Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I got it done, whew!

Whew!  I just barely squeaked in on time but I got our 2009 WDW album completed just a day or two before we went on our 2011 trip!  Here are the last few pages:

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Back from vacation and goodies to share

So I am finally back from vacation and ready to jump back in to scrapping.  Which is good because it is the first of the month and that means Mix A Kit time!  This month's mix a kit colors are definitely halloweeny but as you can see, they work for other things besides Halloween pages, and the elements are very classic and will go with all sorts of things besides Halloween pages.  See, here is my L.A. Kings page. 

Here is the great stuff I used:

I heard there was a freebie on her blog too, so go check it out!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Bow shirt for Disney!

This is one of the shirts I made for our Disney trip.  Just lots of red, black, and white bows coming down one shoulder and onto the shirt.  First I tied all of the bows, then ran the edges through a flame so they wouldn't fray or look sloppy.  They were all pinned to the shirt for a while while I figured out the correct placement, then each bow was stitched to the shirt through the knot in the bow.  They should stay tied and attached to the shirt.  I hope!

Took the pic with my phone, it is really cute in person!

I thought about doing some pops of yellow as well, but couldn't round up much yellow ribbon. 

Saturday, September 3, 2011


One week from today I will be eating one of these guys...

okay, maybe I won't be eating ONE...it is probably going to be like two or three.....drooollll..............

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

That's a lotta Clothes!

Right now I'm making our packing list for vacation.  It is 7 pages long.  OCD list making and obsessive packing make for one long, crazy packing list, I admit it. 

For vaction hubster got 4 new pairs of shorts, 4 new pairs of shoes, lots of new chonies and sleep t shirts ( you really don't need the number), 5 new polo shorts, 6 new tee shirts, and 5 new button down shirts.

I got 3 new pairs of spanx (huzza!), new dainties (what we call panties/bras around here), 3 new pairs of shoes, 6 new dresses, 8 new shirts, and 4 new pairs of shorts. 

We are gone for 8 nights.  We may be over packing.  Or I may have over shopped....

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Counting Down...

Every night Hubster and I have the official countdown ceremony, usually as I am prepping dinner.

Our countdown ceremony is:  taking turns putting up the days countdown Mickey head while the other person applauds and we say yay vacation!  I know...we are weird...

Rather than doing classic mickey colors (don't want to get too burnt out on the red, white, and black) I went more vacation-y with a tropical tiki theme.  Which is perfect because I am a tiki NUT! 

Sorry if the pic isn't great - I took it with my phone.

Having a countdown calendar is fun but not so fun.  For some reason seeing the days up seems to make it go by so much slooowwwweerrrrr....  I like it better when I check online every few days and am pleasantly surprised that it is 5 days less than the last day I looked.

I hope you have something fun to count down to!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Adventure Camp!

If you purchased Adventures Away, Haynay Designs Up themed kit, you don't want to miss out on the grab bag she put together to celebrate Scrap Matters Birthday.  Adventure Camp uses the same color scheme and coordinates perfectly, but is... you guessed it...camp themed.  But it also works so well for camping pages and any outdoors theme.  The grab bag is such a bargain at $4.50, so go grab it while it's on sale for the birthday celebration!

Monday, August 1, 2011

It's the first again and that means Mix a Kit!

The colors for this months Mix a Kit are awesome and Heather came up with some cool vintage feeling elements to match.  Check out all of the goodness

And here is the page I made with it.  Not only are these papers and elements cool and retro, they are also perfect for Disney pages!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Getting Ready for Disney World!

According to the handy dandy magic suitcase/countdown calendar on my computer, we have 43 days, 3 hours, and 59 minutes until we leave!  Six weeks seem like plenty of time but it's going to go by in a jiff.  a flash.  a heartbeat.  Ack!

