Wow! It has really been a long time since I have updated my Paper Capers blog. This year, for some reason, I have not had as much time to just do creative things. My kids keep me busy for sure, but it feels like I am always running around the house just trying to catch up.
Finally, after many moons, I took 2 days and did nothing but clean my bedroom. Ugggh! What a chore...but worth it. My bedroom is the place where the laundry gets dumped when company comes over...add to that my clothes that I just throw on the floor at the end of the day when I am too tired to care enough to hang them up! Now it looks great! (let's see how long I can keep it that way!) My scraproom is next on my list...oh, man is it a mess!
I've also been going to the gym a lot more...well In January and February I went a lot...trying to loses weight. I average 3-5 miles running on the elliptical and so far have lost 12 lbs!!! I haven't gone much at all this month though. I was sick for a week, lost my voice and everything. Then the other days seemed to be consumed with volunteering commitments at my kids' schools...as well as working on my daughter's school yearbook.
...so, yeah, I've been a busy girl, but I think the main thing that has occupied any remaining time is my recent addiction to Facebook. It's a good time waster, but also good to connect with my friends who are also on Facebook.
This past Sunday we celebrated Easter at my house. All three of my siblings and their families were there. My parents were both sick and stayed home. Here is a picture of our Easter table:
Oh...and my camera, that I just got a few months back, is not working right. The display won't turn on, so not only can I not preview and delete my photos, but I also can't change any of my settings. I have to take pictures the old-school way by looking through the view finder and waiting to see them after they are uploaded. I am limited to the auto setting and can't even turn off the flash. It's made me really appreciate how far cameras have come since my very first Pentax K1000...a dinosaur by today's standards!
This is my daughter (in purple) at the Japanese themed party that I made the cards for, from the previous post.
Saturday, March 01, 2008
My daughter was invited to a joint birthday party, scheduled for tonight, but it got cancelled because one of the birthday girls got sick. Here are 2 cards I made for the party:
I think just about everything I used for these cards is from Stampin' Up!