While my entire family was here visiting I did manage to sneak in a little scrapbooking time. I worked in bits and pieces at night just because I had so much free time, ha! Actually, scrapping helps me stay sane and I feel a bit disconnected without it.
Since we moved to Austin (and away from the awesome built in bookcases of our old apartment) my stuff sort of litters the living room in cardboard boxes. These were put away so I largely worked from my most recent Studio Calico kit, Antiquary. I just loved the new Printshop release papers and had a hard time choosing which papers to start with.
The best part of ACL was how kid friendly the whole thing was, so we brought the kids with us on the second day. I think the thing I was most excited about was getting their hair spray painted in funky colors. So, I spray painted my layout too, with a blend of pink and yellow neon mister hueys. I have found few uses for them, but here was definitely one of them.
This layout is much more traditional and much more the norm for me. Visiting the pumpkin patch is one of those things that I fell instantly in love with after becoming a mom. We have to go every year, and this year was no exception. Again, using the same kit here.
Even my mom liked this page, or she liked the picture of Nandini at least. Now she wants me to move to LA and start her modeling career. I'm game I guess.
I love how versatile Antiquary is. Both pages also have a rainbow color scheme and elements of black and white, but you wouldn't really know they came from the same kit at first glance at all.
I am applying to the Becky Higgins' Project Life team (again, but it doesn't hurt to keep trying I suppose) and want to design a holiday card for that too. I've never seen a Diwali card picked before and it would be fun to make one anyway. I also really need to finish my post about Avinash's birthday party. It was epic. Two other things are making me super happy today. One is a bit of scrappy good news (ok, more than a bit) that I can't wait to share. The other is that when Nandini was going to bed she turned to me and said, "bye Mommy, I miss you tonight." She doesn't even know that I would have let her eat a whole bowl of candy and watch cartoons all night at that moment. Sigh, it's too good.
linked up with Paper Issues' Halloween Issue and I love fall challenge.