Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
These cards practically made themselves because this paper is so easy to use!
The flowers and brads are by Making Memories, I loved that the brads were just the perfect color to compliment without overpowering, so happy!
I don't consider myself much of a cardmaker, but I do so love making them and consider them a great way to get something done that makes me feel good when my mojo is in hiding! (like it has been for a while, LOL!)
Got my cute Carter onto the school camp bus this morning, he was so excited! This is his first time being away from family pretty much ever, and it will be interesting to see how he perceives the event. We of course miss his sweet, fun little personality already!
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I love each of the projects for various reasons, most of them have some digital work on them and I am really trying to improve the quality of my hybrid designs. I believe that I have improved, it is just a journey and I am trying to enjoy the ride!
The products on the layout called "true" are by Sande Krieger, from her French Laundry collection.
The product on the "wish" layout is by Deena Rutter from the So Girly collection for PcLayers, slide frames are by Lazar StudioWERX, Glitter chip is by Foof-a-La, background paper is Heidi Grace, I hand painted and doodled the scalloped frame onto kraft paper.
The product on the "it's a good day" project is from, 7 Gypsies, Jenni Bowlin, Bazzill, American Crafts, Luxe, Poppets and hand painted and hand and machine stitched.
The product used for "every little bit counts" is Scenic Route, Basic Grey, Jenni Bowlin and a tag from her t-shirt.
The product for the "Beautiful" project is the Blossom kit by Celeste Rockwood-Jones for PcLayers, vintage flowers and gems and flowers by Making Memories.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Anyway, I missed having them around for most of the day, but I went and hit a tennis ball with some friends, and then ran a couple of errands. The day was actually bearable, LOL!
Anyway, tennis to watch, US Open is on and scrapping to do (always...)
Sunday, August 26, 2007
We had the girl cousins over for a sleepover that resulted in seeing Pirates of the Caribbean 3, pizza, play time at the park, a trip to 7-11 and a huge fort that is still covering my entire living room! These girls are so funny, and it was our last little hurrah!
We have been to the mall to dig up some reasonably untrashed attire for them to go back to school in. I say this because the look that the girls like right now is a little on the worn and grungy side. I was a total preppy girl back in the day, so this is fun for me to see how the girls choose their look and stay within our very limited budget! Carter and Tyler are easy, some T's and cargo shorts and they are good to go. then there is the wonderful paying of the fees that goes with the going back to school thing, and let me just tell you that four kids later, that is one chunk of change.
The kids are excited about their classes and I am sad that they are more excited to go back to school than they are to sit on the sofa and do nothing with me. I do see the folly in my reasoning, it just is hard to be really alone for me the first few days of every school year.
Also, Dave has some pretty crazy stuff going on in his life, not a surprise, just makes it all the crazier trying to deal with mine.
Anyway, not feeling old enough to have a Senior and Junior in High school, a Ninth grader in her last year of Jr. High and a Sixth grader enjoying his last days at the most awesome elementary school ever!
So have pity on me being all alone now that summer has ended, I need it! Just kidding, pity party over got things to do! Actually, I am headed back to the tennis court after two weeks off, and into the scraproom to finally get some "stuff" done ;)
Hope you all had a great summer too!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
I know from this picture that it is hard to tell, but really, my nails look great!
I haven't had my "nails done" for about 18 years. But for my birthday, my fab sis in law Brianna gave me a girls day out gift certificate! Loved getting a little pampered and having a little lunch! Thanks Bri!!!!
This pic is also kind of sneek peek for the online class that I will be doing at Creating Inspirations for a specialty kit called "All That Jazz"! The class is going to include an altered album, a couple of cards and a layout. All the instructions will be downloadable and will include plenty of pics to follow along with. I am really excited about sharing what I have been up to, and making everything has been very fun!
Anyway, with the girls at camp, the house is kinda quiet! I think I am going to take the boys to see Harry again for a matinee in the morning such a great flick. And speaking of great flicks, we rented Bridge to Terabithia yesterday. Let me tell you, this is a must see! I don't want to give anything away, but it is a very beautiful movie that is sure to be a classic!
Have a wonderful evening!
Monday, August 06, 2007