Saturday, March 14, 2009

new goodies & a giveaway!

new goodies & a giveaway

had the heart monitor on again yesterday-today. no episodes, so i'm pretty sure it didn't catch anything. but we'll turn it in and see. all of my other test came back fine... so guess we'll see where it goes from here. when i opened this pic full size in photoshop, stan and i got a laugh out of how much my neck looks like a piece of raw chicken with the skin on. something to ponder on cold winter'ish night. :)

this was my runner up for pic of the day. i'm thinking now maybe, this is the one i should have chosen. the girls were playing little red riding hood. and i caught this one of emma knocking on "granny's" door. :)

ok, now for the fun schtuff! i got a box of goodies from the fabulous glitz girls with all of their new goodies from cha! whoo hoo. i worked on making a couple of quick projects with some of the new stuff this afternoon. this layout is from the rebel line. totally loving this edgy, man-style line of goodies. i figured the tire tread paper was perfect for scrapping one of the pictures of stan's smashed car. the layout felt overly red in the end, but hey... i'm stickin' with what i've got now.

the edges of the layout are stamped with glitz's new acrylic distressing stamps. i used the distressed grid (layout edges) & grunge (ace card and journaling strips) stamps on this layout. the distressed polka dots (my new fave) are on brown cardstock the owl card, although i'm not sure you can see it in the pictures. i'll have to do another project with those. they're so cool!


the rhinestone wings are by prima, thickers by american crafts and the transparency is by hambly.

this one is all goodies from the sparrow line. there are a ton of very cute/cool papers in this line too. lots more projects i have formulating in my mind with these. totally loving the spring colors! (especially since it's not feeling much like spring outside!)

i think this owl rubon is so stinkin' cute. there are bunches of these cute birdies in the rubon pack.
more sparrow line fun. these new patterned cardstock border stickers are too fun. they've got them to match each new line, too. how cool is that?


ok, now for the giveaway!
i've got a big box of glitzy goodness for one lucky winner. all you have to do is tell me your very favorite spring time activity (can you tell i'm needing a little spring here), and i'll choose a winner on wednesday, march 18. good luck!!!

123 comments:

Ethan Mashimo said...

my favorite spring time activity ....is Mariners baseball!!! =)

joscelyne cutchens said...

my favorite activity is photographing flowers!

~ e ~ said...

enjoying the garden and patio with the kids ... and my kids are absolutely desperate for spring!

Eric and Joy Pearcy said...

Running through the sprinklers with naked little Drew. Here in socal it is hot enough in the spring to do that almost summer like activity, as you know!!

luvzenkm2 (Leea) said...

Hey Girl
Do you just love the sticky tabs for the heart monitor ...(or the wonderful spot they take off your skin) Hope all turns out ok...

My favorite spring activity is watching the tulips come up ..which they are starting to as we speak (come on Spring you can do it LOL) and mowing (remind me of this towards end of summer) Thanks for the chance!

stacey said...

My favorite springtime activity is planting all of my spring flowers. I love the smell of fresh dirt,smells like spring to me :)

Erin said...

Good Morning.. Here in Mansfield Ohio we have a place called Kingwood Center. It is a old mansion with tons of land that is turned into a place for flowers, a duck pond etc. They give tours of the house and the grounds are just beautiful. I love taking my son there to see the first of the spring flowers and to feed the ducks...

sssalad said...

My favorite is catching butterflies on my butterfly bushes and taking pictures of them!

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

That tball/bbball season starts. It's always a crazy time every year schedule wise, but fun!

Nicole said...

Hello Noel. I just want you to know I have been reading your blog for a long time now and I really love it.
In spring I just love that we can spend our family time outdoors more. We are a huge BBQing family. So I love when the kids and I are just playing outside while daddy does the bbqing. I love the family moments like these the best. The kids are growing so fast so I love to savor each and every one of these moments.
Have a great day.
Nicole M.

Kate said...

