Jul 21, 2009

and the winner is...

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the boy tags & stamps go to:
Daniela said...
I am your new follower. Found your blog from Elle's Studio. Would love to win some goodies. Awesome layout and sketch. Love your style!

July 16, 2009 9:25 PM


and the girl set goes to:
Mama Tuttle said...
Cool . . . I hope that you haven't already picked the names yet!! I checked into Elle's Studio and loved your projects so here I am!!

July 19, 2009 10:30 PM

congrats!! just email your address to me at rosas07@msn.com and the package of Elles Studio tags will be on their way to a new home. :)

Something pretty and simple for today.

Today is a bit hectic. The boy is sick, he had 4 vaccines and a blood test yesterday, and now has a fever today. We had a storm come through last night, and my favorite tree in the backyard is in 2 pieces now. Alaina's been singing the clean-up song, because that is what the backyard requires at the moment. If I get a chance, I'll squeeze in some scrapbooking, and more brainstorming on topics for guest-blogging. So many possibilities!!

Hope your week is off to a great start! xo~ Tara

Jul 16, 2009

1 sketch & 2 give-aways

The second part of being a guest designer for Elles Studio, I got to make a sketch and then scrapbook with it. Sketches are fun, I don't use them often, but I can see how nice it would be to play along with some of the sketch blogs out there.... especially when the mojo is on vacation. :) So, here's the sketch:

and the scrapbook page:

**photo credit goes to Elsie F. who took this super photo of a girlfriends daughter. Molly and my Alaina have been long distance pen-pals for the past 3 years. :) We've since had many conversations about having her visit and vice-versa. Some day!!

Since I had such great luck working with all of the Elles Studio products, I thought I would give away what managed to not be opened. I'm seriously the worlds messiest scrapper, and I have to open everything and then scatter it all over my table, just so I can see what I have to work with. :) I'll choose 2 names on Monday, 1 for the girly set of tags, and one for the boyish set.

Good luck!!

Jul 11, 2009

the weekend edition

Don't you just love when you have a super productive day!! I feel very accomplished at the moment.
Today I did;
3 loads of laundry
1 dishwasher cycle
baked 2 dozen Chocolate Oatmeal cookies
made 1 dish of sugar-free Berry Jello
cooked a 4lb. roast in the slow-cooker all day
worked on 1 custom order
almost finished 1 scrapbook page
jotted down some notes and ideas
& I got to watch a little of the movie The Holiday, it's cute, at least what I got to see...

I think that's it. My little baby Chase is taking 2 naps now a day, but it still allows for lots of spare time to get things done. Thank goodness for long naps!!

Peter and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary on Thursday!! I got a lovely new orchid to add to my growing collection. My husband knows me so well, and had mentioned that he tried to find Peony's, but since they're out of season the orchid was the next best choice.

Since it's super hot here (116f.) we're not outside much, except for the occasional sunset photo. Of all the states I've lived in, AZ has the most spectacular sunsets. Alaina told me that the clouds looked like pink cotton-candy, and they did.

Happy-happy Saturday!!

Jul 4, 2009

Happy 4th!

I live in a very small town, with a population of just under 5,000. Of course, I think it's the cutest little town, but I'm reminded of how small Cave Creek truly is when they celebrated the 4th of July on the 3rd. Yep, the entire town closed on the
3rd to celebrate the 4th. (I learned this the hard way when I arrived at the post office to do my Friday shipping, but on the bright side, there was no waiting in line. :) The fire works were well worth it though! Alaina did her routine of oohs and awws after each one, and Chase seemed somewhat amused, more so with the people walking by us I think, rather than the actual fireworks, but their first 3rd of July together was a success!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful and safe weekend!

Onto some scrapbook stuff! I'm the guest designer this month over at Elles Studio and on the 15th I'll be posting some more scrapbook goodness over on the Elles Studio blog ! If you're a fan of Etsy then you've most likely seen the shop Elles Studio, they carry super cute journaling tags and stamps, just perfect for scrapbookers! I chose these tags for the guest designer special and they'll be on sale all month! Those were my favorite, they ended up being perfect for all of my summery pages!

I'll be spending the rest of the weekend working on some custom orders and if I get a chance I really want to visit the book store. I've been looking at a few design books, that I hope are as good as their covers look! (I know the old saying, but sometimes with design books you really can judge a book by its cover.) If you have any good reading recommendations, send them my way!! Good night! ~ T