Monday, October 20, 2008


Oh boy, I am tired this morning. I'm not much of a coffee drinker (although I do love those french vanilla gas station machine cappucinos - yes, I go all out, lol!), but I'm thinking today would be a good day to start :-)

Yesterday was one of those days in which Tony and I just wanted to trade the kids in, lol. Fortunately for them, they came with a no return policy. It was just one of those days in which they were tag teaming us with whining and not listening, and the day ended with Noah marking up chloe's walls with crayon. Ahhh, but today is another day, and it's already started out with me deciding that i'll keep them around, after all. :-)

I did get to go to a 12 hour Kreative Junkets crop on Saturday which was sooo much fun! It's always nice to have a "me" day to spend all day long doing something I enjoy. Not to mention that Lisa (next door) went with me, and I got to catch up with some of my old Recollections friends, so that was a treat, as well.

I finished up two more DT layouts for Create My Keepsake using Scenic Route's gorgeous Sonoma line:

Journaling reads: Always respect each other, protect each other, be kind to each other, love each other as fiercely as you do today. Love, mommy

These photos were taken just a few days ago, and I thought it was so funny that my daughter was playing in leaves while wearing short sleeves and a skirt - not your typical fall weather! Journaling reads: You've got to love Maryland - playing in leaves in 80 degree weather!

And two more Fancy Pants layouts:

Journaling reads: You have always loved reading. Whether you're "reading" the books yourself or being read to, books will capture your attention for a very long time!
Noah was so little in these photos - he was only 16 months old! Journaling reads: Your love of apples started when you were a toddler. It took you a long time to get through an apple, but you were persistent!

I've got to stop playing online now and finish getting myself ready for work. Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!


TatumW said...

Loving your LO' always, lots of inspiration :) I'll swap u for my girls for a bit if u want LOL...they have been in fine form lately....bring on the summer holidays when they can have a nice loooong chill out! tatum xx

Allie said...

You had a productive crop!! I haven't quite mastered the scrapping away from home thing. Way cute LO's - I really love the corrugated paper on the apple one! Great work.

Charlotte Cramer said...

AWWW sorry about the little ones acting up!!! Ha!!! I know the feeling!!!!! Glad you had some me time!!!!!! Oh and did I tell you how much I love your Sonama LO's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST GORGEOUS STACI!!!!!

dannisdoodles said...

your layouts are always so gorgeous from the pics to the design Staci, wow you worked the S.R.!

Stephanie Rice said...

The layouts of Chloe & Noah together are always so sweet. I always love your journaling.

I intend on doing a Book Worm layout for Andrew too. I find him in his room at least once a day under a pile of books in his bed. I hope our kiddos continue to love reading as they get older!

Lucy Edson said...

It must have been the full moon last week!! Em has been kind of crazy, too!

Fabulous LOs with the SR and of course you rocked the FP!! You did great for being a crop! I can never get anything done - I always forget the most important things! lol

Nicole said...

Love what you did with the SR. We always tease our kids that we are going to take them back to the store and return them LOL

Diana said...


I LOVED all of the LO's, they are all so special. It made me sad to see the one of Noah when he was 16 months old, he has grown up way too fast!!! My grandkids acting up, NO WAY!


Meg Giroux said... have definitely been busy! You are putting me to shame..I need to quit goofing off and start working here!!!
Wow..I really love those bright Sonoma line idea with the corrugated cardboard on the apple layout...and sweet layout of your little girl with the shorts on! The weather has been so nice to play in the leaves. we were out playing in them yesterday too!

denine zielinski said...

Rockin' the Fancy Pants, girl! I'm so jeaouls....I need to make some "me" time!

doris said...

great los! love the border on the bookworm one. did you get good pics of the crayon incident? :D

Danielle said...

ohh, these layouts are incredible!!!! ALL of them!!! I SO know how you feel about the kids! haha--we had one of those days today--It doesn't help that one of them is sick and oh so cranky at times!

Pearl said...

rawking hawt SR Sonoma layouts alrite ,Staci !fab fab designs !!! I only have the scrap strips & was determined to keep it that way ! lol

I'm only one week into my stash diet - will see how long I can keep this up since my DS says I have enough stash for a coupla years ! he might be rite too !

Oooo kids !it's good that you can get away for 12 hrs ! woot !

Leslie Ashe said...

Ummm YEAH - you pretty much ROCK! Dad gum girl - you sure are talented! I LOVE your layouts!
I can't even pick a fave, they're all so yummy good!!!

Hope you're having a great day!

Audrey Pettit said...

Your pages are gorgeous, girl! Every single one of them! I can't believe you got all those done at the crop. I know it was 12 hours, but still......I'm pretty non-functional at crops. I never have what I want, and I get pretty busy flapping my mouth, which means I cannot concentrate worth a darn. Glad you had fun. sorry about the crayons, though.

Kristii said...

Your work totally rocks girl!!
You know, I totally wanted to trade my kids in at times too!! Now days though, I wouldn't take them any other way!! This too shall pass!!! Thank goodness for scrap therapy!! Hope you have a great day!!

Renee Lamb said...

ooh, how fun that crop sounded and your creations are FABULOUS! wowza girl! you are amazing talented! love it! And um....don't ya love tantrums? LOL - glad y'all decided to keep them around. I enjoy seeing cute little pics of your cuties and your fabulous creations with them! ♥

Jen said...

We so have days like that too sometimes. My husband always tells them that we're going to take them to the place that trades kids for dirtbikes. lol (no returns but possible exchanges, huh?) heehee

LOVE all your work as always!

Jocelyn said...

Loved all you LO's. The detail work was wonderful and pics so adorable! Sounds as if you did have a busy one with the children, but isn't that what it is all about! Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Denise said...

Love all these new layouts! There is alot going on with each one...but the way you pull it all eyes see every detail!~ You are amazing!

Leigh said...

I love all your layouts, Staci!!
(BTW, I'd love to have your weather-- I pulled out my mittens this morning and they're talking snow...)

ellen said...

you are a busy girl! so glad you had fun at your crop, where do you live in MD? i lived in annapolis for a bit, one of my BF's is still there and my sister just moved from gaithersburg to VA. we want to take owen to the kid's museum at the inner harbor.

i am addicted to doing frames around my lo's! looks awesome as usual, you rock the hizou!

Wendy Kwok said...

Wow.. Staci, you are rocking the SR papers... love your design! Awesome!

Greta Adams said...

beautiful layouts...and i love what you did with the sonoma line...

Stacey Michaud said...

Sigh! Lovin all your newest stuff! Made me giggle about the kids too! We have those days as well!

LoRi said...

Wow! A boatload of inspiration here! Many thanks!

Sasha said...

I could SO drool over your work all day girl .. these pages are fabulous. How about those lil stinkers we call kids aye .. lol ..

stay inspiring hun

Favvismaria said...

Oh my! Lovely LO:s you make! Really inspirational!

Have a nice day!

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