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I hope you all don't mind me posting the chat thread. I wanted to check in before I have to get kids off to school. I hope to do most of my scrapping tonight and all day sunday. I forgot that the town rummage is this weekend so I will be gone all Saturday at the rummage sales. I was on the computer too much the other day trying to learn photoshop and I woke up unable to move my stinkin neck GRRRR! Today it feels a bit better but I just don't want to overdo it so I might not be typing much but I will be here Smile Happy VC

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I was just coming here to start this thread, thanks for kicking us off, Tia.

I have to get my kids on the bus and I'm still in my pajamas. So glad I don't have to walk them to the bus stop myself. Wink I'm exhausted, and could use another two hours of sleep. I might take a nap today, but if I do, that definitely cuts into my scrap time. We'll see how the day unfolds. I know that tomorrow will be my bigger scrapping day, I hope to have several hours during the day and again at night to scrap. I have a Cricut project to do too, I may or may not do that during the VC. Just so far behind on scrapping that I don't want to lose actual scrapping time to do it. Yet it's been on my to-do list all week, and it will bother me until I get it done. *sigh*

I still need to think of a challenge, I'll post mine tomorrow since we already have several to start on today. Wink

Looking forward to seeing what everyone creates this weekend!

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Soooo wish I could be here. I'll be in and out today so maybe can get to a challenge, but doubtful. This will be the 2nd crop I've missed. Boo!!! Smile But will be here at least responding to all your great work. Even on vacation probably. Smile Have fun girls!!

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Mind if I chat even though I am sure I won't have time to scrap? Tonight I *might* get some time in, but I need to clean b/c we are having a sitter come over tomorrow and watch Ruthie, Randy, & J ( a friend's kid) so that Randall and I can go out with some friends and go shopping. I need some shorts/capris for Honduras this summer. Yes, less than a month away. :eek: CRAZY. But, I hope that I can complete ONE of these! Can't wait to see all the amazing work you ladies do Monday morning!

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I may or may not get to participate. I have been having contractions throughout the week and on Sunday and Tuesday they were pretty regular. So far they have slowed down, but who knows if they will pick back up. Either way, I won't get to work on anything until at least this evening. Even if I don't get anything done, I still can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

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good morning ladies! I'm at work... I have about 2 months of Project 365 that I want to get done over the weekend (wishful thinking though!) I hope to start scrapping tonight after the kiddos are asleep. Tomorrow i'm taking the kids strawberry picking (that means even more pictures to scrap!!) Smile but I hope to get some scrapping done during their naptime and after they are asleep. I was thinking that I would spend most of the day on Sunday scrapping, but DUH!! We just bought a house and it needs some serious cleanage and paintage to happen! Can't do much of that though with the kids around.... we are getting the hardwood floors refinished on Monday and i can't wait to see how they come out!

Anyways, I hope you all have a great day and a productive scrapping day to boot! Smile

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Tia- Sorry about your neck

Gwen- I'm curious to see what your Cricut project is.

Carrie- Have fun with your weekend!

Sadie- Hopefully you get a little scrapping in. I have to say I LOVE your siggie pics!

Lisa- Wow! Your due date snuck up on us didn't it. I hope you have a relaxing day and can bake baby as long as you need to.

I'm in and out today too! I've got to run to JoAnns because they are having a sale on paper 4/$1! Then I have to swing by the post office to mail the invites I made last night. Then a quick jaunt by the grocery store. Hoping to get a layout done this afternoon. This evening we are looking at houses! Yay!

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yayyy!! the VC is finally here! ive been reminding my DH EVERYDAY this week about it! i would say "guess what this weekend is?!" and his response " I KNOW! quit reminding me already!" ROFL now i just need to neglect both of my children so i can get some pages done! Smile

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"MinaAriel" wrote:

Sadie- Hopefully you get a little scrapping in. I have to say I LOVE your siggie pics!

THANKS! Your's too! Have fun shopping today!

Lisa- Exciting!!! Hope it goes how you want it to!

Tia- I know exactly how you feel when it comes to staying up too late editing. Wink

Gwen- what's your project???/

Linda- I want some fresh strawberries! YUM!

Carrie- ENJOY your weekend hon!

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Just saying hi! Wish I could stay and play but we are headed out of town this afternoon and my kids are running around in their underwear, I haven't packed a thing, I still have laundry to fold and put away and dishes to do...it just isn't going to happen! Lol Hope you all have a ton of fun! Biggrin

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I've posted a little about my redecorating madness going on ... well, I bought an 18x24 canvas at Michaels. I'm going to paint it a cream color (thinking I'll just spray paint it). I bought black vinyl from ebay last week, and I want to cut a cool saying with the Cricut to go on it. I looked at Bethany's Word Art, but didn't see anything that's exactly what I want. So I want to design my own. It needs to be a photography or some kind of "create" theme as it's in my studio room.

