Tuesday, July 24, 2007











I've caught the bug...not that I didn't already have it, but it's worse this time - LOL! It's the "Scrapping" bug. Yes, I too have succumbed to scrapping instead of getting my duties done. Duties...do children/dh REALLY need to eat? Do they REALLY need clean clothes and a towel after their shower? I do believe we, as Americans, have life entirely too easy and should have to go without once in a while to truly appreciate what we DO have...especially when Momma wants to scrap! I mean come on! Is that too much to ask? Clearly...it is! I can't really complain. I've scrapped about 13 pages in the last 24 days, whilst tending to other things/duties. "Super Star" and "ahh...snake!" are based a sketch by "Jill" at Memories 2 You. The other two are based on sketches from the July Pagemaps. The photos in the "Beauty" layout were taken by my wonderful friend, Angelina Schwarz. I've scrapped them before, but I just love them so much I keep whipping them out.








We're currently trying to get ready for the kids' annual birthday party this Saturday. And, of course, I have a TON of stuff to do. Wouldn't you know it? The kids are completely underfoot. I mean every stinkin' time I literally TURN AROUND I'm accidentally knocking one of them in the head or stepping on their feet. All day long! Not only that, but they're at each other's throats! Even the two little ones, who are normally very nice to each other. They're on an aggravating rampage! Mom, WHERE ARE YOU!!!!????!!! That's a little tidbit for my dearly beloved mother, who forced me to take my children back - LOL! I'm just kidding of course. They're deeply loved my their father and me. It would just be nice to kick them to my Mom's while I'm getting ready for this party. I do not have that luxury.
I don't know about anyone else, but I am a giant Harry Potter fan! Yes, I was there at 12:01 a.m. for the release of the latest/last HP book. Yes, I saw the madness and the anticipation on all of these people's faces. I felt so bad for the people who waited to long to actually come on down to good, old Wal-Mart to get in line. They had to wait longer and may have not even gotten a book. I didnt' stick around to find out. I went home and stayed up until 2:30 a.m. reading...until my eyelids couldn't take it anymore. It is a fantastic read. Loved it! Can't wait for the next HP movie already - 11-21-08.
That's all that's going on around here. Nothing really exciting, but then again, life is good...it doesn't NEED to be exciting!
See ya!
Shawn

6 comments:

Angelina said...

AWESOME layouts, Shawn! I need to come over to scrap (and take some more pics!)

Yeah, there were still plenty of HP's left, lol. Kurt picked ours up at 7am. No line at all! :)

Brook said...

Those LO are mega cute!

lam said...

amazing beautiful pages you made. Keep up the good work

Treighsie said...

Your layouts are awesome!!

And I was there to get the HP book too...but I'm reading #3 right now.

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

OMG!!! can you say stroke??? I would have died if one of my children would have been holding a snake...LOL...awesome layout though.
I love your blog header....I so want to learn to do something like that...

Suzanne said...

loving your pages there! And wow at your scrapping rate ... you are certainly a woman possessed :D