Friday, December 30, 2011

Mud Run

My son and I had an absolute blast sloshing through mud and navigating muddy obstacles at a Mud Run on June 18th. One of my girlfriend's put together a team and we eagerly signed up. We were labeled team "Dirty Bitches" and my son was "Son of a Dirty Bitch" (our shirts got rave reviews). We braved 3.5 miles of muck and came out a mess but had so much fun doing it we plan to sign up again next year!

I used Martha Stewart's Drippy Goo punch on the LO in an attempt to recreate dripping mud. You have to really experience the mud run in person, though, to get the real effect!

Searchin' 4 The Perfect Tree

After going out to breakfast, we set off to get our Christmas tree. We had a gorgeous morning for our hunt (usually we are searching in a downpour).
I used Mosaic Moments Grid paper to help me line up my mosaic tiles of the trees.

Merry Christmas 2011

Every year I like to create a layout featuring our Christmas card. This is our 2011 card. Since the kids are standing in front of the Christmas tree, I wanted to use some of the ornaments as elements on the layout.

I used Tami Potter's double sided tape and added glitter to it for a little extra bling. And my base paper is Mosaic Moments Grid paper. The grids really help with spacing my 1x1 tiles perfectly!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Eeeek! Scary!

For our NSSS challenge this weekend, I opted to do a LO with using this sketch as my guide
This is the LO I came up with. I wasn't able to get to Costco today to get my photos, so that spot is blank!

Holiday Projects

I finished up a couple holiday projects this weekend!
I made this fun holiday garland. Jessica Sprague offered a free Holiday Memories this week. I used my cricut to cut out the stars, circles and scallops. Jessica provided the templates for the dates and the photo circles. I picked out a bunch of Christmas memories and dropped them into the template, printed the photo circles, punched them out and adhered them to the scallops. There are photos on both sides. I need to finish the class and make the box to store my garland in. So fun!
I love the projects on the DCWV blog! Erin posted this cute project a couple weeks ago and I knew I had to do it! I used a DCWV stack from last year and adhered my rolls to a canvas I got at Joann's (that I painted and modge podged). I cut the bird out with my cricut. And I colored my own twill ribbon by spraying plain ribbon with water and then running Distress Ink along the ribbon until I was happy with the color. This project is a nice addition to my mantel this year.