Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Halloween Projects

Fall is definitely my favorite time of year and Halloween is my second favorite holiday (Christmas is my favorite!). I created these fry box treat boxes for Emily to pass out to her classmates at their party. I had the template for the box and altered it using the Monster Mayhem scrapbook kit from Nitwit Collections. I also created some wrappers for the nugget candies. The printable template is available in my Etsy store if you'd like to make your own. I think they turned out super cute! I'm still working on Ashley's and will post as soon as they're done.
Here's a banner I made (also available in my store). I used my Cricut (Storybook and Plantin Schoolbook cartridges) to cut everything and the various ribbons are from Joanns. I put googly eyes on the spiders (from Dollar Tree).
Cupcake toppers are all the rage nowadays so I whipped up some Halloween ones. I used various cardstock and patterned paper and stamped the images.

That's it for now. Be back soon with more! =)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

'Member Me?

It's only been a year! I stopped blogging last year when I opened my Etsy store because it kept me so busy. But, I started missing my blogging friends so I decided to pop back in and see if anyone is still out there.

Just a quick update on things...Ashley and Emily started kindergarten this year and it went alot smoother than I thought. I was worried about Emily because she still had the separation issues and she has anxiety over anything she's not use to. They both did great getting on the bus and we met them at their school the first few day. Emily cried when it was time for us to leave, but after a few days she adjusted and loves it now. Ashley was excited about the whole thing and rocked it like a pro! As for me...I actually handled it alot better than I expected. I shed a few tears when the bus pulled away from our house, but I kept it together for the most part. Before I had kids I always wondered what the big deal was when I heard parents say how hard it was leaving their kids at school for the first time and how they just lost it. I now understand. Even though I knew they would be fine, I couldn't help but think that I was sending my kids off to strangers to watch out for them. It was a scary thought. But, they are doing great and even though it's only been about a month, they are already starting to read! I was completely floored. The only thing I remember about kindergarten is playing, snacks, and naps. Times have changed!! Here they are getting off the bus at school the first day.

Olivia turned one at the end of July. I cannot believe she's one already! She's just been a dream baby. She started sleeping through the night at 5 months and she's always got a smile on her face. Here's a photo of her at Ashley and Emily's birthday party back in March.
Here's another one of her from July.I'll be posting some of the projects I've been working on and things I'm adding to my Etsy store. Stop by and check it out (Memory Lane Studios). I started off creating customized photo invitations. A couple of months ago my hubby bought me a Cricut and I'm starting to expand into creating cupcake toppers, banners, favors, etc. Let me know if you need something and I'll be happy to do a custom listing for you.

Oh, I also changed the name of the blog to Tootlebug Creations. Tootlebug is my nickname for Olivia so there ya go. Please leave me a comment if you drop by so I know I'm not just talking to myself! =)