25 February 2009

Talk about MIA...

Wow I have not done a blog post in quite some time and this might be an official record for me....I am going to do better. Some things here at the homefront have kept me quite busy for the last week now. We got the bug to redo our kitchen. Just decided we were tired of looking at the white walls and WENT FOR IT FULL ON COLOR! Well at least for me it was a bold step to say the least. ;-) I have thoroughly enjoyed the process and we are in the middle of it being done...disaster of course, painting walls, painting all the cabinets and distressing them, heck I even painted and distressed all the light switch and plug in outlet covers! I can't wait for the transformation to be complete so the mess can GO AWAY. Just a little more painting of the cabinets, removing and adding new hardware, a new floor, and countertops and we are FINISHED. Here are some Work In Progress pictures...

I think that I have the floor all picked out and not soo sure about the countertops as we dont want to spend the MOTHERLOAD on them, either. I am soo excited and this process just couldn't go fast enough for me ;-)
Other than the kitchen I have been busy working my part time job and loving every single minute of it, but I must admit it is taking away a lot of my creative time. I MUST do something to make sure I pencil in some time each week to relax and let me get my creative jouices flowing again! Any suggestions would be MUCH APPRECIATED!

18 February 2009

February Jenni Creations!

I am hoping to get some creative time in this weekend because I am definitely needing it! Winter can just go away at any time now....kids are starting to get sick and bring home germs from other places, miss school, and spring couldn't get here any faster!!

09 February 2009

Jenni Bowlin Sneak Peeks...

I have been diving head first into the February kits for Jenni Bowlin and thought I would share some sneak peeks!

And I still have soo much to create! Check back later this week for more sneaky peeks and the full reveal ;-)

07 February 2009

Bring on spring!!

Oh joy oh joy the weather is getting warmer and I have been suffering with some major spring fever!! Supposed to be almost 60 degrees today! A far cry from -25!So of course with the warmer weather comes my compulsive behavior to start moving things and cleaning under it and just an all around good scrubbing of the house. I am suffering this morning from the endeavors I took on yesterday with the dust!! I shampooed carpets, scrubbed the fridge inside and out and UNDER! And I am not done yet! Hello dust allergies!
Other than that, I have not gotten much done in the ways of creating. Today will be a different story tho! I have the new Jenni Bowlin kits in hand and plan on indulging myself all day in the goodness...Here's the project kit and what Jenni Bowlin created with it...

Each Project Kit contains enough of the following to complete one wall hanging:

- 1 sheet of 12 x 12 chipboard
- 1 sheet of JBS Red Soda Label Paper
- 1 package of NEW JBS Tiny Alpha Rub-Ons in Red
- 1 sheet of NEW JBS Label Strip Stickers in Black
- 1 package of NEW JBS Rhinestone buttons in Red
- Several sheets of vintage book papers
- 1 6” length of vintage rosary chain (the same or similar to the one shown)
- Several jump rings

Each Papercrafting Kit contains the following items:

- 3 sheets of Bazzill cardstock
- 6 sheets of NEW JBS Farmer’s Wife pattern papers
- 1 sheet of NEW JBS Die Cut Label Paper
- 1 sheet of NEW JBS Red Trim Large Alpha Stickers
- 1 sheet of NEW JBS Vintage Label Strip Stickers
- 1 package of NEW JBS Tiny Alpha Rub-Ons in Silver
- 1 set of 6 NEW JBS Farmer’s Wife Mini Papers
- 1 set of 6 NEW JBS Farmer’s Wife Journaling Cards
- 1 vintage reproduction photo card
- 1 drawstring baggie filled with the following:
o 1 package of NEW JBS Bookprint Chipboard Buttons
o 1 package of NEW JBS Yellow Rhinestone Buttons
o 1 package of NEW JBS Cantaloupe Pearl Flowers
o 1 vintage milk cap
o Several puffy red flowers from Creative Imaginations

Now can you see why I am soo excited to get started creating???? ;-)
I do have just one layout to share that I created for the new contest at Treasured Scrapbooking. The were lots of different restrictions and requirements for this challenge and I usually dont do very well with this kind of challenge, but got it done, nonetheless. I am actually SHOCKED that i am posting this pic of me just a few hours after giving birth to my thrid baby, so be gentle on me, k??