We love inviting friends over and grilling out. It is a sign that summer will soon arrive. Definitely ahead of myself since we are still getting snow here!

Stacy said...

Our favorite spring thing to do is watching our son play baseball and he is having a really good season so far (knock on wood) and that makes it extra fun.

Jackie said...

Cul-De-Sac play dates and BBQ's with the neighbors!

Sarah E. said...

What a great giveaway! There are so many things I love about spring! I love walking barefoot in our front yard in the evening, sitting on the back porch while my hubby grills out, having the windows open to the house to smell the fresh air, going to the kids baseball games and out for icecream afterwards (whether they win or lose there is always ice cream). And I love love love Daylight Savings time so the evenings are still light enough to be outside. :)

Marti said...

My favorite thing about spring is the fact that my children can finally play outside in the back yard. I love hearing them laugh and giggle as they are playing together.

misskim said...

My favorite spring activity is to watch the tulips come up. I love the new buds and splashes of color all over the place. I love to go to skagit county and walk through the fields and just soak it all in.

Sara Cross said...

Oh Noel! What a cute site! I am going to add it to my favorite blogs!
Our favorite thing to do during spring time is go to the park. Kena LOVES the little kid swing and I have taken the most amazing photos of her on the swing. My hubby, however, is excited for Triathons that will be coming!
saraccross@yahoo.com

verlos said...

My favorite spring activity is eating dinner outside with my family. We do a lot of BBQ in the spring and summer and if it is nice we eat outside.
Dawn

alicia said...

15 reason I love Spring...
tulip festival, no more coats or static electricity, easter, outdoor activites, catching butterflies, rainy afternoons, the sound of birds chirping, BBQs, the scent of budding flowers or freshly cut grass, a reason to paint my toe nails, bright colors in fashion, can crack the windows and air out the house, spring cleaning, soccer, and great photo ops.

I, too, am ready for spring! It's been a long winter; just last week I woke up and my thermometer read 8degrees. I wanted to cry.

http://www.weloveiowa.blogspot.com
lish@mchsi.com

Chele said...

My favorite spring activity is softball. Not only do I love going to my oldest daughter's games and taking photos of her. But I also love to play. Hearing the crack of a bat...It's such an adrenaline rush!

Jamie in WA said...

I love turning the furnace off, going to Skagit Valley tulip fields, using more natural light for photography, trying to eat less, walking to my WW meetings, and more!

angie worthington said...

that is easy!..my fave spring activity is watching some middle school softball!!!...oh yeah!!!....

great layout & cards!....i have not had the opportunity to use any glitz schtuff!!!....

Brit Swiderski said...

My favorite spring activity is driving. I love having the windows open and feel the breeze and the warm sun through the windows. I can't wait for spring to come! Thanks for the awesome oppurtunity for the giveaway. :)

Carly said...

Fun stuff! My favorite spring time activity may sound boring but, I love when my hubby is mowing the grass and my daughter & I are outside watching him, and then right after we all hang out in the front driveway with our chairs & lemonade and my daughter plays and the neighbors drop by for chit chat. And we hang out until the sun goes down or later!

jen k said...

My favorite spring time activities are those first trips back to the park and having picnics. Thanks for the chance!!

lovetoteach23 said...

Planting flowers and wearing short sleeve shirts!!

Anonymous said...

Planting the garden... I went yesterday and got all sorts of goddies to plant today... mmmmmm, i can almost taste the freshness now...

sheila s said...

Planting the garden... I went yesterday and got all sorts of goddies to plant today... mmmmmm, i can almost taste the freshness now...

obxpatti said...

Spring is such a fabulous season. I love to plant my flowers and walk on the beach with my family.

Thanks for the opportunity. Loving the Glitz stuff!

Jodi said...

Knowing that baseball season is starting and watching my son enjoy playing.

Susanne said...

Getting pots of flowers planted and filling the bird feeder with lots of seeds!

Shelley Haganman said...

