Friday, October 26, 2012

Hey bloggers,

I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of the Fall season so far. Here in Tx we are still experiencing 80+ degree weather, but that's better than 110 degree weather. I will take what I can get. We are hoping for a real Fall, and Winter season this year. We were cheated out of the luxury of the cold weather last year. Which left us with an overwhelming amount of bugs, and other critters.
I am so excited about sweaters, boots, Fall candles, hot chocolate, chilli, and everything related to the season. I am happy to sit in the house more days than not under a warm blanket, in some comfy sweats, scrapping, and scrapping,lol.

This Fall I will be more intentional about taking more images of my children. Last year I failed miserably in that area. It's hard to take as many pictures of your family when your photographing everyone else's.

I have had this picture of Bailey for a while now. I've wanted to scrap it for so long, but it felt like I could never find the right papers and design for it. Finally, My Minds Eye came along :) and created the "Sweetest Thing" collection. Allowing me to finally create a page for this sweet image of my baby girl.
A little history about this photo. It was taken right at the beginning of Fall 2010. This was about the time Bailey started getting really sick throwing up mysteriously. She had been in and out of the ER and doctors offices, test after test, with doctors trying to determine what was causing her to become so sick. With each visit we would be left in the dark, wondering what was making our sweet baby so ill. On this particular day I had planned to take her out and photograph her for Fall. And out of no where she started to fall ill. I pray I never forget what she said to me, "Mom I want to take pictures". I said Bailey it's cold outside and your not feeling well. We will try another day. She insisted "No Mommy I want too". So we pulled the car over and took maybe 10 frames before she became too weak to continue. This is one of the photos I got that day. It's a wonderful reminder of how brave she was, and is.

Thanks for stopping by. Chat with you soon.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hey Ladies,

It's been three weeks since I last blogged. I said I was going to be blogging consistently but 3 weeks isn't too bad is it? The good news is I have been scrapping. Not as much as I would like but I have completed 2 pages and finished 2 that I started over a year ago. Yes you read that right... I have about 5 or 6 layouts that I started and never finished. I put the foundation of the layout down; paper, images, but no embellies or detail. I figured finishing these pages could be a great way for me to get back into the groove of creating. I was kinda rusty, trying to find my way back to a layout that felt like me. I created one that I was so unhappy with. I plan to take it apart and redo it. The good thing about that layout is I was able to work out some of those quirks, and kinks.

Over the past few weeks I have been trying to get re-adjusted to everything scrap. You know what's new in the industry, changes that have taken place, what new products to buy, and tools to invest in. What better way to do all of this than to visit Scrappers Boutique. I haven't been there in about 5 months, and I haven't placed any online orders in I don't know when.  It was great to see everyone, and all the fun changes made to the store.

This layout was created Nov. of last year. The photo was taken July of last year. The products are a mesh mash of a left over kit from Scarlet Lime, and a Studio Calico kit. The really sad part is the Scarlet Lime kit is so old I am not sure what year I bought it. I think it's 2010, or early 2011 LOL.
I will chat with you ladies soon, I have some new scrap goodies from My Minds Eye, and Teresa Collins that I picked up and I can't wait to get busy with them.

Well, I am headed to bed. Nighty night!!


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