Thursday, September 30, 2010

Here's a little peek for you...

I totally forgot that tomorrow is October 1st and we are switching to a new blog schedule over at Coordinates I'm not posting any peeks over there with my "Golden Rule" kit.
So I'll just show them off here.

Well in this peek you can see one of those awesome "Sew Brads" by Crate Paper (you get 3 in the kit, but I picked up a whole package too. LOVE them!) From the addons you can see a Jillibean Sprout from the new "Atomic Soup" collection and the chipboard soccer ball is from the Crate Paper chipboard sheet. You can't see it in this picture but that metallic brown cardstock is FABULOUS.

In this peek you can see that I also purchased the red corrugated alphas from Jillibean Soup (you get the blue in the kit)

Then here is a little flower embellishment made with some Crate papers, brad, and border sticker.

I am loving this glad I got my mojo back last month. I just wish I had more time in my life for creating. I'm hoping to stay up late tomorrow night and maybe even Saturday night too playing with this kit. I have an idea for another layout and maybe a card or two.

I had something else I was going to say, but for the life of me I can't remember right now. Anyway don't forget tomorrow you can order this kit over at CC and the Novemeber kit images will be posted and you can preorder those. Both are FABULOUS and I actually had to buy the 2nd kit this month because I couldn't decided between the two. Oh and then don't forget the addons that go along with each kit! I am in big trouble.

Monday, September 27, 2010

NL East Champs!!!

Just had to share my excitement...
Phillies are the NL East champs again for the 4th straight year!!!
There were times during the ever so long season of baseball when I had a few doubts...but here we are again. YAY!

Anyway another busy soccer filled weekend, but I did manage to get 2 layouts, a card, and a gift box done with my "Golden Rule" kit. Love,love, the Crate School Spirit collection...that being said I am seriously in Love with the "Sew Brads" almost too cute to use (glad I picked up a package in the store besides the 3 you get in the kit :wink:)

Sorry no pictures yet...I can share a peek or 2 on Friday when I do my blog post at CC!

Friday, September 24, 2010

shhh...I've got a few hours to myself!

It was just me and Becca, but she was just invited down the street for movie night! My house is silent, well soon to be broken by the sound of the Phillies game I will listen to on the radio while squirreled away in my messy scrap room.

Look what I've got out...

working on a layout as I type. Actually just taking a quick break to pop in and say "hi".

So did you catch the CC blog yesterday? Such exciting news: new DT members, blog changes,forum changes...exciting stuff for sure. Can't wait to start working with the new team members.'s back to scrapping.
Talk later.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pretty lazy Sunday

Was not productive at all!
Soccer ate up 6 hours of my day, but the boys won 5-0! (1 1/2 hr drive each way)
Dan's still at work, have a load of laundry to fold
Yet I sit here wasting time on the computer.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I think I'm more productive...

...when I am overscheduled/overbooked. When I have lots of time I tend to procrastinate. Well this is just an example...I'm posting 2 days in a row. When was the last time that happened? Seriously, I have so much to do and it's actually getting done! This morning started working on the ever growing loads of laundry and scrapping. Like I said I got the October kit in the mail Thursday, have a "creative post/challenge" to have done for Friday's CC blog post and I have an album that has to be made.

I promised someone I'd do an album for the lady who heads up the "Parking Violations Officers"...she's been on the job every summer now for 10 years. The person who asked me said they had an album and a bunch of stuff...I just needed to get it all organized and put together. When I got the stuff from her it was a magnetic album (gasp!) and some newspaper clippings, a few pictures and some emphemera. Yikes what was I going to do with it? It sat in a bag in my scraproom for almost a month. A few weeks ago decided to see if I could deconstruct the album...I did. I managed to seperate the cover from the spiral bound interior.
Then I removed the outer coating on the cover and redid the outside of the album. Here's how it looks now...

Then it sat until this morning. Today I managed to make this title page....

I started by printing the words "Celebrating" and "on the job" on plain white cardstock. Once it came out of the printer I embellished with Pink Paislee 365 papers, chipboard letters/numbers, and a Jillibean Sprout layered on top of a Maya Road sheer.

The next 2 pages in the book...pattern paper with some free stickers (gotta love the freebies) and a picture I enhanced in Photoshop with a digi brush & text. Trimmed it out with some pattern paper and some Pink Paislee tape.

Okay feeling pretty good 3 pages down this morning and 4 loads of laundry.

Now it's off to the soccer game...

Becca's over there on the far left looking towards the ball. The girls ended up with a tie today. 1-1
Then there was the boy, doing his job as a sideline judge.
After the game headed out to do the grocery shopping, posting this, then cooking dinner.
Tomorrow the boy has a game (quite far away) so I'm not sure what I'll get accomplished, but hoping I am a bit more productive.

Talk later

Friday, September 17, 2010


Can you believe it's the middle of September already?
Soccer's in full swing now, been to one back-to-school night, have another one next week, dance & scouts have started. We're just moving along. Seems I just go from one event to the next.

Got this in the mail yesterday...It's the October "Golden Rule" kit from Coordinates Collections. SO MUCH better IRL! And then I bought most of these addons too....

I am SO in LOVE with all the releases from Crate this summer!!! Now I need to find time to play with it.

So I did go back to kettlebells this week. Feeling really good about making time in my hectic life to do something for me. I'm going to try to go 2 times next week and to get a little time in on the treadmill too.

Oh guess what? I know a secret and I can't wait to spill it!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Preppy Reveal

Okay, so I didn't get this posted on Monday like I intended and here it is Thursday night already!

Anyway like I've been saying this kit was amazing....LOVED every little piece of it and intend on using up all those bits I have leftover too.

Here is my most favorite layout of the month...

To the kit I added a piece of kraft cardstock & some Cosmo Tiny Type alphas(I think I'm collecting them in every color) The team emblem is actually cut from the ticket stub. On a side note we bought season tickets to the Union this year and I have really been amazed at how totally awesome it is to watch the pros play.( We even had a few "friendly" games against Celtic, Manchester United, and Chivas de Guadaljara (sp?) We've also heard great things from people about how nice this stadium is. It was designed specifically for soccer and we hear it reminds some of some European venues. Oh and then there are the fans and all the chants that go along with the game...truly unique and quite the experience.

Anyway, back to scrapping...

I did some 6x12 layouts with this kit too. Such a fun size to experiment with. All my layouts and the details can be seen on my post tomorrow on the CC blog (oh and there will be details on a giveaway posted too...check it out)

So over the weekend got the kitchen painted. I hear that the glass for the shower enclosure should be installed next week. Maybe then I will share some pictures of the completed bathroom remodel...stay tuned for that excitement :)

On another note I tried "kettlebells" on Tuesday. Kettlebells are round weights with handles on the top (sort of remind me of cannonballs with handles) and they come in different weights. A friend/co-worker loves the class. 45 minutes long and you sweat (a lot) and get the cardio going swinging these things around. I will kid you not...I was sore (no pain, no gain right?) Legs still feel a little tight today, but I think I will go back again next week.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Twice in one week

Can you believe I actually posted two times this week?
Maybe I am getting it together after all.

So did you check the Coordinates Collections blog today? It was my day to post so there are a few peeks of some of my "Preppy Boy" projects and there is a cool Facebook contest posted. Awesome prizes...check it out if you haven't already.

I'll be back later this weekend with a project (or two) reveal.