January 31, 2010

One More February Peek

Tomorrow is DT kit work reveal day at Scrapbook Deals 4 U!

In the meantime I have another sneak peek to share of my work using the February "All You Need is Love" kit featuring Bo Bunny...

This kit is packed with beautiful Bo Bunny papers and embellishments. In fact, I still have enough left to create another layout! So, I'm off to my scrap table :)

January 30, 2010

February Project Sneaks!

It's that time again!

Here are some peeks at my projects using the February "All You Need is Love" kit featuring Bo Bunny from Scrapbook Deals 4 U!

This was definitely my favorite kit yet! Hurry over to the SD4U Store and grab yourself one of these fantastic kits before they're gone! There are also 2 additional February kits to choose from, one features Fancy Pants and the other features Basic Grey!

Stay tuned for reveal day on the 1st!

Don't forget... Scrapbook Deals 4 U is hosting its second online crop on Valentine's weekend! There will be lots of fun challenges and several prizes to be won. There is even a 3-Month Guest DT spot up for grabs! Hope to see you there :)

January 26, 2010

Fun Co-Ed Baby Shower

Over the weekend our friends Amanda and Katy hosted a co-ed baby shower for us on behalf of Dan's coworkers and their families. How sweet of them!

Here's the lovely spread:

Amanda not only baked this cake but she embellished it to exactly match the baby's nursery decor! How cool was that?!

Katy created this super cute diaper cake!

Our little one received a bunch of wonderful gifts! We are so blessed :)

Dan especially likes this set of Minnesota Gophers themed onesies from Andy! He's also really happy about the Minnesota Vikings themed blanket from Chuck!

Here we are with a few of the girls that were there.

It was so great to have some of the guys there, too! They were very fun about it!

Thanks so much Amanda and Katy for arranging this special day for us!

Well I cannot believe how quickly things are flying by. Our little IVF miracle will be here before we know it!

January 23, 2010

34 Weeks

Here's me today at 34 weeks, 1 day. I feel like I'm finally popping out a noticeable baby belly! I need to teach Dan to stop taking pictures of me from angles that draw attention to my double chin, though! Anyway, it's really hard for me to believe that there are less than 6 weeks to go...

This afternoon our friends Amanda and Katy hosted a lovely coed baby shower for us on behalf of Dan's coworkers! We enjoyed great food, great companionship, and wonderful gifts for our little sweetheart. I think it's so sweet and generous that Dan's coworkers wanted to arrange this special day for us. We feel so blessed!

Altered Gift Bags

This weekend I needed a couple of gift bags to hold baby shower hostess gifts, so I decided to pick up some plain kraft bags and embellish them to match the thank you cards that I had previously made.

These were quite simple and fun to make. I think I'll continue to do this for future gifts!

January 20, 2010

Roses are Red Online Crop at SD4U!

Scrapbook Deals 4 U is hosting its second online crop on Valentine's weekend!

There will be 10 super fun challenges and several games to participate in. Come play with us and you could win some fantastic scrap candy!

Check this out...
The GRAND PRIZE will be a Guest Designer Spot for 3 months!!! WOW!
The second place winner will receive a free previous SD4U monthly kit!
The prize for third place is a Grab Bag of scrappy goodness!
Each challenge will have a randomly chosen RAK winner too!

I hope to see you there!

When: Friday, February 12 - Sunday, February 14
Where: http://www.scrapbookdeals4u.com/forums

January 15, 2010

SD4U February Kits!

Check out these totally gorgeous kits that Martha is offering for February at Scrapbook Deals 4 U!

Kit #1: "All You Need is Love"

Kit #2: "Vintage Valentine"

Kit #3: "Origins" (will be fully revealed on Sunday)

I cannot wait to get my kit! Kit club subscribers will be able to select their kit soon. If there are any kits left after that, they will be for sale in the SD4U Store around the 25th of the month.

Which kit will you choose?! :)

SD4U Sketch Challenge #49

Sketch Challenge #49 is in progress at Scrapbook Deals 4 U! For this round we're using a wonderful PageMaps sketch.

Here's my layout for the challenge... I had fun with this one!

