Sunday, February 28, 2010

Marmie's Makings

I drove to my parent's house today with the girls. I so enjoyed the long drive listening to my girlie songs and belting them out like nobody's buisness :) LOL The girls were very good either sleeping or entranced by Barney on the DVD player.

I surprised my Mom (AKA Marmie) with a presie. I made her this album (the Donna Downey Canvas Album from Prima) to house pics of the girls wearing the beautiful clothing she has made for them. I plan on filling it up with more pages with her future creations (hint hint LOL). I am very happy to say she loved it and even happier to tell you that she has 4 yes FOUR dresses in the works for the girls...complete with crinolines!!!


Saturday, February 27, 2010

I hate waiting...

Sipping my morning coffee and doing my morning scrap blog surf, I came across this curious post over at Prima. What are they up to, I hate having to wait to find out....coming to a theater new you....mmmm...think Brad Pitt is joining up with Prima? LOL


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Studio Calico: Bakers Dozen

I had a chance to play with my newly arrived Studio Calico kit this weekend. I love working with kits, trying to make as many LO's as I can with what is provided, limiting additions from my own stash. Some of these pics are a little wonky as I had not had time yet to flatten the paper after the glimmer misting (it wraps the paper). I am now anxiously awaiting the arrival of the March kit :) LOL

(Stephanie took the cute pic above of Kasey at Halloween)


Friday, February 19, 2010

new stuff

I have been in the mood to make things of late, to paint, craft with the kids, scrap...the only thing I have not been in the mood to make is dinner..its been a very very bad week for takeout :( Sigh

Here's a painting I did for the kitchen :)

and some more PINK LO's :) :)


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Yawn...stretch...tales from the Potty

Tired doesn't quite describe it this morning. Kayleigh is 3 turning 4 in July. We are working on the last stage of potty training and that is getting her to sleep at night without a diaper and WITHOUT PEEING THE BED. We have been working on this for about a week now. The routine is to put her on the potty before she goes to bed at 8, then go and wake her at 9 and have her go again. We put her back on the potty when we go to bed at 10/11. Then we need to put her on the potty again 2-3 times at night. The night time is killer....if we don't remember to wake her and take her pee she will surely wake up crying and soaking wet. Which means changing her bedding and her clothing at an unholy hour. So how do you remember to wake her up in the middle of the night? Luckily I myself get up to pee 2-3 times a night. It sounds simple but its wake and stumble to the bathroom yourself half asleep (note I am known to fall asleep on the potty, also known to fall asleep drinking a glass of water in bed only to let it fall on slumbering husband...yikes) then I have to battle with my sleepy body that wants only to crawl back under the covers to go take daughter to the potty. I stand there and battle it out with myself...even considering waking hubby to go do it and finally trudge off to 'get er done'. All this activity in the middle of the night does not make for a restful sleep. Add to that this week I have spent 2 nights sleeping in Kayleigh's twin bed wedged between a wiggly child, who cried through much of the night and the cold hard bed railing. This morning we did achieve success and triumph, at 4:30 AM when Kayleigh awoke and asked to go pee (would be nice if she got up and did it herself and got back in bed herself and pulled her own covers back on herself). Our triumph was short lived...when she and her sister decided it was time to get up at 4:45AM....two children in our room, giggling and wriggling...hence the yawn, stretch, coffee routine this AM.

So how do you think today will go? Tired grumpy Mommy? Tired grumpy children? I know my poor husband is tired and there isn't a couch at work to grab a snooze on. As I write you can see from the picture above we are all camped out on the couch with no intention of moving till lunch :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Marmie's Makings

My parents came to visit us this past weekend and were here for Valentine's day. My Mom AKA Marmie surprised us girls with matching book bags. I had fallen head over heals for this post on Heather Baily's blog. and had begged and pleaded with my Mom to make me one. Well she did and she delighted us all with matching ones in Amy Butler fabric. She made a small, medium and large one. I am picturing the girls and I going to the library and picking out books, taking our little bags to the park with paper and pencils to draw. So many fun things to do.

My parents visit was amazing, filled with so much laughter. I can not tell you how much my children love their Grandparents. We were all out of sort and sad yesterday afternoon when they left.

We miss you GA PA and GA MA MA :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Guess what....yep more pink scrappies :)

You would think I would be tired of the pink by now, but no...I am still happily scrapping away in all things pink :)

A mini 4x4 based on Heidi Swapp's Sweetie album.

A tag album, made out of manila shipping tags.


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Scrappy Happy Pink Mania

I am in such a scrappy mood of late, even more than normal. I am in love with everything pink :) I am also just itching to do some painting, I have an idea brewing in my mind :) I can't wait to get dirty :) LOL


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thank-you Christine

I am a huge fan of Christine Middlecamp's work and recently she did a LO using folded half circles that just CLICKED for me...I have used the technique in the 3 LO's below :) I think I may just need to do a few more :) LOL