Monday, October 13, 2008

LONG post since I've been AWOL...

I haven't posted in a month...I'm such a bad blogger! Life has just been so hectic! Alexander will be 3 months old this week. I can't believe how fast time has flown by. I'm going to blink and it will be Christmas already. I got to scrap yesterday for the first time in about a month. I only worked about 3 hours, but it made me feel so much better. Here are some pages I finished:I LOVE this page!! I've been dying to use these penguins! I started by detail cutting my little man out. Isn't he the cutest? Then I stamped, colored, cut and Stickled the images. They are all FULL of glitter! I don't get to use my Stickles much in the boys albums, so I may have went a little overboard, but that's ok! I'm happy! The cardstock came from my scraps, and the letters are some that I've had for years. Seriously, I think this is my favorite page EVER!!
Ok, maybe not-I like this page too. ;) Not just for the page, but for the picture. I took it a few weeks ago at our church picnic at Clearbrook Park. Aaron loves to swim-he would live in the pool or the bathtub if we let him. He's always been a water baby. He was kind of pouting here because his mean daddy wouldn't let him "swim" in that dirty, nasty water! I just love this pic of the two of them. The paper and the "perfect" are from the SEI Doodley-Doo Boy line that I got at CKU 2 summers ago. I've been saving it for something, so here it is! The other letters are Making Memories rub ons. I cut the arrow out from a template that I got at the Dollar Tree. The Dollar Tree is awesome.
Here's my sweet little Alexander. He's so gorgeous I could just stare at him all day long. Even though he STILL isn't even close to sleeping through the night and I am beyond exhausted, I love getting up and cuddling with him in the middle of the night. The house is quiet-no crazy big brother running around or anything to do-its just me and Al. I might be sad when he does start sleeping at night! Really simple page. I used Pebbles Inc. papers, K & Co. chipboard, and some Studio G stamps from the $1 bin at M's. The ink I used is from a 12 color stamp set from Paintbox that I got at a yard sale. It was unopened and I got it for $1! I LOVE yard sales!!
I did most of this page last month at Happy Scrappers, but never got to finish it. That Aaron is such a stud muffin. ;) All of the Woody items and the "Horsin' Around" are all EK. The paper is Basic Grey and the letters are just miscellaneous chipboard letters that I had left over from other things. I sponged some ink on them-Studio G again from the $1 bin. Have any of you tried those? I picked up a few not expecting much, but I really liked them. Nice and juicy. Plus you can't beat them for a dollar!
I'm looking forward to a nice week at home with the boys. Might scrap again this week if I can get the boys to nap at the same time, but that normally never happens! I will start watching my girlfriends 2 kids at the beginning of November, so I'm going to take full advantage of all of this time with just my precious guys.
On a not so happy note-I would appreciate if you guys could keep me in your prayers. I had some pretty bad test results come back. I've been pretty depressed about it. So if you've messaged/emailed/called me and I haven't gotten back to you, that's why. I have thousands of emails from the past month and I just don't feel like going through them all. I've just been pretty down in the dumps and not too social. And my mind has just been in other places. But I'm trying to get back to normal...
And so I don't end my blog with something so negative, have you guys seen the full trailer for Twilight? How good does it look? I am so excited. I wish I didn't have to wait another month though. My hubby hates going to the movies, but he's already promised to take me as soon as it opens. I don't know if its because he wants to do something nice for his wonderful wife who gave him his 2 amazing sons, or if he's taking me because if he doesn't, I might hurt him. ;)
I hope you all have a great week. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Unknown said...

Some great layouts...your boy looks like a fun one!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Wow, you've been busy! I love the pages you've created! The detail cutting on the first one is great. I LOVE the photo on the second page. OMG, how sweet is that? I love it! I also love the cowboy page, probably because my oldest was a huge Toy Story fan. We seriously used to watch that movie at least twice a day when she was little, and I enjoyed it every time! I'm so sorry that you got some bad news. I will be thinking about you and hoping that everything turns out OK. HUGS!!

iris said...

sweet sweet pages! Love the first one most of all.

2 Worlds said...

Loved the first one , great pages