Sunday, April 25, 2010

It's Here!

This is the big week!  We have two more rehearsals left before the final (taped!) dress rehearsal.  Thursday we have a show in the morning for the school and then one at 7pm.  We have a third and final show on Friday at 7pm.  I can't believe it's finally show week!  Next weekend, I think I'll be sleeping in a lot.  May 1 is National Scrapbook Day and I think I'll be celebrating with online crops because I plan to chill out in my pj's and just relax all weekend.  I have so much left to get finished before tomorrow's rehearsal!  I have lighting scripts to mark, final props to sort, a wheelbarrow to prep with letters...a lot!  I love being the stage manager but it's a lot of work, and I miss seeing Elizabeth every day.  I like to play with her and read her bedtime stories, and all that stuff!  I hope I can help the director pull all this off.  Fingers are crossed and prayers are being said.  :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

My Creativity

My creativity seems to be taking a vacation.  She popped in for a little while last night and early this afternoon but she's gone again.  What's up with that?!  I wonder if I'm just tired from spending all my time working on the musical.  There are only two more weeks and that's over, so maybe I'll welcome my creativity back then. 

In the meantime, Zva Creative is doing a Design Team call.  I saw it posted on  I made these two layouts as part of my three to submit with my application.  I don't have a lot of Zva Creative products so I used some Primas on the second layout.  I still need to either create a third layout or choose one that's already in my library.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Busy, Busy

Wow!  I feel like I spent most of the day in my scrap room and I only got two layouts done!  One I'll share now and the other will have to be tomorrow.  I got it done late and want to wait until the sun is shining to photograph it. 

Since last summer, I've fallen in love with Basic Grey.  There's just something about it that I can't quite put my finger on, but I just love most of what they put out.  When I first saw their line Sugar Rush online, I had to have it.  I went to Scrap Shack and reserved a pack.  When they called that it had arrived I was very excited.  This was the first time since discovering my love that I'd been able to get a line when it came out.

I arrived at the store with great anticipation.  What a letdown.  Sugar Rush didn't seem to capture the love I felt for it online.  That didn't stop me from buying the matching buttons (or two different monogram stickers).  When I got home, I felt like I had wasted money though.  Thirty bucks down the drain.  It just sat in its package, neglected as I bought and use other BG lines.

This week though, I've fallen back in love with it.  I've done three different layouts with the line and love each one of them more than the last.  My favorite was the one I finished today. 

I discovered that I only had four hours to upload a picture of a layout for the April Sketch Challenge on  Yikes!  Totally forgot about the deadline for that.  (That darn spring break got me relaxing!)  I usually think about sketches for a couple hours and figure out what pictures would work best.  This one though, I didn't have that luxury.  I quickly picked the pictures because the sketch had three and I only had three printed from this theme.  No thinking there.  Now...what colors...My husband picked out the playpen because of the gender neutral colors.  Green and grey - those would match Sugar Rush!  I got to work.  I finished the layout in about an hour.  For me, that's an awesome time.

One thing I really like about this layout is the pink cardstock.  It wasn't the perfect match of pink so I decided to paint it a streaky, distressed looking white for the photo border.  I wanted to try to capture some of the distressed look of the paper line.  What to do with the pink strips and brackets I cut out though.  I had the idea to ink the edges.  Lucky me happened to have a red, pink, and blue that matched Sugar Rush perfectly!!  I just love how I could tie the pink paper into all those different colors.  I think it turned out great.  What do you think?  Please leave me a comment!

Oh...and I did get it uploaded on time for the challenge.  The layout I'll upload tomorrow is the sketch challenge for next week.  Yay!  Done early!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

What a day!  Elizabeth was Little Miss Fussy Pants during Mass today so I took her out first and then Matt took her out.  She kept want to throw things, yell, and bang her toys on the pew.  We went to Matt's parent's house to celebrate his mom's birthday which is tomorrow.  No scrapbooking today unfortunately.

I did sign up for Club CK.  I saw an ad for it in the current Creating Keepsakes.  What made me sign up was that I'd be able to get into a CK convention and have a free class.  That's worth the price right there.  Plus, I get access to back issues of magazines and some books online.  I'll try it out.  Who knows if I'll renew next year.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Scrapping Up a Storm!

I've been busy!  I got two pages finished yesterday.  I guess technically one was finished the day before, but I couldn't find my camera to photography it.  The photos in the layouts were taken almost a year apart.  She's 11 days old in one and 1 year and 1 day in the other.  Time just seems to fly as a mommy.  I was actually looking at preschools online this morning.  She'll be 2 in just four months!  Wow...I need to get scrapping on her 1 year old album.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Our Little Bunny

Easter Sunday is coming.  While at the Scrap Shack last week I saw some white lace paper like I had at home.  Inspiration hit!  I bought some Doodlebug Lime Green glitter paper and the following layout was born.  I just love my little bunny.  At 20 months, she won't wear anything on her head so no bunny ears this year.  I can't wait to photograph and then scrapbook her first time looking for eggs.  Maybe this year will be that time!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Saw my doc today for a physical...yay.  He did two trigger point injections for my neck pain and now my neck is killing me!  I'm wishing I hadn't said anything.  Hurts!  I really wanted to get some scrapbooking done today but I can't sit at my desk right now.  I hope tomorrow morning it's feeling better.


Elizabeth and I spent the morning at a local park.  We met another mommy there with her two daughters.  It was so much fun to see Elizabeth go round and round on the slide.  She liked the swing too though not as much I believe.  I think she'll be taking a good nap this afternoon after all the running around!