Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday night Family Fun!

We have had a very fun Friday night hanging out together, watching tennis and just playing and visiting with each other. The Davis Cup final is this weekend and it is the USA vs. Russia. The U.S. team has not captured the cup for 12 years. They have been is a few finals but have lost. Well, I don't want to be a spoiler if you are a tennis fan, just let me say that Andy Roddick and James Blake provided some quality matches against their opponents. The doubles match will be played tomorrow with the Brian brothers taking on Nicolai Davydenko and probably Tursonov as his partner. The Brians are an amazing team, so I will be watching!
Sunday will be two singles matches being played as needed until one team wins 3 matches total to claim the Davis cup, so exciting!!!

Another sneak peak for the Creating Inspirations kit. The paper from My Minds Eye is cut with zigzag scissors and then sanded. It is then sewn on with the greeting sewn on as well. Then some tiny little bling for the holly berries. The full design team gallery will be up tomorrow and there are some really outstanding holiday ideas being shared by team members. A beautiful kit to be sure!
I am really tired tonight, after Body Pump we stayed and did 30 minutes of the Body Combat class which is a very high energy, martial arts based aerobic class. I was starving all day and very tired by 5:00 in the early evening. Thank goodness for the caffeine in a diet Pepsi so that I could spend a little more time with the fam (and not fall asleep during tennis!). Going to try to go back to the gym for a few minutes with Dave tomorrow and then get a few projects caught up on.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Saturday!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

More to Share

This is the layout I did with the newest kit that was released today at PcLayers. It is called "Yuletide" and it is by Kristy Valshan. This is a picture I took of my brothers family, they moved from Texas to Utah and they looked so cute in their longhorns shirts! Anyway, they are such a generous and kind family and I am lucky that they are mine!

The kit has some really great elements in it, and is very classic looking, perfect for almost every holiday project.

This is a little sneakie peakie for the Creating Inspirations kit for December. I will share more stuff from that fun kit soon! This is a card that uses My Minds Eye paper and tag, a Heidi Swapp flower and my handwriting. Stitching around the tag and paper and a light blue scallop on the right edge for finishing touches. I have someone in mind to give this too with a little goodie, hope it inspires some gift giving ideas for others!

Played tennis today, and had a great time, my gym buddy went to the "Body Pump" class without me, so proud of her and kinda bummed I couldn't be in two places at once!

Of course there are loads of things going on around here, but I am trying to slow down and enjoy the holidays with my darling kids! Hard for me to do, but I am going to try!


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Snow Day!!

It finally snowed today, a whole month without a drop of moisture, and it has been such a bummer! We are big snow fans, so this has affected how we get motivated for the holidays! Well, the kids were so excited about the snow that the decorations came out today!

This is a garland made with the My Minds Eye "Frost" line of papers, Maya Road snowflakes and a slew of silver glitter and ribbon!

I have a dear friend who has a lot of exciting things going on in her life, some have been challenges and others triumphs. It is so interesting to see what each day brings to her, and I am really grateful for her friendship, she keeps things FUN! We have been trying to get to the gym together too, and we worked out yesterday doing a class called "Body Pump" it is an aerobic weight lifting class with really great music. It really kicked our behinds, it was so fun! We will be doing that again for sure! Anyway, a little sore from it I have to admit!

There is a new release at PcLayers tomorrow a beautiful holiday themed kit called "Yuletide" I will share some projects tomorrow! We also have some exciting stuff planned for the next few weeks so be sure to look for what is up with that! And my crazy talented girl Kayla has some great news, so be sure to check out what is up with her!

I am excited that I get to take some pictures of the snow tomorrow morning when it "glistens" anyone who has seen Utah snow the bright blue morning after a snow storm knows what I mean, and if you don't, I hope you have the chance to see and understand someday.


Monday, November 19, 2007

Good Stuff!

The challenge this week at the Method Playground was given by Teresa Collins, and it is to glitter chipboard!
I am having a serious crush on glitter right now, so this was perfect for me!
I used the Tattered Angels glimmer mist in peach on Maya Road chip alpha and then touched it lightly with Art glitter in Aztec Gold. The heart in the middle is Melissa Francis and the number four and letter "u" are Heidi Swapp with the Aztec Gold glitter on them. And I just love that Scenic Route paper, so perfect for my love for kids, kind of reminds me of the leaves on my family tree.
I just used random pictures of each of the kids from this year that showed each of the kids personalities. A real treasure to me!
Anyway, if you have time this week to play I would really be GRATEFUL!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Is there an echo in here?

it is kind of quiet...


It has been a while since I posted, and it is kind of hard getting back in the saddle.

PcLayers released an amazing kit this week by Natalie Malan, and I have been using it waaaaaaay toooooooo much!

It is called Sugar Cookie, and it has so many wonderful papers, accents, and brushes!!!

PcLayers is also doing an incredible contest right now, and the prizes are wowsers! A digital SLR is the grand prize, and everyone has a chance at that one, so check it out.

I had a great time in Vancouver! And I am still trying to catch up from being gone, but the kids and Dave were all fine while I was gone, so that is a huge relief. They had a couple of adventures that kept things interesting, and it helps them appreciate me when I get back, gotta love that.

Anyway, I will be back with the projects from the November Creating Inspirations kit, it was a lovely box of fun filled with goodies from Cloud Nine and Heidi Grace, very cute!


Saturday, November 03, 2007

Saturday night and the time is right

Well, it has been a mighty hectic day, and many things that needed done didn't get done but others did.

I found a couple of cheap, cozy, and cute sweaters for my trip to the cooler, wetter weather and Carter found a "Scorpinoc" toy (Transformers) that has made him extremely happy.

I got a few things kitted and the kids did a minor cleaning on the house and then promptly messed it back up!
Here is another project that I did for Vancouver, but this is in Imaginesce paper, and Scenic Route chip alpha.
I am starting to get a little anxious that I will forget something that I will need while I am gone, but the good thing is that they have stores there, so I tell myself whatever it is I forgot, I can buy it if I really need it.
Last night I went up and cropped with Nicole and Kim! We again laughed ourselves into sideaches, and I even got a few things done! I finished a mini-album and a couple of cards with the Creating Inspirations December kit (which is wonderful!) and worked on a cute project with the new Scenic Route Christmas line, "Roxbury". Totally adorable project in my humble opinion!
Anyway, love those girls, it makes me so happy to spend time with them!
Kim shared some of her new stamps with us, and holy cuteness Batman! I will try to make a project with them when I get home so you can see them, but really for a better idea of how amazing they are, go to her blog that is linked above and be amazed!!! She is so talented and just keeps impressing me with her clever ideas! She is so creative, and if you need card inspiration, she is the go to girl!!!!
Anyway, it is going to be a long night for me, so I better get rolling!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

It is the little things!

I have to remember to take time to slow down and appreciate the little things.
Rachel bless her heart keeps reminding me to breathe, great advice when I start feeling a little overwhelmed.
This class is a project with the idea of remembering all the little things that make your family's traditions special. I am excited to use this myself for my family this season, because our kids are reaching an age that they won't all be with us in the next few years, so I really want to capture and share what it is that makes our holidays special to us.
A really amazing contest has just started at PcLayers digital scrapbooking! They are giving away some amazing prizes, and I am so jealous that I can't play along!
Also, the kit at Creating Inspirations is out and it is a darling combination of Heidi Grace and Cloud Nine goodies that are sure to delight and inspire!
This is Chloe's list of the little things that make her smile, and a lot of the things that she mentions are things that make me smile too!
Like mother like daughter, LOL!