Sunday Funday…

It’s actually been a really quiet calm Sunday, and I really needed that!! Yesterday we had to be at a salute to the military and first responders during the football games and then C and I went to the movies with A and M last night. We went to see IT in IMAX. Really cool, if you haven’t seen it. But I still love Tim Curry as Pennywise!

Anyway, I thought while I was having some quite time I would come by here and share a few layouts. I didn’t scrap any new releases this week because it was so hectic, but I did upload a couple that I had done earlier.

This first one is done with for Amber LaBau’s blog template challenge! I also used it for the Random Challenge at The Lilypad. I used Wonderful You by Amber LaBau. It’s a fantastic template and you can get it for free on her blog!

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This page uses Amber LaBau’s featured product for September – In the Orchard. If you create a page with this kit by September 30th, you have a chance to win $10 to her store! You can check out the details on her blog!

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I’ve already scrapped a couple of pages for next week, so I will have something new to share then!

I got caught up on another week of PL today, too! Here is Week 35

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That will wrap things up for me today! Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend!! Peace, out…

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Happy Labor Day…

It’s been a really low key Labor Day around here. I did some laundry, mopped the floor, and took a nap…perfect. I was also able to scrap a few pages and print some stickers.

I just thought I’d drop by and share my PL pages for the last few weeks. I still have the spread for this week to do and I’m all caught up again, but it will probably have to wait until next week.

All of my pages for this year use Just Jaimee’s Ready to Go pages!! They are a life saver for me. All I have to do is add photos and journaling and I’m done. Sometimes I change things up a bit, but if I’m in a bind, I don’t have to. They are seriously amazing!!

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And while I’m here… I’m going to try to stay more of top of sharing my planner pages. For those I use Just Jaimee’s Story Planner kits. They are amazing as well. I’ve been printing the stickers for my desk planner and also making a pocket planner for my purse using all the contents of these kits.

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And that’s it from me for today. I hope you have all had a fantastic Labor Day weekend and the upcoming week treats you well!! Peace, out…

Sundays are for…

Relaxing, catching up, couching. That’s what Sundays are for. I haven’t gotten to the couching part yet, because DH is hogging it up! I’m going to kick him off of there soon!! But, I thought I’d take the time that I have and come by here and share some layouts for the week. It’s not to late to catch a lot of these awesome designs on sale!

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Fête | Bundle by Sahin Designs Glitz Template by Anita Designs

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Crystal’s Layered Templates Set 2 by Crystal Livesay At Summer’s End by Studio Basic

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Work It Girl Kit by Just Jaimee Work It Girl Journal Cards by Just Jaimee Storyteller 2016 November – Template Pack by Just Jaimee

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A Stacked Mess Borders + Clusters – Storyteller January 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee Stacked Frames – Storyteller January 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee

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Man of the Moment by Etc. by Danyale Movie Time Template by Sabrina’s Creations

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Evolving by River~Rose and Sugary Fancy Stray Paper Template by Crystal Livesay

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Embrace the Crazy by River~Rose Stray Paper Template by Crystal Livesay

I’m still playing along with MOC at The Lilypad! I’m caught up to today and will try to get that layout done after some couching 🙂 Here’s what I’ve done since I last posted:

(for full credits, check out my gallery at The Lilypad)

Jan 7: Blind Scrap

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Jan. 8: All About…

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Jan. 9: Clean and Simple

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Jan. 10: Storytelling

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Jan.11: Specific Photo

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Jan. 12: Filled Template

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Jan. 13: One Word

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And if that’s not enough, I’m also caught up with PL. Here’s this week’s spread using Just Jaimee’s Ready To Go Pocket Pages:

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And now I’m off to remove DH from the couch for a bit. Hope you have a great rest of the weekend!! Peace, out…

