Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The 3 S's...

Sick, sad,soccer...not necessarily in that order. I guess you could just reverse it. Soccer...yes 2x's a week and then a game every weekend and MLS started last weekend with the home opener at PPL Park. (So happy we renewed our season tickets!)

Sad...due to family issues Jamie is closing Coordinates Collections. This has been such a big part of my life for over 5 years. I started out lurking almost from the beginning, then became a member/subscriber and then since 2006 I have been on the Design Team. Yes it has been a great site allowing me to share my creativity, but it has also been a great source of friendships. Even though many of us have never met...everyone is SO supportive and friendly. I will truly miss CC. Believe me the thought even slipped into my mind that maybe I could buy it from Jamie and continue on with CC...I don't have the time (to keep running CC at the same high rate of service) or probably the money either. On this note my blog will probably get busier...I will have to share projects...(can't leave you hanging with PCC...luv'n this project!)

Sick...came down with the ghastly stomach flu last weekend right after we got home from the Union game Saturday night! Thoroughly disgusting...I will not go in to details. Didn't surface until Monday when I immediately started disinfecting everything. Knock wood...nobody else in the house has come down with it. Hopefully it will stay that way.

Working on projects with the last CC kit this week :(

So that's where I've been and where I'm heading...

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Rainy Sunday here

Well today was suppose to be the first game of the spring soccer season (yesterday the girls started, but B has decided to commitments with dance(it was a long hard decision for her)) but right as we got to church we got the message that the league had postponed all games due to the weather. We will now play a week longer in then the weather should be nicer.

This gave me an extra day to catch my breath even though we have Dan's mom visiting. Got to watch a little bit of pre-season looked nice and sunny in Florida. Then I did watch a little bit of the Nascar race before we headed out to dinner.

Finally got around to uploading my March projects over at Coordinates Collections today. Loved the mix of Fancy Pants "It's your Day" papers with Jillibean Soup "Pasta Fagioli" in the "Party Time" kit. Great colors!

My favorite layout this month....

No alpha in this kit so I used some Jillibean corrugated alphas from my stash. I didn't have enough of the same color to complete my title, so I used the Jenni Bowlin paint dabber included in the kit to make them all match. From the CC store I bought some of the Pasta Fagioli sprouts and used a few here layering with foam squares. The red cardstock, pattern paper and Jenni Bowlin diecut journaling spot were included in the kit. I added kraft cardstock and some Jillibean corrugated stars from my stash. I used a brown pen for outlining my pattern papers/cardstock and drawing that frame around the edge of the background pattern paper. I am really finding that I like the look of a few hand drawn elements on my layouts lately.

You can check out the rest of my projects and my fellow DT members projects here in the gallery. As usual some pretty inspiring stuff. I will be posting full details and pictures of my projects on the CC blog on Tuesday. Would you like to win this kit? Check out the details in this blog post at Jillibean Soup.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March!Really???'s MARCH!
Boy that month went fast and I am so ready for spring, but seriously I need a few more days in February....I need to get my little mini album done. Hoping to get it finished tonight/tomorrow and then get pictures taken. Have to email everything to J by the 3rd then we post in the gallery on the 5th.

Stay tuned...busy creating here.