Saturday, February 28, 2009

Snow is coming!!!

Woohoo!! The weather service is predicting 2-4 inches of snow tonight!! The girls are so excited! Anna Kate said she wants to check the window as soon as she wakes up to see if it is white. Oh, I would just love for them to wake up and see a blanket of snow. What a treat that would be!

Well, the girls and I spent the morning making chocolate bunnies - not real ones, but chocolate bunny cut-outs with my Quickutz die. They saw me cutting one and wanted one, too. Next thing I know, there are bunnies everywhere!! Anna Kate begged me to take her to the scrapbook store so she could bring in her bunnies to sell like Mommy does. SO cute!! She came home with a new 12x12 album and was so excited to get right back to scrapping. She even brought it down to my parents' house this evening when we all went down for supper.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fun day!

I have had so much fun today playing with all my new Quickutz dies!! So far I have only completed a couple of cards but there will be more to follow. I think just working with the Spring shapes and papers has really gotten me excited for Spring. Anna Kate keeps asking everyday if Winter is over, bless her heart. Mommy is ready for Winter to be over, too! Here are my first two cards using the new Feb QK release.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Scrappy fun!

I haven't been able to do much scrapping this week but yesterday I was finally able to sneak a little time here and there to work on a new layout. I just happened to lay this picture of Mary Ellen and my SIL Whitney onto the piece of Noteworthy paper from MM and it looked so great together! I couldn't wait to do a layout! I used a sketch from Pagemaps (love those!!) as my inspiration.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Great Deal!!!

I just took advantage of Quickutz great deal on their new silhouette design monthly subscriptions. Half off!! I have been thinking about it all weekend and this morning I finally caved in and went for it. I am so excited to get these designs now I can hardly stand it! There have been so many cute designs released this past year that I have held off buying because of the cost and now I can get them all!! Basically, I have to download at least 8 designs a month to get my money's worth out of the deal but I plan to get a head start on that later tonight when I can start looking through the design gallery and downloading away. I am hoping that this way I can also end up saving money by being able to download digital designs of current releases without having to buy the metal dies themselves. I just can't wait to start picking out some shapes!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day

We are spending the long holiday weekend at the lake. I had a hard time explaining to the girls that it wasn't summer at the lake all year round. Mary Ellen kept wanting to get the little pool out since the lake was too cold to swim in! Poor little thing. However, they have been having a ball!! Fishing, boat rides, suprises from Grandmother - what's not to love about the lake! And then Charlie and Whitney came down today with their dogs Rory and Margeaux and OMGosh the girls have had so much playing with them and taking them for walks on the leashes. Anna Kate even got out her clubs and was hitting some balls in the yard today. I bet they sleep good tonight! I certainly hope so!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentine Party day

Both girls had their Valentine's Parties at school today so they both came home with a box full of candy. Mary Ellen came right in and wanted to get to set up her purple tent in her room so she could go through her Valentine's box all by herself! She looked cute in her Valentines outfit. Anna Kate was having spirit day at CBS so she had to wear school sportswear instead of her cute Valentines dress so I guess I'll save hers for later.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wonderful Wednesday

Wednesday continue to be my favorite days! Both my sweet girlies go to school on Wed's and I have no regularly scheduled activities while they are gone. However, today was out monthly Garden Club meeting which I wasn't particularly looking forward to but it ended being awesome!! It was all about organizing and I came away with some great ideas and solutions to common clutter problems -especially papers that pile up! I can't wait to get my "Action File" system set up and operational! Oh how I would love to have my whole house organized and have a place for everything and everything in its place! But, at least I can start with this action file and go from there!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Mild Monday

We had another beautiful day here today. I think the temps even got into the 70's at one point. Mary Ellen and I spent the afternoon picking daffodils in the backyard and playing fetch with Hershey. That was after gymnastics and our now weekly trip to "Chick-fi-lake". That was Mary Ellen calls it now. I think she has lake on the brain!! That is all she talks about now is wanting to go on vacation to Disney World, the beach or the lake. I think she realizes that the lake is her best bet because the other two are too far away.

I was able to spend just a little bit of time in my scraproom today. I cut out 12 chicks and got one pieced together but all the others are still sitting in their piles. I sort of lost my mo. Hopefully I can piece them together tomorrow because they are taking up my entire work space so I need to get them put together and bagged up to sell. I also started working on a card that is a total scraplift from a card on the Quickutz site but I just loved the card so I wanted to make one up for me. I'll post a picture tomorrow when I get it finished up.

We worked on the girls' Valentines this afternoon. Mary Ellen's are finished and ready to go. Tomorrow, Anna Kate is going to finish decorating her shoe box and we'll check off her Valentines to make sure we've made one for everyone in the class.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Spring in February

What a beautiful day we had here in Birmingham today! Temps in the high 60's and blue skies to match. It was so nice to be able to get outside and enjoy it when we have had so many freezing cold and dreary days the past couple of weeks. The girls had so much fun outside almost all day until Anna Kate was about to collapse. Then the girls and I cuddled on the couch and watched a movie and giggled while Grey took a nap. I could really get used to these kind of days!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Bowling Fun

Tonight we went bowling with some friends and had a wonderful time! We had no idea the children would enjoy this so much. The two kindergarteners bowled 4 games each while the little sisters enjoyed cheering them on and playing in the fan. They are ready to go back next Friday!

Mystery Reader

Today was my assigned day to come to Anna Kate's class and be the mystery reader. Each week, a parent comes to the class to read a book and the children are given clues to guess who is coming. I was sort of dreading it at first because I really had a lot of other stuff I needed to do but once I got there and saw how excited the children were it was all worth it. I really had a good time and Anna Kate was so thrilled to see me. I am so lucky to be able to come to the school anytime I want right now.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Scrapping machine

I stayed up until 12:30 scrapping last night but I finished two layouts that were due. I am pretty happy with how they turned out. I was given some papers from the American Crafts Teen Line to work with in February. I love the bright colors in these papers. Of course, what layout would be complete without a little Quickutz!