Monday, April 13, 2009

Looking forward to this weekend!

This weekend I am headed to an all-day crop with my mom, my sister, my mother-in-law, and several good of which is new to this scrapbooking stuff. I really, really want to make a little gift for all of them. It's nothing big, and it's actually an idea I'm stealing from my sister. She made my mom and me each a jar of small embellishments, some of which she cut on her Cricut. I want to do the same for those who didn't get this (my MIL and friends). I also have an idea for my mom and sister. I found the cutest plain white boxes to alter...think old school pencil boxes before plastic was the "in" thing, except in a smaller square shape. I just don't know how to make the paper look nice on the edges. Hmmm...things to ponder.

Anyway, this is a much needed creative weekend, one I hope I'm able to preplan for. Even if I'm not, the outlet that crafting, esp. with such a great group of women, is what I'm really anticipating! I need a mental break right now! I hope to come away from the weekend recharged and renewed as we head into the last few weeks of school!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Dad's gift

Here's the shadow box I made for my Dad's birthday. The book is his latest published work. Check it out at

Being a mother of a 3-year-old...

That's my definition of being one scrap away from insanity! You just never know which child you are going to get. Last night, it was the screaming, yelling, rebellious, fit-throwing three-year-old. I just am so tired of those fits!

On another note, the two kids are playing so wonderfully together right's such a neat sight (and sound) to see/hear them playing together! And it gives me a moment of peace and quiet!

I have a crop coming up and I'd really like to get some "pre-planning" in before I go. I can be so productive when I do that. I am aiming on 16 pages this time. I have 6 ready-to-go layouts, but I'm not counting those. We'll see.