Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Fleas, a purse, a ticket and a scrape!

This afternoon Jay scraped his face somehow and on something which I have no clue. He did not do the "OW OW OW OW OW OW" that he has come to know and love for ANY bump! So I can not tell from where this came I write now, it is a very faint scratch and barely noticeable. Thanks to the aquaphor which immediately begins to heal your skin. Love that stuff!!!

Had a ball at the flea market and it was one of the most delightful days there so far! Full of garage saley vintagey things(rather than antique dealers asking an arm and a leg!) that was pure delight to the eyes!
I had to have a few things!
fringey stuff...

a new um OLD purse...

this was the most funnest, awesomest thing I dug out of a table of boxes...amongst the other things listed below!!! It is an old sewing cleaned up purse!!!

a dictionary from 1930!

vintage scarves! I am thinking new short hair do with big round sunglasses...oh yeah baby!

OK, life is just way to busy and fun right now.
Well, you know...there are things that are definitely not so fun going on...
*like having to file paperwork with the courts in regards to modifying child support.
*like having to do some major spring cleaning and hating it.
*like having to be here or be there.
*like having to run out to the court house for the third day in a row.
*like having a dentist appointment.
*like missing out on having dinner with my teacher friends Monday night because I had to take Jacob to practice and Michael worked all day.
*like getting a speeding ticket.

Everyone has things like this they have to deal with....
But how lucky am I???
*I get to be with Jay and see him grow and change every day!
*I am able to help out with Jayda's class and be part of both her and Jacob's education!
* I get to celebrate a dear dear dear friend of mine's upcoming wedding at a bachelorette party in May! She is 59 I think and marrying a wonderful man! daddy's babysitting!
*I have an amazingly, wonderful, supportive husband who I expect to be perfect 100 % of the time...and well...he's near close!
*My dentist appointment went smoothly! She said Everything looks great! No cavities! That's always an exciting thing to hear for me! hahahaha See a post somewhere in the past when I ranted about how I dreaded the dentist as a child!!(Who happened to have an office just over the candy store!?! WTH???)
* I get to go on the St. Augustine field trip as a chaperone for my daughter and to Sea World as a chaperone for my son!!
*The weather is in the 80's and staying that way all week here!
*We are going out in the boat this weekend and taking a friend of Jayda's.
*Jacob is old enough to mow the lawn and Jayda is old enough to do the laundry!
*I have the sweetest in laws!
*I have the best parents!
*I love my family!
and on and on and on and on and on....
WHAT??????? You are wondering why I glazed over the part about a speeding ticket huh????
Yeah, you heard me. A speeding ticket. I haven't had a speeding ticket since 1993. I was coming back from beach and it went from 50 mph to a 35 mph and I wasn't familiar with that part of town. However, this time, I was driving 37 miles per hour and got a speeding ticket! It was a 30 mph zone...where up ahead they would be doing construction...oops! It could have been a 391.00 fine but he let me off the hook for only 151.00. Hmmmm, thanks??

Anyways, it feels good to let you all know I got a speeding ticket. I am not so mortified or embarrassed by it now...the truth really does set you free. haha

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

More Digital

It has been a lot of fun beginning to play with nicole's digital kits and spend some time in the digi world of scrapping.
Unfortunately, I am such a newbie to digi that I often have no clue how I want to do what I want to do...yet. Research and learning will soon make this feeling a thing of the past!

NLP Designs Funky Blooms DigiKit
NLP Designs Template

NLP Designs Sierra Skies Digi Kit

Sunday, April 19, 2009


It is with great pleasure that I announce my recent appointment to the DigiScrapDesign creative team hosted by Nicole Polhamus. Here is a link to the forum! Come hang out and see the latest! You can also access her store here! Mark your calendar for May 5-7th when the store/blog goes live! Here is the link for the blog!

I am most excited to be working with the fabulous creative and design team that Nicole has put together!
I love digi scrapping and must admit that I am a relatively very new digi scrapper who loves to paper scrap...but am finding a new affection for digital...quicker...less mess and well very rewarding!!!
Here are a few of my layouts using her very cute kits!

I definitely suggest you come and check out the forum...this is going to be a place for all things digi and lots of help from beginning digi/hybrid scrappers to the highly talented digi/hybrid scrapper!

What's a hybrid scrapper you may be wondering...well it is a person who will complete part of the layout in a digital program and complete the project using traditional paper techniques! Come check it out!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Nothing But TROUBLE!

This layout was created for Scrapping Across the Universe's next challenge. I was confused about what I would do...until I found this picture and recalled stories of my early childhood. Click on the photo to get a sampling of some of the things I did as a child...note I said SOME! There is plenty more where these came from!

I want to know one thing....WHERE WAS MY MOTHER!? Hahahah Thats the running joke. She was always right there....I was just REALYY good at getting into trouble quietly! It was when my brother and I began to giggle uncontrollably that my mother knew there was trouble! heheheheheheeh

Monday, April 13, 2009

The wall tells all!

This layout is of my son when he was in first grade and was named student of the week.
I can't get over how little he was...way back when.

Hoping you all had a fabulous and blessed easter weekend!
I am trying my hardest to avoid the easter candy but alas...the jelly beans got me!
Oh, and I also made more jewelery! Awaiting some more beads and findings from ebay to arrive to create more!

Amy Sumrall Designs