Crazy busy

I thought we were going to get off easy this year with Halloween being on Saturday. Not so much. Instead, it turned in to a two day ordeal and 3x the make-up. C had to be ready for his Halloween party at school on Friday, and I played with some make-up on myself. Then, right after school, we re-did the make-up and went to work with A at the Rescue Squad’s haunted house. It was a lot of fun, but made for a really long day. We didn’t get home until about midnight. We did make-up again on Saturday for trick-or-treat. I have had my fill of candy :p

Today, we went to mom’s to celebrate my birthday a couple of days early. My sister, her husband, and one of her daughters and her husband came. But the best part was having all 3 of my kids, my daughter-in-law, and my granddaughter all together. We are so seldom any more it seems. Having grown children is different for sure. We are supposed to go out to dinner on Tuesday for my actual birthday. And Thursday is parent/teacher conferences, which means staying at work until 7. Going to be a long week!

Now to update some scrap pages from this weekend… there’s still time to catch them on sale if you hurry!

Be Happy by River~Rose Quick Scraps Vol 6 by Anita Designs

Be Happy by River~Rose
Quick Scraps Vol 6 by Anita Designs

 

All Year Round - Spookifications by Traci Reed and Jady Day Capricious by Zoliofrope (retired)

All Year Round – Spookifications by Traci Reed and Jady Day
Capricious by Zoliofrope (retired)

 

Fright Collection by Sahin Designs

Fright Collection by Sahin Designs

 

Our Journey by River~Rose September Templates by Sahin Designs

Our Journey by River~Rose
September Templates by Sahin Designs

 

Grateful Papers, Elements, and Alpha by Amy Wolff

Grateful Papers, Elements, and Alpha by Amy Wolff

 

 A Bit Worn Topography No. 1 by Valorie Wibbens Shabby Fair by Etc. by Danyale Shabby Fair Paint by Etc. by Danyale Alphabet Soup - Shabby Fair by Etc. by Danyale


A Bit Worn Topography No. 1 by Valorie Wibbens
Shabby Fair by Etc. by Danyale
Shabby Fair Paint by Etc. by Danyale
Alphabet Soup – Shabby Fair by Etc. by Danyale

 

And I caught up on a couple of weeks worth of my Life in Pockets.. All using Pocket Life ’15 – October Collection by Traci Reed and 365Unscripted: Plastic Stitched Grids by Traci Reed.  I am still a little behind, but not too far.

Pocket Life '15 - October Collection by Traci Reed 365Unscripted: Plastic Stitched Grids by Traci Reed

Pocket Life '15 - October Collection by Traci Reed 365Unscripted: Plastic Stitched Grids by Traci Reed

Pocket Life '15 - October Collection by Traci Reed 365Unscripted: Plastic Stitched Grids by Traci Reed

Pocket Life '15 - October Collection by Traci Reed 365Unscripted: Plastic Stitched Grids by Traci Reed

I am also having a go at at mini gratitude album for November using 4×6 Photo Templates by Paislee Press

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Starting on some 2016 Calendar Pages thanks to some fabulous new releases from MEG Designs

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I will make a gallery somewhere for them. Hope you all have a great first week of November! Peace, out…

 

Holy Cow…

Yeah, so it’s been a couple of weeks and yeah, same ole busy, busy, busy. I am taking a class this semester and, every little bit of weekend time that I’ve had, I’ve spent working on stuff for the class. It’s interesting stuff, if you like classes on teaching methods, but between that and the usual spring IEP, paperwork, testing, etc, I don’t have much “free” time. We have a 4 day weekend going on right now. That is the extent of our “Spring Break”. I am so envious of those who get a whole week off, but we are on the countdown to the end of the year! I’m also tackling a pretty big project in my time off…painting all my kitchen cabinets. They’ve needed an update for a long time. I got about half way through yesterday and will probably get the other half tomorrow. Today, we are going to color eggs and go to mom’s for dinner.

We got C all signed up for baseball a couple of weeks ago and he had try outs last week. We heard from the manager of the team yesterday and he will get to be #45 (Michael Jordan’s baseball number). Their team is the Giants and we have our meet and greet on Tuesday evening.

