Friday, January 21, 2011

snow UHG!

The only good thing about snow is that hubby will probably put my counter up this weekend. Yes, I'm doing a little changing in the scraproom again.....the big table in there is just not working for me. I really love that is the old table top from mom and dad's house when I was a kid, but it just isn't working for me...I've tried everything to make it work out and yes, I'm a little crazy and OCD but the counter I had looking out through the window into the living room just worked so much better but..................

I do have an idea to preserve the "feeling" that table gives off. I have to get some additional help from hubby to make it work but stay tuned....if it works like I want it to, I'll post the results LOL.

I hope to get to do some scrapping this weekend but it is already filling up pretty fast so we'll see. We are on hold over the basketball games tonight at this point because it is snowing again. If they get cancelled, the counter top will go up tonight so I might actually get to work in there while doing laundry tomorrow....cross your fingers for me.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Finished a two pager and did two one pagers!

It's been a productive helped that we were supposed to have a basketball game tonight which was called off and supper was finished in the crockpot when I got home. Everybody elected to use paper plates and I had a liner in the crock pot so NO DISHES. I didn't do any laundry tonight but who a lot of scrappin' done

Saturday, January 15, 2011

I realized something this morning.

I'm never going to make a design team....ever. Why? Two reasons actually.

1. I don't scrap by manufacturer. I probably can't tell you two manufacturers in my whole scraproom unless the paper is still in a pack and possibly a couple of tools. I don't care who makes it, I care if the colors highlight my pictures.

2. I'm too simple a scrapper. I don't like to have to look through all the embellishments to find my pictures...yes, my pictureS. I seldom do a one picture layout unless it is for my niece or nephew and there is only one picture........which since I've preached to my SIL about getting good shots, there is ALWAYS more than one. I occassionally get a one picture opportunity when it is a picture of one of the kids with somebody special in their life but when I do get those, I like to keep the layout simple and the picture big.

I would so love to be on a design team somewhere or even just featured but I've come to accept that will never happen. I'm not a marketable scrapper since it doesn't cost $10 per page for one of my layouts so I'll never be accepted to a design team. Oh well, such is life. My kids love their books, my 4-H kids love to learn, and my 4-H moms love me because I'm not breaking the bank getting their kids involved in such a wonderful hobby....................

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

a few layouts I did over New Years

I haven't had much of a chance to scrap since then because basketball season has taken over our life LOL. But with the snow slowing things down a bit, I can at least get a few posted for you. Of course, I'm working on Mariska's album and hoping to get her caught up by her birthday in May so she will be my focus for a few weeks.

used my sewing machine to put the border around this one.........of course it messed up on me but I'm still okay with how it came out.

Lots of good pics from their yearly trailride at Emminence MO....almost too many for a two page layout but I picked out the best....she is pretty she grows and eventually goes on the rides, I'll have to expand this layout a lot.

Sunday's with dad.......some fun pictures with room for Mom to journal.

I couldn't resist the overused fit the pictures so well.

the year of the torrential rain. Mom will have to do the journaling on the back of this one....too many good pics and I didn't want to leave anything out.

The infamous finger incident. Big brother accidentally dropped a brick on the end of her finger and she ended up having surgery and was in a sling for several weeks. There is a pocket on the right side with the ER and hospital bill tucked away inside and lots of room for journaling.

Fun pics with daddy..........every little girl needs lots of these. I tried to make it a little girly without losing Daddy in the frills and ruffles LOL.

Of course I saved my favorite layout for and my girl. One of the few pics of me I actually approve of enough to put in her album! This picture was taken on my 40th birthday!

Thanks for stopping by and looking. I'm working on some page kits tonight and hopefully will get some time over the weekend to put some more layouts together. I'm also working on the material for the 4-H scrapbooking project meetings. This is my second year as project leader and I decided to make it an all day crop with mini classes throughout the day. We are making it a Mom and Me's and grandma's can join in on the classes or scrap while I do the projects with the girls and the rest of the day is for group fun and scrapping. I can't wait!!

Oh to be a kid again

I have always said I NEVER wanted to go back to high school but today makes me wonder if it wouldn't be, I don't want to deal with the drama and such but sitting at work looking at almost 7 inches of snow and thinking........oh for a snow day. I want to be at home scrapping. I cleaned up the scrapspot last night and moved all the beads and jewelry making stuff off my I just want to go home and scrap but here I sit at work - yes, I'm having a lot of trouble staying focused on work mind keeps going to the layouts I have at home that I could be kicking out but here I sit........broken hearted........while both of my children are rubbing it in that they don't have school today. Yes, even my college child got lucky since she goes to a community college that is all students who commute so they called classes off truly sucks to be an adult sometimes.

Monday, January 3, 2011

back in the groove

I got back in the groove this weekend and got some scrapping done. I hope to get pics posted sometime this week but with 5 ballgames in 6 days....time at home is short.

I also started doing some jewelry making and have found a new obsession. Trying to limit myself to one GOOD necklace or set a week so I don't overspend...we'll see how well that resolution holds out.

Sorry the posts have been so few and far got crazy there for a while and I'm ready for it to slow down some!