Monday, September 8, 2008

Is it Monday again??

Boy I love my weekends :-) Yesterday I got to have a date with my dad. We hadn't had one in a looong time, so I brought the kids over to my parent's house and my mom watched them (since Tony was working) while dad and I went to see a French movie (complete with subtitles) at this cool independent theatre near their house. The movie, "Tell No One" was FANTASTIC!! Loved every minute of it, which is saying a lot for me, since it's not easy for movies to always capture my attention the whole time. It isn't playing at many places around here, but if you can find it near you, I highly recommend it! Cute Noah story: when I was telling him that "Paw paw" and I were having a date day like him and I sometimes have, he said to me, "So, mommy, are you and Paw paw going to go to chuck e cheese, too?" Hehhea, that's where him and I always go on our dates, so I thought that was adorable!

Today, I met a new scrappy friend, yay (hi Heather if you're reading this :-)! Heather actually saw my layout in MM's Reader's Idea Gallery issue about my neigborhood, and as she was flipping through it, she noticed HER neighborhood in there, lol! So she found me on 2Peas and we met today for a playdate in our 'hood. The kids played while we looked through each others pages. It was a lot of fun to talk scrapbooking with someone IRL since I don't get to do that very often, and she was really cool. Her kids were very cute, too :-)

Today was my turn to do the "Monday Muse" challenge at CMK - my challenge was to create a layout using fabric, which is something that i've always wanted to do. I cut three different fabrics into the same sized squares of about 2.8 inches (and cropped my photos to the same size), I sewed all the pieces to the cardstock, embellished with some flowers, and my layout was born :-)
Hope everyone has a wonderful start to their week!!

24 comments:

Leigh said...

Love the layout, Staci!!
What a great challenge. I'll have to try this one.

Renee Lamb said...

what a fun date with your dad! I don't know if I could do a foreign film though - subtitles?? eeek...that means I'd have to pay attention 100% of the time! LOL loved the Noah convo - super cute! and um...hellooooo -super cute page girl! love the grid of fabric! and yay for meeting Heather! how fun for you!!!

Heather said...

Hi Staci! Hurray - I got a mention on the blog! Pictures do not do your layouts justice - as gorgeous as they look in pics, they are 10 times as fabulous in real life! Can't wait for another scrappy get-together!

Meg Giroux said...

This is sooo adorable Staci!!
I love the stitched squares and all the pink....

Daniela said...

I LOOOOOOOVEEEEEE that layout. I missed it on the MB this morning. I have to go and check it out.

Charlotte Cramer said...

I love love love THIS STACI!!!! Fabulous job on using the fabric. I love the whold design!!!!! :)

Alexandra said...

It sounds like you had a fabulous weekend!! You layout is awesome, love all that pink!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Jennifer said...

fun!! And your layout is gorgeous!!!!!

dannisdoodles said...

your layout is GORGEOUS! wow Staci, could NOT love it more!

Playdate @ Chuck E. Cheeses? How unbelievably adorable are the things that come out of the mouths of babes? And to be blessed to create and scrap memories for the wee babes, Chuck E. Cheese dates and all! You are so talente & we are so blessed!

hugs & much love!
danni

Pearl said...

Woot ! loads of fun stuff going on for yer ! how cool is that going on a date with your Dad ! we never call that THat here ! lol !

How fun to meet Heather IRL the way you did ! & what terrific choices of fabric for your Monday Muse !Love that tulle bit !

ATB has SOOO many fun tools released every year = I am soo not looking their way ! Gotta have more fun with the paper tagger b4 the novelty wears out ! lol

Jen said...

How neat that you met a fellow scrapper through your publication. Too cool. How wonderful to get to have a date with your father. Cherish those times. What I wouldn't give for one moment with mine. I love your layout. The fabric square are just darling.

Diana said...

Loved the LO as well,I especially loved the different fabrics together, it made for a very interesting look. I am glad that Heather thought the same thing as I have told you so many times; your LO's look fantastic in pictures, but seeing them "up front and personal" is a totally dfferent experience. With many of them you really can't appreciate their true beauty unless you have seen them in person, glad that I have that advantage :-)

Love, Mom

rae said...

Yay for your date with dad... that is so cool! (I want to see that movie too!) And I love, love, love your layout Staci... great fabric choices... oh, how I love fabric ;)

Aida Haron, Singapore said...

Wow love the fabric and layout !! My sewing machine died *sigh*, so no sewing for now. Will keep the name of the movie on my must see list.

RYC -- Yep, the box was worth the wait !! It was hilarious trying to pack all the adhesives back inside, there were so many !!

scrappermimi said...

Gorgeous LO! How fun meeting a scrappy buddy IRL, very cool!

Sounds like a great time with your dad! So nice you can do that.

Kristii said...

How fun to have a date with your dad!!! I love it!!
YOur layout is absolutely beautiful!! Love, love, love it!!

Lauren said...

I've never seen a foreign film. I'm intriged! LOVE LOVE you layout! can i lift it? I love the fabric idea! have great week!

Jen Sue Wild said...

I love this LO the fabric you used Rocks!!!

Allie said...

What a fun dad date!! Too cool. It's been awhile since I've seen a foreign film. If you don't count Borat. ;) Super cute LO! I've been wanting to use fabric too. Turned out great!

Danielle said...

such a gorgeous layout!!! love the challenge!

Leslie Ashe said...

Hey girl - your layout is GORGEOUS! I love what you did with that fabric :)

You sweet thing - thank you so much for all your comments about our Potter boy! I adore you!

Sasha said...

Man I wish I were close with my Father to do this, loved reading about yours, and umm that LO is smashing girl .. hee hee .. and oh yah thanks for coming through the other day

Sasha

~Amie~ said...

seriously fabulous layout!! love it!

Jen said...

I know I already commented on this post (don't you think it's time to update again? lol)

But....I left you something special on my blog....scroll down to the bottom of my most recent post. :)