Sunday, August 29, 2010

A little Scrapiness.....

This is the most productive I have been in a while - lol! I have gotten 2 layouts done this weekend. One last night, and one this afternoon.

Here's last nights:

I love this new Prima Paisley Road line w/ J's tie dye dress. Looks like it was made to go together!

And this one was based on the newest sketch at Creative Scrappers. It is mostly Jillibean Soup, but the scallop circle is from Prima (Paisley Road again).

I thought this sketch worked well with the trumpet photos I took earlier this week. And I pulled out an old Cuttlebug butterfly die and embossing folder - how did I forget about having this thing - I love it!

Hope you all have a GREAT week!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Catching up....

This is going to be a hodge podge of happens to get me caught up.

Here's a name frame I made for a new baby at church. Jax is adorable, and I can't wait until he makes his way into the nursery. Perks of being nursery mom.....get to love on all of the babies :)

Next is a little disaster w/ a glue bottle. I was working on a layout for Sweet Memories Birthday Bash using some fresh out of the box CHA goodies. I was so excited b/c I had a game plan - yummy Prima papers & one of my favorite pictures of J ever. I did some pleating on the paper to make a border & thought Scotch Quick Dry glue was the best choice of adhesive. WRONG!I had a glue explosion.

Jennifer had something similar happen a few years ago. She tried to tell me, but I loved this glue so much that I was in denial. No more! So scrapbookers beware - this glue is the devil!

The Birthday Bash was a blast. But I had another scrapbooking accident. Of no fault of my own, I am now sporting a broken bone in my foot!

JenRuhlz & I were in charge of games. Let's just say we had an over zealous participant and she slide into me like home plate. Best I can tell her knee hit my foot. It is a bummer b/c I had began running about 3 weeks ago. I am hoping for a quick recovery so I can still run the NPCA 5K in November.

And lastly, as if Monday's aren't bad enough, last Monday J brought home her band instrument - a trumpet!

I have banned her to her room while she is practicing. I know, but this mom has to keep her sanity!

Take care!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

4th Grader in Da House!

Yep, I blinked and baby girl is now a 4th grader!

J loves her teacher....

loves her classmates....

and is lovin' life!

Saturday, August 7, 2010


We're winding down our Summer To Do List. One of the things we had left was "do a RAK". I really want to teach J the importance of anonymous giving. It is really my favorite way to do something nice for someone without them feeling like they "owe" me. I was looking for a file on my computer the other day, and I stumbled across a document I had saved back in the spring. It was a list of things for a Teacher's Survival Kit. I found it when I was looking for some teacher appreciation ideas, but thought it would be something fun for the begining of the school year.

I always try to do something for the teachers that J has had in the past and currently. After 5 years at NPCA, all of the teachers are special to us & we didn't want to leave any of them out. So we decided to make survival kits for all of the lower grade teachers. These were super quick & easy. I'm pretty sure that none of the teachers read my little 'ol blog. There may be a couple of parents who read, so please don't rat us out :) A special service for NPCA students and teachers, lunch & Open House are tomorrow, and we plan on sneaking these boxes on the teachers' desks right after the service and before open house.

I really wish I could remember where I got this list from. If I got it from your blog, let me know, & I will give you credit :)