Saturday, October 31, 2009

My month, in pictures...

This last month has breezed by in a whirlwind! I cannot believe that it will already be November tomorrow. Rather than try to catch you up with what has been going on with me since I last posted with a bunch of boring words, I thought I would do it with a few photos. This is some of what I have been up to in October....

My son's third broken bone.

One neighbor murders the other right across the street (while my hubby was out of town) and next thing you know we are in the midst of a crime scene. A move just might finally be on our horizon.

Two rounds or antibiotics.
First major storm of the season causes some flooding. A few days later weather is back in the high 70's.

Some of the goodies that I scored at the antique fair.
My very first home grown tomato.

Football, football & MORE football!

The family before cheer competition.

Daughter's squad placed third in the dance portion at cheer competition.

It was crazy loud in the gym!

Promoted to Brown belts in Tae Kwon Do.

Car wash for school fundraiser.

We have continued to have practices for either Tae Kwon Do or Football/Cheerleading for 5 days a week since July with games on Saturday.
I have also been working on some scrappy stuff that I can't share quite yet and have some exciting non-scrappy ventures in the works that I will hopefully be able to share in the next month or two.
So, those are a few of the things that have occupied the majority of my time this last month. I am really looking forward to life slowing down a bit. Even with the busyness of the holidays fast approaching it should still be slower paces than the last few months of my life.♥

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

October reveal...

The October kit, Spice Garden, over at Citrus Tree Studio is just full of gorgeous Fall colors. I really enjoyed working with it. It helped put me in the mood for Fall even when it was still extremely hot here. It is full of goodies by Bo Bunny, Pink Paislee and Jillibean Soup just to name a few.

The first layout is of my daughter a few years back. Our daughter began expressing interest in participating in a "race" having seen my husband and myself run in different events that are held annually in our area. One of these is the "Turkey Trot" held every year near Thanksgiving. She ran and was extremely proud of herself. She still has her ribbon and bib # hanging on her bulletin board in her room.

This one is for one of my older sisters. She is always saying that I have never done a layout of her. She is right, I haven't and I knew that I had to rectify that situation immediately. This one is for you Benay (she is the one standing in the back with the bad perm). ;0)

In addition to creating with the October kit, this month was my turn to use the "Spotlight Product" as well. The product spotlight for this term is a 5x7 tab chipboard album kit and features Teresa Collins' "Haute Cuisine" line. I love the idea of using it to save special family recipes, but I wanted to do something a bit different and a little unconventional. I used it to make a book detailing the "Recipe for a happy family" and include lots of shots of our family through out the years. Here is what I cam up with:

Combine a family of loving hearts.
Melt together.
Add lots of love.
Mix well with respect & trust.
Add gentleness, faith, laughter, hope and joy.
Pour in much understanding (don't forget patience).
Sprinkle with hugs and kisses.
Bake for a lifetime.
Yield: one happy family

On the back cover I created a little pocket to be able to tuck littles notes, drawings, etc.
This turned out to be a really fun project that I will be able to enjoy for many years to come. I used my Slice to cut out all of the orange letters from coordinating cardstock as well as the shaped tags.

Thanks for coming by. I hope you were inspired to go forth and create!

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