Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Meet Jack

A new addition to our family. A pure breed one year old Yorkie fell into my lap on Saturday. He is playful but gentile. Handsome as you can see. He knows how to sit and fetch. He is in desperate need of a good grooming and came to me all matted but he doesn't mind being brushed. We already named him Jumping Jack because when he gets excitied he can jump 3 -4 feet. He is adorable I cant believe someone gave him up. He gets along great with Spooks and its already like he has been part of our family since he was born. The only down side is he is not house trained or fixed. Yes I have my work cut out for me but he is so smart I don't think I will have a problem. So far not so bad. Barking isn't an issue either. He is very quiet. The only reason I can see why he was given up has to be the house training. Thanks Erica for the referal. Lots more pictures of Jack to come!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hambly Obsession

I have it. I use it on almost every layout. After cutting out the frame I used a lit candle and melted the edges to give it texture and soften the edges. I love the way it came out. I have been inspired after spending time at Bella Art to break out my stamps and embossing powders and get creative with them again. Who needs letter stickers or rub ons? Happy 70th Birthday Joan!!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

*10 Words*

My little boy has a spelling test today as he does every Friday and the class is up to 10 words now. He can spell where why and know. Just this past summer he couldn't spell it on or at. This is amazing to me. I am so proud of him and thankful to his teacher who is awesome. She is strict but patient. I could never be a first grade teacher. Yesterday my Studio Calico kit came in the mail. I can't wait to play with it. They have the best design team. So much inspiration to get you going, I think that is why I love their kits. My Christmas supplies are still out and all over my scrap room. I am getting sick of looking at them so I better hurry up and finish that album. One of my goals this new year is to not leave a project unfinished or start a new one until I finish. So I am going to try and finish all of my unfinished projects by the end of January before starting a new one. Did I say that? I have 4 layouts sitting on my desk, my x-mas album, some stuff I need to do for Isa and one layout I need to design for Lisa. No problem! Now I just need to stop reading blogs and surfing and maybe I can get something done! Have a great Friday!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

2009 Calendar

I made this Jenni Bowlin calendar last year and decided to do it again this year. Each month I take a photo at the beginning of the month and scrap something about the month and add it to the calender. It doesn't have to be on the first of the month. Last year in the month of May I didn't have a photo so I used a sketch Danielle drew and scrapped that on the the calendar. It looks great even blank and it makes a great gift. I love that this years has a die cut shape. I purchased mine from Jenni Bowlin as a kit for about $20.00 but you can pick up your own calendar cards now at Bella Art for under $10 and use your own supplies. The cover was decorated using the package that comes with the cards. I decided to use some of my left over design team supplies from Bella Art to finish decorating the cover. A great way to use up scraps.I might try and do this every month.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Basketball season

has officially started for both of my children. I feel funny with my big camera and flash at the games. I seem to always be the only one taking pictures. I took about 50 or so today at practice and these are my favorite of Matt and his cousin Joe. I am so glad they are close in age and get along so well. Joe is quite the basketball player. It amazes me that they can get baskets in at this age. Notice Matthew in the air in one shot. I love my zoom and my new flash....thanks to my wonderful husband! Lots of basketball layouts to be done this season. Go Hurricanes and go MB!