Something like this

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Yall are a busy bunch! I've been busy with Ella's medical issues...got her an appointment at the Children's Hospital on Monday...this after three other consults already this week. *sigh*

Anyway, I want to try to do all of the challenges, but who knows...dh is working a lot this weekend and my babysitters (parents ;)) are out of town, so not sure what I will be able to accomplish.

I'm so excited to see everybody's work and I'll miss those who can't participate!

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Gwen-

Very cool! I love word art on walls! I've cut some vinyl for my wall at home (although it just says "Our Family")... i am hoping to do them for our new home as well. Show us what you come up with.

I'm making a list of meals for the week and things I need to get at the grocery store.... any ideas of what to make??? I'm all about crock-pot recipes and easy and fast recipes for the week. I already scoped out the crockpot thread we had going on.... any other suggestions?

So far, this is what I have: alfredo sauce w/noodles, steak-umm sandwiches, pancakes w/fresh strawberry sauce with a cream cheese filling, crockpot chicken (like a chicken pot pie without the crust - i found it on recipezaar.com), fish and rice, pizza, cola chicken...

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Hey girls, just checking in. I'd had so little computer time today already it's insane! Hoping to get a couple challenges in before K wakes up from her nap and demands to go outside again lol.

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Finally sitting down at my scrap table ... but I have to organize pictures before I can attempt to start something.

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Yeah, I was trying to organize some of my stuff into seperate folders for the challenges.

I think I've asked this before, but digi girls, how do you keep things organized in photoshop? Do you import all of the elements/kits you have downloaded into PS or do you just upload certain kits that you're working with? I have PSE7 and I just import all of my stuff, and then try to seperate into folders by kits, but it is not all currently organized. Smile

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Hey peeps! Gwen let me know that it is the VC this weekend and i'd really love to join in if i get the chance. I haven't scrapped in ages and all the challenges are brilliant, so i have told DH that i need to have some scrapping time. I might only get an hour in, but it's something right?

Nice to see everyone! Smile

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ok, so i had to go pick up some pics of Kylee to scrap. i was really excited to find out after i uploaded my pics that i had 25 free! (i only uploaded 22!) soo, EVERYONE was asleep and i thought i was going to be sneaky and go get them without anyone. of course, Kylee woke up then. :rolleyes: so we go get the pics and i walk into fruity cheerios ALL over my living room floor and couch!!:eek: Ryan woke up and took it upon himself to get some cheerios! and then i go in my room to wake DH up and there was a bowl FULL of cheerios on my bed ROFL i guess Ryan thought daddy needed some too! i had to share that. the things we go through for the VC. Lol

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Sarah! So glad you popped in, sure hope we see more of you!!!

I'm starving. Sad Still working on my first layout, kids interupted. Sad

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Hey girls!
I'm finally home after meeting DH after work for dinner. I just looked at the challenges and now all I need to due is muster up the energy to get started. I'm hoping to work on a challenge tonight but DH wants to watch a movie so we'll see if I'm still up by then!

Can't wait to see your great work! Smile

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Well, I've been running around all day long. Totally scored at JoAnns because they had the Coredinations cardstock 4/$1 so i got $20 worth. Biggrin A little peeved at myself because i had planned to get my Cuttlebug today but I forgot the gift card I got for Mother's Day so maybe I will go out tomorrow and get it.

This afternoon I met up with DH and we went and looked at houses with our realtor. We found 2 completely suitable but I'm really, really leaning towards one in particular. I'm crossing my fingers that everything goes through smoothly because we are dealing with a closing date deadline that is fast approaching.

Now I'm trying to decide if I want to do one of these awesome challenges or if I need to get started on my baby shower projects. Maybe I can turn my baby shower project into a challenge. We'll see.

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Sarah- I had no idea you were pregnant! Congratulations girl!! Smile I hope you can find some time to scrap this weekend, I love seeing your pages. I can't believe how big Lyric looks! She is so darn adorable.

Well ladies, I was going to scrap tonight.. but i'm pooped! I came home from work and made the most amazing alfredo sauce ever and then I did a practice test on a cookie cake (turned out just as I had hoped!) and now it's 10:00pm and I am sleepy. I hope to get crackin' on these challenges tomorrow. See ya'll then!

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Frustrated becaues I don't really know how to use PSE all that well! I've started several LOs that I hope to finish tomorrow!

