Linda, it's not supposed to hurt at all! Even when they're sanding your feet, it really shouldn't hurt. I'm sorry that it wasn't relaxing.
Charys, glada you got to stay home, can't wait to see what you're working on.
So I started a layout this morning while the girls occupied themselves making a craft of some sort (and I have to confess I have no idea what they put together, as I was focused on what I was doing). I want to finish it, but I have a dilemma ... I totally could have done it when we first got home from dropping Andrew, but Jordan was supposed to be dropped off after the party was over that she was at. It ended at 2:30, so I expected her by 3. She didn't come home until 4! I totally could have scrapped, but I didn't want to be in the basement, and not hear the doorbell. Now the kids are outside, and it's a good time to scrap, but they're in the neighbors yard, and I feel like I need to be on the main level of the house so I can hear them if there's any clashes (because my three are over there, and sometimes there's arguments). Jack is still napping, and he's due to wake soon. Oh, and it would be a good idea for me to start some dinner. But all I want to do is go finish that layout. What's a girl to do?
OT - one of the hosts of Jul08 just lost her baby at 15 weeks today. (it was a girl too, she has two boys, I can only imagine how she's feeling). Do I send a regular sympathy card for something like that?
(may be graphic to some)
There's enough of a body at 15 weeks to have a burial if they choose. My husband has had to perform a few of those services. I think a sympathy card would be better received than anything else you could make (ie any reference to miscarriage).
I'm here. Just got to sit down and scrap at 2 something today. I got a page done for the scraplift challenge and I am almost done with the cards for the exchange. But I have to stop right now so that I can get ready to go to dinner with my mom for my birthday. She said DH was not invited. I'm getting a kick out of this.
Anyway Once I'm back I'll get out the camera and take a picture of the LO I did already.
oh my gosh. i'm so sorry ladies.. i have been really distracted lately i have not been doing anything and I just finished one LO that I have been working on for DAYS!!! I have just lost it! I have no creativity left in me right now. But I'll post what I can and I apologize that I have not kept up with the chat. Now that it is summer, I am finding it harder to sit at the computer for more than just a few minutes unless its after the kids to go sleep and then I am youtubing videos and watching shows. LOL we have no cable TV or satellite at the moment. some ice broke our satellite during the winter and dh cancelled. haha so its been nothing but videos and youtube for us!
I just finished setting up my scrap table for the night. Now i need to figure out what challenge I am going to do first. I am so excited to be actually scrapping this evening.
Hey, ladies! We just got home, a little earlier than I expected so that's good! Still have a lot to do, though, unpacking all of our stuff. I hate how even short trips require SO MUCH STUFF when little kids are involved! Hopefully I will get to my "achievement" page tonight. Tomorrow I'm visiting a friend, so I'm not sure how much I will get done then, either. Loida, I'm having a lack of mojo, too!
Gwen, a card would be really nice. She will appreciate the thought.
I'm so sorry I haven't been around much ladies. The weather has been so great here that I honestly can't justify keeping Andrea inside. We are in for a little bit now to make dinner. I might be back this evening though.
Linda, the pedi shouldn't have hurt at all! Sorry! It should've felt wonderful....or atleast the only three I've ever had done felt heavenly.
Gwen, sorry about your birth buddy. That's so sad. You are sweet to send a card and I know it will mean a lot to her. 15 weeks is far along! Hope you got some peace and quiet this afternoon to scrap.
Kebrina, so glad you joined this round of the card exchange! I love your work, so I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve. and HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you have a wondeful evening with your mom!!!
Loida, hope your mojo returns! I'm having a bit of a mojo disappearance myself. :confused: And we don't have TV/Satellite anymore either, so I know what you mean.
Scrapangel, glad you are getting to scrap tonight! Can't wait to see what you do!
Katie....lack of mojo?!?!?! Whatever girl! You always amaze me with your work and this crop is no exception. I understand about the unpacking. It's crazy how even an "overnighter" seems like you pack enough for a month!
Stephanie, it was pretty here too, so I spent some time outdoors with Kayson also. It's hard to justify staying cooped up inside when the sun in shining and the birds are singing! Hope you get some scrappy time tonight though.
