Thursday, January 28, 2010

I Know...I Know...

...I have been MIA for a while.  22 days.  I know.  And I don't have much to show for it either...well...nothing you can really see anyway.  Behind the scenes there has been a lot going...but it's boring and not worth mentioning. 

I did, however create a new Just Scrappin' Happy page kit.  About time huh?  I've only been promising new kits since I moved home from California.  But hey...moving across the country & back takes a lot outta ya...and the transition back & forth had not been easy on my son.  So I hope you all understand my spending extra time with him instead.  Anyway, here it is:

I have it listed on my website for anyone that's interested.  I think it's super cute!

Here's a fun lil' pumpkin I made at the store last week using a 3" scalloped circle punch:

Vanessa asked me to make an apple using red paper.  That'll be her prize for this month along with this layout I made for her using the Love collection from LYB:

Every month we make each other something from our "stash."  It's fun to get a little goodie from your friends...and it's even better when you don't spend any money to make and share!  Maybe you have a buddy that you can exchange little prizes with every now & then.  Be creative...use your stash...and have fun.  Just like the "Hokey Pokey" that's what it's all about!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Bursting With Creative Inspiration!

Today is a perfect day to stay home.  The wind is blowin'...up to 50 mph winds...snow is flying and it is about 12 degrees out.  Yes...the PERFECT day to stay home.  Andrew has his friend Abby over for the afternoon and they just finished up lunch.  They have played Wii, they have had a Nerf sword fight and now they are sitting upstairs getting their reading homework done.  After that they will make some "break & bake" cookies.  My roast is in the oven...Curti is napping on the couch...Jake is chewing on his ball...I am toasty wrapped up in my Snuggie.  Life doesn't get any better!

Yesterday I had the opportunity to spend the day with some of my favorite "scrappy friends" at NESC.  It was me, Michelle, Monique, Debbie & Vanna and we had a blast!  So much fun laughing & scrapping.

It was the perfect opportunity to get caught on some much needed Scrap Can Do! work.  We recently purchased a very cute paper line from Pink Paislee and we had the cutest "stamp" album from Maya Road.  We will introduce the album on our blog on Monday but I thought I would share a lil' "sneak peak" with you:

I call it "Love Notes" and I was very pleased how well it came together.  Some of the ladies who were at the store who saw me work on just loved it...that makes me happy.  Vanna took the pictures today and the instructions are complete.  I can't wait for the "formal" release!

Later today I think I'll work on another mini album...maybe the Maya Road tree album I have an idea for.  Or maybe the baby album I started.  Or the purse.  Or...

Goodness...I have a lot to do!  Enjoy your day...and stay warm!