Saturday, January 31, 2009

some cards and a little purse

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this project is my 3rd assignment for out of this funk as a guest design team member. the assignment was to i made a one sheet wonder (it uses 1 sheet of 12x12 patterned paper) and then several colors or coordinating cardstock. it makes 10 cards and a purse to hold them in. i plan on giving this to dd's teacher for valentines day!

Friday, January 30, 2009

it just never ends...

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for the month of january we have had 70.1 inches of snow...really now..will it ever end??

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

a little sprinkle of creativity...

just a little playing around...creative express held their monthly cyber crop this past weekend and i actually managed to complete 2 of the challenges...this is huge for me since i haven't been able to do this in quite some time...had fun making these!

journaling reads:

This was one of the many photo shoots in your life, but one of my favorite by far. I was so excited to try out the new black velvet background i had just purchased. The set up was a little risky...I had you balanced on the couch in Grandma's house, by myself and trying to make sure you didn't fall off. Then i just started talking to you and you started babbling to me and before you knew it we were done. I was so very excited about most of the shots we got this day. You were the perfect model! These are the originals. As shot. Unedited. Easter 2003

Sunday, January 25, 2009

a picture a day

i was introduced to this website and thought i would pass it along. every now and then there is a really cool one out there. this site allows you to upload a photo a day for however long you want and type a quick note about it...

great way to keep track of those little moments...those little cute sayings...


Friday, January 23, 2009

cabin fever

after 5 days home straight (3 for holiday and weekend, 2 for being sick) my oldest was MORE than ready to go back to school this past tuesday!

and here is proof that elvis is still alive!

and apparently he likes to wear lots of barrettes! i really hope he doesn't like to ride his tricycle up and down the halls saying red rum, red rum...or we're all in trouble!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

i {heart} my sister...

and can't wait to meet my new niece!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

my logic

being snowed in = increased productivity.

got another foot+ today, so i actually took some pictures...mainly for my dad who insists on tormenting me so...i am saving a big old snow ball for you!!

i also opened a box of older photos (the unedited, pre-digital ones) and decided that i HAD to start recording these memories.. the 1st one is when my oldest met dh grandparents for the 1st time. and the 2nd is when she met my in-laws for the 1st time. the chimney on the 2nd one pulls out and there is journaling on the other side.

more snow forecast for tonight and maybe another day of being productive...

then again. maybe not.


Friday, January 16, 2009

it's true...

i've been neglecting (avoiding) my blog. my oldest has been sick with a nasty bug and its been pretty much all i've been focused on. getting her better and making sure it does NOT spread to the rest of the household.

that would be very, very bad.

i haven't been crafting, i haven't been taking pics...i've been freezing my booty off to be honest. woke up to -11 the last 3 mornings...


i promise to try and be back up and running this weekend...(try being the operative word! lol)

i also wanted to send a shout out to my aunt kathy...she sent me the sweetest email and i wanted to tell her thank you and i really appreciate it!!

and since i just can't bring myself to post an entry without a's some funny ones...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

color challenge

this was my 2nd assignment as one of the guest design team members at out of this funk. we had a color challenge and could make a card, layout or altered item.

here's my take:

thanks for looking!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

a new perspective

here are some shots from last year that are just some examples of stepping out of the box when you shoot...the 1st one is dd inside a tunnel slide at the park. i love the brightness of the slide and the silhoutte of her body.

the next one is my SIL on a trampoline and i am actually laying underneath it while she was jumping.

maybe that will spark your creativity...maybe it will help you jump out of the box...i, on the other hand, have drawn a blank on things to write on this time i focused on the pictures.


Saturday, January 3, 2009

starting anew...

had a very nice holiday with my family. lots of entertainment, lots of laughter, great food...and some much needed mommy rest!

now i am back and trying to get things organized for the new year. of course i always start off with such gusto...


that being is the last layout i made for 2008. it was an assignment for out of this funk (guest design team member). the theme was simplicity.

enjoy and happy new year!