We just finished up dinner. It was a new recipe my sister gave me....soooo easy and YUMMY!! Basil Chicken Pasta. If you want me to share the recipe I will.
I'm going to start scrapbooking until bedtime now. Hopefully I can get atleast 5 cards and 2 layouts done...we'll see....
Just to check we can do more than one layout for each challenge right?
yes! the more the merrier!
Well gals.. I did 3 more today and now I am off for the night to watch a movie with hubby!!! See you all tomorrow!
well I was going to stay up a little bit tonight to work on some more scrapping, but I am too tired Ladies.... i'll give it another shot tomorrow.. good night!!
I thought that I would post my card exchange question here just in case it didn't get noticed up there with the VC going on..... Do I do my usually Stamp on the back which lets people know who it was made by or is it suppose to be a surprise to everyone and a guessing game as to who made the card?
Charys - do share the recipe!
Well, with DH being gone, I'm trying to be more of a fun mommy. For those who saw my recent FB status, it's not all easy. Andrew got in BIG trouble this week, and his punishment suited his "crime". But it's a weeklong punishment, and he's not liking it, 4 days into it. He screamed and sobbed all through dinner and then some. Ugh. Anyhow, I needed to balance things out and so we had a fun time after baths. We did family Wii, playing tennis, bowling, and baseball. Natalie's just trying to figure it all out, so she did have a couple of meltdowns in her attempt to bowl. But other than that, it was fun. Now I need to wash the dishes so they're not greeting me in the morning (and so that my coffeepot is clean and ready for me). Then I will get back to my layout, and I really hope to do another after that.
Wow Gwen! You sound so ambitious tonight! Especially after a long day. You go girl! :udawoman:
Ok, I've made a total mess of my scrapbook room and still have NO IDEA what I am doing with this LO! I have paper everywhere!!!!! I've even taken over the dining room table. DH is going to have a stroke if he comes out here and sees this! :eek: I sketched this page out while I was away, but now that I'm actually working on it I don't like the sketch anymore. I was getting so frustrated looking at it, I figured I would come see what you all have been up to! Don't know why I am feeling so "off"...
Charys, dinner sounds yummy!
Gwen, I don't know how you have the energy to scrapbook! You are going to be my motivation tonight!
Kebrina...it's up to you if you want to put your stamp on the back. I think that would be neat. I've initialed my cards once before. I'd love to get a personalized stamp one day.
Gwen, you sure need a loooooong break. Sans kids! You've always been my hero.
Katie, I have a mess going on too....and with not a lot to show for it. My creativity is really not flowing this weekend. Sigh.
Here is the chicken recipe:
1 lb. chicken breast, cut into little stripslots of garlic salt and pepper
1/2 C. fresh basil, chopped (you can substitute dried basil, if you can't find fresh...obviously reduce the amount quite a bit though)
3/4 C. half and half
3 oz. package cream cheese
2/3 C. + shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 lb. bowtie/farfelle pasta
Start water boiling in a pot and cook pasta according to directions on package. Meanwhile, cook chicken until done in a large skillet. Add the half and half, seasoning, basil and cream cheese. Continue cooking until heated through. Add drained, cooked pasta and toss. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top. Serve!
It was so easy and even Kayson loved it!
Charys that recipe sounds so yummy. I'll have to share it with DH so we can try it one night.
Well I'm very impressed.... I have finished the 2 birthday cards for the boys, a LO, another b-day card and all 5 cards for the exchange. I'm done for the day but will be back tomorrow.
I just finished a two pager so that brings my total so far today to 5 total pages. Which is more than I have done all year. So I am very happy. I have a lot of Xmas layouts that need to be done just not sure I can do them justice this evening. I guess we will have to see.
I am so making that recipe!
And I've totally joined those making a huge mess. I need to take a good hour or so to put things back in their place (and try to fix my scrap drawer - it used to be organized by color, but it's gotten a little out of hand).
I finished my bingo layout, that was a challenge. I wanted to move some of those bingo squares around, But I made it work.
