Saturday, August 29, 2009

TSR Debut

It's the last day of the month, and you know what that means? The scrap-room layouts are posted today! You always get a sampling of four different lines. For September it is

1.) Bella Boulevard camped Out - my double page layout with this kit will be featured in the recipe card. I added the flowers and leaves to the card.

2.) Sassafras Lass Vintage Yummy - I had fun hand drawing and cutting out the clouds. The green letter stickers were in last month's kit. I tried the ribbon paper folding that I"ve seen and love the look! My new technique I tried on this page was to use a Heidi Swapp polka dot mask and 2 different colored chalks, yellow and orange for the background behind the journaling area. I then added a bit of green metallic rub-on around some of the dots to give it some shadow and to match the paper :)

3.) Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend - Love it, these were super fun papers and I'm glad I have extras in my stash to create with.
For this layout, I knew I wanted to use the cute quote on the strip of paper so I started with it and worked around the layout.

4.) And the last line is Pink Paislee Fetching - I love the embellishments that came with this kit, the clock and the ruler ribbon were perfect for my Baptism layout.

Be sure to check out what the other awesome design team members did with their kits. Just click on ideas.

Made these altered composition books. You can get them at Target for 50 cents each and just spice them up with your leftover scraps and you've got something cute to record your daily notes and ideas. I'm going to use this to record all the things my kids say that I always seem to forget when I sit down to make a page.
This was the first one I made and I loved the way it turned out so I just duplicated it above.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Back to School

Kenzie's first day of Pre-K and look who wanted to come along... Micah is soooo ready to start school but he missed the cutoff by about 6 weeks so he'll have to wait another year. He loved going to school with sister, he played in the doll house, sat down for circle time while her teacher read them a couple books, sang the elephant and tiny Tim song, said their prayer, and he got mad at me for not remembering his folder and backpack when it was time to go home.

And this little cutie has been so much fun. Paxton smiles and coo's all the time. The only thing he doesn't like is riding in his carseat. It's a pitching scream every time.

I am so lucky to finally have a good sleeper. Kenzie and Micah are terrible..even still but this little guy will go for 7-8 hours now with no problems. Then in the morning when we lay him on his back he'll just watch his animals in his pack and play while we get ready for work.

This past weekend we went to KC to watch my nephew play soccer. We stayed at the Hampton I think it was. I'm so used to staying in cheap motel 6 type of hotels whenever we are out of town. But this place was so cool...very modern designs. I was inspired by the colors and art work.

We are sporting a new/older vehicle now. Going to trade the Lexus for this minivan. We are officially a big ole family.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pool Par-tay

This past weekend we were invited to a pool party for a friend's birthday. The kids still have not gotten enough of swimming even though their skin is charcoal now, they didn't want to leave the water! Kenzie is so good at swimming short distances now. Here they were playing with my friend's daughter Allyson.

We also went school shopping for supplies as Kenzie will start one week from tomorrow. It's hard to bring 3 kids with you to the grocery store or any store for that matter. Micah will ask where we're going...if we say target or walmart then he'll say..."and buy one toy for me". I managed to get his mind off of picking out a toy by letting him choose a $7 backpack, but at the checkout he remembered and said, "mommy, where is my toy?" Walking out of the store pushing the cart as fast as we could I told him "oh, mommy forgot, next time honey. So the whole ride home and a few days later he time we go to walmart, don't forget my toy!" He doesn't even want anything in particular, as long as it's something for him.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Toot toot!!! I still can not believe it! I made the design team for the scrap-room. It has been my favorite kit club ever since I joined 3 years ago and now I get to have my layouts in the gallery. In total shock still, they have my maiden name listed but check me out here at TSR

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