Saturday, July 17, 2010

First Haircut

Well I finally mustered up the courage to get Charlotte's first hair cut. She has been telling me "no" for a couple of months now, so I finally just had to do it.

I really thought us waiting for 45 minutes and her playing before hand would soften her up. But alas, I was wrong.

This is the "before" shot.

Notice the little "purse" of beads in her hand. Yes, that is a bribe to get her to sit there. I know, shameless. What can I say.

the "during" shots,

and the "after" shots. I thought they would put a bow in or something, but that was an additional $10. Yikes!!! I was just glad to get out of there without a meltdown.

She was very resistant and told the hair dresser "no" to everything she asked her. (This is why she is not wearing the drape over her clothes to keep the cut hair off of her).

Overall, she did pretty good, I must say. Now, I just need to figure out how to fix it. At least it is not always in her face now.

Can't wait to make this scrapbook page...........

Birthday Bash Winner Announced....

And the winner, for my Birthday Bash give away is Stephanie (Froggy530). Congrats girl!!! You won.

Froggy530 said...
I am a follower of both! Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous product! Love it!
July 9, 2010 12:10 PM

So email me your address and I will mail your goodies to you. Also, let me know if you own an I-top or plan to get one. I will hook you up with some brad daddies as well.

Thanks for playing everyone. And stay tuned there will be more give aways to come!!!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A little Imaginisce "Apple Cider" Inspiration

This week the Just Imagine! blog is having a pre-release party for one of their new lines, Apple Cider. They are giving away prizes all week so check it out to see how you can win each day.

Anyway, I thought I would post a little of my own Apple Cider inspiration today. This is just a simple 12x12 single photo layout. This picture was taken a few years ago when my youngest son was in day care. This was a picture at there annual "Fall Fest" celebration for the kids.

I even dusted off my Cricut Expression for this layout. If you know me, then you know I love my Cricut!! I used the Storybook cartridge for both the title (Fall) and the cut out marquee shape. I did manipulate the marquee shape with my Cricut Design Studio software to make it the shape I wanted.

I added a few metallic pearl glam rocks to the title and as accents to my page with my I-rock tool.

And while you are at it. Check out Lori's blog for a give away of a Cricut cartridge!!!

So go on. What are you waiting for? It will only take you a minute. Check out the Imaginisce blog every day this week and see how you can win this collection. They might be even giving away a few tools, and not just Imaginisce tools. (There might be a hint on the blog).

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Apple Cider Pre-Release Party

Yes, once again Imaginisce is giving away product!!! They have a new fall collection "Apple Cider" that will start shipping to stores next week.

Check the Just Imagine! blog each day this week for inspiration from the design team and learn how YOU can win free samples of this new collection. They are not giving away just one pack of samples, they are giving away a pack EACH day this entire week. And they might even throw in some extra goodies (i-rock or i-top tools...wink).

And now, how you find out how you can win. Just sign up for the Imaginisce e-newsletter that will be launching soon, and leave a comment on release party post on the Just Imagine! and not only could win a Cricut cartridge, but also a Cricut Expression machine. So jump over and register for the newsletter today and leave a comment that you registered!! If you're already registered...then just let them know in your comment (feel free to give us some Apple Cider love too if you want).

Friday, July 9, 2010

"Wrapping" up the Birthday Bash Release Party and a Give away!!!!

Well today is the end of the Birthday Bash release party on the Just Imagine! blog. You really need to check it out. They are giving away goodies all week long. And in the spirit of birthdays this week (it was my youngest son's 9th birthday yesterday), I am going to share another layout and have a giveaway myself!!

This is Jake's birthday party from last year. The pictures aren't that great, but so is life. I am not a professional photographer, nor do I pretend to be. Sometimes I get good photos, sometimes they are not so good, but they are mine so I scrap them anyway.

I just love these Birthday Bash banners. They are so fun to use!

And the springy cake sticker is another favorite. Imaginisce comes up with some unique embellishments and I love them!!

So now for the fun part, the give away. (And thank you to my fellow DT'r and great scrapper, Melinda Spinks for letting me borrow this image she had on her blog. You need to check her blog out. She has a fantastic giveaway going as well.).

