Saturday, January 31, 2009

The One With The Royally Stupid Move.

So first thing's are my 365 photos from the last few days. Parker's pneumonia isn't getting much better so they've put him on an aerochamber (a baby inhaler) to see if that does better than the nebulizer. And, Naomi went into the doctor for what I thought was excema (it was excema, as well) but it turned out to be a rash from scarlett fever + strep throat! She wasn't acting sick at all though! She's doing fine! :)

So there are some of my recent layouts! About time I posted them! But guess what??? I saved over one of the large layouts. Only have a web version. How awful is that? I guess I'll be doing it again! I've been scrapping 3 years and it's never happened before!

It's grocery day here...the sitter will be here soon so we can scoot out of here and battle the crowds! TTFN!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The One With Great News

Well this is hilarious to me...if you scroll back to Jan 1, you'll find my resolution was to drink good news that I'll be able to keep that resolution according to this quiz. I've had about 2 or 3 Venetian Sunsets this month so I'm doing great :) *giggles*

You Will Keep Your New Year's Resolution

You planning on making a resolution that's smart, attainable, and perfect for where your life is.

The One With The Winner!

I am thrilled to say that our winner from yesterday's blog contest was KirstyB! Kirsty was the 10th poster yesterday of only 13 entrants! I would have loved to have seen ALL of you win...but I was extra excited because Kirsty's hubby just deployed on Sunday and I'm sure she could use the pick-me-up! Kirsty, send me your email and I'll get you your gift card code! lenabrandenburg AT gmail DOT com Thank you for all of your entries...I think I *may* try to use 100 buttons on a layout at some point ;)

And here's my week 3 layout. It's much more function than form, but I'm pleased with it overall! But, it has made me really think...I'm on the lookout for P365 templates with larger photos! This is all about the photos, and they are all so SMALL on these templates. Let me know if you have suggestions!

Have a great day my friends :)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The One With My 100th post!

So my old friends know that I love to blog...My old blog was open for a few years before I decided to shut it down and take a break from blogging. I created this new blog this summer and I'm happy to say this is my 100th post! In honor of that....

tell me what you could use 100 of on your pages! Tomorrow morning before I blog, I'll check today's comments, and one lucky gal will win a gift card to our shop at ES!

I could seriously use 100 buttons on a page, not that I plan on trying. I love buttons so much! Well maybe I will try. Hmmmmm. ;)

Here is the catch up from my 365 photos...I've been taking but not posting. Look at that ice here yesterday! And that is taken with my POINT AND SHOOT....and is STRAIGHT OFF THE CAMERA! Okay, I'll stop yelling now, but that really excited me! I'm also excited about our potty training success. Naomi's stack of diapers is still just as high as when I filled the cubbies the other day...she's only taking a diaper at bed!

I hope you all have a great day!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The One With the Challenge!

So I had TWO of my blogger friends challenge me yesterday....and since there were two of them I figured I had better comply or I might get beat up! So here you go Tracy and Amy...

The challenge was to go into your photos folder, choose the sixth subfolder and sixth photo, then post it and write a description.

This photo actually has a backstory :) In May 2007, David won a vacation to San Francisco through his work, but we needed a significant amount of spending money to have fun in a city as pricey as that. I decided to go back to work for awhile. A few days after putting Naomi in daycare, they asked for a photo of her to put on the wall where all the kids' photos were, so I took her outside after work one day for a mini photo shoot on t3I ended up using, but this was number 6 :) Shortly after returning from San Francisco in August I stopped + infant didn't feel right for me.

I'll challenge these girls to play along:

Have fun girls :)

And here is my 365 photo for yesterday, though it's not all doctored up with frame and date and such like normal. Things have been a bit more nuts than usual the last 24 hours and there's no time. But little Parkerkins has pneumonia so here he is with his new nebulizer for breathing treatments. The albuterol made him a bit jittery at first and he played till almost 10 pm, which is of course a gross detour from our normal here at 9:30 a.m., the baby who is normall up at 6:30, is still sleeping peacefully next to me.

Have a great day, all!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The One With The Big Reveal!

So the cat is out of the proverbial sister and I are now selling at Elemental Scraps...again! :) It's kind of fun to have come full circle...we sold at Elemental Scraps back in the day...and we have returned and are quite excited! We have 4 items in today's Dollar Day category, and all of our product is 30% off for this entire be sure to check it out ! :)

Thanks for sharing our exciting news with us! I'd like to share with you this little freebie add on that we made for our Pear Extraordinaire kit. I hope you like it! It's a large download since they are large .png files...just warning you! :)
So let me know if you like it! :)

Oh, and have a great day! :) I'll be back tomorrow to catch up on Project 365 photos and yummy layouts :)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The One About Cupcakes

So Sweet Shoppe wants to talk cupcakes huh?

Well my favorite kind is the most unhealthy kind I can find. Why have yummy goodness if not to go all out? I love these little ice cream cone cupcakes, but oddly enough, have never made them. Call me a nervous Nellie RE: my baking skills or lack thereof.

But there you have it. Anyone who wants to send me some.... it's PO Box 268....nah, just kidding ;)

Friday, January 23, 2009

The One With Two Things...

First sad little baby girl....we were playing in the snow and she fell down. Normally she wouldn't care but this time she didn't like it! So I give you my Project 365 photo :)

And, second thing...this is the last weekend of our $2 sale at ACOT. You might want to check it out :)

And that is ALL from me for today...short and sweet, eh? I have a little something for you this weekend so check back if you can :)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The One With Daisy The Doe

So I was browsing Etsy and found this adorable little shop that makes handmade children's clothing, and I ordered this little hedgehog shirt for Naomi. He is wool and felt and appliqued on...I fell in love with it because it's different!

