Friday, April 30, 2010

Funky Playground - iNSD Celebration!

There are a lot of cool things happening over at Funky Playground Designs to celebrate [Inter] National Scrapbooking Day ... you definitely want to head over for lots of fun! You can check out this forum for details on eveyrthing that's going on over at FPD!

First and foremost, there will be an incredible Chat Extravaganza -

Next up is a really cool challenge that you DO NOT WANT TO MISS!  Especially if you're interested in the chance to win $10 GC to spend in the FPD store!!! 

And onto the sales ... there are a ton of great sales waiting for you over at the shop! Don't miss out on all these deals ...

Next, we have TWO new designers at the Playground and they ALSO have some excellent sales for you!

And, last but certainly not least, the Playground has a free kit with purchase deal going on for the month of May! Don't miss out on this awesome kit!

Wow! That is a lot! So, head over to the playground and have some iNSD fun!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Digital Musings

This weekend is International Scrapbooking Day and there is a HUGE weekend of fun planned over at Scrap Matters! You do not want to miss it! Head over to the site this weekend for all the fun ... Hope to see you THERE!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Layout Musings

This week, I'm hosting the Everyday Magic Challenge over at Scrap Matters! This week we're focusing on imperfections! I hope you'll come over and join me to get a page done about the 'not so perfect' aspects of life! There are some amazing pages already posted over in the forum that you don't want to miss! (By the way, the Scrap Matters challenge points system is AMAZING! If you aren't doing challenges over there, you should definitely check out this thread for more information).

So here is my layout about my own imperfections and what I'm doing to try and conquer my feelings of never being enough! It's scrap therapy!

Credits: Off the Beaten Path by Jennifer Barrette and Lauren Grier and Fly Free by Jennifer Barrette

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Layout Musings


WM [Squared] Designs - New Releases!

Lots of new stuff this week by WM [Squared] Designs that I couldn't wait to tell you about!

Have you used any of Wendy's Be Inspired templates which she based on layouts by her CT? Well, this is a great chance to try them out. She has a new bundle available that's a GREAT deal ... And these are some of my all time favorite templates - Wendy's template designs are so fun and different. Very versatile!

And a new set of templates from her Day by Day collection are also available this week. These are fantastic as well! I'm always looking for ways to get a lot of photos on the page as well as plenty of journaling. These are perfect for that!

And here is a layout that I did using the Day By Day, V. 4 template set ...

And last but not least, Wendy's got a really cool alpha out this week! I just love the colors for these ...

By the way, this alpha is like a bonus alpha to her Vintage Spring kit which is amazing so you might want to check that out while you're over at ScrapMatters ...

Okay, that's it for this week! Happy shopping!

Friday, April 23, 2010

School Musings

It's official ... the twins will be starting Kindergarten in the fall & we had our first official school event last week (Monday, April 12th). The school was having a morning for incoming Kindergarteners and their parents in the school library. It was kind of a 'get to know your new school' type event. I took the day off of work and off to Barrett's we went ... The kids had story hour/tour while the parents did a tour of the school with the Principal. It was a pretty small group so there was a lot of interaction and time for questions/concerns. I was really impressed with their school. The technology was amazing ... the school was such an enjoyable place to be ... the people were so wonderful. I'm so glad that the kids will be going here for elementary school. It's such a nice place! The principal was wonderful, spent time getting to know all of us and talking to all of the kids and the parents. It's obvious how committed he is to the kids in his school. I was really impressed! And relieved! The kids starting school is a bit overwhelming for me so I feel much better about it now that I've been there and met the Principal. Now, I'm just excited for them!

Even more importantly, the kids had a blast! They each had fifth graders assigned to them to give them a tour of the school which they thought was so 'cool'! They were able to see what the classrooms look like and the playground. They went from saying (as we went into the school) ... 'can't we just go back home' to 'I can't wait for school to start!' So, the day was a success and we're so excited for Meighan and Alex.

Here are a few photos I took of them just as we were leaving to head to the school ...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Park Musings

Last weekend, we went over to Des Peres park for lunch and play time! It was a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon!  Here are some photos from our perfect day ...