Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Christmas Journal

Back in December --or was it November??--I was asked by the extremely talented Laura Vegas if I was interested in doing a "Journal Your Christmas" album. Since I just idolize her & will do just about anything she asks I said Yes!

However I didn't take into account how far behind I was this Christmas with just about everything!! I've been working on this here & there & can now happily say "It's DONE!"

ETA: My friend Carla did a version of this too & did a FANTASIC job on it! See just posted it-- you can see her beautiful album here.

(sorry for the crappy somewhat dark/glare-y pics)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Celebrate the Seasons: Feb

I just can't get enough of these classes on 2Peas! This is the Feb. class that the talented Nichol designed. I just love how these LO's are no-brainers! You just follow her directions & you've got yourself some LO's!

Once again I made 2 different versions one for each daughter's album. I wasn't going to do 2 versions, but then I needed a few more pics & just decided to go for it. I used the MM Love Notes line on these. Then of course I used my Cuttlebug for some hearts & the embossing & some QK heart dies as well.

Gianna's version

Marissa's version

Sunday, February 22, 2009

365: Week of Feb. 16

Starting to lose interest in this a bit, I'm not the only one, Carla is too. She explains it perfectly. I think it would be different if I had the kit. I'm almost tempted to put them in the album I was planning on originally but then if the kit does come I'd have to switch everything over. That's just more than I feel like doing. But for now I'm plugging along.

Mon. Feb. 16 #47
Bought Marissa's Communion Dress last week but with me being sick I never got to take a pic. I need to find a better place for it, right now it's hanging in our Dining Room. The Dining room is more of a catch all for us & we only use it a few times a year. We just aren't the formal type of people. And this is all I'm showing of her dress--gotta keep it under wraps until her Communion, but I have to say--she looks like a bride! Just beautiful!
Tues. Feb. 17 #48

Today Marissa's Brownie Troop had a field trip. The girls were all excited about it too! I volunteered to drive a few girls for a few reasons. 1. The trip would take place during rush hour on the way back & I'm just on the protective side. 2. Marissa was excited that I would be there. 3. The field trip was at AC Moore!! One of my favorite places!! After a tour around the store the girls went to the craft room & made a little project. Me? I scoped out the scrapbook aisle!! Amazingly enough I only spent $5--that's a record for me!

Wed. Feb. 18 #49
Thanks to reconnecting with old friends on Facebook, I decided to dig out some O-L-D, crazy pics from my past. I might regret posting some of these pics but I did re-live some GREAT memories!! Have I mentioned how much I love Facebook??

Thurs. Feb. 19 #50
Marissa's backpack. During the week it stays by the door so we don't forget anything. I can not wait to get her a new bag next year, I'm just NOT liking this messanger style at all since she wears it low & it drags on the ground as she walks. But she loves that it's purple & has an "M" on it for Marissa (not really it stands for "Mudd"that's the brand name but she likes it anyway).

Fri. Feb. 20 #51
My Valentine roses are pretty pitiful now. They need to be tossed out. Such a shame they don't last longer...

Sat. Feb. 21 #52
Happy Mail!! Got some scrap goodies that I had ordered.

Sun. Feb. 22 #53
After seeing how much Gianna loved playing with Marissa's Nintendo DS, we broke down & got Gianna her own DS. Suckers we know!! We figure it'll help on the plane for our April trip. The girls were all intense playing them all day long. Love that they share games & stay occupied.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

January 09: A Year of You

I decided to try Robyn's class on 2 Peas. I had these pics printed for awhile before I actually did anything with them.

I blame it on being sick.

But now it's done!! I kept mine simpler than Robyn's mostly because I was tired & just wanted to get it done. Looking at it now I could add something or other but it's done & going into the album.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

365: Week of Feb. 9

Mon. Feb. 9 #40
Marissa's made happy with an ooey gooey grilled cheese.

Tues. Feb. 10 #41
It was inevitiable! I got hit with the dreaded stomach virus. Drank just Gatorade for a few days. On the plus side--I lost 4lbs!

Wed. Feb. 11 #42
Made yummy delicious Brownies for Gianna's school party. (technically I made these Thurs. I took a pic of Marissa's Valentine treats but it's on the internal drive on my other camera--that's BACK to get fixed AGAIN! 3rd time!!!)

Thurs. Feb. 12 #43
Joe's Birthday!!! He has to beat the girls just to blow out his own candles!

Fri. Feb. 13 #44
Gianna's class had a Valentine's party. Everyone gets their plates LOADED with a sampling of goodies that everyone brings in. I'm sure there were plenty of "Sugar Highs"!

Sat. Feb. 14 #45
Happy Valentine's Day! These beauties arrived yesterday actually but that just draws out the fun even longer! I get purple roses which are my favorite. Marissa requested red this year, I think it's because it's her favorite color, haven't gotten the whole story on that yet. Gianna is still Daddy's Little Girl & loves all things PINK!

Sun. Feb. 15 #46
Since Thursday was Joe's birthday, everyone came over tonight to celebrate his birthday. This time I was feeling better (and had makeup on) & was able to get in the pic.