Thursday, March 10, 2011

Make A Wish

Happy Thursday,

Well the week is marching on! I am looking forward to the weekend.  It is going to be a bit busy but nothing crazy. 

Normally this is a What am I working on Thursday post but guess what? I am not working on anything right now.  I seem to be having problems with this regular post.  I have not been very creative during the week.  I have been hanging out with the kiddos more and I have been trying to get back into an exercise routine.  There are not enough hours in the day to get all the stuff done that I want to do--work--kids--scrap--exercise--read--cook--clean--laundry--time with hubby--and the list goes on and on.  Every working mom goes through these battles.  If I exercise (which I know I am a rare one) I love to do it--I could work out everyday if I had the time, but then I don't get to scrap or hold Michael, or hang out with Jack and find something interesting about Egypt (yes, my son is into Egypt because of the Lego set Pharaoh's quest).  I hate it that I don't have enough time to do everything I want to do.  Sorry to complain--just trying to find that balance in my life where I get to do a little of everything.  Sometimes I am awesome at it and other times I am just terrible at it!  So instead of the What am I Working on I have a new layout for you.  I have really been using my own sketches lately and not entering other sketch challenges.  Sometimes my creativity is easier when it is my own creation but other times I need a little boost--I am sure you know what I am talking about!

Make a Wish
Well as I said earlier in the week I was able to get some scrapping done this past weekend and I finally finished Michael's birthday. I just love this picture of him.  He was so into his cake and candle etc.  For the layout I had a simple sketch I made that basically used up a lot of my scraps for the Imaginisce Birthday Bash line.  I love it when I can create an entire layout using my scraps.  When I say I try to use every piece of the paper I really mean it.  I only buy a collection line if I really love it and then I want to get my $$$$ out of it.




Supplies
cardstock:  bazzill
pattern paper & embellies:  imaginisce

Thanks so much for stopping by. I will be back tomorrow with another layout.  Don't forget to go HERE to leave a comment for my GIVEAWAY.  See you all tomorrow!

15 comments:

Jennifer said...

Love the expression on his face. :) Wonderful job using those scraps! Awesome design; love that line too.

Jenn said...

Fabulous layout. I love the paper you used the colours go so nicely with the picture.

Debby said...

I so understand. I've been spending a lot of time lately with my kids and grandkids and not doing as much crafting during the week. Great job of your layout.

Becky said...

I love this line too, so fun! I love your layout and think your sketch must gav ve been AWESOME! I'm right there with you on not having enough hours in the day. I like to think I'm pretty organized, but sometimes it just doesn't work out the way I planned. Once the weather gets nice, well be outside a ton too which adds a whole other element to our day. :)

Jingle said...

Fabulous layout!!!

hilde janbroers said...

great layout!!!

Diana Fisher said...

I love how that layout is blocked off. One of my fave layouts I made years ago was like that. I need to get back to that. Lovely page!!!

Sharla said...

Great layout Mary Pat, I just love the colors in that line, Michael looks so cute with his cake!

I completely understand trying to find balance in life with everything that you want to fit into each day...whenever I think I have time to sit and relax, go for a walk or scrap...something usually comes up to prevent that, and I'm off in a totally different direction.

Pam W. said...

Wow. I love this layout - so cute. And I love to use every single scrap I can!!

Tammy said...

Fantastic layout! I love the blocked background. And the photo is great. I hear you too...I'm not working full time right now and I don't have the kids and husband, but I STILL struggle with doing everything I want to do. Some nights I fall into bed thinking why didn't I get these other five things done today? It is a balance and it will never be perfect. You just have to choose what's right in the moment. :)

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Vicki said...

ooh cute layout - i love that line!!! i'm using very shabby papers etc just now :D not so much into the brights - they scare me LOL.

Vanessa said...

I hear you with the life balance thing. It's tough. I was just saying the exact same thing to my husband the other day how I wished there were just a few more hours in the day to do everythig...if only!

smdluxe said...

Great use of all your different patterned papers. I loved the "color blocking??" I don't even know what it's called, but you know what I mean. lol Best Wishes!!

Tracy said...

Awwww what a sweet layout.

All women can relate to "not enough time in a day". I think that is another reason why I love to stay up late. I seem to get more done, but then I drag my butt the rest of the day.

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