Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I'm Taking the Summer Off

I"m taking the summer off from scrapping. BUT, I'm going to take a ton of pictures this summer to scrap in the fall and winter.

I need to get some house work and yard work done and get my ass of this couch.

So here are the last few pages that I have made....

I'll be back in September.....

Thursday, June 3, 2010

June is Almost My Favorite Month

July is my absolute favorite month and August is second...but June is not far behind!!!

Because June means the school year is almost over....and it's almost SUMMER!

I've been slacking on my scrapping and blogging in favor of outdoor activities and dreaming of summer. And so far it's been a pretty nice spring and I have been trying to enjoy it.

Spring is like practice for summer.

So my official last day of school isn't until June 23, but there are so many end of the year tests and activities, that this is the downhill slide and all I have to do is ride it out. I am trying to stay low key and prepare my students for their exams and just enjoy the last few weeks. (we'll see how long that attitude lasts)

But, I do have a few layouts to post. This first one is from one of those spring days when we were trying to make the most of the good weather. Jerry went kayaking and I took a walk around Lincoln Woods. For this LO I used a new Collab kit from Bubblescrap Designs and Connie Prince Designs called Boy-sterous. It is available at Scrapbook Bytes and Scrapable. The photo mask on the blue paper is by Dogs Day Designs from My Life and Scrap.

This next one is of my neice Willa in her basketbal uniform. I made this LO with the May Mega Collab from My Life and Scrap called Mama's Kitchen.

And finally this one is of my dear friend's beautiful daughter Marie. For this LO I used The Sweet Life, by Bubblescrap Designs.

So that's all for now....maybe I'll scrap a few more LO's before the summer laziness really hits me!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Lazy Day

I took the day off to get some stuff done around the house and in the yard. So far all I have done was eat some cereal and clear a couple of episodes of Lost and United States of Tara off my DVR list. I have a few LO's that I have made in the past week, so I figured I'd delay the working part of my day a little longer and get them posted.
Here's two I made with the new Mega kit from MLAS called Let the Sunshine In.

And this one I made with a picture I stole from my daughter's Facebook page. I used a kit from Dream Big Designs.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sometimes I'm Busy Doing Nothing

It seems like when all the girls were living at home and I was working full time I had a million things to do and I got most of it done. Now, I have all the time in the world to do things, and I cannot really say that I am getting much of anything done. I have been saying for weeks that as soon as the pollen stops flying, I will wash the windows....and...any day now, I will clean up the mess in the cellar....and...As soon as I get a chance, I will finish the book that I took out from the library about a month ago...and...before the school year ends, I will correct that pile of projects that I collected from my students in April...and...when the weather warms up, I will plant some flowers and do some weeding.

BUT, what I have been doing lately is... a lot of nothing.

I go for walks, I go out to eat, I do a little bit of scrapping and I watch a LOT of TV...I watch whatever is, hockey, baseball, Lost, American Idol, House, Old Christine, In the Middle, Modern Famly, 2 1/2 Men, Big Bang Theory, Pacific, United States of Tara, Grey's Anatomy, Glee....I'm sure there are more...but this list is sad enough. I love the mindless numbness of sitting and watching.

Maybe it's all about getting old and slowing down. I'll be 50 in a couple of months, and its been a busy 50 years. I've really had enough of being busy and I think I will just sit around and do whatever the hell I feel like doing for a little while.

But, I do have some LO's that I did in the past month. Sadly, It's been almost that long since my last blog. Oh well, like I said...I've been busy!

For these first two I used a kit from Bubblescrap Designs called Freshly Squeezed. I stole these pictures from Katie's and Laurie's Facebook pages.

For this LO, I used a another one of Bubblescrap Designs kits called Here Comes the Sun. (another stolen Facebook picture)

And for this one I used Bubblescrap Designs kit called Advent of Summer.

And last but not least, I have this silly LO that I did with a new kit from Rucola Designs called Over the Ocean.

