It's a *Scrappy* Friday!
Yesterday was a really good day, for several very simple reasons (you all know that it's those simple things that sometimes bring me the most joy!)...
~ I made and ate a whole bunch of homemade mashed potatoes (that stuff is the food of the gods, and I can eat an entire pot full if I don't watch it!).
~ I finally got to watch "Lost" again after waiting another whole week for it (I know that's how television shows usually go...you know, a week in between episodes...but I get really impatient when it comes to my favorite show! I seriously need a t-shirt that says "Lost Maniac" or "In Therapy for Lost Addiction" or something!).
~ I actually sat down and did some scrapping! I drug out my card table, turned on "Monk," got out my Cadbury's Mini Easter Eggs (LOVE those things) and a big tall glass of Diet Dr. Pepper, and I actually scrapped several pages. I hadn't done that in ages, so it felt really good! (I'm hoping that it helped get my mojo back for good, and that I can get some more pages done in the next week too!)
This first page is my very favorite recent page! I've shared with all of you that I was gonna have to do a scrapbook page based on all of Sydney's dresses. I need to remember this moment in her life...when all she wants to do is wear dresses and skirts and tutus, and act all girly, and get a kick out of dressing up. Because, you know that phase isn't gonna last forever!
I took four of my favorite pictures (I had ten of them! lol) and put together this "Any Time is 'Dress-Up' Time"... which ended up being perfect for the latest challenge at the One Little Word blog. The word this time around is "time," so I'm submitting it for that challenge as well.
These pictures and this page just makes me smile...and I know I will treasure it as Sydney continues to get older, grow up, and become less of a "girly girl." It's a memory that's precious to me!
This next layout is actually one I did a few weeks ago at Adrienne's, but I hadn't shared it yet. It's really one of my favorites lately, because I really like the design a lot (the arrows on it make me happy! lol) ... but mostly because it tells a story. My scrapbook pages usually have a lot of words on them, because it's important to me to tell the story behind the pictures. In fact, that's really why I scrapbook to begin with: I want to always remember the little moments and events and experiences I have.
You may all remember these pictures from Christmastime, when Sydney was an angel in our Christmas play. You might remember that during the dress rehearsal, she couldn't keep from telling Holden (the little boy next to her; and, by the way, she claims that Holden is her boyfriend!) what to do. Yep, she's an angel... but she's also a character!
And then I did this super-duper-easy layout of Gary and I on Valentine's Day (literally, it took 15 minutes to make! and I am all about easy creations!). It's actually pretty different than what I usually do, because it only has one sentence of journaling. But sometimes EASY is what I'm going for.
And then I also got to do some work on the kit I'm creating for my local scrapbook store, Scrapbook Mania. It's the March kit and it has all kinds of yummy products (great papers, flowers, journaling stamps). It will have 3 12 x 12 layouts, one 8.5 x 11 layout, and either a few tags or a little "itty bitty" mini accordian book (I haven't decided on that yet). It's fun to create for the store, but it's also kinda nerve-wracking. I want my ideas to be "good" enough and ones that other people are going to want to re-create.
I can't share the entire projects, but here's a sneak peek at two of the pages...
And now it's time for the weekend!
I can't decide whether I'm looking forward to this weekend...or dreading it! We have a softball tournament--which I usually totally look forward to, and I DO want to see Delaney play--but the weather is supposed to be absolutely freezing! The high tomorrow is slated for 42, so I am NOT looking forward to sitting in the stands and watching those games (or taking Sydney out in it...yuck!). And, oh yeah, there's a chance of snow. Snow and softball? Not sure what kind of mix that would make!
I'm sure it will work out one way or the other...and I'll be here to tell you all about it on Monday! LOL
I hope you all have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend!