Monday, April 30, 2007

Remembering the Locks

I am very partial to "furry" kids. All of my children were born with gorgeous heads of dark hair. My son had hair, that according to my hairdresser, "girls die for!" She informed me that she tell girls wanting perms or color to wait until they are 12-14 years old, so they have *mature* hair. Why did she tell me this? Because at 10 months Gavin could have had a perm. His hair has always been so thick. I joke with him and tell him that we called him Elvis for the first six weeks of his life, because he had so much hair. Including the mutton chop side burns!! These pictures were taken at only Five you can see where we were headed. I love this layout the moment I saw it. It is one of Becky Higgins Sketches. I love how she shows different interpretations of the same sketch.

Gavin will be seven in a few how time flies....

Friday, April 20, 2007

CD case used for Ink pads

I have had several emails and queries as to what my inkpads are stored in. It is a CD case by Caselogic. 48 SU! ink pads will fit into one case. The case sits on it's side. 4 Jewel Cases are need to separate and hold the ink pads in place. I purchase this from HERE. They seem to have the best price. Fast shipping also. Hope this helps.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

I LOVE YOU!!!!!!

I am in tears right now!!!! I don't know who you are but I truly LOVE YOU!! Why am I crying? Because I have the most fabulous friends in the world!!! You see, I was invited to go to a stamping retreat in August. A group of friends went last year, while I stayed at home and looked at pictures. I have been saving to go this year because I vowed to myself that I was not going to miss going a second year in a row!! I received and email from Piney today...
I just wanted to let you know that your retreat fee has been paid for you by one of your shistahs (and don't ask, because I won't tell you who it was )

See!!! Don't I have the most wonderful friends. She told me not to ask, so I won't but I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU!! I wish I could thank you properly!!! You know who you are.....Please feel my arms wrapping around you very tightly!!!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Note to Self....

do not attempt one of these at a large scale stamp camp!!! They take entirely too long!!! I think it was the cutting that got everyone. They "frame" is really quite simple to make. Of course you can find a great tutorial for these Diorama Cards on SCS.

For this, I used Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Almost Amethyst, just like Beate's toot. Stamping was done with my all time favorite stamp set, Natural Beauty. I don't know why that is my favorite. I can't decide if it is because of the images, or because it was given to me at my first Regional as a demo. I love to watercolor these images. Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an aquapainter is all you need. least that is my medium of choice.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Cute as a Bug!!

That's my little Lauren. I can't believe how chunky she was!! Double chin and all!! She is so tall and thin right now, you wouldn't believe it was the same person!

For this layout I used one of the SCS Scrapbook Sketch Challenges. Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, and Yo-Yo Yellow were used, as well as retired DS paper, from the Sweet collection. I had the ladybug left over from Lauren's first birthday invite, seen here. I only wish I would have done the title a little different, but oh well. Can't change that now. Can you tell I'm still having fun with mom's Cricut?!? I hate to see it go!! The Joyful one is fixing that problem for me though!!

Back to work tomorrow!! It will not be a fun day. Monday's are always rough, not to mention that we are short staffed right now, and I have to work by myself !! Maybe there weren't very many babies born this weekend! A girl can dream right?!?

Friday, April 13, 2007

Too Cute....

to not Scrap!! This is one of my favorite pictures of my kids. See....same picture over to the right!! Gavin was such a *lovey dovey* baby. He still, at almost seven years old, loves to snuggle. I guess I have to take them when I can...they grow up way to fast.
This layout was made at the SU! convention in 2005. I hate having NEKKED layouts in my albums. I can say, "this one took me no time to finish!!" Unlike my previous post!! I hope everyone has a Fantabulous weekend!!

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Slowest Scrapper in the Universe!!

How long does it take you to design a page? This one took me FOREVER!! Well, not really, but it was an all day adventure!! I knew that I wanted to do something with a circle. That was the easy part. The hard part was deciding what to do *with* the circle. I started by putting Prima Flowers all the way around. Didn't like it. Then I thought I'd try ribbon. Liked that even less than the flowers. Then I thought, I'll put the title around the circle...ok what is my title going to be? {insert Jeopardy music here} Two hours later I had a title. Now to stamp it...which alphabet do I use? Do you see where this is going? Aha!! Mom's Cricut is still here, just waiting to be used. (Subliminal message to my mom...You really don't want to take the Cricut to Florida with you!! Leave it for Jennifer!!) Finally 10 hours later...yes I said 10...the page is done!! Michelle Wooderson told me a few days ago that she got 30 pages done on a weekend scrapbook trip....HOW!!! LOL!!
I love taking close up shots of the kids. These pictures were taken at the play ground this past fall. It was a beautiful, crisp sunny day. The morning was spent picking apples, and then off to the play ground for some fun. Lauren always gets this look on her face as if she is wishing for or dreaming of something. She is a sweet little girl, with such a gentleness about her.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

She's Home!!

Here's the phone conversation that took place on Wednesday night...Jillian~ "Mom, I look different!" Me~ "You do? What did you do?" Jillian~ "You have to wait until I get home!!"

Well knowing full well what she had done I couldn't picture it in my mind. When Den and I went to Jamaica for our honey moon, I had my hair braided. I knew how long it took to get done, and could not *imagine* Jillian sitting there that long. Now mine were the type of braids that are like little french braids. Jillian looks like...for lack of a better word...

MEDUSA!! My mom said she did well for about 10 minutes, but then got upset. She started fussing and then out of now where 3 more girls showed up. Her entire head was done in 15 minutes!!
ETA...3 hours and 44 braids later...She is back to her self!! Had to be done in about 10 shifts but they are all out. I now need to take her to the salon for a trim and DEEP DEEP condition!! Her ends are HORRIBLE!! (but her kinky curly hair is kinda cute!!)