Saturday, November 6, 2010

happy halloween...mwhahahahahaha

mwahahahahahaha…halloween is over and we are returning to normal. that was a crazy couple of weeks leading up to that spooky holiday. but the costumes were made the fall festival was thrown…and all was a success. i have never seen the kids so excited for a holiday…i can’t imagine what christmas will be like this year. lol.
every year, i’ve been saying that i will make the little ones costumes and my costume and jon’s too…this year i finally did it. Jon was a penguin per amory’s request. and i was blueberry muffin…per maelee’s request. so here they are…our halloween pics…try not to laugh too hard at me and jon;)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

august challenge...

ya know...everything comes in threes:) so let's use that principle for this months challenge. try and do three things three times. For example in my lo i used:
1. 3 pictures.
2. 3 different kinds of circles (buttons, painted circles and circular journaling blocks.)
3. 3 yellow knots of embroidery thread. so now it’s your turn…go ahead and start creating…let’s see all of those sets of threes. p.s. i swear i don’t have ocd. lol;)

pulling strings

so there it is:) hop on over to the treasured board and see all the other wonderful challenges...maybe even play along with a couple:)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

more bobunny happiness:)

so here they are. the last three items for my bobunny call…two cards and an altered lamp. phew…so happy that i completed this one and submitted:) i was going to use an altered canvas as my altered item, but then found this lamp in my hallway closet and the shade was ripped…so i made a new one. tfl.
i'm in love...with you
it's not the same...without you

the hallway closet lamp...revamped:)

i hope you know how beautiful you are

i just couldn't decide about this one...i love it, but thought a more obvious altered item might be better. i'm so indecisive. lol tfl:)

Friday, July 23, 2010

bobunny beach adventure

on monday we set out on an adventure! we headed out to the ocean to enjoy the view…only apparently to see the view you have to pay an arm and a leg. lol. every where that we came across was way to expensive to park. i just can’t justify spending money on parking. yes i know that’s crazy…but i just couldn’t do it. so 3 hours later, we finally found a place to park our car…free of charge…and yes the beach was super close. hooray! so we got out…played at the beach for 20 minutes (just enough time for amory to get plowed down by a wave and want to go home)and then got back in the car to come home. lol. so these pictures are form our little adventure:) i think i have learned my lesson though. next time i will bring the $15 and park right away. hahahaha:) tfl

as you look out at the ocean, i look at you and see that you are full of wonder and beauty.

almost all bobunny product:) i also used crackle accents on the letters and a rusty pickle tag.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


ever since i heard that bobunny was having a design team call i have been totally torn. i’ve wanted to try out…but didn’t know if the folks over at bobunny would like what i do with their goodies. so earlier this week i threw caution into the wind and started on my bobunny stuff:) I decided that i love working with their product so what would be so wrong with having more of my projects done with a wonderful companies product? It’s a win win:) so here is my first layout that i’ll be submitting…with all my fingers and toes crossed. tfl

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

some july treasures...

a wonderful couple of weeks creating some layouts…of course with the treasured scrapbooking july kit. what wonderful colors this month. i know i must say that every month. that’s because…i love what erin picks out:) so here are some of the creations i made for treasured scrapbooking...

it's girl time...she says with her hand on her hip and a sass in her voice

shh...these quiet moments are amazing...
the beginning of our adventures as the acosta clan:)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

laugh every day:)

the title of this layout is: you still make me laugh…even if i don’t always admit it. yes this counts for the broccoli voodoo dance you do and all those silly jokes you make…even when i look at you with that…”really” look. so this one’s for you babe. thanks for all the laughs as we head to our 8 year anniversary.

this layout was made using the fabulous july treasured scrapbooking kit:)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

a momma's journal...

phew…june is nearly over and i am gasping for air. this has been the busiest month ever. ty had prom and graduated from high school. amory had his carnival and graduated from kinder . maelee rose had her very first ballet recital. and of course there were the many thank you notes and gifts that went out to the various teachers. huuuuuuh. so in the last day of june…i have something creative to post. (i will catch up on all the family wonderfulness soon).
here is my momma’s journal that i made using webster’s products. this was so much fun. i have been writing down little bits and pieces from the children…you know all the wonderful things that they say and do…on little pieces of scrap paper. i’ve been meaning to make a journal…and finally when i saw the lullaby lane papers from websters…i knew that it was time. so this is what i came up with…

