Friday, August 29, 2008

It has been a long time, LOL...

I know, bad blogging award here! I have has so much to do but am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and found the time to update my blog even if that time is at 5AM. LOL!

The boys are back to school, bummer! I like the summer way more than a Mom should, most days anyway. Here they are looking just to cute on the first day.



I have been busy working on DT project for both My Acrylic Album and My Kits & Pieces.

This month I received some of the coolest albums from MAA...check these out!

This is the Mason's Puzzle album. I actually made this into a wall hanging for Nick's room. Cool decor for a 10 year old soccer loving boy's room. One of the great things about this puzzle and MAA is that every time one of these albums is bought MAA makes a donation toward autism research at www.autismspeaks.org. What a great way to make a donation and at the same time buy a fun album.

In case you didn't know they also make custom albums. They sent me this one with my name. I had to really think about this album...I am not really one to do LO's or albums about myself but this is one of my favorite albums ever. I used a kit from the Scarlet Lime site and had a ton of fun doing it and love the result.








On September 4th I will have one of my My Acrylic Albums featured on the blog at Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine. How fun it that?

The kits this month at My Kits & Pieces are so much fun. I actually made all 3 LO's the day my package came. Check out that stamp by Julie Fan-Fei Balzer, how cool is that?




I am also happy to tell you that I have been asked to teach at Scrappinawayvacations January 15th thru January 18th for a second year. It is a 4 day scrapbooking retreat in the Pocono Mountains at Split Rock Resort. I will be offering several MAA clear album or project classes so be sure to check back on September 15th for the official announcement. You will not believe it when you see who the other teacher are for this event...think big!

Happy scrapping!

37 comments:

Marci Knecht said...

Wow, lots of stuff going on for you right now - you did an awesome job with the name album and I LOVE what you did with masons puzzle ;)

Scrapbook Princess said...

Awesome layouts and albums!! You are such an inspiration!!!

Melanie said...

Congratulations on the teaching gig Mimi, I wonder who the other teacher is???

Love the mini books and what a wonderful thing for MAA to donate to the Autism charity.

twinsand2boys said...

Looks like you have been busy. The name album would be cool for my kids. Great stuff! Also, thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Melonie said...

Holy inspiration Mimi! Love the mini and the wall hanging and well...I love it all. The boys look so handsome and ready to take on a new year. Mine go back on Wednesday the 3rd and I am crying already.

Edleen said...

Mimi, love love all your creations!
Congrats on being published and your boys...Gorgeous!!!

have a wonderful weekend :)

CINNIBONBON said...

Oh so many goodies for my eyes to enjoy!!!! I love it all.
The pictures of your boys are very nice..love them!
Enjoy your weekend.

Staci said...

Thanks so much for your congrats on my blog, Mimi! What handsome boys you have! And i'm loving all the eye candy you posted! I think that mini is my favorite one - absolutely gorgeous!!

SCRAPGIRL : PATTY TANUZ said...

That Lo of soccer is really gooddddddddddd, pics are greattttt and the mini album is fab!!! hehehe Then all ok for me!!! hehehe Kisses for you !!!!!

Nat said...

absolutely amazing!!!! Wow- I love the transparent layout and the album and the wonderful Kits and Pieces Kit layouts- girl you are amazing!!!

Veronica Starr said...

your albums look GREAT!!! i really like the puzzle... i'm still working on mine ;)

Marjolein said...

Great those clear albums!! Gotto buy me one someday, I've never used them!! Love the layouts!!

Mireille said...

lovely artwork again..
super pictures! and... CONGRATS!

Sharmaine said...

Wow Mimi!!! Gorgeous work!!! LOVE THEM ALL

Andrea, said...

Fabulous layouts and albums, I love the football one great papers and embellishments

Holly said...

I LOVE that custom album with your name on it! You did fabulous things with it! Amazing stuff.

Kristi Smith said...

Great layouts. Didn't you enjoy doing the album of you? Sometimes I think it is easier to scrap about myself (just because I know what I am thinking). ;)

Congrats on your teaching gig. Sounds like it will be a lot of fun.

~Nancy~ said...

Heeey.. sooo good to see you blogging girlie!! Wow.. you've been busy...loove all of your new creations.. especially the little mini album with the bright and fun colors... just stunning! And YAY on your teaching gig! XOXO

M@risk@ said...

Congrats on the teaching job. Cute boys you have and love the dynamic soccer page. The colorful mini-album is such an inspiration.

Alexandra said...

WOW! girl, you have been busy - I just love all the eye candy in this post!! Fabulous projects and your boys are adorable! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Ana Baird said...

Wow awesome layouts and creations! congratulations on the teaching job!

Melanie said...

Amazing projects, Mimi! I love the photos you have on the soccer puzzle page especially! The mini-book is fantastic too! Congrats on the teaching job--I'm sure you'll be an amazing teacher, too!

stacy said...

All you projects are awesome... but the best of all are your boys! How handsome are they. Love the back to school pictures. Mine will be on going back on the second. I already miss summer!

merrymstamper said...

Great pictures Mime! the layouts Rock! Love the one of the little girl...so cute!
congrats on the Split Rock gig you are doing!!! It was a blast last year!!! Consider me a fan :)

The Other Side of Me said...

Mimi,

You are so talented. I just love these mini books that you have done. I also love the two pics of your boys. Great shots.
Thanks for always stopping by my blog. I look forward to your comments. Wish I could make it to PA in Jan for your class. It sounds awesome.

great job!

Tammy

Kristii said...

Absolutely awesome work!!! Love your mini!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

~ Amy W ~ said...

Can you just say 'Blown away!!'

Gorgeous stuff Mimi! Loving the ideas and the inspiration!

Lauren said...

Your projects are just fabulous! That mini book is just awesome.

Rachael said...

Great projects!! I'm totally loving the Mimi album, I can't wait to see it in person!!

Terrie B x said...

Well Done on your teaching job Mimi...and `Wow` how much gorgeousness to see since I last visit you!!!!
Absolutly `full of gorgeousness all of your creations so much Inspiration for sure`...TFS
Looks like you all had a great time with the kids!!great photo`s too ~X~
Have a wonderful week Mimi~X~:)

Je@net said...

Wooooow Mimi, what an amazing projects on your blog! It's stunning, love them all!! You're such a great inspirator!

Lisa said...

Great stuff! I love the acrylics.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Wow! You've been busy, and as always, everything you create is just amazing!

Jen Glover said...

Congratulations on all the wonderful happenings! It just gets so busy with school starting too! Hope you are having a great week!

Karin said...

Wow, you have made a lot of great projects!! Love your album! Have a great weekend!

Rollie said...

I just can't wait to see what you come up with for the event in January!
Scrappin Away Vacations is honored to have you back to teach again!
Just love both the album and the soccer layout! Here is that word again...AWESOME!!
See you soon!!

Angel said...

Love your latest projects! Very cool " mini MiMi " album... that is a really great photo on the cover of it! Love the 1st day school photos of your boys too !