Friday, July 31, 2009

The Daily Scrapper

One of the designers I "work" for...seriously can you call that work?? LOL...was featured on The Daily Scrapper and she is giving this very cute kit away for FREE :) It's your lucky day! And if look closely you'll recognize two wee ones here ;-)
And this is a LO I forgot to add below, honoring the ever popular tradition: TACO TUESDAY!

Friday :)

I know I said I was going to post with a picture of BWO's new earrings, but I haven't uploaded those photos, instead I'll post some LOs I've done recently.

I've actually been blessed by my sweet hubs to get some scrapping done, a lot of it. Unfortunately, I cannot post any of those LOs until the new Polka Dot Plum store opens for business, and when it does, if you are a digi scrapper you'll be pretty stoked about it!

Below are some recent LOs I've completed that I can share :)

Back to the grind...have a great weekend :)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Big Wee One = Brave Girl

Heading to the mall. Thinking about what's to come. Still pretty calm and being very silly with Uncle Eric.Hmmmmm....starting to chill out a little and prepping for what's to come."Uh....what is she doing? Is she coming near me with those?"Ok, it's time to get serious.After a few alligator tears and a very silent wimper, Big wee one got her ears pierced!And then we tried to take a family picture while enjoying ice cream, but it didn't work. A "real" picture of BWO and her new addition will be posted tomorrow. We are so proud of her and her bravery through the whole process and the whole week of swimming. She rocked getting her ears pierced.

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Releases!

If you head over to The Digi Chick, you can catch these new releases on sale :)
Amy's first with two new releases, and both are so adorable!

Here are two LOs I've done so far, but believe me when I say this...this kit will go far in my stash! LOVE IT!

Her next kit is equally cute...hehe and the LO stars my munchkin niece :) cutie!

the cutieful kit is linked right to Amy's store, so be sure to stop there and snag up the goods :)

Next, are Jana's new releases...her kits are equally awesome! And this week she has templates available, always a PLUS :)
It Is So Easy Templates, Volume 1 is what I used to create this LO, along with her Lavendar Delight kit :)

Jana's next kit is Elsa's Walk and it is a great kit for anything pictures...I loved it to document LWO riding the barrel ride at a tractor fair :)

you can click on the kit pictures for links to the stores :) Jana's got a rockin' sale going on right now and a ton of new releases!
Check'em my peeps :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

It's all Black & White

Because I didn't feel like going through and fixing all of the colors and lighting and what takes work to make a picture THAT much more beautiful...hehe! I've made all of these pictures B&W...easy :)
Let's get started!
We visited Grandma & Grandad at the beach 2 weekends ago and had a very pleasant time. I took the girls to breakfast, its kind of our special thing when we go to Berlin, MD, and then we hit the beach, had crabs and the next day Paul and I got to play a round of golf.
We've never taken the girls to ride the rides on the boardwalk, so we decided to walk the 14 blocks from where we were on the beach. The girls LOVED all the kites, Little wee one fell asleep and Big wee one had a pretty nice ride...LWO actually fell asleep while walking! How does that happen?? She missed out on riding the rides, so I took her place and rode with BWO.
LWO was being so sweet on the way home from the beach, back to Grandma's house...BWO was drooling in her sleep, but this sweet thing was rested from her sleepwalk!When we got home, look what we found!! We've been waiting for these GIANT sunflowers to
This won't happen overnight though, well, actually it does...these suckers sprouted up from teeny tiny seeds we planted...but it took a lot of TLC and this: and believe me, they LOVE watering the plants! Little green thumbs.
Paul's been playing in an adult lax league on Tuesday nights and it just so happens that a local food/fun joint is really kid friendly and kids eat FREE on Tuesday's and get to play putt-putt for $1!! HEELLOOOOOO!! Can't beat that with a stick!
We were lucky to be joined by our friends...they are actually the ones that told us about this hip joint...BWO was being her regular photogenic self :)
The next week I was super busy with Old Market Day. We made it through the week with sick kids, sick kids at the sitter's and life in general all in one piece. I am still exhausted though! This is what it looked like when I got to work in the morning...
And about 5 hours later the streets were filled with people! The weather was beautiful and the crowds were plentiful!
Now that Old Market Day is over and we can chillax for a bit, Paul and I decided to sign BWO up for swimming lessons. This girl is freaked by water. Not the ocean...nope, she loves jumping waves, it's the pool. She just doesn't dig it at all, but she wants to. You can see in her face and her attitude that she wants to jump in and have fun, but she's just a little timid.
First things have to get in the water. Slow & steady wins the race...ha!Notice how everyone else is wet and she's just like, "Um, yea...go right ahead, I'll wait right here."
Atleast she started to blow some bubbles.
Day 2 started out a little better. She had her goggles on, even though she took them off soon after and immediately started practicing putting her face in the water. At one point I walked by her and she said, "Mommy look...(puts her face under, pops back up and continues) Now can I get my ears pierced?" hehe! She's been asking to get her ears pierced and we said that if she passed her swimming and that meant putting her face in the water we would talk about it.
A little floating fun. Her hair is wet! That's proof that she's been putting her face in...way to go big girl!I was so proud to see her do this!! And it's only day 2! I'm excited to see how the rest of the week goes...till then :)

