It's been an interesting 24 hours, and this is probably more information than you want to know but this is life right?
I stayed up way too late at Studio Calico waiting for the sneaks of the Oct kit. When I finally went to bed at midnight, J was up for the 3rd time that evening. But he settled down pretty quickly when I took him to our room and everything seemed ok. I was awoken again at 4 am by my dog jumping off my bed, something he never does. He started vomiting immediately, and I pulled up the rugs and put him in my bathroom. Not sure what that was all about, hairball? I would have taken him outside, but I was afraid J would wake up again and I would be outside. After he settled down and I gave him some water, he went back to sleep. The next time I would be awakened, it was because I had the strange sensation of rolling over into the contents of a leaky diaper. Let's just leave it at that. By 6 am everyone was up, however no one was very happy about it.
I spent the weekend cleaning. I cleaned the bottom level of our townhouse on Friday morning, the middle level on Saturday morning, and on Sunday I had no choice but to clean the top level, as my bathroom floor had vomit on it and my sheets needed a good laundering as well. But it's all clean now. J likes to play with the vacuum, so he didn't mind.
Anyway, I feel I earned my guacamole this past week. As we got in the car this afternoon to go retrieve that Chipotle goodness, I couldn't stop thinking about Aleida. So I turned the music up to drown out my anxiety, Blink 182 What's my age again. When we got to Chipotle J started clapping. I laughed so hard. He is definitely my kid. My dh however will probably shortly demand a paternity test, as the child hates pizza.
Here are some layouts I did last week. I thought about adding more journaling, but they were done. On to the next one right?
This one is Cosmo Cricket's Mr. Campy Patterned paper x 2, Cosmo Blackboard Tree shape with die cut Mr. Campy Tree hugging sticker. I added the Rub-on stitching for fun, otherwise I think it's pretty self explanatory.
And this one has been on my desk for a week or more. I kept trying to figure out if it is done. I think it is:
This one is Cosmo Cricket's Haunted Patterned Paper x 3. I added the photo with mat to the patterned paper on top of the cardstock with title and journaling. Then I added Cosmo's Haunted Rub-on Spider web and Cosmo's Mr. Campy Ribbon, plus some Making Memories Felt Alphas. I wasn't sure the rub-on was going to work, it had to cover 3 levels. But it covered like a dream! I've gotten burned by rub-ons before, but I've never had any trouble with the Cosmo rub-ons.
And the questions! I'm just going in the order they were left.
Your post was very moving. Sometimes we forget to thank people. Thanks for reminding me to do just that! You are on 2 great DT's. Do you feel pressure to create, or is it still so much fun?
Answer: I still think it is so much fun! The design teams I'm on require a certain number of pages a month, but they have never told me that I had to scrap a page about my mom, or to use this paper, or anything like that. So I still think it is very fun and I pretty much get to just do what I like to do. Doing stuff for CHA, due to the time crunch can be stressful, but that is the only time I can think of.
First thank you for the chance at the giveaway! I just found your blog today, and how ironic that I am sitting on the fence about starting a blog and sharing my work and putting myself out there. The quote is great. You are not a scrapbooker until you scrap! Thanks for the inspiration. How long has it taken you to get to 100 pages?
Answer: That's a good one! I started last Sept, but I only finished 5 pages by Christmas. Then we moved. Then I started the blog at the end of Jan. So I would say 95% of the pages were completed in 7-8 months.
erin m said...
Congrats on all of the scrapbooking-related milestones!
Here's my question to you:
Just curious to find out what sites you visit on a daily basis, and what your routine is...do you check one specific site first, something else second, etc?
Answer: Um, I visit 2 peas, Studio Calico, Scrapbook.com, and Memorable Seasons (all links under inspiration on the sidebar), not necessarily in that order. Depends on my mood, the day, if I have anything to upload anywhere, what I'm uploading, etc. I also visit my friends blogs when I have a moment.
Hope you are having a great day, let me know! And do not worry if you missed out on the RAK, lots more where that came from.