Friday, March 7, 2008

LOTS to show and tell...and a RAK!!!

Well I have disappeared for a few weeks again but I am back with lots to share. The big news is this week is my son Jack's birthday! He will be seven on Monday and I just can't believe it myself. Here he is looking so cute!


He had more good news when he was chosen as one of 20 students from our school district out of over 4000+ to have his artwork on display at a local gallery. It included ages K-12 and we are so very proud of him.

Here he is with his winning art work:


For those of you who have wished my Mom well thank you so much, she is on the mend and feeling much better.

I have lots of fun DT layouts to share from the March kits at Serendipity Scrapbooks. As usually Kristen's kits are amazing so don't miss them.






I loved working on this months CT projects at TTS and had such fun with the Daisy D Maybe baby line and Sugared Alphabets from Doodlebug, be sure to check these out at the store at 35% they are a real deal! Coming up on March 14-15 is a crop at TTS. So for lots of fun challenges and prizes stop on by.




I want to thanks to Chris for the cutest pay it forward RAK ever. With lots of little goodies I am now ready to offer one of my own. So if you would like to win a RAK and will be willing to then pay it forward, let me know in your comments and I will pick one random winner. This RAK is really cute and includes a new red AMM storage bag filled with lots of goodies.

On Monday I am off to Orlando, FL for a mini vacation with my hubby. It is a business trip for him with conferences during the day but I am tagging along this time and really can't wait. I will make the most of my free time visiting LSS Stores and have scheduled an Aromatheraphy Massage, Manicure, and Pedicure at the Grand Floridian Spa. I will return with lots of pictures, pretty toes and nails, and probably about 5 extra pounds. So off I go and see you soon.

62 comments:

Chris said...

Wow!! When you come back you do it in style..lol Totally gorgeous scrummy layouts and cards... you have been busy.
Thanks for letting me know your received your goodies too :D
Have a fab mini break sounds like you've got some pampering lined up so enjoy!!
Chris xx

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I agree with Chris . . . when you come back, you come back in a BIG way! Everything is fantastic! All of your layouts are just GREAT and totally gorgeous! Congratulations to your son! What an honor! His artwork looks really great! The pampering sounds absolutely wonderful! ENJOY!!

Colleen said...

Love the layouts!

Congrats to your son too..

The RAK sounds fab! Count me in please! Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

Amber Risher said...

Thanks for leaving such sweet words on my blog Mimi....totally loving all of your new stuff! And your son....that little hunk is an artist himself...he must take after mom!!! :) Hope your vacation is wonderful...I bet you ran into some bad weather...I am here in SC and it is soooo gloomy...anywoo, enjoy yourself!

hugs, Amber

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Helen & Co. said...

Oh my goodness - so much gorgeouos stuff!!! You have lots of fun things going on by the sounds of it...hope you enjoy everything!

Sharmaine said...

yay to all the happy goodness Mimi!!!
Love his art, love yours!!
Have fun away!!!

TanishaRenee said...

Happy birthday to Jack!!!

I never get enough of your work...FAB as always!!

Scrapbook Princess said...

Love the layouts!!! Those flowers look familiar hehe. Enjoy your rest, you deserve it.

Congrats to your son, he is super talented!!!!

Edleen said...

hi Mimi! have fun in Orlando!
Enjoy!!!

your son is not only cute, he's handsome too! and Congrats to him!!!
great artwork :)

and love your Gorgeous work!

Trish said...

awesome projects!

Have a great time!

socialbutterfly said...

I LOVE your work!! have a great time!!

Andrea, said...

Fabulous layouts. Congratulations to your son

iris said...

WOw your son Jack takes after you! An artist too! I love your pages and your cards. I most specially love the one where you put a different patterned paper at the back of the Felt ribbon. That was so clever! I smiled when I read your post about my 7 random things! Gosh you love cold spaghetti too!! :) And we do have lots in common. Wish I lived near you cause it would sure be a blast to run a marathon with you:)

Nessa said...

Wow great work with the kit! And please tell Jack that I LOVE his artwork! Too cool!

~ Amy W ~ said...

Ditto to some of the above! Wow, you really came back with a LOT of goodies to absorb and inspire :)
Just have to add that your son's art is wonderful, so creative - he deserves the honor - hmmm, like mother, like son? ;)

Angel said...

Enjoy your " Me " time & time with your hubby ! Can't wait to see pics! I miss the South ! My Gulf Coast ! Have Fun ! I love your LOs
I always tell you, your boys are very handsome... atheletic and OMG... the creativity... that's something! I love his work !I bet you can't wait to display it in your home!

Flossie's Follies said...

Happy Birthday to your son and how wonderful that his art work was chosen, that is fantastic. Love your wonderful layouts, you have been busy.

Rachael said...

Happy Birthday, Jack!!!! Congrats you little artiste!!! :)

Lovin' the layouts!! That one of Lucy is my absolute fave!!!

Have a wonderful trip! I'll miss ya!

FlutterinbyGirl said...

Gorgeous artwork! Thanks for visiting my blog! I love the idea of doing a PIF RAK giveaway! I would totally be game for that! Have a BLAST on your vacay!

I love that artwork your son did! My dd is 6 1/2 and quite the little budding artist herself, I'm going to show her what Jack did, and see if she wants to do something similar. Happy Birthday, Jack!

evitangel said...

everything really awesome! TFS

CINNIBONBON said...

Wow..so very glad you are back. I hate it when you disappear on me like that!! LOL.
BUt hey>>>I bow to you on that MC marathon...holy smokes batman. That is just too awesome!!!
**clap**
**Clap***
Happy Birthday to your little young man, that is such a sweet photo and such a sweet age...make sure you enjoy it. He will surely grew up fast right before your eyes.

Marieke Vermeulen said...