I haven’t had a chance to see it in person yet, but M now has a house of her own! I have informed her that she now must come and get all of her stuff haha. I’m dreaming of a craft room! But all of that will probably have to wait until summer, when I have the time to do it.

I have managed to get in some scrapping the last couple of weeks, and pretty much keep up with my weekly spreads. I’ve updated both galleries, but here are some of the pages I’ve managed to squeeze in…

Little Somethings V10 by Tracy Martin [ link ] Facebook freebie paper by Tracy Martin Topography No. 27 by Valorie Wibbens

Little Somethings V10 by Tracy Martin
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Facebook freebie paper by Tracy Martin
Topography No. 27 by Valorie Wibbens

Fuss Free: You Are Here by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs Gentle Rain by Etc. by Danyale

Fuss Free: You Are Here by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Gentle Rain by Etc. by Danyale

Hello Pretty by Valorie Wibbens Drama Queen No. 3 by Valorie Wibbens Typo Grow by Valorie Wibbens Topography No. 14 by Valorie Wibbens

Hello Pretty by Valorie Wibbens
Drama Queen No. 3 by Valorie Wibbens
Typo Grow by Valorie Wibbens
Topography No. 14 by Valorie Wibbens

All Year Round: Beautifications by Traci Reed and Jady Day Studio retired template by Zoliofrope

All Year Round: Beautifications by Traci Reed and Jady Day Studio
retired template by Zoliofrope

This Is March by River~Rose and Southern Serenity

This Is March by River~Rose and Southern Serenity

Fuss Free: Dots and Bows 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs Gypsy by Etc by Danyale

Fuss Free: Dots and Bows 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Gypsy by Etc by Danyale

Fuss Free: Plan Ahead Apr 2016 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs Gypsy by Etc by Danyale

Fuss Free: Plan Ahead Apr 2016 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Gypsy by Etc by Danyale

Sugar Sugar by River~Rose

Sugar Sugar by River~Rose

Be You - April 2015 Collection by the designers at Pixels & Company Layered Layouts v7 by Deena Rutter

Be You – April 2015 Collection by the designers at Pixels & Company
Layered Layouts v7 by Deena Rutter

Glam Pop by Traci Reed Convostation by Zoliofrope (retired)

Glam Pop by Traci Reed
Convostation by Zoliofrope (retired)

Thanks for having a look and hope everyone has a happy and blessed Easter! Peace, out…

It’s a Great Day

What an awesome day! This has to be one of my most favorite days of the whole year…Daylight Savings Time! I love the extra daylight in the evening. I just have so much more energy when I have more sunlight in my life. I get so lethargic once the sun goes down, and when that happens right after I get home from work, it’s really rather depressing.

But I didn’t really come back today to sing the praises of DST, I wanted to share my newest Life in Pockets pages. I am keeping up fairly well so far. I still have this past week to do, but hopefully I’ll get that done later today. C has basketball practice and I have to shop for my mother’s birthday, but other than that I don’t have much else to do. Thankfully, my morning does not involve shoveling or chipping ice!!

For Week 9, I used all things Valorie Wibbens – For Like Ever Papers, For Like Ever Journal Cards, and Sprinkles V33…all at The Lilypad.

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I’ve added them to my Life in Pockets page, so everything there should be up to date! I’m on my way to work on some pages for releases coming up this week. Hope everyone has a fantastic Sunday!! Peace, out….

Hump Daaaay!

Yeah, played out, I know! Wednesday has another name around here…just plain ole trash day. That’s how I gauge the days of the week..by what has to be done on certain days. The trash doesn’t really run on Wednesday, but around 6am on Thursday, so out it goes on Wednesday night. And for the record, taking the trash out when it’s bitterly cold really sucks! We also had basketball practice today, getting ready for the game tomorrow. C’s team is undefeated so far! Another busy week. I went to have my nails done yesterday and I get my hair done Friday for the first time since A’s wedding! My roots are baaaaad. There are seriously so many days that I wish I would just go gray already. I’m going to think of them as my natural highlights and let it go. But so far I have only had 2 or 3 here and there.

