And Breathe…..

It’s been another couple of weeks, but a crazy couple of weeks. My son is now a married  man, for better or worse as they say. It was a small but really nice wedding. And now I’m exhausted. My birthday is tomorrow and I don’t even want to celebrate haha. The time changed last night as well, and I hate it! I do not like it getting dark so early. All of my energy is gone once the sun goes down. But anyway, I’m hoping to get back on track with a few things now and get ready to gear up for the holidays.

This weekend was DSD and while I didn’t get to take part in all the activities, I did get to scrap some last week during down time! I updated my scrap pages with all these new pages:

Life in Color - Orange by Val C. Designs and Vicki Stegall Designs
Life in Color – Orange by Val C. Designs and Vicki Stegall Designs
Natural Beauty by Digital Scrapbook Ingredients
Natural Beauty by Digital Scrapbook Ingredients
Fuss Free: Vegas Strip 3 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs Abundant by Etc by Danyale
Fuss Free: Vegas Strip 3 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Abundant by Etc by Danyale
A Time for Thanks by River~Rose Wee Bit Torn Templates by Tracy Martin
A Time for Thanks by River~Rose
Wee Bit Torn Templates by Tracy Martin
Splendid Autumn - The Papers by Mari Koegelenberg Splendid Autumn - The Journaling Cards by Mari Koegelenberg Splendid Autumn - The Elements by Mari Koegelenberg DSD Template Challenge Template by Rachel Alles
Splendid Autumn – The Papers by Mari Koegelenberg
Splendid Autumn – The Journaling Cards by Mari Koegelenberg
Splendid Autumn – The Elements by Mari Koegelenberg
DSD Template Challenge Template by Rachel Alles
Morning Coffee Kit by Etc by Danyale Morning Coffee Word Art by Etc by Danyale Gimme Layers Vol. 50 by Cluster Queen Creations
Morning Coffee Kit by Etc by Danyale
Morning Coffee Word Art by Etc by Danyale
Gimme Layers Vol. 50 by Cluster Queen Creations
Splendid Autumn - The Papers by Mari Koegelenberg Splendid Autumn - The Journaling Cards by Mari Koegelenberg Splendid Autumn - The Elements by Mari Koegelenberg H2O Templates by Scooty's Designs
Splendid Autumn – The Papers by Mari Koegelenberg
Splendid Autumn – The Journaling Cards by Mari Koegelenberg
Splendid Autumn – The Elements by Mari Koegelenberg
H2O Templates by Scooty’s Designs
Handmade by Gennifer Bursett and Jen Allyson Nov Template Challenge Template by Lynette
Handmade by Gennifer Bursett and Jen Allyson
Nov Template Challenge Template by Lynette
Cozy Times by Tracy Martin
Cozy Times by Tracy Martin
iArt Collection by Sabrina's Creations
iArt Collection by Sabrina’s Creations
All Year Round November by Digital Scrapbook Ingredients Layout Your Day Grab Bag by Digital Scrapbook Ingredients
All Year Round November by Digital Scrapbook Ingredients
Layout Your Day Grab Bag by Digital Scrapbook Ingredients
Sweater Weather Collab by Valorie Wibbens and France M Designs Sweater Weather Journal Cards by Valorie Wibbens and France M Designs Journalers No. 4 by Valorie Wibbens
Sweater Weather Collab by Valorie Wibbens and France M Designs
Sweater Weather Journal Cards by Valorie Wibbens and France M Designs
Journalers No. 4 by Valorie Wibbens
Stay Warm by River~Rose Quick Scraps Vol. 6 by Anita Designs
Stay Warm by River~Rose
Quick Scraps Vol. 6 by Anita Designs
Sky by Etc by Danyale October Sky Journal Cards by Etc by Danyale Fuss Free: Center of Attention 3 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee
Sky by Etc by Danyale
October Sky Journal Cards by Etc by Danyale
Fuss Free: Center of Attention 3 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee
Life in Color {Bundle} by Val C. Designs and Vicki Stegall
Life in Color {Bundle} by Val C. Designs and Vicki Stegall
Softly Now Papers by Tracy Martin Wee Bit Torn Templates by Tracy Martin  Lime in the Coconut by Tracy Martin
Softly Now Papers by Tracy Martin
Wee Bit Torn Templates by Tracy Martin
Lime in the Coconut by Tracy Martin
emplated Trio #3 by Mommyish Always Crisp by Mommyish and Studio Basic
emplated Trio #3 by Mommyish
Always Crisp by Mommyish and Studio Basic

Ummm yeah….

