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 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 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!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pickin' Pumpkins

Tonight we picked our pumpkins at a local pumpkin patch. It was a little dark so the pics aren't as good but it does give them kind of a Halloween-y feel.

This one Bridgette is demonstrating how she wants a tiny pumpkin:

We had fun and there were a lot to choose from. They had a special going that you could have all the pumpkins one person could carry for $20. So we piled Scott's arms high with pumpkins and manage to get away with four!

Thursday, October 9, 2008


I have to give Bridgette a lot of credit. She's got part of my genes and, while not as dominate as Scott's, they are present. And I think, unfortunately, she has gotten my athletic ability. Which doesn't exist. But like I said, I have to give her credit. She trys really hard and really does enjoy soccer and want to play. When she first started playing soccer last year, Scott and I tried to make her understand that as long as she does her best, we will be proud. Last year, her best was pretty much picking grass nd running away from the ball. This year, she has figured out that as long as she runs with the ball it looks like she's working hard. But that's ok, I am proud of her anyway. And as long as she keeps asking to play, we'll keep putting her on a team.

This is what she looks like most of the time during the games (also, take note of her co-hort Lauren standing next to her. They are so much alike in personality is is scary):

But she does do this a lot to:

As a side note, Bridgette's team is so far kicking butt! They have won every game they played except one where they tied. Go Eagles!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Hershey Park

Last Sunday we went to the Cartech Picnic at Hershey Park. We had a blast spending time with Aunt Julie and Uncle Rand, the twins, G-Ma and Grammy, Pop Pop and Aunt Sarah!

They now have a "Kiss" Factory when you walk into Chocolate World. Bridgette got to try it out. Here she is by one of the machines.

Of course the Bussler family never gets to go to amusement parks on sunny, rain-free days and this trip was no exception. It was pouring when Scott took this pcture of us and I had just sat in a huge puddle!

Despite the rainy conditions, we really had a great time riding the rides and spending time together. Bridgette was even tall enough to ride some of the roller coasters and even *drumroll please!* the SUPER DUPER LOOPER! She loved it!