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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Big Boy

Matthew turned 5! The day he was born, I could not have fathomed this day. I couldn't quite get passed counting in weeks or months, in diapers, in laundry loads.
Now here he is, with a mind and body of his own...
We love to see his big boy habits, but it breaks my heart at the same time! He's got a sense of humor like no other (even his teachers pointed it out!), is happy at heart but definately knows what he wants!
Another gymnastics party while I can still convince him that's the cool thing to do (successfully evaded Chuck-e-Cheese!) and lots of friends and family to celebrate with us.
Here's Matthew's 5th Birthday minibook:
it's still a work in progress, so check back!

*sigh* 220 days till he gets on the schoolbus. *sniff!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008


Ok, so nothing is completely sealed in stone, yet, but we are beginning the packing process. I can pack anything ...anything at all... until I hit the scraproom!! I need to weed, clean, donate, store, and reorganize, all the while, packing a few of the things I use everyday to bring to Mom's.

I need tips!! Please post some tips here for moving the scraproom. We'll be moving in with Mom and Dad for a few months and I'm not afraid to give/donate/trash stuff away. I have some stuff stored in the large Priority boxes (the ones that can hold 12"x12") to keep things in theme. What the heck do I do with those? I know I'll use my brand new Crop-in-Style to bring along my newer papers and kits... but I have no idea how I'll keep all my embellishments with me in a very small space. And what do I do with the rest? Please help! Any and all tips welcomed!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!!

No new resolutions this year - still being weight conscious, would like to find the time to do another show (Pippin auditions coming up soon!), adding TTT's message board to my dailies (or almost dailies), and I'm choosing one super layout from the magazine every month. I meant to do it last month, but never got to it, so today, I'm posting my 2 favs - 1 from December, 1 from January. If I can, I'm even going to try to scraplift it - y not?

This month, as the we're visiting the streets of Barbados (and I can tell you from experience, driving with the locals is one wild and crazy - and a little scary - experience there!!) Kory Ann Dordea's layout, Nothing Stops the Tears is my all-time favorite this month. I just love that it's not your normal happy layout, but it's beauty is not any less. I love this design. I love this concept. Stunning!! See it here.

Supplies: Paper: BasicGrey, Cardstock: Bazzill & Die Cuts With a View, Chipboard Flourishes, Word, Jewels: K & Company, Rub On Alphabets: Making Memories, Other: Sewing Machine & Thread.

Now, last month's favorite is actually from a girl I worked with for the Santa article. I just found this frame by Jenna Franklin so sweet and sparkly! Fun! See it here.

Supplies: Paper: American Crafts, $1 Frame: Michael's, Ribbon: American Crafts, Green Stickles: Ranger, Paint: Plaid, Mod Podge: Plaid, Holly leaves and berry brads: Making Memories, Chipboard letter stickers: American Crafts, Epoxy tax: Making Memories, Vinyl tag: American Crafts.