Saturday, September 26, 2009 arrived

Due to a little shipping snaffu with some of the brand spankin' new products in the October kits, the Design Team received the kits a little later than normal. Yesterday I got a big box of stuff in the mail from Jamie. Along with my kit I got some new American Crafts Modern albums & page protectors( now maybe I'll get around to putting some layouts away :wink:), the cardstock addon for the "Enchanted" kit (I just had to see that glazed Bazzill upclose in is so beautiful!!!), some Bg woolies & stickers from the Indian Summer line, more Kaiser pearls, and Jillibean Soup number & calendar sprouts. I know I've forgotten something but you get the was a little mini christmas for me :)!!!

So since I'm short for time I spilled everything out on the table and started brainstorming. This morning I put the finishing touches on the first layout. Here's a little peek for you...

I wanted to show you what I did with some of those Kaiser pearls that I bought, so here's a view from the side. Included in my kit was a chipboard "leaf spray" from the Basic Grey Indian Summer chip elements. I added some of the Kaiser pearls in "blush" to some of the dots/berries on the spray. I think this gives the spray a little added dimension plus adds a bit of bling to the page.

Getting ready to head out to an early afternoon soccer game for Becca. I would like to stop and pickup some Mums on the way home and then spend a bit of time outside doing a little yardwork. Then tonight I will scrap some more.

Tomorrow after church we have to head up to Cherry Hill for Fritz's game. I hoping to stop at the Container Store either before the game or after to look at some shelving for the new scraproom. Then we are definietly heading to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner before heading home.

The flooring is almost complete in the room....ran into a little snaffu with that this week aka a kidney stone (not me, DH suffers from them). Hopefully by the end of this week I'll be able to post a picture of the room painted & with the new floor.

That's all from my crazy world right later!

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Today's to do list:

Groceries...purchased and put away progress progress
Soccer game...just got home.

Thank goodness today's game was a home game (about 10 minutes of traveling time involved)
I can see that the weekends with home games will be my most productive.

The girls had their second game of league play and played fabulously! Another win 5-1...they've come such a long way in such a short period of time.

Here she is starting to carry the ball up the field...she primarily played center or wing this game.

Here she is blocking her man during a throw in.

I will say this...she knows what she's suppose to do position wise. Now we just got to build up the endurance and get a little more aggressive.

Even the boy doesn't complain about coming to the games...he usually has a job:

Yep, that's him the line judge. One parent/supporter from each team has to take a flag and run the lines for the ref. This is his 2nd week of doing this job...he loves helping out.

Just wanted to give you a quick update. Tomorrow we have and early game...right after church again. Then I hope to come home and maybe scrap a little (fingers crossed)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Yep, that's what I'm doing. Waiting for the floor to be finished in my scraproom and waiting for this to come in the mail from Coordinates Collections.

This is the October "Enchanted" kit available for pre-order now. I had a hand in putting this one together via a lot of long nights on the computer. You don't want to know how many different windows I had opened on my computer screen comparing products and then emails sent back & forth with my partners in crime. (So much easier in person at CHA and with Lisa's storyboards hanging around the hotel room...can't wait for January) Anyway back to the kit...lots of fun stuff from Basic Grey Indian Summer & BoBunny Delilah.

One thing I'm not waiting on tonight...I'm not waiting on somebody to finish a practice or an activity so we can eat dinner. (Wednesday is the only unscheduled afternoon/evening in our family) We had a family dinner tonight at a decent hour and nobody was rushed to do homework and get showered. Sometimes it's the simple things that really make me the happiest.

Talk later.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Busy weekend

I've been on the road almost all weekend.

Up early yesterday getting some errands done before lunch then off we went to the first soccer game of the weekend. All the way over on the Delaware/New Jersey border...the girls did great they won 6-0! On the way home we stopped and had dinner at Applebees.

Today was the 1st day of the Sunday school year, so we got up and over to church. (Making a greater effort to attend on a more regular basis) Since the boys game was at 12:30 and almost 1hr away we had to leave early, but at least we did get there. (a plus in my book) The boys also won their game 3-1.

