Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Footprints In the Sand

Wow!  I've been so busy I've not posted in 5 days!!!! 

I got 4 more rooms in the house organized and cleaned thoroughly over the weekend.  I know, I know.  Doesn't sound like such a great accomplishment but you should've seen those rooms before!  I'm not a naturally neat person so this is HUGE for me.  My goal is to have the rest of the rooms in the house organized and cleaned by this weekend.  (We'll see...)   I've devised a plan for keeping the kids on top of cleaning up their toys throughout the day and even for transferring toys from one room to the next.  We'll see how that goes, too.

I also got to play at a crop this weekend with Julie AND Antonia from the Sketchy Thursdays DT!!!  This was the first time I'd met Antonia and she is SUCH a DOLL!!!!!!!  She probably thinks I'm a total dork, though.  I get all quiet and pensive at crops.  I think I feel pressure to produce (especially when I'm sitting next to whip-4-layouts-out-in-a-couple-hours Julie, lol!).  Plus I keep thinking about all the things that would've gone perfectly "there" but that are at home.  I feel so lucky to live nearby such fabulously scrappy people!!!

It's time for the next poem challenge on Scrap That Poetry.  This time we've got "Footprints In the Sand" by Mary Stevenson. 

As I was reorganizing the scrap room I also reorganized my pictures and got reaquainted with so many from the early years of the kids' lives that I'd forgotten about and have yet to scrap.  The boys' first trip was when he was 11-months-old to the San Diego area.  I actually took a picture of his little footprints in the sand!

I chose to use the lines, "My precious, precious child.  I love you, and I would never, never leave you."

I feel like this layout isn't finished but after hours of trying to figure out what was missing, I couldn't seem to find anything that fit.  I even have some of the La Jolla Beach sand that I wanted to put on the layout but couldn't seem to fit it in.  Oh, well.  I'd also planned to color in the metal heart ribbon slide but decided the raw metal color looked best.

We've got a full day ahead of us of basketball camp and cheer & tumble class.  But first we're heading on over to Michael's to pick up the kids' very own scrapbooks.  We'd decided right before summer started that they were each going to start making their own scrapbooks.  I promise I will let them make the pages as they want and will not interfere (mostly, lol).  And now they're just that much more excited and inspired because of Joseph who played along with the Favorite Things Favorite Shoes Challenge.  He's 6 also and he has his own blog!  So, of course, the kids are going to have their own, too.  They plan to make their debut with their Favorite Things Favorite Toys entries!!!!  I'll keep you posted.

We would LOVE to have you come play with us on Scrap That Poetry!!!  You have until the end of the month to play along with "Footprints In the Sand".  Check out what the DT made for your inspiration.  They are fabulous!  And many of the layouts have very touching stories behind them so be sure to click on over to each blog.  I'm going to rant a little here...  we have over 130 followers on STP right now and consistently over the last few challenges have been getting only 5 or 6 players.  Seriously?  Come on, people!  I CHALLENGE you!!!  Play along with us!!!!  ;o)

Have a great day!!



Leah the Orange said...

WHOA, Heidi, this is just beautiful. love the quiet colours, the pic of you kissing that little man on the head, and that fussy-cutting (or is that a sticker or die-cut or something?!)... if you're dying to put that sand on your page, find one of those TEENY little corked bottles and attach it to your bow, meh-be? i really don't think it needs anything, personally. GORJE.

Antonia Krajicek said...

Heidi, you crack me up! I totally did NOT think you were a dork in any way, shape, or form...LOL. It was wonderful to meet you. Hopefully we will see each other again at future crops.

Kudos to you for all the deep cleaning! That is always exhausing.

Your page is lovely too. I love the little footprint in the sand :)

Tessa Buys said...

How fun! I wish I had some online scrappy friends nearby. Maybe we should move to Arizona! I love this layout - just so serene and beautiful. Can you send your cleaning mojo my way? Please?

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

LOL LOL LOL!!! U crack me UP!!! Feel pressure from me????? .... heck girllllllllllllllll... i have to focus soooooooooo i don't feel like such a dork next to my {secret} scrap crush Heidi!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your page!!! It is GORGEOUS!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeee those photos!!! And isn't it AWESOME that Joseph has his own site!!!! He is awesome!! He's here in Glendale with his Mama Joni...I'm hoping to meet them someday! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jocelyn said...

Love the pic of your girls and that LO is PERFECT!!!! Love the soft colors!!

OK....can I borrow you please...I sure could use some help organizing and cleaning this house!!!! PLEASE!!!!

Wishing you a great one!!!

Joni Parker said...

Heidi...I'm a slow scrapper too...maybe we should scrap together? So happy your girls are scrappin'.. I know how excited I am that Joseph is. He was so happy that other kids are scrappin.

lauren said...

oof--i bet i could totally beat you in a SLOW WORKER CONTEST!!! (not to mention for sheer dorkliness! HA! i *rule* that one!!!) i am in awe of these ppl who can produce 17 items in one night...but are they "LOVIN' the PROCESS" like we are??!?!?! ;)

your footprints LO is unbelievably beautiful! the concept, the pics, EVERYTHING!!! i don't think it *NEEDS* anything, but leah's idea about a little bottle of sand is very cool. or possibly...maybe a very SMALL third photo of the little guy actually *walking* on the sand...inset at the lower right of the footprints pic? that would give you another nice "visual triangle". (again, not that it NEEDS it, but if you really feel like you want one more thing?)

(2 rooms cleaned AND organized in 4 days is impressive...4 rooms in 2 days...you are WONDERWOMAN!!!)