Archive for September, 2008

busy, Busy, BUSY

September 30th, 2008

Here it’s Fall and I thought things were sure to slow down. Not so… Last weekend my DH informed me that he was given some Brewer vs Cubs Tickets so Friday after work we whisked off to Milwaukee where we watched the Brewers defeat the Cubs! Whooo HOOO! We had GREAT seats 20 rows up and right behind home base. Sunday we followed my parents to Madison to visit my little brother…okay he is not so little anymore. This is the first time I had visited him since he left home….a few years ago. Yikes….he usually comes home to visit. We went to a Free Zoo near his home and it was fabulous! The zoo had so many animals and things for the little one to do. Of course ending the day we swung by ARCHIVERS! Now that made my DAY, not only that but the check out lady gave me so many coupons on my one little transaction that the $10 I had turned out to be $2.37 ROCK ON! I may have to visit Madison more often!

I’m posting another layout I created using a sketch posted on ScrapDango. The sketch somewhat intimidated me at first but I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!


Some GREAT news!

September 23rd, 2008

I was asked to stay on for another DT term at A Walk Down Memory Lanes/The Scrapbooking Site! That news has seriously made my month! AWDML is the one of the most welcoming sites with fabulous message board members and I’m so very honored to be choosen to continue inspiring them with my work! I can’t wait to get to know the new team a bit better and look forward to my new term!

I have also found a bit of time to scrap! I pulled out some photo’s of my son and I from our summer vacation. I just loved these photo’s I took myself of the two of us. I was inspired by a sketch from ScrapDango’s owner Carrie! You can check the sketch out here.

Here is my spin on the challenge:


What a WEEK!

September 13th, 2008

I guess it’s actually been about 2 weeks of just chaotic mess! Tuesday after Labor Day I received a call that my grandmother that has been suffering with cancer lost her battle. Very sad, I knew it was coming but I guess I just did not think that soon. I was able to have two very lovely lunches with her over the summer that I am grateful for. Her funeral was last Saturday, however my son came down with pneumonia the day before. Talk about stressing and SCARY! He was taking 180 reps a minute which was painful to just watch. So we visited the clinic ever day that weekend. Fri, Sat and Sun.  He received two antibiotic injections along with nebulizer treatments then oral antibiotics but I think we have the pneumonia licked.  We go in again Tuesday to get checked.   I also threw out my neck once again. So on Tues the 8th when I turned 31, yes 31 I had a new outlook on birthdays! Enjoy every day every moment for they are gifts!   Today I’m treating myself to a spa day!  Well kinda I had a nice gc left from my b-day last year.  So massage, pedicure and manicure are coming my way!  Enjoy the day!

Going with that theme….I posted a ad inspiration challenge on AWDML DT Blog last Friday. This weeks post I uploaded my creation using the ad. Here is the card I created using Sept’s Kit Basic Primaries from AWDML.

Hello Sunshine

Basic Primaries Kit-AWDML

September 2nd, 2008

love, Love, LOVE the Basic Primaries Kit that AWDML is offering for the month of September! This is my last month on the DT term with them, and I could not put down this last kit I received. I have absolutely enjoyed the last 6 months on the DT with TSS/AWDML, I would be absolutely thrilled if I am lucky enough to make the next term. Back to the kit…The fun, bold summer colors coordinated perfectly with most of our vacation pictures I took while we were in S.C.

The kit includes:


Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine Hula Hoop
Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine Clover
Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine Bubbles
Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine Picnic
Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine Berries
Bo Bunny Summer Cottage
Bo Bunny Summer Cottage Buds
Bo Bunny Summer Cottage Pottery
Bo Bunny Summer Cottage Stripe
Little Yellow Bicycle Vita Vella Blue Decorative Edge Paper
Bazzill Cardstock Patch
Bazzill Cardstock Glow
Bazzill Cardstock Bluegrass
Bazzill Cardstock Mediterranean
Bazzill Cardstock Bazzill Yellow
Bazzill Cardstock Candy Apple
Cosmo Cricket Buck Naked Buttons
Daisy D’s Rubons Floral Elements
Doodlebug Striped buttons Primary
American Crafts Details Color Story 1
My Mind’s Eye Daily Dose Journaling Card
Doodlebug Jewels Primary
7 Gypsies Fabric Labels Noir
7 Gypsies Rubon Alphabet Sketchie
Doodlebug Velvet Brads Primary

This is another yes 2 PAGER I completed. These pictures actually came from the day after we got home from our trip. We went to our own beach on Lake Michigan. It was a GORGEOUS day!