Friday, May 21, 2010

Just a little VENTING!!

I know I made this blog to share with you my creativity.  But I thought that I needed to vent a bit and it sorta goes along with scrapbooking.

Wednesday, my oldest son Jeremiah, asked me to use my camera since he was going on a field trip.  He's used it before and since it's waterproof and shatter proof, I said yes.  Well to by disbelief (cause really I didn't want to believe what he was trying to tell me) HE ERASED ALL THE PICTURES ON MY MEMORY CARD.  Since I try to download pictures every other month (help me to keep them in order), I had all of April & May's pictures on the card.  Normally this wouldn't be that big of a deal, but April was quite eventful in our family.  Brian and I attended our first Brewer's game and Alex had his 1st communion.  It also had all the pictures from my regional meeting for Stampin' Up! and several GREAT pictures of the daycare kids.

I think one of the reasons why I feel so bad about it though, is because I was going to download all the pictures from the card and decided not too.    UUUGGGGGGG!

I can't really say much more.  I am going to try and find out if there is SOME MIRACLE out there that can get my pictures off the card but I'm not keeping my hopes up.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Best Buds

What silly boys?!?  Trent and Jeremiah loved to sit together in the BIG chair.  The could both sit next to each other and just have fun.  I still own this was one of the first pieces of furniture I got when I moved out of my parent's house.  I found it at St. Vincent de Paul...I still have it (in the garage- for those of you who've attended event in my garage).  I loved to sit in that chair was so could swing your legs over the side and relax.  It moved with me when Brian and I moved in together (of course with the kids too).  Then onto our next apartment when I was pregnaunt with Alex.  And finally to our house (where we live now).  It seems like more than a chair at this's a memory of fun.  If only we wouldn't have broken the one side...I'd still have it in the house :)

Stampin' Up! Supplies:  cardstock: Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, and Very Vanilla; Varsity Alphabet; Various Buttons.  For the background I used the ink to paper (SMEAR) technique.

Alex and Grandma

Oh those were the days....little Alex and my Mom.  These shots were taken during Jeremiah's birthday party at Wildwood Park.  It was a gorgeous day and family and friends were having a great time.

Even though Alex was only about 8 months old at the time, he too was enjoying the party.  Of course, when I showed Alex (now 8) this scrap book page yesterday, all he could say is "It's weird."  I asked him, "Why do you think it's weird?"  And he couldn't reply WHY.  But then I asked him, "Is because of the flowers I used on your scrap book page?"  Alex didn't say yes but shyed away with a grin and look of embarassment.

If you don't know by now, I have three boys.  I love using the "not so boyish" papers and embellishments...because it looks good.  I'm not sexist when it comes to scrappin' :)

Supplies used:  all supplies were Stampin' Up!: Designer Paper (too old from 2006), So Saffron, Bashful Blue Textured, Always Artichoke, and Natural Vanilla Cardstocks; Double Stitched Bashful Blue and Designer So Saffron Ribbons; So Safrron Flower Bads from Assortment; Sherbet Designer Buttons; Stampin' Dimensionals; and two alphabet sets that aren't current (will post names once I find out from my sister what they're called).

Friday, May 7, 2010

Sweet Scoops

Here are some samples from Convention for this new Stamp Set!

I am very excited about this new set: Sweet Scoops.  It reminds me of the old ice cream shop that was in the mall when I was a child.  I LOVE waffle cones and my favorite ice cream flavor was Bubble Gum.  I would save all the little squares of gum until the end and eat them all together.  This is a great set for anyone and your child hood memories.