Monday, October 13, 2008

My Creative Scrapbook Kits

Hi ya'll!! I just wanted to pop on and share some new things using the Main Kit and the Creative Kit at My Creative Scrapbook! These kits are FABULOUS!!! I think these might just be my favorite to date!!!

The Main Kit features Basic Grey. I have to admit that I'm just not a fan of orange, however I ended up LOVING this kit!! These papers are gorgeous and are so easy to use. They almost scrap themselves!

This one is Jade in the goat pen with one of the babies.

A little idea when you need that something extra... I wanted some smaller butterflies for my design. To get them, I just made a color copy of some of the Basic Grey paper and printed it on a transparency sheet. Cut them out and give them a little bend in the center for dimension. The great thing about transparency is that it doesn't flatten out as easily as paper.

I got this picture when I was taking pictures of Jade. Alex was standing off to the side of me and I just turned and got this picture of him. I love how deep in thought he looks. So Alex! My thinker.

On this one, before I did the fussy cutting for the medallion, I glued it to transparency. The transparency gives it more weight and makes it stronger for pop dotting. It will hold up better in your book this way. The rub-ons were also put on transparency and then cut out. It allowed me to add dimension with them instead of leaving them flat on the paper.

More transparency. Again, I glued the the paper to a transparency to make it stronger for pop dots. The frame is just a chipboard frame that I painted black and then gave a mist of Glimmer Mist.

The Creative Kit features Bo Bunny this month.

The next layout is Alex and his girlfriend Kim. Just a sweet picture!
This is my Sister In Law's granddaughter, Kirsten. Terri shared this picture with me. Isn't she a cutie?

Thanks for dropping by my blog!

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Well, It's been about two months since I blogged! It's funny since last time I blogged I mentioned how bad I am about blogging. Some things don't change!!

I am not one who does well with change. I like things to stay just as they are. Sometimes, I just don't get to have what I want. That is not always a bad thing, but it can be hard to adjust. Since I last blogged, I have become an empty nester. What a huge change for me.

I've been a stay at home mom for over 20 years and this has probably been the biggest change for me to date! Our kids are now both off to college. They are doing so well. They were ready, but I'm not sure that I was. I've been spending a lot of time reminding myself that the fact that they were ready means that I did my job and it's time to let go. I'll keep telling myself that when I want to wish for just a little more time with them at home. I'll keep telling myself that change is good, reminding myself that they are going to shine, praying that their lives turn out just the way they envision. I'll remember to enjoy my time, instead of wondering what now? I'll embrace the new opportunities. I'll get to spend more time with my husband. There is good here. I'll eat what I want for dinner tonight! Oh wow,I can watch what I want on TV! Maybe it's not all bad!

So, when I'm getting sad or having this empty feeling, I'll remember... I'll document... I'll be thankful for every moment!