Now we are home and I am trying to get the laundry done before we start the week all over again. I have a layout in mind that I would love to scrap, but I think it has to wait while I get some stuff done here around the house. (which would also entail me getting off this computer too)

Scraproom update: not much has bee accomplished this week. However, on the way home from yesterday's game we stopped at Lowes to look at cabinets and countertops. I think I have decided on base cabinets and a countertop. So it seems to be coming together on paper/in my mind. Now to find time to actually put it all together.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

{Trick or Treat (a month early) }

I got some fun papers and embellishments from the Pink Paislee "Twilight" collection from the Scrapbook Cafe to work with last week. (So happy that new owners were found and I could stay on designing for them)

Here's my first layout:

Besides the fun Pink Paislee products they also sent me some silk leaves and some bat diecuts. To these products I added some kraft cardstock and some Pink Paislee chipboard letters from the "Fetching" collection. I borrowed the picture from a is a picture of her daughter standing in a graveyard in Gettysburg, PA. When I first saw this picture a few years ago I knew I had to eventually scrap it. (I scanned her original and converted it to black & white.) The PP diecut and the bat are both mounted with layers of foam tape to add dimension to the layout.

My next layout....

We are on a witch trend for Halloween...last year was the 2nd year in a row and there is talk that we are revisiting the witch costume again this year (with a few updates :wink:) So on this layout I traced a bracket shape on to a piece of the pattern paper and cut me a fun mat/background for my picture. (The picture is a collage of wallet size prints I made with photoshop.) I pleated and fringed some of the other pattern papers to tuck under the edges of my picture. From my stash I added some Prima flowers (with PP Bella Brads for centers), some Kaiser rhinestones, and American Crafts Thickers.

So there you have it an early Halloween. I usually have a hard time scrapping Halloween pictures (so I usually don't take that many), but these Pink Paislee papers made it really fun and easy.

The only hard part was I carried everything downstairs to scrap in the kitchen since my space is such a disaster area. (Running up and down the steps a few times, when I decided I needed another tool or supply...good thing I know where everything is in the disaster zone!)

I hope you are enjoying your weekend...only one more day of summer vacation left for my kids!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Let's get caught up...

So sorry I haven't posted in over a week. Well it is a new month so let's start with my favorite project from this months "Beach Bum" kit over at Coordinates Collections.

I love how this one turned out. The diecut paper is from Crate Paper "Little Sprout" collection and was available in the pattern paper addon also from the monthly addons are the Mango Luau flowers by BoBunny. The brown thickers were from my stash. This was such a fun vibrant kit to work with...I loved it!

Okay speaking of addons...I just picked up a lot of fun stuff to ship with my kit. Some Jenni Bowlin stuff, BG Indian Summer stuff including those adorable "woolies", and Jillibean number and calendar "sprouts" ....picked up some other stuff too but I can't remember at the moment.

I promised you a picture of the wall art too, didn't I?

It's a bit hard to see the mirrors & gems, but you get the idea. I think it turned out pretty good.

So then I moved on to my scraproom. I have now painted the room. It's a shade of green that turned out a bit darker than I wanted, but I think it will look pretty good when the room is completed. I do not have a fun name to tell you, since the color was a custom blend from a piece of fabric that is my inspiration. Now I am waiting for Dan to install the hardwood flooring. (He's been on night work since his return from vacation) Hopefully next week he can start...especially now that the kids will be back in school he will have days during the week to himself. After the floor is in I will get a picture to give you an idea of the space.

While I'm waiting for the flooring to be installed I have been contemplating how to set up my room and what kind of storage. I've pretty much decided on the base cabinets that I want to get, then I must pick a countertop. I'm unsure for what to do above the counter. Maybe a few floating shelves for display and possibly some cubes stacked for paper storage. Still trying to work it all out in my head.

I have 2 projects I just did with the Pink Paislee "Twilight" line for the Scrapbook Cafe. Hopefully tomorrow I can get pictures of them so I can share with you.