ScrapFreak's May Embellishment Kit is here!!!

I won a spot to be a guest design team member and help showcase this kit.
The kits are now available for purchase HERE

So I can finally show you the projects i did for this.

FOR TODAY… April 26, 2010

Outside my window… MUCH cooler high of only 65. Some clouds but other wise a really beautiful breezy spring day.

I am thinking… that Friday cannot get here fast enough. I NEED this long weekend scrappin with the girls. It seems like it has been forever since we have all managed to be together.

I am thankful for… a paycheck.

I am wearing… green puffy blouse, jeans and black ballet flats. And carrying my new Liberty of London Flower print bag. Its huge, its gorgeous, and it’s a messenger bag. Oh and it’s sold out almost everywhere. Im so glad I found one!

I am remembering… the nice slow paced birthday weekend we had for P. It was so nice just to hang out without any plans or pressure to do anything else.

I am going… to be so uber prepared for this cabin trip! Ive got 20 page kits made up and still need to pull together some WTG stuff.

I am currently reading… just finished Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr (well ok I finished Thursday after it came out last Tuesday) It was really good. Now Im trying to power through the Sookie series to prep for next Tuesday’s release of Dead in the Family.

I am hoping… that I can get back into my healthy mindset soon.

On my mind… The lbs I’ve gained back. I know. I suck. Well not really I’ve just been a real slacker and can’t believe I’ve lost some of my progress. I just need to buckle down and get back to the program.

Noticing that… Even with the few lbs gained back I still feel better about myself. I even bought green nailpolish to do my toes before the cabin!

Pondering these words… pay hiatus L

From the kitchen… a giant salad. Must be healthier!

Around the house… still a big mess but I HAVE to get some laundry done.

One of my favorite things… Zumba. I made it through a 3 hour Zumbathon on Friday and felt fantastic and very proud (Virginia and I were only 2 of 3 people that made it all the way through!) I’ve got my ipod cranked with all sorts of Zumba music to inspire me to move more.

From my picture journal… I just LOVE this bag!!!

Scrap Spam.

Scrap Freak Guest Design Team

A while ago I entered a contest on scrapfreak and won the honor of being a guest design team member for their new embellishment kit club! They had a wildly successful first kit (which you can still snag one here and their second kit will be available on April 25th.

Here are some sneak peeks of my projects:

I hope you like them and do check out the other sneak peaks on the freak!

Monday Daybook - Post Vacation Edition

FOR TODAY… April 19, 2010

Outside my window… sunny and cooler today. Its still super pollen-ey. I can’t wait for the rain to start!

I am thinking… about page kits I need to prep.

I am thankful for… coworkers who will buy you coffee.

I am wearing… jeans and my teal v neck top and ballet flats.

I am remembering… my time in PA. I miss my family super much. I know I say that everytime I see them but it’s true.

I am going… home and starting my packing for the cabin trip in 2 weeks!

I am currently reading… nothing. Just finished Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr. Can’t wait for the next book to come out tomorrow!!!

I am hoping… for Rain. Pollen sux.

On my mind… Haley who just lost her dad this past weekend.

Noticing that… I’m getting better at scrapbooking now that I’ve been doing a little almost every night this month.

Pondering these words… pay hiatus L

From the kitchen… no idea. P and I are fending for ourselves this month.

Around the house… a giant mess since Im on stay-cation. And I just can’t find it in me to care. lol

One of my favorite things… Latisse. Yes it’s vain but after only a month I think Im starting to see some changes!

From my picture journal…

WTG #7 Right Now

WTG- Right Now.

For this challenge we had to use a sketch from Diana's Sketchy Thursday blog as well as our usual journaling prompt. I love me some sketches so I had a blast. And because I had sooo much I wanted to capture about my life right now I did a mini album. Using the sketch as a template made the job much less daunting and I LOVE how it turned out. (I still need to take and add a pic to the cover but it's actually all done other than that which is HUGE for me. lol)

Journaling Prompt:

Right Now - while the core of who you are doesn't change, I find that my interests and activities tend to evolve from one year to the next. Take a moment to capture the things you are into RIGHT NOW.

Entertainment: Favorite TV shows, music, movies, websites
Tastes: Foods and drinks you are into right now, clothing styles, products, brands
Activities: Crafts you are working on, hobbies, interests, new routines or habits

(Try for at least 5 different facts about yourself right now! I find a list can work great but its totally your call!)

WTG #6 Distinguishing Features

WTG #6 Distinguishing features

We all have those features that are a part of us. Something about us physically or visually that is a "distinguishing feature". Something that is part of your look. I can be a unique birthmark (like me), a great smile, your hair, the way you dress, your glasses, your red
toe nails, etc. But little things that are "you". The things that others see, and without it, you would not quite be you. You can do just ONE thing or a SEVERAL.

I of course picked my hair. While I get tempted to cut it short (or at least shorter) I don't think I ever could it is soo my most distinguishing feature!

journaling reads:

Only 1% of the population has red hair. Of tha1% even fewer people have my shade of orange. That's right orange. Not red, not copper not strawberry blonde- orange. I used to hate being the only one with my hair color. I was teased all the time for it. Somewhere around the end of HS/college I learned to love my hair color. Now that its more than half way down my back it certainly has become my distinguishing feature. Mara the proud Orangehead.

Busy Busy Busy

Ill post my daybook entry in a bit but I wanted to get to the update stuff first.

I have been on staycation which means 2 things:
1. Ive gotten a ton of scrapping done
and 2. I got to see my family!!!!!

I spent a glorious 5 days (wish it could have been longer) visiting with my mom, aunt, brother SIL and the nephews. I had an absolute blast seeing everyone. I am going to try to get up to visit them in Maine at least once more (though Id love to go 2x).

And so I have been totally slacking on the blogging thing. I missed posting several WTG entries and Ive got a ton of new stuff to share. PLUS I am honored to be the guest designer for ScrapFreak's May embellishment kit. I can't post my stuff yet but Ill post sneak peaks in a bit.

Ok so enough chatter. Here are some vacation pics (Ill do scrappy stuff later)

First up Kris. He got a crew cut so he could have "dot" hair like his daddy (who has a shaved head. Boy does he look grown up. No more little boy. He is totally a KID now. A really fun, slightly moody, very sensitive, aunt and gaga loving kid! (Though he certainly didn't mind me carrying all 40lbs of him for hours on end at the zoo!) He is in total HAM mode so it was super hard this trip to get a decent shot of him. I also spent more time enjoying time with the family instead of trying to get a thousand pictures

Next up my little bundle of happiness: Noah. He is usually such a happy little baby (and yes hes still a baby!) 16 months and not yet walking though he stands and will cruise and does this amazing scooting thing that just blew my mind. Whatever works right??? (the las t picture of Noah and I together was taken by Kris who has become quite the little photographer!

I had sooo much fun with the kiddos (and my mom and aunt too!) I can't wait to see them again!

Happy Easter!