Monday, March 22, 2010

Hey Guys! Whatcha Been Up To?!

Well, even though I have been terrible at writing on the blog to let you know what we have been up to the past few months, I have at least managed to snap a few pics here and there (either with the camera or my cell phone). I figured rather than bore you with my ramblings, I would just post the photos here for your perusal...Enjoy!!

Snow Day at Mt. Baldy - Jan 2010

Fun at San Diego Zoo with Keegan and Camden - Jan 2010

Finding "Pokey Things" on the way to Greenbelt Park - Jan 2010

Ballerina costumes at Granma and Granpa Leach's - Jan 2010

Going for a Valentine's Day walk along the beach - Feb 2010

Spending a lazy Saturday morning together - Feb 2010

Ummm...the girls decided to break all the fashion rules and wear their skirts as tops and their tops as bottoms...they thought they were HIL.AR.I.OUS! - March 2010

Going for walks to the park...finding cool-looking flowers and enjoying the view from the bluff

Going to the temple for FHE - March 2010

Family date night at Balboa (it's hard trying to snap a photo when you're gripping the safety bars for dear life...did I mention I am TERRIFIED of ferris wheels? The girls, of course, showed absolutely NO fear) - March 2010

Sunbathing in the front yard - March 2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Scrap Haps

I know I haven't updated this thing in (what feels like) ages, and for that I am sorry. Lately, life has been full of moving, unpacking, reorganizing, readjusting, schooling, settling, goodwill and craigslist hunting...and of course, a little bit of scrapbooking. I plan to update you on the (not-too-exciting) adventures of our move in a later post, but for right now I need to make some **important** announcements for the digiscrap world (that's my disclaimer to skip this post for those of you not interested in my scrapbooking hobby).

First, Funky Playground Designs closed on March 1st, but will re-open under new management as of April 1, 2010. This means they are looking for a fantastic and fabulous NEW design crew:

With the temporary closing of Funky Playground Designs, my CT commitments have changed a little. Sadly, Leah is no longer designing (bummer...but I totally understand and respect her decision to take a break) and I made the difficult decision to step down from Miss Tiina's creative team. I am planning to stay on the FPD CT through the new transition, but I am also trying to expand my horizons in the digiworld. So, I applied for a position on the ScrapMatters Site CT and amazingly, I got it!!

I have been guest creating for the Design Girl, an amazingly talented designer who sells at ScrapMatters. AND, I was also asked to join Sarah Bennett's creative team, a fabulous designer who I met at FPD but now sells exclusively at ScrapMatters.

I am still creating for Rachael, who actually has a new kit that will be released on's a sneak peek of the fabulousness to come:

Final announcement/change is that I'm participating on the CT for HodgePodgeArt, a very cool blog site that aims to provide creative scrapbooking inspiration. Each week, there is a new scrapbooking challenge and chance to win fabulous prizes and gift cards from some of the most talented designers in the digital scrapbooking community! The challenge theme for the new year is to create an All About Me book using the ABC's and various journal prompts as inspiration....which means, you'll be seeing a few more pages of me than you have in the past.

While I don't expect you to remember all of this...goodness knows I have a hard enough time keeping it straight most of the time, I guess I just wanted to share how excited I am for the recent changes in my scrapbooking life. I honestly LOVE scrapbooking. It's a type of therapy for me - scrapping about the little, everyday things and photos really helps put things in perspective for me. And, since I don't have the time or space to sprawl out and make paper creations like I used to, I have chosen to embrace the digital scrapbooking world. I'll admit, it's not quite the same as the 3D, cutting and pasting and clipping and inking that I LOVE, but it is what works for me right now...and it's nice to have something that I can do for ME.
Anyway, that's enough of my rambling...thanks for sticking with me this far! Guess the only thing left to do is share my latest scrapping creations (and by latest, I guess I mean all pages since my last scrap haps post on January 12...yikes!)

For the Creations by Rachael CT

For the previous FPD CT and Blog Challenges

Layouts Just Because

For the Hodge Podge Art Blog Challenges

For the Design Girl

For Sarah Bennett Designs

For the ScrapMatters CT, Speed Scraps, and Forum Challenges

Thanks for looking!! I hope you enjoyed my latest creations...