Blast From the Past

Sunday, March 17, 2013 0 No tags Permalink 0

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The Jellybean has a new found interest in my vintage Fisher Price Little People collection. I have a thrift store schoolhouse and the ferris wheel from my childhood. He begged to play with the ferris wheel that I keep on the top of my bookshelf. I made him pinky swear to follow a long list of rules before I let him play with it. (Does that make me a bad aunt?)

He was playing with the few little people I have in my collection and asked why I didnt have one that looked like him. My heart melted. I wanted nothing more than than to grant his every wish of having a Little Person that looks like him. He curled up on my lap and we scrolled through pages of Etsy and Ebay pages and found one! I marked it as my favorite on Etsy and promised to place the order Friday morning when I got to the office. That bought me some time to try to find one locally.

The next morning I did the obligitory Craigslist search and found a Fisher Price Airport from the 80s! I spoke with the seller and discovered that she is a HUGE collector who not only had the airport, she had the figure I was searching for too! And to top it off, she threw in TWO little boy figures, an adult figure, a mini bus and a merry-go-round for free! After picking everything up, I went home feeling like I just robbed a bank.

The Jellybean was so excited when I gave him the figure that he sat it next to him at lunch and served it an over sized home fry. It was the cutest thing how he bit the fry in half when I was not looking and then quickly pointed out the Little Person was full.

After lunch I surprised Jellybean with the remainder of the Craigslist jackpot. He was completely surprised. He would have been happy and grateful just to have the little guy that looked like him; now he had his very own airport to go with it. A Little People village was quickly assembled in the living room on the coffee table. My nephew spent the afternoon in his own world. It was so refreshing to see the imagination of a child breathing new life into vintage toys. In this digital age of ipads and video games, it is comforting to know that the best playstation is still a child’s imagination.

Let’s Go Stars!

Saturday, March 2, 2013 0 Permalink 0

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Last night Z and I surprised the kiddos with a dinner date and HOCKEY! Jellybean is a super fan and cheered the entire game. The dad of the birthday party in the row in front of us gave Jellybean and Z’s kiddos a free hockey puck. That was so very nice.

I took a hundred pictures at the game. I had to immediately scrap one picture that captured my nephew’s team spirit exactly. I hate that his hands are out of frame but it was too perfect not to scrap for his 4×6 scrapbook.

Count With Me

Sunday, February 24, 2013 0 , Permalink 0

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Every day I count my blessings. One of those blessings is my youngest nephew; I call him Coco Puff. I had so much fun picking him him up from school on Tuesday. He is having fun counting. He counts up to 20 with very little help. I caught him on video counting and could not wait to include it in this month’s Mini Project LIfe entry.

My Funny Valentine

Wednesday night the Jellybean and I decorated his valentines box. He asked to make a dragon and I could not say no. I found inspiration in a Pintrest post and with some scrapbook paper and glue, we made it happen. He told me that one of his friends stopped and said, “Cool!” Yay! This is the February entry for his Mini Project Life. I spent more time on this mini entry than I do on my standard scrapbook pages. (Once it took me 8hrs to create an ultra-simple 8.5×11 page, yes…I am THAT kind of scrapper)

Smash Book: K&Company black & white polka dot washi tape
Target Red Washi tape
Studio G Black/White Baker Twine
Smash Book: K&Company Red/White Clip
Stampin’ UP! – Cardstock: Ridinhood Red, Basic Gray; Decorative Label Punch
EK Success: Lg Heart Punch
Papertrey Ink Fabulous Frames Die
Megan Turnidge: Flag Strip Template
Studio Calico: Digital Twenty Thirteen Stamp from  January Block Hop Project Life Digital Stamps (No Longer Available.)
Cuttlebug: Tiny Tags die
Colorbok metal accent heart
Font: Jenna Sue

Mini Project Life

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After the boys spent the night I decided to create a small version of Project Life for them. I picked up a 4×6 photo album from Target. I am committing to creating at least 1 entry for each boy a month. The album I picked up contains enough pages for 24 entries for each kid. I will use the extra pockets for extra entries and to hold extra ephemera.

I created the title page using the Paislee Press Wood Grain Template Cards from The wood veneer camera is from Studio Calico.

Below are the entries I created using digital templates and kits I have been dying to use.

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I used a QR code for a cute video of the Jellybean and a simple 4×6 calendar template from Paislee Press. I found a font that is close to my own handwritting and love using it in all my scarpbooking. It is called Jenna Sue and can be found at

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The entry I created for the Coco Puff was inspired by a txt my mother sent to us when she noticed my dad was watching TV in the same manner as my nephew did a few nights before. I had fun creating his page with more digital supplies I’ve been collecting. Below is the list of goodies used:
Colorbok metal accent heart
Persnikety Prints: 6×4 Tiny Templates
Studio Calico: Digital Stamp from January Block Hop Project Life Digital Stamps (No Longer Available. Check out current digital stamps here:
Karla Dudley: – Breezy Kit – Striped Digital Paper (Retired)  – Design House Digital (Karla can now be found at Pixel & Co. and at
Font: Futura