Friday, May 25, 2007

Just a quick Hi!

I didn't have time to "play" today. The girls and I really needed some Mom and Me time, so we just hung around the house together and did whatever tickled our fancy (usually Mom following their lead.) I'd been feeling guilty lately about spending too much time with my scrapbooking and stamping, so slowing down today was a good thing. Balance- such a simple word but, oh so, difficult to achieve. When I get some sort of creative outlet, I'm really so much better as a mother. It's just making sure I'm not going overboard with it- ya know what I mean. One nice thing-my 9 year-old-daughter, Mary Elizabeth, loves to "play" and be creative along side of me and those times are so very special. Hopefully, Rachel, age 3, will develop a love for such things, too (she already loves to rummage through my supplies and is curiously very careful with them, otherwise "bull in a china shop," describes her.) Once the kiddies and my husband went to bed, I had to cut CS for the SU Retirement Party that my upline, Yazmin, and I are having tomorrow evening. We are offering a total of 4 make-n-takes (developed 1 card and 1 other item each.) Since several folks that read my blog will be there tomorrow evening, I don't want to show those projects and spoil their surprise. I will upload those pics tomorrow evening. Not wanting to leave you folks empty handed, I wanted to share an awesome tutorial that I found on Trudee's blog "Follow your Bliss" for tying a perfect knot each time. Although Trudee didn't record this tutorial herself, she is an extremely talented gal and if you have not before, please treat yourself to a visit on her blog. Well, so much for a quick Hi! Better run to bed. Tomorrow poses a full and exhausting day. Take care!


~missprissme said...

Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am glad you liked my pics and the salad. My MIL was originally from AL. I use the Canon Powershot for my camera. It is user friendly and doesn't take a "rocket scientist" to figure it out. hehe. I couldn't help myself, I read your profile and not many people can say they are married to one. hahaha. Although via blogland I have been hearing alot about the Canon Rebel i.e. it seems to be the camera of choice for many. It runs around $1000+, so I don't know if that is the ballpark you were interested in? My powershot was in the $4-500 range but it's old and it is the S50 series, last time I checked I think they are to the S90 series now (probably more? like I said I haven't checked in a while). I would recommend the Powershot it is extremely easy to use, basically point and shoot. I would purchase it again. I don't know what my next camera will be I might upgrade to the Rebel just because I might want to get into photography more and I think it does more i.e. w/lens etc. I am no expert just a regular ole hobbiest. Hope this helps.

CAKVD said...

My 2 year old daughter likes to look at my stamping/scrapbooking stuff too. And she is so careful with it! I got her some foam stamps and washable ink and she now stamps along side me. Which is good, until she starts stamping the item that I am working on!!!
Cheryl KVD