Saturday, August 30, 2008

Choo Choo!

It's a blog train! We're celebrating Malaysia's Independence Day... so Happy Merdeka Day to all you scrappers from Malaysia!
And for all the rest of us, who have no idea what that card even says... well, we can just enjoy the free kit that Zakirah has made to celebrate this special day in her country!

So, without further ado....

here is the next part of the kit...

Just click on the kit preview to download!

Next station in the blog train is Holly's Thanks for stopping by!! Have a wonderful day!

ETA: The blog train has pulled into the final station and the links are no longer available. I hope you all had fun!

Friday, August 29, 2008

He's famous!! He's famous!!

Well, at least his right arm is! That's all you can see of him, but it's a nice arm... and sporting his "Pray for China" band to boot! Talk about mass evangelism!

If you've ever wondered what Simon does at work, this'll sort of give you a clue. He plays with big, powerful computers. If only I could sneak in there and install Photoshop I could scrap at the speed of light! (The picture is linked to the article in the Orange County Register if you're interested in finding out more about the wonderful medical advances that are being made in the cardiac field.)

New Kit and a Party!

The new kit by Matahati Designs is available exclusively at Scrap Orchard today, and it's fun, fun, fun to scrap with! Right now, there's a deal where if you buy the kit, you get the luggage tag album free!

Here's my LO with Summer Bling:

And... check out what's coming this weekend...
It's a Blog Party!!
Be sure to stop back by for that! Check in with you all later!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sooooo behind!!

Because I've been SO bad about blogging over the past few weeks, I've lots of CT news and LO's to share. First a LO for Miss Tiina Designs using her minikit created for the Funky Playground Teacher's Pet contest. The results of the final round aren't in yet, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for her!

Here's a couple for Matahati Designs:

Zakirah has a fun new kit coming out on Friday so watch for that. Here's a little sneak peek for you!

For Britt-ish Designs I have a LO using her grabbag which was full of stuff perfect for scrapping all my boys (well, except for Peter since he's not too active in outside play yet! )
And one with the Gretchen kit:
I also have one with her newest kit, Fairchild. It's just full of fun, graphic papers and elements and if you purchase it by midnight Thursday, you'll automatically receive the coordinating brag book in your download!

And my page:

And finally, I'm really happy to have been accepted to the Sugarplum Paperie hybrid team!
I'm not too experienced in hybrid yet, but I'm throwing myself enthusiastically into the process of learning and creating. You can see the announcement on her blog along with my first hybrid card here.

Whew! I think I'm all caught up now! With any luck, I'll stay that way! (As usual, click the LOs for the credits.)
Happy scrapping!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I'm Back!

**Tap, tap, tap**

Is this thing on anymore?

Is anyone even still out there??

Wake up!!!

I know you all probably thought I'd dropped off the face of the earth, but life has just gotten so busy this month that something had to go, and blogging was it! But, hopefully I'll be able to post a bit more regularly now that some of the month's activities have ended. You might wonder if Peter is walking and talking with a full set of teeth by now, but I'm happy to report that none of you have missed THAT much of his short life, although he did get his two bottom teeth in last week. He LOVES the saucer and is just on the verge of being able to sit up by himself. He is quite popular at church, since he bestows a happy smile on anyone willing to take the time to talk to him. I generally have to pry him away from someone's arms when I go to pick him up in the nursery.

We've spent quite a few of the evenings enjoying the unseasonably mild weather. The boys like to run around and play, but I like to sit on the patio and take pictures...
Here's the big boys having a race. John was the smart one ~ he'd take off from the starting line with the rest, but as soon everyone passed him, he'd turn around and "run" back to the starting line and be there waiting when everyone got back! Poor Peter had to sit and watch, but next summer I'm sure he'll be right in there with the rest of them.
Now that Rascal is our only dog, the boys dote on her more than ever. Here's John chasing her down in order to brush her. That's not a black eye, just dirt. More than James, he's always dirty! Doesn't matter how many times I bathe him, wash his face, or trim and clean his fingernails... he and dirt have a magnetic attraction!

We enrolled James in AWANA Cubbies this year, and he'll be starting in a few weeks. He's very excited and already wants to wear his little vest around the house, but I'm making him wait until it actually starts. No point in it getting dirty and having to be washed more than necessary! We've been working on memorizing some Bible verses at meal times. One of them is James 1:22, "But prove yourselves doers of the Word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves." Because of his propensity to say the letter "L" as a "W" sound, it sounds like, "who dewude themselves," much to the endless amusement of all, but especially Simon. It never fails to make him laugh. James loves to play with Peter, and is always asking to hold, play, or help feed him. He even likes to "read" stories to him.

John surprised us the other day by counting to 10 all by himself. I think that we will constantly be amazed at how much he picks up just by listening to our conversations with James. He loves to sing and dance with James, and we get numerous noisy (but not terribly musical) concerts. His vocabulary is growing by leaps and bounds right now, and it's so much fun to hear his little voice.

Off to get my hair cut... I'll be back with more random news and some scrapping CT stuff later...