I didn’t think it had been that many days since I was by here hahaha. Oh my, the time is going by too fast. Maybe there is just too much going on at the moment. Creeping up on A’s wedding in less than 2 weeks. I still don’t have a dress or shoes or hair done or,  well, anything. I guess I truly will always be the queen of procrastination! I did get the place for the rehearsal dinner set. It’s a nice little coffee shop here in town and a lovely place to sit and eat and talk.

We had homecoming week at school last week and some super fun dress up days. Monday was 50’s/60’s, Tuesday was 70’s, Wednesday’s was 80’s/90’s, and Thursday was senior citizens day. Our dept always has the best participation! We didn’t get a group photo every day, but here are a couple from the 80’s and senior citizens day

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It’s a lot of fun and the kids really get in to it as well.

In the scrappy world, I guess I have some catching up to do on posting. I can’t say enough about how much I love my designers! They are all so great and creating for them is truly a pleasure!

One bit of sad news first. Dear sweet Loni aka Zoliofrope is retiring 😦 I will miss her amazing templates but love her for making the decision to put her family first and be the best she can be. She does have a great sale going on right now!

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And now for the rest of what I’ve been lucky enough to work with the last couple of weeks!

Stitched Grid Templates Vol 2 by Scotty Girl Design This Year 2014 Fall Collection by Scotty Girl Design
Stitched Grid Templates Vol 2 by Scotty Girl Design
This Year 2014 Fall Collection by Scotty Girl Design
Pocket Fillers No. 6 by Valorie Wibbens Boobie Fight by Valorie Wibbens Crafty Foam Alpha by Valorie Wibbens Journal Hoppers by Valorie Wibbens Swoon by Valorie Wibbens
Pocket Fillers No. 6 by Valorie Wibbens
Boobie Fight by Valorie Wibbens
Crafty Foam Alpha by Valorie Wibbens
Journal Hoppers by Valorie Wibbens
Swoon by Valorie Wibbens
This Year 2014 Fall Collection by Scotty Girl Design "Grateful" from Every Little Bit: Grateful by Deena Rutter
This Year 2014 Fall Collection by Scotty Girl Design
“Grateful” from Every Little Bit: Grateful by Deena Rutter
Copperfield by Zoliofrope Thank You Notes by Tracy Martin
Copperfield by Zoliofrope
Thank You Notes by Tracy Martin
Copperfield by Zoliofrope Momarzzi by Tracy Martin
Copperfield by Zoliofrope
Momarzzi by Tracy Martin
Copperfield by Zoliofrope Escape by Tracy Martin
Copperfield by Zoliofrope
Escape by Tracy Martin
Every Little Bit: Grateful by Deena Rutter Quick Scraps vol.06 by Anita Designs
Every Little Bit: Grateful by Deena Rutter
Quick Scraps vol.06 by Anita Designs
Fuss Free: Little Things 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs Unfortunate Events Kit by Etc by Danyale
Fuss Free: Little Things 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Unfortunate Events Kit by Etc by Danyale
Bump in the Night ~ 6-Pack plus FWP by River~Rose Copperfield by Zoliofrope
Bump in the Night ~ 6-Pack plus FWP by River~Rose
Copperfield by Zoliofrope
Wee Bit Torn Templates by Tracy Martin  Little Somethings V7 by Tracy Martin  Autumn Envy Paper Pack by Tracy Martin
Wee Bit Torn Templates by Tracy Martin
Little Somethings V7 by Tracy Martin
Autumn Envy Paper Pack by Tracy Martin
Orbits by Valorie Wibbens Journalers No. 4 by Valorie Wibbens The Good Stuff by Valorie Wibbens and Karla Dudley
Orbits by Valorie Wibbens
Journalers No. 4 by Valorie Wibbens
The Good Stuff by Valorie Wibbens and Karla Dudley
Little Spooks by River~Rose Clean Sketch 1 + 2 by Sabrina's Creations
Little Spooks by River~Rose
Clean Sketch 1 + 2 by Sabrina’s Creations
Little Somethings V8 by Tracy Martin
Little Somethings V8 by Tracy Martin
Sweet Sunshine by Tracy Martin Fuss Free: Summer Stories by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Design
Sweet Sunshine by Tracy Martin
Fuss Free: Summer Stories by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Design
October Copycat by timounette ArtBook - Simple Story - the kit by Val C. Designs
October Copycat by timounette
ArtBook – Simple Story – the kit by Val C. Designs
Enchanted by Etc by Danyale Cluster Me This by Zolifrope
Enchanted by Etc by Danyale
Cluster Me This by Zolifrope