It's almost midnight, do I dare attempt to start a new layout? Was thinking about a digi layout, but my laptop has spontaneously shut off twice this VC, not sure if I want to take the chance. And I'm thinking I really need to back up everything in case it really bites the dust. It's pretty old ...
I desperately need to back up my stuff, too! One of these days I'll get around to it...
I am so jealous of all of you ladies who are getting tons of pages done! I am just not focusing well this weekend. I guess I'd better go clean up my mess! Man it is a good thing Kelly can't see my house right now! LOL
Okay ladies after 4 hours of scrapping I got 5 layouts done. I think it is time to call it a night. I just hope to get some more done tomorrow. But if i do not I will at least get the pictures uploaded. Have a good night ladies.
Looking forward to seeing them!!!
Me, I'm just going through all of the Word Art and downloading a ton. I really should get to bed soon, 7am comes too early and my kids don't let me sleep much later than that.
Great job! Can't wait to see them!
Gwen, I'm ready for bed too! It's only 11pm here, but I'm so tired. I got 2 more cards done, which I'll take pics of tomorrow. So in total I got two layouts and some cards done today...not too bad.
Talk to you all in the morning! night!
OMG! I have done NOTHING this VC! :eek: We have been busy with birthdays (mom and g'ma) this weekend. I think I may be "nesting" too trying to get the house and us ready. I'll pop back in later and look at all the great work and save the challenges so hopefully I can go back and do them. Just too much to do right now to sit down and focus on a LO!
Can't wait to see everyone's work and hope you ladies are having lots of fun.
Kelly, totally understandable why you haven't been able to scrap! Hope you are able to go back to some of them later.
I'm going to take some pics of the things I did last night and get them posted in just a little bit. My co-workers both asked for bday cards for their grandmothers, so I have two more birthday cards and another layout to work on this morning before church.
Good morning ladies. I hope you are all doing well and are well rested.
Just popping in to say hi! I'm about to leave to go visit a friend. No scrapping this morning - I did manage to get groceries so my family can eat, though! LOL. Hopefully I'll be back in time to do one more LO tonight. Boy I was able to focus on the VCs much better back when it was yucky outside! Hopefully it rains the whole time we have our next one!
I want to scrap so bad!!!!
But I've been feeding kids (a neighbor kid is here now too, and barely touched her lunch - she asked me for 6 nuggets and only ate 1. I don't think she likes the kind we get). And I'm making the dinner that I have to bring to my friend whose brother died. It's going to take me over an hour to deliver it and come back, which sucks. My day is evaporating into thin air.
Just got back from church, made lunch, cleaned up lunch and now am sitting down to scrap!
I didn't get on the computer yesterday, at all! Trying to catch up and hopefully scrap something today! I was at the Farmer's Market all day yesterday, then last night we had Mark's staff BBQ, and didn't get home til 11 pm (I was EXHAUSTED, I got up at 4:30 am), so I didn't get anything done.
Today was a very lazy day for me and I'm just sitting down to scrap. As lazy of a day it was DH and I were out running errands since 2pm when we finally left the house.
I have several ideas for LOs but I can't get the pics from Walgreens until 8pm. So I'm trying to get the sketch done in my head. One is for the music challenge and the other is everyday moments.
I'm really liking the challenges because it really gets my juices flowing
Right now I'm trying to make Dads bday card and I'm having a creative block on it. I know what I want to write in the card but I'm having trouble with the front. I'll make a post to see if anyone has ideas.
ive been in an eh kind of mood this weekend. ill sit down to scrap and just cant think of anything i got 2 more pages done today. hopefully i can do a few more tomorrow before time is up!
I feel good because DH and I just cleaned the whole house....it needed a good thorough job like this and it sure makes me feel better when I can look around and see CLEAN. LOL!
I also sewed two pairs of those baby booties for gifts. So I only got one card done today, which I'll post in a bit. Off to check out the threads....
Wow! Got back MUCH later than I was expecting, and just now got Lindsay to sleep. Off to go try to get a LO done before I get too tired. I'll have to check out the challenge threads to see what you all have been up to!
