Monday, August 31, 2009

another late night creating.....

So last night I was up creating until 2 am again. I just love getting new pictures printed! It is like a whole new pile of inspiration. Both of these pages are from our visit to Cadillac. Even though the weather was crappy, rainy and wet, we still had a great time. The best part was Sean, Sarah, and Ivy bringing their new bundle of joy into the world..... Ruby Lucille! She is so beautiful! They are certainly going to be busy with their 2 girls. Ivy is so smart for 18 mos. old. She talks and talks. I especially love it when she says "Hello, How are you? " and "Where'd doggies go?". She will try to say pretty much anything. It will be interesting to see what she thinks of a new little sister in the house.

Enough rambling, how about some pages......

Sadly, my creating has probably come to an end for a few days. Tomorrow it is back to work, and Emily has friends coming over today. I just can't stay up half the night on work nights :)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

my try at glimmer mist....

I finally had some time to create something last night. It seems lately I have had a hard time squeezing in some creativity. It felt so good to sit down with a cup of coffee and let the juices flow, even if it was 11 at night!

This page started out as a simple page, and well anyone that knows me knows simple is not my style! 4 hrs later this is what I ended up with.....


After I had the page all done, it was missing something. I have had this bottle of glimmer mist that I had bought on clearance for over a year and never tried it. I like the concept, although next time if I am going to use it on the cardstock base, it needs to be done prior to gluing everything else down. I ended up with much more "mist" then I would have liked because I kept trying to even it out. I used letters cut from Cricut tear drop cartridge as a mask, then took them off after I sprayed the glimmer mist. I have never done this and will do it again, love the effect of the base cardstock showing through.

Papers are from Luxe design Ecology line, love this line! Thanks Vanessa at the scrapbook nook for ordering it in!

Now, the creativity is flowing again, and am scrambling to get this house clean so I can play in the scraproom again tonite!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

getting excited!

I have decided to take the plunge and become a CTMH consultant. I love sharing my creativity with others and could use the cash to support my hobby! I have been brainstorming some ideas for a open house, getting the word out, and getting some workshops rolling. I think I have come up with some fun ideas! Now, I just need to wait until my consultant kit comes so I can get creative and get the ball rolling!

Septembers SOTM is awesome! I can't wait until it is released. They also have a great deal for the month. If you purchase $60 in stamp sets you get a celebration card kit free ($39.95 value). The stamp set that comes with the kit is great for birthdays!

I am determined to recruit some new scrapbookers / cardmakers into this awesome hobby. I think alot of people feel they are "not creative", you don't need to be. Scrapbooking can be as simple or as detailed as you want it to be. The important thing is that you are happy with your creations. I look back at my albums from 6 or 8 years ago, and love reading the stories, reliving the memories. This is what scrapbooking is about. Plus, it is a whole lot of fun, especially when you have some great friends like I do to create with on Friday night! Love this hobby!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Lately it seems that I have been doing a lot of preparing for things...... School will be starting soon, so of course both kids need things. New backpacks, shoes, clothes..... $$$! I think we are about ready, they still need shoes and we will likely wait until the last minute for that one.

I have this week off work and are going camping for 4 days. We all know camping takes a lot of preparing. Today I am going to get the food. I like to cook / prepare as much ahead of time as I can. So, when we want shish k bobs, or sloppy Jo's , everything is done, just have to heat up and eat. I don't like to spend the camping trip cooking! So, the list is made and of course the coupons are printed....$23 worth this week. Woo Hoo! I am very nervous how Murphy will be camping, really hoping we don't get kicked out with his barking. He has a naughty streak that's for sure:)

September 11, 12, and 13, I will be scrapping for the weekend with my good scrappin' friends. I am determined that I will be super organized and accomplish a lot! So, also preparing for that. lol! I pulled everything I need to catch up on Emily's sports album. Now, I need to get everything ready for Tylers. I am about 4 yrs behind on both the school and sport albums. I really need to get them caught up.

I've been very busy making cards for the CAD challenge I am hosting at the . Really has been fun, but having some LO withdrawal. I did manage to create a couple of LO's at a crop with my girlfriends Friday....
I had started this page at least 3 months ago, finally finished it up. The title is kind of hard to see in the picture, but I used leftover plastic packaging to cut the letters with Cricut (AKA buttons). Initially I was hoping they would have been cut all the way through, but the end result was ok. The best part.... Recycling the packaging which would have been in the landfill otherwise.

These are also some very old pictures, back from 2006. I can't believe how little T & E look here, oh how time flies!

I absolutely love this picture of Lars and Ivy. They both have such great smiles!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

waiting, waiting, waiting.....

Today has been a very looooong day! I had mentioned earlier that I tried out for the design team over at , while the new DT members were to be announced 7/31/09. Because of busy schedules, they had to postpone the announcement until this evening. All day, I have been lurking the boards wondering who the lucky winners are. I really hope I am one of the three chosen. I know there are a lot of talented ladies over there and my chances are slim, but I can still hope:)

Yesterday marked the beginning of my Diva reign for the month of August at the scraproom as well. I posted a fun mini album challenge, and also a card a day challenge. I have some other ideas up my sleeve for the month as well. You should come visit and play along, I have been doing lots of shopping for some great prizes. I can't wait to see all the great creations everyone will come up with.

While amongst my waiting and lurking today, I did manage to complete this 2 page LO. I am also on the design team for the LSS in Ludingon called The Scrapbook Nook. Vanessa is super nice and always has something new every time I visit her store. This months kit she put together was divine. I love the papers from the Mommy and me line by Prima, there was also this great little mini stamp kit. I hadn't seen them before and will be on the lookout for more. I hope she likes my page when I take it in tomorrow.

On a non scrappy note, the annual cousins family reunion yesterday was a great time once again. The weather was terrible though. It was cold, windy, and rainy, which really put a damper on things. We were not able to play all the games that make the family reunion so much fun. We did luck out, and were able to go in the pavilion long enough to eat and let the rain pass. Of course Max held his crazy auction in efforts to raise money for next year. Everyone brought some great white elephant gifts. Zane must have been feeling generous, because he even bought 2. He got a bag full of new T - Shirts, which he will wear proudly and a awesome candle holder which has already found a home in my scraproom. Emily even made a few dollars on the questions Max was asking. If your answer was correct, he gave you $1-$5... She has enough to go swimming at the Comfort Inn, so looks like that is what we will be doing tomorrow. Tyler wasn't able to go this year because he had a family reunion with Rick to go to. I hope he had a great time, he should be home shortly.

Well off to lurk at the scraproom some more. It's been a good 30 minutes since I last checked. LOL!