Thursday, March 29, 2012


Just sneaking in. One mini done and another almost finished. Just waiting for the sun to come out so I can photograph them.

I've also snuck in some project life pages. I'm 4 weeks behind now and that scared me. ;).

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WOYWW 3/28

I lied.

Here's an update.  ;)

Not a big one. Just my workdesk today.  See?  I'm busy.  Somewhere in this pile are two mini albums in progress (one for me and one for my son).

I will finish these up tonight and be back soon with pictures!

 I used up an entire sheet of October Afternoon label stickers.  I've been hoarding them and its time to let them go.
 Pressed pennies, washi, chevron ribbon........
 more washi, pictures printed out from my Selphy.
And yes, I watch one version of Twilight at least once a day.  I keep New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn by the DVD player so I can pop one in whenever I feel like it.  I just saw the trailer for Breaking Dawn II and I'm a little upset.  I thought it came out in June this year but they pushed it back to November.  Grrrrr.....

To play along with WOYWW click HERE.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Blogging break

Just wanted to let you know I'm taking a few days off.  The vacation really threw me off schedule and I'm having the hardest time finding balance again.

I did scrap last night but I have nothing finished and ready to share.  Maybe by the end of this week.

Sunday, March 25, 2012


Sitting in the 405 freeway in traffic. It's raining. We're in our way home from a fabulous (and fast) 5 day trip around California. We started out early last Wednesday and made our way up the middle of the state headed for Yosemite.

After a couple of days there we cut over to Monterey and then worked our way down the California coast. I'm sad to be headed home only because I loved this trip. I have never been to Yosemite before so it was a new experience.

My grandparents took me on a lot of road trips as a kid and I hope to do the same with N.

I've spent so much time in a car this week and I've done everything. Pinned on pinterest. Facebooked. Checked out blogs. I have lots of comments to leave when I get home. I had lots of issues trying to leave comments on my phone for those with word verification.

So I downloaded the Blogger app and decided to give it a try!

I noticed the app doesn't load my pictures in order. Oh well! Just a few captured with my phone.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

How I spent St. Patricks Day

It was uneventful really.

I had planned dinner but then my husband told me he had to work and my grandparents had a play to go too.  I thought about canceling dinner but instead I moved it to Sunday night.  Good thing too because my friend offered me his seats to the Kings game that night.

He's got good seats too.

I immediately sent a text to two of my friends checking their schedules.  My friend Mandy got back to me and said she was free so we made it a date!  She had a baby last year and doesn't get out as much as she'd like.  After a little juggling, we handed our kids off to the grandmas and met up at the game.

Since it was St. Patty's Day we decided to have a green beer.  Sorry, no pictures!

We met up with some friends at the ESPN Zone LGK Penalty Box.  Its a special area in the bar for a message board I belong too.  Lots of crazy fun going on and no, no pictures.  :)

I had my green beer, saw some old friends and headed over to the game.  I used to have season seats of my own but then life got in the way.  Its not easy making it to 42 games a year with a newborn.  Or a toddler for that matter.  We tried but it wasn't easy.  So I reluctantly let them go.  My husband isn't a hockey fan but I've been one my entire life.  Those seats were my dream. 

Mandy also used to have seats - before her baby.

The laser light show before the game:

The Kings scored early.  We were sitting in the end where the Kings shoot twice so we saw all 4 goals.

Sorry, all we had were our iPhones.
 Our goalie Jonathan Bernier.

I've been a member of this message board for the team since 2003.  I've met a lot of fun people through there and we meetup when we go to the games.  I used to be a regular but then, life..... you know.

So it was nice to head to the regular meetup spot to see a few more old friends.
And mess around a little!
Then it was back to our seats for the 3rd period.  The Kings scored 3 goals to clinch the lead and gain 2 points in the standings.  They were in 10th place and making that final playoff push.

 Kings with the win over the Predators 4-2.
 Our mascot Bailey leading the cheering.
Dinner on Sunday was low key.  I made Shephards Pie and cupcakes.
On Saturday, the Leprechaun came and surprised Nick with a few things around the house.
First, he left a trail of glitter, confetti and gold coins leading to his bathroom.

He was bouncing off the walls when he saw this.  I did this to all 3 toilets in the house so he eventually found them all and then told anyone who would listen what the Leprechaun did.

Saturday morning, after the big cleanup or glitter and green water.... we had Lucky Charms.  Original right?  How about some green milk to go with those Lucky Charms?  My husband wouldn't touch the green milk but N loved it.  'Daddy, it tastes just like regular milk!'  I'm not sure if he was expecting something else.

He was concentrating on those gold coins. 

And thats how we spent our St. Patricks Day around here.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pagemaps Inspiration

Pagemaps is just one of the places I get sketches to work with.  Sometimes I stick close to the sketch and other times I end up starting with the sketch and then heading off in my own direction.

I got these two Pagemaps sketches from blog hopping and threw together some layouts using their inspiration.

My take on them.......
 I messed this one up!  The blue dots should be on the bottom but I had already punched and adhered it so it stays.
 These doilies are from Etsy.  I can't remember the shop name anymore since I've had them for about 2 years......
 Using my new Pennant tool from Epiphany Crafts.
 I swear this is straight in real life!
 Some pop dot fun!

Another pennant tool stuck on there!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

WOYWW 3/21 + a {winner}

Right now, my desk is loaded with the items I'm taking on vacation with me.  I'm going to attempt to keep an Amy Tan daybook updated for the next 5 days.

We leave for Yosemite early tomorrow morning and we have a few fun things planned.

I'm taking my Selphy printer with me so I can print out photos.  This is my first time scrapping on the road. I've thought about it before and even went so far as to pack my stuff but I've never gone through with it.

Wish me luck! (The tote is from Thirty One.)

And I have a winner for The Stringery prize.

Congrats to:

julie said...

love this giveaway! thanks for a chance!!

Julie please send me your mailing address and I'll get your prize mailed out when I get home!

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