Thursday, March 31, 2011

More France Layouts

Haven't posted in a couple of days, as I have been busy working my 12 hour shifts. And Tuesday turned into more than 12 hours, as we admitted 3 babies after 3pm in the afternoon, making it a little out of control. Getting the work done is one thing, but finishing up the computer charting is another.
I am certainly feeling under the weather today. Last evening I just couldn't get warm and then at 1am woke up sweating hot with a headache. Slept in until after 9am, which is so not me. I have a fever today and just general malaise. Hope it goes away sooner than later.
Anyway, I finished up a couple more layouts for Caitlin's France album. Pretty simple as there are a lot of photos to get on the pages.

Monday, March 28, 2011

I Heart Faces Challenge

This weeks topic is - "A slice of Life. Check out other amazing entries here
My grandkids are a big part of my life these days.
And they are always here on Thursday evening.
And getting in Nana's big tub is a big deal--with lots of bubbles.
But don't put the jets on.
So, just a slice of my Thursday evenings.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cait's France Album

Hybrid pages below:

Yes, Cait, I actually got the photos out and did a 2 page layout with a hybrid one inbetween.
Yesterday I also majorly cleaned up my scrap space. I came in the room looking for the cord for my DVD player. I wanted to watch a movie, while I ironed shirts for Curtis. And I couldn't find it, so one thing led to another and it turned into a big reorganize job. But, I did find the cord and the headphones. So, I started with a clean space and I got my ironing done too. And I got to watch Burlesque while I ironed away.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Picture of the Week #12

My picture of this week is of Nicholas. He is watching his sister rebuild the wooden snowman. He knows that all the pieces need to go on, but doesn't quite get it yet. This boy tries ones patience. He pushes your buttons. But you got to love those big greenish eyes and that little towhead. Got knew to give me girls though. They were here last evening and I was talking to Curtis on the phone. He briefly talked to Nic and then in a blink of an eye he disappeared to the kitchen and took 3 chunks out of our new Wii golf club. He knew nana wasn't happy. This is what happens when he thinks he doesn't need to nap anymore at 2-1/2.
After they go, the house is quiet, as I am here alone. But he leaves his mark---Curtis' train alarm starts going off--wake up, wake up with bells ringing. I am so glad it wasn't the middle of the night. He is all BOY and I love him to bits.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring Has Sprung??????

For Penny Black challenge here

According to the calendar it has!!! But here in Montana it is a different story. We are still have snow and cold weather mixed in with a tease of spring now and then.
Have been working on some Easter cards, because it will be here sooner than later.
On some days off- enjoyed dinner with friends yesterday. Pulled my stove/oven out yesterday--boy it was gross back there! I guess the spring cleaning bug has hit a little. Purged some scrapping supplies and plan to drive to Helena today to put them in their garage sale this weekend. That's what's up with me these days.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Keep those Creative Juices Flowing!

Supplies used:
Paper- MME-So Sophie
We R Memory Keepers-Old Glory
Phrases-Scenic Route, K&Co
Flag-We R Memory Keeprs
Heart chipboard-Fancy Pants
Bling-Webster's pages

Did a little creating over the weekend, besides running after snow geese.
I am canceled from work this morning--still very slow at work.
Under a winter storm watch with snow and blowing snow predicted for today.

Monday, March 21, 2011

In Search of the Elusive Snow Goose

Earlier in the weekend, Curtis and I had tried to make a run to FreezeOut Lake in search of the snow geese. This is about 45 min. northwest of where we live -towards the Rocky Mountain front. The snow geese stop there during migration to and from the Artic Tundra. I read in the paper the other day the numbers were increasing. They are a long lean flying machine. They are looking for open water and the grain fields. What a site to see hundreds of these birds in the fields eating. I tried to take some photos with my new camera. I am used to a longer telephoto on my P&S. Curtis got some decent shots with his bigger lens. Have included a photo from the internet to show what these birds look like closer up.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sketchy Thursday Challenge 3/17

This is my take on the sketch.
Bazzill cardstock-inked and distressed
Other papers from scrap pile
Paperdoll Quickutz font for title
Hero Art Stamps- Fabulous Flourish S5449 & Ledger Cling CG138

For this layout there is almost no patterned paper, which is not normal for me.
Also used 2 different stamps on this layout, which I don't do much either.
But both were fun.

An Evening with The Pioneer Woman-Picture of the Week #11

This is my photo of the week. It represents the bond between my oldest daughter and me. We both share the love for cooking. I always let Kirsten and Caitlin help in the kitchen from a young age and now that is continuing with Harlee and Nic. I am thrilled she is turning into a fantastic cook. Picture taken with my camera, but not by me. Imagine that!

