Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A few days of R & R...

Home today after spending a few days in upstate NY.
My parents had rented a house on Schroon Lake with my aunt and uncle,and invited us up for a few days.
It was wonderful.
Reconnected with my aunt and uncle, who I hadn't seen in years.
The kids loved the water, the sunshine and family time.
Just what the doctor ordered.

Here are some pictures from the trip:

Actually, I took a LOT more pics, but these are my favorites of what I've gone through so far.

Scrapped some tonight with my August Treasured Scrapbooking kit. I just might post a sneaky peek sometime soon. Love this kit - be sure to check out the debut on the first.

Well, it's getting pretty late here - goodnight!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Dear Bo Bunny...


I have a confession to make...
I am hopelessly infatuated with your products. I have been blissfully creating for your design team call. I have been daydreaming about the 2009 Summer Releases.

I want to be on your team so much that I've stayed up even later than is usual for me to work on my submissions.

I want to be on your tem so much I can taste it.
Here are the projects I submitted for the call:

The cute little cupcake is a stamp from my stash. I loved the bright cheery colors of the Birthday papers. I could made 20 more cards with it!

The Grease Monkey line was perfect for these Go Kart pictures. All the coordinating embellies made it easy to make an album. I ran the acrylic letters through my xyron and then glittered them.

Here are some extra projects I made since my mojo was working!

Honestly, I could have scrapped a zillion more projects but ran out of time.

I hope you like what you see!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Not much happenening here tonight.
Colin left today for a week at Boy Scout Camp.
I miss him already.

He called home tonight just to say goodnight. I know part of the reason he does it is because I expect him to. But what's cool is that he doesn't seem to mind talking on the phone to me. It doesn't embarrass him if his buddies know he's on the phone with Mom. That makes me so happy. Life with a teenager can be challenging at times, but he's a good kid and I'm so grateful the lines of communication are very much open.

So I want to share my July kit creations from Scrap for a Cure. This kit was so much fun, with lots of whimsical elements.

For this mini album, I cut up the sheet music in the kit to make pages in the album.
I used MOSD acrylic covers for the outside. Love how it turned out:

Take a moment to stop by SFAC. We're excited to welcome Leslie Ashe & Deanna Kroll to the design team!
I'm taking the month of August off from SFAC, but just know these ladies will rock the kit!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Get ready!

For the Treasured Hunt at Treasured Scrapbooking!
What is it, you ask? Only our biggest contest of the year! Here's the deets:

This will be a six week contest. To enter, upload your very best layout into the Treasured Hunt gallery-Eligibility Entries category by 9pm (EST) Friday July 31st. The Design Team will vote and the top 25 entries will move on to compete in the contest. Following is the timeline of the contest:

Eligibility Round - deadline Friday, July 31th - 9pm (EST)
Sun Aug 2 - 25 contestants announced

1st round
Tues Aug 4- 1st challenge announced
Mon Aug 10 - deadline to upload entries (9pm EST)

2nd round
Tue Aug 11 - announcement of 20 contestants moving on/2nd challenge posted
Mon Aug 17 - deadline to upload entries (9pm EST)

3rd round
Tue Aug 18 - announcement of 15 contestants moving on/3rd challenge posted
Mon Aug 24 - deadline to upload entries (9pm EST)

4th round
Tue Aug 25 - announcement of 10 contestants moving on/4th challenge posted
Mon Aug 31 - deadline to upload entries (9pm EST)

5th round
Tue Sep 1 - announcement of 5 contestants moving on/5th challenge posted
Mon Sep 7- deadline to upload entries (9pm EST)

6th round
Tue Sep 8 - announcement of 3 contestants moving on/6th and final challenge posted
Mon Sep 14- deadline to upload entries (9pm EST)

WINNER ANNOUNCED - on or before September 17

After the 25 contestants are chosen, weekly challenges will be posted on Tuesdays and entries must be posted in the appropriate challenge gallery by the following Monday at 9pm (EST).

Pages will be judged on photography, creativity, originality, relativity to challenge theme and overall design. Winners for each round will be determined by the Design Team and myself.

Please pay close attention to the requirements of each challenge! Ask questions if you need clarification! Any deviation from the challenge requirements listed will result in disqualification. This is only to be fair to those who follow all of the requirements. We ask that all entries be posted only to the Treasured Scrapbooking gallery until the end of the contest or elimination.

PRIZES!! (Now to the good part!)
GRAND PRIZE: Prize Package worth over $250 of scrapbooking supplies and a $50 gift certificate to the Treasured Scrapbooking store!!

2nd prize: $40 Treasured Scrapbooking Gift Certificate

3rd prize: $25 Treasured Scrapbooking Gift Certificate

You must be an active member of TS to participate in the contest. Don't worry newbies...this doesn't eliminate long as you actively participate in the forum/gallery once you join, you're good to go!!

Doesn't this sound like a blast?!? Hurry over!

Speaking of Treasured Scrapbooking - here are my projects using the July kits:

For the Treasured Hunt at Treasured Scrapbooking!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Don't even ask me why...

I'm still awake at 3:34am.
It's ridiculous, I know. It's my transition day. I'm always messed up for a day after I work a couple of nights in a row. So I slept from noon til 9pm. I wanted to get up earlier to be part of the family unit. Mike sent each of the kids up at dinner time to see if I'd wake up. I sent each one of them away, because my bed was just WAY too comfortable.
That's why I'm awake now.

Been scrapping with this kit:

It's from IAAS, and it's probably one of my favorites. I sill need to do some journaling and snap pictures of the projects I've done so far. You NEED to get this one.

The excitement for my day today was this:

This is Ryan. He took a spill off his bike today and fell onto his hand. I heard the shrieks from through the open window. Now, lest I sound like a mean mommy, I didn't react right away. You see, Ryan has a tendency to um, shall we say...
his injuries. But I could see his hand swelling up as he walked in . So off we went to get xrays. Thankfully, the doc didn't think it was broken. He didn't see anything obvious on the xrays, but he said it can be hard to see on kids sometimes. So he put on this splint and told us to come back in a week.

This is the same doctor who put a cast on Tommy just last week.
He said he thoght I looked familiar...

Tommy was draping himself over one of those big bouncy balls from Target the other weekend. I guess the ball rolled forward and he jammed his hand as he fell.
He fractured his radius. Poor kid is tough. While he cried initally, he moved it and used it for 36 hours before really showing any real pain.

So now they're like a pair of bookends!

Stay tuned, I'll be blogging more in the next few days to share some projects and a toot!