Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Wet little fingers, wet little toes!

~I am so sorry that I have not been on here in 2+ weeks. My life has been nothing short of total semi-controlled chaos lately. I spent the last 2 weeks trying to get these pew markers sewn for the church for the 1st communion kids. Only had 56 of them to do and they took 25 minutes each! Yep, you do the math. That was crammed into my already busy life with my 3 wonderful children.
~Then yesterday I decided I need to tear my basement apart to make my scrap area bigger because I'm hosting my first crop here soon. That took all day and I'm still not done but at least I'm caught up on my laundry. My poor washing machine worked as hard as I did yesterday. The only time it stopped was when I could not physically get to it there for awhile because of the mess I had going! Now if I can only get my bathrooms cleaned, I'll be set! Oh yah, gotta mop the kitchen floor too! Any takers out there! lol!
~Softball started for my oldest daughter and Little League for my son. My youngest has gotten so used to being bye-bye every day that she now gets mad at me and throws a little fit in the truck once she recognizes that we are on our way home! "No home Momma, No home!" It's kinda funny actually. Today I left the house at 10:30 and came back home around 5:30 long enough to go to the bathroom and fill a sippy cup and right back out the door again. Left the kids buckled in the truck and everything. I think it took ma all of 3 minutes, it was fast! Then didn't get back home again till 8:30. I am starting to feel like that All American "Soccer Mom" lol! Have to go back out tomorrow and get done what I couldn't finish today! There just aren't enough hour in the day. On top of that, I am sick yet again! I have been on more antibiotics in the last year than I have my entire life I think. Stupid sinus infections, I tell yah!
~ Ok, Pity Party over! I think that's enough whining from me for one night! Why am I whining anyway? I can't stand whining! lol! I can do screaming, crying and carrying on, just not whining! Anywho, I will try to be a better blogger and post more often from here on out! Thanks for listening and stopping by! I hope you enjoy this layout of my hubby and my youngest in the shower. Happy scrapping!

by Amy Keller

Isn't this layout cute! I was worried when I first started putting this one together but I am very pleased with the way this one turned out! My daughter absolutely loved taking showers with her daddy when she was still a baby. It was always so much fun for me to watch her amazement with the water. She loved to drink the water and still does. I can thank daddy for that one, he taught her how to do that!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

An Original by Little 'Ole Me!

I really kinda love how this one turned out. On this layout I made the most of my background paper and used it in a whole new way. Instead of using it as a 'background', I cut elements out of it and used them as borders and a great accent under my photos. I used the reverse side of it to cut out the flourishes and the title too. My daughter is the most stubborn child when it comes to getting her to smile for the camera. She's almost 2 1/2 and still doesn't cooperate. She has the most beautiful smile too, I will capture it one of these days! lol!

by Amy Keller

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Good Samaritan!

I had to take my nephew home who was here over spring break. The day I left to take him home (3 hours away) I dropped my drivers license by the pumps at Flying J's and didn't know it. Not until Monday that is, when I got a letter in the mail with it in the envelope! I was shocked and had no idea it was missing. I can't believe that someone picked it up and mailed it back to me! I guess there really are still a few nice people out there these days! I was so thankful that they returned it that I had to make them a card to say 'Thank You', and this is what I came up with. Thanks for looking!


The flower is made with a new Sizzix die (flower petal & center #2). The faux stitching on the bottom was done with a pinking shears. The embossing is Cuttlebug's Distressed Stripes. Colors are Olive, Blush, Chocolate and Colonial White.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Latest but not a favorite...

I think it's the double sentiment that's throwing me off on this one. I did this the night I made the embossing folder storage. I had the ribbon and button made for that and then decided not to use it. The ribbon was already taped so I wanted to make a card quick to put it on so that I didn't have to throw it away and this is the card I came up with. Thanks for stopping by!

by Amy Keller

I used Free Spirit Level 2 paper pack, Twilight textured cardstock reversed, Colonial White cardstock, Copper brads, White Daisy Just Blooms, Corner Rounder/Scallop Maker punch, So Sweet Seasons stamp set and From Me to You stamp set. Watercolor brush. Indian Corn Blue ink, Honey ink, Desert Sand ink. Chocolate Waxy Flax, Spring Harmony Buttons. Ribbon is from Michaels.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

I love how this turned out!

I did this layout a few weeks back. It is one of the few that I have done so far this year. I was really pleased with the way it turned out.

by Amy Keller

Close up of 1st page...
by Amy Keller

Close up of 2nd page...
by Amy Keller

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Can't find the perfect storage? Make it!

I initially intended this to be a recipe box until I discovered it wasn't tall enough inside to fit dividers in. Sooooo, that's when I had my 'Ah-Hah' moment. My Cuttlebug embossing folders were just stacked up on a shelf and I had been looking for something to put them in. Well guess what? Perfect Fit! I got the recipe boxes at Michaels in their $ bins. Now I have cute storage for one of my favorite tools!


Inside Detail...

Perfect Fit!!!