Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Evan is 22 months old today...

...and he's got quite the attitude!

I must have heard "no" one hundred times today... but he is still an awesome kid :-)

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, January 21, 2008


I am in love with my 7Gypsies ATC holder! I love the little cards it comes with...so I had to create my first ATC tonight! I used Emily Falconbridge's art journal challenge as my inspiration. Our first "word" is feel.

It felt so great to get into my studio and really play with products. I used four colors of Making Memories paint, which I layered on my card. I mixed in a piece of sheet music, and added a cool circle stamp (with white paint) on top. I added my alphabets, and covered the whole thing with clear glaze (also MM). While it was still wet, I added Martha Stewart ultra-fine glitter. I added one more layer of glaze, and finished it off with cute little dot rub-ons from Stampin' Up!. The back of the card is painted light green, and I stamped the date on a Heidi Swapp journaling spot and adhered using paint.

And I created a layout! I am so proud of myself! I love this photo of Mark and Evan:

Happy Martin Luther King day!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Not been in the mood...

...to scrapbook. In almost 7 years, I cannot remember the last time I said that. I don't know what my problem is, but I have been doing other things to fill my time. On the New Years Day, Mark purchased a Wii. I was never allowed to play video games as a kid (my mom thinks they will rot a child's brain), so we didn't have them in the house. I guess my friends didn't have them either, because I only remember touching a Nintendo controller once in 22 years, until Mark brought home the Wii, of course! I am not too excited about the super competitive games, mostly because I always lose, and I really don't like losing all the time. I was getting really frustrated, so Mark got me a Sims game, and I love it! I have become more familiar with the controller and Nunchuck (is that not the most disgusting word?!?), and I also like how non-competitive it is. You can't really lose...you have to create a town, build houses, and make virtual furniture for these fictional homes. I love decorating each home to suite the individual "Sims" needs...it's almost like playing "house" as a kid.

I have also started reading again, for pleasure. It has been awhile since I picked up a book for fun, so I raided my sister's book collection while we were home for Christmas, and I must say she does have great taste. I started reading The Hot Flash Club while I was in Puyallup, and finished it in less than two days. I recently ordered The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again, off of Amazon, and I started, and finished it tonight. I even started the third book in the installment. I love them! I also read Accidentally Yours by Susan Mallory (simply wonderful), and a couple others I have really enjoyed. Oh, and Eat Pray Love, which was good too. I was reading the second section of Eat Pray Love (the main character is in India), at the same time my dad was in India, so that was neat. I felt like I was in Mumbai with him...sort of. In a very remote, much colder weather kind of way.

Krsiti W. and I are heading up to Spokane tomorrow with Ben and Evan, so that should be interesting. Evan wasn't exactly a prince the last time I took him into a scrapbook store, so I am dreading it slightly. Not because I don't want to go to Spokane, I just don't want to be dealing with an almost two year old at the same time. Such is life, I guess.

Here's to a peaceful outing tomorrow :-)

Friday, January 4, 2008

Sorry I've been MIA...

I only have about five seconds to post...having Mark's boss and his wife over for dinner, and really don't have time! Anyway, I thought I would share this photo of Evan:

He has been doing this when he gets in trouble or when he is given food he doesn't want to eat or he simply wants to pout. How cute is that?!?!

Anyway, I'm cleaning my studio so Pam and I can scrap tonight + I still have to shower.

Happy Friday!