Congrats with your cute son's birthday! And wooowww, he is a true artist. He is very talented!

All your layouts are STUNNING, as always!

Please DON'T count me in on the RAK!

xxxMarieke

ellen said...

love those TTS projects!!! well, u know i luv all of them, lol! i am glad your mom is doing better as well. And of course, i will pay it forward with a RAK! i have a little something right up my sleeve!

Marjolein said...

Great work as always, love love love it!!Congrats for your son, and enjoy your trip to Orlando!!

Wendy said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! :)

LOVE the "Lives a Beach".

HUGE congrats to your son, that is so awesome.

Smiles,
Wendy
http://wendyreed.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Jen Glover said...

I love your blog! You son is adorable! They grow up so fast, don't they? *sigh* Have fun in Orlando! It is supposed to be nicer the rest of the week so I hope you can catch some sun rays! :)

Lisa said...

Would love to receive a RAK and pay it forward! I am looking for a new kit club, I will have to check this one out, you layouts are great!

Veronica said...

Fantastic Layouts and projects!! Beautiful!!

Veronica

Ana Baird said...

Your layouts are beautiful and awesome! Fabulous comeback work!

Jen Glover said...

Mimi, Thank you for coming over to The Coco'nutty side *smile* We are an on-line store & about 2.5 hours from Orlando. :) You are going to have such a lovely time! Take care!

twinsand2boys said...

Great layouts...youve been busy. Your sons artwork is pretty cool too!

Jemma said...

great LOs and card, love the doodlebug flowers as well

hope you have a fantastic break!!

Alexandra said...

Wow! I found your blog though COCONUT SCRAPSHOP (love Jen!!) and thought I would pop over and I am so glad I did! Your pages are amazing, and I enjoyed browsing! I am an avid scrabpooker and cardmaker myself and am VERY addicted to patterned paper too - LOL! Congrats to your son on his wonderful art, he is a cutie! Have fun in Orlando and I will be back often to visit! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Michelle said...

Happy birthday to Jack! =) What a cutie...and his artwork is awesome! he he...love the pages, too! =)

Samantha said...

Happy b-day to your son and congrats to him for being a featured young artist!! You must be one proud mama.

All of your LOs are just beautiful. You have been quite scrappy lately!

M@risk@ said...

You sure have a lot to share. Congrats on your boys B-day and his winning Art work. He's a very creative boy. Wonderful layouts again and wish you a nice trip and enjoy it all!

Velta said...

What a talented child you have! I think his picture should when the top honor award...I know you must be proud of him. You make me want to be pampered too. BTW, He obviously gets his talent from you. I love your layouts, especially the precious doggie one :)

Lauren said...

Great posts. I love the marathon layout. The pictures are too cute, as is the RAK. Thanks for sharing and welcome back!

MsGrace said...

wow...what beautiful stuff.
Congrats to your son that is awesome!

micayla said...

Wow you have been a busy bee!
Love all the layouts girl!

Terrie B x said...

"Happy Birthday" Jack:)have a fab time:):):)
Well it`s worth waiting a few weeks cos if we get all these beautiful creations it`s certainly worth it...and well Done to Jack :)x

Cheryl Wray said...

I just LOVE all your creations!!! I especially love the Super Star page!!!

Happy Birthday to your son. I love that pic of him. (And that it looks like it and your profile pic are by the same tree. So cute!)

You betcha...put me in for the RAK.

Scrappermania said...

Just gorgeous! Awesome work!

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Trish said...

Happy Birthday and Congrats to Jack! His artwork is fabulous! Your work is awesome! Love the details! I am so glad your Mom is feeling better. Have a wonderful mini vacation!!!

Rollie said...

Great to see your work again! Happy Birthday to that Handsome boy!! Love that he is loving art too, but with you for a Mom was there ever any doubt!

Rollie

All Pink girl said...

WOW WOW WOW so many fabulous layouts ,brilliant work as always ,
big happy birthday to your son ,Hugs Dawnx

Amy said...

wow..you've been busy! so many amazing projects here beautiful! and happy birthday and congrats to your son, that's awesome and his artwork is great! I'd love to play your PIF challenge! thanks so much!

SCRAPGIRL : PATTY TANUZ said...

heyyyyyyy congrats to your babyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, his art is beautiful!!!!! Many colors!!!! And all yout lo's are mega fab!!!!!!!! Really, all I loved!!!! Kisses!

Nicole Carro said...

Mimi, enjoy Florida! Happy Birthday to your little guy!

Monique said...

Congrats to you talented 7 year old Jack! Wonderful layouts and projects and I wish you a very good healthywealthy stay in Fl.

Mistylynn said...

I think my fav is your wonderful son's artwork! Beautiful layouts too!
Misty

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Melonie said...

Hope you have fun Mimi! Love the new LO's. Love your style!! Oh yeah and Happy Birthday Jack!

wendipooh13 said...

Happy Birthday to Jack!!!! how exciting, both your boys are soo adorable.
LOVE all your work, always, you are such an inspritation to me!!! Just love your style..
Would love to pay it forward also...
Have a good one.

Gina said...

great projects, congrats to your son!
BTW - you have also been tagged!!! LOL... just post 7 Random facts about yourself and then pass the tag onto 7 other unsuspecting victims... or... blog friends - LOL!

Beth Norman said...

Awesome layouts.

Holly said...

Your creations are wonderful! And, Jack's artwork is AMAZING! A big happy birthday to him! I hope you enjoy your lovely spa trip...I'm so jealous! ;0)

~Jules~ said...

Welcome back!
I love stopping by as I always find your blog inspiring!
Congrats to the talented Son as well
Hugs & Happy Easter
Jules

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Maren said...

What gorgeous inspiration here! All of it is over the top fantastic!!