Monday, May 18, 2009

Scrapping along

Yep, that's what I did this past weekend. I actually had an urge to scrap just to scrap! Usually my only real push is because I have design team stuff due and then I fizzle out for the remainder of the month, but not this time. I felt the "push" and had to go with

Both layouts use Cosmo Cricket Get Happy and both feature that little boy of mine :D

and this one uses a Creative Scrappers sketch

That's all I managed to get to, but it was enough for me. Maybe I will get the feeling back

Oh, I forgot to post this. I actually started this project in my mind last year and never got to it. I made it for my stepson's mom. I know most current wives and ex-wives don't get along, but Jen and I do. I think she's a great gal and we've even hung out a few times. I really admire her for her strength and courage. She faced a tough battle with breast cancer a couple years ago, fought it, and won the battle! I wanted to give her something to show how much I know her boys love her. So fast forward to the Thursday night before Mother's Day and I jump at it. I threw together a layout, found a poem online that seemed like it was made just for her, printed it, and then put it in a frame. Travis gave it to his mom on Mother's Day and it brought her to tears....I love making gifts that evoke tears (not in a bad She called and thanked me. I told her I'm glad I could show her how much her boys love and appreciate her.
Excuse the coloring because I took this at night and, of course, we know that's a no-no if you want a good shot.

Okay, I'm off to finish my yard work. I just needed a bit of a break :D

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My new little nephew...

Gavin has arrived! I couldn't be more happier! See I just LOVE babies, but don't want any more for myself. However when those around me have them, I just can't get enough and end up being known as the "baby hog"...LOL I don't care though because I'm selfish ;^) If my sister lived closer, I'd be there all the time with that new little guy of hers. He's so precious...and so far he seems to be a good baby, but I know very well that things can change. I'm praying for her sake Gavin stays sweet and content.

Here are some pictures I took this afternoon when I went to visit with them at the hospital.

and here he is with his big sister, Gabby. I think she's really going to love him even though she's had a hard time wrapping her little head around the idea of having to share her mommy after all this time.

So there he newest scrappy Plan on seeing him in lots of future layouts ;^)


The new BPM kits have debuted and they're another GORGEOUS set!! The solo features the Fancy Pants Delightful line

and the Medley features Lilly Bee, Fancy Pants Summer Soiree, and Crate Paper Little Sprout.

OH! And look at these 'delicious' stamps! Yummo!

If you like any or all of what you see, you can order from here.

I don't get to show you any of my creations this month because I took on the spot of doing the member layouts which consists of six double-page layouts using the three sketches I create each month. If I get a chance later, I'll try to take some obscure shots. That's a big TRY as I have to work tomorrow and then I have a yard that is screaming my name!

Have a happy scrappy day, peeps!