Sunday, March 30, 2008

It's a slumber party!

And I'm not invited! At least I'm pretty sure I'm not. This Friday my oldest will be hosting a slumber party to celebrate her 13th birthday. I was feeling ambitious and decided to make her invitations myself and here's what I came up with:

Not too bad eh? And they even got the Taylor stamp of approval! Woo hoo!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Photo Friday Challenge #6 "snow"

In honor of the crazy weather we've had here this week in the Seattle area, my photo challenge for this week is "snow"! Be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog where your pic for the challenge is posted!

Here's mine:

Sammy and his first snowball!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

What the scrap?!!! I've been tagged!

I've been tagged twice this week first by Christine and then again by Kim

So here are some random facts about moi:

1. I have freakishly sensitive feet. Seriously, the idea of going in and getting a pedicure or having the hubby rub my feet = torture! And I NEVER go barefoot!

2. I am the werld’s wurst spelur. God bless a spell check! No joke, I’ll use it about 37 times before I finish this post.

3. I can’t stand the smell of garlic! That’s pretty weird for me considering I used to eat the baked pieces of it that would come out of the pork roasts that my Grandma would cook when I was a kid. Ever since my second pregnancy, the smell of garlic has made me wretch! Yuck!

4. I’m a pseudo-twin! My brother was born on my birthday, but is four years younger than I am.

5. I’m still afraid of the dark.

6. I love desserts soooooo much that I've declared that every Tuesday shall be “Cookie Tuesday” where the family bakes (and eats, my favorite part--YUM!!) a batch of cookies. We’ve celebrated this totally awesome holiday every week for over a year now. Sweet!

7. I’m pretty sure I graduated high school ¼ of a credit short of the requirement. Allow me to explain:

During the last half of my junior year, I did homeschool and was also enrolled in an alternative school for one class. I completed all of the work but apparently, the class at the alternative school wasn’t worth the same amount of credits as regular classes. No one bothered to check this, including me, until way after graduation the following year. I was able to go on and attend college where I graduated Cum Laude with a BA in Psychology.

To this day I have a frequently reoccurring dream that I’ve been unknowingly skipping the one class that I need to pass in order to graduate and there isn’t enough time to make up the work! Wow, maybe I should use that fancy psych degree and do a little self-psychoanalysis!

Okay so the rules are...

Link to the person who tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them.
Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

I'm only gonna tag 3; Nate, Mel, and Sonja

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Something to smile about...

To say the last couple of days have been a little crazy is a gross understatement! I haven't had much opportunity to be very crafty for about a week now and the mood around our house is really weird. I think everyone is just coming down off of all the Easter Sunday excitement.


I wanted to share these pictures of Bean from this weekend. She's officially been ruined by Easter candy! She absolutely LOVED this marshmallow lollypop! She was just SO happy and actually mananged to eat a couple good mouthfulls of it before her mean mommy had to take it away. :0)


Friday, March 21, 2008

Photo Friday Challenge #5 "Easter"

For this week's photo challenge, find a favorite Easter picture! Be sure to leave a commment with a link to your blog when you've posted your pic for the week!

Here's mine:

Our family has this weird tradition of sitting new all the babies inside a basket on their first Easter, complete with grass and all! This is Bean on her first Easter Sunday, last year.

Wishing everyone a very blessed Easter Sunday!

"He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay." Matthew 28:6

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Easter Pages

Here's a set of Easter pages that I just finished today. I'm so proud of myself for actually finishing them before Easter gets here! Now maybe I'll go get started on one of the many Valentines Day projects I bought stuff for and just never got around to creating! Yeah right. ;0)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

page candy???

Sometimes if feel as though I must be living under a rock or something when it comes to what's new or trendy in the world. Today I was talking to a friend about what the little embellishy artwork thingies that you put on scrapbook pages are called and apparently, everyone knows these to be page candy. O.k. That's definitely a new one for ol Jenn :0) But I like it. I mean, I like candy and I also like scrappy stuff, so to me page candy = the best of both worlds :0)

Here's a little "candy" I came up with today. I'm still working on the rest of the page that goes with this little Easter basket (which my son tells me looks more like a hat:0) ) so maybe I'll post pics of the completed pages in a day or two.

