Sunday, February 28, 2010

I Need Another Vacation

We had a nice week in Florida visiting with my parents, but it wasn't easy to be back at work. The state of RI is attacking teachers and Jerry's school was the first target. It seems that we teachers are to blame for the students' lack of motivation and success on the high stakes testing. I don't think the next few months are going to be much fun at work, because I'm sure Woonsocket will be next school system to be attacked.
On lighter note, my kids are complaining that I haven't blogged in a while, I guess they are my audience here, so I better keep them happy. So here are some scraps....I worked on a few LO's for Bubblescrap Designs and Rucola Designs, and I have a bunch of LO's to post so I will try to get them all up this week.
Here's a LO with some pictures of our day kayaking. I had to give up my usual seat to my mom, so she got to be paddled around by Jerry and I had to really work. I wasn't a happy camper, but I sucked it up and tried to have fun for my mom and Elizabeth's sake. They both had a good time, so it was worth the sore muscles and blisters. Next time, I get the passenger seat.
For this LO I use Spring Cake by Bubblescrap Designs.

Here's a picture of me and my mom from our sunset walk on the beach, this LO is from a QP that I made a while back using the February Mega Kit from MLAS called Totally Devoted.

For this LO of my niece Elizabeth I use Rucola Design's kit called Fresh & Wet. I really love the bright colors in this kit. And you will see more LO's made with this kit.

Here's a freebie for you from the shop at MLAS. I'll be back tomorrow.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Birthday My Life and Scrap Blog Train

My Life and Scrap is having a birthday celebration and you are invited to attend.
There will be challenges, prizes, RAK's and lots of fun!
To get the party started hop on this blog train and collect some freebies!

Vacation Time

I spent the day packing!!! Monday morning instead of heading for work, we are heading to the airport and flying to Florida for a week of rest. I feel kind of guilty, because I haven't actually done very much since Christmas that I really need to rest, but it will be fun to be able to be outside without wearing a winter coat and mittens. I am promising myself that I will get lots of exercise and fresh air to make up for the countless hours I have spent sitting on the couch with my laptop and TV. I will miss my TV, but I am bringing my the laptop, so I can stay connected to the world.
We really don't have big plans for the week in Florida, but I'm bringing my camera and I plan on taking a bunch of pictures to scrap. We're bringing our niece Elizabeth with us and going to visit my parents, so I am looking foward to spending time with all of them.
Here's my layout from the Friday night speed scrap at MLAS. I did this LO of my nieces and my grandaughter from Christmas. They were all so cute together and we had a such great time throughout the holiday weekend.
This LO is made with the newest MLAS Mega kit that will be released on the 15th. This kit is called Totally Devoted and there is another one called And Many More. I made this LO into a QP, so check back here in a bit and I will have a link for you. Look how cute my grandkids look all dressed up in formal wear. They did this photo shoot for a fund raiser and I love the way the picture came out.
There's a big party going on a My Life and Scrap and tomorrow is the beginning of the blog train and treasure hunt and the birthday bash challenges. I will try to keep up with everything while I am on vacation. Thank God my mom finally got high speed internet!

Here's a link to this freebie QP. It was made with the January Mega called A Long Winter's Nap.

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

My Life and Scrap Birthday Sales and Challenges

Last Sunday I finally got up off my butt and went outside and took a walk. It was only about 30 degrees outside, but the sun was shining and I was feeling a little restless, so I forced myself to get UP and OUT. It really was a beautiful day and Jerry and I had a great walk, and I had fun taking some pictures. I took over 100 pictures and used a few to make these layouts.

The first two layouts are for the template and lyrics challenges at My Life and Scrap and the two others are for the Week 6 P52 Photo Challenge.

For these first two layouts I used a Mega Kit from MLAS called April Showers and the template is from Kate Designs.

The prompt for this weeks photo challenge was pets. Since I don't have any pets I decided to watch a flock of geese for a little while and they were actually quite active and I had a good time taking their pictures.

For these layouts I used RebeccaPSP's kit called Fall-ing for U and the template is from Dogs Day Designs.

I've been working on a couple of layouts with the new Mega Kits that will be released on February 15th, so check back in a couple of days to see those.
For now here's a feebie for you from the shop at My Life and Scrap. You should definitely stop by there and check out the great birthday sales and challenges.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Busy Doing Nothing

I feel like I've been busy, but I don't really know what I've gotten done. Everytime I check my "to-do" list I realize I still have a lot of things to do that I don't feel like doing. So I pick up my computer (and turn on the TV) and do some scrapping.
I did get this LO done for Bubblescrap Designs and RebeccaPSP's new kit called Vintage Euphoria. I think the LO came out good because the picture is so great. It breaks my heart every time I look at it. My son-in-law left for a 7 month deployment about 1 month ago, so my daughter has a long wait ahead of her.

There are a lot of great and fun things going on a My Life and Scrap in the next month. They are celebrating their 1st birthday and have added more challenges and a lot of great sales.

And there will be two new great Mega-kits released on the 15th, so I've been working on some QP's that I will use as freebies really soon.

For now here is a freebie from the January Mega Kit.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Long Exhausting Week

It's the beginning of a new semester at school. That means starting all over with new classes full of new students. It's great to get a fresh start, but exhausting to get everything organized and running smoothly. Some kids do not adjust well to change, and I 've had my share of issues this week.

So, every day this week, I've come home from work and done some planning and preparing and then I crash. I'm too tired to scrap and too tired to blog. So here it is Thursday and this is my first entry of the week.

I did this LO last weekend for the Project 52 Photo Challenge at My Life and Scrap. The theme was comfy.

I hope I get more energy in the next few days, but for now I'm going to watch TV and crash.

I leave you with this freebie from MLAS. I'm sure you can find some more Halloween pictures to scrap!