Monday, October 17, 2011

Chicas Getting Crafty -Cheers

Hola, chicas! How are you this fine day? In honor of Dessert Month we were asked to create a layout around our favorite treat, for Chicas Getting Crafty. Well, I am pushing my limits here, as the photos in this layout were taken at an ice cream shop in Avalon, NJ. Ice cream being my all time favorite sweet treat! Now, I know you don't see ice cream anywhere in the photos, but please take my word for is definately an ice cream shop.

These men are my father, my husband, & my sisters fiance. The keyboard player is a comedian/singer & is really good friends with my father. They grew up together. Well, whenever my dad goes to see him play a gig, he pulls my dad up on stage to sing a song. This time, Tommy (the keyboard player) told my dad to pick any 2 guys from the audience to come up with him. Of course he pulled Tony & Noah up with him. Noah (my future brother-in-law) was refusing to go up, but eventually he did & they sang the Three Stooges song. It was hysterical! And on top of it, my girls thought that Paw-paw, Daddy, & Uncle Noah were rock stars!!! Honestly, it is at an ice-cream shop!

Thanks for looking!
Have a fabulous day!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Chicas Getting Crafty Halloween Colors

Hi friends! Today I bring to you a layout with orange, black & purple for Chicas Getting Crafty. This layout was part of Scraptacular's page design class, but I tweaked it & made it my own.

This picture is of my daughter Emma (the short one) at her birthday party with her 2 best friends in the world. They have known each other since they were 4 months old & have been the best of friends since. Jack is a neighbor & we joke that they are going to be married some day. But when these 3 get together, they have the greatest time & play so nicely together!

Thanks for looking today.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Chicas Getting Crafty Digi-Stamp

Good day, everyone! I have to be honest with you. I am very stamp-challenged! And this month, when I was told we need to work with a "digi-stamp" at Chicas Getting Crafty....whoa! That is way out of my comfort zone. But, I thought to myself, "This can't be so hard, right?." So, I printed out my stamp, & sat down with my girls, who were coloring, & created this card for my "lil monsters" this Halloween. My biggest issue is that I don't have the mediums to fill in the stamp. I used colored pencils & chalk pencils to come up with this card:

I hope you enjoyed my creation.
Thanks for looking & have a fabulous day!

P.S. Update on the move: We are stuck in the fact that the bank doesn't want us to carry duel mortgages, even though there will be a guaranteed buy out from the relo company. The relocation company has stepped in with the bank to try to get that waived, & we have reapplied for a new mortgage through a different lender. If things don't work out, we may be moving on the 22nd of this month. If they work out the way we want (& the relocation company wants) we will close on the new house on the 22nd, then stay here til the holidays. Stand by for the outcome......

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Tiny Update

Hi everyone. Everything on the house is status quo. We are waiting to hear when exactly our move date will be. We may be outta here as early as October 22nd, but we aren't sure yet. We are running into a snafu w/ the bank as far as closing on our house before closing on the new house, so we are awaiting answers from the relocation company. In the relocation policy it does state that we can carry duel mortgages for up to 90 days & the relo company would pay the lesser of the two, but the mortgage company didn't seem to get that memo. We are anxiously awaiting & I will certainly keep you posted.

You will continue to see crafty posts popping up on my blog, but they were created back in July/August. I can assure you that all of my craft supplies are in bins, in storage, in my basement. Very very sad. My craft table is folded & put away. Even all of the girls craft supplies are tucked away. They are now limited to coloring books & crayons. They are chomping at the bit as much as I am. However, my mojo isn't flowing these days anyway....but when I am in my new house, in my new craft room, I am sure it won't take long before I am cutting, & tape running, & embellishing like I was before. I have many months of catching up to do!!

I hope you are doing well. Enjoy the weekend & I will keep you updated on the move when I hear more info.

Thanks for your support!