Ree Drummond. Her site is here. It is her blog, cooking site with yummy recipes, gorgeous photos and more. There is a movie coming out from her book Black Heels to Tractor Wheels. This is here love story with Marlboro Man. And she has a children's book coming up in April about Charlie her ranch dog.It was an entertaining talk and wonderful photos and more. She had a book signing after and I now have my cookbook signed. I think Kirsten enjoyed it as much as I did. Great evening out with great company. Thanks everyone.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Season of Lent

Not only is it the season of Lent, at the Barrow household it is the Season of Hot Cross Buns. I so craved one of these last weekend when I was sick. So, yesterday I went to town and baked a batch. Pretty yummy. And I am sure there will be lots more between now and Easter.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Top 'O the Morning to ya!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone! No wonderful layouts or photos to post today, just this wonderful Irish lass. Lots of Irish blood in me. Can you imagine that with me having red hair back in the day? I hope you're wearing the green today and talking some Blarney. Hope to make a trip to Ireland with my sister later this spring.
No big plans for today. Kirsten and the kids will be over later, as it is derby night.
And congratulations to Tim for receiving a $1000 Governor scholarship at school. You deserve it.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Page Maps--Websters pages challenge

Paper- Scrapwithin Reach-Industrial Park collection
Stash buttons
Fancy Pants Design chipboard
Baker's twine
Title cut with Sunshine Quickutz Font

This is the latest layout challenge I have tackled.
Fun and interesting!

Monday, March 14, 2011

I Heart Faces Challenge

This weeks challenge is "Sun Flare".
Check out the other photos at I Heart Faces
And the photo was taken last fall when I took Harlee to the park to play.

Monday, Monday

Papers- We R Memory Keepers, Prima, K&Co
Pressed Petals chipboard letters,
MME Brad

I did this layout for a challenge last week, but never quite finished it in time.
Start of another week. I am now officially off until next Monday. Hope to have enough ambition to wipe down my kitchen cupboards inside and out.
Feeling better from the flu on Sat., but my stomach is still being touchy about what I put in it. Usually I drink a lot of tea, but right now it is craving soda pop--which is so totally not me. But there must be something good for it right now.
It is being a windy,cloudy day but well into the 40's right now and the snow is all melted.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Picture of the Week-#10

I didn't get my photo up from last week, but I did take one and just didn't get it posted. Have been down the last 24 hours with the stomach flu. Came home from work at 11am yesterday. Can't remember the last time I actually came home from work being sick. But it has been a doozy. Hopefully I am back on my feet and can move forward.

But isn't this teapot the cat's meow. Part of my birthday present from my good friend, Robyn, It is so me-the tea granny that I am. I love that she filled it with green ribbon--my favourite colour. Thanks so much.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Quick Layout

Papers and embellishments are from SEI
Border strip is Scenic Route
Basic Grey letter stickers.

Pictures from Nic on Christmas eve.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

MME challenge #21

Product used
Paper- So Sophie- Pretty Girl-Heavenly Houndstooth
Breaking Freee-SunKissed-Sweet- Cherry Dots
Abbey Road- Round and Round- Let's Go Racing Stripes
Title and Balloon cut with - A child's Year Cricut cartridge
Nubu ketters- Adornit -Flirtacious
Stash buttons
#2-grungeboard inked

Here is the latest challenge for MME
And here is the layout I did for the challenge
The theme was celebrate today, using 80% MME product.
It is of Nic and his second birthday last summer

Sketchy Thursday--3/3 sketch challenge

Papers used Bazzill cardstock
Crate Paper-Brunch Collection-sky
The Girl's Paperie-Paper Girl
Bo Bunny- Winter Joy Bundled
Title cut with Dragonfly Quickutz font
Crafters Workshop template-sandbox letter
Bling from the paper company studio- Island Lagoon

Today I lay catch up after working the last 2 days. Busy days and I am pooped today.
Did a layout over the weekend for a site I just found Sketchy Thursday
It is a layout of Nic and Harlee in the pool last summer

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Celebrations

a little Wii before dinner

flowers from kirsten's family

Today is my birthday. I was off work, so that was great. Quiet day at home, thankfully, as I have suffered the past 2 days with a pounding headache. But Kirsten and Harlee and Nic came over for dinner. Harlee came running in with a bouquet of flowers and Happy Birthday wishes. Curtis put a pot roast in the crock pot that was amazing. The kids ate up at dinner, without much fuss. So, all in all a pretty good day. Back to the grind tomorrow.