Monday, September 22, 2008

What a TERRIFIC Scrappy Day!!! : )

So Saturday morning I awoke to NO ONE in the house, checked my e-mails, got ready and went to scrap my little heart out ALL day long!!! : ) My scrappy pal and I went to Archiver's in Naperville, by the way the NICEST Archiver's I've been to! So we arrive just before 10 am and staked out our table and began our day! We had a NICE relaxing stress-free day! AAHHHH!!! We were SOOO happy to even just be able to shop without a 3 1/2 year old! I can't begin to tell you how that felt! My scrappy mojo wasn't flowing at first as I felt a migraine coming on, but I was determined not to let that stop me! I am happy to say after some lunch and shopping at Michael's and Joann's I was good! I'm sure the tylenol had NOTHING to do with it either! LOL!!

I am SOOOO proud of myself I FINALLY did the acrylic album I won from Sherry at Dixie Pieces a couple months ago! At first it was making my head hurt to have to do that much thinking about how to lay things out and what effect that would have on the look of the entire book, but once I got the hang of it I had a BLAST!!! I am actually VERY excited to do another one soon! I haven't decided if I want to do a haunted house like my buddy and I were discussing or if I want that adorable pumpkin at My Acrylic Albums! And if you look on their new blog they have the CUTEST idea for that book! So without further ado here it is!

I was on a roll after lunch, not ONLY did I do the acrylic album I ALSO did a 2 page LO!!! I will have to do my journaling and take a pic to share of that too!

Well I must say we had such a GOOD time Saturday and well we were pretty slap happy by the end of the night from ALL the sugar AND caffeine!! It was a miracle I could go to sleep that night, but the fact that by the end of the night I knew I was getting sick-I was exhausted!

I hope everyone has an AWESOME, TERRIFIC, FUN TO BE WITH scrappy friend and I hope you get to go out and have fun like we did every once in a while!

Well TFL and have a GREAT night!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Half Way Through September?????

I still can't believe it!!!

So I was SO busy last week I never had a chance to share my HAPPY SCRAPPY mail I got last Monday! It was my August kit from Dixie Pieces!! I was lucky enough to get the last kit!! Here is a pic from their website as I started using it before I took a pic! And I must say for the FIRST time my box wasn't damaged!! LOL!!! I guess the Post Office decided to not take their frustrations out on my box! So here is the gorgeous kit.

I have been busy creating away for a while now and then all of a sudden I just completely lost my mojo!! I don't know what happened, but I sat downstairs for 2 days now just staring at all my scrappy goodness and just can't find something to do!! Maybe I just need to do the BIG clean/purge I have been talking about doing for a while now??? I want to get rid of all the stuff I will NEVER use and have been holding onto for WAY TOO LONG now! As I type this I think more and more of how that may be a good idea to clean out my space and then I can take the time to properly pack my stuff for my LONG crop this weekend! Hmmm...I did FINALLY find the pictures to work on my house shape acrylic album I won from Dixie Pieces a couple months ago. I started working on this album, went out and bought things I wanted to do the album and then all of a sudden the pics that I was going to use were NO where to be found! So in my loss of mojo I decided maybe I needed to look through an old box of pics and scrap something besides the boys and guess what? YUP! The pictures were sitting right there! LOL!!

So my best scrapping buddy Robin and I are doing a MARATHON scrappy day on Saturday! We are going to be on Archiver's doorstep when they open in the morning and we will be there till they kick us out that night! I CAN'T WAIT!!! I am bummed I haven't been able to get to Hannah's to crop for a while now, and I am going to miss their big one on the 27th as it will be 2 days after Nicholas' surgery! So we are making our own scrappy day, but it won't be the same as Hannah's! I NEED a Hannah's trip!!

So speaking of Hannah's I won this HOME letter kit a couple months ago at a crop and I finally decided to do it the other day and I guess it turned out OK. I guess I pictured it to look a little different. I am going to make it a 2 sided decoration and the back I am going to use Christmas paper and it will say "Home for the Holidays" I just have to find the right paper for the job!

