Monday, August 31, 2009

Crop layouts and more

Well I finally took pictures of the pages I did at the crop on the 22nd. As I said before, for some reason I'm just not as happy with the ones I do at crops as the ones I get done at home. I'm sure it's probably because I take a lot more time at home. They aren't bad just different.

So here they are:

I did a 5th one but it's not finished. Not sure if I like the papers I picked. I may have to re do it, we'll see.

Here are 2 more that I did. The first one was before the cr
op and a total scraplift from this person - I love how it turned out. The second one I just did yesterday. I'm pretty happy with it too. Love the picture of Tyler.

I've also been playing with photoshop again. Trying to decide which picture I like better. Please let me know which one you like best.

So that's about it for now. I have some other things to post but I'm not quite done with figuring out how I want to do it.

Have a great week!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Birthday, TV and Trains...

It's been a full weekend already and I'm hoping to rest and maybe scrap on Sunday. Speaking of which I still need to take pictures of my pages that I did at the crop last week - ugh! I will get them posted (eventually).

So here's a run down on what's been going on this weekend. Ours started on Thursday which was Tyler's 8th birthday. Yes I said 8! I can't believe he is getting so big. He officially does not have to use a car seat now either. I have mixed emotions about that. To celebrate we took him and his friend Caitlin to the Kitsap fair. It runs every year at the same time as his birthday. Makes it kind of convenient for us. No big parties or anything. He just picks a friend and we pay their way into the fair and for the rides. We got them all day passes for the rides and they had a blast. Kaylie even wanted to ride them and she was tall enough for most so we got her an all day pass too. Bonus - kids day was Thursday so the kids got in free! You can check out the birthday pics here. They are the first 85 pics (yes I said 85). I know a little overboard but with them I have to take that many to get maybe 10 good ones! After the fair we came back to the house with Caitlin and her mom and dad, Brent and Cindy, who happen to be good friends of ours. We had pizza and then some cake. And I just realized while typing this that I bought ice cream to go with the cake but totally forgot to serve it! Hahaha - leave it to me!

Friday was kind of mellow. We hung out at home and I had to work. Pete washed his truck of course and then headed to Walmart to get a wall mount for the new TV we bought (well new to us). We got a 42 inch flat screen plasma from Brent and Cindy. It's in perfect condition and they were really generous with everything. They even came over that night and helped hook it all up in our room. Thanks guys! I really like it and so does Pete. I'll have to take some pictures of that and post them too.

Today was the open house for Tacoma Rail so we went to that. We try to go every year. Tyler really enjoys it and this year Kaylie did too. She is so into trains now like her dad and brother it's funny. They have a lot of fun stuff there for kids. Clowns that make animal balloons, rides on the train, model railroads, face painting and you can tour a real engine. We had a great day. Here are the pictures from our outing. I had my little camera today and I'm not happy with a lot of these but at least I got some pictures.

So that's about it and I'm exhausted. I was going to scrap today when we got home but I was just too tired. I thought I should update this first anyway or it would get neglected again. I'm really trying to make an effort to keep this current. So far, pretty good....

Monday, August 24, 2009

If you like scrappy stuff....

You need to check out Melissa's blog - Creating from the Heart - she has another awesome give away. She also has a lot of cool projects so you should really stay a bit and check things out.

Watch Out

Another post in the same month! I'm on a roll. Now maybe I can keep this up. Ok I know, I'm getting ahead of myself.

Weekend in review:
Friday - not much, just worked. Pete went to get something stereo related done on his truck and his 'only be an hour or so' turned into an ALL DAY event. That shouldn't have surprised me though. It always works out that way.

Saturday - went to an all day crop with my friend Sarah. It was great. First time I stayed the whole entire time (9am - 9pm). I got 4 and a half pages done - which was good for me. I'm a slow scrapper. I'll post pictures as soon as I take them. I'm not as happy with them as I am with the ones I do at home. Maybe it's because I feel like I have to get a lot done when I'm gone so I rush.
I also won 3 door prizes - woot woot! Cool scrappy stuff. Sarah won a couple too and the big door prize - lucky her.

Sunday - went shopping for Tyler's birthday on Thursday. My baby is going to be 8 already! I can't believe he is getting so big. He won't even need a car seat anymore. :(

Today - worked and then had my yearly doctors visit. Everything went fine, now I just have to wait and see if I get a phone call or a letter in the mail. Hoping for the letter in the mail....

My Mac is STILL in the shop. Not even sure if they are working on it. They say they are but they also told me they shipped it a week before they actually did. So not liking Best Buy right now. I have never had any issues with them before now. This is ridiculous. I'm hoping that they don't need to do anything drastic and I can keep my hard drive. I hate waiting...

Friday, August 21, 2009

All done - I think

So I think I'm officially all moved over here. I liked type pad for the time I had it but it just not worth the cost for me anymore. Maybe if I blogged everyday. I never used it to it's full potential either. For as much as I blog (hahaha) I will stick with free for the time being. It's also nice that I've learned how to make my own backgrounds and all the neat stuff on here. So far I like it. I may tweak it again later but for now it's all good.

Now for news around here. Not much. I'm going to an all day crop tomorrow with my friend Sarah and I'm excited about that. I'll be posting my creations here. Hopefully I can get a lot done. It'll be fun just to go even if I don't.

Right now I can't seem to think of anything to say. I know those of you that know me personally are probably shocked ;) So I'm going to end this post and hopefully post again sooner rather than later. Let me know what you think of what I've done here. I'd like to know what you think.

Have a great weekend!