But I didn’t come here to blab about trash or basketball or hair. I am just swinging by to update my Project Life pages. Four weeks in and keeping up so far. Traci Reed’s Pocket Life ’15: January Collection is just amazing and has made the pages come together so easily. Here’s my week 4 (The Week 4 title is by One Little Bird and the templates are Traci’s 365Unscripted.

Pocket Life '15: January Collection by Traci Reed 365Unscripted Stitched Grids by Traci Reed Weekly Edition by One Little Bird

Pocket Life ’15: January Collection by Traci Reed
365Unscripted Stitched Grids by Traci Reed
Weekly Edition by One Little Bird

Pocket Life '15: January Collection by Traci Reed 365Unscripted Stitched Grids by Traci Reed

Pocket Life ’15: January Collection by Traci Reed
365Unscripted Stitched Grids by Traci Reed

So far I am keeping up with the 2 page spreads…we’ll see how long it continues 🙂 I will be back in a day or two to share all the awesome new releases that I got to play with this week! There’s some good stuff!! Until then…peace, out!

Life and Basketball…

So yeah, life happens and basketball happens. And basketball really takes up a lot of time! That’s where I’ve been…courtside, watching C have a blast. He really loves the game, and while he may not ever be NBA material, he has come so far since he started last year. It does put me in a bind as far as getting things done that I want to get done, but that’s ok…it’s all worth it.

We also had B’s 7th birthday last weekend. It’s so hard to believe she is 7. I don’t know where the time has gone, but she is so great and I am so proud of the dad that A has become. Even with all the obstacles that he and she have faced, they are coming through it and it looks like they are going to be just fine.

I’ve got to do some catching up on getting layouts posted from last week and the new ones for this week! I’ll get them all added to the right pages as soon as I finish this post. I’m really trying hard to keep up with 2 page weekly spreads this year because I love how they come out. We’ll see if time allows me to do that. Traci Reed has a fantastic new PL collection hitting the Sweet Shoppe this weekend and I know that’s going to make it so much easier for me!

Here is my Week 3, done with her new collection

January PL Collection by Traci Reed

January PL Collection by Traci Reed

January PL Collection by Traci Reed

January PL Collection by Traci Reed

 

Danyale has a great mini at Scrap Orchard this week that coordinates with her Life, Love, Etc Kit. This also uses some fantastic new templates by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs at Scrap Orchard.

So We Said by Etc by Danyale Fuss Free: Hello Goodbye 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee

So We Said by Etc by Danyale
Fuss Free: Hello Goodbye 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee

Another page using Fiddle-Dee-Dee’s new templates with Butterflies in My Stomach by Cluster Queen and Juno Designs

Fuss Free: Hello Goodbye 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Butterflies in My Stomach by Cluster Queen and Juno Designs

Fuss Free: Hello Goodbye 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee
Butterflies in My Stomach by Cluster Queen and Juno Designs

 

This page uses awesome new templates by Cluster Queen at Scrap Orchard and her kit, Just Be You

Just Be You by Cluster Queen Gimme Layers Vol 75 by Cluster Queen

Just Be You by Cluster Queen
Gimme Layers Vol 75 by Cluster Queen

 

And last but certainly not least, it’s Dollar Days at Pixels and Company! There is so much goodness! This is a don’t miss! These pages were done using 365 Days by Gennifer Bursett and are so much fun to play with!

 

365 Days - Hexagons by Gennifer Bursett

365 Days – Hexagons by Gennifer Bursett

365 Days by Gennifer Bursett

365 Days by Gennifer Bursett

 

I have a few more things to share, and hopefully will be back before the end of the weekend! Hope it’s amazing for you! Peace, out 🙂