Wednesday, August 27, 2008

One down, two to go...

Well, I thought this year I would try and get the first day of school photos scrapped early. I started with Victoria, LOVE these 7th Grade Colors. I have been using lots of Kiwi, Classic Orange, Intense Cobalt lately. I can't get enough of Prism cardstock, it has got to be my favorite scrappin' supply right now.

Not much else going on, just work, work and more work!!! I am doing my current job and training on a new position and I have to do both until at least mid-October, so feelin' a little stressed out in that department. I decided that Scrappin' is my therapy :)

Off to start on number 2..............

Sunday, August 24, 2008

A brief update

Man, the days are just flying by....and I don't seem to be getting anything accomplished!! This past week I spent way too many hours getting ready for a garage sale. We went through every closet, every basket of toys, EVERYTHING we could. The end result was good, but getting there was exhausting. We also started school on Tuesday, which has added homework to our schedule. I've been working more hours at work too, which is not helping me get things done at home. But, at least the sale is over and I have a garage worth of "stuff" not in my house anymore :)

Today was the first soccer scrimmage for Victoria. They didn't win today, but I think she played really well. It was HOT!!! 88 degrees at game time and Extremely humid. The fans were complaining, but the girls played on, two 35 minute halves. Victoria played the entire first half of the game and over 20 minutes the second half. I don't know how she does it, but I am very proud of her. The picture was taken of her shooting on goal.

I was finally able to sit down and scrap last night, so I thought I better work on one of my Scrappin' Sports layouts for the Becky Higgins sketch at CK. I am pleased with how it turned out, even though it is pretty simple. Love the expressions on Mark and Alex's faces on these photos. Hard to believe that was nearly 4 years ago. I just realized I'm not suppose to put it on my blog until after the call is complete, so I'll share later.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sooooo close :)

Well, I didn't get a layout published in Creating Keepsakes, but I came really, really close. My name was listed on page 98 in the September issue as one of 10 people that "caught the eye" of Joannie Mcbride for the CK Reader Gallery. The ironic thing is I don't even know what layout I submitted! LOL Oh well, at least now I know they may be considering my layouts :)
On another note, today was Alex's 10 year check-up. He is 4'11" and 91 lbs. That puts him in the 95% on height, which if he continues to follow this curve, would make him 6'2" and 200 lbs. I can't imagine that, but I'm sure it will be here before I know it.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

My Own Creation

As I was looking for winter photos, I came across these pictures of Alex "playing golf" from Feb 2001. When you look back, it doesn't seem real that 7 1/2 years have already passed since these were taken. I mean, I know I haven't gotten any older. LOL Anyway, not much going on, just a lazy Sunday afternoon/evening spent with the family. Hope you all had a great weekend.

Friday, August 8, 2008

And the layouts continue...

Yes, a couple more layouts that just needed photos added :) The Christmas one is the make-n-take at CHA from Little Yellow Bicycle. Love their new products. The other, one of my favorites I might add, is one created by Andrea. So glad I went to the store the day they were selling her class layouts....stay tuned...I have more just waiting for pictures. Hope you all have a fabulous weekend.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

More Class Layouts

I've been cheating a bit today and finishing up some class layouts that I bought. They have been laying out on my tables drying out. Yes, these are the layouts that I spilled an entire cup of hot tea on. I know I cried a bit. I had an entire album sitting by my desk and knocked over a full cup of tea right into the top of the album. Gives a new meaning to the tea stained look. I had a couple of layouts ruined, as hot tea and pictures do not mix. It sure is a lot faster scrapping when all you have to do is print pictures to size and mount! The Halloween layout is from Little Yellow Bicycle Class at CHA. The other two layouts were created by Andrea Deer, such a talented lady!!! If you ever get a chance to take her classes, sign up, they are definitely worth the money.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Another Busy Week

Well, what has happened this past since last Wednesday. Thursday we quickly celebrated Alex's 10th Birthday at home. He was only home for a couple of hours all day, with Day Camp from 8:30-3 and then back out for the sleepover at 6. I didn't actually see him again until Saturday night. The girls and I left for the cottage on Friday afternoon, right after they finished soccer camp. Mark and Alex went to Celina to do a shooting, fishing & archery event. Then they met us in Michigan, where we celebrated Alex's birthday with the family. Victoria went back to NB with my sister on Sunday for soccer camp. On Monday after work, Alex and I drove to Ft. Wayne to pick up Rylan. I worked late on Tuesday, Alex had practice Tuesday night. Today was much easier, just work and then the dreaded pile of laundry. The good news, I am off for the next couple of days. Mark, however is leaving for South Carolina in the morning. On Friday, it will be time to pick up Victoria and take Rylan back. But as busy as I thought I was this week, next week starts more practices. Yes, every night of the week, Victoria has practice. Alex has practice 3 days a week and we haven't even added Maddie in yet. Yikes....not ready for school, sports, scouts, etc to start up in full force again.

Okay, enough of that, I did squeeze in a layout for SS&M today between loads of laundry. I am sooooo lovin' my Red Tag Sale letters. These dies are so cool!!!!