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Monday, November 17, 2008


Thats how I feel lately.  It seems as though everything is a struggle and I am not sure why.  My creativity is especially suffering and I am not sure why.  I WANT to do stuff, I WANT to be creative, I WANT to be productive but it just seems a battle.  I have been fighting this battle with all my heart though and am hoping things will soon come back to me.  Normally I would tell myself to just let go and not worry, that things would come back but I tried that and it didnt work this time.  I guess all I can do is try and wait.  Until then, here are some of the things I have been working on.








Some photos I took lately that I enjoy...


Connor making his crazy face which makes me laugh no matter what!


Rain drops falling off of a branch at my parents house.  Saw this when we took Shalako out for his morning pee.


It was a bright, sunny day and I was crocheting...


I bought this necklace from Buttonique and I just adore it.

Sean took this one of me wearing it. 



Shalako, the worst dog ever to babysit.  My parents have him spoiled beyond belief.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day.  :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Beautiful Day

Today is a beautiful day!  A few nights ago I looked out my window and nearly fell over when I saw the tiny white flakes falling from the sky but thankfully none of them stuck around.  While I was walking Connor to school this morning I thought about my day and how I was going to schedule it.  So many things to do but yet I felt like I wanted to do nothing.  SO what do I do when I am feeling energetic but have no inspiration?  I roam through the various blogs I have bookmarked over the years.  One lady, Amanda, that I stumbled upon a few months ago is truly inspirational.  She sews, she cooks, she knits, she recycles, so much more, she has three kiddies and another one on the way.  She is a published author and lives a nice pure life.  I am always inspired by her beautiful attitude, her crafts, her sweet photos and her kind and generous personality.  Today when I went to her blog she had a nice piece about sewing hats for newborns in Haiti.  I thought, I CAN DO THAT!  I immediately downloaded the pattern and set about finding some material to use.  So I went through Connor's drawers looking for clothes that he had out grown.  I have come to the shocking realization that 99% of his clothing has silk screening on it!  I found only two shirts that I can use.  I then proceeded to pick up the phone and called my mother and Connor's step-mother to ask for help.  Hopefully I will be able to get more hats made then just two.  :)  Please check this out, I think its such a good cause.

Mama to Mama


I should also mention that she blogs here!  Just in case anyone wants to check her out!  These are the two shirts that I found that I can use, I thought it was cute that they just happened to match.  :)  I will be heading to my mothers in the next few days because I do not believe that my machine will be able to handle this little project.


Currently I have a few scrap pages on the go which is odd for me, I usually finish one before I start another one.  I finished one this morning with my new Boy Wonder page kit, available at NDISB.com.


A little bit of perspective on this one.  I really enjoyed the first one I made so I wanted to do another one.  You will notice that my gallery is fairly empty of extractions and there is a reason for it, I cannot stand it!  Erasing all those pixels about drives me bonkers but it is definitely worth it in the end.  Well, I have some things to get finished before I head off to pick the wee one up at school.  I hope everyone has a good day and dont forget to stop by Mama to Mama to check things out!  Cheers!

Monday, November 3, 2008

What a Weekend!

Wow!  Was this not a fun weekend?  Hectic mind you!  We were busy busy busy with promotions, challenges and all the fun that comes with the first of the month which was even better because it happened to fall on National Digital Scrapbook Day!  :)  The new Guild kit is out!  I love this one so much.  Its perfect for all my Connor pages.  First though, speaking of Connor, we had so much fun going out for Halloween this year.  Connor went as Bumble Bee the Transformer and he only started complaining about wanting to go home at the third house this year, not the first like last year.  Kids these days just dont have the same enthusiasm for the day as we did.  We went ALL DAY and as hard and as fast as we could because we knew that those were the only treats we would be getting until Christmas or later.  lol  These days kids have so much they just take everything for granted.  I suppose my generation did a little bit as well but I grew up in a household with three older brothers and if you wanted something, you had  to fight to get it.  :)


On to the digi goodness that is November....for more information about becoming a Guild Member please go hereMyself, Debb Cozzi and Christine Haskell threw this gem of a kit together, I hope everyone enjoys it as much as we do!



This month I was in charge of the alpha and I really like it.  Its classic and will work for so many different types of layouts but I thought it was just perfect for the feeling in this kit.  I also threw together a template and two Ready Made Pages tm, I JUST COULDNT STOP!  lol  Hope you like.



Some of my layouts using this kit, there will be MANY more to come in the future.


I also used my new word art set in this one, Cherish, available at NDISB.com.


This is my Dad, aint he a cutie?  :)

One more thing before I head off!  This month's Photography Challenge at the Guild is up and running!  Please join us!  You never know, you just might learn something! ;)  (Yes, I totally stole that from Robert Munsch!)