Monday, June 30, 2008

I can hardly ever think of good titles!

This is a super busy week but I thoughth I'd share a sneak peek of my Inque Boutique design team project and my card that didn't get me through to the first round of PC gallery Idol. Oh well, I love it!

Friday, June 20, 2008

I'm Taking the Plunge {Cosmo Cricket}

Yup that's me one year ago right before my disastrous swim in the Kal Rats Triathlon. I say disastrous but I really mean slow. Last place in my age group slow. Pulling a size extra large man-shaped bucket slow. I will not be wearing my husband's wetsuit this year. And I'm twenty pounds smaller. I have high hopes for not coming in last.

While I'm looking forward to redeeming myself in two weeks, that's not actually what this post is about. When I say I'm taking the plunge what I'm really referring to is that I'm applying for the Photobucket Design Team. The competition for this is tough, but I love their products so much that I have to try. So I am interupting your regularly scheduled program to bring some of my favorite projects featuring Cosmo Cricket. Sorry I had to take the slide show out for a bit as one of my cards was picked up for publication (yipee!)Do you recognize that square mini album with the belt closure? Yup its the same one that spent a few months as the icon for "Gallery Projects" on the Two Peas In A Bucket home page. There are two more that I want to point out but that I can't post here. One is my entry for Paper Crafts Gallery idol, which you can see Here . The second is a card I had picked up for publication so we can't see until October. I'm mentioning it because its one of my favorites and a Cosmo pub can only help me here, right? My brand spanking new scrapbook resume can be found here . and just to sum up, Please, please, please, please pick me!

Ugly Card

I had fun making these guys, I need to clean off my desk but got distracted and made this instead. :D

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

As Promised

Here are a bunch of the things that I haven't had a chance to share for the last month or so, while I was swamped with non-scrappy-busy-kid-family-life-stuff. (I can't believe my daughter is in junior high now-eek!) Hope you like it, I actually have some more that I'll try to put up tommorow. If you are really anxious you can see more of it in the gallery at Inque Boutique :D

Monday, June 16, 2008

More Birthday Stuff

I just made this for the {Caardvarks} Birthday Dude micro challenge.

I have a bunch more stuff to share with you and I'll post it a bit later.


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Baking with Power Tools

Today (well really yesterday since its taking my images so long to load)was Miles' 3rd birthday. I have this weird thing where I can't seem to see around the corner from month to month. What that means is that the kids who have a birthday at the very begining of the month kind of don't get a "planned" birthday celebration. I don't keep track of days very well and things at the begining of the month sort of sneak up. But I balance that with quick thinking and MacGyver-like ingenuity. Case in point: I made Miles' cupcakes this morning and was feeling great about remembering to have powdered sugar and butter etc on hand for the frosting. However when I went to mix the frosting I found that my eight year old Kitchen Aid stand mixer was not working right. I couldn't get it to turn. The motor worked, the beater just wouldn't go around. So (its not under warrenty anymore) I took it apart. I found the problem (with some wonderful help from my husband) but the parts store is closed on Mondays and I needed frosting ASAP. (Not that yucky store bought kind, either. I have my standards. Even though I don't even eat sugar anymore).

Since I am so rescourceful :p I solved my problem. With a power drill, a paddle mixer, and some sanitary covering (a double layer of freezer baggies). The cupcakes turned out great (I may have had a small taste).

Miles had a great time. He fell asleep at lunch time and when the kids got home from school I conned *ahem* encouraged them into making it "birthday world" in the house for when he woke up. I think it was pretty cute for such limited planning. I did borrow an idea from the always inspiring Linda Albrecht. I loved her idea for the flags on the strings of mini lights. I was a bit short of time for my version but Miles really loved it anyway.

We had a really fun day, hope that you did too,