So now the loot:

I am giving away (12) double sided Birthday Bash papers, (1) each of the springy stickers ("It's Party Time, "Piece of Cake", and "Make a Wish"), all (6) of the snag 'em Birthday Bash Stamps, and a pack of the Birthday Bash Sticker Glass and if you tell me that you have an I-top, I will throw in some brad daddies for you.

Here is the catch: all you have to do is become a follower of my blog and the Just Imagine! blog and then post back in the comment section that you are a follower on this post by Friday July 16th at midnight CST and I will pick a winner. And yes, Internationals can play as well, you just might have to wait on the slow shipping.

So that is it for today. I hope you enjoyed the Birthday Bash release party on the Just Imagine blog! and I hope you enjoyed my birthday projects. I hope this inspires you to start working on those stacks of birthday photos.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Birthday Party Favor

This week Imaginisce is having a "Birthday Bash" release party on their blog.  And what is a good party without good party favors? I have a cute little project that I made that is pretty inexpensive that can be given at parties for a favor to the guests.

Seriously, this cost me less than the treat bags that I normally give filled with cheap, plastic toys that get thrown away the minute the kids get home. Let me break it down for you.

 (8) Wooden Frames: $7.92 (.99 a piece)
Paint: $2.25 (Will have left over)
Glitter Glaze: $2.50 (optional)
I-rock jewel hot rocks: $12.99 for the compact of 800 gems. Total number of gems used was 128 so the cost associated with that is $2.08.

The total cost per frame is just $3.34 a piece. Not bad for a hand crafted item that will not be thrown away as soon as the kids get home. And keep in mind the packs of the rubons and stickers have different images, but that will make each of the frames unique and special for that child. You will also have left over paint, glitter glaze and the fabulous hot rock gems.

The kids will have a lasting keepsake to put their own picture in or one that was taken at the party.

Oh and it wouldn't be a P-A-R-T-Y without celebrating by giving away free B-Day Bash Collection products or i-rock products each day this week on the Just Imagine! blog (with some bonus Facebook giveaways)!! So check it out. What are you waiting for?

Monday, July 5, 2010

A "Birthday Bash" Celebration (and a layout, of course)

Okay, I am the first one to admit that scrapbooking events like birthdays and Christmas is a tedious, monotonous task for me. These events come yearly and it is really hard to come up with something "new and different" to say about them. With that disclaimer said, I am now feeling a little different about scrapping birthdays. I know I am a little biased, but Imaginisce has come out with a fantastic new line called "Birthday Bash". It is not the typical colors that you see in birthday paper lines. And some of their new embellishments are just awesome!! Very different from others that I have seen.

This week on the Just Imagine! blog they are having a "Birthday Bash" release party. You really need to check it out. And you know how Lori (our DT coordinator) likes to give stuff away. I would be willing to bet there is a give away or two this week.

Here is one of my projects that I did using this fabulous line.

Did you notice the paper candles? Too cool, huh? I love them!!

Here I am showing what I did with the I-rock tool with the gems.

So, come on, check it out. What do you have to loose? And it just might inspire you to scrap that stack of birthday photos you have been putting off.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

An Imaginisce Sketch challenge

Whew, glad to be back from vacation. How come you always feel like you need a vacation after a vacation? Seriously, I think it is fun for the kids, but the parents have to worry about entertaining everyone and getting them there on time, etc. We had fun, but I am glad to be home.

Well it is the first of the month and that means that Imaginisce is having another sketch challenge. They switched it up a bit this month and provided a card sketch by Tammy Wark from the Imaginisce DT.

I am not much of a card maker so I welcomed this easy to do sketch. Here is my take on it.

I used papers from the To Love & Cherish line and the sticker sentiment and envelope is from the Imaginisce card pack.

Here is Tammy's sketch:
So if you would like to play and have a chance to win check out this post on the Imaginisce blog and post your take on the sketch on the Misty linky at the end of the post. You must use 75% Imaginisce products and post your entry by July 25th to win.

You can also post on each of the DT members blogs on their sketch for another chance to win. And believe me, the Imaginisce goody boxes are like no one else's!! Unmatched for sure. So you have nothing to loose. Come on. Give it try!!

Can't wait to see what you create!