Friday, February 27, 2009

Scrappy Magnet Project

Hi... I have been meaning to post something scrappy here for a while, but it just hasn't happened until today. I created these scrappy magnets using those magnets you get in the mail from credit card companies. We have gotten a slew of them and I finally ended up keeping a few, thinking I would do something creative with them. They were ugly just stuck to the fridge. So I took some of them and sanded them down a little so the adhesive would stick. Here is the before picture.

Then I took some scraps of pattern paper and covered the magnets completely. I used a glue stick to adhere the paper to the sanded magnet. The paper I chose is similar to the colors I have in my kitchen--apple green, red, and yellow-y gold.

Then I sanded the edges of the paper and then inked the edges with Tim Holtz's Walnut Distress Ink. Some magnets got left as rectangles, while others got cut (with a Creative Memories Circle Cutter) into different size circles. I decorated the magnets with different circles and some of my favorite pictures of the boys. I also used some older Making Memories Metal pieces, metal letters and rub ons. I am very pleased with the result. The magnets really brighten up the fridge, they are personalized, and best of all I used up some of my stash and recycled those magnets, something I would have otherwise trashed. Here's the finished product. Thanks for looking.

Have a great weekend. Hope you spend at least part of it doing something creative.


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Worn Out

We spent the last week in District Tournament at DeQueen. Winning the first game, beating DQ by one if overtime. That win put us into Regionals that begin this Wed.

After that win we went downhill losing the next two games which puts us into the 4th seed position for Regionals. It also puts us playing the 1st seed from another district--Star City. Not where we want to be. It will be a David playing Goliath type game-- we play 5 girls the whole game, whereas Star City has 12 girls that sub in and out about every three or four minutes. We will make another trip to DQ Wednesday to watch and support the team and our favorite coach, Daddy. I am so hopeful that we can pull off a win. It would truly be an upset since Star City is ranked very high in the State.

So that is where we have been and what we've been up to and we are worn out. Ethan and I took a nap... a long nap today. Jess and Carter have gone to Oaklawn to watch the horses.

I hope to post a layout and a few cards from my February kit later today or sometime this week.

Right now I am headed to do a little research for my masters work.


Monday, February 9, 2009

Monday Randomness

Happy Monday! It's been a while since I's a busy, crazy world around here. We finished up Boys and Girls Club basketball last Tuesday, so there is one less thing on our busy weekly schedule. Soccer should start up again soon, so this is just a short break from sports for Carter.

The picture here is from our trip home this weekend to watch Jess' basketball team play Friday night and then spend the night with my parents. It was strange to be in my hometown and not be sporting the hometeam black and gold. It has taken a while to adjust to being a black and orange Leopard, rather than a black and gold one. At least we didn't change mascots. Anyway Jess' girls lost by one point, which was a heartbreaker, because he is hoping to get a good seed in the district tournament. He has two games left and those are important games that they need to win.

Jess had to ride back on the bus after the game, but the boys and I stayed at my parents house. I love coming home to stay with my parents, have I mentioned that my mama is the best cook in the world? My mama is my best friend and I love getting to visit with her face to face rather than on the phone each night. For the boys the best part of visiting the grandparents is that they get to see their cousins "B" and Ashlee. "B" is a year older than Carter and Ashlee is 6 months older than Ethan. "B" and Ashlee also have a little brother named Beau (1 year) and right now there isn't anyone for him to play with...poor guy. Hopefully Jess and I will add one more little one to our family so Beau Beau will have someone to play with.

Saturday morning we got up and ate homemade biscuits and gravy...Yum (thanks Mama)! Then Mama and I took all four big kiddos out for a nature walk, (Daddy had to go to work, it's tax season and he's a CPA, so this is his busy time of year). Carter and "B" were gungho for the nature walk, Ethan and Ashlee, not so much, actually Ethan, not so much. He kept saying, "But I no like the woods". We finally got him into the woods and he didn't complain much and I didn't have to carry him. SUCCESS!

I got a lot of cute shots of the kids on one of the hay meadows and these two pictures are two of my favorites. Ethan is wearing his "Eggo" glasses (Diego), because he thought it was too sunny to be out without them. He also needed his water bottle in case he got hot. He's such a mess.