Rise to the Challenge, Week 2

I am participating in a challenge over at ASP called Rise to the Challenge. Each week a challenge is posted and you are to complete the challenge and submit your LO to be judged on 5 criteria, unknown to you. Each LO is given a score out of 50. Here are the rules for this …

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Color Challenge

Hi everybody. Its been a crazy, crazy week. Dealing with sick babies now. Sigh… Anyway, here are a couple of things I have that I can post. Today’s challenge at Daily Inspiration is to use warm colors. Here is my contribution: And, I also did these cute little clocks for my Time Swap:

Hybrid Challenge

Todays challenge over at Daily Challenge, is to incorporate a digi element (made by Day) on your traditional LO. You can download your own here. They are super cute! Here is my take: I also used a differnt version to make a swap item (Spring Journaling Tag.)

Rainbow Bright

Whats not more fun than a few noodles and some Elmers glue?? Not much! I found this activity on 5 Orange Potatos by way of The Crafty Crow. If you have never dyed noodles, its very simple. Pour some noodles into a gallon baggie. Add a few drops of food coloring and a little bit …

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The Wind Blew!

Its spring and that means lots of windy days! Spend some time doing a few activities that focus on the wind. My favorite book about wind is The Wind Blew, by Pat Hutchins. Another good one is called Feel the Wind by Arthur Burros.Gather a few items from around the house that can be easily …

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Who’s in your 5?

Recently on ASP, we were asked to share our five most favorite LOs. There have been many over time, but these are my five favorite LOs from the last year. Can’t really pinpoint why, but I just love them. A few were contest winners, so maybe thats why.

Belly Shot! For the last time!!

This was for a Daily Inspiration challenge calling for shades of blue. This horrible picture is of my belly at the end of my last pregnancy. Thank God thats over! I did a little paper weaving and then sewed over it with my sewing machine.

A “Handmade Embelishment”

Today’s challenge over at Daily Inspirations is to make a handmade embelishment for your layout. Here is my contribution. I also incorperated another challenge on this one. It was an add challenge from ASP. I was going to post the ad, but now I can’t find it! Boo!

Tie- Dye…like the old days!

We all remember the tie dyed stuff we had as a kid. And the first time we were involved in tie dying process. My first time was summer church camp, maybe Jr. High. I can’t say I love the look of tie dye so much that I actually want to wear it, but I do …

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Scrappy Blog Hop!

I am so very lucky to belong to a wonderful online scrapping board. I owe these ladies big time! If it were not for them, I am not sure how much scrapping I would ever get done! These ladies are the reason I started scraping again after a two year break! They are inspirational and …

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Cooking Up A Memory!

Today at Daily Inspiration, the challenge is a recipe challenge. No, this doesnt mean you have to use flour and sugar, but you do have to use your ruler and a little adhesive! This is my take on the following recipe: 1 pc cardstock 9×7″ pp 4×3″ pp 11×2″ pp 1 tag 9 buttons 3 …

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RAOK Week!

RAOK, or Random Act of Kindness, is something fun to do to your neighboors, your family or your online friends! This week on the wonderful scrap board I belong to, its been designated RAOK week! Yay! So, will any of this yummy goodness be coming to your house? Lets just say, its all heading NORTH! …

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Do you have little scrappers under foot?

I sure do! My oldest daughter loves to be with me in my scrapbook room. Her favorite activity is to take my paper cutter and cut up all my scraps! (Its a safe paper cutter, don’t worry!) Scrapbook’s etc had a great idea in last month’s issue for our little budding paper artist. Using your …

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Perfectly Punchy

I love punches. I especially love when punches are used to create something else. Check out these adorable creations: How stinkin cute is this guy? No, I did not come up with this adorable bunny, I found him and the directions on how to make him over at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog. Check it out! …

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Happy Birthday Little Monster!

Emma, AKA Little Monster, turns two tomorrow! We had a party today at the park! She had a blast and fortunatly, didn’t live up to her nick name! She was so good! Happy Birthday Baby! I love you!

Trick or Treat!

Halloween is my second most favorite holiday. I would say its my very favorite, but I always feel bad saying that. People look down on Halloween because of all the…well, you know- “Bad Stuff!” But for me, Halloween is all about pumpkins, costumes and candy! I mean, what could be more fun? This year, my …

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Waiting for summer…

I have a new Lo that is featured today on Daily Inspirations. It makes me long for summer. I am not a fan of winter (yes mom, we do wear coats in San Antonio!) So, scrapping some pictures from last summer makes me long for those hot lazy days. We teachers truly live for SUMMER! …

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Jaundice Sucks!

This is a LO I did to document Addie’s stinkt of Jaundice. All three of my girls have had it and it, well, SUCKS! Anyhow, I loved how this turned out and it was featured on Daily Inspirations yesterday.

Busy Little Scrapper

I have been holding on to these photos for a while, waiting for the perfect sketch. I have started ordering my pictures (some of them) as 3X5 rather than 4X6. I take so many pictures, but yet usually can’t fit more than 2 or 3 on a layout. So, if I print them smaller, then …

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Screwed!

Yep! I said it. Actually I am just repeating Ellie. Yesterday, she yelled down from the play room, and I’m quoting her exactly as she said it: “MOMMMMMMY!!!! Emma has a screw driver! And she is SCREWING everything…including me!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Look at that face! She kills me, the little touble maker, but so damn cute! Gotta …

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Scrappy Stuff

I have a buch of new LOs but can’t post them yet. They will be featured on A Daily Challenge soon. So, untill then, here are a few things I have been working on! Invite for my friend’s son’s birthday. Its a Spurs theme! They took a while.. LOL! And, a couple I can share:

Cheesy BBQ Chicken

AKA; Chilis Montery Chicken. This stuff is AWESOME! Probably the best recipe I have discovered in YEARS! Another one of my favorite blogs, The Hungry Housewife, had it a few weeks back. You have to try it! Its soooooo yummy! Here is a picture from her blog: And here is the link:http://thehungryhousewife.blogspot.com/2009/02/bbq-cheesy-chicken.html Try it! Your …

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Toddler Trouble!

So, this week has been Spring Break. I couldn’t wait for Spring Break! However, it has definitely been a week I have not wanted to repeat… I am not brave enough to take all three kids out in public by myslef. So, that means we would be at home everyday. Which wouldn’t have beenso bad …

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Spring Swap

I had a really hard time comming up with something cute for this swap. I must have made 15 prototypes. But, in the end, I found some things I loved. The suns are my favorite. And that deer stamp is so sweet. I had to use it. The background on the deer tag is a …

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