Archive for September, 2011


September 30, 2011 |  by  |  Announcements  |  2 Comments

So this is just an FYI for those of you who are Copic colorers or scrappers. I just found a site that is having an AMAZING on-line party this next week with the best prize list I think I have ever seen! So i wanted to share the info and the link. Click on the flyer to head that way!

Also there are only 5 days left to sign up for Copic Coloring 2 over at Get It Scrapped! I hope you will join me it is going to be an outstanding class if I do say so myself 🙂

Hugs all!


September 28, 2011 |  by  |  Family, Scrapbooking  |  No Comments

Hi all! Well I have emerge from my cave! My class is done, art work complete, classes written and photographs taken. All submitted. Horribly behind my normal timely-ness I locked myself in my office the past couple days and got it done. So sorry Debbie!

Now I am realizing a whole month has gone by and although I have taken about 300 photographs every single one of them has been staring down at a table with art work on it. My “One Month At a Time” layout will be looking pretty unusual for the month of September. And yet we have been busy! Lots of fun little things, Sara ran in a mile run for school both in PE but also in a little cross country fun day (she did great by the way a mile in about 11.5 minutes not to bad for my girly girl!) we went to Living History Farms for a gorgeous day outside. Swimming, diving, girl scouts started up, new boots for the girls and today feathers in their hair. Oh yeah we are the trendy ones at our house. Except we bought the kit and did them ourselves instead of paying the salon. Very fun. All in all good times.

Here are a couple more layouts from last weekend. The first is another from last Thanksgiving what a great trip! We are looking forward to Arizona again this year!

Here is a layout from our Chicago trip last year I just realized what a horrible job i did shooting the layout but you get the feel. Girls way up high on the sky deck! I actually posted the original shots around this time last year.

Hugs to all!


September 21, 2011 |  by  |  Family, Scrapbooking  |  2 Comments

Oh Scrappy Day! I actually had a scrappy evening it felt GREAT. I managed to make 11 pages in the 6 hours. None extra spectacular but oh it felt so good to just put some pages together. Here are a couple of them.
This first one is from last November’s trip to Arizona! I managed to get those pages complete so I am ready to go again this November 🙂 I LOVE the photo of John and his Dad, they are such an amazing duo!

This next one is of my scrapping buddies at two separate crops. It has been so nice to find some ladies to go to events with regularly. We laugh an awful lot as we play with our tools.

Life is humming along nicely at our house Girl Scouts was the latest and last activity to hit the home front last night. Both girls are involved this year in their own troops and both LOVE it. Girl scouts is still the best.

Hugs all!


September 11, 2011 |  by  |  Copics  |  1 Comment

One last little peek into my newest class and then you will just have to sign up! The sales page of course has several more of the images displayed so you can see a few more here 🙂 I am about at the halfway point of the writing and then on to photographing the art and steps.

On the home front we have been reveling in the beginnings of fall weather here with clear sunny days and temps. in the 70’s and even 50’s at night. Allergies of course are raging but with that kind of weather I am willing to suffer the other! We even went to Applefest today at the Living History Farms. Simple small and the perfect excuse to spend the day together outside.

Girls are good this next week we will add swimming to the after school activities so should be a little more like our normal crazy school days. Lori is all signed up to be a Daisy this year (the youngest level of Girl Scouts) so I think we are set. Swimming, Diving, Gymnastics and Girl Scouts yep I think that sounds like plenty.

Life is sweet!
Hugs all!


September 6, 2011 |  by  |  Copics  |  1 Comment

Hello Hello! I know I feel like I have not posted anything for ages! and looking at my blog it has been! BUT all for good reason. I have been scrambling to get Copic Coloring 2 together! And it is coming along nicely. I never have as much time and energy as I think I am going to have but it is still coming along. I have all the art work done at this point so i am on phase two which is writing all the classes, including the step by step instructions. Time consuming as well but probably the most important part and what people appreciate the most.

Below there is a sneaky peek at one of the images from the class. There were several requests for an image with water reflections so here is a peek at that image. We are going to tackle some pretty advanced stuff in this class. I am really excited about all the images! I think everyone is going to learn a ton!

As far as family we are all well. The girls are well into there 3rd and first grade years. We were having a few issues at first grade recess but those seem to be resolved so we are leaving the building with smiling faces, YEAH! We just had a great family weekend. Nothing major but several meals out, we all watched Seabiscut on the couch Saturday night and then yesterday we had a perfect day. We started with treats at Panera hit the bike trail and road 11.2 miles, yes all of us, then off to the mall to pick food of your choice with Coldsrone for desert! Does it get any better? How about 70 degrees and clear skies hmmmmm….yep that just about seals the deal, perfection!