I’ve also got a couple of pages to add to my Project Life. I’m still behind, but not quite as far LOL Have a great rest of the weekend!!

Getting back on track

I am really going to work on getting back on track here. This month may be more difficult for me because the wedding stuff is upon us! Two bridal showers down and two weddings to go. We had my future daughter-in-law’s shower on Friday and they got lots of nice things. Next week is my niece’s wedding and then we have 3 weeks to do all the final preparations for my son’s wedding, including find me a dress *ugh*. In the meantime, I am just working and trying to keep my sanity.

Keeping up with scrapping helps keep me sane, but I am falling way behind on my Project Life. I am hoping to remedy that later today. I might have to do more writing than photos in there because I still don’t have a working cell phone camera and I’ve only had my new DSLR for a couple of weeks. We’ll see how it comes together.

I know I say it all the time, but I create for some amazing designers. I am in awe week after week of the beautiful stuff that they come up with. This week is no exception.

Little Somethings V7 by Tracy Martin Facebook and Newsletter Freebie Papers by Tracy Martin Journalers No. 4 by Valorie Wibbens
Little Somethings V7 by Tracy Martin
Facebook and Newsletter Freebie Papers by Tracy Martin
Journalers No. 4 by Valorie Wibbens
Bewitched by Tracy Martin Journalers No. 4 by Valorie Wibbens
Bewitched by Tracy Martin
Journalers No. 4 by Valorie Wibbens
Grow Beautiful by Val C. Designs See the World Alpha by Val C. Designs Journey Documented Alpha by Val C. Designs Expressions of the Soul Alpha by Val C. Designs
Grow Beautiful by Val C. Designs
See the World Alpha by Val C. Designs
Journey Documented Alpha by Val C. Designs
Expressions of the Soul Alpha by Val C. Designs
Puppy Love Papers by Scotty Girl Designs Puppy Love Elements by Scotty Girl Designs Puppy Love Alphas by Scotty Girl Designs Puppy Love Journal Cards by Scotty Girl Designs Puppy Love Folded Solids by Scotty Girl Designs Clean and Simple n.21 by Sabrina's Creations
Puppy Love Papers by Scotty Girl Designs
Puppy Love Elements by Scotty Girl Designs
Puppy Love Alphas by Scotty Girl Designs
Puppy Love Journal Cards by Scotty Girl Designs
Puppy Love Folded Solids by Scotty Girl Designs
Clean and Simple n.21 by Sabrina’s Creations
Fuss Free: Villains by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs Villains Bundle by Dream Big Designs
Fuss Free: Villains by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Villains Bundle by Dream Big Designs
Doubles Vol. 2 by Cluster Queen Creations Climbing Trees and Falling Leaves by Etc by Danyale
Doubles Vol. 2 by Cluster Queen Creations
Climbing Trees and Falling Leaves by Etc by Danyale
Just Right by Valorie Wibbens Sprinkles V28 by Valorie Wibbens Journalers No. 4 by Valorie Wibbens
Just Right by Valorie Wibbens
Sprinkles V28 by Valorie Wibbens
Journalers No. 4 by Valorie Wibbens
Inspire Me Elements by Scooty's Designs Inspire Me Papers by Scooty's Designs Clean Sketch 1 + 2 by Sabrina's Creations
Inspire Me Elements by Scooty’s Designs
Inspire Me Papers by Scooty’s Designs
Clean Sketch 1 + 2 by Sabrina’s Creations
Just Right by Valorie Wibbens Sprinkles V28 by Valorie Wibbens Journalers No. 4 by Valorie Wibbens
Just Right by Valorie Wibbens
Sprinkles V28 by Valorie Wibbens
Journalers No. 4 by Valorie Wibbens
Days of Fall Collection by River~Rose
Days of Fall Collection by River~Rose

