Monday, October 30, 2006

We are ready!

The pumpkins are carved, the candles have been tested, the costumes are out and everything is ready for the big day. Tomorrow is Halloween and the kids are so excited! There are going to be parades during the day time for both Alex and Ryan, but they ar ereally looking forward to tomorrow evening when is trick-or-treating time.
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Saturday, October 28, 2006

AEzine Challenge : Creative Confidence

"This week I want you to create something that celebrates your own creativity. Even if it is simply writing the statement "I am creative" and sticking it on your mirror that is excellent. If you want to take it a step further put together a layout titled "I am creative" and talk about how you feel about your level of creative confidence. This is not a layout you have to share if you don't want - but sometimes letting our fears out in the open is the first and best step in overcoming them."

The best reflection of my creativity is my messy (very messy!) desk. It is very rare to find it clean, and usually if it is clean, it is a sad sign. If it t is that way I am going through some dry spell in terms of creativity. Most of the time I can barely find my scissors on it and, even though a part of me feels extremely annoyed by the overwhelming pile of stuff precariously piled on my desk, the best part of me feels at ease and very much at peace, because it means I am working on something and therefore I am being alive. So my celebration of creativity is expressed in this page, be yourself, be ART. Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 20, 2006

AEzine Challenge : Follow-Up to Photos

When it comes to scrapbooking styles, I particularly like Ali Edwards style. Ali is a very immediate, no frills artist, and this aspect is very attractive to me. On her blog, she has a weekly newsletter full of interesting facts that I strongly reccomend. Also, in her newsletter you will find weekly challenges.

This week your challenge is to try the photo gathering technique listed above. This is one of my most favorite ways to get multiple photos on a layout".

Although I read the newsletter every week, I rarely have the chance to work on a page for the challenge. This week I had to try because I love to play with Adobe Photoshop to create collages of pictures. Here is my page that shows Lucas learning to stand up and attempting to find independance.
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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Creating (when you can!)

I was able to work on a page in the last 2 days. Yes, you read correctly, it took me two days because there is no way that I can sit at my desk and work uninterrupted for even one hour in this house!!! Lucas seems to hate for me to work at my desk and he grabs to my legs and whines (not fun!!), so when I have five minutes I try to work on one page. I find the process very distrupting, because at times I have some ideas on how to put some elements together but I am forced to stop. Often when I go back the idea is gone and I have to start again. Oh well, that is just the way it is for now! This is Lucas about one month ago (9 Months). I love his big eyes! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Missing in Action

I know I have been silent, way too silent! I promise I will post something meaningful soon. Life is busier than ever and I don't get to do much for myself including scrapping or sitting at the computer for pleasure. Lucas got down with the fever yesterday and had to stay home today. Greg is at home with him while I am at work working on the budget for next year. I have just heard that Ryan felt bad at preschool and Grge had to go pick him up as well. Talking about CRAZY LIFE!
I will be back soon , hopefully I will be much more peaceful!!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Fall is in the air!

It is fall in California! It started this past week-end and it hit us with all its force. We were at a birthday party in the park and at around 5:30PM, while the kids were playing, a chilly breeze started to fill the air. Sweaters and sweatshirts came out of nowhere and the rest is history.
I don't know about you, but I love the beginning of fall. I love beginnings in general and when we are talking about seasons, my favorite beginnings are fall and summer. I always look forward to the beginning of summer, when finally I can go out and feel the strong sun on my skin, needing nothing more than a thin layer of clothing. It is so liberating after months of layers. But I feel as much joy when fall starts. The soft feeling of a sweater on your skin, that chill in the air that makes you want to go home and spend time inside. After the long days of summer it is a welcome change. I also love changing my wardrobe in the closet and while I put away my summer dresses, I already feel the anticipation of seeing them again in few months. Another reason why I love fall is due to its colors. I am completely at peace with dark greens, browns and the reddish tones of the fall, they make me happy and serene. I know soon enough I will miss the summer and the bright blue skies, but this morning, as I seat at my desk, drinking my hot tea and feeling the chill in the air, I am completely embracing the change. Have a wonderful fall day everyone!
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