Monday, June 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Hubby!!

What a wonderful day it was hubby's birthday was today. It wasn't too hot (or cold) and it surely didn't rain like the forecast had predicted. So we barbecued and had tones of family fun. We didn't expect any guests, but my sister called early in the am and was yelling/singing happy b-day to DH,it was so funny so of course she stopped over to wish him happy birthday in person. I have a ton of cleaning to do, the kids had water balloons (to throw at DH) and so there are tons of little balloon pieces every where.

I just upload my latest things that I had are the birthday cards I made. My sister almost saw her card although her birthday isn't until August...thank goodness she didn't come down into my space...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Reflection, insight and conclusions...all just from a walk!

Today truly was a beautiful day. It was filled with a walk with the kiddos and some pics of all of them together, popsicles and lemonade. I love summer because it's really the only time of year that you can get away with just going for a walk as an activity. It would have been awesome to go on a bike ride today but unfortunately we don't all have bikes anymore...2 were stolen and the baby trolley too. But it was nice to walk with them. Here are some photos of them. I love seeing LeiLani with the boys and how much she adores them. I know that they will have their ups and downs but if they stay friends; she will have some of the best friends a girl could dream of having...also some of the most protective too...

Yesterday I found out that I have a nephew that “we” didn’t know about...and he is the cutest little man… I am so excited! I have been stalking his mom because I really wanted to see him and although she just moved to Hastings I was willing to go out there to see him. And he is the chunkiest little man and he looks just like my brother…Just like him! He’s 10 months old and is a little brick (that commercial about diapers surely fits him! )But he is so cute…I took a ton of pictures that didn’t come out right for some reason…ok it was because I forgot to charge my camera batteries although I charged them last night, I left my camera on while uploading pictures to 2peas and lets just say I tried to charge them for 10mins and I only got one really great picture of him. I do plan on being around so there will be tons of pictures to come. He isn’t my first nephew I have another brother who has a handsome little son, a sister who has two handsome boys (that I haven't seen in ages because they are in Decatur too...and she neeever sends pictures) and of course my sis that has my nephew here too…but Marco is the first/only son to my brother Jimmy. And that is important to me…so here he is with his cousin…and she is older but you can't tell because she is so small ;o)

oh and I had to show one more pic of the family at the Mall of America Nickelodan (msp?) University...I think that they did a great job with the place. They revamped it and it looks so much better/brighter...and now there are tons more kid rides for both boys and even LeiLani had tons to choose was so fun! Well here is that picture, don't ask me what LaTrele (ds#2) was looking at because I have no idea! LOL

Sunday, June 22, 2008

More 2page layouts...and more to come!

I have been really busy this weekend making pre-made pages. I have had some great ideas come to mind, but what is really amazing is just how hard it is to create pre-made pages without pics to put on them. Especially if you don't know what themes you are making the after reworking the whole process and coming up with themes...I have some great finished layouts.

The first layout is Gone fishing. Love this layout because it reminded me that we need to go fishing. I love making masculine pages (have been doing it for so long that it comes naturally) and so I started with a bunch of those themes. Here is the finished layout. It has hand stitching, ribbons, fish embellishments, embossed letters, inked edges, twine, and burlap on the layout. So there is a lot of detail. Oh and I haven't listed the kit on ebay. I am going to sell them here and locally to see how well they do. And the price is $10 for the completed layout and $3.00 for shipping. Due to the bulk embellishments.

The second layout is The pick of the this one too. It has some fun embellishments too which are twine, pumpkin die cuts that I cut , leaves, metal charms, epoxy brads, ribbon, buttons, tags and chipboard letters.
And here is a close up of the title....

Friday, June 20, 2008

Wow it's almost been a month...

I can't believe that it's almost been a month since I posted anything to this busy with school ending and so many birthdays to send cards for and so much more. But I have been busy and decided that I am going to try to sell more of my page kits here instead of on Ebay and at my local scrapbook store (lss) garage sell. I have always done really well through those two locations but this site is free and I can use paypal. So that both the buyer and myself have options for the sell.

So here is my first page kit to sell. I had 5 of these and sold 3 while attending a crop at a lss and then another one during my garage sale. So this is the final one... The price for the 2 page 12x12 lo is $7.00 plus $3 for shipping and handling. It will be one of the many that I create in the next couple of weeks and this one can be customized to your theme (title) once you have purchased it....

Also I have found the set of 12 Studio G monthly stamps that everyone has been searching for. It took awhile, but I have one set the price of course will include the tax that I paid for them and shipping and handling and that price is $15. Please leave a comment if you are interested or email me at Here are some pics of the stamps

And the blog question was do you sometimes feel like you get in over your head on some projects...and the answer would be surely I do. I have to say that there have been several times where I had some awesome plans about projects that I wanted to do but once I got started on the project I started adding things here and there and then a project that was only supposed to be 10 layouts turn into 20 or more. And it's the same when it comes to the money that is spent on the project as well. I love scrapbooking (as most people do that check out my site) so you can relate that it can easily go from a $10 project to $25 project in the blink of an eye. I really have been learning or trying to do better about time and budget when it comes to this and that is why I decided that if something costs me a little more to make, that maybe I should find an alternative way to sell it that doesn't cost me anything. But it's a learning process and I am trying to master it...Happy Blogging everyone!