Friday, February 18, 2011

Life is Beautiful Mini

Ahhh... life is good... and beautiful. I've almost completely decided to keep the These are the Moments Mini for myself. I have completed yet another mini album, so I feel better about keeping the other. I think this one is so dainty, and springy, and pretty. I was so exited to get it done. It took three days to finish it because every time I tried to work on it my smallest munchkin would get herself into trouble. So adorable, but such a stinker. She has hit that point that she is crawling and climbing everywhere and fast. I say her name and she takes off in the other direction giggling. Priceless! I love being home with my kiddos to see those things. And I did get the album done. Let me know what you think of it and check out the rest of the pics on ebay.

Quilt Walk Mini Album

How can I be so scared and so excited... hoping for one outcome, but more for another? Crazy I know... but that's me. When I was asked to submit an album to teach for Quilt Walk, I was scared to death. But I got one together anyway. I did a trial run album class for some of the ladies in town and I have never been so scared. The problem with that night was that I was teaching ladies that I really look up to and who I turn to for help. I hated being the one to tell them how to do something. Talk about role reversal. We got the albums pretty well done and the ones that I got to see 100% done turned out way cute. Thanks to those ladies I think it will be a great experience to teach this class at Quilt Walk. So here is the album I will be teaching at the Quilt Walk this year. If you are in Panguitch the 2nd weekend in June you should definitely stop by. This is an amazing weekend and tells people a little bit about this small town and the people that settled it. Hope you are having GREAT Friday night!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

These are the Moments Mini album

I fully intended to sell this album. I have had it done for over a week and haven't gotten around to
listing it. I think part of me really, really, really wants to keep it for myself. I love to make these little albums, but I'm usually just fine watching them go to a happy home and be filled with some one's special pictures. When I sell one I get to start on the next one. I get so excited for that part. I'll let you know what I decide to do with it... maybe you'll see it complete with pics by Monday. I'm making myself decide by then whether it's keep or sell. Ahhh! No worries. That is the fun of these. My baby boy album didn't sell the last time, so if you didn't see it before you should check it out. I hope you are having a great night. Time for some yummy chicken tacos here;)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Baby Boy Paper Bag Album

I finished my Baby Boy Paper Bag Album the other day. I was so excited. I have had a hankering to make a boy album ever since my friend used these K&Company stickers on one that she had made. I fell in love with the little clothes hung on a clothes line. I hunted the stickers down and here is what came out of it. I love how the album turned out. You can see the entire album on ebay. I also finished another one that I am so excited about and very tempted to keep for myself. I'll try and take pictures and post soon;)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Me & my wondering thoughts...

Ok... so here it is. I'm a "home" body. A crafty person that's happy in her PJ's until she absolutely has to get dressed. Happy to crawl around with my kiddos on the floor playing with puzzles, toys, and books. I'm even happier when my kids come over to the kitchen table (that is always covered in my latest project) asking for my scraps, glue, and my cuttlebug to make their masterpieces(that to my husband's dismay I can hardly ever throw away;). That being said I use to love to GO and DO all the time. Now I go and do but in a much different way than my pre-kid days. Days are filled with school, preschool, dance classes, scouts, church, wrestling.... and no one is more suprised than I how easily I have fallen into this craziness called motherhood. Never did I think that I would rather be home cuddling my children and jumping on the trampoline with them than shopping or pursuing the career of my dreams. Its funny how we don't always realize that our dreams and the things that will make us the happiest in life are two very different things that can inevitably take you on two very different paths. Neither is a bad path, but the unexpected one that you never saw coming is the one that your heart is chasing. The other path gets put on hold, or maybe just doesn't seem as important now that you have let yourself wander down this amazing detour. Whoever knew how many twists, turns, and bumps you would hit on this detour. Who knew that even though it wasn't what you planned on, that it would make your heart full and your feet feel like you were floating a little? I didn't. I've decided that this wasn't the detour, but the path that was just a little hidden that I had to find. If I hadn't followed it I would have missed out on so much. Thanks for the push in the right direction Mom. It turns out parents do know what they are talking about. Any how, I am grateful for where I am on my "path" today. I'm grateful for my sweet, funny, and oh so energetic kiddos. I am grateful for my sweetheart that still makes my heart skip a beat. And I am so grateful for this beautiful place I get to call home. Hope you all are having a great day, wherever you are on your path.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Winter FUN!!!!

We had a fun relaxing weekend at home. They seem to just fly by these days. After I got my munchkins to bed, I stayed up (later than I should) and and got a few pages done that I have been dying to do. I used the papers from the Bo Bunny Midnight Frost Collection. It's been so much fun to use. I love the blues and all the different snowflakes. It makes me happy to capture these moments when they were so little and fearless on skis. Hope you are all staying warm! Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Valentine's day cards

So I decided to play with the scraps from my LOVE ALBUM and decided to make some Valentines cards. I haven't made cards in a while so it was a nice change. It was fun to use some of the elements from my albums on a smaller scale. You can check them out on ebay.
I'm almost done with my have tos this week, so by tomorrow night I should be able to start onto some of my fun stuff(recent pics of the shortest ones in the house). It's just been kind of hectic and crazy lately, then toss in some sick kiddos and it really throws off the groove of things. Hope you are all having a great night. Let me know what you think of the cards:)