Sunday, October 17, 2010

Page Shares

**Sorry, I thought I set this to post on Friday but it appears I didn't hit the 'publish' button :-(**

I have managed to get *some* scrappin' done in the past 6 months. I'm still working on finishing RJ's baby album and I've been scrappin' a lot of 6x6, 8x8 and mini albums. Here are a couple of pages that I completed a while back, but hadn't shared here.

RJ and one of the little girls that he used to go to daycare with. She's such a lil cutie pie and she had the cutest lil crush on RJ! BTW- I love my lil handmade flower! I used this Hero Arts stamp and some punches to make it!

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (
Green at Heart)
Embellishments: stash- button

Tools: Cricut Expression (Lyrical Letters & New Arrival); EK Success- circle scallop punches; Stickles; Hero Arts-
flourish background cling stamp

You may remember these pictures from our trip to Orlando for the Cavs v/s Magic game. I still get a kick out of RJ's pics.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Marrakech)
Embellishments: Bazzill- Just the edge (stars); Basic Grey- journaling spot
Tools: Cricut Expression (Sports Mania & Plantin Schoolbook); EK Success- corner rounder

I want to try more techniques & use more of my supplies on my pages. I used my Cricut Expression and some Basic Grey paper that I've been hoarding on both of these layouts. I don't use my Expression as much as I'd like to, but I'm trying to pull it out more often. I've done pretty good about limiting my scrappin' purchases to the necessities. Now to completely contradict myself, I've joined 2 kit clubs recently...... Studio Calico and Scarlet Lime. I've always wanted to try a monthly kit and these 2 companies seemed to offer the best value and variety. I just received my 2nd kit from both companies and I am VERY happy thus far. They give you enough product to create several 12x12 pages, some cards and maybe even a mini album. My hope is to be able to share what I create with each month's kit on this blog. I won't promise that is how it'll go. We'll just play it by ear ;-)

That's all I have for today. I hope you all had a great weekend and are enjoying a wonderful Sunday!


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Where have I been and what have I been up to?

That's a good question, but a better one might be "What HAVEN'T I been up to?" Let's has been C.A.R.A.Z.E.E!!! That is putting it mildly. We've traveled some (not as much as we hoped), attended and hosted lots of parties, been audited 3 times for our small business (they are SERIOUS about fraud), RJ has joined a t-ball team and he's started pre-school! I cried more on his first day of school than I have in the 4 years he's been on this Earth! See, look at how cute my little man was on his first day:

I made sure not to cry in front of him, but once I walked out of that classroom IT.WAS.OVA :-( We couldn't find a pillowcase small enough for his nap pillow so I had to break out the sewing machine and make one. Here's the finished product:

I know it's not a garment of clothing, but it's something! As if starting "big kids school" wasn't enough growing up for me, we signed him up for t-ball. He loves it! The kids are all older and bigger than he is, but he doesn't let that bother him! Here he is at the first practice *my kid is the little one on the left* :

Here he is before and during his first game:

His team is 2-2 and he's learning a lot and playing great! Which reminds me......I don't know why a super smart board member (insert sarcastic smiley) scheduled an AWAY t-ball game on a Tuesday night at 7:00 in a location that is 30 miles away from our home field! We're just getting home and he has yet to get his bath. This has been a L-O-N-G night :-(
I have a few pages to share with you on Friday so until then......Have a great 'hump' day :-)


Monday, October 11, 2010

Mic check.......Is this thing on?

Whew! There are some MAJOR cobwebs growing around here! How you been, how ya momma been? Sorry, you'll have to excuse my silliness. It's 2:30 in the morning as I type this and I'm a little delirious!

I've been super busy for the past few months (more on that later) with family, work and just being me . I wanted to drop-in to let you all know that I am still here and while I haven't posted any much in the last few months I am still getting my craft on ;-) I've scheduled a few posts for the next couple of weeks to catch you up on what's been going on with me.

Here's a pic of one of the projects that I'll be sharing with you in the coming weeks, enjoy!

*All About Me Mini Album*