Monday, March 26, 2007

Feeling very strong today....


and every time I say that, the next day I'm like a vegetable.... such is the misfortune of my chronic illness....

took some time to inventory 7 bags of clothing (for tax purposes) and we donated them to salvation army.... feels good to clean and purge!


Worked on a few Easter pails and a little somethin for nana (no peeking!) birthday ....


hopefully will have some energy to scrap tonight after the littles are in bed....


did this one for a contest... had to share... love these glasses...

I did this for a challenge using stamping, alive in the title and gems/sequins...


tfl

Kim

Thursday, March 22, 2007

WEll......................................

there were no phone calls :( but i"m so very excited for two personal and 1 local gal who made HOF!!!!!!!!!!!

Vivian Masket and Paula Gilarde!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and so many others of you that made HM etc....
Marci, wow, great things to happen to LOAD girls!


I have a few great layouts to share ... that have been "on reserve" so that is the positive side of this all....

I took a 31/2 hour nap today!!!!!!!! Good for me and actually feel kinda rested now!

No desire to scrap lately... lots of fun things on my mind and I'm just trying to take it easy and take care of my health!

Kids are good..... Jon has had the stomach virusthat has been going around.... poor man... and poor us... (he is such a big baby when he's sick)

Off to get dinner going!
Kim

Monday, March 19, 2007

today is like Christmas......



for the Scrapbooking community.... its always soooo fun to sit at the computer/refreshing threads and watching all the anon tooting take place....and watch all the drama unfold! Not to mention the staring at the phone using telepathic powers trying to make it ring... c'mon Fred and Lisa.... call ... call.... (for the non scrapbookers, I will translate.....)


This is Creating Keepsakes magazine Hall of Fame winners call day/week.....


It is always sort of confidential yet we all find out once calls are beginning.... You are not allowed to post /toot until all announcements have been made (which sometimes is weeks!!!) so everyone signs on as an anonymous screen name (HOF wannabe no more etc)


This award is like a gold medal for scrapbookers... the highest achievement and really does make or break an artist once chosen.... very elite, very cool.....


I of course, have no expectation of getting a call but enter because my scrapbooking improves 10 fold every time I enter any big competition.... and it can't hurt to try right?


One of these years, I know I'll get an honorable mention (not to shabby either...page published in the book and visibility!)


What is the coveted prize?????? ?Well, the most important is the visibility and title.... CK 's reputation is top notch and they pull special calls for the team and publish HOF alot (give first priority to submissions, not to mention all the sponsored goodies (like 2000$ worth) and that my friends, is alot of product!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





Well, one can dream.... and the greatest part is that so many of my design team companions will get the call ----so very exciting....


may have to stick some chicken in the crock pot so I don't miss out on all the fun.....





ps. don't even think about calling me today unless its urgent (lol) I'm gonna jump out of my skin every time the phone rings and be very disappointed when it isn't CK! lol (been there done that before, that is how I know! lol)

and what kind of IRISH person am I to forget to wish you all HAPPY ST PATS.... or as Erin (who was dressed kind of Christmas-sy) was saying all day....

Happy Leprachauns day!

Peace,

Kim

Sunday, March 18, 2007

having a tough day today.....




Ryan has darted outside twice while not looking.... luckily we have a door alarm.... he has been obsessed with making scrambled eggs and while, I let him during breakfast or for a meal... he wants to just sit and crack eggs and stir them all day... (can't do this!) so he has been throwing major temper tantrums.... trying to hit Erin with pillows, throw his toys around, etc....


so much fun! let me tell you....


any way.... they are having some quiet time listening to books on tape... and while that lasts, Im folding some laundry and cleaning and purging all my scrap stuff (AGAIN!!!!!!!) this is like a full time job in itself....


Hope everyone is having a productive Sunday!

Monday, March 12, 2007

so I have some things to post....




been catching up on some challenges... and it feels very good to get back into a routine of sorts....


no DT commitments just fun challenges to use up my stuff.....


and of course, order some new stuff....


I was asked to be the Discovered Designer (the one to watch out for!) for April ScrapStreet online ezine... so excited about that ... and they are featuring and publishing some of my favorite pages!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Here is what I"ve been doing lately.....


and some other news will come ina few weeks.... can't reveal just yet!
'For :Easter Frocks.... I had to use 50 pieces of chipboard!!!!!!!!! HOly Moses was that a hard challenge... it really is very tough!
For a& d I had to use 100 items on a page... easy because I counted the stars on the paper and put little circle brads through the centers of them! (cheater! :) )
off to start playing with some Easter card ideas....
Peace






Thursday, March 08, 2007

I'm enjoying Ryan so much..........

His language is just increasing every minute.....
Lately, we are hearing so much more from him and its such a funny little voice. Autistics commonly refer to themselves in third person and Ryan does this as well..

He is scared.....
he's not tired....
I want to tickle your tummy (when he's asking us to tickle him!)

etc...

and lately he has been consoling himself outloud (which is the cutest thing I've ever heard!)
I made lasagne and he sat staring at it.... "oooo all that cheese (he doesn't like cheese! lol) its okay that there is cheese.... he'll be alright"....
A voice that we prayed to hear and are now enjoying every little word....
After eating a few bites of dinner, I see him slap a mushroom onto my plate...
I look up at him and say "Ry, what was that for?" and he keeps looking at his plate and just says
"He doesn't like that part!"
So there you go.... you ask..... you get an answer!!!!!!
My funny little ry ry.....
small little miracles every day here!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

been soooooo tired lately..............

that I can't seem to get enough sleep so that is just what i'm doing! lol
We had a brief few days without computer connection (dumb router again!) so after speaking with verizon and ordering a new faster modem with router built in.... we are all set to go again... its pretty scary to realize just how dependent we truly are on technology... it is always a good humbling experience for me to just not be able to get online....

Off to take a nap..... Yawn!!!!!!!!!