuz that's just how he rolls...) 
 today we hit up the jelly belly factory.  it's a must when we have company.  nevermind that the kids & i have the tour memorized, could take the test to get our "degrees in beanology" and start giving tours.  whatever.  i guess  because of the christmas break, it was CROWDED.  we waited almost 2 hours to take the tour.  more than twice as long as we have ever waited.  but, as always, the kids loved it.  i got a huge bag of reindeer candy corn cheap since it is now after christmas.  so, everyone was a happy camper all around... :) 

so.  now.  it's pouring rain outside.  the hubs & my dad are watching football.  my mom & kids have gone to bed.  so, i'm sitting in my room half watching dateline, half reading the gibletgate thread @ 2 peas, consuming the rest of my little box of truffles from anette's yesterday & drinking a glass of gamay rouge from v. sattui and posting to say "hiiiiiiiii" and ask how your christmas was?  ours was good.  the kids loved all of their gifts from santa, played and shared like champs all day christmas.  it was fantastic day.  totally, totally lazy.  just ate random food & hung out in our pj's.  the kids actually stayed in pj's all day - only to change into a fresh pair for bedtime & watched "the santa clause 3."  (another movie we love!)      

oh - and to share this.  tomorrow elle is starting peeks for the new lines.  i can't not wait to get my hands on the new stuff!!!  be sure to check it out!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

jenni bowlin!

i had the awesome privilege of making some things for the jenni bowlin inspiration blog!  and they are up now.  woo hoo!  thank you, stephanie,  for asking me & the opportunity to participate!  :) 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

a little craftiness

so....  husband home for christmas break + sick kids + lots (& lots & lots) of rain have allowed me to spend a little crafty time this week.  i am truly grateful for that! (not the sick kid part though....)    i have a card and a layout that i can't share yet, but will give a little sneaky peeky of another day.  :) 

  i seriously am in love with this card.  it's the colors.  i used the studio calico exclusives from december + a sheet from glitz + those awesome ki memories scribbles stickers.  i love, love, love the way it turned out.  to make the "banner" i simply cut out a couple of  rows from the sassafras lass/ sc paper, attached a strip from the herringbone paper & accordion folded it.  Love the way it turned out & you will actually see the same thing on several of my layouts & cards coming up!  :)  

i made this one with a sheet from the glitz hoopla paper, my mind's eye crepe ribbon & some pearls.  love the way that cake looks.  i think i need a couple more sheets; so, i can make some birthday ones too! 
another one made from glitz pp.  i used this paper and the one in the top card.   i used the real state punch and the coordinating stamp from studio calico (in the holiday lights add on)  
this lo is from studio calico's december kit, metropolitan.  (i think they still have some.  if you don't have it, you should snatch it up.  it is that fabulous.)  this is my girl + my friend's girl + the other "belle" from our church christmas play last weekend. they were the "belles of the nile"   

to make this little flower center, i used the stamp from the main kit.  i first stamped it one kraft cardstock & then stamped it on 4 different patterns. then,  i cut out bits from the patterns & glue dotted them on!  love the colorful, mosaic look! 
i think i mentioned this in another post, but i am also in love with the new ki memories calendar pages.  i think i am going to make a month in review page each month.  i've started on december's using the teal one.  i'll share it after the month is over & i've finished it!  :) 
(and a side note: if the dates look "off," it's because i accidentally put june.  it should be july!  eek!) 
                                      

Thursday, December 9, 2010

So, so, excited!

i am excited to announce that i made my first ever design team.  thank you, elle, for giving me this opportunity.  i am so excited to work with elle's products and with the wonderful list of ladies on the team for the january-june 2011 term.  :)
check it out HERE

Sunday, December 5, 2010

a little scrapping

well... with all of the craziness of thanksgiving & christmas upcoming, i squeezed in a little scrapbooking last week.  wooo!  just thought i'd share.
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the littlest & i drove up to green tangerines last week where i found all of these fun new papers from ki memories.  i totally need to go back & get more - one for each month!   it's probably a good thing it's a little bit of a drive &  i can't just pop over to that store!

this one i made mostly with the watercolor add on from studio calico's october kit + more ki memories letters & scribble stickers. 

this one was made with my napa valley studio calico kit & i actually made it a couple of weeks ago.  i just haven't had time to take pics of it!