Friday, November 29, 2013

It all started with some packaging!! :)

Hi everyone :) 

I hope all that celebrated had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving :) 

We had 11 of us at our home yesterday ...had turkey, lasagna (Brian can't eat turkey, so we make it for him ... and frankly, I don't like turkey ... so I eat the lasagna too! LOL!) and all the other traditional trimmings :) 

I wanted to share something I made yesterday morning before everyone woke up :) 

Brookie had gotten this toy from my in-laws and the packaging had a tree with a swing on it ... I told her I wanted it to make something with it :) 

So here is what I started with --

A "B" from Making Memories, a piece of Styrofoam and the tree/swing packaging from Brookie's toy :)

And here is what I made with it :)  I used Bella Blvd.'s Playdate and Snapshots collections :) 

And here are some photos from our Thanksgiving! :)

Our table :)

And some family photos :)

And some with my babies in honor of Aleida :)

MY FAVE PHOTO of the day :)

Our turkey :)

Our food :)

The desserts!! :)

And even Mr. Dandy got some pie :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

When she rules the camera :)

Hi everyone!!!! :)

I know that everyone is in Thanksgiving mode ... so I am going to thank you for taking the time to stop by today and also wish all that celebrate a VERY Happy Thanksgiving!!! :) 

And here is a little pilgrim named Brookie to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!! :)

This was from her recent First Grade Pilgrim play at her school :) 

I have been off work the past few days and I played along with a few challenges :) 

First was for My Mind's Eye latest sketch :) 

Here is their sketch --

Ronda Palazzari MME November Sketch 

And here is my take on it  --

I used their Cut & Paste collection and also their Chalk Studio collection :) 

The next challenge I played along with was Frosted Designs :) 

Their challenge was to use at least one of these 11 elements on your page --
  1. Tags;
  2. Paper layering
  3. Washi tape
  4. Flags/banners
  5. Patchwork
  6. Circles
  7. Stitching
  8. Stars
  9. Flowers
  10. Buttons 
  11. Arrows
I did Patchwork, Circles and Stitching :) 

I used Crate's Acorn Avenue collection on my page :) 

And while I had this collection out ... I also played along with Let's Get Sketchy's latest sketch :)

Here is their sketch :) 


And here is my take on it :)

I was inspired by the colors in this photo they provided for inspiration :) 

And here is their sketch :) 


And here is my take on it :) 

 I used Bo Bunny's Elf Magic collection on my layout :) 

I also wanted to share our Thanksgiving tables that I got ready on Tuesday :)   (we were supposed to have 17 people total over on Thanksgiving ... but on late Tuesday, a family had to cancel due to their children being sick :( ... so now I have pushed the tables together and rearranged some things from this photo... lol!!)   I am linking this photo up at Our Beautiful World ..... their theme was Thanksgiving ... and Thanksgiving to us is having family and friends over to celebrate what we are thankful for :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)