Sunday, February 28, 2010

I have a good reason...

for being such a blog slacker. Really, I do. At least I think it's a good reason ;-)
Yep, we're having baby #3! Although we're very excited, unfortunately, i've also been very sick (as I was with my pregnancies with Noah and Chloe). Hence, the reason for my blog slackiness. I have basically been a slug for the past two months, and it's been hard to do much of anything that resembles my usual routine. However, I did get meds to help with the sickness the other day, and although the meds don't do miracles, they do take the edge off. Plus, as i'm almost out of the 1st trimester, I do find myself having more "good" days, so I'm feeling optimistic that i'll be back to my normal routines soon.

Anyway, I do apologize to all my blogging friends out there - sorry to be such a slacker with my blog and your blogs. Hope to be seeing a lot more of you all soon ;-)

Now, onto scrappy stuff. I have my February projects from the gorgeous AMM kit to show you:
Hope everyone is doing well! I'll be back soon ;-)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

It's amazing....

that with the world wide web being sooo big, sometimes it can feel so very small. I have made so many wonderful friends through this amazing hobby we all share, and I feel so blessed that I got to meet a bunch of them a couple of weeks ago in California.

One of those people totally made my day today. As I opened my garage door this morning (since we are now in the middle of blizzard #2 in less than a week, believe it or not, and I still can't get out through my front door), I saw a Priority Mail box waiting for me on the ground. This box was chock full of brand new JBS goodies! The new Homespun papers, embellished butterflies, gorgeous vintage buttons, mini-papers, bingo cards, labels, stickers, stickpins all staring me in the face!! I had no idea where this box came from, but I soon found out that my so so sweet friend Doris sent it to me.

Thank you SO much, Doris! You really did make my day, and I can't tell you how much I appreciate it! You're the best!! Now get your butt over here to MD so we can hang for real ;-)

Now, onto more scrappy stuff - I realized I never posted the rest of my Fancy Pants projects for CHA. I made this layout with the Rusted Sun line - love these colors! The blue swirls and surfboards are cut from one of the new flocked transparencies, and that sun was cut from one of the journaling cards.
Now onto the My Family line. This line is so pretty! I added a new glitter cut from this line in the bottom corner, and the swirl rub-on is from the line as well:
Made this wall hanging with the papers from the My Family line and I used a Fancy Pants Embellish Me Frame:
Well, my friends, as I mentioned earlier, we're in the middle of our second blizzard in less than a week! While we still have 33 inches on the ground from the weekend, we were expected to get up to another 20 inches today! I'm not sure if it actually stopped snowing yet, so i'll have to venture into reality to find out what is going on out there lol. Hope you all are staying warm in your neck of the woods!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Snowed in....

It's been a crazy couple of days! We got our second blizzard this winter, and our grand total of snow from Friday through yesterday afternoon was 32 or 33 inches! Our street has not been plowed yet, so we can't exactly go anywhere. We did take the kids out to run around in the snow today, and they had a blast, of course. Schools are closed tomorrow, and I have a feeling they'll be closed all week or at least close to it. No work for me tomorrow!

Here's Tony shoveling while it was still snowing yesterday. After he was done, we still got probably another half a foot.

Noah sliding down the snow hill in our front yard - that is where our sidewalk normally is lol. We'll only be getting in and out of the house through the garage these days!

I wanted to tell you guys about an awesome Banner Bonanza contest going on at AMM right now! The winner of the contest will win this AWESOME prize package, chock full of newly released CHA goodies:
To find out what you need to do to win this prize package, visit this AMM contest thread. I got my AMM February kit the other day, and it is an amazing kit!
It also happens to have a chipboard banner set in the kit if you want to use that for the contest. You can check out the kit here if you're interested.

I hope to have my Feb. kit projects to share soon. Unfortunately, I haven't been feeling too well lately, which is slowing me down, but look for my projects here soon :-)

Hope you guys are all warm where ever you are!