Friday, December 18, 2009

Taking a break!!

Hey everyone. I am so sorry that I haven't posted in awhile.. I have been sick all week with a sinus infection. Still am not 100%.. now my stomach is upset. I think it is from the antibiotics... so overall just not feeling too good. I still have to finish 11 scrapbooks for all the cousins on my husband's side of the family. Other than that, I won't be doing too much creating before Christmas. My husband is taking 2 weeks off of work and the kids will be off of school... so there will be a lot of family time which I am looking forward to! If I do create something... I will make sure that I post it!! Happy Holidays to each and everyone of you!! I appreciate you reading my blog!!! I leave you with the Christmas photo of my kids: Sydney and Robbie

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Inside the Christmas scrapbooks....

Well... we did it!! We finished all of the kids shopping last night!! What a relief. I am just about finished... just have to buy for my dad who is impossible to buy for... so if you have any ideas for the man who has it all, let me know!!
Here are a few of the pages that are inside the scrapbooks that my husband is giving to his team members for Christmas. I made every album different... It took some time, but I enjoyed doing it.

Now I just have to finish the 11 scrapbooks for all the cousins on my husband's side of the family. My sister-in-law came up with the idea of me making scrapbooks for all the cousins (most live out of town). So I decided to make a 2 page layout for each kid. I have to do this 11 times. We are doing this instead of a gift exchange between the kids. I have started the albums, but I am still waiting on picutres from 2 families.... I just hope they will be finished on time to be delivered for Christmas!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Scrapbooks

Every year, my husband likes for me to make gifts for him to give to his team members at work for Christmas. I have been doing this for 4 years. I try to come up with something different every year. This year, I decided on Christmas scrapbooks. I bought these adorable 6x6 scrapbooks from American crafts at Archivers. Aren't these so cute? I had to make 9 this year..... so it has been an extremely busy week!! I finally finished them this morning!! I really hope they enjoy them!! Here are the outsides of the albums.

Tomorrow, I will post a few of the pages from inside the album.
Tonight, my husband and I are going Christmas shopping for the kids.. I really hope that we get it all done tonight. Are you finished with your holiday shopping yet?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Memo Board for a Boy and Merry SITSmas

Hey everyone, I hope that you had a great weekend. I met with the surgeon yesterday. Surgery is scheduled for January 28th. I will have 2 discs in my neck removed and then cadaver bone will be fused in... I wish it wasn't so far away... 7 more weeks of pain. But that is the earliest they could get me in!!!
Here is a memo board that I made for my neighbor. She is going to give this to her son for Christmas. His room is all Cincinnati Bengals, so she wanted me to make it Bengals. He will be able to slide pictures, notes, or whatever in between the ribbons. What do you think? Does it look girly?
Have a great day....

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all SITStas from the Secret is in the Sauce...I hope that 2010 is even better than 2009 for everyone!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friends Scrapbook Album

Well I survived the discogram... it was pretty painful and scary.I am still really sore. They stuck the needle in the front of my neck... that was scary... anyway one of the tests caused pain, so they now know which disc is bad. We are at the hospital for 6 hours and then I came home and slept all day!! I meet with the surgeon on Monday to discuss what to do... probably will have surgery.
My sisterinlaw also asked me to make a scrapbook for their dear friends that live in another state. They used to be neighbors, but still remain great friends. She wanted the scrapbook to be all about her boys. Here are some sample pages.

I hope that enjoy your Friday and the rest of your weekend!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Grandparents Scrapbook Album

Hey everyone.... So sorry that it has been so long since I have posted. I returned from Hilton Head on Saturday night and just have been trying to get all the laundry finished, decorating for Christmas (a little bit), starting some Christmas scrapbook orders, and stuff like that... busy time of year. I was supposed to have my discogram today... but they rescheduled it for Thursday... I have to be at the hospital at 5:30 AM... not looking forward to it!!
My sister in law wanted to give her in laws a scrapbook of her kids for Christmas. I created an alphabet scrapbook that spells out "Grandchildren" Each page represents a letter in the word Grandchildren. Since there are 20 pages, I added layouts of just the kids and a poem about grandparents on the opening page. Here are some sample pages:

This would make a great Christmas present for any grandparent!!! What are you doing to get ready for the holiday season?