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I swear I forget I have a blog sometimes. It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything and not that things are ever that interesting but it’s nice to have a central place to jot things down for future reference. Here’s are the cliff notes:

– Been back to work for a month now which is going good. It’s nice to have a routine back. The only drawback to being full time is I have had to stop breastfeeding all together. I was trying to hang on as long as I could and we made it to 2.5 months, but it was becoming too stressful and I was only pumping about 4 oz for the entire day. That doesn’t really even cover a feeding for Emma right now.  So now we are bottle fed. That has been a HUGE emotional decision for me that I still am riddled with guilt over but I’m slowly getting past that now thanks to the support from my family and husband. I was formula fed and turned out ok. Right? RIIIIGHT? LOL

– Emma is growing like a weed. I swear she grows overnight. She is just a joy right now. Laughing and keeping us all entertained. Still can’t believe she is almost 3 months old. *sigh* – they don’t stay babies long.

– Girls are doing great. Been busy with sports and traveling soccer. We had a blast couple weekends ago decorating for Halloween and carving pumpkins. We also had a very nice visit with Grandma and Grandpa Lamb that same weekend. They got to watch all three girls play soccer and carve pumpkins with us and they got to love on Emma.  – Wish we all lived closer to have more weekends like that. But I guess the distance also makes the visits even more fun and special.

-Had a low key Halloween night. The girls were with their mom and I didn’t feel like getting Emma out in the cold. Not that she would have much use for candy right now, and Lord knows I don’t need it.  But we passed out the candy and everyone loved how the girls decorated the yard and were even taking pictures of the decorations. One thing I don’t understand though is how the porch light rule is no longer applicable? We ran out of candy about 7:30 and I literally sat in the dark but kids still were insistently ringing the doorbell. When I was a kid, no porch light meant no candy…….

Funny story speaking of Halloween – so I had to run to Walmart after work to get the candy and of course I’m in a hurry because I still had to go get Emma from daycare. And who isn’t in a hurry to get out of Walmart anyway? The place was a madhouse. Anyhoo – I grab some candy and I’m walking towards the registers when my boot slips on the floor and I go SPLAT. The candy goes skidding across the floor and my right elbow and knee took quite a blow. I don’t think I’ve moved so fast in getting up although I did have a slight gimp to my step. How stinking embarrasing and to have it happen in front of the store. Why not in a more private aisle or something. I’m sure it was quite the scene. Now I have a bruised knee and elbow and ego. Lesson learned…..don’t rush when in heels or boots on slick floors.

Now moving on to more scrapbooking stuff –

– For the Luv of Art will be hosting a Pinterest crop starting November 11. I’m loving this crop because now I can actually create something I’ve pinned! LOL I will post more details on the crop as they come available because trust me, you won’t want to miss the fun!

We have the weekly challenge up for November too that you can play along with here. But here’s the sketch I created for the Challenge. Be sure to go over and play along!

Here are a couple things I’ve created with some of the awesome MME – Mischevious line that you can pick up from FTLOA store here.

I will leave you with some digital projects I’ve done recently too. Still loving this Heritage Makers and I just got my order from all the layouts I’ve done and I have to just say what great quality and I am amazed how dimensional it looks even though it’s flat. love love love. And I’m super excited to be able to stay up on Emma’s scrapbook.

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Welcome to the first ever Blop Hop for FTLOA!!! And welcome to my humble blog. If this is your first time visiting, I hope you visit again! By now you’ve probably enjoyed and gained loads of inspiration! I hope you enjoy what I will share with you today! And just a reminder to be sure to post a comment on each blog you visit to increase your chances of winning a fabulous prize!!

Here is a list of the designers included in the hop in case you’ve gotten lost along the way:

For The Luv of Art Blog  <—– START HERE

Carrie Ferrier

Sheri Twing

Jaime Warren

Lisa Day

Renee Dezember

Renee Lamb <—— YOU ARE HERE!

Norma Kennedy

So what will you have a chance to win here? How about this fabulous set of Pink Paislee stamps?