I love taking my kids (even though they are older) out to our favorite wooded park and hike and skip rocks!

Kari D. said...

Bike riding with the kids tops m list of favorite spring activities. Gotta love spring.

Lindsey said...

My favorite springtime activity is also M's game like previously mentioned and BBQ's!!!

Sherry Williams said...

my all-time favorite thing to do in the spring, is sit outside with the kids and the dogs in the sunshine. after being inside most chilly winter days, spring and all its glories pulls us outside to just be. as soon as a warmish day appears we all tumble outside and do something-anything. chit chatting with the kids while they play and giggle with the sunshine on my face. LOVE IT!!!

~Q~ said...

having the windows open in the house and catching the cross breeze of fresh air, going outside with my dog and watching her enjoy the breeze and seeing the crocuses come up. Thanks for the chance to enter!

Harley Dee said...

My very favorite springtime activity is gardening.. I just love putting new, bright flowers in my yard :)

Siobhan said...

Hi Noel,

Thankyou for such a great blog, I have been reading since Christmas and just love seeing what is happening everday now. Your girls are just perfect and so cute.
What I like most about spring is that the days are longer and opening up the windows to let the light in and feel the fresh air. Oh and the first time I wear just a T shirt outdoors feels amazing. Sadly I live in Australia so our day are starting to get shorter and I am beginning to wear a sweater here and there. I am glad though that we do not often drop below 10 degrees Celcius.
I hope and pray that the heart thing works out well, it's a little scary I am sure.
Have a great day
Siobhan

Momma Martin said...

My favorite spring time activity is hanging clothes on the line and the glorious smell afterwards! I can't wait for line dried sheets!!
Almost spring!

Dana said...

the fragrance of citrus trees in bloom.

Anonymous said...

My fav spring time activity is planning fun summer activities for my family. Visiting the tulips, long drives, camping with friends, and hangin in the kiddie pool with my son.

Tina said...

I have a few favorites. I love taking the kids up the tulip festival, enjoying having the sun out and now my son is starting t-ball, so I am really looking forward to watching his games.

Tina

Stacy F. from Arkansas said...

Noel,
My favorite spring activity is looking and waiting for my tulips to come up and for my beautiful cherry tree to bloom. Thanks for your fun blog...
Stacy

C Trimble said...

My favorite springtime activity is opening my bedroom windwo and smelling the lilac bush right outside it. It so reminds me of my Grandma!

Ally in WA said...

sitting out in the garden on a spring afternoon. Days are longer and it's warmer and the scent of the flowers is intoxicating after a long winter.

espressogurl AT hotmail DOT com

Becky said...

my favorite spring time activity has to be visiting the tulip and daffodil fields in skagit county, LOVE THAT!

Anonymous said...

I would have to say going for walks or bike rides with my family. Although I just got a new DSLR a month ago, so photographing my be my new favorite activity this spring! :-) Christy in OH (aka scrapperCW)

Hockeygirl19 said...

Hey Noel-

For me it's planting new herbs and veges in the garden and watching them grow....then sending the kids out to pick something we need when the boys are making us dinner......

jodi

Lynn said...

My favorite is track meets...husband is a coach and it lets my little ones run around and be loud!

Patti said...

I'd have to say that my favourite spring activity.. is loading up the truck with my hubby at the wheel.. and taking our two labs,two boys.. and my REBEL.. out for a drive... feeling the air in my face as the windows are rolled down... while heading to a trail for a nice refreshing walk together as a family!

okanogangirl said...

I just love going exploring/hiking with my family and snapping lots of photos of it!

Dani said...

My favorite springtime activity is finally taking my dogs out for daily walks, they love it and so do I.
Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!!

Catherine said...

Watchin the amazing burst of spring flowers appear...oh those little corocus (i) is that plural...lol
Then come the daffodils and the amazing tulips. Here in WA as you know visiting the tuplip fields is just amazing.
Those are my first thoughts when I think spring....
Catherine A

Jen said...

