Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I have been steadily working on my DS birthday for several weeks. The invitations are almost ready to print *see the front above*. The party isn't until 9/20 so i have a little bit of time. I have to admit that i have gotten several ideas from looking around online for Indiana Jones Birthday Party ideas. this one http://sippycupsareforchardonnay.blogspot.com/2008/06/indiana-jones-birthday-party.html is one of the best that i have seen. I have taken some of her ideas, and some I got from other places and turned them into things that will work for us. I am honestly not as creative as i appear, i just get ideas from others and tweak them to suit my needs. I wish i had more to show you right now, but i just don't. Things are in the process of coming together and nothing is quite finished yet. I do have to say that the MAIN part of the party is going to be an adventure to help Indiana recover some stolen treasure. My BFF 's husband is going to dress up as Indy and my DH is going to be Mr. Jones, Indy's dad!
i have also been working getting things ready for a children's consignment sale that started this weekend. I went yesterday and totally racked up on clothes for my two! Actually got some really cute things for my DD that look like GIRL CLOTHES that she approves of! whoo hoo!
So, that's my life right now. I hope yours is going well. Just juggling school, parties, and life here....maybe i will stamps some again soon! I will definitely have more party stuff to show you soon!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I am totally haunted by this movie now and want to read the book. he has it. i am going to borrow it.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Ok, so again with the hair. I just "re-dyed" it. and yea, its blue..like GROVER BLUE! but i love it. so much fun! so the darker hair color that is really blue is the most recent one, its called "electric blue" and the more aqua color is called "huckleberry blue" and that is the old color...the one that was fading and washing out horribly!
I realize you are probably tired of seeing silly pictures of my hair..but hey, that's about all i have going on right now! More creative and amazing stuff will be coming soon i promise!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
So, i have not been very creative lately, unless you consider my new hair color! But what i have managed to put together in the last little while is a workable system to save my DS's school work and memorabilia. His 5K teachers put together a small memory book for him at the end of the year, and it was in a small 3 ring binder. It gave me a super idea! I bought the biggest, sturdiest 3 ring binder i could find, then i decorated it....
Then i found these spiffy divider pages that have pockets...great for report cards or other things that can't easily be 'scrapped' or glued down to a page. I got enough dividers for ever year 5K -12. I used some of the pages that the teachers had put in the memory book they made, added some things i had saved from the year, and scrapped a few pages myself.
So as you can see, all the things are slid into page sleeves...so as he grows i can go back and weed out things..like all the color pages or spelling tests from kindergarten that i am sure won't be as necessary to me in say 5 years as they are now. Easy peasy!
The next binder, well i have had this one for a while. The Duchess and i are totally addicted to magazine tears. (we picked up that term when we had an exciting career in advertising...Art directors, stylists and photographers would go through mags and tear out ideas...they were called tears! ) One thing we do is tear out recipes. Well, mine have been in a huge jumble for a while and after seeing the glorious organization of the Duchess's recipe binder, i was inspired to get mine in order.
so i pulled them all out, and organized them. I made my own dividers for this binder by sleeving a sheet of colored cardstock and punching out a tab with my SU! tab punch and attaching it with photo splits. I will go back and 'decorate' my divider pages at some point, but right now, with school starting in 3 days i am pretty comsumed with getting ready for that. I just needed some orginization in my life and was going through some mags yesterday ...so i spread out in the floor and did it!