I'd love to see you participate in this challenge. There are prizes up for grabs! Find the details here :)

January 12, 2010

Great Ultrasound Today!

We had a great visit with our doctor today! Our appointment was for an ultrasound to check on the baby's growth, and we were so thrilled to learn that she's measuring right on track! There had been concern that she would be quite above average in size and thereby imposing complications during labor & delivery, but our doctor said that as of now she's looking to be just right! Hopefully she'll remain within the average size range for the rest of the pregnancy :)

We were also lucky enough to get this super cute 3D photo today of her head and face. I think it's so amazing that we can see her chubby cheeks and her kissy lips so clearly! I think she looks like Dan! :)

Because my blood sugar levels have been higher than our doctor feels comfortable with, he's planning on inducing at around 38 or 39 weeks to prevent any possible complications that the blood sugar issue could cause for the baby should she be born any later than that. So... it looks like our March baby will be a February baby! We're so excited!

January 8, 2010

32 Weeks

Are there really only 56 days until the estimated delivery date?!?! I reached the 32-week mark today so I thought I'd share a picture :)

I cannot believe how quickly the pregnancy is flying by. Although we've been preparing by shopping online for the necessities over the past several months (I wonder if we've set a record for the number of UPS deliveries during this time!), as the due date draws closer I'm starting to get a little anxious wondering if I have everything that we'll need! As much of a planner and researcher as I am, I've never done this before so surely there are things that I'm forgetting! I know that everything will work out just fine, but I wouldn't be me if I didn't worry at least a little bit :) We have an ultrasound scheduled for next week... can't wait!

January 3, 2010

One More SD4U January Kit Project, and February Kit Sneaks!

This is my 4th layout using SD4U's "Honey I'm Home" kit. Once again I scrapped a photo of my dear niece Amber :) I used Sketch #105 from Sketch Inspiration. By the way SD4U is sponsoring that Sketch Inspiration sketch this month, meaning if you create a layout using Sketch #105 and upload it to the Sketch Inspiration gallery, you will be entered into the drawing for the prize, which is an entire SD4U kit!!! What are you waiting for?! :)

Speaking of SD4U's monthly kits, I don't know if you've noticed but they sell out rather quickly! The best way to ensure that you'll get a kit is to sign up for the kit club. What's really cool about the SD4U kit club is that it's is a no-commitment club. It's a month-to-month membership and there is no minimum number of kits that you are required to purchase. With your membership, you will get a discount on the price of the kit and discounted shipping fees.

Martha has already given us a little peek at 2 of the 3 kits that she'll be offering for February and let me tell you I can't wait to get my hands on these...

One of the kits will feature a combination of Bo Bunny's Persuasion and Love Bandit lines. Here's a peek!

The second kit will feature the Vintage Valentine line from Fancy Pants! Here's a peek!

The third kit is still to be determined :)

Thanks for stopping by!

January 1, 2010

Scrapbook Deals 4 U January Kit Projects

This month I had the pleasure of designing with the "Honey I'm Home" kit featuring products from Bella Blvd. I was able to complete 4 layouts with this kit and still have lots of embellishments left over!

My first layout is of our late kitty, Pumpkin. He lived a wonderful life of 21 years, and considering that for the last 9 of those years he was dependent on insulin shots twice a day, we think his lifespan was amazing! We miss you, Pumpkin!

By the way, that layout was based on a sketch created just for SD4U by Kristine Davidson and is my sample for SD4U's Sketch Challenge #48! I would really LOVE to see you all participate in this! There are prizes to be won :)

My next layout is my sweet niece, Isabella. She has the most beautiful expressions on her face all the time! The photo was taken by her mommy.

Here's a closeup of some of the dimension!

My third layout is my pretty little kitty, Emily. I don't know what it is with cats wanting to go into every small space they can find, but it sure is cute!

Well I can't reveal my fourth layout using the kit just yet, so check back in a couple days for that one. In the meantime, here's a little sneak peek at it!

By the way, I recently learned how to make that cute pom-pon style flower from my friend Krista. She has a little tutorial for it on her blog if you would like to check it out and leave her some love!

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy New Year!