Thursday, April 14, 2011

Life is somewhat normal again ;-)

I hope you didn't give up on me.  I've been very pre-occupied with Chris in Bootcamp. He is now at his A-school in Virginia, learning to cook and having a great time.

In the mean time, Nathan graduated from High School early and is going to RCC; just like that!! In the fall he wants to go to Oregon Institute of Technology!! That would mean an EMPTY NEST!!!! (What's that I'm hearing in my head? Is that crying and weeping and wait it's worse!!! QUIET!! Oh NO!!)

I guess I'll have to keep myself busy with scrapbooking and cardmaking. Wait, I like that don't I? I might have more time for what I like, WOW, this might not be so bad.  Don't get me wrong I love my kids to the moon and back, but this might turn out OK.
So with all with all this time on my hands (sounds like a song, no, no that was too much time... and we know we don't have that!!) I'm going to need to stay organized. To that end.,.. I made this cute little composition book for keeping notes and lists.  It's fun to look at which it makes it easier to write in and dare I say stay or get organized?
Since my lists were empty (ha, who am I kidding?) I enrolled in the new Club Got Sketch, an on-line class by Valerie Salmon. I post pics of the layouts that I do using inspiration from her great sketches. This is a rafting trip we took as a family (cousins from Minnesota, Texas and Cali) down the Rogue River from Chinook Park to Schroeder Park. We had a fabulous time and this is just page one of a two page spread.
Finally, I wanted to share a cute little card I made after getting some inspiration from Archiver's in Chicago. What a fun store that was. I can't wait to go back, I really think if we did a road trip to shop there for the day, it would be worth it!! This is a Hero Art stamp that has the flowers as the part not covered with ink, the white area is heat embossed and the flowers and birds are then painted with water color!  I also did one in oranges and green; very cute.

I hope you are enjoying what you do, getting a chance to do a lot of it and remembering that there are blessings all around us. You are a blessing to me. Thanks for looking.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Lorelei! Wonderful projects! I especially love that rafting layout, the color choices and embellishments as so well done. And I'm sending you a big hug as you face the "empty nest" -- I know I will be a weepy mess when that time comes for me! Although right now as a homeschooling mom, the idea of time to scrapbook and paper craft does sound pretty great! :)