Sunday, February 22, 2009

It's almost monday again...

Wow I am turning into a once a week blogger...so so sad! Life has just been so crazy. We have had the sickies 3 weeks now...UGH! Last week, Ashlee was diagnosed with pneumonia! I thought for sure we were going to end up in the hospital but she was able to come home with medication. We took it easy for the rest of the week, and I think we are on the mend now (well I hope!)

I was able to complete a few projects this week. As many of you know I am in a contest over at scrapstreet.com and this week we were challenged to make a mini album. This was a BIG challenge for me as it normally takes me a few weeks to do a mini album...but I kept it simple and got it done! I also was lucky enough to receive the highest score this week! Woohoo! This is the last week of the contest, the scores are close, and it's the most difficult week of all! I "had a hit" (it's a mafia game) put on me and I have to complete a layout about myself along with 4 cards using the scraps...this is going to be a challenge! So I hope to be able to pull it off!

Here's my mini from the contest:











*To see close-ups of each of the pages, head on over to scrapstreet.com...you can also view the other mini albums over there as well.

Since finishing 1 mini album in under a week with a sick family wasn't enough of a challenge (LOL), I tackled another project that I have been wanting to complete. Since Ashlee started Kindergarten, Gavin has really taken an interest in his alphabet and numbers...so I thought I would make a little mini book for him and also use some Scrappin' Sports and More papers! at the same time. Here's my little teeny (it's 2.5 inches) mini alphabet album:


Also, over at BBTB this week we were challenged to use the "life is good" cut from the Graphically Speaking cartridge. This cartridge has a lot of really neat cuts on it that would be a lot of fun not only for cards & layouts but also vinyls! I can see so many of these cuts on my walls! If you do not have this cartridge, you will want to check it out. Here's my card using this cut:



Well I am going to go watch the rest of the Oscars with my husband...have a great week everyone!

7 comments:

DeeDee said...

WOW girlie! All these lovely works of art and with sick children....you ROCK! HUGS!

DonnaMundinger said...

Been missing you Jen. Glad to hear that things are getting a little better. Your projects are adorable. Love them all! xxD

kshand said...

WOW Jennifer, LOVE, LOVE that mini album. There is nothing "simple" about it....totally amazing. Good luck on the contest :) Glad to hear everyone is on the mend.

Renee' Morris-Dezember said...

Everything looks GREAT :) Good luck withthe end of the contest!

michelle said...

wow Jen these are all fanatstic !! i love that mini album !! sorry to hear your kids have been sick just getting over pneumonia myself !!
great job hun
hugs
michelle

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Jen,
So sorry to hear about your sick little family...Boy! do I know that feeling....Anyhow...Love your little albums....I have a couple of little albums sitting to be finished...If only I could find the time...Geez!!!! Krista
Ps...Wishing you good luck with the contest...

Siscret Scrap Sis said...

WOW!!!! That mini album is absolutely fabulous!!! And I love the alpha book you did too.