Now that my blog is updated (this took me a couple of days to finish!) I think I need to rest.
Maybe I'll be back in a few days.....

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Gotta Get Organized

I'm becoming a little disorganized now that the weather is improving and I've been trying to get my butt off the couch and outside to get some fresh air and exercise.

So it's been a loooooong time since I have posted on this blog and I have a bunch of LO's to post.

I stole this picture of my neice Willa from my sister's facebook page. I used a blog train freebie called Sun Fruits.

This is my sweet little friend Victoria Marie. For this LO I used a template from Kate Designs April Brag Bag, wordart is a blog freebie from @Jacquie, the kit is Garden of Dreams by Tempus Fugit and the font is Alabama.

Here's another picture "stolen" from my sister. This one is of my parents and I used the kit Reduce, Reuse, Recycle by Rucola Designs and Bubblescrap Designs.

I used the same kit for this second LO and I used a template by Kate Designs. These are pictures of some spring cleaning and repairs I had done by my husband, brother and cousin. Gotta love having boys around to do all the dirty work!

And here's another set of pictures from my sister. I used Rise and Shine (Scrapbook Bytes and Scrapable) a new release by Bubblescrap Designs.

For this next LO, I used one of the last Christmas pictures I had to scrap and I used the kit from Kate Designs April Grab Bag called Retro.

Here's another picture of precious Victoria Marie. For this LO I used Little Ones from Bubblescrap Designs. She has her kits at My Life and Scrap, Scrapable and Scrapbook Bytes. I scraplifted this from a LO by justbnsharon called Sweet Angel Kisses in the MLAS gallery.

And finally here's a LO of my Godson McKale and his friends at a baseball game. For this LO I used a blog freebie from Mawkinberd's Nest.

This past week was vacation week and I went to NC to visit my daughter and grandkids. My other two daughters and my son-in-law went there too and we had a fun week hanging out together. I took about 400 pictures, so I will have a lot to scrap with in the next few weeks.
I hope I can manage to balance some scrapping time with some fresh air and exercise time!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sun, Sun, Sun....Here It Comes

The rain finally stopped and the sun came out today!!! There's no school tomorrow and the weather for the weekend it predicted to be sunny and warm. It doesn't get any better than this. (Well not until June 24th!) I have no plans, but plenty to do if I feel like it, so I guess we'll see what the weekend brings.
Here are a few LO's I did with the newest Bubblescrap Designs release called Sugar Coated.

And here's one more LO I did for the project 52 journaling challenge at MLAS. For this LO I used the MLAS December Mega Kit called Elegant Christmas.

OK, so I think that's all I have for this week. I have to work on more LO's now so I can blog again next week.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Rain, Rain GO AWAY!

We are in the middle of the Great Flood of 2010. I'm going to go out and take a few pictures of the river and get Jerry to take me out to dinner. The poor guy has been in the basement for two days now, and every once in a while I check on him and he says he's all set, so I go back to my computer and TV. I'm glad cleaning cellars is a "boy" job!
Actually it's not really so bad for us because we just have some water in our basement and we (I mean he) had to pump it out and use a wet vac. We always keep most of our junk off the floor so it's just a matter of cleaning up the water.
There are people all over the state that are in much worse situations. I've seen some pictures of cars covered with water and houses and businesses with 2-3 feet of water in them!
But, I'm sure he's getting tired because it stopped raining about 8 hours ago and the water is still coming in! Maybe I'll take a shift and let him get some rest.

I'll finish this post later...

I'm baaaack...

Here's a link to some pictures I just took of the Blackstone River. One of my favorite restaurants is conveniently located right near this section of the river, so I did get to go out to dinner!

And finally, here's another LO I did of our weekend in Maine a couple of weeks ago. For this LO I used a new kit from Bubblescrap Designs called Basket Surprise and I think it is supposed to be released tomorrow at MLAS. AND tomorrow is Thrify Thursday, so there will probably be some great sales going on!
I have a few more LO's to post, so check back again in a couple of days. I'm off to man the pumps.