Sunday, June 1, 2008

365 project... and being busy...

June 1, 2008
Holding my clingy, sicky, whiney 3 year old.
Hopefully, she'll fight this bug off.

While surfing scrappers' blogs, I found Funky.Fresh.Cool. and her cool project of a self portrait picture a day. I thought this idea was super cool, and actually I wish I had seen that idea a while ago, because it would have been neat to do for the whole pregnancy. Oh well. June 1st is a good a day as any to start, I suppose. :)

These past two weeks have been super busy for me... as you could probably tell from the lack of posts. MOMS Club stuff is keeping me on my toes lately, as well as Carlee's birthday on May 22. I held a playdough and cupcake playgroup for her on her birthday (Thursday.) And then last Sunday, held her birthday party. We tried to keep it as simple as possible, and it was still exhausting! We had a mom's night out, that was fun (but since I was pregnant, I got to drive... To CATANIA!) We went to a Mexican restaurant that is super delicious. We had a good time. My stamp club had a meeting, (my month to host! got some really awesome stuff! woot!) and there was also a scrappin' class I went to where we made a 3 panel wall hanging out of a scrapbook kit and chipboard. The girls were making fun of me because it always takes F..O...R...E...V.....E....R..... to decide what I want to do any time I'm crafting. This project was no exception, while the other ladies were gluing and stickering and whatnot, I was STILL deciding on what papers to use on which board. haha. I need to print out some pictures to use, and then I will finish it. I also went to a homeschooling meeting. There is discussion of forming a preschool co-op in the fall. I'm so excited about that! There was more stuff, but my brain is not working, but there was something pretty much every day, it felt like.

Amazingly, I had time to scrapbook some over the past two weeks! I'm so happy to be getting back into crafting. And this being pregnant, really lit a fire under my you know what to get Carlee's 1st Year book done (I'm almost there!.) LOL It's not like she's 3 already or anything.... haha. Here are my two favorite layouts that I did:

Carlee's First Real Bath (made blogger friendly with Paint LOL.) I made this super simple, but fell in love with it. I messed up on the lettering a little bit, then I tried to make it look like I did it on purpose, but it didn't really work like I wanted it to. Oh well. I still love it. I still need to add a journal somewhere, or maybe not, since the date is on the photo.
Carlee's First Time in the Swing. I love this one too, I think because I put more effort into it. I painted the background with acrylic paint (thanks for sending it Grandma!) And even stamped the background on the white part to match her sweater. Actually I made the small green background too. :) I need to go back and add a journaling to the little tag.
I hope one day to get more creative with my scrapbooking... I'm still a work in progress, and I've been doing this since I was in the 6th grade! lol... But I love doing it.