Tuesday, April 29, 2008
So, no scrapping for me since the boys wouldn't go down each night. Must play catch up the next few days. Sleepy, sleepy right now so heading to bed. Hope everyone has a great week!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
I did this layout for the scrapbook challenge I host for my playgroup. As I posted the challenge it just came to me what I was going to do, the photos, the kits I was going to use. The hardest part was trying to figure out the font to use. Come to think of it I bet I have an alpha that would be cute...I didn't think of that while doing the layout! Anyhoo...this is the first time things have just come to me that easily in a while. I guess many years of no creativity takes it out of you. What is it they say, use it or lose it. Guess I thought I had lost it.
Credits: Blue, red and cream papers - Cute as a Button by Amy Sumrall; White paper - Oh Boy! by Julia Makotinsky (Little Dreamer Designs); Template by Andrea Gold; Brush: SwirlsII by Obsidian Dawn; Font: Tiza and MS Serif
Does anyone else just feel scatter brained half the time? I feel like I sometimes am going to 10 directions and not getting anything done because I get overwhelmed. I have got to get better at focusing on one (or two) things at a time and just getting it done. So strange because when I am focused on something I get SO much done. Bad thing about that is when I am focused on something that is all I want to do. I know there is a happy medium out there somewhere and I just have to find it. Suggestions anyone?????
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
On my moms side the family name isn't all that common so her side has been much easier at tracking people down. My maiden name however is a very common one and so has been next to impossible for me to find anything. My father only has 2 siblings still alive and one of them has some information for me...I just have to wait until she is finished compiling it before I can find out some of the answers to my questions. I am really hoping to be able to go and visit here in the next few years and do some research.
So many things I want to do and just always seem to get so focused on one of them. Tunnel vision, that is what I have. Here lately it has been for scrapping. I just want to sit and scrap all day. The thing with that is I end up spinning my wheels. I do a layout, then I keep tweaking it and tweaking it. The ones I complete just seem to fall into place. If it is one I started and am "tweaking" I am beginning to wonder if it will ever get completed. Ha! I am always secretly envious of these gals who can pop 3-4 layouts out in an evening and just be thrilled with them. Perfectionism can be a real pain...ya know?
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Not a lot of srcapping the last 2 days. I haven't even been taking many photos. What's up with that? I have been trying to get organized for the coming weeks and so far, so good. Just need to take care of a few loose ends and we should be in good shape. For now that is. Ha!
The boys are just so cute and seem to be going through a growth spurt or something. We have to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather before it gets too hot here. But hey, we will be having 2 Springs this year for the most part. Yippee!
The world of digital scrapbooking is HUGE. I can surf all day long and still not be able to cover a fraction of it. I have come across this very cool site though that I have quickly fallen in love with. I have been head over heals with the layouts posted here and still trying to go through all the forums and information when I have a minute here or there. A lot to go through so going to take me some time.
Okay, off to work on the house some more and keep making my lists. What would I do without my lists?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Sunday, April 20, 2008
When Cameron was born he had a squished head. Even c-section, his little head was tilted. As soon as I saw him I knew he would have to wear one of the helmets. Every time we would go for a check-up I would ask out pediatrician if she thought he would need one. Each time she would tell me I would be surprised at how their little heads grow and form. Well...finally around his 6 month check up she said I should look into the doc band. Man, the process to get fitted for one of these things is not a fun one. I have pictures to prove it and I just haven't had the heart to scrap them. Some day I guess. But he did so well wearing the band. I had several friends who had them with their children and heard their stories of how the child wouldn't sleep well for days trying to adjust. I had it all in my mind that I was just not going to get any sleep for a few days. Cameron just amazed me. I think he slept better with the thing on! He didn't seem bothered by it in the slightest and after a while would fuss when we went to take it off. I joked by the end of it that he wasn't going to be happy to not be wearing it anymore because he had learned he could roll around and roll into something and it not even bother him when he hit his head. It did take some time for him to get used to not having it any longer but I am so amazed at how well he did. But then again they both continue to amaze me every day...
And can I just say I have become addicted to brushes!!!!!!
Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Been trying to sign up for a few more CTs this last week or so. Most will be giving results by the end of this and next week. There are a few I am just jonesing to get on. I LOVE the designers stuff and would welcome the opportunity to scrap for them. Actually, come to think of it everyone I am scrapping for right now I love. Why else would I have applied? Silly me. I am looking forward to lots and lots of scrapping when we go on our house hunting trip though. Since we will be in a hotel when the boys are napping and go to bed at night I will have lots of computer time. Yippee! Or at least that is the plan. He, he...
