Tuesday, September 25, 2007

BackPorch Memories Guest DT

If you'd like to try and be a Guest Design Team Member for BackPorch Memories then come and check out this thread: http://backporchmemories.com/mboard/viewtopic.php?t=3120 The ladies are really friendly. October is my time for GDT and I just got my package today. Can't wait to play with all the goodies - Fancy Pants, 7Gypsies, Dream Street, BG's Periphery and this adorable stamp set from BPM.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Paper Trunk

Our sponsor at Playground this week was Paper Trunk. I had the Gigi line and absolutely adored it. I ended up making 3 LOs and one altered item, but still have plenty left over - time to make some cards! Here's one of the LOs and the altered clock. Here's the link the the DT's gallery to check out everyone's creations: http://scrapbookplayground.com/pp331/showgallery.php?cat=937

On another note, I was chosen to be the Guest Design Team Member at Backporch Memories for October! Yippee! I just love Becky Fleck's Page Maps and had just completed this one for our Cherry Arte sponsor.

And last, but certainly not least, Scrapbook Playground will be hosting a month long crop - Croptoberfest. There will be challenges, games, and a little murder. Yep, murder! The DT members are changing their identities and becoming members of the CLUE gang. So come join us and try to figure out whodunit!!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Back to School - At Last

The kids were less than enthused about starting school this year. Not that they are ever jumping for joy over the prospect of a new school year, but this year was different. They were attending a new school in the public school system. They'd been going to a Catholic school previously, so this was a whole new ballgame for them. New friends, new everything. Nick has a friend in our development that used to go to his old school and is now at his new school. So he at least had a friend in the school even though they weren't in the same classroom. Poor Maria was really nervous. The best part of the day for her was the fact that she no longer had to wear a uniform and could wear "cool clothes." LOL

I loved the day on several levels. Aaaahhhhh, kids back in school, but really, the best part was sleeping in on that morning. The school day starts an hour later, plus they ride the bus and I no longer have to car pool. What's a mom to do with all that extra time? Hit the MBs of course!!
Nick was really not interested in getting his picture taken and most of the ones I took of him are either of his back or he has his eyes closed. At least Maria was willing. So this year I have a new 3rd grader and a new 5th grader. I hope and pray the school year goes well for them.