Monday, January 26, 2009

LO Bootcamp is back!!!

(here is a sneak peak of 3 of the 20 LO's we will create during our LO Bootcamp!!)

Join me one more time before I go on maternity leave for an all day LO bootcamp!! I created 20 new sketches along with 20 new LO's with a October Afternoon paper line that is exclusive to this class! You will be scrappin over 50 photos...and the best news is, the class only costs $50.00!!! The workshop is on Saturday February 21st from 10am till 5pm!! When you sign up for the class, I am requiring you leave your e-mail addy so I can send you all the sketches beforehand so you will have your pictures chosen before you come. I will also give you a list of other supplies you will need to make this the most productive day!! Seating is extreemly limited, so if this sounds like a good way to start off your year...then sign up TODAY!! Here is the phone number for K2 941-926-1744.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

my belly...

Here is a picture of me at Ft. Wilderness lodge in Disney World. This was taken about 4 weeks ago, but I think I look about the same. I am 7 months pregnant in this picture!!

The five love languages

In cleaning my house, I found this great little book called "Lists to Live By for every Married Couple". I thought I would share the first list called "The Five Love Languages" by Gary Chapman. (I know the last few months of living with me and my crazy hormones have not been easy, so I vow to Sean and myself that I will put these five love languages into action.)

1. Words of Affirmation: Compliments, words of encouragement, and requests rather than demands affirm the self worth of your spouse.
2. Quality Time: Spending quality time together through, sharing, listening, and participating in joint meaningful activities communicates that we truly care for and enjoy each other.
3. Receiving Gifts: Gifts are tangible symbols of love, whether they are items you purchased or made or are merely your own presence made available to your spouse. Gifts demonstrate that you care, and the represent the value of the relationship.
4. Acts of Service: Criticism of your spouse's failure to do things for you may be an indication that "acts of service" is your primary love language. Acts of service should never be coerced but should be freely given and received, and completed as requested.
5. Physical Touch: Physical touch, as a gesture of love, reaches to the depths of our being. As a love language, it is a powerful form of communication-from the smallest touch on the shoulder to the most passionate kiss.

ps i love you seany

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

family picture

...can everyone PLEASE look at the camera and smile!!
(not even close)
ps these photos were taking in Edgewater, Florida about 2 weeks ago.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Thank You Paula!!!

My friend Paula made me these ADORABLE booties and hat for our new baby girl. She also made me the goats milk lavendar soap wrapped up so beautifully too!! Handmade gifts mean so much to me. I know how much time goes into making something like this. THANK YOU PAULA!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to Daddy
Happy Birthday to you!!!!
nikki, sean, riley and brody

A great find

My friend Tomi sent me a craigslist listing for this adorable tea cart. I saw what they were asking and I called her to see if it was still available. It was!!! What a great find for $15.00!!
It is a perfect find for my house.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Altered Cookie Tin

My mom found this delicious gingerbread cookie mix and tin at Williams Sonoma. As I was making some altered projects with Tweety Jill's new product for a collage book coming out in 2009, I thought I would alter something I could look at every day... this was made with the Travel to Paris Collage Kit and with her "Scrapbook and Collage Papers, Eupopean Collection".
It is tall enough to hold all my pens/pencils on my desk...even some of my scissors! TFL

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Album in a Day Workshop

The album.
(the front side of one of my twelve dividers...i divided my picts by the month) (the backside of one of my twelve dividers)
(the inside pages...including horiz and vertical picts)

Each year my sister in law Lori creates a DVD for our family with photos from the year. She asks me to go through all my photos and choose my favorites from each month. (As most of you photo junkies like me can imagine that is a task in itself.) Well, after spending hours choosing about 400 of my favorite photos, I was inspired to do something with them. I went online and created a 120 page digital book from for both my parents and Sean's. But as most of us paper or hybid scrapbookers out there, we like to "feel" our pictures and create a paper album as well. So, after being inspired by the new Simple Scrapbooks "Simple Albums" issue I decided to jump right in and create a "2008 Favorite Photos" album. I absolutely love how it turned out and it gets 2009 started without me feeling behind.
If you are interested in making one of these albums, I created 5 kits for K2 Scrapbook Studio. You can purchase a kit or if you want to join me, I will be "teaching" it on Saturday January 17th from 10 till whenever... It is much more like a workshop where you will be given all the supplies (except your photos) and I will be there to help you assemble and answer any questions. You won't need much instruction, but I have to say it will be more fun to sit with other women while you assemble this great album.
The kit includes: the album, a package of 12 x6 page protectors, kraft paper, Luxe two sided patterned papers (enough to fill the album), Maya Roads acrylic journaling tags, a scoop of buttons, Melissa Frances stickers, Basic Grey letter stickers and chipboard pack. Instructions and photos of the finished project will be included as well as some time and money saving tips. Kit costs $75.00 (the album and papers have been pre-cut and ready for assembly)
What could be better than getting 200-300 photos in an album in one day!! A great way to start off 2009. Hope you can join me. If you have any questions please call the store at (941) 926-1744 or e-mail me at .

Thursday, January 01, 2009

2009 Contract

After serious & cautious consideration . . .
Your contract of friendship has been renewed for the New Year 2009!
It was a very hard decision to make. So try not to screw it up!!!
My Wish for You in 2009
May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts.
May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of $100 bills.
May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips! May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires and may happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy.
May the problems you had…. forget your home address! In simple words . . .
May 2009 be the best year of your life!!!
(I received this via e-mail from a friend and thought I would share it with my blog readers and friends!)