Saturday, April 26, 2008

Just discovered...

crops can be kinda fun! I went to my first at a new sb store here in town and it was SO much fun! Well, I think it really helped that 2 of my friends went with me--I don't know if I would've been brave enough to go it alone. We were even served homemade lasagna and to-die-for desserts from a little bakery a few shops down. Total class act and I actually got a page completed and a mother's day card and a good start on a second page. I will definitely do more crops there!

So I decided to scrap a page of the elusive kid. These days I'd have better luck taking a picture of a rare endangered species deep in the amazon. The journaling on this one reads "some days you're the most easygoing kid, laughing & joking, & other days the storm rolls in and we scramble for shelter. Ah, the teen years!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I love funnelcake!!

These are a few more pics from our little weekend getaway last summer. We decided to steer clear of Atlanta and Six Flags and the crazy crowds and went down the less beaten path to Valdosta. (A friend of mine RAVED about Wild Adventures down there) So, as we pulled into the parking lot, we got a little worried when we saw this tiny little roller coaster that looked absolutely ancient. We already bought the tickets at home so we were kinda stuck and thought we'd just have to give it a try. This little park was SO much fun!! No lines, awesome rides, and enough to fill the day but not TOO much if ya know what I mean? The thing I remember the most about this day was dying to get my hands on a funnelcake and then seeing the goofy face my hubby made when he shoveled a huge forkful in his mouth. It was the end of the day and we were all tired and hot and he still found it in him to make us laugh!

So I have some crazy scrappin' plans this weekend with friends and plenty of LOs to keep me busy--we'll see what I come up with. I'm usually a solitary scrapper so it might not be much!

Monday, April 21, 2008

I love rainy Saturdays...

It's weird. I know. I just realized it this past weekend. Rainy Saturdays mean no pressure to do ANYTHING. No feeling bad we didn't drag our mountain bikes out, dust them off, and use them for the first time in a year. No regrets we didn't get out to the lake AGAIN. No yard work. Just a perfect excuse to stay inside, stay in our jammies most of the day, and do whatever we want. So I had no guilt about scrappin'!! I'm still inspired to work with pics from our vacation so I just kinda go with what I'm feeling. I'm really into nature shots right now and that's probably a good thing since I have some awesome pics from the zoo that just make me happy and I want to capture in my books. I realized something else this weekend. I LOVE just scrappin' what I want to and not worrying about whether I have the last 14 years of my son's pics behind page protectors. It's important, don't get me wrong. I just don't feel the pressure to get it done. After all, 3 years ago none of his pics were on a scrapbook page. I'm ahead of the game!

These are a few more shots of seal pupping season at the children's beach at La Jolla Cove. Jeff and I just stood there amazed as this little guy(or girl??) flopped up the beach and planted a big one on a buddy and then made the most hilarious face!! Totally looked like bragging or rejection-we weren't sure which!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Happy Friday!!

I finally got some time to scrap yesterday! yippee!! I can be downright stubborn sometimes. I know, this is not news to anyone who knows me. I had it in my head to use the pics on this LO in color. I just flat out refused to print them in sepia or b/w. I really don't know why. Guess I just loved the contrast between that bright blue sky and the rocks with that setting sun glow that would all be lost if I converted them. Well, do you have any idea how HARD it is to coordinate papers in these colors??? This one frustrated me for several hours yesterday until it came together and now it's one of my faves. It was too fun using up some paper I bought at Target eons ago and of course, mixing anything with BG--as my friend Terry says--" always classes anything up". I'm challenging myself to step out of that comfort zone and try techniques or products that I normally don't reach for. On this one I used a little sugar coating on the flowers. Rebecca, if you read this, thanks for pushing me over the fence on the glitter :) I've also been dying to use my new fiskars threading water punch that I was lucky enough to find thanks to a whole lotta internet hunting! It's beer brewing weekend for us so I might get a chance to scrap again this weekend while the guys have their own fun!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

It's been a long couple weeks!

Glad to be able to find a minute to upload another LO I did a few weeks ago before my patio/french drain nightmare began. Now that all the dust is settling around here I can get back to the real fun! Expect to see a ton of SD layouts in the next few months. I'm still super excited to scrap them and I mean it--I have a TON of pics! This one I'm particularly proud of as I FINALLY used some CTMH paper I bought almost 2 years ago and it was the perfect paper for this! You never know what you'll use so I never feel too guilty about building the paper stash!