Sunday, May 16, 2010

may reveal...

it’s time for the may treasured scrapbooking reveal. here are four layouts using this beautiful may kit. having just gone to a farm to pick all kids of yummy scrummy fruits and veggies…this kit was perfect. i have one more layout to do with the kit but these are the four that are done so far.

you pick you pay
it's the little things

strawberry hunting


this kit was so much fun to work on. you should check out the other ts girls to see what they're up too:)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

the carnival has come to town...

is it the first week of may already? yes it is…carnival has come and gone…and the school year is coming to an end. this year i chaired the art arena booth at maelee’s school…again. i tell you…there is nothing like seeing the whole community come together…and making this event happen for the children. you should see their faces. everyone is exuberant with energy…winning prizes, getting faces painted, cracking confetti eggs and then taking a break and creating in the art booth. next year i’ll actually be chairing the whole carnival…so if any of my mommas happen across this post…you might want to grab your booth for next year;)

wendy, me and sarah (thanks for the pic ellen)

wendy was my co-chair...thanks for everything:) you made this such a fun experience:)

the boys with thier flying prize...
me and my sweet treasure:)
face painting...i swear she was loving it. lol

the hand print art...inspired by a cricut design...

(thanks to my friend donna who hunted the cartridge down for me)

and the mini books...with cricut people

that my dear friends donna and leigh ann helped me cut...

you guys are rock stars;)

until next year:)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

april reveal...

here is my first reveal as a treasured scrapbooking dt member. when i got the kit in the mail i was overwhelmed with beautiful paper…that someone else had picked out and it ALL went together. unbelievable! erin did half of my work for me. seriously…if you ever wanted to branch out and try new papers and a wider variety of goodness…treasured scrapbooking is the place to get your kit.
here is my first official layout. thanks for looking…


patterend paper: pink paislee, bella blvd & crate paper
chipboard letters: rusty pickle
die cut: quick kutz
other:paint, pins and ribbon

there will be many more projects this month with the april kit…so keep in touch:)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

good news

today when i checked my email i received this:

Hello,Congratulations! One or more of the layouts you submitted to the open call for Memory Makers’ The Big Book of Scrapbook Ideas has been accepted for publication. You will receive an email by April 8, 2010 specifying which layouts have been accepted. Below are further instructions regarding submitting original artwork, forms and supplies lists. (This information is also attached for easy reference.) Again, congratulations, and we look forward to working with you on this project! You can look for the book to be available online and in bookstores in May 2011. You will also receive your complimentary copy of the book around this time. Best regards,Kristin Boys

can i say WAHOOOOOOOOOOO! so excited! i can’t wait to see which layout they’ve picked.

i also wanted to share an altered canvas/layout that i did for the last week of the treasured scrapbooking, we love our members contest. it may also be a class over at hearts-n-crafts as we have all the supplies. thanks for looking.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

scrapbook treasures...

i am triple tasking. i love to make use of my time and i love to scrapbook…so i am trying to get as much done as possible. over the past few weeks i have gotten some layouts done that i have really been wanting to do and i have found the perfect motivation for getting them done…work and a contest!
here are the last two layout that i have done. with gorgeous paper from my local lss, hearts-n-crafts and for the we love our members contest over at treasured scrapbooking. thanks for looking.


on st. paddy day last year...amory was convinced that he could actually catch a leprechaun. the little piece of green felt in the the "actual" piece of fabric left behind by the leprechaun. i can't believe i was able to hold onto it for a whole year. thank goodness i finally got this lo done. lolthe journaling reads:"your catch a leprechaun. your mind never stops working. to you all things are set the trap then sat and waited, excited...hoping to capture the elusive character. in the morning all that we had caught was a piece of his green, felt coat. he had escaped, leaving tiny, glittery footprints i sit back and watch all of the possibilities flash across your eyes...i am amazed and humbled to be your mommy. maybe one day we can catch that leprechaun together."

i hope you always remember this feeling

maelee’s smile is so huge in this picture. whenever i look at it…i smile just as big. i love capturing these moments…and i love preserving them in scrapbook style too:)