Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween Eve

Tomorrow is Halloween! YAY!! I love Halloween. We threw a VERY fun Halloween party on Friday at our house!! It's a costume party - everyone HAS to dress up. It's so much fun. And its always a big secret what everyone is dressing up as! This year - Scarlett's FIRST Halloween - we dressed up as . . .



Pooh, Piglet & Tigger!





I made our costumes and actually managed to do it all without sewing a stitch! I bought Josh & I gold and orange sweat suits online and turned them into Pooh (with a red tee shirt hemmed up with stitch witchery) and Tigger (glued felt tummy striped and ears on). Pretty simple. Tigger was a little time consuming, but it was definitely not dificult.

Scarlett's costume was a striped shirt I found on ebay. I cut the sleeves off and hemmed them with stitch witchery. Her tulle tutu was one of those classic no-sew tutus. And her pink tights and turtle neck, and crocs, I already had. Her ears are cut out of felt and glued onto clippies.



(I'm planning on dressing her up again on Monday and taking some better photos.)

So there we are. A Winnie the Pooh Family!

(PS - Josh surprised me on Friday with the new Winnie the Pooh movie on Blu Ray! Isn't he sweet?! We took Scarlett to see it for her first movie back when it was in theaters, so we already LOVED it. We watched it this morning and its as funny and sweet as we remembered. I'll probably do a full review soon!!)

Friday, October 28, 2011

new releases!

Whoa. I've been a little MIA haven't I? Well - I totally have a good excuse!! I am throwing a big Halloween bash at my house tonight. Josh and I invited both sides of the families, so we're attempting to squeeze around 25 adults & kids into our tiny house for our (somewhat yearly) costume party!!! I can't reveal what we're dressing up as yet, but watch for some pictures later this weekend.

PLUS in just 4 short days we are headed to DISNEYLAND for Scarlett's first trip ever! I can't begin to tell you how excited I am. It's ridiculous. So . . . needless to say I've been SUPER BUSY getting it all ready!

On top of it all, I do have some new releases today!! And I know I'm going to make a few people very happy with these . . .

"Build-a-Princess Paper Pack Bundle"



Looking for hair, skin, and fabrics to build your Build-a-Princess? Well, look no further!! You'll find every shade to build ANY princess right here!! Each pack is available individually as well!

"Build-a-Princess Paper Pack: Satins"



"Build-a-Princess Paper Pack: Cottons"



"Build-a-Princess Paper Pack: Hair"



"Build-a-Princess Paper Pack: Skins"



Also new in the shop this week:

"I Love Candy Corn Alpha"



Wordy Paper Pack: Halloween Time"



LOTS of new goodies in the shop today!!!

Here's the page I scrapped with the new princess papers:



And from the amazing Britt Girls - using the new princess papers AND the new Halloween stuff:



Ok . . . on to this week's Show Off Slideshow!!




Thanks to everyone who sent in their Show Offs this week! You're all getting my new "Wordy Paper Pack: Halloween Time" as your gift this week, so watch those email inboxes!

And with that, I'm off!! SO MUCH TO DO before the party tonight! I really hope I can get it all done!!!!!!! Wish me luck!

TTFN.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Halloween Chat on Tuesday!

Mark your calendars and join me, if you dare, for a fun Halloween Chat on Tuesday, October 18th at 10:10 am Mountain Time at MouseScrappers.com!



That's 9:10 am Pacific, 11:10 am Central, and 12:10 pm Eastern. There will be prizes, gifts, games, trivia, and much more!!

I hope to see lots of you there for some good, clean (and calorie free) Halloween FUN!

Friday, October 14, 2011

frightfully delightful

I can't believe it, but Halloween is right around the corner! We LOVE Halloween at our house. And I LOVE making Halloween digi-scrap products. This year's kit is probably my favorite so far!

"Frightfully Delightful"



I do have an add-on freebie for you today too, so make sure you read all the way to the end to snag it.

Here is the page I scrapped with "Frightfully Delightful":



And from the oh-so-talented Britt Girls:



"Frightfully Delightful" is so perfect for scrapping all your Halloween memories & more as you can see!

Alrighty - time to enjoy the Show Off slideshow.




Thanks to everyone who sent in their Show Offs this week. You're all getting a very lucky 2nd Chance gift this week. So watch your email inboxes to see which past prizes you get to pick from.

And last but not least, your add-on freebie!


{{ DOWNLOAD HERE }}


Enjoy! And have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

eek!! it's a peek!!

Coming tomorrow . . . .



Check back when clock strikes midnight . . . if you dare!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

our little redhead??

My dad is a redhead, I naturally have some definite red in my blonde hair. And yes, Scarlett's brown hair definitely has some warm tones in it, but she's not a redhead. Except maybe just as the sun goes down.

