Sunday, May 11, 2008

A Mural, a Preview and a Freebie!!!

Happy Mother's Day from sunny AZ! I am actually sitting at my parent's house across the street from mine by the pool. My parents are winter visitors which makes this an excellent home to escape to in the summer. I told my husband for mother's day I wanted to sit by the pool all day and not worry about kids. So far so good.

Also for Mother's Day I got a brand new camera. I got a Sony Cybershot 8.1 megapixel 10x zoom camera.

It is awesome, it's like a normal film camera, you push the button, it takes the picture, no delay!!! And, I love zoom! I love being able to take candid photos from across the room. So, of course the new camera and my day by the pool is all I would possibly need for Mother's Day, but then I went to Costco yesterday to pick up a cake for my sister-in-law's baby shower and saw the coolest thing ever....

It is a digital frame in the bottom left corner and then the other frames are for still pictures. It even plays music. Had to have it. So I was very spoiled this year.

I have been trying to update my blog all week and everyday something has happened. Monday I was so excited to blog about Cinco de Mayo which is kind of a fun holiday here in Arizona and I love Mexican Food so I have been excited for weeks to eat at Arriba's which is actually owned by my father-in-law's boss. He's the guy that goes around to all 4 (almost 5) Arriba's and makes sure everyone is doing there job. My husband also has their accounts with his sales job, still no one brings me home chips and salsa everyday!!! We take the kids there every year, they have mariachi bands and pinata's and of course, Mexican Food. My husband got the flu Monday morning, followed by Hayden and then that night, when I should be at Arriba's and my husband is in bed because he is sick, Hensley got it. Luckily the baby and I never did get it but still, no Arriba's. Monday night, while Hensley was sick, my laptop died, like just died... so my nephew who luckily is very good with computer's had to crash it and start over from scratch. I have been very good to keep all my picture and Digital Scrapbook stash backed up and on a separate hard drive, but I never backed up my music and never even thought about all my fonts. But, it is almost like I have a new computer. I just can't ever update my ipod again or it will wipe out all my songs.

Also this week, the same person that painted Landon's mural last year...

Julie Hughes-Konishi from Phoenix Valley Murals graciously offered to paint a princess mural in Hensley's room, we have been trading ever since last year for the one in Landon's room. So she started the mural this week. I wish I had the picture of what it looked like when it was just a sketch but my computer died and I hadn't moved those picture's over yet...

She is doing all 8 princesses on her wall. She is amazing, there is so much detail in her work. So she just needs to finish the last 3 princesses and it will be done. It is so fun to watch it all come together princess after princess. I will post the rest of the pictures when she is done! So, so fun!!!

Well, as promised I have a preview for you...

Great new kits out! Available at ScrapMatters.

Brittney's new kit is called 'High School Never Ends' and the fun thing is that she graduated from the same High School as me(years later) and her kit favors the school colors. It is actually a collaberation kit with GG Designs. They both have freebies on their blogs to go with the kit. Brittney's has a 'High School Musical' feel to it and Leslie is designed for the grads of '08.

Brittney's blog
Leslie's blog

This layout was for Tuesday's Template Challenge hosted by Kristie from Suzie Belle Designs. Walk Down Memory lane challenge. Mine is a photo of me when I was almost 1. I used Andrea's new 'Sun Kissed Porch' kit. I muted the colors so that it would coordinate with my dress. Her kit is very vibrant and colorful. It really reminds me of summers at my Nana's house in Utah.

This layout is for the Saturday Special Challenge that started yesterday. Tell a funny story. You probably think this is yet another layout of Landon, but it is actually my 6 year old Hayden when he was about 8 months old. I used Brittney's 'Dreams do come true' kit with the 'Mouse Encounter' mini freebie.

One more thing, the Quick Page Exchange this month is with HappyScrapGirl's 'Inspire Me' kit...

Maybe I will get it done before the last day of the month. I'm hoping that this week I will have a little more time to scrapbook! There is so much to do and so little time.

Now, for those of you that made to the end of this very long blog. Here is your freebie! I am giving you my template that I made for NSD weekend as a participation gift...

Download here

So there you go, enjoy. I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day!!!


Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

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