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Watched The Blind Side with DH ... that movie was really long! It's midnight so I gotta get to bed. But my plan is to scrap for hours tomorrow. DH is saying he wants to mow the lawn, so I'm not sure how that will change my plans (as the kids will need supervision while he's mowing, especially the younger two).

I'll be back tomorrow. Wink

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Woo Hoo! I finished my gift for a friend's baby shower! Yay! I've been putting it off for months and since I'm leaving to go down and see her on Monday, I figured I needed to get it done. It went a lot quicker than I expected. Maybe I have energy to do another challenge.

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Morning gals, I have to make this quick as I should not be typing or looking down. My neck is a little better but I am going to the town rummage today so I really don't want to make it any worse. Yesterday I found this antique bowl that I have been looking all over for! All the ones I have found in the past ran about 90.00 and I found the exact same one for a BUCK! To make it better... Over a year ago Jazz and I were in Chicago. Well she left her favorite elephant there (ELLE) and has been sad about it even since. We even went back to look for it and everything. Well at the rummage I found the exact same one! The only thing was hers had a little stitching by it's mouth so you know I pulled out the sewing box and stitched that baby up lol! I felt a little bad about saying It was the same one but the way her face lit it just made it okay. Yestreday was just a preview today almost every house in town has a rummage so I hope to find some cool stuff. I will be here tomorrow to scrap. Okay done typing! Happy scrapping everyone Biggrin

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Hi all!! Sounds like we all are super busy!! Good finds Tia!!! I LOVE rummage, or yard, sales as we call them. Smile We went out to a 15 year anniversary party last night. ONe of those things I got to buy a new dress and shoes for, and get a pedicure. It was for a girl who works for DH. Anyway, stayed out till 10, got home at 11, up at 5:30 to head out for Serve Day. Going to help a local organization pack boxes of things to send to Haiti. Austin is going with me as well as a friend and her two teenage girls. Should be fun. Wonder if the girls will be able to pack and text at the same time?? LOL

Then this afternoon have to start packing to leave for our trip tomorrow, drop the dogs off, etc. So probably no scrapping. I wish I could...I soooo love VC challenges. Have fun girls, know I am with you in spirit. Smile

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Gwen- I want to see that movie! I bet it was good! I hope your hubby's lawn mowing doesn't interfere too much with your scrapping time today!

Tia- wow you totally scored on the bowl!! That's so neat that you found the same elephant for Jazzy - i bet you made her day!

Carrie - we'll miss you today - but it sounds like you're doing a great thing!

As for me... kids woke up earlier this morning that they do during the week (Why do they always do that/!?) Anyways, i got some laundry in the wash and got our bowls and buckets ready for some strawberry picking in a bit! I think i'm going to hop over to the new house and water my palm trees that I bought last week (did I tell you that?) they are so cute... they are about a couple years old (4-5 inches high).. i bought 4 of them and will plant them in our backyard when they get bigger to symbolize each member of our family finally planting roots. I'm such a sentimental gal. Smile Oh.. was also thinking about going garage saling this morning too if i see any on the way! WHEW! What a busy morning I have planned. I hope to get some scrapping done this afternoon and evening. Have fun ladies! Smile

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DH got an unexpected call last night for a free round of golf this morning...think I'll go run errands real quick with the girls since he is gone and hopefully can get lots of scrapping done this afternoon.

I spent two hours last night going through pictures. Almost all of my pictures are on my desktop so I had to move them over to the laptop.

Trina, I think I will need to put about 5+ pictures in ALL of my LOs to ever catch up! Smile

Anyway, dh "volunteered" for us to host his mom's birthday lunch over here tomorrow too, so that means I've got to find time to clean too. Grr.

Be back this afternoon.

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I feel like I can't make any progress here until I find my patterned paper for the progressive scrap. I'm about to give up on that challenge ...

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Ryan is driving me CRAZY today. :mad: saturdays are his bad days. it never fails, he doesnt listen and goes out of his way to be bad on this day! his daddy has been at work all week and i think he gets tired of seeing just my face all week. DH is off tomorrow and monday..soo looking forward to that! Smile ill try to finish as many challenges as possible today, if ryan lets me!

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Off to shower and get some stuff done aorund the house. I just posted a 'saturday only' challenge ...

I'll be back during naptime!

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"StateChick" wrote:

Trina, I think I will need to put about 5+ pictures in ALL of my LOs to ever catch up! Smile

LOL! Don't think of it as having to catch up - just scrapping along. I hope I'm never 'caught up' so that I can always go back to the memories and keep scrapping them.

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I'm working on Mish's challenge layout right now and am LOVING IT!

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Guess where i am???

MY CRAFT ROOM!!!

