Tuesday, August 11, 2015

There go the Tosils

 So a few months ago PDC had to have her tonsils removed. she had strep throat 3 times in a five week span. I swear we were getting done with the antibiotics from one round and we were back in the doctor's office with it all over again. When she went to see the Eye, Nose and Throat doctor he told her that he would make her feel all better after he gave her the worst sore throat for about a week. I swear all she heard is that she could have all the popsicles that she wanted for a week!

 Thankfully she came thru the whole thing with flying colors, having strep was way worse than she was after have her tonsils out. Here are the pages that I did with this lovely kit. I just love BoomersGirl's kits, don't you?

 You can find the kit "Doctor's Orders" here. I almost forgot to plug LissyKay Designs on these too. I better remember to do that since I CT for her too. The first layout is using Corner to Corner and the second is using Gumballs. :)

Until next time... Stay scrappy. :)

Monday, August 10, 2015

"Booty".... otherwise known as "My Greatest Treasures"

 I am pretty sure I told you all the other day that I am doing the "Survivor" challenge at GingerScraps this season. This time the challenge is about "Lost at Sea". BoomersGirl had a kit a month or so ago, Pirates Life, that I passed on since I had no pictures to use for it. I ended up changing my mind as soon as this challenge came along, thankfully Lori was very understanding and we decided that it was a win/win for her to give me the kit after all. (She really is wonderful to work for!)

 This week the challenge was about our greatest treasures, what we would put in our treasure chest. I knew that mine was going to be about my family, they are the greatest treasure in my life and my greatest joy, even tho they drive me absolutely nuts most days. I know that I wouldn't want to go one day without them!

 I used the GingerScraps Girls kit Lost at Sea & BoomersGirl kit A Pirate's Life for this layout. It also contains my two most prized possessions in the wedding day pictures of both sets of grandparents. Both of my grandfathers passed away before I was born and these are the only pictures I have of either of them. I told DH one day that if the house ever catches on fire I need to grab my EHD, a file folder (with all our birth certificates, titles, and other important misc.), and those two pictures (although I do have copies of both pictures on my EHD). He asked me about the kids and I told him that was his responsibility to grab them, I was going to be busy. Hehehehe

 I will have a couple more pages from BoomersGirl's newest kit Doctor's Orders. I used pictures from when PDC had her tonsils taken out earlier this year.

 Until next time.... Stay scrappy. :)

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Getting ready for an empty nest (sorta)

 Only 18 more days until school! Can I jump up and say "YAY!" PDC starts kindergarten this year, I am so excited. I am sooo going to enjoy having the house to myself for 8+ hours a day. Besides that I am going to have time to clean the house (without a 5 year old going behind me undoing everything I do), and getting to work on all the things I want to like scrapping and the creating that I have been trying my hand at lately.

 I have been trying to design a little, mainly templates that I am thinking of offering here for free. I am trying to see what I can do and liking most of the results so far. I have mainly been using them for CT work up to this point and giving them to my friend, Linda. Some of them have been old templates that she has found that you can no longer get so she has sent me the page and I do my best to make a template close to what the picture is or some of them have been just ones I have thought up off the top of my head. I has been pretty fun to see what I can come up with and who knows someday I may even have a store somewhere. I like to dream big!

 I have even been getting back to some of my hand crafts. I have sewn PDC a few dresses for summer and have some more to do her for school. I forgot how expensive it is to outfit a child for school. Bubba has been so easy on me for yeas now since he wears shorts and t-shirts all year round and only wants a zippered hoodie for school. That stuff is cheap compared to dressing a little diva like PDC for school. Thankfully I am done with that and have decided that next year I am going to shop the clearance racks when we get our taxes in to get her wardrobe for next year. I have actually been thinking of dong a thing I saw on a blog somewhere where you shop clearance and sales to build a stock of clothes going up a size at a time until you have most of what they will need for a couple sizes up. PDC only seems to go up a size every year and a half or two tho so we usually get a lot of use out of her clothes, thankfully.

 I have also been having some computer issues lately that have just popped up so my desk top is almost out of commission so thankfully I have my laptop that I got a few months ago but I did have to load Photoshop onto it this week. I don't want to have to do that again! The program was easy but then I remembered all of the styles,brushes, color swatches, actions, and OMG all of the fonts that I use that neede to be loaded on here too. It took a whole evening to get all of that accomplished. I even had to back out on layouts for a kit for BloomersGirl since my computer wouldn't stay turned on. I promised Lori that I would still do the pages just that they would be late, so I will post them here as soon as I get them finished. I also need to share all of the layouts I did for the challenges at GingerScraps last month. So I will be doing all of that in the coming days and hopefully when the kids go back to school my schedule will even out and I will have more time to share on here and we can get this blog built into something bigger.

 So I hope you will all stay with me and see where this journey will lead us!