Friday, June 22, 2012

Some Random Stuff.....

I went through quite a funk recently with my scrapbooking.
I was feeling stale.
And worn out with life.
I just didn't have the enthusiasm like I normally do.
And it sucked.
I hated feeling like that.
And to be honest, I was letting rejection in this business get the better of me.
So I let it breathe, or fester....whatever.
I fought it a few times, but ended up just walking away.

I literally didn't scrap for weeks.
And I felt a little lost......I would waste time doing absolutely nothing, or wandering around my house cleaning this or that, but feeling like I wasn't doing anything!

Than I decided it was time to play.
And i did, without thinking too hard or following any rules.
Just whatev.

And it made me HAPPY again!!!!
It was such a relief.

You see, this is my happy place.
It's how I relax and rejuvinate.
And to think I had lost that ability was kinda freaking me out a little.
I neeeeeed to do this. 


Those colors down there, they make me happy.
That FACE makes me happy.....I love seeing my children frozen in time, captured in there childish perfection.  Creating a history for them, a window into their most precious childhood.

Childhood is a fleeting memory with fanciful dreams and wishes.  I want them to know that theirs was real, that they played, that they dreamed, that they had a lot to say!  And that I always adored them!

I remember having a blissful childhood.....I know it wasn't perfect but the things I remember, the snippets of me that I cherish are wonderful.  I wish I could get a better look at it.

And let me just tell you.....Instagram sure is making it easier to do that!
I took these pics of Samantha at random one Sunday, with her curled hair and then a handful of dolls.  Her childhood.....to a T at this moment ;)

And then she does something like this.....creates a beard with her long hair and finds some old baby hat and stuffs it on her head.  I want her to remember, after life gets harder, that she was a goof.  That she knew how to be happy and how to find joy in the silliest things.  Hopefully it will help her to carry that on....after life has tarnished her a bit.  That her joy will still burst out amongst it all.

I did get a little help with this one....a sketch challenge over at October Afternoon.....those are always good for direction when one doesn't know where to start ;)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Summer Scrapping at the Nook

The party starts tomorrow!!!
Lots of inspiration all summer long with amazing DT samples and ideas.
Check the message board for all the details ;)


I finally found some groove and kicked out a few more designs for the June kit......I've loved this one, it's sooooo fun.

This one uses mostly the June grab bag that goes with the main kit.....lots of fun sayings ;)

I loved these old pictures of my boys.......so glad to finally scrap them.

love how perfect it all was for these dance pictures of Samantha from a few years back.

she made the perfect little cowgirl ;)

Thanks for looking ;)
have a lovely day!!!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Happy are we to be out of school, I think.

life has been a little cray cray.....as we like to say say ;)
we've had birthdays, anniversaries, school concerts, recitals, programs, awards, demonstrations, sickness, parties and overall crazy times!

i've kinda had to just check out of blog land and regroup through it all.
ya know, it's true what they say.....the older your kids get the busier you get!
take into account a new diet that requires more cooking than not, and I'm a busy mama.

Thank goodness instagram came along because that seems to be my best friend these days.
No waiting to upload pics to the computer than edit them for web....take it, bam, done!

Wanna see ;)

Kristens violin concert.....she can hardly stand to be seen in those a.w.f.u.l. pants, i mean sheesh mom!!!!

Nathan before guitar concert.....you can only take ONE picture mom!!!

Jacks kinder program......"i want to be a forest police offer, keeping the forest safe and sound,  I will work with bears and dogs so you can explore all around"  that was his part!!  And he got to choose what he wanted to be....I love it!!!!

Pajama day at school....the funnest, heck ya!!!

Someone got sick and missed the ENTIRE second to last week of school....such a bummer ;(
though we dragged her poor little self to her awards ceremony for a quick grab and run because she couldn't stand to miss it.

Jacks field day at school, he's the one without the hat.

Samantha's cookie monster cupcake "how to" project she taught her class
25 cupcakes, 25 blue frosting bags and all the goodies to go with it ;)
food is always a hit at school!

 my last kindergarten pick up.....ever ;(

are ya still here?
that's what I've got on instagram.
there are a few more things on the real camera, but like i said before, that would take 
a bit more effort on my part.

This was the year I thought about 6 years ago when I realized I would have a child in Highschool, Middle School, Elementary AND kindergarten.  4 different schedules. 

we've survived all the testing, all the different dismissal times, all the school lunches....
now lets see if we survive summer.

bring it on!!!!