Friday, July 17, 2009

I've been notified

That I haven't been keeping up my blog lately, and I'll tell you why!

1)this is a very busy time for me at work. Old Market Day is this Saturday from 9am-4pm and the two weeks leading up to the day totally consumes my every moment

CELEBRATE! the Arts @ Old Market Day

Saturday, July 18th from 9am - 4pm

visit me! I'll be on the square in front of the Heritage Center in a bright orange shirt!

2)when i'm not consumed by Old Market Day I've been scrapping; much to the dissmay of Paul. He says I've been scrapping too much, but honestly it's like a drug. I can't stop and all of the gorgeous kits I get to work with...what's a girl to do???

3)it's summer time. we play outside a lot, which means I'm twiddling with my now massive "little" garden or sitting on the patio watching the girls play.

So, I'm not neglecting my duties as a blogger. I'm just consumed with life right now and I will get back to my regularly scheduled blog programming...AND, if you have blogger, you know how ridiculously long it takes to post pics and then rearrange their's frustrating. I'm tempted to shop around for a new blog home, but again, haven't really taken the time to do so.

With that being said, I will post this Sunday with pictures from our beach trip, some LOs I've completed...there's a new store opening up and the kits are AMAZING. I can't post those LOs yet, but let me tell you, they are so cute!
Here's my sweet little niece!! I'm not sure I've posted this or not, but I'll be an AUNTIE again!! Little Munchkin's little sister will be here in November!! :) CONGRATS & We LOVE YOU!

Happy Now Jules?? LOL ;-)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Weekly Specials & 2 FREEBIES + Family

Get 'em while they are hot :)

It's your weekly installment of what's hot, fresh and funky for your scrapping needs :) hehe! And then stay tuned for some pics of the girls (I was going to resize them and fix them and add my little photo tag to them, but honestly....BLOGGER IS TAKING FORRRRREEEEVVVVEERRRRRR). I also have a couple of quickpage freebies for ya :)

Let's start with Amy :)

She's got this really cute collab kit out with SimplyScraps called Comical and it is SUPER cute (get it?? a hero?? you know SUPER HERO!!)
So I created this page of my big brother spinning my Big wee one by her legs. Aren't uncles the coolest??

I told you that was a cute kit...all my peeps with boys need to snag this up and get busy! If you click on the kit above my LO, it will bring you to the store and you can buy it!
Next is Away from Home by Jana....her style is different from Amy's but I love it equally!

I used this kit to document 2 of my favorite pictures from our family beach trip to Bald Head Island. I have soooo many pictures to get scrapped (from that trip) and this kit will fit perfectly with a lot of them! Below is BWO walking the beach with her Mimi & G-pa (yes, she really calls him G-Pa...but really it's more like Ja-pa. She was French in another life!) This kit is perfect for so many different types of pictures...from little kids (cool messy handprint) to family vacations and everything in between!
Below, I have two quickpage freebies for you! All you have to do is click on them to download them and add your own picture, journaling and whatever else you want....or you can just add a picture and leave it as is. It's yours...FREE! Aren't I nice? :)

Please do not claim these LOs as your own, and leave some feedback if you like 'em :)...thanks!!

