Saturday, July 18, 2009

Bark Book

Our dog album class promises a lot of fun and maximum cuteness, so I wanted to post pics of the pages we'll be making, here. There are 10 pages, one per page protector in the 8.5 Stampin' Up chipboard album, leaving the back sides to be left alone or made into another 10 opportunities to show off your fuzzy friend. I plan to do the latter, so you should see some pics of those pages here as I make them. Go Revco! (Yep, that's him in the pics...)

Oh, and don't worry that the covers are still blank chipboard. I am waiting to cover them till the class convenes so I can demonstrate the covering process on my own album so everyone gets to see the technique in action. Eventually it will be covered in Designer Series Paper and other goodies.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get me.

So if you've been reading the last few entries here, you know about my phobia of germs and children, and of my first experience having little tykes in my house overnight. So, of course I kind of attributed my obsessive lysoling (fauxsoling? I used the cruelty-free alternative, of course) of everything the nephews touched (doorknobs, the Playstation, controllers, cabinet doors, etc. etc.) to my ocd.

Well, a few days ago we get the call that their mom is in the hospital with meningitis she caught from the little kids (though to be fair, it could have been one of their friends, too). My fears? Justified. Yep.

Thankfully, Kelye went to the hospital at the first signs that it could be meningitis and she is doing very well, has been released from the hospital and will be fine. Still, poor girl! She's still needing help at home. (My mom in law came to the rescue. She's a love!) Looks like I need to put together a little get well package. The boys are fine. Apparently viral meningitis doesn't really do much to children. They just get kind of cranky and have upset stomachs and other minor symptoms that are easily attributed to just kind of being a kid. Adults, however, suffer pretty wretchedly.
On the upside of this topic, which I'll shut up about in a sec, I got a huge stack of cute photos for scrapping. Daniel, I swear, looks just like a smaller version of Dewey from Malcom in the Middle. Awwwww...
Stay tuned...we'll be returning to your regularly scheduled craft programming next.