Thursday, August 14, 2008

One more day until Birthday Bash!

Only one more day until Scrap Attack turns 3! Happy Birthday SAS! There is a fun crop planned for this weekend. I have to work in the evenings but plan on participating during the day and Friday night I am going to POWER scrap! During my evening shift, Saturday, I plan on working on sketches and ideas for the layouts I will do in the morning! Cannot wait.

If you plan on attending the crop, you need to act fast because you need to register for the emssage board and the gallery. Please give it a try. We have a lot of fun there!

I found this little "use your stash challenge" on the message board last night and put myself up to the task of doing the challenge in 34 minutes (before 10pm--bedtime). Here it is. Kind of simple but was a challenge where you had to use at least 2 items that were sewing related. I used embroidery floss (and a needle), ribbon, a buckle, and buttons. I think I made the challenge. I was photographing it at 10pm and posting it by 1015! Then it was off to bed for sleep--except that I got hooked on watching men's gymnastics and swimming and didn't actually turn out the lights until 11pm. Oh well, it is almost the weekend!

Love and hugs. Lara

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Job happiness

I just realized that I am really happy at my job. Well, not JUST realized, but I just want to convey how I feel like I have arrived in a place in my career that I have been working toward. That is not to say that I will not go further, but at this time and this place (the MPLS VA), I am happy here and love what I do and getting out of bed is NOT a hardship. That being said, of course, means that I must work (am typing on my lunch hour).

Other news, DH signed all of us up for a reflexology/pressure point class at his chiropractor. I think it is a good thing. DH for sure is NOT one to DO ANY THING for himself to make things better, thinks medicine should make him feel better, so having this be something he suggests, is a huge positive step. He even has DD going to Chiro for her neck/back and they are evaluating her condition--maybe she will feel better/sleep better--she does complain alot about aches and pains, so maybe it will help.

I will leave you with 1 small layout. I posted this the other night. IT is in honor of Torrie (our baby kitty), that we adopted 1 year ago this week and she looked SO rough, that we did not think that she would make it. She has fit into our family well (almost annoyingly so, if per my husband's description--she thinks Dave is the master/man/love of her life). TeeHEE! Congrats Honey, on your NEW girlfriend!

Got to go. I must do the job I love! Love and Hugs. Lara

Sunday, August 10, 2008

What a great weekend!

Spent the weekend with the kids and hubby. School shopping. Checkbook is pretty much empty right now, but the only left to get is the school supplies. All the clothes and shoes are bought.

Got the groceries, cleaned the house this am and ran to the mall for a couple of items for myself. At Bath and Body and then to Victoria's Secret (for a secret...LOL). Back home and was going to scrap but had to take care of some business first. Uploading photos and resizing and loading on Scrap Attack Gallery .

Now I am going to scrap. I got 4 layouts done last night and may have time for 1 before I must make supper. I leave you with these two which are decidely, my favorites of the last evening's work.

Have a great rest of the weekend! Love and hugs, Lara

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Happy August! Or not! Lots of things are happening in August, my Dad's birthday, my upcoming trip to Arkansas, my real debut at {SAS}sy as a Design Team Member, the end of summer, Labor Day, and the Birthday Bash Crop at{SAS}sy (Scrap Attack Scrapbooking is turning 3 years old) on August 15-17. So looking forward to that. Love that type of thing. As a DT member, we had to come up with some challenges. I picked out a few. You will have to stop by and check it out. Remember to sign up in advance, as you have to get approved to post in the gallery and on the message board. Come join us!

Just a little layout about my favorite sister (only sister)...teehee! I get to see her in 2 weeks in Arkansas too when we go to my parents' house! a triple bonus, having her there along with my parents and kids! Awesome time ahead! Have a great day. Love and hugs! Lara