I'm working on an embellished shirt.  And I need to do our mini medicine kit for my purse.  And another penny tube.  And decide if we are going to dress up for MNSSHP and if so, as what?!?!  Then itineraries... oh my.... 43 days, 3 hours, andddddddd  47 minutes... GO! 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Around the Block templates

This week Haynay Designs has an awesome template pack, especially if you are a fan of pages with great use of white space.  Here is Around the Block Templates:

This is the page I made with the Around the Block templates as well as [url=http://shop.scrapmatters.com/product.php?productid=6982&cat=0&page=2] My Magical Place: Add-On[/url] [url=http://shop.scrapmatters.com/my-magical-place-alpha-by-haynay-designs.html] My Magical Place Alpha[/url] and [url=http://shop.scrapmatters.com/product.php?productid=6983&cat=0&page=2] My Magical Place: Ships Ahoy[/url].  This template was so fun to work with and my page came together quick quick quick!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Great new stuff from Chelle, and some awesome returning stuff!

Chelle has some awesome returning items added to the store as well as the stinkin' cutest water kit evuh!  I sooo wish I had some of my lake pictures from back in Washington, I really wanted to use the new water kit.  BUT, I did get to scrap something that I've had an idea for for a long time, so that is almost even better. 

Chelle's new kit is On the Water - The felties she did are Uh Maz Ing..

We do a lot of hiking and camping, so I had to get one of Chelle's awesome outdoor kits that I have been eyeing forever.  These two classic outdoor kits are bundled together along with their associated wordart (you can also get them all individuall) and if you purchase the bundle you receive her darling animal felties as an add on!

Here are the darling animal felties you receive as an add on for buying the bundle! 

Here is the page I did with On the Trail and Let'sCamp Smore from the Great Outdoors Bundle:

And don't forget you can pick up the freebies for Gone Fishin' (also released today) and On the Trail on Chelle's New Blog!  Check it out here

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

I hope you all are enjoying your Independence Day with your families and friends, and taking time to remember why we celebrate this special day. Happy 4th of July!

Also happening today is the beginning of Chelle's month long birthday celebration full of games and a daily download on her blog.  Go check it out starting today and don't forget to check in daily for your goodie!

Friday, July 1, 2011

July Mix a Kit time

Can you believe it's July 1st already?  Time is flying by!  For the July mix a kit Haynay Designs has an awesome template set and some gorgeous gorgeous papers, and as usual, the mix a kit colors are just yummy  - which was the perfect name for the lovely papers! 

Sometimes it's nice to get a page done that looks great and didn't take forever.  This template is perfect for that and I am very happy with the quick cute page I did.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Super Excited! Guest Creating for Chelle's Creations!

I am super excited to announce that I have the honor to be a guest Creative team member for Chelle's Creations! And, even more so because she just moved and there is all the fun and excitement that comes with a new place and new items and new friends! 

I can't wait to play with all of Chelle's gorgeous new goodies! 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Haynay's Gettin Krafty!

It's funny, because I LOVE kraft papers, but don't often use them in my digital scrapbooking.  For some reason, I keep forgetting to pull them out.  Well this week Heather of Haynay designs has an awesome basic Kraft Paper Pack that will get used by me over and over and over.  It would be an awesome addition to any digital krafter's stash.  Here is Kraft Paper Pack:

I also used her kit Pebbles and Butterflies to make my page:

Here is the page I created using the new product Kraft Paper Pack and Pebbles and Butterflies

Hope to see you using more Kraft papers in your layouts soon!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Weekly Challenge!

I'm hosting the Weekly Challenge this week at MouseScrappers!  I know everyone is busy wrapping up the 2nd Birthday Activities and the speed scraps but I hope you can join me for the challenge.  Because there are so many things going on right now, I'm going to give everyone a little extra time to participate.  Here is the prize I created, hope you can join me!


I made these bows to go on the dates but I forgot to package them with the date set!  Sooo, I'm tacking them on my blog as a Freebie. Click on the teaser below to download!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Weekend Fun, Weekend Sun!

Haynay Designs and Simply J Studio are the featured designers in the May Scrapmatters newsletter and they have created a kit that is perfect for the lazy days of summer, your weekend activities, boy pages, or...baby duck pages.

Here is the page I created with it, about the most perfect, sweetest, cutiest, adorablest baby ducks at Disneyland!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mothers day to all of my mom friends!  I'm so blessed to have such a wonderful mother.  She taught me the value of hard work and doing things for yourself, standing up for what you believe in and not playing games, and balancing all of the things life throws at you with grace and poise.  Because we live so far apart we don't talk every day but we talk once or twice a week for HOURS at a time.  We have to be careful because she gets home from work late and if we don't watch it our conversation that starts at 8:00 PM will go on 'till 11:00 PM and we'll both be struggling to get up in the morning.  I can't be with my mom today but it's okay because I will be with her later this week, and I'm so excited.

