Check out these bad boys. Ran into Target yesterday to buy a few things and saw THESE!!! How cool are they? To put things in perspective, the large notebooks are 12 inches tall. The red one has a 2x2 inch square cut out that goes all of the way through to the back of the notebook. And those post it notes in front - wowee!
Love me some notebooks.
Up for an 8 year old boy's joke?
What did the Dr. say when his patient swallowed a roll of film?
It's been WAY too long since I've done that with him.
Time to change that.
And how about my little dude? We're coming out of the Aquarium into the gift shop, Sam see's a photo booth and asks if we can have our pictures taken. He knows the quickest way to my heart, no doubt!!
Playing with more of our new product. The chipboard letters and punctuation are from our new Capitol Hill chipboard collection launched at CHA last week. The papers and flowers are cut from one of the Cape Town Scrap Strips.
Quick & easy layout!
(edited to add - Jack just came in to see what I was doing, saw this layout and said, "Mom, your handwriting looks like it's just perfect for scrapbooking. It all just kind of blends in together and looks like it belongs". Now how about THAT?!!! And from an 8 year old, no less. An 8 year old that had to have THE WORST handwriting in the 2nd grade...)
Hmmm, how's that for a post title? A little bit of a story behind it.
Both Sam (my youngest) and I have what's called a geographic tongue. Fairly uncommon, only occurs in about 3% of the population. I'll spare you the details at the risk of providing WAY too much information. In a few words, our tongues are sensitive to certain foods - bananas, tomatoes, raw nuts, eggplant, etc. They look pretty weird most of the time, but when we eat those kids of foods, they look REALLY bizarre. Kind of like craters on the moon.
At about 2, we noticed that Sam had a lisp. (Sure, you're asking yourself what in the world this has to do with a sensitive tongue, bear with me....). We've talked to our pediatrician about it several times over the years. Most kids grow out of it. We waited, and he hasn't. We had an appointment yesterday with a speech therapist for an evaluation. Starting week after next, he'll have an hour of speech therapy each week for a few months.
The thing I SO want to avoid is Sam getting teased as he gets older about having a lisp. Reminds me of The Brady Bunch when Cindy had a lisp and a bully named Buddy was teasing her about her lisp at school and Bobby decked him one. Loved that show. But I digress...
Hopefully after all of this, we'll be able to avoid any playground confrontations for Sam.
Waiting for this to come full circle? Wondering how it's going to get there?! Read on...
When I told Sam ahead of time about the appointment with the speech therapist and what we would be doing, he said "I know why Mom, I have a sensitive tongue".
What a dude! Love this kid.
(be glad I spared you from the 'sensitive tongue' view here)
Well, we're off tomorrow for Chicago. Yiippee! This is when the fun really starts. It's great to hear and see people's 'in person' responses to the new lines. And love catching up with friends that I see from trade show to trade show.
Here's one last sneak peek - a small look at all of the papers in each collection.
For a complete looksie at the full lines, go to www.scenicroutepaper.com and click on the What's Newlink on the far right.
Off to start packing. Can you say PROCRASTINATE? Yep, it's the night before I leave at 10:24 pm. Haven't started packing, or even thought about it yet for that matter. LOVE IT! Hmmm, what will I wear....
After this many layouts and this close to CHA, it's not so sneaky anymore....
Papers from the Cape Town collection. Gorgeous colors in this line, the scans don't do the papers justice.
I have a thing for cutting out pieces of patterned paper, if you can't tell...
This photo was taken at my grandfather's 80th birthday party a few years ago. Very happy to have this photo of the entire family together. Layout about the end of my maiden/family name. No more boys/men to have children to carry it on.
OK, couldn't help myself, I used Hampton again on this one, this time the pinks and oranges. It is SO RARE that I get to use pink on a layout, I had to do it.
See - it matches with the photo.
I have a pink hat on.
Ok, little bit of a stretch, but when you rarely get to use pink, you have to take advantage of every opportunity you can get.
See that large '&' up there? It's from our new Capitol Hill chipboard collection. This one is a prototype, but you get the gist. 14 new SKUs in all - the letters go up to 2" tall. And there's an entire set of punctuation. And an entire set of numbers.
Despite the fact that we woke up at 4 am this morning and spent 10 hours in the car driving home from our trip to California, I'm so amped to scrap, I can hardly even see straight! Love having new product to work with, so inspiring. Nick thinks I'm a little nuts, is convinced I need sleep, but who needs sleep when you can scrap, right?!!
Did this layout tonight with a few papers from the new Cape Town line. Crappy scan, but you get the gist.
Killed 2 birds with one stone tonight - another layout done for the show & more headway on my goal towards scrapping things right after they happen.
Pic from our trip to California this past week. Good trip. Bittersweet, really. My grandma passed away last month. My entire family met in California for a party to celebrate her life.
More about our trip after I get back from CHA.
Off to start another layout.
Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE my job and how much I DIG this hobby? I feel so blessed to be able to do what I love for a living and work for and with such fantastic people.
(pardon the gushi-ness. chalk it up to an emotional weekend, 2 days in the burning hot sun at Disneyland with the kiddies and far too little sleep) :)
Oh MY! It looks like lots of people have been hitting my blog looking for more sneak peeks. I've been out of town since early Wednesday am and haven't had time to get more layouts done with the new lines. Soooo, you can go to the www.scenicroutepaper.com & click on the WHAT'S NEWlink to the far right for a complete look at both new lines!
Off to work on a few layouts tonight, so check back tomorrow for more sneaks!
In the meantime, here's a few papers from the Cape Town collection -
Ahh, December Daily! So excited to participate again this year. Hard to believe this is year number 4 for me. I've really enjoyed looking back at the past 3 years books to get motivated to jump in again this year!
2010 December Daily Mini Book
On Day 2 of this year's book, Jack, my 13 year old son, said to me "I'm glad you're making one of those books again this year mom, they're really cool". Makes it totally worth it when all is said and done!
A super fun, easy & creative challenge I'm participating in called Listers Gotta List, brainchild of Cori, The Reset Girl. Get all of the details on http://listersgottalist.com. Follow me on instagram - @laylekoncar - to see my daily lists as I complete them!