Thursday, August 13, 2009
I think I might've already told you that once before and posted one of these pics but allow me to tell you again... I've got the best hubby! :) Last May he came with me to the Creating Keepsakes Convention so I didn't have to miss it. I was nursing our 5 week old baby boy and wasn't sure I could go since it was an hour and a half away. I can't tell you how many of the women commented to him (or to me) about being there and how sweet it was of him. They didn't even make him pay to get in! LOL The flower on the right-hand side pulls out and is journaled. I believe this is the first scrapbook layout I've posted on my blog. I had gotten into this "rut" if you will and it was just easier for me to make cards. Scrapbooking (to me) takes so much more time and effort!!! I did this layout when my girlfriends were over a couple of weekends ago. I'm not sure why but I had it saved as a draft and never posted it. Whoopsie! I am really please with how it turned out. The Bazzill scalloped circle paper went PERFECTLY with the shape of the flowers on my background paper and even though it is floral, it's still masculine... I hope? HAHA
Here's the other card worthy of posting ;) HAHA I used SU Kraft and a piece of some Basic Grey paper for the background. I stamped the branch directly on the paper but stamped the owl seperately just in case I goofed. I Stickled the heck out of the little guy but just look at him now! I added some brads to the center of the flowers and some more Stickles for the leaves. I just love that stuff!!! The sentiment "You're a hoot!" is from the CTMH set titled the same... which by the way, is adorable!!! I'll have to make another card with that set and put it up. BTW, all my guests over the weekend WERE a hoot! We had such a blast :)
Well, my weekend was successful but my productivity... not so much! LOL I only made 3 cards (one's not even worth posting) and a one page layout over the entire weekend. I thought it'd be easier and I'd get more done since I had all my stuff here at my house but when you're the hostess, I think your mind is preoccupied. I made this card using Stamping Bella's Just my Type. I thought the background paper by American Crafts (Baby Collection - Ring around the Rosie) was perfect with the alphabet printed on it. I had the pink Top Note die cut laying around which matched well so I just outlined and colored in the edge for a little something extra. I built my own flower with some felt ones from Maya Road and used a brad for the center.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Well, my weekend was a success (except for my attempt at coconut jasmine rice! LOL). Melanie was the first to arrive and get leid on Friday! hehe Melissa and Jo Jo came shortly after and we mixed up some drinks. Didn't want to waste any time! HAHA It was just the 4 of us that night but Shell came by for a couple of hours before she had to work on Saturday and then Shannon came later and spent Saturday night. Unfortunately, one of my friends wasn't feeling well and couldn't make it (missed you, Peggy!). I did have a no show too which kinda irritated me BUT I still had fun and am so glad that the girls that came, did. Thank you so much for coming and all your help and yummy food you brought. I had a blast and hope to make it a yearly tradition!!! xoxoxo P.S. Aren't I FAB at self-portraits? LOL
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
... and I just can't hideeee it! hehe I am having my girls over for the weekend to scrapbook!!! It's a LUAU themed weekend and by the time they leave, they won't want to see another pineapple or coconut in their lives! LOL It's BYOB (Bring Your Own *coconut* Bra), girls. I'll provide the grass skirt and prepare to get LEID! HAHAHA I bought all sorts of stuff for drinks like Pina Coladas, Strawberry Daquiris, Mojitos, Malibu and Pineapple. Oh yeah!!! Hmmm, we'll have to eat as much as we drink so we don't get sick so there will be lots of food too :) Only 3 more days to wait. I'll be driving my boys down to my mom Friday AM and they're staying with Gramma for the weekend. SWEEET, freedom! HAHA Hey, everyone needs a break once in a while, right? WHOOT WHOOOT, PAR-TAY!!!
Monday, August 3, 2009
I went down to my parents' house for the weekend. I was being really good until Saturday night when we went out for Mexican food. I can't resist the chips and salsa then my meal was so good, I ate like... A LOT! haha Sunday my mom had a party for my aunts' 50th birthday. It was a cookout which meant hamburgers and hot dogs and of course cake and ice cream. Not good! I was really hoping for a good week this week but I have a feeling it's just not gonna happen!!! I guess it doesn't matter much because I'm having a girls weekend this coming weekend and I know I'll be bad, real bad. It's all good though! I'll still weigh in on Wednesday and see what the scale has to say but for now, I'm fat and happy :)