FAMILY!! Yes, it's time to talk about the wee ones and our awesome 4th of July weekend; which all started downtown at First Fridays. An event the Downtown Business Council puts together the first friday (hence the name) of the month from May - October. Since this past one fell so close to the 4th of July, we really went all out for the event. We had the best kids entertainment and face painting, crafts and SO MUCH MORE! I absolutely love this part of the job, and seeing so many people downtown enjoying a beautiful night out with their family and friends. And though I didn't get any pictures of him, my dad was there giving out free sample of his wine...great reviews on everything all around! Can't wait for the next First Friday :)
The wee ones made their visors and Little wee one actually wore hers (for a little while)...I couldn't get her to stand still and just smile, she kept walking towards me to get closer to the camera.Oh look, she's sitting, and though this is a cute picture of her, I don't think it really looks like looks like her, but a different version of her. Here's Big wee one waiting to get her face painted. She's doing magic tricks with Mr. Bowers the Magician (I'm not sure what his stage name is, but that's his name, we'll go with that). Every time he handed her the magic wand it broke! She was really getting a kick out of it. She even drew, colored and erased a whole coloring book...we are now taking bookings for your birthday parties! The girls got magic skills for sure!Miss Penelope does AWESOME face painting, and lucky for all those attending, I work out a great deal with her and she does it for FREE! Miss Penelope also holds a special place in Big wee one's heart (vice-versa)...Miss Penelope is known as Miss Judy to BWO, and she was one of her teachers at Mother's Day Out. BWO really gets excited when she knows she can get to see Miss Judy and get her face painted! Always as a princess!Little wee one went with a butterfly (that's her face painting of choice) and looked so stinking cute!After getting our faces painted we walked further downtown to try out some magic ice cream and check things out. Big wee one wanted to stick her head in these bodies, so we did :) After we got a little bite to eat, we headed back to the kids area for chalk and music. The musical entertainment was AWESOME! They had kids up there singing and playing instruments...very entertaining...can you tell the way all 4 of these wee ones are staring in that direction...hehe. Those are friends of ours. BWO's friend Reesie and LWO's friend Mitchell...cuteness! The next day was the 4th of July and we had a full day of fun planned. First we went swimming at the Showalter's and then came home for naps and rest before having a small bbq that turned into an amazing fireworks specatular! Our friends the Woolf's came over with their 4 girls and we all noshed on delicious food. After stuffing ourselves we pulled out smoke bombs and all of the kids (can you tell in this picture?? It's hard to catch jumping from behind) were jumping, clapping and yelling. It was so much fun! They were pumped for fireworks!Uncle Airwick started doing a mini-fireworks show and was a HUGE hit! By the end of the night (my camera died for awhile, so I missed a LOT of cool picture opportunities) all of the kids (there must have been about 20 kids total) were screaming "Eric! Eric! Eric! More. More. More" and my friends and I (the adults) were all yelling, "Airwick! Airwick!". The kids were turning around and yelling at us that it was was pretty funny! Anywho, they put on an amazing fireworks disply, and even though BWO looks freaked, she's really laughing in the picture below.This is Uncle Airwicks display, that you can't really see because my camera was getting tired and Paul had made me too many drinks, so things weren't working out well for us :) But you can see all the kids watching...lots of kids! At one point, all of them were running around like crazy mad sparkler people. Like little fireflies! But of course, like I said, my camera was being a terd and I was enjoying Paul's drink mixtures.Here's one of Airwick's fireworks. Pretty!Self-shot! Does it look like we've all had a good time?? hehe!At one point, Little D (a friend's little man) came running up with a glow stick (seriously...we're hiring out Uncle Airwick for parties as well! He's a one-stop package deal, especially on the 4th of July. He brought glow sticks for the kids, and even though he didn't have enough for every kid, all of them had fun throwing them and chasing them)...he said, "look what I got! I traded Little wee one my soda for it!"

note: i did not enhance or fix any pictures, ignore LWO's red eye!

The soda certainly didn't stop her from zonking out! We were all tired, but this 4th was definitely one of the best we've celebrated in a LONG time! What was planned for a nice and relaxing evening turned into a full-blown FUN BASH! Thanks for coming everyone and we can't wait to do it again next year!

We are headed to the beach tomorrow for the weekend....have a great one yourself! :)

**If you are having any issues with links for the freebies, please let me know! I'm having a booger of a time with blogger and the computer (and blogger) just better be happy they still have their lives right now** :)