Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Project E and John's Birthday

I came across a challenge to think of one positive thought a day and scrap it if you can that intrigued me. While I'm not much a believer in the power of positive thinking, I do believe in counting my blessings, especially on those days that I feel prone to grumbling. So here are some of the first pages that I've done for this project, called Project E for "essence of the day."

Working on Awana verses with the boys... I'm always amazed at how easily they are able to memorize the Bible.

Another week where Simon was traveling, and yet it gave me opportunity to get together with a friend whose husband was also gone.

Even though he's 1000's of miles away, I can still talk to my hubby!

This page isn't for project e, but is definitely a page full of thankfulness for one of my biggest blessings.

This little guy turned three this week... where does the time go? I still remember the first time I held him. (He's gotten a LOT bigger since then!)
Here he is blowing out his candles and probably getting some spit on the cake at the same time:

Cake was his one birthday request... the last family party we just had cookies and I think he felt like it wasn't really a celebration without cake! So when I saw this digital image from Mo's of the hamster stuffing his cheeks with cupcake, I knew it was perfect!

Well, I'd better get moving because I still have a sink full of dirty dishes and we're having 15 people over tonight for dinner! I need a house-cleaning fairy... if anyone has one, can you send her my way?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

some new friends

came to play at my house last week...

These cute little Gorjuss girls were on sale and flew all the way from Scotland to hang out and color with me. I've been happily stamping, coloring, making cards and other projects as I find time during the week. We even rearranged our office space so that there was more room for me to craft down there in the evenings and still be with Simon while he works on his seminary studies. This is what my desk looked like last night... I have so many different projects going that it's hard to find space to work anymore. I guess it's time to clean up!

I made a card for the Sugarbowl challenge blog (now that I have some stamps to play with, I figured I might as well have a shot at some free goodies! You can see the sketch on the Sugarbowl blog, and here's my card:

Friday, November 6, 2009

Custom Doodle Contest

Just thought I'd pop in to let you know about a contest Kate Hadfield is running on her blog right now. Image is linked to her blog so you can go enter to win some custom doodles:

And a quick card I put together with her latest doodle pack.
pumpkin patch card

On a side note, my latest hybrid project is up on the Hybrid Chick blog today if you want to go check it out...

Monday, November 2, 2009

Crazy Hair Night

Last week was crazy hair night at the Awana club that the boys go to. And of course there's a funny story that goes with it! Three weeks ago James came home that Sunday night and told me that the next week was "crazy hair night" at the club. Indeed, I had seen on the schedule for the year that this date was coming up, and so when the next Sunday rolled around, we got James and John up from their naps and trundled them into the bathroom where we applied various gels and hairsprays in an attempt to get their hair to stand straight out from their heads. Their hair was pretty long at this point because I had not cut it on purpose, just for this night, and the effect was pretty impressive I must say. Then we loaded them up into the car and headed off to church. As we pulled into the parking lot, I started looking around (to size up the competition for the craziest hair award) and what should meet my eyes? Normal hair everywhere I looked! That's right... not a single crazy head in sight, except for my two goobers in the back seat. Apparently James was off by one week; NEXT week was crazy hair night. Well, there was nothing to do but swallow my pride and send them in, looking like complete goofballs. We were all practiced up for next week though... and here was the result:

And you know I had to scrap it!!

(image is linked)

So there ya go! Crazy Hair Night, take 2!!