Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Good Feeling Gone

Right after the kids went back to school I posted about how Q is so excited to be back in school that he is waking up at 3am. Well that good feeling is officially gone. Not only is it gone but this morning that he stated "I am so tired of having to get up early, when is it going to stop" at about 6:45. At this point he should have been at the bus stop already! It also seems that he gets it from mom. Hot breakfast before school seems to be a thing of the past in our house since I don't care to get up until about 7:30-8. Oh well, at least we had fun while it lasted.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Saving some money

So I tried to save a few dollars, 3 to be exact, and bought one of those reclaimed & refilled cartridges for my printer. Well needless to say, it didn't save me any money and I ended up having to go to OfficeMax to do my printing because I ran out of time. Note to self, don't be a cheap skate and stick to the tried and true when you are on a deadline!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Pencils Lines Sketch

I love, love, love doing sketches! It is my favorite scrapbook tool and one I turn to time and time again when I create my pages. I love that they give you a guideline but that you get to supply the creativity by choosing papers, embellishments, lettering and color pallette. With this sketch, PL partnered with OLW to make the challenge even more fantastic. Really, what scrapbooker can't come up with something using the word KEEP. Try to not find something really cute and/or meaningful, I dare you. Here is my sketch using a photo of my two oldest when they were babies. I keep saying that the girl is 20 now but she is still 19 and the boy is 17. Where did the time go? The Christmas Papers, embellishments and new paper are in the store. I have also gotten in more glimmer mist and the new screens (must see to believe). They are fantastic! Here is the sample of what's new........

Bo-Bunny Beau Jardin (gorgeous, gorgeous paper line)

Bo-Bunny Holiday Cheer

Fancy Pants 8X8 Happy Holidays Slab. How perfect is this for whipping out holiday cards and tags?........
Fancy Pants Happy Holidays Transparency........
Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens. Place them on your paper, spray glimmer mist over it and waalaaa, you have a beautiful image left behind (could you just eat those swirls & snowflakes?)

Some of the layouts that I have finished this week. I have also been practicing my photography! I was very happy with how bright and clear these were.

My daughter hates this photo and I have to admit, I don't know what I was thinking with the hair on the side, it was very Amish.

Awwwwww, he was so darn cute.......

A's elementary school art. She is just as wonky as me!

Join me on the message boards on Sunday, October 26th to do a Christmas Card Swap. Ok, Ok, I know it is early but you can never be too prepared! I will post more of the details later. Have a great day and blog you later.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Lots & Lots of New Stuff

The Online store has been so sorely neglected since I have been on the Convention circuit. But I went in tonight and cleaned house. In fact, I changed so much that the store booted my but outta there before I could restock all the glimmer mist and add the glimmer screens. Oh well I guess I had to have something to do tomorrow! Here is a look at all the goodies that I added today.
Making Memories stamp set (I couldn't resist, it is so freakin cute) -

Fancy Pants - Love their new 3X3 stamps, transparencies and glitter cuts (how cute is that owl)

Clear scraps chipboard step album, love it! Will definitely be keeping one of these for me!!!!
Some holiday gift appropriate word book albums from bo-bunny, these are just 2 of the ones that I added.

Basic Greys Blackboard and Chocolate albums. No, I haven't gone album crazy, it is the holiday season and one of the most popular gifts is mini-albums for like the 3rd year in a row.

KI's new lace paper and holiday sheers - Prima leaves. These are absolutely gorgeous, you have to see them to believe them -
Heidi Swapp Ghost Frames and a ton of her masks -
Glue dot runner memory dots and mini dot dispensors -
And last but certainly not least for tonight, Tim Holtz Masks. The new grungeboard shapes are on backorder but are just fantastic and I can't wait to get them in too -
I have also gotten 2 new paper lines to add, and a slab of 8X8 Christmas Paper from Fancy Pants that would be perfect for your Christmas cards and tag projects! How exciting is that!!!!!
That's all for tonight but I will be sure to update on what's being added tomorrow. Get some rest and blog you later.