Hello friends! We are heading full tilt boogie into the weekend and enjoying the last few days of the kids Christmas break. They go back to school on Tuesday! Pardon me while I cheer and shout from the rooftops with glee :) Actually I have mixed feelings about it, I will be glad to get my house back and in some sort of controlled mess rather than the complete disaster it's in currently in. But I will miss sleeping in.....well, sorta. I will at least miss doing things without a schedule. But .....
THE KIDS WILL BE GONE!!! MORE CRAFTY TIME!!
Needless to say I am kinda excited:)
I had my check up today and came home with blood pressure meds and orders to not get stressed out! Yeah right!!! My blood pressure was pretty high, as I expected it to be. I have to go back in 3 weeks to give it time to work and time for the anti depressants to kick in. Hopefully with the lifestyle changes I am putting into place it will get back to where it should be. He also gave me a anti anxiety drug after hearing about my troubles with Brandon. He told me his main concern is I will get extremely upset during one of our altercations and my blood pressure will shoot into the stroke zone, So I shouldn't hesitate to take it if I need it. I also have a couple of numbers for Child Psych's and hopefully (crossing my fingers) we can find one that will take his cutting issues seriously.
Anyway.......on a lighter note I stopped off at Hobby Lobby on my way home and somehow managed to only spend $4 and change......I bought some white cardstock and a few sheets of bright colored Christmas paper to match some stickers I have. Remarkable restraint right?? While in line a lady in the line next to me spoke and mentioned it looked like I scrapbooked....I turned and noticed she has a cart full of yarn and we started talking about scrapping and knitting. I told her I have no patience and she assured me it's easy to learn. She doesn't know that the last time I attempted it I was tied up in knots along with the yarn....lol. We had a lovely conversation and exchanged emails and phone numbers,she's going to teach me to knit and I'm going to help her get started scrapping!! I was so stoked when I got home and my kids are teasing me about having a "girlfriend". They find it very odd I will talk to anyone, anywhere and said "Mom, only you could go to Hobby Lobby and come back with a strange woman's number"! They make it sound so creepy......lol. I don't expect them to understand.....it's just that crafters are the bestest people!!! I could certainly use some girl company (6 guys in this house.....testosterone overload!!) I will keep you posted on my new "relationship" (wink, wink) And maybe I will have a BEAUTIFUL scarf or blanket to show off soon!!!!
Ok.......nuff babbling. Did I mention I scrapped last night? With real life paper????? UH HUH!!! I did!!! Sooooo proud of myself!!! Don't expect a lot.....seriously, my first paper page in 6 months.. It's more of a mental victory :) But it was a ton of fun to put together and in the end, thats what matters!!
I grabbed this awesome little sketch from Let's Get Sketchy (I swear I'm not on their payroll, I just love their challenges!) It had banners so I HAD to use it!!!
I enjoyed using up some scrappy bits and creating the banner! All of the paper is from Crate Paper's Peppermint, and I have embellies here from Imaginsce, Reminisce,and MME. The velvet ribbon and banner twine is from Crate Paper and the "santa" part of the title, of course, are Thickers!!! You can't see it but they are actually red foil. (I need to get better at using my cell camera) I threw on a little paint, and got a bit carried away, I think it would have been just fine without it but whats done is done. My intentions was just the corner and a bit at the top..Then Jesse wanted to help....how can I say no????? At least he can say he helped me and I know he loved making a mess.....lol.
I'm also linking up to challenges at
Shopping Our Stash Use the last of something......The gingerbread men from Reminisce, the ribbon from Crate Paper and the bits from Imaginsce. ALL GONE!!!!
Clear It Out Challenge warm fuzzies, use something textured. Velvet Ribbon, canvas gingerbread couple, canvas "cookie" and canvas snowflake embellies.
As always, it puts such a smile on my face when you take the time to visit my blog and say hello! This weekend I'm hoping to finish up the mini album and share it with y'all! I may get froggy and do another page :)
Take care and have a great weekend!!