Wednesday, October 29, 2008

An idea worth sharing!

I read this on another blog I'm on, and thought, "Hey! What a great idea!" I wanted to pass it along, and here it is!

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Polka Dot Challenge Layout!

Well, I didn't get it to Vi in time for voting, but I wanted to have proof that I finished it! :) I think I over-killed the polka-dots, but it's still cute!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A catch-up post, and vacation pictures!

I haven't stamped, scrapped, crocheted.... nothing creative at all since October 4th. How sad is that??? It's just been a whirlwind here.

We were on vacation from October 5-10 in Ocean City, Maryland. We go every year around this time, and I just love it! There are no crowds, many things are still open, and it was warm enough to wade in the ocean! Kacy missed her house, her friends... basically everything! But she loved the sand and the indoor pool, so all was good.

The hotel we stay at has an atrium which is home to several parrots and other exotic birds. They are so friendly and so cute!

The week after we came home was just non-stop! Three Tastefully Simple parties, a team meeting, gymnastics class, and a myriad of other things just kept me going and going with hardly a minute to spare!

I did get to watch the Penn State game on Saturday. Kris was at the game, and I spent most of the first half yelling at the TV. Luckily, a completely different team showed up after halftime, and Penn State beat Michigan!!! YAY!!!

Life kind of calms down of the rest of the month, and for that, I am grateful. I still have three parties this week, and that is a good thing! But my schedule isn't as crazy as it's been since the beginning of the month, and I can focus on being creative again!

Here are a few pictures from our vacation!

Kacy standing with the seashells she collected!

My dad, Kacy's great-great-aunt Kay, Kacy, and me after Kacy fell in the water! We thought she'd have a meltdown, but she loved it!

Kacy and Kris

My favorite bird, Curly!

Dillon the parrot, strutting around! He followed one woman around for over half an hour, and when her boyfriend got too close, Dillon went for his ankles! Too funny!

The view of the atrium from right outside our room. Isn't it pretty?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

My first Flip Book!

WOW!!! These are SO COOL!!! They look complicated, but if I can figure it out, trust me: you can, too!!!

I finished this one yesterday, and today I started another. I had grand plans to spend several hours at the scrapbook store making 2 or 3 of these babies. Instead, I spent several hours making ONE almost-completed flip book. But I did show two other friends how to make them, so it was totally NOT a wasted afternoon! :) And let me tell you- their creations are just beautiful!!!

First of all, I got the inspiration and the link to the directions at this blog. My creation isn't nearly as pretty as hers is, nor did I take as many pictures as she did! But I hope you like it anyway! :)

Second, I used the Close to my Heart paper set, and I'll be darned if I can remember which set this is! But it made it easier for my first one to use the paper set. I added Chocolate just because I liked it! :)

I hope you get inspired by this like I did!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October Layout

Happy October!!!

Wow- where did September go??? I can't believe it's over!

I love October, though! It's when it truly starts to feel like fall. The leaves changes, the air turns crisp, and the ground crunches. My husband and I got married on October 2 (15 years tomorrow!!!), and overall, I just LOVE fall!!!

Here is a layout that took me over a week to finish- how pathetic is that? I kept it on my office table, and everytime I'd wander past, I'd look at it, add something, change something, but I still wasn't happy. However, I REALLY need my table, so I had no choice but to finish it up!

I love these pictures, and I love the paper, and I didn't want to mess it up. I know, I know... you really *can't* mess it up, but I wanted this to be a special layout.

I used two layout ideas from did I mention that I love that site??? The pictures were taken almost 3 years ago. I'm a little behind! teehee