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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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

An oops and a Twisted reveal

I have been such a bad blogger, but I promise I have a really good excuse. Husband and I decided it was (finally) time to become home owners! We got prequalified and began searching in January. We were lucky to find THE house almost right away; we closed on March 16 and moved on March 17! In between, we ordered a suite of new appliances (I never knew it was possible to love my washer and dryer...and dishwasher...and refrigerator...and range...I love them all so much!), had to coordinate cleaning out and repairing the condo we were renting, I had my Confirmation into the Catholic church, my husband and I had our marriage blessed, AND we hosted a birthday party for my two year old (omgosh, I still can't believe she's two already!!) two weeks after the big move!
We've finally gotten more or less settled in, and are getting back into a routine. We found that our windows are all custom sizes, so I've been making curtains like mad...I'm almost done! One more Roman shade, three pairs of regular curtains, a tab top for a sliding glass door, and then I have to figure out what I want to do with the gorgeous bay window.
The first photo is the house; it was taken at the inspection in February. It's looking amazing with everything turning green. It's a tri-level, and everyone has their own room. It was a rehab, so all of the fittings, counters, vanities, etc, are new. We have nearly an acre of land, and two lovely wood-burning fireplaces. I love our house so much!!

I love love love Anam's sketches over at Twisted Sketches, and I'm honored to be taking on another term with the Twisted team! Sketch 146 is live, and it's so fun. I think this is my favorite take on a Twisted Sketch so far!
This week's twist is "brads"...any way, any how! I used some gorgeous Basic Grey fabric brads from a recent Scarlet Lime kit (I know I talk about these kits a lot, but man, I really love them!) I added some Pink Paislee pp that I machine stitched a messy circle on, and a few border punched strips of pp from Basic Grey and Crate Paper. The chipboard heart string is from Magistical Memories, and I used Shimmerz Coloringz in Heidi-Ho-Blue spray on it. The three little chippie crowns were purchased a while ago from an lss that, regrettably, closed down, and they were painted with Shimmerz Blingz in Hottie Pink. I finished it off with some Dear Lizzy Thickers (I think I need more of this font before they're gone!).
Head over to enjoy the fun! The first of my readers who links a layout based on sketch 146 to both my blog and the Twisted blog will get a little RAK from me. :)


kT said...

HOLY COW. you have been busy! and she's definitely not allowed to be 2 since i only just a few months ago took down her birth announcement off my fridge (seriously she's so damn cute i kept it up there for forever). So happy for you!!

Melissa Williams said...

=) I love the new house, and I love that page!!! One of my favorites you have done.

I posted over there, and now I will post my version here. It can be found at: http://missmelissaw.blogspot.com/2012/04/scrap-therapy.html

GMS said...

Ahhh leave it to Mel to be on point and ready for a RAK. Do you want me to make you something or purge you something? (don't worry, I won't give you my leftovers, love)