Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pumpkin Patch!

We had a wonderful 4 day weekend here in Vegas so I decided to do some fun things with the kids.

We don't really have a lot of fancy pumpkin patch type places here but we do have this one orchard where you can go to pick  your own produce.  We played around there for a bit then went to a corner lot pumpkin fun park....or whatever you call it!

 race through the apple orchard
 they informed me over and over again that if I wanted posed pictures of them, they wouldn't be any good.  little do they know....this is what I love about them ;)
you'er never to big love the BIG slide!!!  
They were supposed to all come down at the same time.....
as you can see, Jack held off and had his own show!!!
they crack me up!
 lets play who can pick up the biggest pumpkin!
We had so much fun!!!
I loved spending the day with all 4 of my babies!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Here's One More ;)

Post for Get Picky!!!!

The new inspiration for October is up.....and it was right up my alley ;)
loved the pops of color off the white....so I went with that!

This month it's a photo prompt - be inspired by this photo AND you must include FABRIC on your page.  The fabric can be in any way, shape or form (burlap, lace, felt etc)...

and mine....

Thanks so much for looking....happy Saturday ;)

Get Picky Blog Hop Winners!!!!

Thank you so much to everyone for hopping along with us!
I totally loved reading all your comments and am so grateful you took the time to be so kind ;)

The big winner over at Get Picky has been announced....hop on over and check it out ;)

As for the winner of my little RAK.....lets give  a shout out to Jessica P!!!!!
She's my random winner of new followers....thanks so much Jessica ;)

Please send my your address to carolmmonsonatyahoodotcom and I'll get this baby in the mail ;)
Blogger Jessica Pascarella said...
Love the layout! Great colors! Thanks for sharing it with us!!!!
October 15, 2011 5:17 PM
Stay tuned at Get Picky, our next challenge is coming up tomorrow!!!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Get Picky Blog Hop & Prizes!!!

 Welcome to the Get Picky 1st Birthday Blog Hop! 

We are celebrating our first year with a very exciting reveal as we unveil our 13th Sketch with you today and share the beautiful creations of both present and past designers from our first year!  Some of the team members will be offering prizes so you will want to visit all of the blogs to increase your chances of winning a prize.  We are also offering a major prize along with the chance at a Guest Designer spot for the month of November if you visit and leave a comment at all of the blogs in our blog hop and participate in Sketch Challenge #13.  The Blog Hop starts today and will remain open until midnight (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on October 28th so this will give you all plenty of time to visit everyone’s blogs and create a layout for the sketch challenge.

Here is Sketch #13

And here is my layout

As we mentioned, there are lots of great birthday pressies up for grabs along our hop today.  Some of us designers are offering a RAK, including myself and of course there is the chance to become our Guest Designer for November....but what's a celebration without that very special gift.

We are so very excited to also announce that Imaginisce have been kind enough to sponsor us with an awesome prize for our very special birthday celebration.

Get Picky is the first stop of our birthday journey where you will find the complete list of all blogs in case there is a glitch along the way.  If you would like to play, just follow along the blog path in order so you don’t miss anyone.

Remember, if you want to be considered for the Guest Designer spot in November & the prize, once you have visited all the blogs and uploaded your entry for Sketch Challenge #13, please make sure that you go back to the Get Picky Blog and leave a comment on the challenge post.

The blog hop begins here: Get Picky Blog

Your next stop is here: Chantel Vandenberg

Thank you so much for joining us for this very special birthday celebration and for your continued support!

*and one more thing *
I'm offering a small RAK of some of my favorite goodies!!!
As long as you leave me a comment for the GP prize and then follow me I'll randomly choose a winner when the hop is over ;)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

October at My Scrapbook Nook

I've finally got a few scrappy things to share with ya'll!!!
Our gorgeous kit at My Scrapbook Nook is out.

You might notice that it has a fair amount of my favorite color in it....yeeehaaawwww!!!
It's filled with My Minds Eye Lost and Found Sunshine ;)
Get yours here ;)

This one is about Kristen when she earned her Great American Award at school.  I cut off a portion of the glittered page and used it as a border instead.  I'd already used that paper for another layout and it wasn't quite long enough for my border...hence the little block of plaid at the bottom.  I like the way it breaks up the blocking and makes it a little more fun.  I stamped the world image from the stamp set we get in the kit ;)

I really love how this one turned out.  I cut the bird image from the yellow paper I used above.  Cut around the little scroll work and everything!  That is SO not like me ;) to be so fussy!  There is really not a lot on here, just a few strips of other papers and a couple of embellishments.  I punched out the edge of the black paper at the top and placed a contrasting piece behind it.
 Again, with the thread!  It's my new favorite thing. Love the little touch of whimsy that it adds ;)

I used to sing You are My Sunshine to my kids when they were little.  It's one of there favorite songs.  When I got this kit I knew I wanted to do something using that.  So I made this little framed artwork.  You can see all the details in my class over at The Nook!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

I'm Still Here ;)

but my laptop isn't ;(
it died a week ago.
and we're still not sure what's wrong with it.

i feel lost without it.
and i have noooooo pictures.

want to know what I've been up to????

had a garage sale.
and got robbed.
people are the rudest.
it makes me sad what kind of people are in this world.
no morals.
no kindness.
just trash.

But on the bright side, I got rid of a lot of stuff and made some money to boot!

Been crafting.
Now if I could only load them up ;)

Finished reading The Help....after seeing the movie twice!
Love, Love, Love.

Working on Halloween costumes.
Found some great deals were gonna spruce up.

So proud of Kristen.
Tried out for Glee Club and made it ;)
Sometimes she surprises me with her bravery.

......and drinking way too much diet coke ;)