Sum-Sum-Summertime

It’s amazing how quickly these days go by! I haven’t accomplished a great deal, but we are enjoying the time, so I guess that’s what matters! I did get a bit of a start on the project that I mentioned in THIS POST. I’m not sure it’s turning out exactly the way I hoped it would, so I’m making a few changes to it. I think I will do a couple of benches to set in different places on the deck, instead of one long one. I think it will turn out much better. I was able to get the pallets and have them cut. Now, I just need to paint them and add some cute cushions.  We also spent one day at the pool and of course, yard work has been on the agenda several days. I keep waiting on a rainy day to get some things done in the house, but we haven’t had any haha. I’m not going to complain too much, because last summer all it did was rain.

The last few days have been spent getting ready for C’s birthday. We are having a small family party tomorrow and he is in the process of picking out somewhere he would like to go for his birthday as well. I’m off to pick up cake and supplies tomorrow and one more gift that I haven’t picked up yet. Hard to believe my baby will be 9. One more year of single digits.

In the scrappy world, there are so absolutely fabulous new releases this week. If you haven’t been out and about in the the stores, you really should go…now! Here are the layouts I’ve done this week for the amazing ladies who allow me to be on their teams:

Lean on Me Collab by Little Butterfly Wings and Pink Reptile Designs  Fortified by Zoliofrope
Lean on Me Collab by Little Butterfly Wings and Pink Reptile Designs
Fortified by Zoliofrope
Dancing in the Streets and Sun Kissed by Tracy Martin MOC Template Freebie by Valorie Wibbens
Dancing in the Streets and Sun Kissed by Tracy Martin
MOC Template Freebie by Valorie Wibbens
Topography No. 25 by Valorie Wibbens Spearming by Valorie Wibbens Sprinkles V19 by Valorie Wibbens
Topography No. 25 by Valorie Wibbens
Spearming by Valorie Wibbens
Sprinkles V19 by Valorie Wibbens
The Great Outdoors by River~Rose Topography No. 12 by Valorie Wibbens
The Great Outdoors by River~Rose
Topography No. 12 by Valorie Wibbens
Camping Trip Elements, Papers, and Word Art by Scooty's Designs Topography No. 20 by Valorie Wibbens
Camping Trip Elements, Papers, and Word Art by Scooty’s Designs
Topography No. 20 by Valorie Wibbens
Lean On Me Collab by Little Butterfly Wings and Pink Reptile Designs Topography No. 12 by Valorie Wibbens
Lean On Me Collab by Little Butterfly Wings and Pink Reptile Designs
Topography No. 12 by Valorie Wibbens
Fuss Free: Play It Again 8 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs Shabby Boho and Shabby Boho Indie Kits by Etc by Danyale
Fuss Free: Play It Again 8 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Shabby Boho and Shabby Boho Indie Kits by Etc by Danyale
All Dogs Go To Heaven by Little Butterfly Wings Journal Hoppers by Valorie Wibbens
All Dogs Go To Heaven by Little Butterfly Wings
Journal Hoppers by Valorie Wibbens
Zig 'n Zag by Zoliofrope Sun Kissed and Dancing in the Streets by Tracy Martin
Zig ‘n Zag by Zoliofrope
Sun Kissed and Dancing in the Streets by Tracy Martin

Hope you have a fabulous weekend! Here’s to slower summer days!!

It’s Official!

