Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Little Bit Crafty

As promised, here are some of the layouts I did this weekend:

This is my cover page for my 2007 album.  I used some Fancy Pants papers - thought they were perfect for my boy sucking on a lemon!

This is a take from a page Debbie Fitz designed last year.  She usually does one-pagers and I usually do two-pagers.  So I just continued the theme to the other side.  The paper is Bo Bunny.

Using the same papers, I put together this layout for my 1st car.

This is the current Kit of the Month at NESC.  This kit was designed by our design team member Tracy.

Another Debbie Fitz creation.  She made this layout as a Kit of the Month last summer.  She used papers from Basic Grey & Core'dinations.

Now it's time to get my own mojo in gear & start creating some of my own designs.  We'll see how I do!  Happy crafting!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Not Exciting...Part 2

Sleepover...the next morning.  I dragged all the boys out for a walk.  This is hubby's favorite place to go for a walk...White Memorial in Litchfield.

Easter Morning.  Jake found the "Easter Bunny."

Andrew was happy with his goodies.

Just getting back from church service.

My brother made the "big save of the day" for the soccer game in the front yard.

Then it was back to work on Monday...and back to school for Andrew.  Lots of homework, a field trip, tons of band practice and 3 rounds of baseball practice.   Hubby had an MRI on Friday.  All-in-all...a very busy week.   

Andrew is on spring break and is spending the week at "Camp Grandma."  Both hubby & I have to work.  I was able to sneak out yesterday & spend some time with my friends and get some scrapping done.  And then we finshed off the weekend with a last-minute picnic at Burr Pond with my friend Jen and her family.   

So kids...that's all for now.  I will be taking pics today of the layouts I did this weekend.  And now, back to your regularly scheduled programming...

Enjoy the day!  :)

Friday, April 9, 2010

I'm Not An Exciting Person...

...but who is?  Sometimes I get caught up in the "oh my goodness...what will I write about on my blog..." slump because I often feel like I have to show off or impress my readers.  But then, I have some very good friends who say to me..."hey...you haven't posted to your blog in a while and I like reading what is going on in your life.  Get on it and keep me up to date."  It make me feel better that my friends want to know about me...and the boys...and about what I am up to...not about a "fake...having to impress people" entry.  So, this is me, real life stuff, no bells & whistles, no "keeping up with Martha Stewart" blogging.  I guess I'm the one who had better deal with it!  :)  So here's what's been goin' on:

I helped Andrew's 5th grade class organize a bake sale to help raise money for their end-of-year events.  We raised $300 by selling cookies, brownies, popcorn...and juice.  Note to self: cakeballs are NOT a good item for a bakesale...no one knows what they are.

Vanessa made me a gorgeous mini album.  Every month we make each other something crafty, something pretty to give to each other.  This was my March prize.  I just love it!

Andew and his friend Kayla had a playdate.  We have a wooded lot in back of our house where our brook runs.  They were exploring the area and found lots of trash.  They decided to be good "stewards" of Mother Earth & picked up bags & bags of trash.  Let us take lessons from the 11 year olds of the world! 

I took Good Friday off from work to spend the day with my boy.  We took a walk around the reservoir between New Hartford & Canton.  It was a gorgeous day to spend outside.

More signs of spring from my flower bed by the front door.

Another playdate.  This time JT (Andrew's best friend) slept over. Burgers, milkshakes, s'mores...a good night to hang out!

Sticky faces!

Coloring eggs.

To be continued...