sick kids & new layouts..

Yup.. the kids are sick -again. Missy has the normal, cough and runny nose and Little Man is teething like no tomorrow and has a cold, no cough for him yet – fingers crossed.We are having a ‘cold spell’ so I don’t know if that has anything to do with them not feeling great as it was 80 something the other day and now we’re barely getting to 50 at night.  So I have both kiddo’s at home with me today and we’re taking it easy.

Rick and I have started refinishing Little Man’s dresser. Well it’s Rick’s dresser and side table from when he was a kid – he said he thinks he has had it for at least 20 years if not longer. Rick and Missy sat out on the back porch and sanded down the  side table and the drawer fronts for that yesterday afternoon. Then Missy & I primed it and I have put 2 coats of “the #2 miller lite car” blue on it (we picked the colour from Rusty Wallace’s old car, which is now driven byKurt Busch). I forgot to take before pictures as well as pictures of Missy & Rick sanding, but will of course post some “after” pictures once it’s finished. We still have the dresser to do, so when we start that I’ll make sure to get pictures of it going thru the whole process. We also painted the front door. It’s now a shade of “tomato red. We got rained out on Saturday so it still needs a few more coats to make it the “true” red it should be. With it being cold having the front door off at the moment isn’t going to work, so we’ll wait until it warms up just a little.

Last week (wow it’s really been that long since I wrote here) we took Missy to the Cole Brother’s Circus as it was in town and we promised her a reward for her awesome report card. Little Man hated the first 20-30 minutes but was really into the elephants.. they are so cute who wouldn’t like them? On the way out we let Missy have an elephant ride and I think that was the best part of her night! It was a great night out and something different besides going to the theme parks etc.

Here’s a couple of layouts that I have had “hiding” on my hard drive that I wanted to share.

All Boy -Little Man at one week old.
Created using Little Boy Blue by Julie Marie Designs.

Elephant Ride – We took DD to the circus last night and she got to ride on one of the elephants!
I created this Layout using Armina Designs Natural Batik Papers Vol II the rubber band is from Digital Candy’s October Mega Kit – Wicked, Background Paper and buttons by Julie Marie Scraps Country Pumpkin Kit, white mats by Kirsty Scraps.

Where is Adam?? – My Little Man playing his favorite game.. Peek-a-boo.

Created using Not for Boys by Armina Designs and the alpha is Puffy White Alpha by Julie Marie Scraps

Well I’m going to go and try to get a few more things done before Little Man gets up from his Nap

TTFN

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November 17, 2008. Creative Team, Digital Candy, Digital Scrapbooking, fun, Julie Marie Scraps, Layouts, Life, Missy. Leave a comment.

Recent Layouts..

I haven’t had a chance to sit still and post my recent layouts and I apologize to the designers for not posting these sooner.

We have just been super busy with Missy’s dance class, planning Little man’s birthday, I’ve been trying to finish up some cross stitching projects and our normal every day hustle and bustle.

Here’s the layouts I have done recently

Building a Scarecrow – Missy & DH building our scarecrow last year
created using Calalily’s Harvest Kit

The Cutest Pumpkin – Missy at the pumpkin patch a couple of years ago. She found this tiny pumpkin and declared that it was the cutest pumpkin and it was hers. Created using Calalily’s Harvest Kit

Kisses From Daddy – Rick and Missy in August of 2004
I created this layout using the frame, felt flowers, and background papers from Julie Marie’s Lion Safari. The white flower trim is from Julie Marie’s Victorian kit, the brown background paper is from Julie Marie’s Warn Folded Neutrals, the ribbon on the frame is from Digital Candy’s October Mega Kit and the alpha is Cream Typewriter by Meryl Bartho

You are my Sunshine – Missy this past April
I created this layout using Wendy Page’s My Shabby Day Mini Kit

I love you too much – Missy & I in July of 2004. We used to tell her that we loved her very much and she would respond with “I love you too much”.I created this layout using Wendy Page’s My Shabby Day kit and Chrissy W’s template from her template challenge on her blog.

 Fall Card – I created this fall card to send to friends and family for Thanksgiving for Scrap Matter’s Hybrid Challenge Created using background papers and frame from Julie Marie’s Country Pumpkin kit and pumpkin and bird embellishments from Wendy Page’s “My Funky Fall-o-ween” kit, template by Winkasheart.

Fall 2008 -Rick & the kids on our front porch ready for fall.
I created this layout using Wendy Page’s “My Funky Fall-o-ween” kit, Mat paper and leaves are from Julie Marie’s Country Pumpkin, string from Digital Candy’s Wicked Mega Kit.

October 27, 2008. Creative Team, Digital Candy, Digital Scrapbooking, Julie Marie Scraps, Layouts. Leave a comment.

2 layouts & 2 sick Monkeys

Yup, both monkeys are sick. We paid our bi-monthly (seriously it seems that way) visit to the pediatrician this morning as both kids had cold like symptoms and then started with a wonderful barky cough. With Missy’s medical history and the fact that she gets pneumonia at the drop of a hat I thought it was best to go and have a visit. We had to take Rick to work anyway as our other truck still won’t run properly and I hate being with out my truck, so we went and found out that both kids have ear infections – Little man has a double and Missy has one in her right ear. On top of that they both have chest infections and Missy has a croupy sounding cough so we’re treating that with a steroid – lovely! So I have both monkeys at home – Missy stayed home yesterday also so I’ve had my hands more full than normal.

The weird thing is Little Man has started sleeping through the night – which isn’t normal for him when he’s not sick, so maybe we can convince him that this is the way normal people sleep and continue on this track we’re on right now.  With him sleeping in the evenings I’ve been able to get a few layouts completed and I have also started working on our family calendar for Christmas.

Here’s my 2 most recent layouts that I created for Julie Marie Scraps

Daisy – Missy & Daisy from her first trip to Disney, Christmas 2007.

I created this layout using papers & elements from Princess hearts by Julie Marie Scraps,
Dreams do come true & magical Disney moment by Britt-ish Design.
Love, Daisy I traced from Missy’s autograph book

Missy with our Scarecrow that we made for fall last year.  This layout was created using Autumn Spice by Julie Marie Scraps and the title was created using Dunia’s Stamped Alpha

If you want to check out Julie’s other designs her store is HERE

I have just downloaded another kit from Calalily over at Digital Candy so look for those layouts in the next day or so. Depending on Little Man & his sleep I might work on that this afternoon or this evening, It’s super cute too!

well, I think I should go and get a few things done before nap time.

TTFN

September 23, 2008. Creative Team, Digital Scrapbooking, Family, Julie Marie Scraps, Layouts, Missy, Random Gabbings. Leave a comment.

Happy Birthday to me!

Today I turned 27. Not that it’s old, but I feel it. Last night Little Man decided that sleep was for the week and that staying up most of the night sounded like fun to him.

I did get to sleep in this morning until 11, but that’s only because I was up with Little Man until 4am. Then we have just really bummed about and now Rick and the monkeys have headed out to the store to pick up a few things for dinner. Mum and Tink are coming over tonight to have “birthday dinner” with me and that will probably be the highlight of today.

I recieved some good news this morning when I came into check my email. I had applied for a couple of CT calls that have been going on and I had an email from Julie over at Julie Marie Scraps and I was accepted as a CT member 🙂  I’m excited to get started and start creating for her.

Well, I need to run as I want to take advantage of the kids not being here and get a few things around here done.

TTFN

September 21, 2008. Creative Team, Family, Julie Marie Scraps, Random Gabbings. Leave a comment.