Thursday, February 19, 2009

Cody and Bea

Good morning, everyone! Here we are, still in the midst of winter break, and can you believe, it is snowing? Ugh...I am so sick of winter. I am sick of tiny puddles of water on the kitchen floor when someone "forgets" and I use that term VERY loosely, to take their boots off, when they, frankly, are just too lazy and refuse to do it! There is nothing like putting a fresh pair of socks on and then stepping in a puddle. I am sick of the constant mess of the wood stove and the pile of wood next to it. I am sick of wearing socks and shoes. I am sick of drying clothes by the stove cause I can't use my clothesline. I am sick of the HUGE pile of winter clothes and boots that takes up residence in my kitchen all winter. Get my drift? Cody seems to have recovered nearly 100 % from his cold last week. I, on the other hand, cannot seem to shake it! It had not gotten any worse, but not any better, either. Sore throat, a rattle in my chest, tired, aches and pains, just all around yuck. What a nice vacation!! We did manage to get to the movies on Tuesday afternoon, and went out to lunch at Friendly's. We rarely do that, as it is so far away, and we are trying not to be too spendy, but I had a bit of extra money, so I took Cody and his friend to lunch and to see Paul Blart Mall Cop, which was SO FUNNY! The whole theater laughed through most of the film. If you are feeling down in the dumps, it will lift your spirits!
I went and visited Global Sugar Arts, {{click here}} while I was in Plattsburgh. It is amazing! I have always liked to look at the site, and have been trying to get to the store for quite a while. It is amazing, and VERY overwhelming! I walked in and they asked me what they could help me with. I said--"All I need is some shamrock sprinkles, please??!!" and they showed me the way. A person could spend HOURS looking at all the stuff in that store!! It was quite an experience! Since then I have been laying low, Cody is bored out of his mind, of course, and I can't even walk on the treadmill cause it is so hard to breathe! What a bummer. I hope things start to look up soon. I recently finished this layout, it had been half done for a while, but I finally finished it! The photo is one I took of Cody and Bea on Thanksgiving Day, at my Mom's house. When I had such good luck with and Cody's christmas photos for my cards, I sent another order in. I applied a couple of borders to it, knowing it would look nice for a layout.
Here is what I used:
Cardstock-SU! Cranberry Crisp, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Soft Sky
Patterned Paper-My Mind's Eye
Chipboard--SU! and Scenic Route
Ribbon-SU! Certainly Celery Grosgrain
Rub Ons-Luxe Designs
Sticker-Cloud 9 Designs
Ink-Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Old Paper
Paint-acrylic craft paint
Some of the chipboard was painted and sanded, other pieces were covered in paper, then cut out and sanded. Everything was distressed lightly with the Old Paper ink pad. The Oval is a rub on, and the sentiment inside is a clear sticker.
I hope you are having a good week, and thanks for stopping by!


jeanne said...

Hi Keri!

Hello from a fellow up-stater!I'm a little south of you--in the Lake George area. I was just surfing and lurking at 2peas and saw your post. There is an ACMoore in Saratoga/Wilton--Exit 15, Mike's in Clifton Park--just of the Northway exit 9e, and a Super Joann's in Albany on Central Ave--off Exit 4, turn onto Wolf Rd, follow Wolf Road to the end and make a left on Central Ave. Jo's is a quick right hand turn.
Happy Scrapping!


glitzen said...

Awesome layout! I know, I'm so sick of winter too. I wanna vent! I have to vacuum everyday because of the woodstove and the wood chips tracked around. Wet socks are the WORST! I hear ya sista. Cold wind. Miss riding my horses. Tired of cold feet in bed at night.Miss summmer!!!! And that's too short too. LOL.

CandyW said...

Great LO Keri!!!!I have to agree with you about winter - I am so ready for spring to finally come, and we get soooooo much less of that nasty white stuff than you do! I would go crazy with as much snow as you have gotten this year!