It arrived yesterday and the seller had created little matching hair ties as a surprise! It was it is my day 21 photo :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The One With The Freebie!

I should have warned you, huh? Not to look at my post if you were hungry :) It was taco night here last night and that is my ABSOLUTE favorite. So I just wanted to share :)

Nothing else new here on the homefront...except...Tabatha and I wanted to make some neat date embellishments, and in doing so, we ended up creating a freebie for you as well!

Here are Buttoned Down Dates and Buttoned Down Dates Squared, which are both available in our ACOT store for $2 each....

and we decided to make you a little blog freebie. If you'd like it, please click HERE to download it. We'd love for you to let us know if you like it, and as with all of our designs, love to see it in action!

Have a great day and happy scrapping! :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The One With The Rock Star

So after Parker's bath last night I gave him a little mohawk...and by the way, it dried that way *giggles*. Will look fantaaaaaaaastic at his well-baby checkup this morning! Due to illness and incident he's getting his 6 month shots today, directly after turning 8 months...but not tooooo far behind :) Love my little rockstar!!!

And for those of you following the fact that my darling sister and I are back to designing...well try and remember to stop by tomorrow....we'll have a little 365 freebie for you! :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

The One With Sleepy Boys and Snowy Yards!

A quick post today...we finally woke up to a bit of snow! Hurrah! So expect to see snow photos from me soon, teehee! (I'm from Ohio and it holding out this long for snow has made me impatient).

But here's my photo from yesterday....Parker wore himself out in the jumperoo :)
Have a good day ya'll :)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The One With Water!

So our dad came yesterday and got our water fixed. We had dealt with limited water for the last several days. We could run it but not as much as we wanted. It was bubbling up in the basement apartment when we did. Anyway Naomi has such a rat's nest for hair if she doesn't get a DAILY bath, poor girl's hair was in tangled up mangled up knots! We are very happy to have full water again.
So I snapped this photo of her for day 17. :)

Hope you are having a great weekend?

And in true Lena fashion...the fun news I have won't be unveiled until a week from you can's something scrappy :)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The One With Gratitude

I sometimes miss snail mail and writing thank you I've been trying to do more card sending. Theoretically I'd make my cards but I'm just not there yet. Maybe one day. Here's my day 16 :)

Okay so it was brought to my attention that this card looks sarcastic. It is. It's a joke. It says on the inside, "Here's a folded piece of paper in return." It's my style of haha.

Also...on an unrelated note...I have some big news. And that's all I have to say about that! ;)

Friday, January 16, 2009

The One With The Silly Girl

So it really is too cold to go out for a photo shoot, but we were on our way to the van to go grocery shopping anyway...I snapped a photo or two while we were walking and Naomi pulled her hat down over her eyes.
I hope you have a great Friday! :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The One With The Duh Moment

Of course I'm a discount shopper LOL!

You Are a Discount Shopper

You love to get things as cheaply as possible. You live for sales.

It's partially because you like to save money, but it's also because you like the thrill of finding a fabulous deal.

Of all the types, you tend to shop frequently but rarely by. You keep an eye on prices.

Brand names are not that important to you. You know how to have style without collecting designer tags.

The One With The Cold!

So it's ridiculously cold this morning...I'm from Ohio and not afraid of cold...but man. KY is much warmer most of the time...but today....2 degrees. Ouch. We were going to go grocery shopping today but I don't know that we can justify it. It may have to wait!

We are having water pipe issues this morning as well...unrelated...the water in the basement apartment started acting up yesterday (not good...) so family is coming this morning to look at it...wish us luck!

So here's my day 14 photo...I made spaghetti last night and that's always a hit with the kids :)

Till tomorrow, friends....Hope you're having a happy day :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The One With The Exhaustion...

Do you know what's exhausting? I'll tell you what's exhausting....doing layouts with multiple photos. And I don't really mean...two or three...I mean a bunch. This project 365 is wearing me out already, but in a good way. I've done two weeks of my collective photos and it zaps me to put that many photos on a layout. I SO admire gals who can do it with ease. If you are one of those amazing scrappers, please send inspiration my way! :)

So here is my day 13 photo....

And a little storyboard about me for a challenge at Sweet Shoppe...

then my week one layout...I'm running my weeks Monday thru Sunday so the first week only had four days in it :)

And then finally my week 2 layout, which I'm particularly pleased with. :)

And well...that's really all the news from my exciting neck of the woods...hope you are having a happy day!

Monday, January 12, 2009

The One With The Tabula Rasa I'm declaring a tabula rasa with the P365 photos....I have been taking them and not finding time to post them or here is the catch up...and we'll try to get back on track tomorrow!

We begin with Day 5....when Parker was quite ill...(he's better now...antibiotics rule!)

Day 6 I woke up sporting a healthy case of bed head.

Day 7 we played in the cold...for a minute.

Day 8 we worked on potty training :)

Day 9 I captured a catnap.

Day 10: grocery shopping...bleh.

day 11: organizing the cabinets

Which brings us to today. Parker is pulling up on EVERYTHING. Which means he's falling down on everything too. He spent all day cruising the furniture. a bit much considering he's not even 8 months. I don't like it!
So there you have it. My clean slate. I will try to post more. I didn't realize that my hubby (hi David) was reading my blog so I'll do better for him, if nothing else :D

Have a good one!