I am a mother. I am a wife. I am a sister, a daughter, an aunt, a cousin.
I am a scrapbooker.
I have always been artistic, it just took me a while to find my outlet. I sew, needlepoint, and draw. I also enjoy cooking and baking. I have dabbled in scrapbooking since high school by adding memorabilia to my pictures, but something was still missing.
I found modern scrapbooking after our first daughter was born and I have not looked back. I really do hope that someday, my children look at my scrapbooks and really get who I am and how much I love them. Within the last few years, I've been introduced to mixed media and well, the world will never be the same.
My husband of 12 years and I have two sweet little girls, aged 9 and 3. They are funny, sassy, sometimes naughty, silly, gorgeous, loving, bright, often cheerful, diva-esque little princesses, and they are the lights of my life. I am lucky to be married to my best friend; I swear, I love him more every day. In real life, I am a portrait and wedding photographer, but my true loves are all at home. :)
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Monday, March 2, 2009

lots of catching up to do!

in fact, i often feel like i spend most of my life rushing to catch up on something. or with something. i really have to remind myself to slow down and enjoy things. :)

but here's a random happy thought that just happened to make itself accessible to my camera:

how can you not be happy looking at a little girl curled up under the couch cushions sleeping in a sunbeam?

the CAT scan went fine. it was weird but the entire thing lasted under 5 minutes. heck, i was in and out of the office within 15! anyway, i'm not really sure i get the whole thing; like every specialist appointment i've ever had, there was more waiting than there was time with the doctor and i never think of the questions i need to ask while i'm there. he thinks a surgical procedure that has something to do with my mucus glands and draining my sinuses will help, so i'm scheduled for 3/19. it's outpatient so it shouldn't be too bad. :)

so i have been one busy scrapper this last month! first, i finished off my february c2p inspiration squad layouts. this kit was way out of my comfort zone with it's bright blues and reds but i really got into it and managed to make some pretty layouts, too. at least i think so :)

then there are several for a weekly challenge i'm participating in:

poetry in motion--a haiku and photos showing motion

bling baby! lots of bling and at least 6 embellishments

over under sideways down--i don't remember everything lol but you had to have one vertical and one horizontal photo, an element going up and down, something with at least 3 layers, and something hidden.

the last challenge was to use the oldest, ugliest, FUGLIEST patterned paper you could find! i had this really bright and obnoxious tinkerbell paper pack. i cut out the butterflies, leaf, heart, and flower from some of the more obnoxious papers and used the pink, green and orange for blocking. :) i think it turned out rather pretty!

sorry...it's been a month since i last posted so i've got a lot. :D

i realized the day before evie's school valentine's celebration that i had no valentine's cards for her to hand out. i asked her if she wanted me to go get her some pretty ones or if she wanted to make some with me and she chose make them, of course. so we ate dinner and got to work. she went to bed and i kept working. then we lost power at 10-ish and it didn't come back on. so i finished the last 2-3 by candlelight. thank goodness there are only 10 children in her class!!

....and that's all folks! i'll be back soon with my march commit2paper layouts :)


Groovy Deborah said...

First of all let me tell you that yes, little girls sleeping in sunbeams is just a precious site! Nice shot~WTG!

Secondly,I think you did a great job on your challenges and because you mentioned being out of your comfort zone...even more kudos!

Thirdly, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through your surgery, Best wishes to you on a very speedy recovery :)

Geri said...

ALl your LOs are wonderful ... but I so love the sweet pic of your daughter on the couch ... tooo cute and so sweet

GMS said...

thank you ladies :) my little girl is a treasure, even on the days she's naughty.