I've also been finishing up my thank you cards for Bean's birthday celebration and I just thought they were too cute not to share! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Faithbooking Challenge # 2 "What do you pray about?"

For my faithbooking challenge #2, I found this topic on another website:

"What do you pray about? What is sitting close to you heart? What keeps you up at night? This month, create a layout that highlights something you are praying about or praying for."

This could cover any number of things depending on what's going on in your life right now. I chose to focus on my kiddos :0).

I found the journaling on a greeting card and it seemed just perfect! It reads: "May God bless you with bright stars in the sky when the way seems dark...with smiles to cheer you when the road seems long...with sunshine to warm you when the road seems cold...with love to greet you when each day is done...and with peace that fills heart and reminds you of what a precious gift you are to God. And to me."

Be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog when you've posted your pages for the challenge! Have fun!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Photo Friday Challenge #4 "funny"

For this week's photo challenge, find a favorite pic that is just too funny not to share! Be sure to leave a comment to let everyone know that you've posted your picture for the challenge on your blog!

Here's my pic for the week:

This is a favorite picture of Sammy that we've named "Teaching Nemo a Lesson." This was taken at a bbq we went to last year where the host totally spoiled my kiddos with all kind of treats and goodies, including a Finding Nemo pinata. Little Sam could barely lift the stick to take a swing at this thing, but we give him an A+ for effort. Check out the look of determination on his face!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

baby shower gift

This past Saturday, I was supposed to go to a friend's baby shower. I say 'was supposed' to only because being the directionally challenged person that I am, I never actually found the location of the shower! I drove all the way out, 45 minutes away from my house to where I thought it should have been and never found the correct address. Magellan I am not. Fortunately, the mother-to-be goes to the same church that I do and I'll be able to get this to her this weekend.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Engineer Sam vs. Godz-Ella

Poor Sammy! He's had to learn a lot of patience becoming a big brother and this afternoon was no exception. He was just trying to have some nice quite time playing with his train set,when little Miss Ella decided she wanted to play too! Thanks for being such a good sport Sammy!

A smile of victory on the face of the mighty Godz-Ella!

Notsomuch with the smiling for Engineer Sam.

***Update: Sam has been sitting here in my lap as I post this and has declared the pics of Ella breaking apart the train track "ha-warious." Crisis averted. ;0)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Grand Opening!

I'm so excited! After, many, many months of planning and preparation, I am pleased to announce that the Gautier Designs Boutique is up and running! The boutique will specialize in premade scrapbook pages, albums, cards, etc. many of which feature paper pieced artwork.

Thanks to my hubby for all of his hard work putting together the site, I love you babe!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Photo Friday challenge #3 "favorite photo"

I'm a little late getting this week's challenge up, so I figured I'd make it an easy one : "favorite photo". Pick a favorite photo, old or new. I'm looking through some oldies I have from my pre-digital camera days, so I'll post mine later today.

Be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog with your picture! Can't wait to see everyone's pictures!

Edit: Ok, here's my pic for the week. This is one of my favorite pics of Nick at about 6mos old. We were out having a play date at a park that had a farm with a petting zoo. He had just barely learned to sit up at this point and I thought it would make such a cute shot to have him sitting all by himself on the bench in front of the barn. Gotta love those big ol' cheeks!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

paper pieced flower pot card

I don't know about you, but I am soooo ready for spring to get here! In honor of the beautifully sunny day we had here in the Seattle area, here's a little paper pieced flower pot card I made. Thanks for looking!

The flowers, ribbon, brads, mini tag and "so sweet" stamp are all CTMH.

Monday, March 3, 2008

My page for Faithbooking Challenge #1

Well, I thought it was totally lame to not have posted a pic of my own pages for my "about you" faithbooking challenge, so ......

These are the pages that I came up with for the faithbooking class that I taught last month. I've actually had these finished since mid Feb. but had been waiting to post them because they still need pictures. I'm having a really hard time finding any pics of me that I have deemed scrap worthy, so I'll have to work on that too.

The title reads: "I am HIS masterpiece" and the scripture printed on the file folder is Psalm 139 : 13-14 " For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well."