Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My loves...

Yes, they truly do make my heart full, even on the days when they make me want to tear my hair out :-) We got pictures taken at Picture People recently, and this is one of my favs...
This LO was made using the gorgeous March kit from AMM - I just love those doily stamps I used to make the bordered edge!

Speaking of AMM, there is a giveaway at the forums for the new Pagemaps book. You can check it out here.

Soooo, tomorrow I turn the big 3-6. Yikes. Is it terrible that I still feel like i'm in my twenties? :-) Tony and I went out Saturday night to celebrate since my b-day is in the middle of the week. We saw a movie - my choice (The Adjustment Bureau - I loved it!) and then went to dinner at The Melting Pot. YUM!! We had only been one time before, many many years ago, and we had gone with a big group. This was seriously one of my favorite meals in a long time. And since it's a nice leisurely dinner, we had plenty of time to reconnect and talk (and have a few drinks :-) Great night!

Well, friends, i'm off to go exercise... nothing like waiting till the last minute. Good night, all!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Winter and I are fighting...

Yep, winter is soooo not my friend. Thank goodness it is now Spring that I have to deal with! Winter has brought way too many germs into my house this year, including the Flu for my little guy. We ended up at the ER last week and have been battling high temps, coughing and vomiting since then. Actually, I think we did turn a corner yesterday, as both yesterday and today, Lucas has been fever free - whoo! Let's keep fingers crossed...

AMM's march kit is sooo pretty. Lots of MME's beautiful new line, Stella and Rose. I made this LO of my little guy. Remember when we took him to that open casting call back when he was 8 weeks old? I just had to scrap it, and this is the photo the amazing photographer, Jodie Otte, sent me.

And whoops, I realized i never posted this one from last month's kit. Like everything else these days, i'll just blame it on sleep deprivation ;-)
Funny story of the night: The kids love the song "freeze dance" and asked for it tonight after dinner. So, knowing they would want it over and over and over like they always do, I pushed the 'repeat' button on the stereo. Well, they got it in their heads that they were using "the force" to keep making the song start over. Noah even went and put his star wars costume on for full effect. Heee. Kids are so much fun.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Thank you GCD Studios!

I was super excited to find out today that I got one of the Guest Designer spots for GCD Studios - I can't wait! I'm really loving their new lines, and I know it will be so much fun to guest design for them :-) You can read the GDT announcement and see who the other lucky ladies are here. They also announced each new DT member one at a time on their blog today - lots of great talent! Here is one of the layouts I submitted for their DT call, using lots of their beautiful products:
And yep.... she really is going to be trouble!! ;-)

Got my gorgeous March kit in the mail from AMM - it's full of lots of the new gorgeous My Minds Eye Stella & Rose line. You can check it out here.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Catching up on some layouts...

So, although I haven't blogged much in the last month, I have still been scrapping :-) Here are two of my AMM layouts with last month's kit. That sun was made from the awesome tulle-ribbon in the kit, and I have a quick little tutorial on how I made it on the AMM blog here.

Gosh this girl has come far! It's only in the last year or so that her independence has really grown - she was such a little cling-monster to me for the longest time!
These aren't the best photos as they're off my phone, but they're all pretty recent pics of the kiddos. This was taken of my sweet, smiley boy the other day:
And this was taken of Chloe's new haircut today :-) They took about 5 or so inches off, so i'm excited that it will be easier to brush lol.
And for the 100th day of school, my big guy made a belt with 100 lego on them (with mommy's help of course ;-)
I can't believe it's already March! My birthday is right around the corner, and then summer vacation will be here before we know it. We're starting to make vacation and camp plans - I can't wait! And, of course, I'm SO excited for the nicer weather to come!

So, I started doing Jazzercise a couple of months ago. When I first went, I had visions of headbands, legwarmers and big 80's hair lol, but it was nothing like that. The classes are a great workout, and they incorporate high impact cardio with strength training. Anyway, i'm really enjoying it, and I signed up for their "Jazz it off" challenge this past weekend. It's basically a 3 month "biggest loser" contest of sorts. I'm excited as I needed something to motivate me to get back in shape... wish me luck :-)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

We now resume our regularly scheduled program...

Hello, friends! I guess you noticed that I decided to take a little blog-cation ;-) I needed a break for a bit so that I could regroup, and the time away did me some good! I'm now back with lots to catch up on! I'll start with a mini I made last month (with AMM's Jan kit). I know you all have heard me talk about next-door Lisa. Well, next-door Lisa is now very-far-away-Lisa :-( as our neighbors and good friends moved many states away. I decided to make lisa a little mini to capture some of our many good memories we had made over the last few years...

Soooo, i'm very excited to tell you guys that the new AMM message board is finally up! you can find us here. I've so missed having a message board!

Anyway, I promise to be back very soon (at least much sooner!) as I have more new projects to share and, of course, new pics of my babes :-) Hope all is well, thanks for sticking with me while I took some time off - I missed you guys!