Wednesday, November 24, 2010

December's Postings!

Invitation to all you crafting types...come join me at jessicasprague.com for a new class! Here is the info:

Here are my upcoming layouts for December...uploading now since I have no idea how soon i will have internet access after we move.
Getting all the loose ends tied up...getting ready for some good cooking, how about you??




Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Packing!!

So we are knee deep in stuff. Dividing, storing, tossing with abandon. I am so glad that we have done this process a few times...it makes it a lot easier for sure! Thankfully I think we have everything sorted and stored so we can enjoy the holiday with our families before packing up to go. New school and new life here we come!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Getting Ready to Roll!

Only two weeks...yes, 14 days...until we ar eon our way. So...in honor of this, here is an ode to the fantabuloso passport photo that is a definite prerequisite to travel. It can only be trumped by the time honored tradition of a horrible driver's license photo....and oh yes, i have a new one of those too! (No glasses, hair behind ears and all!




Saturday, November 6, 2010

New Goodies

More scrapbooking today! After weeks of streamlined layouts, I ended up reverting to my old multilayered approach. And today that was a great thing. Here is what I came up with! And now, I am going to get up and move. My behind is getting numb from all this computer time!





Saturday, October 23, 2010

I Love Fall!!!

There will definitely be more pictures of this day to come. We all had a blast jumping in the leaves and taking turns raking. I was trying to get a picture of Nev with the leaves around her as she was throwing them in the air...but this mama did not get the shot! But....this mama also knows a bit about Photoshop...so here is Nev throwing her leaves sky high!


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Flower Girl

A little project of my lovely girlie...from this summer's wedding. She did so well and went down the aisle, scattering her petals just as she was supposed to. The dress eventually got "too itchy" but it sure was cute on her!


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

H is for Helper

I have a little girl who loves to help. She dearly loves to "wash" the dishes, set the table, and dust....well, most of the time anyway. (She is a preschooler after all...cut her some slack!) I just love her sweetness and how willing she is to share and to initiate it herself!
So...here is to the Bells, one for you so that we can remember how it was to have a just barely 3 year old sweeping in the kitchen.

Monday, September 27, 2010

FAMILY PHOTO!

It was time to get a new family photo...here is the first one scrapped at last. I have trouble documenting the really great pictures or really important pictures because I want them to be JUST RIGHT. Ya know? But, I finally broke in with this first one!





In other super exciting news, Jessicasprague.com is having another Creative Team call! That's right, you can do what I do! It is a lot of fun and involves all of the free goodies that you can handle. (it's more than I can keep up with for sure!)
Check out this link for more information and hurry, it is a quick one and will be over on October 3.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Few More Goodies...And Where is My Card?

So...the promised tutorial is still undone...I can't find the pictures! Where is that crazy Flash Card?
But..in the mean time, a little bit of what we have been doing the past few days:


Creativity by Crystal: June 2009 Collection: Office Supplies Element Pack (alpha), You are Awesome Mini Kit (kraft), Playground Collection Element Pack
Splendid Fiins: Too Cool for School Paper Pack #2
Kitschy Digitals: Granny's Sewing Basket





Jessica Sprague: Photo Collage Templates Set 2
Elle's Studio: Vintage Number Cards
Splendid Fiins: Brilliant: the distressed backgrounds (Tricycle brush)
Kitschy Digitals: Fresh Blooms Kit
Creativity by Crystal: The Playground Collection Element Pack (flossy stitch)
iKari: Save the Date Vol. 4 (white numbers)
NRJ: Funky Vintage Frame Brush
K. Pertiet: Vintage Snips
Fonts: Abadi Condensed, Jane Austen, Rosewood Std

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Back in the Swing

Was gone for a few weeks to my brother's wedding (!) and now back into craziness. Here are a few layouts that I did this week.
Also coming soon...pictures of several winter dresses I am making for my girls out of old T-shirts. I wish I were little enough to wear something so cozy!
And lastly...my first tutorial is coming up. As soon as I can remember to take a camera to the grocery store with me( now doesn't that make you curious?)
Off this evening to a weekend of family reunionish fun. Yay!





Friday, June 18, 2010

Blog Hop Station Number 19

Welcome to my little piece of the Jessicasprague.com FIRST EVER BLOGHOP!

Here is the preview of my Quick Page created just for you:


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Then, hop back to jessicasprague.com and register for the FREE 
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Thanks for playing...come back and visit anytime!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

BECAUSE I AM CHEAP...AND LAZY...AND MAYBE A BIT CREATIVE

I am so excited about these cutie jammies I made this week. They are made of recycled T-shirts and mark an epoch in my sewing journey...first reverse applique! The best thing...it was quick (can I get an amen?!).

My tip for easy sewing of quick things for kiddos? Use an existing hem! I REALLY hate hemming, especially knits. They always seem puckery and not professional looking. So...I cheat (yes. this is definitely a draw in the repurposing-old-clothing-into-new kick that I am currently on.)
See the photo below...I cut the pieces out by laying the edges that would need to be hemmed on the already hemmed edge of the old shirt that I am using for the fabric. Then all that remains to be done is to sew up the side seams and stitch ribbing around the arm/neck holes (on a shirt) or add elastic in a casing to the waist (in shorts).



Then your munchkin can run around outside in the newly completed jammies! Yes, they did eventually make it to bedtime, but hey...it's hard to get a good photo in near darkness! Incidentally, the dress that big sis is wearing is a refashion too--a men's shirt turned into dress that is super comfy and cute.


Happy lazy day sewing!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

IT'S A PARTY!





As a Creative Team Member at Jessicasprague.com, I have the privilege to invite anyone interested to hop on over for the 3rd birthday celebration going on there throughout the month of June.  Here is a little taste of what is to come: 

SALE: Now through Monday, June 21st, all digi products and self-paced classes currently available will be on sale for 20% off!

FREE CLASS: Announcing a BRAND NEW class, Computer Tricks for Cardmaking! And guess what? IT'S FREE! Registration for this FREE class will run June 14th-28th with class starting on the 28th





GO TO THE ZOO!!

We are so blessed to have an amazing children's zoo so close to us. A few weeks ago we went with family and had a great time. It was HOT!! Let's just say that the African Adventure felt like Africa.

But we got to feed the giraffe! It was amazing to offer the lettuce and watch it reach out and grab it...it was RIGHT there!

 Did you know that giraffes have extremely long tongues that they wrap around their food to grasp it and pull it into their mouths? I don't think the kids (or me either) will ever forget that!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cuddle


I love the times that I get to see Josh cuddling the girls...such sweet moments together.


Friday, April 30, 2010

A few shots of Ellie....Park day this morning!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

One Could Wonder About my Brain...


This is for all my CT buddies....hope it gives you a chuckle!


Man Toys

Just take a look at this handsome man. I love that he is techie because it rubs off on me, we pretty much always have access to a computer and the internet, and he can fix whatever goes wrong!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Not Just One Day, But Three!


So...this weekend is International Scrapbooking Day! If you are a scrapbooker (or not), you should stop by and check out what is going on at jessicasprague.com. It will be a great time!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Well, Hello There!

We have been privileged to have a momma robin make her nest on the wreath right outside our door. We try not to bother her much, but these littles are just so cute we have to peek now and then. Isn't it amazing how God has created life to bring forth life?