Monday, December 29, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
It is 10:25 p.m. and Nicholas is finally asleep. Hopefully he is out for the night. I am sitting here watching the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular on ON DEMAND (comcast) ->WOW! How do these women do it? I'd fall over. I would so love to see this live. It's amazing! The toy soliders are on right now. This is definitely something I will have to take Nicholas to see when he is a little older.
This is what it looked like this morning out my front door:
My icey tree. 1 inch of ice fell and then a slight dusting of snow. My street looked like an ice rink. CRAZY! I waited until everything was plowed and finally went out to run a few errands about 2:30 p.m. Target was crowded! So glad my christmas shopping is done.
Posted by Nicole at 8:20 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2008
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jan farnworth said...
more then likely you need to have something steady to put your photo on and some sort of timer thing set. i am not the best at pictures either tryed to get christmas parade photos what a nightmare good luck.
December 12, 2008 12:35 PM
Jan please email me at email@example.com with your address and I will get your RAK out to you this week.
Thanks for all the advice! I attempted the photos last night and tonight with no success. Mostly because I couldn't get Nicholas to look at me. He wanted to look everywhere else, pull on the ornaments and bows on the packages, etc. I will try again tomorrow. I just need one semi-decent picture.
Hope everyone had a great weekend. I spent my shopping and am happy to say I am almost done! Whew! It is a relief to know I only have a few small things left to get.
Posted by Nicole at 4:04 PM
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I have ONE week and ONE day left of work before I am on vacation for the rest of the year! I cannot believe Christmas is almost here and with it the end of the year. Where has the time gone? 2 whole (although busy) weeks to spend with my family at home. Enjoying the season, baking cookies, getting the house ready for the holidays. I can't wait. I can't wait to pull out my scrapping supplies and get every memory down on paper for my gorgeous son who is growing so quickly. It makes me sad. 16 months old, almost 29 lbs (yes you read that right). Talking, walking, running, just constantly on the go.
Okay so this weekend I will be taking pictures in front of our christmas tree with my son and step daughter for our christmas cards. All the pictures I took last weekend with my flash off to get a good picture of the tree in it's full nighttime glory came out with different colored squiggly lines all over. ETA: I should add that I have an SLR (nikon D40).
Posted by Nicole at 8:57 AM
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I realized I haven't posted in quite awhile. Life has been busy lately. That and the fact that I have not been getting much sleep. Nicholas (16 months) wakes up 3 or 4 times a night now. I can't figure out why. Sometimes when he wakes up, he stays up for an hour or more. Anyone have any advice? I could definitely use it. I've tried just about everything!
I haven't updated the blog with any new scrappy projects lately. So here we go:
My little man. I DO MY OWN STUNTS BABY! is from a Zany Zinnia kit. And 1st Swim I believe is from a past ScrapRoom kit (not the best pictures - but it's 10:40 p.m. right now!)
And here is the most recent layout that I just did for the Unity Wednesday Addict Challenge. YOu can find the info on the SCS forums. I am so in love with this little deer from the Unity November kit of the month. Did you see the December kit? I can't wait to see it in person! Everything else on the layout is from the Studio Calico Looking Glass kit. Again not the best pictures but they will have to do for now.
Posted by Nicole at 8:30 PM
Friday, November 21, 2008
I fully intended to have a great post ready for HHH! Took the pictures of my layout. Went to go upload them to the blog and my internet connection died. Haven't been able to connect since. I am at work now so hopefully by the time I get home tonight it will be back up and running. Check back later for the post and photos. Hope everyone had a fun hip hop thursday!
Posted by Nicole at 10:55 AM
Friday, October 31, 2008
I am home from work today to take my little DRAGON trick or treating. Hopefully I will get in some good scrappy time while he naps. I plan on putting some of my other unity stamps to work.
Posted by Nicole at 7:45 AM
Monday, October 6, 2008
It was a long weekend. I didn't scrap any layouts but I did use the WIP Project kit to do a Halloween Banner. I will try to take pictures of it later. I also bought some jars at Target, an easel at Dollar Tree and some bins at the Dollar Tree, to try to get my stash organized. I have a huge jar that holds all my flowers now. It is so pretty! It makes me happy.
Hopefully I will get in some scrapping time this week. Maybe tonight. DH will be watching Game 4 of the White Sox v. Tampa Bay series. GO SOX!
I hope everyone can get out and enjoy the great fall weather. Happy Fall!
Posted by Nicole at 9:45 AM
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!
Posted by Nicole at 2:55 PM
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
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.
Posted by Nicole at 7:18 AM
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
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.
Posted by Nicole at 7:54 PM
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!
Posted by Nicole at 7:31 PM
Saturday, August 30, 2008
I have also signed up for Got Sketch 102 and can't wait to play! Stashbuster will start next week at Homegrown Scrapbooks in anticipation for Fall Survival - which of course I can't wait for. I am anxiously awaiting my September kits from Studio Calico and Scarlet Lime.
Here is a card I did with Studio Calico's August kit:
Nicholas is being his usual crazy self.......learning so many new things each day. He's ready to be a basketball star!
He already knows how to slam dunk!
I took my camera with me to work last week and walked around on lunch and took a ton of pictures. Here are a few of my favorites...
This is the soon to be finished Trump Tower!
I think that is it for now and will update later today with more layouts!
Posted by Nicole at 8:38 AM
Saturday, August 16, 2008
NO LAUGHING! Yes this is me, I was probably about 11 or 12. I need to add journaling but this is yet another Summer Survival Layout. I can't wait until fall! I am loving this program.
Studio Calico August Confections kit: Shopping for the Perfect Dress. My wedding was butterfly themed so what better layout for the wedding dresses I tried on than .... Butterflies! I adore this kit :)
Okay I think I am up to date now with all the layouts I have done so far. I hope to be adding more soon. I need clean the house, do some laundry and wait for Nicholas to take a nap and then I plan on scrapping!
Posted by Nicole at 6:18 AM
I've been scrapping alot more than usual lately and it feels so good! I think it has to do with participating in the Summer Survival Program over at Homegrown Scrapbooks, wanting to participate in challenge blogs and my desire to be on a DT. Plus I have tons of picture stacked up that need scrapping.
ZZ kit: Unconditional love (my grandparents with my son - their one and only great grandchild and their pride and joy).
This is a Summer Survival Layout: You have the most beautiful big brown eyes (this has to be my favorite pic of my son to date)
Another Summer Survival Layout: Sunkissed Baby (my beautiful niece)
I am not sure what kit this was from: Oh so Sweet (my stepdaughter when she was younger)
A card using the Bad Girls July kit.
This was using a Limited Edition Easter kit from A Million Memories: Easter page 1 (my stepdaughter)
A close up of all the prettiness!
I will be back later with more! Just have to take some picture and crop but Little Mister is getting hungry so I must tend to him first :)
Posted by Nicole at 5:48 AM