As I was editing the pictures from her 6 month photo shoot, I noticed the light in the last two frames I snapped made her look like a total redhead! Move over Anne of Green Gables, Scarlett Ann would make the most fabulous redhead ever!!



I didn't edit this to make her hair redder or anything. I promise!! The light was just so RED that evening! Even her eyebrows look red! Isn't that awesome?

I LOVE Scarlett's brown hair. I always told Josh I wanted her hair to be dark like his. But if Scarlett ever somehow ends up with red locks, I'd be thrilled. This photo is like a little glimpse into what that would be like and I LOVE IT!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Wishes Happiness & Hope

MouseScrappers.com is currently raising money for "Give Kids the World", a non-profit storybook themed resort in Kissimmee Florida where children with life-threatening illnesses, and their families, are treated to week-long, cost-free fantasy vacation!
(photos courtesy of Give Kids the World)




Give Kids the World's mission is to fulfill wishes of children, and to never turn a child away. They work very closely with organizations like the Make-A-Wish Foundation to fulfill these wishes. Make-A-Wish qualifies the families and provides transportation to the Orlando area, and Give Kids the World provides a week of accommodations, food and theme park tickets - all at no cost to the families.




The resort is almost entirely staffed by friendly, loving volunteers (or "Angels", as they are called) who greet everyone with a warm smile. The facilities around the resort were designed with special needs in mind. For example, the carousel (free of course) accommodates wheel chairs. And Disney World, and other theme parks in the area send their characters right to the resort for a visit each week to meet the children!



The more I've read about this amazing place, the more amazed I am by it! I highly recommend you check out http://givekidstheworld.org and see for yourself all the amazing things they do for these families during the week that they visit. From weekly Christmas, to wheelchair accessible horseback riding, it's a dream come true for these kids and their families.

Give Kids the World relies on donations - so MouseScrappers.com decided to create a charity kit called "Wishes Happiness & Hope". It was actually in the works back when I was due with Scarlett so I didn't get to contribute. But, its such a good cause! 100% of the revenue generated from the sale of this kit will be donated to Give Kids the World.




Click on the image above to purchase this kit and help raise money for this incredible place. You'll be able to see example LOs using the kit at the link above as well.

Or go to MouseScrappers.com and click on the orange "Donate" button near the top of the page to make direct donation (without the kit) via PayPal.

Every little bit helps!! Do your good deed for the day and either purchase the kit (it's GIGANTIC BTW!!!) or make a little donation. Thanks so much!

Friday, October 7, 2011

flashback friday: incredi-boy!

First things first - let's announce the winner of last month's flashback challenge!!

I did a random drawing and the winner is . . .

zippyoh's "The Strip"



Congrats to zippyoh!! Email me to collect your $15 Gift Certificate to my shop!

Alright - it's time once again to FLASHBACK. We're flashing back all the way to July 2009, when I released a collab kit I created with GG Digital Designs. It's a bird, its a plane. No, its . . .

"Incredi-Boy"





And don't forget to pick up the freebie add-on too if you haven't already:



DOWNLOAD HERE


Incredi-Boy is 30% throughout the rest of October!!

Check out these awesome new pages the Britt Girls created . . .



And that's not all!



Create a LO using "Incredi-Boy" before October 31st, post it in the Britt-ish Designs Challenge Gallery and come back to this post and link me up, and I'll enter you in a drawing to win a $15 Britt-ish Designs Gift Certificate! I'll do a random drawing for 1 winner at the end of the month. No matter when you purchased "Incredi-Boy", today, last week or last year - just use it to create a layout and enter it to win!!

*IMPORTANT NOTE* When you want to link to one of your pages in the Britt-ish Designs Gallery, you need to click on this little icon to make sure that "Display File Information" is on.




Then, below your credits, you'll see the File Information. Use this URL when linking up your page.




You can't just copy and paste the URL that's at the top of your browser window! It won't work.

One more note. I know some people had trouble in the past with the gallery. But all problems were solved by simply trying another browser. My gallery and Internet Explorer don't get along. So, if you're having trouble seeing where to Register, Log In, Upload, or Comment - just try using a different browser (like Firefox, for example) and you shouldn't have any trouble.

Ok - have fun with "Incredi-Boy" this month!!! I can't wait to see what you scrap.



Monday, October 3, 2011

6 month photos

I took Scareltt's 6 month photos out in our backyard, with an ironed white flannel sheet as the backdrop. They turned out pretty great. The sun was going down, giving us the prettiest light!








I can't believe our first year is half-way over. Where does the time go? I squeeze her to pieces every day, but no matter how many time I tell her to stop, she just won't stop growing.

But I have to say, I love every new phase she grows into. I think I'll always think she's too big, and miss the tiny baby days. But I love the ride we're on! I'm never getting off.

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