I am on summer vacation! Woot! It started about 3 days ago and I’ve pretty much been a sloth. Sometimes it takes a bit of adjusting to go from 900 mph to 0. Here are a few of the things that I’ve learned on my summer vacation so far:

1. My dog does not understand the concept and is going to have to be convinced that waking me up at 5-something is no longer necessary.

2. The rice trick for cell phones that have gotten wet really does work (not that I would drop one in the toilet or anything hehe).

3. Riding mowers are nice, but pushing is much better exercise! *Note to self – get riding mower fixed*

4. Driving the long way to Beckley to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings is not so bad…and saves $$! 

So far, so good, right?

I’ve also managed to get the lattice under the deck fixed from aforementioned dog tearing it up…for the second time. And I have not given up on the pallet deck furniture that I am hoping to put together. M’s boyfriend is supposed to bring his truck up here on Saturday and help me go on a pallet hunt. But I am also babysitting my granddaughter, so not sure what the day will hold. I’m thinking movie time for her and C. R will be sleeping, so I need to find some way to keep them quiet haha.

I have been doing quite a bit of scrapping the last few days as well. And I am only one week behind on my Project Life pages! I have updated that page with the most recent. There is so much goodness in the stores this week. The designers never cease to amaze me! Check out some of this gorgeous stuff:

Advice For My Younger Self by Little Butterfly Wings
Advice For My Younger Self by Little Butterfly Wings
Shabby Boho Bundle by Etc by Danyale Shabby Boho Indie Kit by Etc by Danyale Fuss Free: Shabby Boho by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Shabby Boho Bundle by Etc by Danyale
Shabby Boho Indie Kit by Etc by Danyale
Fuss Free: Shabby Boho by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Sunkissed and Sunkissed FB Freebie by Tracy Martin Knickerbocker by Zoliofrope
Sunkissed and Sunkissed FB Freebie by Tracy Martin
Knickerbocker by Zoliofrope
Sunkissed and Sunkissed FB Freebie by Tracy Martin Phantasmagorical by Little Green Frog
Sunkissed and Sunkissed FB Freebie by Tracy Martin
Phantasmagorical by Little Green Frog
Capture 2014: Summer Bucket List|Bundle by Cluster Queen Creations
Capture 2014: Summer Bucket List|Bundle by Cluster Queen Creations
Tackle Box by River~Rose Topsy Turvy by Little Green Frog
Tackle Box by River~Rose
Topsy Turvy by Little Green Frog
Dreams Do Come True Elements by Little Butterfly Wings Friends Mini Kit by Little Butterfly Wings Just Add Water Journal Cards by Little Butterfly Wings Just Add Water Borders by Little Butterfly Wings Freebie Template by Amy Martin
Dreams Do Come True Elements by Little Butterfly Wings
Friends Mini Kit by Little Butterfly Wings
Just Add Water Journal Cards by Little Butterfly Wings
Just Add Water Borders by Little Butterfly Wings
Freebie Template by Amy Martin
Weekends Were Made For Fun by Little Butterfly Wings Journal Hoppers by Valorie Wibbens
Weekends Were Made For Fun by Little Butterfly Wings
Journal Hoppers by Valorie Wibbens
Advice For My Younger Self by Little Butterfly Wings Topography No. 22 by Valorie Wibbens
Advice For My Younger Self by Little Butterfly Wings
Topography No. 22 by Valorie Wibbens
Shabby Boho Bundle by Etc by Danyale Shabby Boho Indie Kit by Etc by Danyale Topsy Turvy by Little Green Frog
Shabby Boho Bundle by Etc by Danyale
Shabby Boho Indie Kit by Etc by Danyale
Topsy Turvy by Little Green Frog

Aren’t those some gorgeous kits? I had so much fun creating layouts with them. I’m off to finish up chores and maybe read a little today! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Did someone say Summer?

At the end of the day tomorrow, it will officially be summer vacation! Can’t I get a WooHooo! In case you didn’t know, teachers are wayyy more excited about it than the students ha! The last couple of weeks have been kind of crazy, hence my lack of posting, but I’m going to try to do some catching up. Two of the three children have had birthdays come and go. A turned 23 *gasp* and M turned 19. How in God’s name do I have children who are so old? We went out to dinner on both occasions, only a few days late on the oldest because he was away with National Guard duties. In addition to that my granddaughter graduated from Kindergarten and also had a dance recital that we’ve attended. Check out my instagram if you want to see photos of any of the above.

