Sunday, August 26, 2012

Homebody...yep, that's me!

I've always been a bit of a homebody...maybe if I had more money to play with, I'd be more apt to be out and about.  I have noticed that as I get older, and Rachel gets involved with more things, that I am not as much of a homebody as I used to be.  I am learning to enjoy getting out and doing more things.

I'm taking Bear on daily walks, and planning to head back to the gym in the mornings now that school is in session.  Volunteering at the school library several times a week.  Volunteering for the food program weekly.  Being VP of the PTO.  Taking a history class at church.  Doing ladies Bible study.  Sunday services.  And doing a little bit of socializing.  Wow, I guess I'm not too much of a homebody anymore at all, am I?  LOL.  But I do enjoy spending time at home...and there are some days I'd just as soon stay in my PJs with a good book.

So...for the homebodies...and the people who just want a great kit to scrap about their home/hometown with...check out Happy Homebody by North Meets South Studios.

Here's what I did with it:

Off to finish some housework :(  Or maybe scrap :)  Have a great week!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

It's back to school time!

Good morning, friends!  Last night was Back to School night for us.  We got up to the school about 4:30, I helped set up the PTO's t-shirt sales table, and then Rachel and I headed off to meet her new teacher and check out her classroom.  She was pretty quiet and shy UNTIL she saw that her best friend Stevie was also in her class.  And at that point, she let out a squeal of excitement and started jumping up and down.  Thankfully Mrs. Long has them separated...don't want them getting in trouble for talking in class!  I managed to snap one photo of Rachel with her teacher...of course my kiddo did NOT make eye contact while I was taking the photo...but as soon as I got home, I scrapped it with Trixie's new Apples for Teacher collection.

Right now this collection is available only at Gotta Pixel for their GGI sale...each pack is $1USD.  Next week, the full kit and coordinating pieces should be available in her other stores.

Here's the layout that I made...I used the elements, papers, cardstock, and bonus papers on my page.

I love that Trixie put some homeschool word art in here, and the colors are fun, fresh, and different from the typical back to school kits.

Trixie's also got another new collection out at Scrapbook-Bytes, but I haven't been able to play with it yet.  I'm looking forward to scrapping with it later on tonight though!  Rise To It is her new collection for the GAB sale...each of these packs is also only $1 for the duration of the sale.

I hope that you have a great week, and happy scrapping to all of you!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

It's a Trixie Scraps Blog Hop!

Happy Saturday, scrappers!  If you are participating in the Trixie Scraps Blog Hop, then you arrived here from Stacey's blog, and at the end of this post, I'll send you on your way to Shauna's spot on the web.  So here we go!

All of the Scrap Stars that you are visiting have created a freebie for you with Trixie's Summer on the Boardwalk collection.  Here's a look at the kit...I'm really looking forward to visiting Galveston's Pleasure Pier later this year...this kit will be just perfect for scrapping that trip!

Summer on the Boardwalk Digital Scrapbooking Full Kit

If you want all of the extras, you can also check out the full collection.  Personally, I think Trixie is the Queen of Cardstock and so the collections are always worth it IMO.  

Summer on the Boardwalk Digital Scrapbooking Value Bundle

I created a QP based on a layout that I did of my daughter's first time at the beach...her Daddy plopped her down in the water while she was wearing a Hilo Hattie outfit and diaper...and I'll admit I kind of freaked on him.  In my mind, she needed her swimsuit...and I didn't want her outfit ruined by the seawater.  LOL.    Not to mention that we couldn't get into our hotel room for an hour, and I was afraid she'd catch a cold.  First-time mommy nerves, I suppose!  Anyways, enough blabbering from me!  Here's my page:

I may be biased, but I love that photo of her little tongue sticking out!

You can download the QP here.  And now you're off to Shauna's World!  Don't forget, if you get lost along the way, or if you joined the Blog Hop late, you can head back to Trixie's to get back on track.  Happy scrapping, everyone!

Friday, August 3, 2012

It's template time again!

I love templates.  I'll admit it.  They make scrapping so much easier on this mama's brain...not to mention the fact that I scrap a bit faster with them.  Whether you use them as-is, or flip, rotate, or alter them, you can made some fabulous layouts with a template as a base.  And one of THE best deals in digi is the monthly Templatetopia collection by North Meets South Studios, aka Trixie Scraps and Connie Prince.  Each month you can get 16 template for just $ awesome deal!  Check out this month's collection!

Here's a better look at what's inside:

I used one of the StaceyA templates to scrap a photo of Rachel riding the carousel at the zoo.  I used Trixie's Summer on the Boardwalk kit and cardstock to create this layout.

Thanks for stopping by...have a wonderful weekend, and happy scrapping!