Thursday, April 29, 2010

iNSD weekend

Wow, what a weekend this was! My kids went to my parents' house after school Friday and Paul was supposed to be out this weekend with the truck. So that meant I would have the entire house to myself. Well I guess not totally to myself, since I will still had Tinkerbell home with me. I look forward to this weekend more than Christmas or my birthday. (heck, what am I saying those two are practically the same day. lol. ;) ) Unfortunately it didn't go quite as planned. Paul ended up coming home on Saturday afternoon. We went out for supper by ourselves, so that was nice. It had been since Thanksgiving weekend since we had gone out without any of the kids. He was home until about 1 today. My scrapping mojo was MIA, also, so I only managed to get 2 pages done the entire weekend. :( Scrap Matters was such a happening place that it was down for quite a bit of the weekend, but I did manage to get in on some of the festivities over there. Had a lot of fun chatting with the other ladies in the chat room and I even won blackout on Bingo on Saturday morning.

Not only was it iNSD on Saturday, but Queen of Scrap started at Scrap Matters that day, too. Last year I managed to get just over 60 pages done in one month! I'm hoping to get 50 done this year so I can hit all the prize levels. Because let me tell you the prizes this year are absolutely to die for. :) We'll have to see if I get that accomplished or not. I'm thinking it's much easier to scrap during the day holding an infant than it is running around after a very active toddler all day. lol. :) Thankfully she has finally decided that naps are a good thing (most of the time anyway.). The most I have scrapped in a month since then is about 25. Hopefully the rest of the month goes much better than this weekend. lol.

I have all kinds of scrapping news to tell you about today! :)

First off Trixie Scraps is guesting at The Digi Chick this month! How exciting is that?! She has a really fun birthday kit for boys as her first release there. (Girls, don't worry. She didn't forget about you. ;) You'll see what I'm talking about a little later.) Birthday Bash {boy} is such a fun kit. Check out the layout I did for Hunter's birthday last year with it.

Not only does she have this at The Digi Chic, she also has a great new spring grab bag out at Scrap Matters. Hurry over to Scrap Matters and grab it by Wednesday because on Thursday the items will be broken up and sold individually.

Remember how I was saying that she didn't forget about the girls with her birthday kit? Check out what Trixie Scraps is coming out with in May! Make sure to stop by the Trixie Scraps Stars blog everyday starting May 1 to get all the pieces. It will totally be worth it. And while you are there grabbing this great kit, don't forget to check out all the great challenges and ideas that the ladies have posted each day for you.

Andilynn Designs also has a great set of templates out this week. They were inspired by her CT team. Make sure to also check out her facebook page for a chance to get another set.

geniaBeana also out a fun spring kit today, too, at both Elemental Scraps and Go Digital Scrapbooking. In Spring is such a refreshing kit.

Well that is all for me tonight. I need to get myself to bed on time since I have to teach preschool again in the morning.

Until next time...

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wow what a weekend! I think we were home just long enough to sleep most days. :) The next few days don't look like they are going to be any slower either.

On Friday night we went to my grandparents to celebrate their 52nd Anniversary. (I'm still trying to finish up the pages for their photobook that I started for their first 50 years. Hoping to have it done in time to give it to them for Christmas this year. I'm over half way done, so...I'm thinking it should be)

Saturday afternoon I took the kids to the zoo. They were celebrating Earth Day there, so there were a bunch of different activities and booths set up throughout the zoo. The kids had a great time. From there we went straight to my parents'. My little sister had her senior prom on Saturday night & wanted me to take pictures for her. They had a rock 'n roll theme. My little sister's dress coordinated with the colors so well. She even did her nails to match the theme with musical notes on them. :) What a great sister I have for making it so easy for me to scrap it later. ;) Hunter & Kailee were also going to spend the night there, since Michaella & I had to go to Fargo on Sunday. My little brother was home from Georgia this weekend, too, so it was great seeing him again. Hunter spend most of the day with him on Sunday fishing. He loves his uncle so much and looks up to him a lot. :)

