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Saturday, August 30, 2008

A couple of layouts to share

I *finally* got in a little creative time last night, and was so excited to pull my SD4u September kits back out last night! I sat down at my table and immediately became totally consumed and before I knew it, it was 2:00 am and I'd completed a layout. I love when a project just falls together like that! This layout features all my favorite guys: The hubby, my adorable little nephew, my big brother, and of course, pops:


The star in the bottom left corner is actually made from clear acrylic...I simply glued a piece of patterned paper onto the back using zip dry and stuck a button in the middle and now it has some great dimension!

And as if that wasn't wonderful enough, I woke up this morning and realized there was nowhere I had to be for a change. I headed straigh back to the table, and had another layout finished before noon...bam! (it's for the September newsletter that's not even out yet, so shhhh! This is totally on the sly!)


My Photosmart is almost out of ink, so the color is a little jacked up in the photos...but you get the idea. I stuck them down with removable tape, so as long as I get over and get a new ink cartridge sometime today, I should be able to swap them out without much trouble.

In other real life news, I've been so completely, insanely, barely-have-time-to-sneeze busy. I gotta tell ya, now that I'm not working anymore, I sure am working a lot! Creative Imaginations has got me coming in to help them get ready for Scrapfest, so I've been packing kits and running errands. The week leading up to a big event like this just always gets a little nuts...so many last minute things to remember! In between that and babysitting a bit for my brother, I am helping Melissa unpack and shelve the gazillion boxes she's been getting in at the Scrapbook Garden from CHA! In a nutshell, I'll just say that *somebody* went a little nuts witht the Ranger and American Crafts...*cough-coughmelissacough-cough*

And when I do finally get home at the end of the day, I have been desperately trying to find time to design a new class for September, but so far I've just been too pooped! And the coming weeks aren't looking any less hectic....lots on the agenda work wise. Maybe if I drink enough coffee, I'll grow another pair of arms. Stranger things have happened, right?

2 comments:

Joni (kix)

This is my first time to your blog, and I love all the layouts! You make them look so effortless, and gorgeous! I definitely going to add you to my bookmarks... I have a feeling you are going to be my favorite person to scraplift, hehehe!

Mara...

Great layouts Nicole!!! Sounds like life is keeping you busy!