Saturday, August 30, 2008

A Post







Finally having a little time to blog. I didn't realize what a baby I was until school started again. I need to woman up a little. I just feel exhausted in the evenings and there is never enough time to get everything done. I also had five small children at my house all night and that was quite the way to end my week. Their parents assured me they would also be pooped and want to go to bed early. At midnight there was total mutiny and I had to lay down the momma smack down. Too bad they were back at it at 6 am. Oh well, it is a three day weekend. I'm sure I'll get to sleep at some point. So, here are some pics and a couple of layouts. They are in pretty random order. One is my best girl I got to see last weekend and of course the mecca we have to visit each and every time I come to town. The layouts are Creative Cafe. A couple random pictures of Austin being a boy and the only decent first day of school shot I got of Ash. She refused to let me take her picture and I had to threaten to walk her all the way to class and kiss her in front of her classmates before I could even get this much. Happy Happy Saturday!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Little Creative Cafe Love


for this beautiful Sunday morning. I used chipboard cut from the new scalloped circle ribbon die, a die cut word and butterfly. The circles are new punch outs, and of course some delicious felt ribbon and twill. I put the white behind it so you could see the transparency better. A little hard to photograph, but I always say that. Anyway...I'm off to church...hope you have a Wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Pink Paislee


Finally getting my Pink Paislee pics up. Love those silver rub ons! Kind of hard to photograph, but they look really pretty with the silver in the paper.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Sweet Things









My house is still quite this morning. Two little boys are still sleeping and I have threatened two little girls to stay quite (and they have also been fed chocolate donuts, so that should hold them for awhile). This is a little album I made just for me. Sometimes I get in such a slump and I have definitely been in one lately in more ways than one. I get caught up in trying to make deadlines for things and I end up laying on the floor in my scrapbook room wondering why I have all this junk. I decided making something just for me would help me kick it. I couldn't think of anyone who made large apple chipboard, so I cut the stupid thing by hand. Then I go to the AccuCut website and see they do make a jumbo apple die...oh, well. I don't know anyone around here who has it anyway, but I would love to have one for my very own self. My bulletin board at school could definitely use some jumbo apples, but I'm sure not hand cutting any more. So...I am rambling now. Anyway...I also heart green paper, so I used a bunch of my favorites and also some random scraps of fabric. My grandma gave me that red polka dot stuff over a year ago and I have been hanging onto it. LUVVVVVV it, but it was just a few strips. So, I used some of my random favorite stuff and some pics I adore and I feel like I'm outta my funk. Just in time to go back to school on Monday :) Happy Happy Friday!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Pink Paislee!



Finally, here is one of my projects. The two layouts didn't photograph well, so I'll have to take pics tomorrow again. Have 4 little children in the house tonight, so I'm not getting a lot done.

A Little Post



What is new here? Austin just learned he could pick up the other line while his sister is on the phone. I know it has happened when I hear delightful 4 year old giggles and maddening 9 year old screams ...well, I actually hear that combination a lot. Then I hear 4 year old little running feet and screams and still more 9 year old screams. I try to catch the entire thing before she injures him, but she is really pretty quick when on a mission. When the whole episode is over and she's off the phone he insists he gets to call a friend. Luckily he only has one and they are both short on attention so the conversation doesn't last long.

I got the Pink Slip from Pink Paislee this month. I am super excited and have some layouts finished except for the journaling. It's hard to get computer time to journal when the kids are fighting over who gets to play Webkinz. Hopefully today or tomorrow I can get my projects up. I am posting a little Hampton Art Stamp Art Bar project. Hope you are having a Fabulous Thursday!

Monday, August 11, 2008

More Photos



of the park today and one of Dr. Austin and I at another park last week. Happy Monday!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

My Scrappy Space



Last month I finally got around to painting my scrap space. The white walls were driving me crazy. I can't say it has helped with the creativity, but I love it none- theless. My space is a bonus room and it is VERY hot all the time...good in the winter, but I keep the downstairs fairly warm anyway and it will be 90 degrees upstairs sometimes. I'm going to blame the lack of scrapping on that. Anyway...it looks a little cluttered in these photos, but it is actually pretty clean for me. I love all the bright colors and baskets of junk everywhere. Not the best pics because there's not such good lighting either and I didn't want to use the flash, but I promised Lyd I'd post these eventually. I love it. I feel blessed to have a space of my own.

Friday, August 01, 2008

St. Louis









We had so much fun in St. Louis. Lyd and Annika came in to hang out with us. We got to go to the Arch at night. The kids had never been at all before, so they were super excited. It was so pretty at night. The next day we went to the City Museum. That is the most AMAZING place. So much dang stuff to crawl through though. We were pooped after that and had to immediately visit The Spaghetti Factory ...yum. I'm leaving out the picture of me wearing the balloon crown at dinner. Let's just say when you end the evening with balloons on your head, you know it was a good day!