Monday, September 22, 2008

New Card

The boys are all at school and I don't have running around to do so I decided to create. I can always do the housework a little later. Here's the card I made for the 2 Sketches contest for this week.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Made it thru the parties...

and boy was it fun!!! It was both William's and Logan's birthdays this past week. The boys had a great time opening presents and eating cake. Logan was a blast because he is at the age that he understands presents and can make some interesting comments about them.

As usual I spent the week baking. William changed his mind from Indiana Jones to Pokeman at the last minute, so I had to make him a generic cake theme. He requested a tall cake and boy did he get it - 11 levels in all. It was crazy but so, so yummy.

Logan wanted a turtle cake. I was trying some new allergy friendly recipes and was having some problems getting the cakes to release from the pan. In all, I baked 6 cakes. I was getting frustated and decided instead of making a turtle shaped cake I would just decorate the cake with turtle. My circut machine came to the rescue with my Animal Kingdom cartiage.

Now I have a few week off from baking which is good for my bathroom scale (LOL!)

Monday, September 15, 2008

My Little boys not so little anymore

This weekend marked my oldest 7th birthday. It's a bitter sweet event for me. We watch our home movies from his first year of life and the strangest thing was seeing how other people have aged. William has grown into a sweet, fun and intelligent boy. He can also be sassy and testing but that is part of life. I had the pleasure of going to school and watching him share information about himself. He was a riot, using the props he brought in to describe things he likes.

We had cake and ice cream yesterday with our family and he really enjoyed all the wonderful things he received. No more "baby toys" now it's usually Lego's or something electronic.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


My Hard drive that is!!! My external hard drive died yesterday. I'm so upset. This is the HD that housed all my photos and digi scrapbook stuff. This past week I was uploading all my photos from this year and was going to back them up. I never got to the backing up part. So now I have to send the HD out and keep my fingers crossed that they can retrieve all my stuff. I'm usually good about backing up my photos but I have not been on schedule. And I guess I need to backup my digi stuff. Send me good wishes that they will recover everything :<(

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Finally Finished

Yes, the new computer/scrapbook room is finished. I love it!! It's so inspiring that I know I will be able to create some beautiful things in here. I still need to hang some art work but it's perfect already. Here's some pictures of the room.....

Here's a peek inside my cabinet. This is the cleanest it's ever been...let's hope I can keep it that way. :)

Here's inside one of the cabinets. This one holds all my cricut supplies, xyrons, stamps and other embellishments.

The cute suitcases in the corner are from JoAnns. The hold my stamping inks, powders and individual wood mounted stamps. The jars are from IKEA (so if most of the furniture). They have my buttons, eyelets, brads, flowers and scrap ribbon. The tins have my rub-ons and clear stamps.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Latest Creation....

Hi! I hope everyone has had a great start to the school year. I know we have. I'm really happy with my boys teachers and they are excited about their classes.

Since the boys have been going to bed early I've had some time to create. Here are a few cards I did for the latest 2 Sketches 4 You contest.

And here is one for the bonus sketch....

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

First Day of School...

I survived!! Boy did I have butterflies this morning. I can not believe two of my children are in school now. I really excited about the year but I'm also very nervous to let them go.

Kyle had a wonderful day. He was all smiles when I picked him up. I'm sure as time goes on I'll more comfortable letting him out of my site. He just seems so big now!!

William had a great day too. I didn't get to talk to his teacher but I like her already. She sent home a student planner for the kids. They have to track what they do in school, homework and other important items. It will also be used to communicate with the teacher. Since, I'm all about list and organization; I'm loving it. I'm hoping William will really get the hang of keeping things on track with this system.

Logan was sad today. He wanted to go to school. I keep telling him he gets to go next week, but to a 2 year old that means forever.

It's great to have some routine back!!