These stamps are a lot of fun and as you will see, they were used in a few of my projects! So be sure to leave me a comment for your chance to win this stamp set! **Also, be sure to include an email address or some way for me to contact you in case your name is drawn! I will randomly choose a winner on Monday morning. 🙂

Now – on to the fun stuff right? Here are my projects for you:  (if you click on the image you can view it larger)

Favorite Summer Treat

Supplies: Border punches, MS Butterfly Punch, Machine Stitching, Letter stickers are Pink Paislee and American Crafts

Pink Paislee “Hometown Summer” Border Stickers Pack , Pink Paislee “Hometown Summer” Baubles Embellishments, Pink Paislee “Hometown Summer” Press-Ons, Pink Paislee “Hometown Summer” Punchouts ,Pink Paislee Hometown Summer “Green Acres”, Pink Paislee Hometown Summer “Fruit Stand”, Pink Paislee Hometown Summer “Summer Fun” , Pink Paislee Hometown Summer “Sunnyside Lane” , Pink Paislee Hometown Summer “Heat Wave”

Home Sweet Home

Supplies: I found the black frame at Michael’s on clearance for $2.oo. I cut slits in the bottom of the green to create the rolled effect by using a slim pen. The letters on the banner are from stash.

Pink Paislee “Hometown Summer” Punchouts, Pink Paislee Hometown Summer “Sunnyside Lane”, Pink Paislee Hometown Summer “Neighborhood Pool”, Pink Paislee Hometown Summer “Green Acres”

Let’s Get Together – BBQ Invites!

Supplies: I started with basic white cardstock and using my computer I printed Let’s Get together and the when and where. Leaving approximately 4″ of space for my design space.   I stamped my background using the Pink Paislee stamp set. I also used the stamps for the watermelon and BBQ. The “note” pulls out to read BYOB.

Pink Paislee Hometown Summer “Green Acres”, Pink Paislee “Hometown Summer” Impressions Clear Stamps, American Crafts Textured Cardstock “Scarlet”

 Read – Bookmark

We are lucky to have kids that love to read. Our youngest was asking me for a bookmark the other night so I thought “how PERFECT would this line be for a bookmark?” And voila’, the bookmark is created!

Supplies: Pink Paislee Hometown Summer “Fruit Stand”, Pink Paislee “Hometown Summer” Punchouts, Pink Paislee Hometown Summer “Sunnyside Lane” , Pink Paislee Hometown Summer “Heat Wave”

 Now I’m super excited to share these next two projects with you because it was inspired by ONE sheet of 12×12 paper – this one:

Isn’t it fun?? So the first project I will share with you is my ABC book.

ABC – Mini Book

*Helpful tip: I used the same design for each letter of the alphabet which helps makes this little baby go by so much quicker! This is pretty tiny – it only measures 2 x 2.5. To make this a little more sturdy I cut pieces of chipboard to adhere my paper too. I just used 2″ binder rings to bind it together using my Big Bite to punch through the paper/chipboard.

Supplies: Pink Paislee Hometown Summer “Summer Fun” , Pink Paislee “Hometown Summer” 12×12 Pattern Paper Pack, Pink Paislee “Hometown Summer” Press-Ons

And finally – I had the other squares with the boys/girls on it leftover after this mini was done and noticed how there were at least two of each! The count came out to be PERFECT for 12 pairs (24 total) cards to make a Memory game out of them! And that’s exactly what I did!

I found a small black box that measures about 2.25″ around.  The cards themselves measure about 1.75 x 1.75 “.  I adhered the pictures to the cardstock. To decorate the backside of the cards, I stamped the starbursts using the Pink Paislee stamp set above. The rules book I also used the bubble stamp and then typed up the rules and glued to a 2” circle.

Supplies: Pink Paislee “Hometown Summer” Press-Ons, Pink Paislee “Hometown Summer” Impressions Clear Stamps, Pink Paislee Hometown Summer “Fruit Stand”, Pink Paislee “Hometown Summer” Punchouts, Pink Paislee Hometown Summer “Heat Wave”

Well, I hope you enjoyed your stay here and be sure to leave me a comment to enter for a chance to win the Pink Paislee Hometown Summer Clear Stamps!!! Now go here: Norma Kennedy for another chance to win more goodies! Have a great weekend! And be sure to check back on Monday to see if you are the lucky winner! xoxoxoxoxo ~ Renee

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