Why did we have to go to Fargo? Dance competition. :) They weren't scheduled to dance until 1:10, but we had to be up there by 11:30. So it was a very early morning. We left here around 6:00. I'm so not a morning person. :P We rode up there with one of Michaella's classmates. The girls had a great time on the way there and back. The team has been working on their routine since school started. When their scheduled time came to dance, the routines were getting all switched around. :O The girls finally danced at about 2:30. We were all starting to wonder if they were ever going to dance. They did a great job. The best they have done all year. I couldn't have been prouder of Michaella. They ended up getting gold and were very close to getting high gold. They also have the option of going to nationals in the Wisconsin Dells this summer. Still not sure if we are going to do that or not yet.

We didn't get home until around 9:30. Boy was it a long day. :) Spent most of yesterday trying to find my house back. Since we were only home basically just long enough to sleep this weekend, it was just enough time for us to make a major mess. lol. Still working on getting the laundry caught up, but I think just about everything else is much better.

So I don't know about the rest of you but I'm so looking forward to National Scrapbook Day next weekend! :) I think I have it set up with my parents to watch the kids for me that day. I have this next week and a half to get my house cleaned up & Paul's fuel tax paperwork done, so none of that is calling my name away from my scrapping that day. :) If you're looking for some fun new kits to try out this day make sure you head on over to Scrap Matters and check out Trixie Scraps new collab with Sarah Bennett. Sunday Afternoon is so pretty! The colors are perfect for my Yellowstone and Grand Teton photobook. I was so excited when she showed it to us. :)

While you are there make sure to also check out the beautiful new collab by the Scrap Matters designers. Because I'm a Woman is a great kit to celebrate all the great women in your life from young to old, including yourself. And the colors are so pretty. :)

Well that is all I have for today. Have a few things I need to get done around here before the kids get home from school and then I have to start doing Michaella's hair for her dance pictures tonight. :)

So until next time, happy scrapping! :)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

It is starting to feel like spring around here, finally! :) The kids have been spending a lot of time outside. Kailee is loving it! Every chance she gets she tries to go out. (even if that means she is not dressed for it.) The Easter bunny was even able to hide his eggs outside this year. (makes for much nicer Easter pictures, instead of my 80's brown shag carpet. lol. ;) Some day I will eventually get new carpet in our family rooom.) It didn't take Kailee long to figure out how to pick up the eggs and put them in her little bucket. She even picked up a few other things that weren't eggs and added them if they fit. ;) The other two took a little bit longer finding all their eggs. Apparently the Easter bunny found some pretty good hiding places.

Next week Michaella's dance team has their competition in Fargo. I hope they do as well as last year, if not better. They have definitely come a long way since Kindergarten. It's great to see these girls get along so well even though some of them have a lot stronger personalities than the others. You don't see the cattiness with them that groups of girls sometimes have.

Boy do I have some fun eye candy to show you this week! Tracy has really outdone herself. :) But you only get a peek at it for now. First up is this gorgeous collab kit. This kit is soft and elegant and pretty. Check out this sneak peek! Doesn't it look great? Want a chance to win it? Well then head on over to this thread at Scrap Matters forum and guess who she collabed with. Hurry because you only have until later tonight to guess.

Then she is also releasing this awesome bundle.

If the colors look familiar that is because this is the same color scheme that is gracing our Trixie Stars blog. If you haven't checked out our blog yet you really should! We are doing all kinds of fun things over there, even giving away a bunch of free stuff. Make sure to check out the template challenge that Carrin posted today. There is a chance you could be the lucky winner one of Trixie's kits.

Not only do I have Trixie's fun new goodies to play with this week, I also am doing my guest spot with Man in the Moon Designs. She has such a fun kit coming out this week. I can't wait for you all to see it. :)

Well it's so nice outside I think the kids and I are going to head out and blow some bubbles. Check back later this weekend to see my layouts I made with the new goodnes. :)

Happy Scrapping! :)