Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The last day of September, already? The next few months will go by even faster probably, with birthdays and holidays coming up. I just thought I would drop in to share a couple of end-of-september photos of my girls.

Over the weekend, Robyn woke up vomiting in the middle of the night and continued through on Sunday. Yesterday she was still a little down, but feeling better and not vomiting. Come to find out "'Nessa give me blueberry from yard"- yep, she ate a berry from our yard that is NOT the eating kind of berry. AND, she didn't do it on her own, her older sister fed it to her! I am impressed they told the truth though! :)
Lesson for Robyn- don't believe/do everything your sister tells you!
Lesson for Vanessa (who missed out on going to the Ren Fest because R was sick)- Don't use your sister as the tester!!

Have a good day!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Hey there! I hope you are having a great Monday and that your weekend was wonderful. We had a nice time, a birthday party for the girls' cousin on Saturday and a neighborhood block party on Sunday (and some cleaning around the house too).
I just wanted to share a couple of layouts today using more of the new Brenda Pinnick items. Don't forget QVC kicks off their craft fair tonight at midnight (EST).

milk with a straw

and silly cousins

Have a fantastic day!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Heeeelllloooooooo!! Woohoo for Friday! This week seemed to go by fast, just being extra busy I suppose.
Here are a couple of more layouts I have to share.

1st Day of School- I thought the mini file folder and library cards would lend themselves well for Vanessa's 1st day of school layout. That funky pattern paper is in the super cool Poppy Ink kit that will be on QVC next tuesday.

And, another one with some Brenda Pinnick- this background paper does not get it's justice in the photo- it has gold hot foil stamp on the leaves and it is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L in real life! Hard to believe this photo of Robyn was from a year ago too!

I'm thinking that next Monday, I will post something up for a special RAK, so be sure to stop by for a chance to get something cool. Tuesday will be QVC day and I have a ton more things to show you for that :)

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hey there! I'm just gonna leave a few recent layouts here today.

I used a bit of my September Scarlet Lime kit for this "Rockin' Out" layout- lovin' the mesh flowers in this kit!

And another Robyn layout and *gasp* I actually did computer journaling (which I almost never do!). More of those yummy Brenda Pinnick papers to be found on QVC next week!

One more with some of the new Brenda papers. I also glittered up an overlay frame and the chipboard letters for a 'sandy' feel.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

It's that time again for another I Inspire Me challenge! This time, "bedding/linens" was the basis of our inspiration. I just got back from checking out the post over there and once again, AMAZING work! I love seeing the different ways everyday things can be interpreted in the scrappin' world.

We actually just got our new bedding (that I LOVE), so this was an easy choice of inspiration for me.

Thanks for looking- have a fun wednesday!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hey there!

I'm doing a little rearranging and updating on the ol' blog, so if it looks different each time you come back here for a bit, that's why! :)

I just wanted to share a couple of new layouts with you today.

First, we have the layout "hop" that uses some of the fun goodies to be found in a new QVC Poppy Ink kit (designed exclusively for QVC!).

And another one with some new Brenda Pinnick papers and chipboard. I also added a couple of Jenni Bowlin stickers to it. (yes, I love these photos so much I have them up top in my header too. They just make me smile when I see them)

In other news, I am thinking about setting a "posting schedule" for myself soon and maybe doing some more fun challenges. Look for a poll to be up soon to get your feedback!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Happy Friday! We have a rainy rainy day here today and more rain for the weekend. Need to find some fun indoor activities (besides cleaning) to do with the girls this weekend.
I just wanted to leave this layout with you real quick. This is some more of the gorgeous new Brenda Pinnick stuff, available ONLY on QVC!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hellooooo out there! It has been another one of those crazy, busy weeks! Thankfully, it is all good busy though.
First of all, Vanessa is really enjoying kindergarten! She looks forward to going every morning and asked me yesterday if she could start staying all day. She might be ready for that, but I still like her hanging around with us at the office in the afternoon....just for another year :)
With kindergarten, a whole new world has opened up for Matt and I being the parents of a child in elementary school. We have learned about PTO, curriculum night, snacks/allergies, school work, expectations of kindergarteners, etc...Not to mention juggling 2 drop offs at different places in the morning for the girls...adding an extra 1/2 hour onto the morning...

Secondly, one of the reasons I have been so busy is there is a QVC show coming up on September 23rd! We have a few products airing that day so I have been knee deep in working on samples and preparing for future items to be made too!
I wanted to share today a layout using some new Brenda Pinnick products that should be on air soon. I find it hard to believe that these pics are of my little Robyn! She looks so chubby and small (this was about a year and a half ago), but she still loves pounding on the keys!

Take care!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Black Mary Jane Shoes- seems like every little girl should have a pair at some point. I remember mine, but not so fondly. Have I mentioned that I wasn't much of a girly-girl? I didn't like the slippery bottoms and the patent leather and the pinchy toes...
Thankfully, the mary jane shoes of today are MUCH more comfy (at least they seem that way) and have great treads on the soles. I honestly had no idea just how much my little Robyn and Vanessa would love wearing these shoes so I had to make sure to document it, so they will remember too :)

Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Hey there!
It's that time again for another I Inspire Me post. This week's challenge was to be inspired by doors/windows. We have a lot of these old 5 panel doors in our house and for this weeks project, I used this door style as my inspiration.

I started out my layout with a 12x12 raw chipboard sheet. I then embossed/debossed the same panel design that is on my door onto the chipboard sheet and finished it up with some messy paint. I kind of like how this one turned out!

I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday. Take care!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Good morning! School has begun- Vanessa is officially a kindergartner and she really really really LOVED her first day. She played with "the girl in the brown tank top" (I supposed we will find out her name eventually) and liked her teacher a lot. And, she was super proud of her new SuperGirl backpack, complete with pink AND bling! Robyn had her first day solo at preschool too. She did wonderfully and had no problems adjusting to Vanessa not being there with her.
Here are the pictures from this morning.

Robyn wouldn't look at me for a pic this morning...

And Miss V was very very excited about this new kindergarten business!

So, hopefully, things will start to be a little less busy here and I can be more consistent with posting on my blog. I know I have some sneak peeks coming up soon for some brand new products to be featured on QVC the 23rd, so keep checking back for those.
I'll leave you today with this little Robyn layout- I love this girl's smile!

Have a great day!