My daughter's softball season starts up and just getting to be outside more.

Jen F

PattiM said...

I love to garden with my husband. Our DGS's help us and learn the miracle of a seed sprouting. We stay outside and enjoy the sounds of spring. Birds merrily chirping, GS's playing, giggling and the warmth on our face. It's a time for our souls to reawaken, to be nourished by the sun and the most important thing of all..........BBQing!!! I don't have to cook no more... LOL

Hugs,

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments ARe Remembered!!!!

Sara Ancich said...

Our neighborhood gets a little livelier in the spring...so i love having the neighbors over for a BBQ and a beer. Love those longer nights.

Vanessa (aka V, Nessa, oldschool) said...

HEY girl!
I LOVE THE LO of your hubby's car...love it...it is very me!
My favorite springtime activity is photoshoots of the kids when we can stay outside for more than 2 minutes without frostbite :)
It was gorgeous today BTW!

jodie said...

I love fixing a picnic lunch and going to the zoo with my kiddos and seeing the animals..then having lunch while watching the ducks play! It's great! Thanks!

AngMomof3 said...

Fave spring activity... when I lived in your neck of the woods it was visiting the tulip fields! Miss that a bunch (pun intended).

Cindy Sinars said...

Mine is the tulips. I always have to take photos of the first tulips of the season (my first one just opened this week). Love it.

Cindy B. said...

Watching my daugther pick ALL of my daffodils! Just love watching her face light up!

Joanie said...

My favorite spring activity is going for a walk. I love all the sounds of nature awakening after its long winter nap.

Anonymous said...

My favorite spring time activity is getting my pots gussied up after the blandness of winter.

Carrie

Cheree said...

Ok...I just want to let you know that I love looking at all the pictures you take every day and all the wonderful Scrap work you do. You truley have an amazing talent, and since I don't I love looking at yours..I know you are suppose to comment to win awesome stuff, but I just wanted to let you know I appreciate looking at your great pics!!

Anonymous said...

hmm, kids have one more wk of school, then 2 wks of spring vacation.
so my favorite past time will be, lazy days @ the park, walking, reading, takin photos and visiting family!

lynda in calif

Jenny B in Indy said...

I love your LO and cards and love all the pics you take. I check your blog at least once a day and really feel like I "know" you a little bit, LOL.

My favorite part of Spring is simply taking my two yr old son to the park to feed the ducks. He gets such a thrill out of it and one of his first words was "Ducky".
And flowers.. Seeing the flowers outside my scraproom window come up :)

Sarah :-) said...

My favorite spring time activity is going outside to my pond and seeing all the fish at the surface "sunbathing." I do a count (they multiple every single year) and then just sit there and watch them. There is nothing more peaceful. And of course, before I head back in, I do a check and see how many flower bulbs have sprouted and pushed their way up through the thawing earth!

Kelly Mills said...

Our families favorite part of spring time is spring break. Yes, we live in Florida, and yes the weather here in the spring is perfect beach weather, but the reason it's our favorite part is because we always try to make it a family week! My husband takes this week off. If we don't "go away" for the entire week (usually to Marco Island) we do day trips. For floridans spring time is a special time because the weather has yet to get horribly hot. For that reason, we do outdoors stuff! And of course the three of us being together is what makes is extra special!

4guysandagirl said...

My fave spring thing is just being outside!!!

wolfe said...

Digging in dirt! Getting the feel of it even when it is too early to plant the garden.

Jennifer B said...

Swinging in the hammock and loving the way the sunshine feels on my face!

julie.schellin said...

planting annuals and adding to my perennial cellection - I love having lots of colorful flowers in my yard

Liana said...

I *love* how creative your girls are! They must take after you! ;)

Liana said...

forgot to say that my favorite spring activity is just plain being out in the sun!

weezer said...

Fav springtime activity, let's see. Has to be getting the flower beds back into shape from winter. Clearing out the leaves and gunk and finding the little sprouts of green from the bulbs and flowers!

