Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The How I spent my Birthday Post (almost a month late lol!)

3 1/2 weeks ago it was Wil's Birthday, and then mine. One day apart. Yep.

I was up at 5 AM on Saturday Oct. 2nd making Wil's "Lemon Cookie Cake" (see bottom of post for recipe) I also needed to wrap presents, finish presents, etc. I made this fun pancake breakfast for him. He walked in and said "That's tight". Which translates roughly to "Thanks Mom, you're the best and I couldn't ask for a better birthday breakfast. I appreciate you being up at the butt crack of dawn to make this for me before my 8 AM game." (At least that's how *I* translated it...)

He then opened a couple new presents from us...Metal Cleats (Size 10 1/2, yeah) and new sandals to wear to the field. Got him ready to go and sent Danny to drop him off while I finished getting ready.

Loaded up snack (it was our snack day naturally)gatorade, hot cheetos, granola bars and cupcakes. We had a good game and the weather was gorgeous! Yankees won, of course and we ran home to change before the party.

Since we were also sharing our party with Michelle we were headed to my Brothers house...picked up Pizza and El Pollo Loco on the way there and had a fabulous party with the family.

Wil got a ton of clothes, hats, a remote control car, giftcards and a new phone. We got him a green Pantech Pursuit. He's beyond thrilled with it!

I got some giftcards to Barnes and Noble, the iPhone 4, clothes, candles and an awesome new cookie sheet and brownie pan.

The next day for my Birthday was spent relaxing, watching TV a little scrapping..mostly doing a whole lot of nothing!

Now for the recipe that's quickly becoming a family favorite.

1 box Lemon Cake Mix (With pudding if it's available)
1 8 oz tub of Cool Whip
1 Egg

Mix together in a large bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes or longer. (I've left it overnight and it's fine) Fill a bowl with powdered sugar and powder your hands with the Sugar. Form small balls and roll them in the powdered sugar, coating well. Place them on a greased cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Cookies are done when the edges are slightly browned. Let cool for 1 minute before removing them from the pan and then continue cooling on a wire rack.

For the cookie cake I placed the balls approx. 1/2 inch apart on a greased pizza pan and baked for 25 ish minutes. The recipe made one "pizza" and a dozen cookies.


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Teresa Collins and SEI *Family Album*

Earlier this year my Sister in laws Sister (follow me? lol) had a little girl. She posted some FABULOUS photos on facebook that I was just dying to work with so I had her send some to me!

When I first made this album I didn't love it. Since then it's grown on me quite a bit!! I used an awesome album from SEI and used some Teresa Collins paper.

Finished it off with some Basic Grey stickers, ribbon and a 7 Gypsies charm!

Thanks for looking and Happy Saturday!

Friday, October 22, 2010

I *heart* MME Blackbird!

I really really do!! Every October I feel this rush of creativity and MUST alter things for halloween. This year was no exception and the line I chose to create with was MME Blackbird.

First up are a couple cards *gasp*! Yes, I made cards!!

This one says "from the Boo Crew" on the inside hehehe

Next are these fun Bottle Caps from Maya Road. I used a magnet on the back of them to turn them into refrigerator magnets. The guys and I had fun moving them around each day in a different arrangement, but I think this ended up being my favorite.

Last but not least is this Haunted House I made, also Maya Road and MME!

It was featured this week on the My Minds Eye Blog!! You can see more photos of it HERE

Have a great weekend!! We have a double header Saturday and birthday parties on Sunday.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

She's Crafty..

Last year I was contacted by the super talented and sweet Becky Fleck of Page Maps to create a layout for her new book Page Maps 2. I was beyond excited as this is my first official publication in a Mag/book!

FINALLY, I can share the layout I created for her..

It's goofy, it's silly, it's typical me right?! I had just gotten the Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend line and was oh so in love with it!

I received my Layout back last week and then this week I got the book!! I'm still beaming over Becky's praise and really just the opportunity to be included with her and all the other talented ladies in this book, especially my friend Mandy Starner!

Anyways, here you can see my layout in the book!!

If you're a scrapper make sure to pick it up, I can be found on page 60 and be sure to check out my mini-bio in the back of the book as well!