Wednesday, July 29, 2009

CKC Valley Forge

Well this big mess means it's almost time for Convention. I have spent the day packing, unpacking, repacking, organizing and generally turning my house upside down!! I have got myself down to one large black rolling bag, one shoulder bag and one tool bag. Whew.

I just finished cleaning my scrap table off last week and this is what it looks like now. Hooooo Hummmm I'll have to work on it when I got back. You know I'll have more stuff to put away anyway. I'm gonna hit that Embellish it booth hard!!

I leave tomorrow morning and will be cropping by the afternoon WootWoot!! I'm going to bring the laptop with me so maybe I'll "see" you guys...otherwise I'll be back on Sunday.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Making Memories-Vintage Findings

Where have I been? Sometimes I swear I must live under a rock! How did I miss this line completely? I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Lucky me to find it today AND it was 40% off. Here is what I ended up with. It's got a Jenni Bowlin kind of a vibe to it. Even a bingo card, although I have to wonder how Jenni feels about that! Anyway here is some vintage eye candy.

On the swim front my daughter is finished for the season. I'm sorry (but not sad) to say that she didn't make Jr. Olympics. I'm not sad because she swam her cutie patootie but off and even won a couple of her heats! I'm also not sad because she was just happy to "try out" and left with a smile on her face! On the upside though I won't have to cancel my trip to CKC Valley Forge!!! I am so excited about going!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Scrapbooking and Crafting Friends

We are having our first ever 24-Hour Crop over at Scrapbooking and Crafting Friends!

SIGN UP to participate in the 1st 24-Hour Crop! A Full 24 hours of Crafting, getting to know eachother, games, prizes, and more! Midnight to Midnight on Wednesday, July 22nd.

I am hosting a Basic Grey Challenge that you can check out here.

Monday, July 13, 2009


Whoa where has the time gone? I haven't posted since June and it's already half-way into July! Last time I posted we were fighting off flu and the rain and trying to get ready for our trip to Lake George. We made it to Lake George and had what I like to call Florida weather. Beautiful sunshine everyday but with the knowledge that at some point a storm would come! Sometimes big, sometimes small but they came...everyday. It was ok though we still had a great time. There is something about Lake George that relaxes me, rain or shine.

We returned home from Lake George in time to clean the house (oh yay!) and have a fourth of July party. We live near a golf course and can walk over to the fireworks. It makes for a great party. Kelsey most enjoyed playing with sparklers at the end of the night.

This past weekend we attended a US Swim Meet in New Paltz, New York. What an amazing facility they have!! I've never seen and Olympic size swimming pool up close. Holy intimidating!! The thing is longer than my house. The US Meets are for older more advanced kids. The youngest age group is 10 and under so at 8 we didn't expect her to excel. Well she did and I couldn't be prouder! This photo is of her (she's in the orange cap) doing a 50M Breaststroke and YES half of those kids are boys!! What is it about a girl beating a boy in sports that still makes me scream WooooHoooo!!! She did such a great job that her coaches want to bring her to a last chance meet to try and qualify for...get this... Jr. Olympics!! I couldn't be prouder of her. We know that qualifying for Jr. Olympics is more than likely not attainable (not yet anyway) but the experience alone will be priceless and I'm so happy for her.

Sooo I have no pages or cards today, all this swimming has left me scrap less! I've got plenty of pictures though so I hope to get back on scrap track this week! Ohhh and in the middle of all this? I decided to rip my craft room apart. What was I thinking!!