Thursday, January 24, 2008

Hi

It's been busy. I feel like I am saying that all the time!! So much to do and so little time!! Usually the business ends soon after the holidays, but not this year!

*Trying to ready the kitchen for the remodel, fighting with the wallpaper to come off, yuck!!!
*Class preparations and the brainstorming/making of new classes!
*Assignments
*Trying to find the perfect used car for DH, to use for his rotations with long commutes, that is reliable and not a checkbook breaker
*Everyday life

It is neverending, huh?

I took a little break from it all today and had lunch with my friend, Tracy. She has been busy lately too and we haven't had the girl time that we used to, I have missed her. Her hours are back to normal now and we took advantage of that today and went to a great restaurant called Ciabbata. If you live in the Reading area, you must go, everything is good, huge portions and very reasonably priced!! So, we got to do some much needed catching up and it was nice hanging out again, just the two of us!

I still don't have much mojo, but I did manage to get this layout done a few days ago. I've had it planned in my head for a few months and finally did it! I just love this picture, it's the second time I've scrapped it with the same topic too!


The background is done by using KI lace cardstock as a mask and spritzing with multiple colors of Radiant Rain sprays and Glimmer Mists. I just cannot get enough of that stuff!! I prefer the Radiant Rains but the Glimmer Mists are nice too, just more watery. I'm kicking off a monthly "technique toolbox" at memory lane pa and will be teaching Radiant Rain techniques this Saturday!! I hope to pass my addiction on to all of those taking the class!!

Have a great weekend!! I think I'll go do some blog hopping now!! I've missed that too!!

41 comments:

kim brimhall said...

awww thanks. i love yours too! and all is well with the basement now! hopefully:) crossing my fingers, toes, EYES that it doen't happen again!!

scrappermimi said...

Oh, yummy ! Love that place! Great LO you really rocked the glimmer mist!

Candice P.J. said...

What a great idea for the background of your layout! I love it!

Sharmaine said...

its a busy time here too :( LOVE the layout you made!!! Awesome!!!!

Aline said...

Love the background, great idea and it looks so cool! Lovely layout!

Have a great weekend!

Ana Baird said...

Fantastic layout! It's funky and great!

micayla said...

Yummy layout and fab use of the the KI CS!!
We all suffer with having little time so dont worry! Just make sure you take some time out for yourself and relax!

jp said...

Great idea to use that lace paper as a mask! Love how it turned out. :-)

Good luck with your wallpaper removal. We worked on that all summer. It's a chore!

And thanks for stopping by my blog! jp

Darcey said...

Great LO! TFS!

Scrapbook Princess said...

Beautiful LO, I love the background. I wish I lived closer to take your classes!!

Mireille said...

love this layout and your great technique!

Heather said...

Isn't it irritating how few hours there seem to be in a day sometimes!? Love your layout. Very cute!

Sarah C. said...

Gorgeous layout! I love the idea of using the KI lace as a mask. tfs! :)

Andrea Amu said...

Wow! Such a cool page about your dd, Rachael! I love how you were so creative in using the lace cs as a mask.

I'm sure you class at Memory Lane will be a big success!

KarenSue said...

wonderful layout!

have fun with the wallpaper,
but the results will be worth it

toners said...

Oooh, I love the idea of using the KI paper as a mask! Great layout!

Have a fun weekend :)

Heather Bares said...

great layout! I love Glimmer Mists!

just lisa said...

Congrats Rachael on getting chosen by Maya Road!!!!! You must be soooo excited! :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Melanie said...

What a cool page! Good luck with all of your list of things to do!

myfrogprince said...

Love how you did the mask, this is gorgeous.

DIANE said...

Oooh, gorgeous layout! I stopped by to see if you posted anything about the MR announcement. I saw your name in their email announcement. CONGRATULATIONS!!! You ROCK!

AliciaSharp said...

Love your LO! If I lived closer I would take your class. Hope it goes well.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a gorgeous layout!

Thanks so much for visiting me and entering my blog GIVE AWAY!

xo Lidy

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Great layout! I love the way you used the paper as a mask. Nice!

Shar-bear said...

You are super talented!!! Your scrapbooking pages are great. And I have to tell you, I've been to Reading and I think it's BEAUTIFUL!

I'm glad you hopped on over to my blog.

milkcan said...

GORGEOUS, gorgeous layout! I love the lace paper as a mask! Too frickin' cool! Rock on with your bad self!

Leslie Ashe said...

Hi cutie!! Just wanted to stop by and say HI! Thank you for your comments! CONGRATS to you on your Maya Road toot!! Way to go! Your layout here is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leslie Ashe said...

OH!! I forgot to say...I LOVE that strip of GLITZ you used!!!! ;)

ScrapperBee said...

Good you updated, I was going to leave you a little note about that. LOL! No kidding about the busy thing!!! And can you believe January is almost gone. So bummed that I could not make it to your class today. :(

Creative Creations said...

AWESOME Layout .... love it!!!

~ Amy W ~ said...

Totally Awesome LO! I don't mind doing the same photo twice myself :)

Chris said...

Wow Rachael your layout is just BEAUTIFUL!!!

ellen said...

that lace cs is the most versatile stuff ever! that is so totally cool what you did with it!

Trish said...

Love that LO!

Congrats on MR!

kathy marie said...

what a great idea love the layout!!

Aimeslee said...

Just love the colors on that layout, Rachael. I agree, precious photo. Hope your class went well. And I highly recommend Hondas. Certified used. Reliable and economical. HTH!

Kimberly said...

you know i adore your LO.
come here and teach me how to scrap, how to use radiant rains and glimmer mists. you're making me want to get some KI lace cs.

how goes the car search?

L said...

can i borrow a little of your non scrapping mojo.... because your work is still awesome!

Jenn said...

Oh i love this !!!! very cool the way you used the 2 colors !! My friend and i are eventually gonna make a trip to Memory Lane, we are only an hour away and have NOTHING by way of LSS's in NJ !!

~Nancy~ said...

Your layout is awesome Rachael!!!!! Such a great idea!!!! Have a great week... hope things won't be too busy for you (I totally know what you mean.. I've been so busy too lately that I haven't had the time do be on the internet at all! I really need to catch up!) XOXO

Cathy said...

Wonderful LO! Very creative.