Here is a card I made for a wedding we went to. The card is on the top and the envelope is on the bottom. I am SOO mad my camera battery died and I didn't get a picture of the card on the gift! It was SOOO pretty! Oh well! I just hope the bride and groom appreciated it!

And here are a couple of my recent LO's I made that I can now show you. The first one is made with some of the supplies I won from Paper Patch Crafts.

Well that's all for now folks!


Monday, September 8, 2008

Another weekend come and GONE!!

Seriously where is time going??? I can't believe its September 8th already!! Christmas is going to be upon us BEFORE we know it!! YIKES!! OK enough of that, because I am in NO way ready to think about that craziness!

So we had the last wedding for hopefully a LONG time on Saturday! Though I think I have been spoiled getting to go out with my hubby every Saturday!

On Saturday afternoon we took the boys to a duck race for the Elgin boys and girls club. It used to be (rubber)ducks that raced down the Fox River, but this year they stuck them in a fountain and kids from the club picked ducks from the fountain. We didn't win anything, but the boys had fun! After the winning ducks were picked the kids watching were able to go and pick up the ducks and put them away in the boxes. The whole time the boys kept telling me they wanted to go get wet too, so this was their opportunity to get wet. Which I wish I would have known that as they had brand new gym shoes and jeans on! It was kind of cool and the sun disappeared during the pick so they were cold when it was done! Before the duck pick they had a Karate demo and then they asked everyone that was watching if they wanted a turn, well Nick took off running as soon as they asked him if he wanted to do it, it was SOOO cute! He really did GREAT!! He followed the directions and was participating and doing everything! I wish I brought the video camera! I have also learned that dh NEEDS to be taught how to properly use the camera!! I gave him the camera to go take pics and well I only got 1 good pic!! ALL the rest are VERY blurry! That's what I get for giving him such an important responsibility! After the duck pick we took a ride on this cute little train they had there! It didn't run on tracks, they drove it on the sidewalk and we took a nice 10 minute train ride around the park and along the river! It was fun! Here are a couple pics from the day!

So on Friday night I was home without dh and got to watch whatever I wanted and of course there was NOTHING good on! So I started watching this movie on Life Time called "What Girls Learn" the description was that it was about how 2 girls dealt with their mom moving them from the South to New York because she met a man. I thought this could be good, well as I'm watching it all of a sudden becomes clear this is a TEAR jerker of a movie! And what do I do? Yep keep watching!! Here I am trying to do a 2 page LO and keep the tears off of it! I'm balling my eyes out and yet I'm STILL watching the dumb movie! Why do we do that to ourselves???? I have NO idea why I felt the need to get sad and cry like a baby over this movie when I could have changed the channel, had dry eyes and not felt all sad the rest of the night! I am surprised I didn't get any tears on my LO! I think it was that I stopped every time I teared up, which would explain part of the reason its still not done! I don't know why I have such a hard time doing a 2 pager! I do know that I REALLY need to clean my workspace and make more room to work! I need a day without the boys so I can clean AND scrap! That's the issue, when I have time to myself I go and scrap and NOT waste my time cleaning! LOL!!

So my scrappy pal Marci awarded me with this blog award, like a week ago I'm a little behind!

So here's the rules to this award:
Who gets the “Brilliante Webblog Award"?

Websites and blogs of your choice for their designs that are especially noteworthy.
1. The winner can take the logo
2. Place a link to the person that sent you the award
3. Give the Award to at least 7 other Scrapbooking-Blogs, which by its currency, the issues of choice and for their designs are especially noteworthy
4. Put a link to these sites on your Blog.
5. Write a comment on their Blogs that they’ve won an Award.

So thank you Marci for the honor! I have a BUNCH of blogs I stalk and don't post on, so I don't know who to nominate! If you read my blog you deserve to take the award too! And I will say that I give the award to Tracy and Amy as I always find inspiration on their blogs!

Well I've spent WAY too much time on the computer this morning and as a result I now get to go grocery shopping in the rain with the boys! So much for the weather report last night that said the rain wouldn't start till 3:00 this afternoon!

Have a GREAT day!

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