Monday, May 28, 2007

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Design book

Loooong Bike Ride....

We took a very long bike ride today.....about 20 miles round trip. We went from Elgin all the way to Algonquin....which is at the top of this map. Stopped to eat at cute cafe in Algonquin. On the way home it rained most of the way....we had quite the adventure!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Awesome day...great computer...

Rode my bike for about 10 miles today on the bike path...whew...I'm out of shape..but I did it. Found another cute little coffee shop/restaurant I want to check out many cute things and places to see on the trail. Bought a laptop today...I've been wanting one for awhile...I had a refurbished one that I used but unfortunately it broke and my computer geek boyfriend/fiancee couldn't fix it. Got a super great price at Best buy...they only had 10 of them, so Chuck and I both got one....his laptop was also broke and unrepairable...sigh. Anyway for $350.00 we couldn't pass up the deal....there's a pic of it up top....ain't she silly, I know....never thought I would be such a computer geek...I'm starting to learn how to do digital scrapbooking...its the big thing in scrapping now.

Sunday...Bart's Bday

Happy Birthday, brother...42...OMG!!!

So it rained all day yesterday and I holed up in the craft room....didn't get a lot done but did a little organizing. Going to craft a little this am then Chuck and I are going out thrifting....we're such an exciting couple....then its off to the bike path. Probably should bike ride first....Have a great day!!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Happy Friday!!

Don't have to be back to work until 10a Tues!!Yea! I'm going to play with my toys everyday! So exciting...

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Checkin' out Spooky

Spooky was hiding under the table...the kids were so funny trying to get a good look at her.

Bike ride with a few Morrisseys....

Went for nice bike ride with Amy, Jess, and Jack. Stopped and had lunch at a super cute little restaurant...We saw a deer on the path on the way cool.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Our soccer kid

Grace in action.

So Sweet.....

Amy and Jack at Graces' soccer game.

Sweet Jess


Elgin bike path

Went for a bike ride was beautiful...

The window to where all the magic happens...

Have I mentioned how much I love my craft room lately?

Our Storybook house

Here's a shot of our house as it is now....without the snow. You can see Mr Green Jeans (Chuck) in the bottom left of pic. He dug up the whole side yard the last few weeks and planted a HUGE garden...omg..tomatoes anyone?

Friday, May 18, 2007

Ahhhh home....

Remember when it was snowing?....I so glad its not anymore...I'm so enjoying this springtime...I need to get a spring shot of our house.....
So I'm finally home...I've been at the twins since Wednesday. Their mom and dad had a little vacation in San Diego this week. Man, I'm ready for a little vaca....all things are good, we're going to work in the garden this weekend and of course I'll be at my craft table....thinking about another contest, tho this one would really be the big leagues....its for Memory Makers mag. They are calling for 5 pages any size. One page needs to be an "I wish...". Hmmmm what do I wish for....? any suggestions?

Monday, May 14, 2007

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Saturday, May 12, 2007

12 by 12 entry

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"Grace" altered board book

Jess mini book

3 days off!!!

I've been working with the twins A TON the last few weeks...50-60 hours a all know thats way too much work for me!! I finished my projects for the Rusty Pickle Amazing Race Design Team contest and am sending my stuff this weekend...I'm sure I don't have a chance in hell of winning, but its good practice for other contests. This specific one asks that you use 90% of their product which was kinda hard as I didn't want to spend a ton of money...trying to pay off the credit cards, not add to them!! The "Jessica" book used a free RP kit insert from one of the scrapping mags. The "Grace" book which is my altered project entry (altered board book) used RP's chocolate bunny line. My subjects are so adorable, so I'm hoping to get extra points for that!!! I love you, Grace and Jess...

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Window Box

my beautiful mess...

Sat down to do some serious craftin' today but can hardly find a thing in my mess...I'm feeling like I have NO time to scrap since I've been working with the twins so much....altho I do love my job!!! and they have really come a long way since I met them last Dec. Hoping to get another 6 months with them...will find out in the next few weeks if their case gets renewed for another 6. Anyway, back to my i sit down to work , and I spend half my time organizing all the yummy supplies I have...I guess thats half the fun. I'm still working on a three part project for Rusty Pickle which needs to be turned in by June1....pix to follow soon of the altered book I did of Grace.