Sunday, November 30, 2008

Scrap Happy

Well, I just saw the new sketches for Sketckfest2 on creative scrappers. They are all so great! I am really excited to get to work on them. If you are interested go to the site and check it out...and loads of other contests and info. All the people are great and the inspiration is endless.

I just got the kidos off to bed. I know my son is not looking forward to returning to school and my DH is complaining about returning to work too...LOL. That is the one bad thing about long breaks, makes it hard to return to the ordinary. I am going to use the early bedtime though to scrap some pages. Also wanted to share a pic of the tree. The kids are so happy with their work...and I think it turned out great really makes the Christmas season for me. We have a tradition that ever year we all get an ornament......I still haven't found one for me yet. I am looking for a butterfly or a 10 year ann. ornament since this will be the 10th Christmas me and hubby have spent married together.

Here is Bug with our just cut tree. He had a blast!

And here it is decorated and in the house. Sorry it's not the best picture. I will try and get a better one later....maybe when some presents make their way under the tree.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Scrappin' Time

So I was able to scrap a little this afternoon. This first layout was done using Flair designs paper and card stock stickers. I also attached some brads and star eyelets. Fun!

This second page was done using the Basic Grey urban prairie papers, brads and some K&Company flowers and chipboard letters. Just love all these lines. I also added some lace just to give some more girl power. LOL. I had fun playing with some of my new papers and embellies today. Hope to do some more tomorrow.

Christmas Wonder

Well, I woke up this morning and realized that in all hustle and bustle of the Thanksgiving prep and just everyday cooking and such that the house was a mess! We have been in and out so much that it has been seriously neglected. So I got busy this morning and cleaned up a bit. I want to be able to play with a new Basic Grey set I picked up called urban prairie...I just love it! I also will be working on a me page. I will post any new pages I get complete today.....that is if I get to play today. I also realized something else today and that is that I absolutely love Christmas tree smell! It makes the season so yummy. My 2 year old just loves the see the wonder in his eyes makes you realize that we take so much for granted. I love that our kids can teach us something everyday!

1 Hour Layout Contest

So I wanted to share a page I did the other night at a 1 hour layout contest. It was lot's of fun put on by Creative Scrappers. It would have gone a lot smoother had I not had the help of my darling 2 year old son. Why is it that the kids always know when you really want them to go to bed...then they absolutely refuse.....LOL! Well, I got it done anyway. Drum roll please......Here it is

I think it turned out pretty good considering the time I had to complete it and all the help I got.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Just Getting Started

So today I am starting my first say I am behind in the times would be an understatement since everyone including the 90 year old woman down the street and the dog already have had their blogs up and running for some time. I will start by saying that the holiday season must be here in full force. That is based on the traffic and how crowded the stores were today on Black Friday!! My family and I cut down our Christmas tree from a Christmas tree farm today. It was a great experience and hopefully the tree will last until Christmas. We got it home in time to decorate only to find out that our lights wouldn't work properly. They would flicker on and off at their own discretion. The problem is sometimes they would not want to come back on at all...bummer. So off we went to the store once again today to buy lights for the tree. After all the shopping we did finally get the tree up and to keep it that way. Between a 2 year old, a cat and a dog we will see who can outlast. I am hoping for some relaxation for the rest of the weekend. Also would love to scrap in one of my many albums I have started.