Friday, February 29, 2008
This is Mr. Chuck helping the kids inside. I really didn't get great pics but wanted to post them anyway. The highlight of the lunch for Connor was drinking Diet Pepsi. Gotta have priorities!
I decided to cook Chili last night for dinner. The weather seemed just right for it and it is something that my whole family will eat without complaining. A win-win situation. As it was simmering on the stove I decided to check my email. Boy, I am so glad I did! I got a request from Memory Makers for two layouts for their upcoming Scrapbook Idea Gallery special issue! I am so excited as this is my first time with their magazine. These are two layouts that I just love and they both feature the products from Studio Calico kits.
It is snowing again today! I think we are supposed to get 4 inches on top of what fell earlier in the week. Yikes! I am so ready for spring. Unfortunately in NE Ohio that is going to take a while.
Enjoy your weekend!
Monday, February 25, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
We were stumped as to what to get Zachary for his birthday. He is not into toys anymore and really could take or leave video games. He does love science and all of earth's lovely creatures. Bugs, spiders, frogs...get the picture? I am happy to introduce to you the newest member of our family, the leopard gecko! He will only get to be 9 inches long. He is in a tank in Zachary's room and he thinks this is the best birthday present he ever got! Mission accomplished!
Zachary also like to build things. This is his castle project for school. His class read "Castle in the Attic"and had to create something from the book. He did all of the work by himself with just a little help from dad. Even the clay creatures! I think it totally deserved the A he received!
Lastly, I leave you with a layout. No lizards or dragons here! This is for a scraplift challenge at Studio Calico. You had to scraplift the person who posted above you. I got the super talented Stephanie Howell! This is my take on her layout "Look at those eyes". It was really fun to do and i hope to try it again.
Got some exciting news yesterday from Scrapbook Trends. They requested a layout for their July issue! The cool part is Nicole got a request as well and we will be in the same section of the magazine. If you notice a layout missing from my blog, this is why.
Have a great weekend everyone and I will be back soon with birthday pics!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
This is a layout I made with the kit. I normally am a slow scrapper, but this one came together pretty quick. This pic of my son Connor cracks me up. We were on our way to a baseball game and he was so excited that his buddy was with us he couldn't contain himself when I got the camera out.
Nicole came over last night to scrap. She was at CHA last week, so it was really fun to catch up. She filled me in on all the awesome product headed to a scrapbook store near you! She worked at the Pink Paislee booth. This is a new company that is getting a lot of buzz with their new lines, Spring Fling and Office Lingo. She said the booth was absolutely slammin! She also got to meet a bunch of her fellow DT gals from Studio Calico. Needless to say, she had the best time!
But before we started scrappin', Miss Nicole rocked out on Guitar Hero for Wii. I wish I had taken a picture. You will just have to take my word for it, girlfriend worked...it...out! The Rolling Stones would be proud of her jam session to Paint It Black.
I hope to get some more scrappin' done today. It is the perfect weather for it, cold and rainy.
I think we may try to catch a movie with the boys. The Spiderwick Chronicles. They are home tomorrow for President's Day and we may just have to check it out.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Connor helped Eddie a bit with the shoveling. Well, Eddie had the snow blower. Connor went to our next door neighbor's house to help her shovel her front porch and came away with a dollar!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
I really don't do many challenges. I would love to try Method Playground though.
- Studio Calico kits
- New pj's
Well, I would have to say my mom but since we live 10 hours away my newest babysitter is my hairdresser's daughter. My kids love her!
- Nicole Harper
- All of the Studio Calico DT
- Stephanie Howell
- AMR DT
- All the wonderful ladies that post in the SC and AMR galleries.
It would have to be my bootleg cut jeans with the little bit of stretch in them.
I got a little scare on Thursday. My mom collasped at work and was taken to the hospital. After all kinds of tests they said she had a seizure. She was released Saturday and has to be on medication to prevent further seizures. She is fine, just feeling tired and weak. She won't be able to drive for six months so my dad is on official Driving Miss Daisy Duty! Thanks for all your prayers and positive thought. They mean more to me than you will ever know.
Ok, if you read this far God love ya! I leave you with a layout. These pics are from our trip to Myrtle Beach last summer. If you live in a cold state like I do, maybe these pics will warm you up a little!
Have a great Sunday!
Monday, February 4, 2008
Really, quite possibly the best Super Bowl EVAH! The Giant's did what no one said they could do last night by beating the Patriots 17-14! I am so happy for the veterans like Michael Strahan, Jeff Feagles, Amani Toomer but really excited for Eli Manning. He was heavily critizied all season and look at him now, Super Bowl MVP! Getting out of that sack and the circus catch by Tyree was the play of the game! Our defense was amazing and put pressure on Brady, sacking him 5 times! Can you tell I am excited? My parents and little bro are suffering from a NYGiant hangover this morning! To quote my brother,"we are marinating in the glory! "
I think I will too!
Friday, February 1, 2008
I used to work at an LSS part-time. One night we had a overnight PJ crop. As fate would have it, I was there as well as Nicole. She was working on a mini album and I remember saying to myself, "she is an awesome scrapbooker. We need her at this store!" I commented on how much I liked her stuff and instantly liked her as a person. So friendly, warm, funny, witty, really the complete package! Everything you would want in a friend. After that, she was asked to be on the store's design team and eventually taught classes and worked part time in the store as well. We instantly clicked and became friends. When our store closed we were devastated and very hurt! (a long story) The best thing I came away with from that store was my friendship with Nicole. I could not imagine my life without her friendship, support, sense of humor, creativity and advice! I love you my friend, Happy Happy Birthday!