Anonymous said...

breaking out my flip flops and going to the store to buy my son his new flops. Grab a milkshake and then we go to the garden store where my son and I choose the new front porch flowers. Thanks for the giveaway......KarenL./sc

Michelle said...

Taking a walk outside with the family.

Michelle (amamax2) said...

Kite flying! We let the boys pick out these super cool kites from Costco - a dragon, bug, and the Red Baron - and have been hitting the beach here in San Diego for sunshine, cool breezes, and kite flying!

Sabrina R/ the1scrappinmomma said...

besides fun easter egg hunts and celebrating Easter my favorite activity is going strawberry picking with the kids out at a ranch.

Courtney ;-) said...

FUN stuff!!!

My favorite spring time activity is jumping on the back of my sweet hubby's motorcycle and holding on tight ... going where ever the road takes us! :)

Brooke said...

My favorite spring thing is watching all the trees and flowers come alive. i love how everything looks sleepy, then all of a suddenly there are lush green leaves and beautiful colors.

Meredith said...

Mt favorite spring activity is getting the garden ready for planting with my husband and kids. My kids like to dig in the dirt to see if there are enough good worms for the soil. Good times! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway. I love your photography and all your work. You are inspirational!

Linda E said...

Okay, maybe it's not an activity but I love opening my windows for the first time and bringing the smell of Spring into my house.

tomocus said...

My favorite spring activity is going to the park, cooking hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill, playing horseshoes, watching the kids (and grandkids) run, play, laugh -- just enjoying their joy.

Jlynn029 said...

Weeding my flowerbeds and getting them ready for planting. I'm also looking forward to outdoor fun with my toddler. We have the chalk, fingerpaints and her easel ready to go.

THE FAMILY OF OAK said...

There are so many favorites this is hard. I would say this year it is just getting out and walking with my husband and newborn. Every day that it has been nice since I had Max in December we have gne walking. December is NOT a good month to have a baby weather wise, and so now that it is March and is warming up I am LOVING it. I am also looking forward to taking his pics with his new bunny ears on that I just bought him:) heehee

kim may said...

I love to whip out the popcicles and the flip flops.

FamilyFunBunch said...

playing out side with my kids after school, grilling for dinner, of course cute flip flops...
happy spring!

Amy said...

love love love what you did with the ace card!!!
It's funny how kids change everything because a few years ago my anwer would have been just making it through commutes without snow or ice! LOL! Anyway topping the list is watching the little ones ride bike, blowing bubbles, drawing on a dry driveway with sidewalk chalk and flying kites. Last year we took the kites to the park and tied them on the ends of fishing poles and man oh man did they soar unbelievably high! Okay, I better stop, you did only ask for one thing right?!? LOL! Can you tell we are dreaming of and anticipating spring!! ;)

melissa s said...

In the Spring I like to watch my daughter pick handfuls of daffodils for me...and dad...and brothers...and the cat...and the dog.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh...It feels like Spring here today in WI. My car said 59 degrees. I love the happiness that Spring brings to everyone. My favorite activity is getting outside! We are grilling out tonight so we can catch some 5:00 rays!!
Jill

DanelleB said...

Dirtbiking riding with the family. Yes, I ride. If I can't beat-em, had to join em. It's great in the spring not too dusty and lots of fun (a little scary too). Thanks!!

Alicia Sharp said...

My favorite activity is planting flowers in my garden and then having a picnic by it when we are done. We do this every year and I so look forward to it.

Four Awesome Tindals! said...

My favorite spring activity is working in the yard! Yay for spring!

I love all of the things that you've posted recently (let's be honest... I love all the pics that you post!).

Happy Spring!

Mary said...

My favorite spring time activity is working in my flower garden.

shaina said...

looking at all the tulips!! My favorite flower, by far.

gilroy gal said...

