Monday, September 29, 2008


Is messy business. All the drool, the runny nose, the bright red cheeks. Not to mention the LACK OF SLEEP. Not for him, no of course not, he can sleep while I am driving in the car, struggling to keep my eyes open or while I am at work. Last night was horrible. Nicholas is getting those big side molars on top. He's been a fussy mess all weekend. And of course chooses Sunday night to NOT sleep. In bed at 9:00, up at 10:00, up at 12:00 back to sleep at 12:45, up at 4:00 FOR THE DAY! Yep 4:00 a.m. - 3 1/2 hours of sleep for me. I have been living on caffeine and sugar just to try to be a normal person today. Not working very well. But alas it is almost 5:00, I get to commute the hour home where a nice big crock pot of warm beef stew is waiting for me. All I am looking forward to tonight is my stew, some warm bread and butter and a nice long hot steamy [get your minds out of the gutter!] shower. Then I will HOPEFULLY have a much better night and actually get some sleep.

No scrapping for me tonight. Somewhat depressed about that. I did get a layout done last night and will hopefully post pictures tomorrow.

Hope all of you have a great evening!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Update from last night....

Sleep or Scrap??????? Well I really wanted to scrap. Turned the TV on to watch the news. Got some stuff out, put it on the bed. Then the weather came on and I thought oh I'll just sit down for a second and watch the weather before I start scrapping................................

Can you see where I am going with this?

Picture me, propped up on some pillows that are up against the headboard, my legs are kind of hanging off the bed, I have scrapping stuff scattered all over the bed, the TV is on, the lights are on and I AM PASSED OUT!

That is how my husband found me last night :) So no scrapping for me! Maybe tonight I will try again.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

It's 10:00 p.m. here....I should be sleeping

But here I am! I just realized it's been a while since I updated everyone on the wonderful life of me. I know I know you are all sitting on the edge of your chair anxiously awaiting my monthly update of my really exciting life.

So....Fall Survival should be starting up soon. I am anxiously awaiting my kit. I am really going to try hard this time to use up the ENTIRE kit. Yes I know that is crazy talk considering it is such a ginormous kit and I pretty much have scrapping ADD.

I am trying to go outside of my comfort zone lately and have been surfing blogs and two peas for inspiration.

Isn't she a doll! My little niece Sara. So this layout has been giving me problems all week. First off nothing wants to stick. Doesn't matter how much adhesive I have used or the fact that I have used two different kinds, just refuses to stick! I used the new ribbon technique I picked up at Got Sketch 2 and since I don't have a sewing machine I hand stitched it and of course stuck my finger about 5 times. Funny story with this layout. I usually scrap upstairs in my bedroom and decided on Saturday morning to take it downstairs to finish stitching the ribbon while Nicholas sat in his high chair eating breakfast. A while later I realized the "R" in "Party" was missing. I searched and searched for it and it didn't turn up. Of course there were only 3 "R's" on the sheet of Thickers so I had to take take a different letter and turn it into an "R". Where do you think the lost R finally showed up?

In my dryer! Yep, it was washed and dried! Don't know how that happened my layout was nowhere near my laundry.

I finally broke into my Studio Calico "Iconic" kit. Here is my layout. Although not the most flattering pictures of me I love them because of the look on Nicholas' face. He is just too cute, sometimes its hard to believe he's mine.

I can't wait for the big reveal of October's kit on Saturday night. All the sneaks look awesome. I hope I can stay up till 12:00 (well 11:00 p.m. here).

Have you seen A Kiss on the Chic yet? I have been stalking these kits for the last few months and they are always awesome! I took the plunge and tried out for the DT. Keep your fingers and toes crossed for me because I would really love to be a part of this team.

So Nicholas is sleeping. Hubby is down the street watching the White Sox game at his brother's and I have some peace and quiet. It's 10:05 p.m. Do I go to sleep or scrap????? Who needs sleep right?

Have a great night everyone.

Thursday, September 4, 2008


On the way home from work Tuesday, this is what we saw:
It was actually very bright and you could see the red, green, yellow, green, blue and purple clearly. This is a photo shot out on my patio once I got home. It was so cool that the rainbow was actually over our house.

Here are three more Summer Survival layouts. It is time for Stashbuster now! Fall Survival is expected to start the beginning of October and I am so excited!

Well I am off to scrap my first Stashbuster challenge which is to use as many journaling cards on one layout as possible!