Monday, July 25, 2016

Shopping!! one of my fave activities

Shopping, not creating this month.  A bright spot...siiiigh

Freckled Fawn...gave in and purchased a few things, did not get an oopsie that what they were called...but still soooooo cute!  I had been 'eyeballing' the cards since I first saw them

from Amazon, these stamps and dies...soooooooo cute!!!

Greeting Farm...again been eyeballing the mermaid stamps since I first saw them.

 Etsy purchase of some watercolor, gleamy washi
 Gossamer Blue kit for the month:

 Scrapbook Circle for the month....  I love the kit, and was a little scared to get it late in the month...thinking 'oh no my payment did not go through'...but finally read the newsletter and they were shipping late...

 and the flip side of the paper.  Does the paper seem a little 'B' side this month?  I could not tell which side was supposed to be primary.
Still to come, A Creative Memories (a friend is a new rep) and a Unity Stamp purchase.  Lots of stamps...

The month has been such there has been no time to play...but later this week I will go visit my mom and take some supplies to work on hopefully will get to play a little soon.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

I WANNA Go in my Scraproom!!!

I WANNA!!!  (insert temper tantrum smilie)

Quite the month!  Working lots even on Saturdays and no time for crafting.  I am getting the 'shakes'.  Though of course I have been online shopping!!  ha!!

But the wonderful thing about the month...I have a new grandson...

Grandchild #5, grandson #3...Jax Parker....

I am one blessed grammy!!  But just realized, if the kids' plans are correct ...he is my last youngest grandchild.  Of course he won't grow up feeling that way, as the last 3 are boys 16 months apart, he is part of his own little 'mob'..   Jase, Josh and Jax.  HOLIDAYS are gonna be FUN!!  I'm already getting these names mixed up ...probably gonna be yelling "BOYS" instead of names!  ha! 

(they are gonna need very distinctive nicknames)

Since we are on the subject...tee hee...

These are my grandkids from my son and dil...Josh @9 months old, Adriana 7, and Kyleigh 2.  I call Adriana "Missy" and Kyleigh is "Sparkle" , oh of course, my dil Nyki...

And this is Jax's big brother, Jase, he is 16 months old.

So far my nicknames for him are Goofy McNugget, Goofers, and my son recently threw out BamBam which just may stick! 

This is the baby I've been NannyGrammy to...and when dd goes back to work...I will NannyGrammy the two boys!  I LOVE my job!  

The accounting job I do is getting crazy.  It is the end of 2nd Q and have been trying to close and do required tax forms. I've actually hired a teen to help "chase the Jase' to give me more time to finish ...but it still has been a crazy schedule.

   With the Nanny job responsibilities growing and nap times for Jase getting shorter, well, I am being replaced on the accounting job!   YAY!! However, it means it will be extra crazy as I train, create a step by step how to instruction manual...and prep to move stuff from my home office to the business.   

Hence, no time in scrap time to create...and the temper tantrum

I know it is temporary and once the new person is set up and trained...and dd's maternity leave is will be heaven for me.

Also, next week, I hope to sneak in a visit to Texas with my mom.  I have not seen her in 8 months.

So it is to work I go this morning to finish sales tax.  Let's see if I can get this knocked out!

Monday, July 4, 2016

missin' my scraproom

I have not been able to spend any 'quality' time in my scraproom.  It has been a busy month, and July is shaping up to get a li'l crazy also.   BUT I have been shopping.  I blame, I was doing pretty good on a spending freeze...then they got the lawn fawn slider cuts back in stock, and well it became 'open season'.  siiiiigh

This pic is actually A Cherry on Top...those nuvo dots are addicting.   I had to get some sparkly ones, right???

This was an Etsy purchase of some Anya stamps.   With 5 grandkids, these just make sense.

Here is the 'naughty' purchase.  Now I've gotta find some youtube videos to teach me hot to make slider cards.  

this Anya was on Amazon.

Target dollar spot, these are $3 each.   With the holes not real practical for small stuff...I ended up giving one to each of us ...I kept one for the heavy cardstock I use for stamping, DGD#1 got one, hers is empty right now and DGD#2's is on her table holding her coloring books and sticker book.

Another purchaes.  siiiiiiiigh

 Penny Black from Amazon...thinking the hedgehog in the car would be a good slider card
 one of the gals on the 2 Peas Refugees blog thread also sells Stampin Up...Kara, she had a BOGO sale.  Well with the purchase of the slider die cut, I now need good foam dots and foam line adhesive, so I put in an order....and these are my BOGO items.   On its way is the stamp set for the pennant punch.
 This is how I used the Karen bag (nice name) in the 2nd purchase, to store my stamps that I have coordinating die cuts for...This is a Newton's Nook set.  This holder is like the old fashioned magnetic photo albums, you stick the die cuts on this page and then...
right behind it put the stamp they are together and accessible.    And you can label them,

Karen bag at   here is a link if you are interested

Can't decide if I want to limit the bag to dies and coordinating stamps...I was thinking I would also like to use it for card projects.  Like Christmas coming up, Put the elements in the bag and keep it together for travel.

So, grandbaby #5 is on his way.  He is full term as of a couple of days ago...due date is the 22nd, but it could be anytime.   I pretty much left this month 'open' no plans every weekend, like most months.  But we got a rough start...Son in law's grandmother passed a couple of days ago, so he needs to head out to OK for the service.  DD cannot go, airlines would not let her this close...and it is difficult for her to deal with toddler this close.  You know, carrying him up and down stairs, putting him in his I am moving in for a couple of days.   

This morning I am trying to spend time in the scraproom.  And as y'all can imagine, if you have not been in there for a couple of weeks, but keep buying...yeah, the first hour was spent putting away, reorganizing and not creating.   

So time to get off the computer and into the room.  ha!!!