Feb 17, 2007

Whew! It's been a week already?

I have been neglecting posting here because of all the snow and with the kids being home I have been a very busy mom.

Let's see...the past three days we have been shoveling snow, sledding, playing in the snow, looking out the windows at the snow, and talking about the snow! If you haven't seen any pictures, here are a couple to amaze you!

These photos were taken from my front porch. It is freezing outside!

I scrapped all day today! Yeah for me. It's been a few days since I've been able to sit and get into anything. So here is what I did with the February Memory Creators Kit:

The Heidi Swapp chipboard letters, the rub ons, and the lace were not from the kit.

The Creative Imaginations PP that came with the kit were so much fun! I think I'll have enough goodies to last a while so you'll be seeing lots of lovey-ish layouts by me for some time! TFL :)

Tonight I took the kids to see THe Bridge to Tarabithis. The movie was great. Even though it wasn't a G rated movie, my kids were totally comfortable with the fact that this was fantasy and the difference from ficiton and non-fiction. Monet teared up a bit and so did I, but Jaden was pretty tough. So- great movie, if you get a chance to, go see it!

Goodnight all!

Feb 10, 2007

I got my kits!!!

WOOHOO! I am so excited. Tonight is going to be perfect for staying up late and getting a layout or two done.
We want to take the kids to see a movie tonight also- so hopefully when I get back.

Let me tell you... the kits at Memory Creators are awesome and the price is right too.
I still want to get my hands on the kits at Poppy Ink- oh, I want them so badly. Maybe I will stay up late to order next time around.

I can't wait to get started!

Here is a pic for the day-
Isn't he just too cute? I think this kitten is truely photogenic. He posed for me and all. I definitely have to scrap some new pics of Socks.

Feb 8, 2007

What A Deal!

I've been eyeing these babies for quite some time. I am totally one to pass up somethng, even though I love it, if it is not on sale! I am a total bargain shopper. So I was at the Dollar General store and what did I see? The baskets I have been coveting for months ON SALE!!!
I know I want to put something scrappy in them because they have these fantastc leather handles so I can carry them from my closet to my table- I think it will have to be new scrapping goodies for my new baskets.
Aren't they cool?

I started working on my trash 2 treasure project last night.
Below you can see step by step how I am accomplishing the trash 2 treasure project. It's turning out pretty cool so far. Be sure to check back to see the final steps and the finished product!

So far I have covered the sides of the tote with patterned cardstock. I opted for cardstock since it is thick and will make the tote a bit sturdier.

Feb 7, 2007

trash 2 treasure

This week I am going to be working on turning this drink tray into a tool tote. I keep all of my supplies in a walk in closet, so I like to have all of my goods in a container that I can easily store and when I need them, I can simply tote them out to my dining table.
Here are the instructions step by step:

I think I will place soup cans or small jars inside that will contain and separate all of my supplies that I will keep together in the tote.

THe finishing steps will be added to the slide soon! All tht is lef tis embellishing and adding containers to contain and separate the tools neatly inside!

Feel free to link a photo of your project! I would love to see:)

I have my new camera!

I finally get to put up my latest layouts into my galleries and post them here for you to see!

I haven't scrapped anything in the past couple of days because I have been waiting to take some new photos. Last night I played with my camera to get the feel of it and snapped some pretty nice shots of my children while they played together.

Feb 4, 2007

Scrappy Saturday II

Today I finished three layouts at Jen's house. This has never happened before so it was a huge accomplishment for me. Her dh made some awesome stuffed shells for dinner so we were able to work pretty much uninterrupted. It was a great scrappy day and that always makes a mama happy!

So- last night Dh and I went out for dinner for our 8th Anniversary with no kids and we were so lucky to pick up a last minute sitter! After that we took a trip to walmart and they had the camera I wanted on display but not in stock. I swear that every time I go there to purchase something, they never have what I want in stock and they never know when they will get in back in either. So we came home and did a bit of online shopping around. I actually found the best deal at Circut City. I picke dout the Canon S3 SI point-and-shoot. I love it and can't wait to get my hands on that baby. I"ve been wanting a nice camera for a few years now and finally- it is the best anniversary gift ever!
We also got a bit of snow las tnight too. I thin it may snow tonight as well. Hopefully it will keep up and by the time my camera garrives, we will have enough beautiful white snow to take some winter photos. I have none so far this year.

Feb 1, 2007

shopping for a camera...

Today I went online to Best Buy to shop around for a camera. I don't have a lot of luck in this department. You won't believe this but both of our cameras are broken. No one dropped them or anything. We have no idea what happened but they both just stopped working. So there won't be any new photos up for a while. Hopefully I will be purchasing my new camera in the next few days. Oh, I really hope so.
Dh purchased a touch screen dvd player/stereo for his truck. Just what he needs ;) So that gives me 100% incentive to get my camera. Funny how I always get my way.

Last night I completed a challenge that was posted up at Scrappers Daily Dose for the Look Book and it was so much fun. It was a layout by Jamie Waters, "A Perfect Afternoon". Oh, so beautiful. It was so much fun to do. This is the photo I used for this challenge:

The next challenge is a layout by Tara Whitney from page 36 in the Look Book. Absolutley Amazing. I have just the right photos for this design that I've been working on getting scrapped.
If you haven't tried any of these or at least peeked at some of the designs, you really must. The designers are fabulous!

I'm looking forward to the weekend. Another Saturday Scrap with Jen! Maybe I can take some photos of my layouts while I'm there so I can share with you here.

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