Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Catching Up

It took me a while to recoup from my trip to California. I think the jet lag coupled with the red eye flight and the busyness of CHA did me in. Not to mention the fact that I had to jump right into mommy mode and birthday celebration mode pretty much as soon as I arrived home. After a few short stolen naps here and there, I'm finally feeling like I've caught up to myself...

This past weekend, we had a celebration for Donovan. On January 29th, he turned 6 years old and let me tell you, this little boy knows how to celebrate. A very simple celebration turned into a weekend event! Instead of having a party, Donovan opted for a school party and a trip to Chuck E. Cheese's. Xander and I sang the "Happy Birthday" song to him in the morning and I sent cupcakes, goodie bags, and juice for his classmates. My sister and her kids came up Friday evening and stayed the night. We all went to CEC's Saturday afternoon and then came back home to more birthday cake. On Sunday, my in-laws came up and took us to dinner at Applebee's, Donovan's choice. The entire weekend was a lot of fun and I'm so glad my big boy enjoyed himself!

I took a couple of days off from scrapping, but I'm back at it!!! It feels so good to create something, just because...no deadlines, no restrictions on the supplies I can use...just dig in my stash and play...just for me!

My friend Doral took this pic of the boys and me at the Kwanzaa celebration in our town. Although Xan is not looking at the camera, I like the photo. I created this layout to let them know that I love them "every single day of every sinle year", which is how I came up with the title.

I had fun playing with smooch spritz on this layout. OMG, this stuff is ADDICTING! All you need is a litte spray...it's bursting with color and shimmer...I LOVE it!

this layout was created using a sketch by Bree

I had fun playing with all of my pretty, girly stuff today. Is there any combination more beautiful than Webster's Pages, Prima flowers, lace, and Frosted Grape smooch spritz? You ever create something and love it instantly? Yeah, this is that project for me...my current fave! Kathering Song took this photo of me; I was modeling her handmade jewelry for a catalogue and I love it. I need to get some really cool 12x12 frames.

I used vanilla smooch on the butterflies and flowers

Finally, I had a chance to play with the new October Afternoon lines. I created the banner from one piece of patterned paper and then added Bella Blvd's new coin alpha to spell out the title. The photos are of Donovan's birthday celebration.

journaling: For your 6th birthday, you received 3 new games for your Wii and a Wii controller, money, thumb wrestling finger puppets, a watch, and a Pokémon toy. You were treated to an afternoon at Chuck E. Cheese's and dinner at Applebee's. Overall, I'd say it was a perfect weekend celebration! January 2010

Thanks so much for stoppin by! have a scrappy day!


Diana said...

Ooh! Look at all the eye candy!! THANK YOU!! This is just so much fun to look at! Glad you are feeling back to normal...weird to think it's been over a week since CHA!

Diva (in Demand) said...

Is smooch spritz better than tattered angel? Because I tried the tattered angel at a Christmas make and take and hated it. Instead of spraying outward.....it just fell. And I didn't like the way it looked on acrylic.

sarah said...

LOVE your latest. glad you got to spend some time crafting it up! :)

and happy belated birthday to your lil man! :) how was chuck e cheese btw?


Rebecca said...

Gorgeous lo's. I LOVE the pennant banner in that last one.

Betty said...

love them all my sweet jersey girl...xoxox

Samantha said...

love these tanisha, i loke the way you tilted the papers in the 1st, gotta try it~smooch spritz looks amazing...that new oa ....beautiful , such a fun lay out

TanishaRenee said...

Diva (In Demand) I really like most of the color spritzes out there for different reasons. The smooch is great because A. a little packs a powerful punch and B. it's metallic and really, really, shiny.

I think you'll like this one because it's a nice outward spray. I only used 3 spritzes on this layout.

rachaelwood said...

Hey girl! I love those little banners. I have never tried, I see them everywhere. But maybe after this I will tackle one on a card or something. so cute!

erin said...

hi tanisha,
totally know whatcha mean about getting back to feeling like yourself after a show like CHA! so happy to spend time with you again, and your work is gorgeous as ever!

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