Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Just a Note

I love how this card turned out! I think Riley is my fav little guy to use on my cards, he's just the cutest! I showed one of the Rileys to my Sammy a while back and told him that it reminded me of him, so now every time I make a card with Riley on it, Sammy says "look it's me!" When he saw this one, he said "look, it's me naked drinking coffee!" LOL! That kid's such a goof ball! And just for the record, naked coffee drinking, no matter how cute you are, is frowned upon in our house! ;0)

Supplies used : Bo Bunny paper, Hanna Stamps, Prismacolor markers, CTMH button & waxy flax, stickles ; Sketch from Taylored Expressions (TECC48)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Thanks Sew Very Much!

This little card is going to a couple of friends of ours who sent over two custom made princess dresses for Beanie this past Christmas. They are the cutest little dresses and Bean just fell in love with them as soon as she saw them. I'll see if I can catch her later and take a picture or two :0)

supplies used : Chatterbox paper, Stamping Bella stamp, Prismacolor markers, Stickles, ribbon

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge week 8

For this week's challenge we were supposed to make a square card. I decided this image would be perfect for a gift card holder. I wish I looked that cute when I went Christmas shopping, lol!

supplies used : K&Company paper, Stamping Bella stamp, Prismacolor markers, CTMH Sparkles, Stickles, KI Memories ribbon, grosgrain ribbon

Thursday, January 22, 2009

So Sweet card

One of Nate's best friend's and his wife are expecting their first baby girl any day now and I wanted to send them a little card to send them our love. I know the mommy-to-be is a big fan of lavender, so I wanted to make sure I used it as one of my main colors on the card. The sketch is from Taylored Expressions (TECC42)

These little chichibouli fairies are just so stinkin cute!

supplies used : CTMH papers & sentiment stamp, Stamping Bella stamp, Prismacolor markers, stickles, ribbon

I'm heading out for scrap night with the girls at Nona's tonight! YAY!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Thank you card

Here's another Bella card, lol! This one is for a wonderful friend of the family who totally spoils our family any chance she gets! She's the sweetest woman ever and she loves my kiddos like they were her own grandchildren, especially since she doesn't have any of her own. She actually bought me my new markers (that I'm LOVING by the way! )

supplies used : CTMH paper, Stamping Bella stamp, Prismacolor markers, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Cricut George font cartridge, Stickles, ribbon

Anyhoo, she's a major cat lover too so I thought this card would be just purr-fect! (Wow, corny much Jenn?)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Double trouble

Saturday, I attended the baby shower of a friend from our church who's expecting twin girls in about 8 weeks! I'm so excited but nervous for her at the same time, lol! Her and her husband have 2 other children, both boys, ages 7 years and 21 months. She's an excellent mother and I know she'll continue to be with their newest little blessings too!

supplies used : DCWV Nana's Kids paper, Stamping Bella stamp, CTMH stamp, Prismacolor markers, paper flowers, brads

Monday, January 19, 2009

a few random facts about me...

I saw this on Sparkle's blog, and just couldn't resist!

I've done the ones in purple

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band Rock Band video game band probably doesn't count, right?
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/World
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo Again with the Rock Band?
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language Does toddler count?
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied?
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge Week 7

Sparkle's hosting a weekly Christmas card challenge every Sunday and this week's challenge was to make cards that used liquid applique. Here's my card (even thought I'm pretty sure you're supposed to make 2 - oops!). I used liquid applique on the wee tiny little snowflakes that are all around the oh-so-adorable Mr. Riley.

supplies used: (retired) CTMH paper, Hanna Stamps, Prismacolor markers, CTMH brads, ribbon, liquid applique

Thursday, January 15, 2009

My little fashonista

Well, I'm not even sure this picture needs much of an explanation...... but, boy are we in for it when this little one grows up!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My First Bella Card

I know I'm really late to catch on to the whole Bella craze, but better late than never, right? Thanks again Sparkle for the image! You're the best!

supplies used: K&Company papers, Stamping Bella Stamp, Prismacolor markers

This card is for my BFF, LaTraya ;0). She's pretty new to the world of scrapping & stamping but she already LOVES the Bella stamps! We both think it's awesome how each of the Bella gals can be colored in to represent any ethnicity.

When she announced that she and her hubby were expecting, I knew I had to create LaTraya-bella just for her!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hey Ladybug!

A friend of mine is in the final stages of buying a house and is feeling a little stressed by the whole thing. I made this card for her in the hopes of cheering her up a bit. I used my Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge for the twig and ladybug.

It feels so funny to get out my Cricut and use it anymore! I used to use it all the time and then I bought a Pazzles and fell in love with that because it can literally cut anything I want it to. Just curious, does anyone else still use their bug?

Have a great Tuesday!

Friday, January 9, 2009

baby girl scrapbook pages

Over the past few weeks I've been working on a couple of custom scrapbook albums for a new client. This was one of my favorite layouts that went in an album for a 2 year old girl. I'd originally bought this paper to scrap some of my own pictures of Bean, but I hadn't gotten around to using it by the time this new project came up. I ended up liking these pages so much that I'm pretty sure I'll be making another set of them for my little darlin too. Althought I don't know what I'll do to about the little acrylic ribbon slides since CTMH retired them at the first of the year and I don't have a website anymore. :0(

supplies used : My Mind's Eye papers, CTMH flowers & acrylic ribbon slides, brads, ribbon

Tonight is Family Movie Night at the Gautier house! We're going to watch The Chronicals of Narnia : Prince Caspian tonight and my kids are so excited! We'd planned to go and see it in the theater but never found the right time to go, so it should be a treat for all of us!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Happy New Year...a little bit late ;0)

We started out the new year with a bang, and a couple of really nasty colds! Yay! Not so much. I've spent the past few days being the official runny nose wiper (double yay!) and have become quite used to being Bean's "mommy-chair". And I also think I've seen enough Nick Jr. shows to last me a millenium.

Now that we appear to be past the worst of it, I finally have a free moment (and free hands) to update my blog.

Every Christmas I like to make Nate a calendar for the following year. He really loves them and just gets a kick out of looking over all our favorite pictures from the year. I went the easier route this year and bought a kit by Basic Grey where the pages were all preplanned and all I had to do was assemble and add my pics!

I'll probably post some more of the pages throughout the year, maybe it'll help me post artwork more often, lol! Although I have made it one of my resolutions to create and share more projects.

Hope you all are having a great start to your new year!