To all of the moms out there - have a lovely mothers day.  I hope your children realize and show you what a blessing you are to them and also that you feel how very blessed you are to be a mother. 

Friday, May 6, 2011

But wait! Haynay Designs has more iNSD goodies for you!

Haynay Designs did the fabulous soft and pretty collab grab bag that I showed you earlier, but she also did an amazing Adventure themed grab bag for iNSD as well.  All of you mouse loving scrappers will definitely need this one.. think bottle caps, and balloons, and waterfalls, and zepplins, and adventure... see where I'm going with this?!?!  Here is the preview of the 4 awesome pieces that make up this adventurous grab bag:

Here is the page I created using all 4 pieces of this grab bag.  I chose the elements that had a flying theme, but there are soo many adventure pages you could do with these products!

It's iNSD and there are sooo many fun things going on!

Haynay Designs and WMSquared Designs have teamed up to create a GORGEOUS collab grab bag! It is so chic, and so elegant, and is perfect for all of those pictures of your little darlings in their rough and tumble phases or their prince and princess phases.  The preview is lovely but really, you need to see everything in grab bag because it is amazing!

Here is my page with it.  I don't have a little prince or princess so I thought of the most princessy pictures I have and came up with this!

The grab bag preview shows a lot of the soft and pretty stuff, but let me tell you there are some bolder colors that will coordinate fabulously with your soft and pretty looks!  

Go grab it now while it's all value bundled up for iNSD!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Birthday Games Start Today!

Most of MouseScrappers 2nd Birthday games start today!  My game is a MouseScrappers scavenger hunt.  All of the answers to the to scavenger hunt can be found at...MouseScrappers of course!  To participate in my game send me (tukogirl) a PM of your answers by 10pm PT May 22nd, so you've got a while for my scavenger hunt and all of the other fun games!  Find my game and all of the others on our 2nd Anniversary Forum.  If you complete my game, Scavenger Hunt, you will receive this 4 pack template set made by me!  Hope you can join in the birthday games and enjoy your prizes!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Mix a Kit released today!

If you haven't noticed, Scrapmatters is doing a new thing called the Mix a Kit.  Several designers use the same color palate to create mini kits that you can mix and match to create your own kit with the stuff you like!  It gets released on the first of each month and May's Mix a Kit color way is cool yellows, greens and greys.  So chic!  Haynay put together 3 pieces - a cool template set, some gorgeous damask papers, and some basic elements that will go with the whole team's portions as well!  Check out the 3 designs from Hayanay as well as my creation with them!

Ive been trying to figure out what to do with these Riverside pics forever and as soon as I saw these pretty damasks and these gorgeous colors I knew it would be perfect for these pics!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Birthday Celebration!

(click on the card for a direct link to all of the fun at MouseScrappers!)

So we moderators (and a few helpers) have been busy busy busy putting together an awesome 2nd birthday celebration for MouseScrappers.  It's four weeks of fun, starting with a week long chatapalooza, 3 weeks of fun party games, a week of speed scraps, all finished up with a blog hop!  

I have seen a bunch of the prizes and let me tell you this stuff is awesome!  You are gonna want to participate as much as possible because A - it will be fun and B - you will NEED these prizes!

It's been a lot of organizing, but I think it will be tons of fun for everyone who visits MouseScrappers!

Friday, April 15, 2011

The cutest kit EVUH! - Into Spring by Haynay Designs

So the second I saw the new kit from Haynay Designs this week I was in love.  the owls, the mushrooms, the trees..soooo cute!  And, the second second I saw it it reminded me of the artwork of Mary Blair, the iconic artist who was the creative genius behind the classic Disney attraction It's A Small World- the colors that aren't quite brights and aren't quite pastels, the graphic look to the mushrooms and leaves....love it!  So I had to do a small world page with it!  Here is the super cute kit and matching alpha

And here is the page I created with it!