Sunday, January 29, 2006

Art Party

So, the party went well!

The girls had a blast creating collage ATCs and even did a self-portrait ATC. They kept their own Self-portraits. Some of the girls just couldn't part with their own creations, so they chose to keep them rather than trading, but hey, that's OK, right! It's the fun & the creativity that matters.

The sundae bar was a big hit. Especially the whipped cream. Let's just say that some initiation took place! One of the other moms got plastered with the stuff more than once! What fun!

We had 11 girls total. And they really came up with some creative stuff. Wish I had taken more pictures, but there's only one of me....

Hope to do this again with the girls. Loved it!

Birthday Party

Having a birthday party today for Madison. We are doing an Art Party. The girls will be creating ATCs. Then will have a Sundae Bar. 12 girls. Fourth Grade. I think it will be a blast!

It's so cool that Madison chose to have this type of party. I can't wait to see what cool creations they all come up with. The hard part will probably be getting them to trade their cards with the others. I am going to let them choose one of their own to keep, then they can choose to trade as many of the others that they wish.

Off to get things ready!

Saturday, January 21, 2006

cleaning day

Spent most all of today cleaning out my closet and drawers. I can't believe how many clothes and shoes I have that I never wear. Some of that stuff has been in there for years. No wonder I had no room to put my clothes I wear all the time. Sad thing is, after cleaning & sorting out for hours, my closet is still full. 3 trashbags full of throw away stuff and 8 bags for Salvation Army and I still have WAY too many clothes. And I haven't even been through all my drawers yet. sheesh!

Gonna have to save the rest for another day. I'm pooped!

Friday, January 20, 2006


Been discovering via Keri Smith, Aisling, and Sark,. Very inspiring and artistic women. Totally different styles. Excellent ideas and activities to spark the creative juices!

So I went out and bought an old book at the library to make a collage journal. Just something to get the mind and hands working together. Kinda like warm-ups before exercising. Came home and did a page - no worries about how it would turn out. No planning. No rules! Just painting, cutting, pasting & having fun. And you know what? It was FUN!

Sunday, January 15, 2006


I am in such a rut... Why is it that on the days I have time to be creative, I have no creativity. And on the days I have no "me" time, I have creative urges all day long. So Frustrating. I have the need to release creativity, but it just won't come. Spinning my wheels. That's what it feels like... Just stuck.

Thursday, January 12, 2006


CKC is coming & I get to go!!! I am soooo excited! First of all, I can't believe CK is coming to Collinsville, and Second, I can't believe I actually get to go! This rocks big time! I am just to pumped for words! Woo- hoo! I registered for classes & booked my room as soon as possible before I or DH could change our minds. Of course, I have buyers remorse a little bit. It's a lot of money. But I'll get over it, I'm sure! LOL!

Saturday, January 07, 2006


I am so hooked on these puzzles! Challenging, yet fun. I like to think of it as exercise for my brain. LOL! I love logic puzzles, so this is right up my alley. Madison & I have found a new game to play together. And that makes it even more fun. Having a shared interest. Isn't that what it's all about, anyway? Enjoying something with someone you love. Nothin' could be better than that!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Yea! I did a page today!

This is my attempt to be "artsy." It's my version of Effer Dare #12 - Get all Artsy. OK, so it's not great, but hey, I have trouble drawing stick figures! LOL!
I think it still needs something. (I have trouble with blank space) Maybe I'll add some pink paint around the edges? hmmm...


I am determined to do some scrapbooking. If I can just drag myself away from the computer long enough, that is. It seems I always have good intentions, but I always find something else taking up my time. Well, today, I am going to scrap first. That is my plan anyway! ....toodles!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

A quote that every scrapper should contemplate...

I read this Anna Quindlen quote on Ali E.'s blog & I just had to post it so i could read it every day if needed...

" ...but the biggest mistake I made is the one that most of us make while doing this. I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of the three on them sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages 6, 4, and 1. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in a hurry to get on to the next things: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less." ~Anna Quindlen

Wow. This is how I feel. I seem to remember moments, but not details. I really have to take time to let it all soak in. My girls are growing up so fast & I have forgotten some of the little details I wish I could remember. The little things they used to say when they were little... Madi said some really interesting and insightful things, I remember that, but not what those things were. Taylor used to have her own special words she would use when she was referring to certain things. Words that only she, her father & I were privy to. Only we knew what she meant. It was like our own special language. At the time, I always thought "that was sooo adorable, I'll remember that forever." But you know, what? I don't remember. And it's frustrating. It's too late now to go back and record those things, but it's not too late to make note of the little details that I notice from now on. I'm gonna do just that. Even if it seems too incidental, I know I will cherish it years from now, when I want to look back fondly on their younger years.