Thursday, May 31, 2012

Project Life {mother's day 2012}...

Happy Thursday!!
I don't know about you, but I am ready for the weekend!! 

I put my Mother's Day Project Life page together last week, when I scrapped Josh's Birthday pages (since we celebrated Mother's day on the same day that we celebrated Josh's birthday party), but I have not had time to post it on the old blog.  

Four years ago, I started a little tradition, of taking a picture with me and my kiddo's on Mother's Day (top Left photo, I wish I had started that tradition when my kids were little!!).  I love to look back and see how we have changed.  I seriously have the best kiddos in the world!!  And I was happy that Hershey, who we call the HERSH, (Ashley's Doggie) was there to help celebrate!!  I am not sure what happened to Nate during all the picture taking, but he was there too!!

I just purchased THIS PL kit and hope I have some time to scrap with it this weekend!!

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Enjoy Today!!

Monday, May 28, 2012

plugging away at my project life pages...

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!!  Here in the US, today is Memorial DayThank you to all the men and women (and their families) who sacrifice so much to keep us safe!! 

Mike and I have been enjoying a laid back weekend.  Last night we watched The Vow, today Ashley and Nate will come over for a very casual cookout, and later  I hope to get some more of my Project Life pages completed.  I did get my Easter page scrapped late Saturday night.  I had forgotten that on Easter Sunday I was starting to come down with a cold, and didn't feel that great, which probably explains the lack of photos, LOL!!  

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 Enjoy Today!

Sorry to all of my stamping, card making peeps who stop by my blog for cards and stamping goodness...right now I am on a scrap-booking kick.  I hope you don't mind checking out my PL pages.  I just need a little break from stamping, hopefully it will give me time to get my creative juices flowing again!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

on a digi scrapping roll...

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I have been on a digi scrapping roll!!  Here is the second page spread from Josh's birthday party, first page is HERE (well this page is actually page 1 and the previous one is page 2, but that is how it got scrapped and blogged).  I hope I can get lots more scrapped over the LONG holiday weekend!!  One page at a time.

Enjoy Today!

Monday, May 21, 2012

{project life} birthday party games...

I have been in the scrapping mood lately, so I decided to take advantage of it!!  Here is one of the pages from Josh's Birthday party last weekend.  I am really liking the digi version of project life~it just seems a lot easier for me to sit at the computer and have my scrapping stuff all over the computer desktop instead of my dining room table. 

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Enjoy Today!!!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

weekly iphone photo dump {week 3}...

Hi all!
It has been a busy couple of weeks around here, hence my lack of blog posts!!  Since things have been crazy, I took it pretty easy this weekend.  I had some time to work on my project life album, which has been very neglected!  I will share a few of my pages this week.  I have decided to go the digital route for my 2012 album, and so far it is working out great!!  I may actually get caught up!

And since I get so many questions regarding my phone dump template, I decided to upload a free download for my favorite blog friends!!  You can download the template HERE.  Directions on how to use a clipping mask in Photoshop HERE.  Enjoy!!  

*And don't forget to leave a comment and a link to your blog so I can see your photo dumps too!!

From Left to Right:
1.  My name plate outside my cubicle at work~very official ;)
2.  I went out with the girls last Friday for pedi's and dinner (we stayed and chatted until the place closed!!).
3.  Dewey in his usual spot, which looks very uncomfortable in my opinion!!
4.  Snack time at work~yum!
5.  This is how I spent this past Friday~Good Times!!  After 4 hours of questions and waiting, all the jurors were released~I am off the hook for 18 months.  Not sure why I ALWAYS get summoned??? 
6.  Mike helping with the housework~he always takes my favorite job (I really do enjoy vacuuming!!), but that is okay!!  I am thankful for the help!!
7.  Went out for breakfast on Saturday morning, filled up the car with gas, and got a car wash~exciting stuff!!
8.  Chilling on the couch with Dewey.
9.  Coconut Mocha is back at Starbucks!!!  One word=YUM-O!!

Enjoy Today!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

mother's day love...

Another quick post for tonight.  I am going to spend some time on the sofa with my hubby watching The Office *smile*

Here is another Mother's Day card I whipped up for one of our moms.

I have a busy weekend planned...girls night out on Friday after work, and then we will celebrate Josh's 23rd birthday and Mother's Day on Sunday (we combine it every year~since Josh was born so close to Mother's Day. I cannot think of a better way to spend the day!!).

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Have a super weekend!!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

dahlia mother's day...

Hi all, I hope your week is off to a great start!! Today is going to be a quickie!! I have been learning a LOT at my new job, and when I get home at night, I am exhausted!! Must be from all the hard work my brain is doing, LOL!! 

With Mother's Day right around the corner, I had a few minutes to play in my craft room last weekend. Now I just need the energy to package everything up and get it mailed out to our moms!!

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Enjoy Today!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

weekly iphone dump {week 1 May}...

From left to right:
1.  So happy Kodi finished his second round of medication for valley fever, Josh will take him to the vet soon  for a blood test, to verify he is finally cured!! (Kodi will miss his turkey treat/pill disguise twice a day I am sure, LOL!!)
2.  This trail mix is so YUMMY!!  I think they put crack in it, LOL!!
3.  Weekly date lunch at Chipolte!!
4.  Hubby checking us in on FB see #4
5.  Got some new shampoo.
6.  Found this idea on Pinterest.  Use a travel Q-tip case to store your ear buds in (GENIUS!!  so happy they won't get tangled up in my purse anymore!!).
7.  Another Pinterest SCORE...all purpose cleaner that works AWESOME (not just on floors!!)!!  Notice my bottles are almost empty??  I need to make some more.  Recipe HERE
8.  Washed my kicks.
9.  Uploaded all my "week in the life" photos to Paper Coterie and made THIS book.  Cannot wait to get it in the mail this week!!!

Enjoy Today!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

may desktop calendar

Hi friends!!
I hope you are having a great week~I am in training for my new job, so I have been a little preoccupied this week, I am getting used to my new schedule and exercising my brain, a LOT!!

Each month I download the free desktop calendar from Shabby Miss Jen, I love her designs!!   

All you have to do is open up the calendar (and a photo) in a photo editing program (I use Photoshop) and then drag your photo under it.  EASY PEASY!!  

Here is the one I did for my computer at home, and once I get my work computer set up,  it will be on that one too :)

Enjoy Today!!