Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pile O' Leaves

I have been neglecting the blog, I know! Shame on me :)

I do have a layout to share today. I used Basic Grey Indian Summer papers from the November TBC kit. The leaves are a mini CottageCutz die as are the bag of leaves and rake.

I just love these CottageCutz dies!! I can't get enough of them!! I wish I could afford to buy each release because they are just so darn cute!!!

Well, we have big plans for Chuckie Cheese today since both girls are out of school. Then Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow at Mother and Dad's. Should be a fun holiday weekend!! I am looking forward to it.


Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday the 13th!!!

I do not really consider myself a superstitious person, but I can't help but get that weird feeling the moment I realize it is a Friday the 13th! So funny! However, today has gone by very smoothly.

Well, after almost 2 hours of hard core house cleaning, I now have a relatively clean house to enjoy for the rest of the evening. You know, it only takes a day maybe two where I am out of the house all day and unable to do maintenance on the house and then BAM - disaster house!!! It never ceases to amaze me how quickly my house can go from nice and clean to total disarray. However, I have now been able to return it to a presentable state which is such a nice way to begin the weekend!

Did a little scrapping this week that I can share. This is a layout from October 2005 of the girls at the Pumpkin Patch. They had this great photo op set up, but as is normal for children 10 mos old and 3.5, I could never get a picture with everyone looking at me. So you just have to go with what you can get sometimes. The papers and trim are all from the May Treasure Box Club kit. The adorable Scarecrow is from the Autumn Cottage Cutz release. Love this guy!! I mounted him on a Popsicle stick that I just happened to have laying around on my scrapbook table. You just never know when creativity is going to strike!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Weekend of Basketball and Scrapping!

We had our first basketball practices over the weekend. Anna Kate had a ball! She tries so hard and listens so intently to her coach, but basketball has more skills to fine tune than soccer for sure. But Mommy has started practicing with her so hopefully in the next week or so, we can get her up to speed. This team has 1st and 2nd grade girls on it, so it is more noticeable which ones have played and which ones have not.

Despite our relatively busy weekend, I did manage to get some scrapping time! I pulled out my new November Treasure Box Club monthly kit and started playing! I finished a 2 page layout and then I was having so much fun with this new kit, that I actually managed to finish a second layout! Pretty scrappy if I do say so myself!

This kit is full of bright, fun papers with no particular theme limiting its use. So this was the perfect opportunity to pull out some fun pictures and just scrap away! Uncle Charlie seems to have come up a lot in the weekend's scrapping - who knew?!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

School Days Mini Album

OK, OK, I know I should be posting Halloween layouts from the weekend, but since when am I ever that current?! Instead, I have a fun little mini album to post today.

I have been wanting to make a School Days mini album for Anna Kate ever since she started kindergarten last year. But of course my list of mini albums that I want to make is incredibly long and growing everyday! However, the new Quickutz Santa's Workshop Gift Set is the perfect thing to get your mojo flowing to make some fun mini albums.

I was concerned that the albums would be too small to be useful, but I have been pleasantly surprised! The Peppermint Album (which is the largest one) is 3.75" x 5.5"! Now that is a great size mini album!

I used Imaginisce papers to create my School Days mini album along with several school-themed Quickutz shapes. Each school year has a two-page spread where I can include two different first day pictures as well as a little bit of journaling. Each year, I plan to add the teacher's name plus a quote from the first day of school. I think this will be so fun to look through over the years to see how much AK has changed. Plus, the one quote will be fun, too. And the best part is - the album is already completed. All I have to do each year is put in the pictures and add the journaling! How is easy is that!!

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