31 July 2011

It feels good to know...

...that there are people who understand and support what you're going through.  In addition to the great comments from you, I had the Man's support.  I was typing the last post when he walked in the back to check on the littlest.  I finished the post...burst into tears and the Man walked back into the room simultaneously.  I fully expected to hear, "What the hell????"  but he walked over, hugged me and asked, "Are you thinking about your Dad?"  Now THAT'S love!!!

I decided to keep myself EXTRA busy this past week to push away the blues.  In addition to projects the hubbs and I are completing around the house, I found a FEW minutes to get kreative!  Sassafras' design team sponsored a few "we're at CHA but don't forget about us" challenges and I did pages for a few (of COURSE I forgot to post these in time to be in the running for any PRIZES but it's all about the PROCESS...right???):

For Megan's challenge to focus on the journaling I kreated this page
of myself and my aunt last summer.  I LOVE when I'm able to get an older picture put away in the books!  I'm not sure if this counts as focusing on the journaling since I still added circles and STUFF around the page!!!

Kimberly's challenge was to scrap your summer traditions which was EASY AS PIE!!!   

We don't visit the same vacation spots every summer; we don't always complete the same activities.  But two things are GA-RON-TEED to happen EVERY summer: the Man steps up his barbecue'in and as SOON as they're in season we partake of the crawfish!  We love to eat...don't judge!  BONUS: I got to utilize one of the handmade embellishments from the July Kreatorville kit...SCORE!!!!

Michelle challenged us with a color palette which inspired me to scrap these older pix of Kea:
I found an entire pack of these 35mm pix while transforming my studio into Kea's bedroom a few weeks back.  I'm glad because a lot of Noonie's baby pictures were lost on an old computer.  I LOVED-ED that bouncer when he was a wee tot because it knocked him out ALL.THE.TIME. 

I also scrapped some of those same 35mm pictures using the last palette from Color Combos Galore.  I started off making the base of the page first...I didn't know what pictures I would use.  But when I looked at those sweet cheeks and little teeth peeking out...I couldn't resist scrapping my baby boy.  Hence the girly colors!

I'm not too pleased with myself right now.  There's actually a front facing shot that I left room for where you can SEE those little teeth...you know...so you get the full effect of all his cuteness!  But, I've misplaced it!  Guess I'll repost this once I add it to the page!

My twin is giving birth to a little girl right now so I used those same colors for a congrats card

I'm practicing my card-making skills.  I have a sister who'll be married in October, another whose having a baby in February and 90% of my friends will turn 40 this year...lots and LOTS of cards in my future!!!

I have a cool post up at Kreatorville  on a stash-busting technique I use a lot on my kreations.  In other scrappy news, my webinar has finally been posted on Masterful Scrapbook Design...you should really consider signing up to hear all my wit, charm and sage advice!  (I'm a comedian...what can I say???)  

I've saved my best scrappy news for last:  Debbi just announced that I'm the August Guest Designer over at Color Combos Galore...say whaaaat????  I'm soo excited...I've already finished two of the pages!  Here's a sneaky peaky for you:
I'm hot as a cat on a tin roof right now!!!  Keep it coming, Lord...keep it coming!!!


Natalie Elphinstone said...

WOWsers!!! Inspiration overload!
Love it when you post a whole bunch of pages at once. Your creativity is really stepping up a notch hey?! Love all your Sass pages and how you were brave enough to scrap a boy page in pink! Congratulations on your Guest DT gig..... awesome news!!

Karenliz said...

Congrats on your guest DT news! Thats wonderful. These pages are gorgous! I love all the color. I'm not much of a scrapbooker but I love your style. Truly inspirational!

tsrel said...

Congrats. I am so happy for you. I have been a very lousy host but I am back on track. Keep up the good work and thanks for being a designer on PS.

tsrel said...

Oops, forgot to ask you how do you create all your beautiful journaling? Is it hand written?

Kiwi The Kreator said...

Natty, I'm REALLY feeling it right now!!! Karen, I tried finding a blog for you so I can join/comment...do you have one? Tsrel, thanx for letting me kreate with you all!!! And yes, that's my handwriting!!!

Papercrafting Princess said...

Miracles and Blessing Keandra....It's your time! Congratulations on all of you Kreativity. You inspire me!!

WillieburgScrapper said...

LOVE the circle journaling on the first one and I actually really love the negative space created by the missing shot on that third LO- great pages as always. Really need to check out that webinar. Hugs your way- and to that wonderful hubby of yours- he sounds like truly rarely great peeps.

MaryC said...

You are rocking the house, girl! I love every page! I am sorry you had a hard week. I get it. I'll keep you in my prayers.
Had a houseful of company here so I am trying to catch up on blogs.

chalesek said...

Awesome work love!! I am so glad you have John to help you through this time. I sooo LOVE that icecream page! Love the baby pic's of Kea!!Congrat's on you Guest DT gig momma!!

Charity said...

Where have I been while your posting????? All these lovely pages you've created with the Sass products are fabulous!!

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