DH said i could have 40 minutes before we put Lyric to bed, so i am sat here now trying to decide which challenge to do. I can't do them all cause i don't have to time so i need to pick!

Just thought - can i pick and choose or do i have to do them in order?

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Sarah, you can do any challenge you want in any order. Wink So glad you have some time to scrap!

Time for me to have a late lunch then back to work. can't be too chatty in my short time to scrap.

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Guess what came in the mail today? Andrew's letter accepting him into the gifted program for next year. I'm so proud!! He's already signed it, too cute!

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I'm using all sorts of things I've had for YEARS ... so happy about that. Waiting for ink to dry on some brads, hoping that it works ...

Who else is currently working?

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I'm uploading a couple of things now -

Can I put some LOs on the Saturday thread that I started last week and finished today? Or should the entire LO be done today? Might just put them in the show and tell.

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i actually got 1 done! i did the 5 photo challenge and man its tough to scrap that many photos! im so happy to get those pics scrapped, ive been wanting to scrap them for 1 1/2 years!:eek: after i feed the baby im getting back to scrapping!

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Hi all, just checked in and I love the challenges. I don't know how much time I will have today but tomorrow I am open as far as I know so I can scrap for a while. Picking where to start is always difficult.

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Yep, I just started today with number one so I wouldn't have to decide. Smile

Why, oh why, won't my babies nap today?

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Well, i should really be going to bed now, but i want to scrap some more! We shall see...

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Well, DH is leaving with three of the kids for a baseball game. I need to get Jack a snack and go to church. I'll get to do more scrapping later tonight. DH is heading out of town tomorrow, so I don't know if I can scrap during the day or if I have to wait until the kids are in bed tomorrow. But I WILL be back tonight ... started to tackle the pile of pictures for my dragging feet layou ... it's a 3 pager, just have too many pictures (which is why I dragged my feet on it).

Will reply to everyone later too.

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Blah! Haven't gotten to do any scrapping yet today. I am trying to do a million things to get ready for our trip out of town. The boys and I will be gone for 2 and 1/2 weeks so there is a lot to do. Just finished up my mountain of laundry while Alex was napping but he's starting to stir. DH is working today and doesn't know what time he will get home. I'm bummed because I'm supposed to be at a crop right now. Sad

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Hi girls!

I'm just getting around to posting some pics. I went to take pics last night and of course my camera was dead from the 2 field trips we have been on in a week and the fun run day. This could also be why I've been tired this week! Smile

DH said he would leave me alone tonight so I could scrap! I'm hoping to make a dent in the stack of pics from our last vacation since our next one is quickly approaching.

I'm in pause mode currently on which challenge to do next. I really want to do Tia's challenge with a pic I have of Isaiah that I have been wanting to scrap but I'm not sure I'm up for that today so maybe I'll just think happy thoughts!!!
Think I'll stop and eat dinner, check on hubby and the dogs and then hit the road again.

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I'm still here, neglecting housework and my dh! Plugging along...gonna post some more in a bit.

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Oh yeah, Kelly, just looked at all your LOs...they are beautiful!

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Oh yeah, Kelly, just looked at all your LOs...they are beautiful!

Thanks I just looked at yours on the layout to post all your work and yours are great too!! Lol

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I was supposed to have all today to scrap. DH was sinking into a deep, dark pit, so we ended up taking a family trip to Mankato today. It was well worth the sacrifice though I wanted to be scraping. BUT, I indulged and bought some papers at Hobby Lobby. Wink While there, Josiah sprung a temp, so we had to stop off at the doctor's office.

Because he's lost 2oz in the last 5 weeks, and because of his stomach issues and the fever that's starting, even though it's just a cold right now, they are putting him on antibiotics so that if there is anything bacterial, his body doesn't have to fight any harder then it already is.

Adding to my personal misery, "the Aunt" decided to visit. Four children, 2 breastfed, 2 failed and without fail, at 4 months after having the baby, I start getting visits again. Only this time I had issues for about 2 weeks and now am making up for not clotting after Josiah's birth. Wowza!

If I get the bulletin done, and Josiah goes to sleep at his normal time, I may be able to get a card or two done today. Actually, scratch that. After I get the bulletins done, and before bedtime, I WILL find some time to be creative!

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Gwen, how exciting about Andrew!!!!

Kelly, I give you so much credit already for making the scrapbook that you did Smile

I just got home from the town rummage and boy am I beat but I think I will still try to scrap tonight. My neck is all better so YAY!!!!!!! My dad ended up having a rummage so I went there for an hour and set up a few things and made 40 bucks! I also found 4 very cute teddy bears as I am trying to do this awesome photo that Gwen posted on the photography board. Thanks for the idea Gwen Smile Off to send in some pics Smile

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