Saturday, January 31, 2009

Pretty Butterfly

I got this [My Acrylic Album] acrylic butterfly album for my birthday. I don't make mini albums that frequently, so I wanted to come up with something else to do with it.

What I did for this project was take the front and back cover and adhere them together to make a full butterfly shape. I painted the back with pink glitter paint and white paint then stamped the flower image on the front. I added some Cosmo Cricket Blackboard and Prima bling. I cut Macy's picture out and used her as the butterfly body with some Loosie Fibers underneath, then added her name.

I had a difficult time getting a pic of this. I just couldn't get focused on her body no matter what I tried! This is my best attempt! I think it turned out cute! I added a ribbon to the top so she can hang it in her room!

We had some snow on Wednesday so the kids had off of school. We went to our friends dad's farm and sledding all afternoon! It was a blast!! I'll share pics of that soon!!

Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I think . . .

my scrapping mojo is back thanks to my 3 bestest scrapping buds!!

Tracy, Mimi, Mary and her daughter and I got together on Friday night for a scrapping night. Get this, we all actually scrapbooked! Usually we bring our stuff and just eat and talk and laugh the whole night! Not this time!! We each got about 2 pages done and boy did it feel good!!

I just finished my layouts now and would love to share them but I'm saving them for a Memory Makers issue. I am still going strong with my goal of having at least one layout in each issue for 2009! I just had one picked up last week! Go me!

I will share this one. I did this back in October when I was trying to find my groove (not so successfully, though!). I just love this picture of Macy that I took when we all went to a fall fest. Very simple, just a Radiant Rain spray background!

I go pick up my new laptop tomorrow. A few weeks ago, I was surfing on my old laptop, picked up my coffee mug and the stupid handle busted off!! Yep, coffee all over my laptop, and me but I wasn't concerned about me! So, we all mosied on over to Best Buy and put the extended service plan to work again! They had to send it out for repair. Well, they called last week and heard back that it would cost $2000 to repair, so they were giving me a new one. Jack and I went over and picked one out. I'll be getting an HP this time instead of a Sony Vaio, they were clearancing out the Sony's. The great thing is that the new one will be about double the storage size of the old one, yay! That's one good thing about computers being upgraded all the time! The old one had the max amount of storage on it when I bought it less than 2 years ago and now it's hard to find one of that size!! Can't wait to get it and get everything reloaded!! Getting email contacts organized again is such a pain!

Hope everyone is having a nice week!! We are supposed to get winter weather tonight and tomorrow.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Baby, it's cold outside!!

Sheesh!!! I haven't been able to get warm for the last 2 weeks! It's about 15 here today. I can't imagine living in Alaska and other super cold places!! Pennsylvania is cold enough!! I am ready for spring!! I want to see green again, hear the birds sing, let the kids run off their energy outside and most importantly, go camping!!!

We've had some dustings of snow here, but not enough to make any snowmen. The kids did go out and play in it a few days ago. They used Jack's dump trucks and diggers to tow the snow around. If it's going to be this cold, at least it could snow enough to make it worthwhile!

Not much is going on here. We've been staying indoors playing games, reorganizing and purging! I really need to get in my scraproom and clean up so I can create!! I've been itching to do it for the last week now!! I managed to get one layout done but can't share it just yet.

Here is a layout that is in the Jan/Feb issue of Memory Makers magazine. I did this back in July, right before I decided to go back to work. I had such strong feelings about it and this layout just flowed without any thought! It's like it made itself! Gotta love when that happens!!

This is actually a scan of the magazine page. The file is on my laptop, which interestingly enough, is at Geek Squad again!! I hopped on it last week, picked up my coffee for a sip and the stupid handle busted off and poured coffee all over me, the couch and my laptop!!! Thank goodness for the accidental handling plan I have on it! This is the second usage out of it! Definately paid for itself already!! While dropping the laptop off, we decided to buy a desktop computer for the "family computer". We've been pondering getting one for the kids to use anyway and the time had come!!

So, I'll leave you with this. Stay warm!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

It's a new year!

2008 was great! 2009 should be even better!!

We had a wonderful Christmas! From the looks of it, the kids were extra good this year!!

This is the tree pre-Santa.

and this is right after Santa delivered!

Macy got her guitar and microscope she asked for and Jack got his red Dustbuster and Leapster he wanted. They got many other fun things and Santa added greatly to our Wii game collection!! We've been having a blast playing with everything!

I didn't take the time to get a good picture of them together, so this one will have to be it!

We rang in the new year with our good friends Ron, Andrea, Steph and Jen! They came over to our house. We were fully prepared to cut the night short to get the kids to bed, but they lasted all night and didn't go to bed until 1am!

We ate, played Wii, Mad Gab, LCR and a game involving beer caps! The kids were not involved in that last one!

It was really a blast! The kids made a band and had a concert for us right before the ball dropped!

Now we are planning out our monthly camping trips. We are so excited for the season to start and seeing much more of the country this year!!

I hope everyone's new year is off to a great start and continues to be great!