Girls, I'm having a really bad night. I really want to get a layout done but I don't think I'm in the right frame of mind. My oldest has been blatantly disobeying me, just to play with kids on the street, and now I've really punished him. He's not allowed to come to the beach with me this weekend, a trip we've planned for 4 months. I'm bringing Jordan instead. But he knew this was a consequence if he broke my rules one more time, I gave him more than one second chance. I can't let him walk all over me, and it just really sucks taking this from him. He cried himself to sleep. On top of that, he put Jack on my bed while I was putting away clothes in another room and then left him there. Yes, Jack fell. I'm sure he's fine, but I have no idea if he landed on his head or not. That just really upset me too. And I have a ton of dishes to do, I've been washing them all day, it seems. *sigh*
Anyhow, sorry to come here and unload. I'm just so upset and spent. I'm tired of being a single parent, tired of being everything to everyone, tired of washing dishes. I should get a beer and watch some tv and skip the scrapping.
I'm having a girls' night tomorrow night, so perhaps I will get a page done tomorrow during the day. I have the basics of it set out, I just need to finish that and put it together. I also have the card challenge started too, just need to wrap that up. Those two things should take any free time I might have tomorrow.
So forgive me for disappearing for the rest of the night. I just need to completely chill. Sure wish I had a tv in my room ...
Hugs Gwen! So sorry you are having such a rough evening!!!
Well gals, I scrapped 5 pages today! YAY! I am getting sleepy so I am going to sign off, but I'll be back to scrap more tomorrow!!! NIGHT!
well, we decided to stay home after all, so I'm scrapbooking! woohoo! I'm working on a layout for the everyday moments challenge. And I just posted a card challenge.
What's everyone up to right now?
And I have Kelly's blog opened on my PC, because I love her playlist. hehe
And I have Kelly's blog opened on my PC, because I love her playlist. hehe
Oh yay!! I do that too.
Well I've only finished the one LO and I'm exhausted so I'm headed to bed. And I'm hoping to get a surprise when I POAS tomorrow. Off to bed.
Oh, my gosh, Gwen! I'm so sorry you had a bad night. :openarms: I can't imagine how frustrating it must be trying to do everything by yourself, and then to have to deal with the whole punishment thing on top of all of that. I hope you are able to unwind a little!
And I'm hoping to get a surprise when I POAS tomorrow.
Good luck Kebrina! Keep us posted ok? I so hope you get a BFP!
Well girls, I felt very unproductive in the scrap dept. today but my house is clean and I had some good family time, so the day wasn't totally wasted. I'm going to head to bed.....I'm going to start trying to get up earlier than normal and walk before work on the school track.
Gwen, I'm so sorry sweet friend. I really wish I lived up there to help you. I'd take Andrew for the day. He'd probably be great with someone else if he's anything like my son. They just know how to work on their momma's nerves.
Charys speaks the truth in so many ways.
I'm hoping to make some cards tomorrow. Realized the anniversary sending is tomorrow. Eek!
Got two cards poorly made yesterday for a baptism today. That's all I've done. My MIL is here and she can make things difficult.
I did get some flowers planted today with the help of my older two and hubby. We hope to finish it tomorrow.
Gwen, the best part of this board is that we all really do understand and we do care and want to hear about your struggles and your joys, and will support you through them all. I would definitely take a break too.... punishing a children (rightfully) is difficult, even when it's for the best. It tears at mommy's heart just as much. But you did do the right thing.
Kebrina- Feb surprise then?
Little one is finally asleep!! Time to finish my last page I wanted to get done.....but of course...I can't find the one stinkin element I wanted to use to finish it up.
Does anyone know where I can find a silver/metalic frame (free digi download)?? I thought for sure I had one and now I ca't find it anywhere.
Whoa, this VC is kicking my butt! I'm hardly even participating and it's still making me sooo tired! I have such a headache and I can hardly keep my eyes open from staying up until midnight and then Lindsay waking up at 5 something. I did manage to get her back to sleep, but then DH's alarm started going off, I could hear birds outside, blah, blah, blah. I'm gonna try to do one more LO, but we will see!
Yes MommyMish is would be a Feb Surprise...but the test was difficult to read like there might have been a line starting to appear but I don't know. I'll wait a few days. But I had some major heartburn last night when I laid down for bed. Took forever to fall asleep.