Thursday, September 23, 2010

What a week

Its been a tough week for my extended family. My cousin Keith was in a motorcycle accident that has left him in bad shape. A truck towing a camper cross the line and side swiped him. It injured his leg badly. A piece of bone never made it to the hospital and now they are going to have to graph a piece to fill in. Well that is if the 2nd attempt to graph muscle and skin takes. The first was a no go and tomorrow morning they will know if the second attempt works. If not they will try a third time and if that does not work they will have to amputate his leg. We are hoping it doesn't come to that, but its not looking very good at the moment. This is his second motorcycle accident involving the same leg.

Tonight my SIL 10 month old baby MyKyla, stopped breathing out of nowhere. She is currently at the ER and they trying to figure it out. Seems so strange as I was holding the little ones around 3:00 today and by 7 she is not breathing. Oh my gosh! This is the very reason I am so timid around babies and will not keep anyones infant until the are at least 2 years old, nor does anyone keep mine. I am the epiphany of over protective when it comes to my boys.

Wishing everyone in blog land a very happy and safe Friday.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Next Sketch

It's Friday! But no yay for me. I have to work tomorrow. I went back to work 3 days a week M-W-F but I have to work every 3rd Saturday now. After all I was the only person left that did not work Saturdays. Not sure how I manged see long.

First let me tell you what Blake said tonight.

I was sitting at the computer looking into beading. (I'm thinking about giving it at try)
Blake climbs into my lap

Blake "Mommy lets have fun"
Me "okay what do you want to do"
Blake stands up on my laps and starts dancing and laughing
Next I hear the Thomas theme song start playing

Blake "Thomas coming on Thomas coming on and jumps down"
Me "Where you going I thought we were coming to have fun"
Blake no response, just dirty look

So here is the next sketch I want to share with you. I made this for my pregnancy photo with Blake. I intended to use a full body shot in the larger spot and 2 belly only shots below. As always that never happened. Maybe I will do so now. Feel free to use it if you like, and share with me if you want too.

Happy Friday gals.
Be safe and creative!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

shiny new sketches

Today, I'm posting two of those
sketches, I mention a few days ago.

I can't recall what photos
I planned to use with this one.
I never used the sketch myself,
but I still like it. I love the line of ribbons
on here and the lolly flowers.

This sketch started out as
Blakes first time in Time Out LO.
The LO slipped a little off course,
and I love them both.

Here is what I did with the sketch.
I love the pointy frame on here.
I think I need to revisit that
shaped in an upcoming LO.

Hope I was able to inspire you today.
Stay tuned later in the week for the next one.

Monday, September 13, 2010

everything old is new again

To date this is my favorite photo
of the boys. Paired with a
Jennifer Fox digital kit, and the

results a totally awesome new Desktop.Digital
designs is perfect for this. If you don't already do
this, so give it a try. You will love it.

So while blog hopping the other day, I found this really cute cute idea for all those kids tee that you just love, but they grow out of so quickly. All you crafty mommas Go here. Everyone else go too, they are tons of re-purposing idea, sewing tips, and decor.

I'm thinking about posting a few of my sketches on here next week. I like to sketch when I have the perfect photo, but the not so perfect paper to work with. I then work on a sketch and store it away in my PC's brain with a specific paper line in mind, only to never look at again.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Woodgrain is still fab

I think I have developed an obsession for Kraft paper. It's my go to starting point now. Do you use it? Do you like it? Today, I am sharing a LO that features Blake and his cousin Landon. I loved this Sass line. I used 90% of these papers. Love love love this melody paper PP especially.

This is the first photo Blake took holding baby Landon. After I snapped these two, but was calling for someone to get him because he was too heavy. LOL It's not the perfect photo, but I love it just the same.

I must share these fabulous Woodgrain buttons I found on Etsy. You get 16 for only $2.50 and they come in 3 sizes. Here

Saturday, September 11, 2010

:):):):):):) from Julie

I just got back from checking the mail, and I find a happy package from Julie. She is so kind. I expected to find more bills in the mail, but instead I found this.

Thank you Julie. You made my day a little brighter. :):):):):):):) I can't wait to use those Burlap buttons, they look so fabulous.

challenge ad

Amanda, one of the newest members of the SC design team issued her first challenge during the recent blog hop. It was a baby ad challenge. I played along and guess what I won. Yay. Here is my winning page.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Bad Fridays = Happy Saturdays

How was your weekend? Myself, the babies and my mother spent Saturday shopping. I was on the hunt for a new everyday handbag bc Friday evening after I put a hole into the front bumper, of my new car, Blake spilt chocolate milk into my favorite zebra print purse. [ :( ]My shiny red car now has a child's fist size hole in the front bumper. Lets just say when you get use to driving a manual for many many years, going back to a automatic can be difficult. Short version I let the car roll into the car parked in front of me bc I forgot to put my car in park. Oppps! Actually it would have been soooooooooooo much worse, if it wasn't a truck with a trailer hitch on the back in front. Yep big tough metal trailor hitch equals hole in little plastic bumper. I'm over it, its just a car! Okay, Back to the bag, with all this, I felt the need to do a bit of retail therapy. I was on the search for this bag...... I love it. Its the Day dreamer from Juicy Couture.

But I couldn't find it anywhere. I was able to find this one

And this one too

But I could not find the beautiful Houndstooth anywhere. :(

What is a girl to do? When in doubt buy classic.
So let me introduce you to my new everyday bag.
Afterall, I figured after my friday evening and giving
Josh another child, a boy a that, I deserved to treat myself for a change.

I love this bag too. It's great. It has a classic, clean style and I love the all over print fabric. Only thing I would change, would be the handles. They would be better longer and a tiny bit thicker, but that's it. I must say I am noticing a pattern though. Blake's carseat, diaper bag and now my purse all has this brown on brown color scheme.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Scrapbook Challenges

Remember Scrapbook Challenges? The group is still around and still strong. This weekend the 5th DT blog hop is going on.If you haven't already, Go to Pamela's Blog to get started. They are tons of prizes to win along your way so you don't want to miss out. If you have already done so, then maybe you are from the Hop On board. Regular member, like me now, can participate in the blog. So come over join the group, get involved and win some yummy goodies.

Lets get to the sketch for the Blog Hop.

Here is my fabulous LO. I really love how it turned out. Love this OA paper too.

Go to the Hop On section to see who is next on the list. If your not a member already, please join us today.

Happy Scrapping!