Before I get to sharing scrapping stuff, I just have to take a minute to confess a parenting fail. I was watching Forrest Gump last night with M and her boyfriend and it came to the part where Forrest is on the Dick Cavett Show with John Lennon. BF (who is 20) says, “What did John Lennon do?”, to which M replied, “Wasn’t he in a band or something?”. Where did I go wrong that my children do not know The Beatles. As someone said in a comment to me on Facebook, guess they weren’t more popular than Jesus after all.

Ok…on to scrappy business. I am so totally stoked. I have just recently acquired 2 guest spots that I am over the moon about. One is for Scooty’s Designs at Pickleberry Pop. If you haven’t seen her stuff, you must check it out! And the other is for Little Butterfly Wings at The Lily Pad. Omgosh, I have been a fan of hers for soooo long.  You’ll see pages with their stuff in my long list of layouts, since I am so far behind. And hopefully I’ll get all caught up on Project Life in the next few days.

Here’s what I’ve been up to lately:

Frog Prince by Etc by Danyale Little Ones Journal Cards by Etc by Danyale Early Doors by Little Green Frog
Frog Prince by Etc by Danyale
Little Ones Journal Cards by Etc by Danyale
Early Doors by Little Green Frog
Sweet Pea by Etc by Danyale Little Ones Journal Cards by Etc by Danyale Early Doors by Little Green Frog
Sweet Pea by Etc by Danyale
Little Ones Journal Cards by Etc by Danyale
Early Doors by Little Green Frog
This Crazy Life by Cluster Queen Creations Random Marker Alpha by Cluster Queen Creations Square Dance by Little Green Frog
This Crazy Life by Cluster Queen Creations
Random Marker Alpha by Cluster Queen Creations
Square Dance by Little Green Frog
Frog Prince and Sweet Pea by Etc by Danyale Little Ones Journal Cards by Etc by Danyale Early Doors by Little Green Frog
Frog Prince and Sweet Pea by Etc by Danyale
Little Ones Journal Cards by Etc by Danyale
Fuss Free: Together is Good 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Beach Vacation by River~Rose  Beach Vacation Messy Bits by River~Rose Beach Vacation Filler Cards by River~Rose Knickerbocker by Zoliofrope
Beach Vacation by River~Rose
Beach Vacation Messy Bits by River~Rose Beach Vacation Filler Cards by River~Rose Knickerbocker by Zoliofrope
prinkles V. 24 by Valorie Wibbens  A Bit Worn No. 7 by Valorie Wibbens  Forget Me Not by Valorie Wibbens  Topography No. 14 by Valorie Wibbens
Sprinkles V. 24 by Valorie Wibbens
A Bit Worn No. 7 by Valorie Wibbens
Forget Me Not by Valorie Wibbens
Topography No. 14 by Valorie Wibbens
You Are by River~Rose You Are Wood Banners by River~Rose Topography No. 18 by Valorie Wibbens
You Are by River~Rose
You Are Wood Banners by River~Rose
Topography No. 18 by Valorie Wibbens
Sweet Pea by Etc by Danyale Gimme Layers Vol 66 by Cluster Queen Creations
Sweet Pea by Etc by Danyale
Gimme Layers Vol 66 by Cluster Queen Creations
ARTBook - Through My Window by Val C. Designs
ARTBook – Through My Window by Val C. Designs
Recharged by Scooty's Designs Topography No. 14 by Valorie Wibbens
Recharged by Scooty’s Designs
Topography No. 14 by Valorie Wibbens
Dreams Do Come True Papers and Elements by Little Butterfly Wings Template Freebie by Amy Martin
Dreams Do Come True Papers and Elements by Little Butterfly Wings
Template Freebie by Amy Martin

 

I think that’s it for today! Hopefully with more time on my hands, I’ll be back more often. 🙂