Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Squirt, sprained ankle, mini albums....FUN STUFF!

 Good afternoon, ya'll!  I had planned on putting up a project last night...buuuuuut.......I had somewhat of a crazy evening.  I had my job interview yesterday morning at 10am.  I didn't know that they were all showing up later, bc of some icy weather.  So I was 10 minutes early and ended up sitting there for about an hour before they actually got around to interviewing me.  I didn't really care that much, but it's not typically good for you to keep potential employees waiting like that.  Doesn't look good.  I also had my weight loss meeting last night and weigh-in.  I LOST 5.2 lbs!!!!!  WOOHOO!!!  So excited about that.  That leads me to my crazy evening....I was on a high from losing that much and was playing with Squirt, my lil Chihuahua.  I was trying to avoid stepping on him and ended up rolling my left ankle and I really thought I had broken it.  It hurt and I heard crackling, and them my foot went numb for a minute.  I went to the doctor today and found out that it was just a bad sprain...not happy that I can't really work out, but SUPER glad it's not broken!!! 

This is my lil guy when I first got him at 8 weeks.
 This is my lil guy at almost 5 months.

I would also want to share a project that I did for my sister.  I made 2 mini-albums for her of my niece and nephew (who stole my heart the moment I found out she was pregnant!!).  It was fun, but challenging, since I had to hunt down pics of my nephew.  I basically did a timeline of each of their lives.  Since my niece was barely over a year old, hers wasn't that hard to do.  They each had 12 pages and the albums are 3" x 3". 

I loved him at this age!!!  He was just so sweet!!! (he just turned 8)
She is a lil snobby Diva, but I love her like nothing else!!! (she'll be 3 in May)
  I used 2 cardboard-ish type coasters that I purchased at the 100 Yen store in Japan.  They are kind of similar to chipboard, but not quite as stiff.  They use them as recyclable coasters.  I used CTMH paper to cover the 2 coasters completely.  I believe the coasters themselves were a little bit larger then 3" x 3".  For the pages, I cut various colors of CTMH card stock at 3" x 3".  I believe the pics are cut at 2" x 2" and the paper behind them is just an 1/8 of an inch larger.  Then I just decorated each page with various embellishments.  I used my eyelet hole punch to make the holes in each upper left corner.  I did place eyelets in each page and on the front and back cover.  I then used a key ring to hold all the pages together.  The key ring is one that snaps shut (not your typical key ring) and I also got that in Japan. 

I loved doing this project, bc I don't personally have kids and that's what I like to scrapbook.  So I tend to adopt other peoples kids.  Haha!  So if you become my friend and have kids, I'll probably end up claiming them as well!  Hehe!


3 comments:

Dina said...

wow sounds like you had quite a day! Hope you feel better! Your puppy is very cute! Love your project! I just ordered the bind it all,I am so excited to get it! tfs! Dina

Carina said...

Your Puppy is very cute
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crazy for cricut said...

Hi! I do like the your story alot! I did win the new version 2.0 bind it all on ebay and am very excited to get it! I am making a little scrapbook for my daughter with the your story and love that I can laminate the pictures! This is also brand new to me, but it is very easy to use! I think the bind it all is very different and I cannot wait to get it! It comes with a video as well. Let me know what you decide! Hugs! Dina