I had a good time in Vegas, meeting all of the Scrap Orchard ladies. I got to meet Liz (of Scrapping with Liz - one of my CTs), and that was really the best part. I am a horrible traveler - it just isn't my thing. So I had issues on that side of things, but I'm so glad I went. There is even talk of another convention next year! I would love to go again, but location will probably be the deal breaker for me. I would love to take some family with me next time, plus I'm not a good traveler, so if it is too far away, I just won't be able to go. But here's hoping! (I'm hoping it might be in California, but if I could take my mom or sister I would go to Vegas again.)
I enjoyed my time at the digichick. The people in the staff forums there were so welcoming, and it had a really family-type atmosphere. Everyone was really nice. It was my first experience with a store team. I've always envied people who were on store teams their access to so many designers' products with relatively low requirements. Right now I am on two teams, and I've decided that that is enough for me. I actually don't have any kind of monthly quota with my teams. At the digichick, I really wanted to make the most of my time there, and made layouts every week. But I felt pressure (totally self-inflicted!!!) to make layouts fast, and I felt rushed.
So after getting back from Vegas, and getting settled down, and getting the whole preschool thing figured out (yes, I got a spot for Miller in a great preschool for fall, and even a summer camp too!), and finally finishing our taxes, I've gotten back into scrapping. And I mean really into it.; I think I have made a page a day for about the last week! That's a lot for me. I don't want to stop, but I just know this kind of productivity and creativity cannot last much longer for me (based on past experience). Here's what I've got:
This was just a picture from playing at the park, Miller with his best friend.
|Template - fei-fei-s stuff Oulined No. 4; Lemonade Stand by Paislee Press and|
Taylormade Designs; Papers by Three Paper Peonies and Biographitti
Alpha from Everyday Life by Gina Marie Huff; Frame by Bren Boone
The potty training is coming along, so we only use one diaper a day or less. I will miss the boxes that the diapers and wipes come in - we've had fun making the boxes into things like cars, planes and robot outfits.
|Photo Clip Masks by Scrapping with Liz; Play by DeCrow and Sahlin|
I had actually started this layout a while ago and then put it on hold. It went through several re-dos, but I finally finished it. The scientist recently commented that in all of the old Spider-Man shows, the villains always seemed to be scientists or academic-type people, and what type of message is that giving? I worked that idea into the journaling.
|Scrap Orchard Advent Template by Zinnias & Swallowtails|
Various Kits by Gina Marie Huff
Miller's hair has gotten long. He doesn't want it cut, but it drives me crazy. That's what this layout is about. I want to do a follow-up layout, though. While I was in Vegas, the scientist got Miller to get a haircut, and it's a funny story, so hopefully I'll get to that one soon.
|Freeway Map 16 by Roadside Designs; Painted Layers by Scrapping with Liz;|
Everyday Life #2 by Gina Marie Huff and Cinzia Designs.
I was sitting on the couch with Miller (the photo was actually from a different time, but it fit the story well), and he literally said the words that are there on top of the photo. A direct quote. I think it is to our credit that the wost word I've ever heard him repeat is "dammit." This is my favorite layout for the time being.
|Everyday Life Kit by Gina Marie Huff; The Space Between 14 template|
by EH Studios; photo action by My Four Hens
Miller is a cat person, thanks to our cat Bob. It's so sweet when he goes up and gives Bob some love. People always think Bob is a funny name for a cat. Maybe I should do a layout with the story of how he got his name.
|Everyday Life #2 Kit by Gina Marie Huff and Cinzia Designs; Bow from |
Everyday Life by Gina Marie Huff; Frames from Advent Freebie by
Three Paper Peonies; The Space Between 14 template by EH Studios
Photo action by My Four Hens
And three more Project: Love, Me pages, in the iLive theme.
|Fancy Circles by Scrapping with Liz; Everyday Life by Gina Marie Huff|
|Template 17 by Roadside Designs, Everyday Life by Gina Marie Huff|
|Delight by DeCrow Designs, Swirl from Moments by Cinzia Designs|