Sunday, October 13, 2013

Back in the Saddle

Yesterday my baby girl turned 4.


How on earth did that happen so darned fast? For her birthday she got to take a fun filled trip to COSI (we were already in columbus with my husband on business) COSI has to be the coolest museum for children i have ever seen. They had a special exhibit with Curious George on top of the already fantastic exhibits they normally have. We got up early and went to breakfast then spent the entire day exploring. We left when they closed... At 5pm. On Friday. In downtown Columbus traffic. The freeway was horribly backed up. The normally less than 2 hour drive took us almost 5 (we did stop for an hour to eat)

Somewhere on the windblown freeway in 80 degree heat the little colds we had mutated  into something awful. Aubrey started spiking fevers of 103. I was dizzy and exhausted. Matt couldnt breathe. by the time we got home we were all a hot mess. It seems to be clearning up a little so hopefully the virus has run its course. Now that im finally home i need to get back into my routine.

Ive been getting alot of scrapping done lately thanks to challenges. I just learned i need to push thru what is blocking me. If I absolutely hate it I give my self permission to rip it to shreads, hide it where nobody can see it and rescrap the pictures. Im also playing a game where i pull a random kit/paper pack out of my closet and pretend i have to do something for a design team project. Its helping me use papers that have been sitting a long time.

I created this layout for the Bird is the Word challenge blog prompt DANCE!, for the Red Carpet studio bicentennial man challenge (use metal) and for the Birds of a feather birthday crop challenge BALLOONS.

My pictures arent the greatest atm as its a new learning curve. My beloved scanner bit the dust so at the moment im using the iphone4 to snap layout pictures on my front door. A cloudy day like today washes everything out. I made the little lollipop flower out of a pair of old jeans. the smaller pink circle was dyed using alcohol ink. Papers are cosmo cricket delovely.

I also made a card last night. The first on in well over 2 years. Of course I used one of my favorite little ODD girls.

Im entering her into the following challenges:
Birds of a feather crop yellow on a birthday card
4craftygirlz anything goes
MilkCoffee spots and dots
papertake weekly  Two by Two (2 patterned papers and 2 word sentiment)

Happy Sunday :)


langeatheart said...

What a terrific layout! I love all the colors in it, the yellow background really it makes it pop and those adorable flowers are the perfect embellishment! Would love it if you popped over! I have a giveaway for October! and I would love a new scrappy friend. All the best!

Ange said...

The card is adorable and I absolutely LOVE the layout!! Great colors!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such wonderful, lovely work!

Desi said...

What a beautiful layout, I love the colors combo and those pretty flowers! Happy bithday to your girl!!
Thanks a lot for playing along with us at BITW!

Wendy said...

Yay Sarah! How fun is it to have you back in my scrapbooking world?! Thanks for playing along with us at BITW!

Lolô Artesanato said...

cute page
tks for playing with us at BITW

Päivi said...

What a wonderful layout and card. Love the bright colors!!!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Adorable layout and card. so glad you joined us at Bird is the Word!

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