Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

I can't remember when we have had a busier Halloween!! Both girls had a birthday party to go today. Then we went to a carnival after that which left just barely enough time to come home, eat supper, and then get back into costume for Trick-or-Treating!

Look at my cute trick-or-treaters...


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Binders Keepers is live!!!

My own business, Binders Keepers is live. I worked at my first craft show today. It was the Heart and Hand Show at St. Stephens. I thought I did pretty well for my first show. It was a long day, but I actually really enjoyed it! I have so many ideas for how to improve my booth not to mention what other types of items I would like to have on hand to sell. I also heard of several other shows going on around so I may try to get in on those as well.

Please check out my website - Binders Keepers - and tell me what you think!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Empty House

Well, all my little patients are finally well and back at school today. AK is only going for half a day, but luckily with the 1st grade schedule, all of her important work is done by lunch.

I have decided to enter a craft fair on Thursday to try and promote my new home business - Binders Keepers Personal Scrapbooking Service. Hopefully, I can get some new clients and maybe sell a little product, too. In the meantime, I have at least three weeks worth of work and only three days to do it so I need to get scrapping!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I have traded one sick child for another one now. ME went back to school today, but AK has been home since yesterday. She definitely seems to have a much worse case than ME. My poor little girls.

Since I have had little patients home with me this week, I have not had any time for scrapping. I took a little time this morning to make this Halloween card using the Raven die from the Halloween Cottage Cutz release at the Scrapping Cottage. Such cute dies in this release!!

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Day 3

Well, ME and I are still home today. With the advent of her cough that showed up late yesterday afternoon and got much worse after she went to bed, I am really leaning more towards thinking we may have ended up with the Swine flu instead of just a fever virus. Not that this new diagnosis changes much, except maybe how long I'll have to keep her home. At least she feels pretty good most of the day. We have been very busy today playing Littlest Pet Shop, My Little Ponies, Polly Pockets, and Prince and Princess - with a lot of ice cream mixed in between. I keep hoping she will fall asleep and take a little nap, but everytime I leave her laying down on the couch.....a few minutes later, I hear her in there talking and playing so I go back in there with her. Needless to say, I am not getting any scrapping done! I need to start working on my post for Scrapping Cottage for Thursday. Hopefully, I can get something going tonight after the girls go to sleep.

Friday, October 16, 2009

An "Itch" Layout!

When AK was just 2 years old, she called witches, "itches". It was absolutely hysterical and we all so enjoyed it! Fall 2004 was the year of the "itch" in our house. AK just started preschool and even though she had LOVED it when she went during the summer, when Fall session started back, she cried every morning when it was time to go. Poor Mother was the one who had to take her because I was teaching a class on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. So Mother started collecting little treats for her to find in her car seat when it was time to go to school. AK's favorite were the "itches" so Mother started buying up little witches everywhere. Each school morning she would come into class with her new little witch. So when it came time for looking for Halloween costumes that year, what else could we get her but a fancy witch costume!! We called her a Glitter Witch!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

It is amazing how much more scrapping I can get done when I am not constantly interrupted! Since we had another dreary, rainy day today, I stayed in this morning and got some scrapping done. I was able to complete this layout in just one day! These pictures are from Thanksgiving 2006. The girls has these cute matching turkey dresses to wear. I thought pictures of them standing in the leaves would be great for Fall layouts. Of course, they weren't really in the mood for posing so I just had to take what I could get. I used the Treasure Box Club October kit to create this layout. The October kit is definitely one of my favorites!! The colors are just phenomenal! I am really enjoying working with this one!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Disney Bound!

Well, we made the decision to take the girls to Disney World again this February. I can't wait to see the looks on their faces when we tell them. My plan is to wrap something up Disney-related and let them unwrap it for Christmas. The girls were 3 and 5 the first time we went. This trip they will be 5 and 7 which I think is going to be ideal. They are still young enough to believe but old enough to be able to last through the long but exciting days. Of course now I have to really get busy and finish up my Disney Scrapbook from our first trip!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Well, Anna Kate scored 3 goals in her soccer game today!! She was so excited! Now, we don't actually keep score in this league, but Anna Kate always knows her score. She has really had such fun playing soccer this Fall, that I decided to ask her if she wanted to play basketball. She jumped at the chance. So we are going to be moving from soccer to basketball. I have to admit that I am more excited about basketball because that is more my thing. I hope we have as nice a group of parents as we have had on the soccer team.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

One fish, two fish, red fish, HUGE fish!

This is my first layout using the October Kit from the Treasure Box Club. I am so in love with the colors in this month's kit!!! They are absolutely gorgeous!! Perfect for Fall pictures of any kind, but also great for lots of other themes. This fishing picture was taken last March during the girls' Spring Break. You can tell from the picture that ME was a bit apprehensive about standing too close to this "ginormous" catfish!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I'm going to be published!!!!!!

That's right - I just received an email tonight that "Stamping, Stationary, and Scrapbooking" has requested three cards that I submitted for publication in the 1st Quarter issue due out January 2010. I am so excited I can hardly stand it!!! I have always dreamed of one day being "published" in a scrapbooking magazine, but I never really thought it would come true! What is so funny though, is that it is my cards that were requested - not my layouts. This is funny because I do many more layouts that I do cards, but hey, I am still going to be published!!!

Be sure to rush to the Hobby Lobby nearest you in January to pick up a copy of
"Stamping, Stationary, and Scrapbooking" magazine and so you can see my cards for yourself!!!