Saturday, August 9, 2008

More scrapping and an update

I've been trying to get the older photos scrapped before printing out a ton of digital. Plus with this recession or whatever people are wanting to call it, I'm trying to keep scrapping without spending money. I've done fairly well and really haven't bought anything other than adhesive since our trip to Oregon in March. These first three layouts are all from a 4x6 sketch challenge I'm doing on 2 Peas.

I've always been amazed at how much Cam changes with a simple haircut so when I came across this old series of photos that Mark took I just had to create a layout. More of Cam's T-ball season. Mark took Cam to his Opening Day Ceremonies and Mark had fun taking "trading card" style photos.
End of season. I can't believe I only had these two photos but there you go.
I'm hosting a challenge on 2 Peas called the Debt Free Divas. Because I'm really trying to work my way through old photos and supplies I came up with a
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in her shoe.
challenge for this month. So on this layout: old ~ Crate Paper (that's the patterned paper, frame, and letters), new ~ Bazzill brads and colored staples, borrowed ~ a sketch, blue ~ the frame, sixpence (6 metal elements) ~ 4 brads and 2 staples, "in her shoe" (green for luck) ~ green cardstock. Additionally, this month we're to use buttons and the color yellow. This baby has them all LOL and we're only at the start of August!

On the home front, there's not a lot going on. Mark is back to work with shows. The boys are trying to get in whatever last minute summer activities they can think of.
Swimming was cancelled twice last week due to thunder storms so we have a make-up next week.
Alex has two more weeks of reading class...he definitely does better when I'm not in the room with him.
School orientation for Cam and Alex is Friday the 22nd. The first day of school for Cam, Alex, and Ian is the 25th. Ian will be going 3 mornings a week but if they get enough for an afternoon class he'll switch over to that (keeping the same teacher). I'm looking forward to having a few hours each week where it's just Robbie and me!
If anyone is interested in moving to Vegas...we have about 14 houses available for sale or rent on our street. Wow, it has become a bit of a ghost town! Neighbors on both sides of us are gone...the one house is up for rent the other we think is in foreclosure. Two of Cam and Alex's friends have moved due to foreclosure, one has returned to Texas now that his mother is out of the military. The 4 houses across from us are also vacant. So anyone want to move in?

1 comment:

Lynn said...

Great lo's Sherri. Just love them. It's almost hard to believe that school is starting there. Tracy's Alley is starting next week! I could not believe it. They don't start here until the 3rd!

I can't believe that you have that many houses empty by you. There are not that many over by Tracy. Are you Henderson?

Hopefully, by the end of next summer I will be moving out there. Just waiting for Joseph to hopefully graduate. I'm so done here.
btw- I left you a little something over at my blog. I hope you all have a great weekend.