Saturday, February 21, 2009

Working on projects...

I started cleaning my scrap room last's a daunting task. I was actually making a dent when my daughter wanted lunch...and my son...and then diaper changes...turning on movies...the dog needed to go out...then it was 5pm. Needless to say, it's been a week and the dent remained a dent...and here I sit hoping to get something done this weekend. Something good came out of my half cleaned room however. I was able to look at what I had and finally decide to finish MANY of the projects I have started. I FINALLY got my Flip Flop done which is such a load off of my mind (I will post photos tomorrow). Now I have to work on my unfinished CKC projects (I finally finished one, there is a photo on day 51 of my Project 365) and the MANY kits I have. Back in December of 2006 Lisa Bearson had a great kit on QVC. It was a "Year In Review" with four scrapbooks, each one delivered at a different time of year. I finally got those books together and it took longer than I thought! I still have to add the photos but just finishing something felt like an accomplishment. As I was patting myself on the back my daughter wondered in asking what I was doing. I showed her the books and all she could say was..."Mom, KITS?? You never use kits...will you still make it your own"? Yes, my 7 year old knows me so well! It's difficult for me to give myself over to the kit BUT I've learned that if I do in fact "make it my own" in some ways, the kit can be an amazing thing!

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Ah, it's my first time getting "tagged" on my blog! OK, you go!

I'm supposed to:

(1) Say one nice thing about the man in my life . . . Frank...we have been together for over 18 college sweetheart. He has helped me through some rough times. He is sweet and funny and loving. We haven't seen each other much for the past 6 months, his job keeps him so busy. That said...he is still an amazing husband, father and friend and I love him more than words can say! Oh wait, that's more than "one nice thing". ;)
(2) List 6 ways you measure success in your life . . . This is a strange question. I think "success" is in the eyes of the beholder! I think carrying on a relationship for 18 years is successful...raising two amazing children....having a job that lasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (and still standing)...having a close relationship with my Mom and brothers...being a wife, daughter, mother, sister, friend, doctor, shrink, artist, teacher, musician, chef, keeper of the peace and housekeeper. Yep, I'm a success! ;)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Fun with Blocks!

I know I don't post here enough...I guess I'm not sure if anyone is reading! Well, I was waiting to post photos of my new and improved scrap room. Unfortunately, there has been a set back in the form of a double ear infection! Liam is sick so my room remains in shambles. If nothing else, it will have wait until the weekend. In the meantime, I can share a little project I made....
My friend Tracy has an amazing little boy named Eamon. (I dedicated one of my "365" posts to him Day 34). Eamon celebrated his second birthday and I decided to make him a gift. A while back I purchased some small, square, wooden blocks (they are sold at Oriental Trading Co.) and I finally decided what I would do with them!

Side1: Photos of Tracy's three kids
Side2: Phrases as well as a Happy Birthday wish and the date of his birthday
Side3: Quotes...a couple are my favorite and a few are Tracy's favorite
Side4: EAMON spelled out in chipboard
Side5: Various words such as "Love", "Hope" and "Faith"
Side6: Different textures such as fuzzy, rough, soft, etc.

I know this isn't a toy but I really wanted to give him something from the heart....and it was so much fun to make! :)