Monday, September 19, 2011


We've been very busy lately (and SICK) so I haven't had time to scrapbook. Hopefully once I get over what it is that I have, I'll be back to scrappin' again.
September 9th my friend Michele and I took Caleb (and her son) to the VIP kids carnival in Zionsville. It's JUST for special needs kids. LOTS of Autistic kids there. Caleb had a BLAST!! All the rides were FREE and he rode his first REAL amusement rides ever! Here are a few pics. It was raining so they aren't the best. But I'm still going to scrap them :)

First face painting:

Mommy won Caleb his first pet (goldfish). Unfortunately, Mommy also killed it (but Caleb didn't really care or understand anything about that).
This is Caleb & Michele:

And then Saturday we did a walk for Autism called "Answers for Autism". I have pics from that as well but they are on my cell phone and I cannot find my USB cord. I'll upload those later and I know I will also be scrapping them :)

I hope to get at least one layout done this week. We'll see.. It's going to be a busy one.
Hope yours is GREAT!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

School Days

Yesterday I cropped a few hours with friends Michele & Heather at the NJS crop in Anderson. We didn't stay as long as normal and my mind was elsewhere so I only got one layout done but, I actually like it :)
I know I did a school layout last week but that was from THIS year. The layout below is from his first day of school LAST year.
Expect more to come as well. I still need to do another layout from each year. I took LOTS of pics and also have pics that his teacher from last year gave me of him playing in the classroom :)

"School Days"
Kraft & navy blue cardstock: Bazzill; patterned paper, cardstock star, journaling box & banner flag: October Afternoon; plain chipboard Thickers sprayed with navy blue Glimmer Mist; EK Success border punch; fabric apple brad: Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)

The journaling box is tucked under the photo on the left and just talks about how we moved to Fishers when we found out Caleb was on the Autism spectrum and how great the school system/early childhood program is. How much he loved his teacher Ms. Heather and school, etc. in the 2010/11 school year.

Have you seen this new "Hoot Hoot" paper stack from Hobby Lobby?
I've been really into owls the past few years so last night this one caught my eye. And of course, I HAD to get it.. there was one left and it was 40% off! This will be perfect for Fall layouts!
I loooove Hobby Lobby!
And.... I may or may not have bought some Christmas decor there last night :) :) tee hee

Well, that's it for now. Have a great week!

Saturday, September 3, 2011


This cute little boy started his third year of Preschool on Monday.
We were thrown a curveball in early August. He didn't get the school/teacher we were originally told he would have but so far, the new school/teacher is working out which is a BLESSING because I have been SO worried. Change is hard for most Autistic kids.. Caleb is no exception. But he's been coming home happy and seems to love it :)

I went and cropped at Archivers last night and here's a layout I did about his first day of school. Not too thrilled with it.. it just doesn't feel DONE but I am learning to leave my layouts alone if I ever want to get caught up on Caleb's albums (I'm about two years behind at this point).
Besides, who am I scrapping for?
ME! (and Caleb/future generations).
Not to be on design teams, not to impress anyone else, etc :)
Sometimes I think I forget that.

Kraft cardstock: Bazzill; Red paper: Core'dinations; patterned school paper & diecuts: Simple Stories; Red corrugated alphas: Jillibean Soup; EK Success border punch & tag punch

Journaling reads: "This is your 3rd year of preschool.... You are a school pro by now.. You {heart} it so much! On this day we went outside an hour before the bus came... you were so excited! You kept asking "Where's my bus, Mommy?" You are so cute!"

No crop this next Friday night for me as we have other (really fun) plans.
But Saturday is my monthly NJS crop. I (hope) I get at least 2 layouts done there.
Til then, have a GREAT Labor Day and, a great week!!