Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hello, crafty strangers!

Good afternoon! I hope you are all enjoying this gorgeous fall day :)

So remember when I posted that I was super excited to have all the kids in school for the first time EVER, and I said things like "All that crafty time..." and "Whatever will I do with myself?" Well, I shouldn't have jinxed myself. I feel like I'm busier now than I was before school started and they were driving me nuts all summer long. With hubby's work schedule changing, I feel like I can't stop to catch my breath until after the kids all go to bed, and by then, I can barely even lift myself off of the couch to get crafty. Now that band practices have started for Rileigh and basketball is due to start up in a month, I know that I need to make it a priority to carve out a little "me" time each and every day, even if only for 30 minutes.

I started yesterday, after spending a little time on these babies the day before:

 They are all posted in the shop, as well as ready to be lugged to the fall craft fairs.

I pulled out the September Scraptastic Noted kit and add on for these two layouts I did yesterday afternoon. I should have been cleaning the bathroom, but I decided this would be more fun :)
 The only things not in the kit on this page are the MME twill, Liquid Pearls, and Boss Lady Mister Huey. I chose to keep it rather simple as I just swoon over the patterned paper. I ended up cutting a rectangle out to show off the wood grain pattern on the other side, covering up the cut edges with the twill.

 Another sheet of patterned paper I just couldn't cover up is featured in this next layout. Love this Studio Calico Heyday paper!Everything you see came in the kit, and the background paper does so much all on its own, I only added a few pieces of washi and journal cards to it.
 Love the flair included in the kit, and the washis are drool-worthy as well!

 See my doodling above the small alpha?
 And the cute little paper clips that come with!
So there you have it, now it's time to carve out a glorious hour of craft time before I head out to begin the afternoon which will likely be spent in my minivan going all over town...Andraia gets back from a field trip after all the other kids get out, Rileigh has band practice, and I have to drop a friend's son off...I'd like to take this moment to thank my crock pot, otherwise we'd be eating grilled cheese (which I just don't feel like having tonight!)




Denise Price said...

Glad you're FINALLY able to get a bit of creative time squeezed in! Your projects are all cute.

Teresa Kline said...

fabulous designs...hope you have a wonderful week!

enjoy *~*