Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Boy and His Toy

The hubster picked up his new toy today. Believe it or not, he actually bought this to remove the snow. Yes, he actually tried to convince me that we needed this because it was better than the snow blower...uh, yeah, sure baby I believe ya

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Shuttin' Detroit Down

This song couldn't be more truthful!!! I flipped on the local radio station yesterday while taking Marisa to her before-school Chinese class only to hear John Rich introduce his new song. He wrote it two weeks ago and just recorded it over the weekend, and then brought it to good old Detroit to let us hear it first. I couldn't find a video for our local station, so I had to bring one from YouTube. If you glide the bar over to 3 minutes, you can skip his interview and listen to the song. So true!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Finally scrapped

a page! I was beginning to think there was seriously something wrong with me. I have had no desire to want to scrap. I mean I think about it all the time, but I just can't make myself go to my room and do it. We've had a lot going on here with remodeling the front room. I wanted it to be a simple thing -- freshen up the paint and lay the new Pergo flooring. I should know nothing ends up being It's taken a good two weeks, but I LOVE the look! As soon as I have the finishing touches up, I'll show the before and after.

The layout I created was so much fun because there was no limits to what I could put on it. That felt weird at the same time because I'm so used to creating with design team kits. It's almost as if I don't know what to add because it isn't already picked out for me...silly, I know. You might be thinking, "who's this little girl?" Isn't she just the sweetest thing! She's the daughter of a friend of my friend Cheri. Cheri scraps pictures of her all the time and I asked if I could have a few to get inspired because her mom takes some AWESOME photos!! Well, it helped because it made me dig through paper and find a perfect match. From that point, I grabbed a fab sketch from Beggahuna and ran with it.

The good thing, too, is I actually used my Silhouette! I love when I put that machine to use and justify my purchase.


I don't think I ever posted about the fact that I joined the whole "Project 365" club... I was one of the lucky ones who got a kit -- actually I ended up with two and the only reason I kept the second is a gal from Willow Traders contacted me to see if I had the extra one coming and if so she wanted to purchase it. Well, of course, I couldn't turn her down. I've been having fun putting mine together and taking pictures every day. I'm just hoping I can keep it up in a month or two. Some of the cards need a little more decorating, but I'll get to that later...maybe

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Where is January going?

That's the question I'd like to ask! Seriously, I think this year has started off at warp speed. I'm begging, pleading, please Father Time slow things down a

Yesterday was the 10th and that means get to post our layouts and projects over at Back Porch Memories. This month I was so slow to scrap. Usually I am all over a kit as soon as it arrives, but I haven't had a chance to do much. I did squeeze these out loving every single piece of patterned paper in the Medley kit!

With the card and the Lollipop Kid layout, I used sketches from Creative Scrappers -- love that place for inspiration!
Here is just a look at my monthly project. I came up with the idea to make a desktop calendar. I'm still working on a few more of the months, but here's a little preview until I can come back with a finished version.

Okie doke -- I think that takes care of everything. I'm off to help hubby finish painting the front room which started off as just a freshen-upper type of thing before he laid the new Pergo-style flooring. Now he's gone and cleared the room, added new fluted mouldings with rosettes in the corners around two door jambs and the big front window. We had this on all the other windows in the family room and hallway, but he finally finished it up in here. Now he's looking at me like "get off the computer" so he can lay the plastic over it and finish painting the ceiling. I have to focus on the mouldings today. That's always my job to paint and I HATE it! I like rolling walls -- the easy job
Whatever you do today, have fun!