Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Christmas Tradition

Every year Bridgette and I make homemade cookie on Christmas Eve to give to Santa and our family. It started out as just patterned cookies we covered with icing but is slowly evolving every year into other kinds. This year we made Peanut Butter Blossoms, shapes, Smore Bars, Brownie cookies with cream cheese icing and Soft Ginger cookies. We had a lot of fun as we always do!

Here's Santas scrumptious set-up:

Icing the cookies is the best part!

Bridgette's favorite job was unwrapping the kisses for the PB Blossoms. I wonder how many made it into her mouth?

Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas at Grandmas and Grammy's

One of our many stops this christmas was at Grandmas. This little guy stole the show:

He was dancing to elmo and just generally acting cute as a bug!

Love this one!

Then we went Uncle Carl's and when we got back it was off to eat and open presents at grammy's:

I have a few more pictures of our annual tradition of cookie making on Christmas eve that I will post tomorrow!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas at Home

A little birdy told me it was time to update my blog so here are a few pictures of Christmas morning:

Bridgette was so excited to get a D-Rex

Bridgette got me a cute little bracelet from the school store.

Love this face!

We were all over the place this year between grandmas, Uncle Carls and my mom's so I have lots of pics! I'll be back with more tomorrow...

Monday, December 8, 2008

Happy 92nd Birthday...

Here's a picture of my blowing out the candles on my 92nd...er....29th birthday cake last Tues. That's right, I am on the cusp of leaving my twenties behind!

I think I am ok with it. I still have one more year to get completely comfortable with being "in my thirties". I think what's really making me feel alright about the whole thing is that there is a bright side....Scott will always be older than me. Maybe it's just 6 months but it's all I've got and I'm hanging on to it for dear life!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Little Sneak...

Here's a little sneak peek of December's Kit of the Month at Scraptacular:

This month is full of some awesome goodies like a clear stamp, bling, glitter pen, glitter die cut and so much more! There are also the most adorable papers from Daisy Bucket. If you want to see the whole thing, hop on over to the Scraptacular website on December 3rd!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Mojo's Flowing...

I vendored at another crop this weekend (third one in a row!) and had a great time. I was very busy but managed to find time to get some more layouts done:
This one is me as a little girl. I LOVED my Wonder Woman Underoos!
Little Bridgette

This is a very cool looking owl we saw at Hershey Park this year

Little Bridgette and Grammy:

All these paper and accents are at the store so if you like what you see, go over to the website and pick some of it up!
I will try to post tomorrow with a sneak peek of December's new kit.

Monday, November 10, 2008

New Classes at Scraptacular!

I got a lot of scrapping done this weekend while I was vendoring at the High Point Scrap Retreat! I have several classes coming up at the store that I am so excited about and I (finally!) managed to get the samples done while I was away. Here's a sneak peek of the Fall Layouts class on December4th from 6-8:

I've also got a clear card class coming up next week on November 19th from 6-8pm. We are making 8 cards for different occasions using clear acetate for the cards:

I am really loving these clear cards!! I think that I may do these for my Christmas cards this year...
Also, if you will be in the Reading/Exeter area this weekend, my mom is organizing a crop at our church to benefit the youth group's upcoming trip. It is from 9-9 and cost $35 which includes lunch, dinner, snacks, goody bag and a chance to win some fabulous prizes!!! It is going to be a great time so please consider joining us.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Spooky Fun

Halloween runs a close second to Christmas as the favorite holiday in the Bussler house. We love dressing up and getting spooky! Here are a few pictures of Bridgette dressed up on Halloween:

She was dressed as Charmander, a fire breathing Pokemon. Her costume was made at the last minute by her talented Grammy when we couldn't find anything else! Thanks Grammy! Daddy painted her face with orange and black face paint so the costume would be more authentic.

And here are a few from her class Halloween party. I volunteered as a homeroom helper and got to walk in the parade with them. They are all such great kids!

We played Halloween Bingo made by yours truly, as well as a really cute Halloween joke game which you know was right up B's alley!

Monday, October 20, 2008

So Not a Girly Girl

We just got these way cool acrylic albums in at the store and when I saw this one I knew what I had to do. Bridgette's not really a tomboy but she is definitley not a girly-girl and I wanted to capture that in a mini album:

A few tips for those of you who haven't tried acrylic albums yet...

Use background stamps with Stazon Ink to make a fun background that will show through both sides:

Cover the acrylic with paper on the underside. Cover up the adhesive by putting something on top of it. Here I placed buttons and stickers over my adhesive. I also used a little Diamond Glaze so you wouldn't see it:

Use paint to jazz up your album. I dry-brushed the edges of each acrylic page and used my paint brush to make dots all around the first page. The best part? You can see them on the other sied too:

I used more Stazon Ink to stamp the butterflies and swirls:

Always remeber when working with acrylic that you have to think ahead to what both sides of the piece are going to look like. To check out more of these albums, go to http://www.itsscraptacular.com/ and click on acrylic albums!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

It's Official!

Well, it's official! You can now shop the scraptacular store online! I have been working very hard at getting all the products and images loaded up to the website. It's not completely finished but I do have a substantial amount on there. All the new stuff from Fancy Pants, My Minds Eye Halloween, the new Daisy Bucket, Three Bugs Autumn collection and so much more! Click on the link below to visit the store:

While your there, keep in mind we are having a special to celebrate the new online store. Any purchase over $25 gets FREE SHIPPING! Woo hoo! Also, if you have any suggestions on how I can improve the online store, please email me beth@itsscraptacular.com. I would love all the feedback I can get.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Corn Maze

We were really in the fall spirit this weekend so we decided to go to a local corn maze. Bridgette and Scott ran through the apple orchard, we got some fresh apple cider and navigated our way through the maze! I got some good pictures too but this one is my favorite:

Happy Fall!