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Aaahhhh….I do love the weekend, don’t you? It’s so peaceful and quiet right now. The weekend gives you a chance to relax and unwind and best of all…..sleep in! And, no homework! Well, not yet anyway. ;0! Nope, so far, we have just been enjoying the small break and the beautiful weather. Nik has been in a crafty mood all week, so the first thing we did this weekend was head to our local craft store and stocked up on some supplies. We also took some long walks to scavenge a few things from nature. Armed with all our new resources, we got down to some serious business yesterday. She reminds me so much of myself when I was her age. I love that she’s been bitten with the crafting bug. Here’s a few pictures of what we’ve been up to.

Every fall, Nik and I go searching for acorns. Last year, we waited too long and had the most difficult time finding any at all. So this year, we were pretty happy when we came across a new source where there were acorns by the bucket-full. Nik and I both filled our buckets to the tip-top within about 10 minutes. What bounty! Then we came home and got started on this little project.

We got three rows of acorns glued on before it got a little tedious for her. Then she wanted to start work on something else.

She told me that she’s been wanting to make these Styrofoam ball snowmen since the 3rd grade. First I’ve heard of it actually, but she was quite serious. Nik plans on making a whole snowfamily. This is the beginnings of the mommy. Looks just like me, doesn’t it? Except my nose is a little bigger.

It’s so much fun to just be able to play a bit. I’ve done a bit of playing in my scraproom, too, on some projects that I am excited to be able to share soon. In other scrappy news, I’ve had some really sweet things happen to me this weekend. For the first time ever, I have received not one, but two RAK packages in the mail. Check out this HUGE stash of goodies sent to me by my scrappy friends, Shanna and Ashley!

The generosity of the scrapping community honestly blows my mind that people will not only give so much, but also take the time and expense to box it all up and ship it out. You girls completely made my weekend. THANK YOU so much!

I also received an email from Stacey Michaud asking if I would like to be a guest designer for her monthly journaling column in the ScrapStreet ezine for December. I am so honored and excited, and yes, nervous to do this. If you all haven’t checked out this free online publication yet, you sure need to. You will be amazed by it!

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekends!

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Well, just as I promised yesterday, I have another cute kit project to share with you all today using the September kit from Paper-Playground. Just three more days now until it is available on the P-P website. I know I say how much I love all the kits, but this one is really ringing my happy bell! More so than I even thought it could. I have fallen deeply in love with the rich colors and patterns to these papers and the metallic embellishments. I knew I was going to love the ribbon and trim, but working with them have exceeded my expectations. Once again I must say that this kit is pure visual eye-candy. Here is my page for today.

This layout was inspired by an old Pencil Lines sketch that I came across when I was flipping through my sketch book.  Sketch #67 by Sasha Farina.  She does gorgeous work.  I am always amazed by the Pencil Lines site.  If you guys like sketches and haven’t checked this site out, it is a MUST see!

I get kind of sentimental looking at this.  These photos are from one of our California trips, the books of which I will probably be working on for the rest of my life!  Although these photos are only five years old, this seems so long ago to me.  My kiddos look so little.  This is just proof of how fast they really grow.  So much change in such a short time.  I remember that day so clearly, though.  We were at the San Francisco Zoo. That place holds tons of memories for me.  Peter wanted to be “in charge” of the map and lead us to wherever we decided to go.  That’s him crouching in the left photo with the rolled up map in his hand.  I remember how seriously he took that responsibility.  Nik was just joyous, as usual.  Always such a happy girl.  Good times.

So glad I used this beautiful kit for these special photos.  I love how this turned out.

So are you getting worked into a frenzy over September’s kit yet?  No???  How can that be?  Come back tomorrow, then, and I’ll tempt you with another project.

Have a great day everyone!

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