Buying WAY too many plants at the Rotary Flower Sale..but hey, the money all goes to charity! What I don't love? Having to PLANT them all in one day! LOL!

Meggan said...

My favorite activity during Spring time is capturing pictures of all the new blooms, and of course, Easter egg hunting with the kiddos!! :-)

Sabrina said...

Favorite spring time activity is planting flowers in my moms yard. Pick me Noel!!!!!

kim.mom said...

I love planting flowers!

Jen said...

My favorite spring activity is planting tomatoes with my kids. They are so eager to see the tomatoes grow!

Sawyer said...

My favorite Spring activity is taking my kids outside and letting them help me plant new flowers. They enjoy watching their works of art grow over the year (we plant different things that last all year).

Lorna S.

L.Hunter said...

My favorite Spring time activity is getting out to the zoo with the kids.

Sam said...

My first favorite spring activity is opening all the windows and letting those spring time smells waffle throughout the house.

Holly S said...

My fav spring time activity has to be the smell on my husband after he's been outside on the golf course...that springgy smell...that outdoorsy smell...not sweat but fresh air smell---love taking it in and becoming intoxicated by it!

Jen said...

Camping with my kiddos, sweet husband, and goofy dog. We have the best time, roasting marshmallows, telling stories around the fire, playing in the water, hiking, etc. Can't wait to go!!!!

Veronica said...

Going up on the levee and watching all the ships go up and down the river AND the people kite flying!! This year, I'll be able to take pics!
We also have LOTS of festivals with LOTS of food, all signifying the beginning of Spring!!

LizMichaud said...

My favorite spring activity is golf. The trees are coming into bloom and its not so hot like the summer. My DH and I usually play 18 on sundays and then have dinner outside on the patio. Can't wait for the spring weather!

Jennifer said...

Playing outside with my boys and picking spring flowers.

Linda 85 said...

I am so excited for Spring. Last night we set up the trampoline, so the kids are having a blast on that. For me, I am planning my garden. I can't wait to get started!

Laura said...

I enjoy working out in the garden getting the beds ready for new plantings and uncovering the things coming up.

Anonymous said...

My favorite springtime activity would have to be taking a walk and listening to the birds and everything coming to life again. I can't help but think of God and the miracles he performs when I see that.

Mel said...

My fav. springtime activity would be getting to play outside with my little boy. For instance, today we went for a walk in the neighborhood with friends, and then played some sports together in the backyard. Fun!!! :)

Kelly The Queen said...

My favorite spring activity is being able to sit out in the yard in my porch swing and look at all the new growth- flowers coming up, trees sprouting leaves in my yard

Anonymous said...

i always end up walking LOTS in the spring. its the time of year where i walk the most/often all year!
thanks for sharing with us noel!
anna

Jason, Amy and Rylen said...

Well, I live in Arizona, so we don't really have spring. But between HOT and HOTTER, we like to go to the Park! If ya don't make it around this time of year the plastic starts to melt of the equipment. :)

Samantha said...

Hello Noel! My favorite spring-time activity is opening up all the windows in the house and feeling the warmth of the sun shine in. Love it!!

Shuttermom said...
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Shuttermom said...

My favorite activity is GARDENING! I love going out in the morning to get my hands dirty. There is nothing like helping the earth revive after a long and cold winter.

Elizabeth said...

I love pulling out my flip flops (or all of my open-toed shoes actually) again, and I also love when my husband gets excited to start firing up the grill during spring after the fall/winter hiatus because it means less cooking for me!

Amy M. said...

My favorite part of Spring is going outside and working in the flower beds I have. I also take pictures of them. Have a great day!

sherry d said...

I love cool,not humid breezes, blue bonnets, and taking pictures of wild flowers in spring.

Meggan said...

With snow still on the ground, it feels like spring will never get here! When spring finally arrives, we plan on going to the park every night after dinner. It feels like stolen time with my son and husband and the light is always great for pictures!
Thanks for another fun giveaway - love the Glitz!
Meggan :)

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