Okay, off to get some things done while the boys are napping. I have got to start getting things packed and find which mover we are going to use. I really want to check out the PODS thing...maybe I'll go and call them right now. :) Hope you all have a great day!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Credits: background, blue paper, red button, tag and pin - Cute as a Button by Amy Sumrall; Vine - Pretty Doodlie Dodads by Amy Sumrall; Green tag - Brothers by Andrea Gold; Font: 1470 Jenson
Page 2-Credits: bacground, blue paper, red button, - Cute as a Button by Amy Sumrall; Vine - Pretty Doodlie Dodads by Amy Sumrall; Ribbon and green tag - Brothers by Andrea Gold; Swirl brush by Obsidian Dawn; Font: Ampersand
And speaking of strawberries. My little guys devoured every single one of them the last two days. They couldn't get enough. I was in shock yesterday when they did it but today when they ate the other half I just couldn't believe it. They went from turning their noses up at them to not being able to get enough! Too funny!
Back to scrapping for me...I'm on a roll tonight so want to keep going. :)
Sunday, April 13, 2008
So here are some cute photos from today. I had turned around at one point in the car and Noah had put his hat on all funny. I had to grab the camera.
Have I mentioned lately how much I love my new camera? It takes such awesome pictures and I haven't really even learned to use the thing! I am hoping after we move and get settled in I can take a few photography classes. They have tons of schools around there so it shouldn't be too hard to find one that will work.
Off to bed for me. Hope everyone has a great week!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Credits: Simply Fall Paper Pack by Beth Kern
Swirl and Rope brushes by Obsidian Dawn
My little guys are growing up way too fast! They are both little pros at walking and hardly ever crawl any longer. So hard for me to believe! They are also both starting to talk more. We have a big surprise for the grandparents when they come to visit next month. :)
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Amy has a cute freebie on her blog...cute quick pages. :)
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
I got to work on a layout last night but my computer is acting up more and more. Still hoping to get a new one when we move and just use this one for internet. Plus I want a faster one that can handle the graphics programs better. You know the next purchase will be a tablet. :) Just have to figure out which one to get.
Off to finish downloading the nearly 400 pictures I have taken the last few days. Thank goodness for digital! I have no idea how I end up taking that many pictures in such a short amount of time. Then when I look at them it doesn't seem like 400 pictures to me. Anyone else ever feel that way? :)
Update: Just went over to visit Amy's blog and she has a fantastic coupon for 50% off anything in her store! Head over to pick it up. :)
Monday, April 7, 2008
This beautiful kit (Carefree) is yours when you sign up and register at the site!
And this awesome one (Sublime) will be given away to 5 lucky winners at the end of the day just for stopping by, saying hello and introducing yourself! How cool is that?!!?!?!?!??!
Let's help them start off with a bang and have some fun scrappin'!
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Credits: Secret Rebel by Colie's Corner
Template by Jen Caputo
Fonts: 3rd Man and Adler
I love to watch the boys do this. They get on each side of the door and play "open and giggle." I think it is the funniest thing ever. And this day Noah decided Cameron should be on the same side so tried to pull him in. They crack me up!
Okay, I have been intending to make a weekly menu for a long time now. A few weeks ago Megan had posted a "master menu" she had created. I can't even begin to thank her enough! This was the jump start I needed to get my rear in gear. Last week was the first week I had made one and it worked out wonderfully. I made several changes to make it work for me, and of course I am searching for recipes to add to mine, but over all it is such a great tool! I will say it made grocery shopping so easy and I didn't have to try to figure out what to make each day, already done and at my finger tips. Easy to change around (Which we had to because of house showings) and even hubby could follow it. Woo-hoo! I finished creating week 2 this morning and going to try and get weeks 3-4 done this week so I can get back on track with heading to the grocery store first thing on Saturday mornings. So thanks a million Megan!
Thursday, April 3, 2008
So, yesterday afternoon I was coming down the stairs with Noah (playing with him of course) and fell the last few steps. Thank God I didn't drop him or fall on top of him is all I can say. I think I have a slight sprain though. My ankle is a little swollen and hurts. Hubby made me stay off the feet all evening with ice on it and wrapped it for me. That seems to have helped tremendously. Hopefully this won't take long to heal...it's kind of annoying.
I was working on the strawberry layout again yesterday. Got some great ideas from the CT team I am on so will be playing around more this weekend probably. I also want to complete the second page because that will have all the journaling on it. I am amazed at how much more I get some with the digital than I did with paper. It just seems to come so much more easily for me. Hmm...I always thought I needed to do something with computers...just never really sure of what until now!
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
vine - Pretty Doodlie Dodads by Amy Sumrall
Ribbon and green tag - Brothers by Andrea Gold
Font: 1470 Jenson