Sunday, December 28, 2008

A couple more pages

I was able to squeeze in some scrappin' time yesterday and came up with two layouts. The first started out as a challenge at A Cherry On Top, to scraplift a Christmas layout but change the Holiday. I used an Easter picture taken this past Easter in England with Mark's sister two kids. I think it is a mix of that scraplift and a lift from one of my favorite designers, Andrea Deer. Thanks Andrea for the inspiration, you really are my favorite designer :) The second page I used my custom paper from Scrappin' Sports & More. Catching turtles is something the kids do every trip to the cottage during the summer.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Layout

I was able to complete this layout after returning home from Christmas at my parents house. I used my fabulous custom paper from Scrappin' Sports & More. I mean, who doesn't want paper that has your name printed on it!
We were so blessed this year that everyone was able to attend and everyone was well :) We even had a couple of new additions to the celebrations as two more of my nephews brought their girlfriends. It just doesn't seem like they should be old enough for that!! I can't believe another Christmas has come and gone. The days just seem to fly by. Here's looking forward to a wonderful & relaxing weekend, hopefully full of new creations.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Lots of Pictures to Share

The past couple of weeks have been very busy! First of all, I finished another 12 pages for a client. Then I started on my Christmas gift for my sister and I am happy to say I completed 31- 8x8 pages in just over a week!! Woo Hoo I am really happy with how they turned out. We have also been busy with Basketball games, Indoor Soccer, School Play, School Band concert & making cookies. Hope you enjoy the photos :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Scrappin Sports & More Custom Paper

Have you ever wished you could create your own paper...maybe with your kids names or a favorite pet name, how about that special place? Well, wish no more my friends. SS&M has a new line of custom papers. You pick the colors and the words from some already designed layouts and presto....custom paper. Just call Scrapbooks and you can order in quantities of 12 papers. So what are you waiting for????

Monday, December 1, 2008

A few things to share

Man...where are the days going???? I've been fighting this cold for the past 3 weeks and it's really putting me behind. Not the time of the year to be sick.

I had the best time last night. Victoria's coaches decided that the mom's should scrimmage the girls in basketball. I thought my heart was going to come out of my chest the first 15 minutes. It was a lot of fun! We used our secret weapon....yup, took them down with our hips. LOL to the creative side of things....Scrappin' Sports & More has come out with a new sports line called Sports on Fire. It was perfect for Victoria's soccer team, the Blue Flames. I also created a small Christmas flip out book. Today I received my Scrappin' Sports & More custom papers. We each got to design 4 custom papers. I can't wait to use them, they all turned out really amazing.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Who says you can't be in your 40's & Sexy???

My sisters, my Mom and I went on our annual shopping trip this past weekend. Angie decided we needed to have some fun before we did any serious shopping, so we hit the Juniors department at Macy's and grabbed some dresses. I mean really, neon blue and cheetah print....does anyone really think that looks good together?? Maybe they made it just for us! We had a blast. I'm sure people thought we were nuts!!! Later that evening we went to the theatre for the live production of Oliver. It was a really great show. The good news is that I am over halfway done with my shopping and I had a Blast doing it :) It was good to get away for a couple of days, but now back to reality, work, homework, chauffeur.....

Monday, November 10, 2008

A Very Cold Soccer Weekend

Victoria participated in her last outdoor soccer tournament of the season. I normally love watching them play, but this weekend was another story. It was COLD...I mean chill you do the bones cold, tense every muscle in your body until you hurt from head to toe. It was low 40's, thick black clouds, rain/sleet/wet snow with wind chills in the 30's. I was so cold this weekend I only took about 15 pictures and only at the first game. I was so happy, as was my daughter, that they lost and only had to play one game on Sunday. Luckily, this coming weekend we start indoor soccer and basketball....can't wait to sit indoors and watch :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Toot Toot!!

I opened my email this evening to find that Scrapbooking & Beyond wants to publish one of my layouts. For those ladies who saw the layout of Maddie with the umbrella, where I made the flowers with all the brads...yep that's the one :) It will be in the Summer 09 issue, that just sounds so far away!!

Attached is my layout of Alex's last birthday for the Scrappin' Sports & More sketch challenge we had this month. We were to finish the sketch in one hour or less. Okay, it was done, not counting the adhesive and printing of the photos. For me, that's really good. I used the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder on the striped paper.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Something Creative to Share

Finally, I have created something for me, not for a client :) I fell in love with the Fancy Pants tree & owl, they are so cool. Apparently everyone else loved the tree too, because when I went to my LSS yesterday, they were sold out. I added some Little Yellow Bicycle flocked goodies I had from CHA. The papers are Scrappin' Sports & More.

Speaking of creative, Helmar adhesive is having it's first Design Team in the US. They have some really great product. I was lucky enough to get some through a friend. Anyway, if your interested in applying, check out Tracy's blog with all the details.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Seven More Games....

Maddie's first time in goal :)

Last time in his Gators uniform. Victoria's new desk...didn't Mark do a great job on the wall?

Before....old patio door
New, beautiful wood patio door with built in blinds!
Before scrapbook room

Yes, between the 3 kids, we had seven games this weekend. Madalyn was in a soccer tournament and played two games Saturday & two games Sunday. This was the first week she played in goal and she did really well. I'm so proud of her. Her team came in Third, so not bad. Victoria had two soccer games this weekend. She got to play on Saturday night on the High School field under the lights. Unfortunately, my pictures didn't come out too well :( Alex had his final football game as a Gator. They were undefeated this season, so needless to say he was happy.

Last week, we had our new windows and patio door installed. It looks Wonderful!!! It's amazing that in four days, all windows were cut out, installed and then framed out with wood trim. The downside, I need to find all new window treatments. The wood is just too beautiful to drill holes into, so I'm on the lookout for alternatives.

Mark finished painting Victoria's bedroom last week. He says never again will he paint multi colored stripes on a wall. The desk was from our recent trip to IKEA. Love that store. We still need to put of shelves and pictures, etc. but at least the painting is done.

On the scrappin' side of things, I've been working on a scrapbook for a client. I have 10 pages done and 3 more to complete in book number one. She wants books two & three completed before Christmas :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Same Old Same Old

Yep, not much new going on. Weekends are filled with sports. Weekdays are spent working way too many hours recently :) Attached are a couple of things I created lately. Actually the snow ball I created last month, but never posted it yet. I've been working on albums for clients, so not much time lately for fun scrappin'.