Thursday, December 18, 2008

Just a Few More Pics...

This is probably my last post until after the holidays. So much to do and so little time! We took the girls to the annual VFW kids Christmas Party last weekend so I got them all gussied up. They couldn't wait to see Santa and tell him what they wanted. Naturally, as soon as he walked in they freaked. I took a few pictures at home and brought the camera to the party to take more. Of course, I forgot to put the card in it so I got na-da.


After the party they were pooped and just kicked back and watched Frosty...

Chloe wanted to get in the picture too.
I hope everyone has a great holiday! Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008






Just a quick post to say hello and show a few pictures I took over the weekend. We made some sugar cookies on Saturday, but haven't gotton around to frosting them yet. It took forever to clean up the mess! The girls had fun with the dough and cookies cutters tho.


























Emily hanging candy canes on the tree



And finally, I took their picture for our Christmas cards


The 2008 Knapp Family Christmas Card



Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas Photo Cards





A couple of people have asked if I was going to make up some photo cards this year. I hadn't planned on it, but since I was asked so nicely, I whipped up a couple! So glad you all liked last year's cards so much.

So here ya go. Hope you enjoy. The first one is 5x7 and the second one is
4x8. Download here.




I can't believe that Christmas is only 3 weeks away! We've got so many things planned, I just don't know how we're going to fit it all in. We've got a birthday party, my husband's family christmas dinner, a party for the girls, cookies to bake, shopping, wrapping, and the big christmas eve extravaganza at our house with my whole family. Which also means lots of cooking. I'm sooo looking forward to it though!

I'm also finishing up those calendars so I'll be posting that soon.

XOXOXO

Monday, November 24, 2008

Back!

Phew...it's been a while...huh? Sorry for no new freebies. I've been sick, kids sick, etc. Just haven't had my mojo to create anything new. I've been working on a bunch of christmas projects and it's been taking up most of my free time. I'll post pics soon. I'm also working on a 2009 calendar that I may put up for sale. It's turning out awesome. I love it. I'm making a bunch for family and friends. Maybe you'll want one too! I'll get that posted within the next week.

I decided to drag out my christmas decorations yesterday. I thought I'd be smart and put up all the decorations then next weekend go get the tree and decorate it. That way I'm not spending the whole weekend decorating. Yeah, sounded good in theory. The girls were dying to help, and I thought it would be fun, so I put on the christmas music and started in. They helped for about...oh...10 minutes then decided they were bored and wanted to play in their room. No problem. After about 45 minutes I realized I haven't heard any commotion upstairs in their room. I went in to investigate. I found two little girls, in MY bedroom, with all their dolls and blankets strewn about and my two little angles covered from head to toe in Maalox. Yes people, I said Maalox. My husband had two bottles of it on his night-stand and apparently the girls thought it looked enough like milk to feed their baby dolls with it. This stuff was everywhere...carpet, bed, sheets, and caked in their doll's hair. I wish, now, that I would have taken pictures, but I just didn't see the humor in it then! I threw them both in the tub for a bath (which is no party either). After that, I went back downstairs to finish decorations. About an hour later, little miss Ashley had some funk comin' off her that made my eyes water. I've been trying to get these kids potty trained for about six months now, and they just flat out refuse. They will go no. 1 in the potty, but they just will not do no. 2. Now, she didn't have a pull-up on because that would have given me...joy. No, she's got on big-girl underwear and it was seeping down her legs and I'm not sure how this happened but it was also up her back. The kid defies the laws of gravity. I threw her back into the tub for yet another bath. After that, I said screw the decorations and quit for the day.

So, there's a quick update on how life in the Knapp household has been. Pray for me. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Dress Rehersal

We had a dress rehersal for their halloween party tomorrow. They are so excited. We didn't do their hair or anything, but I couldn't resist taking a few pics. Check out how much taller Ashley is than Emily.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy halloween!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Treat Bags


The girls go to "story time" at the local library every Thursday morning with Grandma. They're having a halloween party this week and everyone is to bring a treat. I decided to make it easy on myself and just make up treat bags. I used my "Spooktacular" digi kit for the bag toppers and threw in some clipart I found on the web.

They have both decided they wanted to be princesses this year, so I'll post pictures soon. Happy Haunting!














Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Spooktacular

Ok, I won't lie. This is a kit I made a couple of years ago when I was a designer at Divine Digital. I completely forgot about it and when I came across it today I thought I'd offer it up as a freebie. I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to create anything new, so here ya go. Download here. Leave me some love if you do.












Here are a couple of layouts I did of the girls from this summer...


Thursday, September 25, 2008

I'm Bored

78 words

Speedtest



78 wpm - 0 mistakes....why can't I do that at work?!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Emily Freebie


I named this kit "Emily" after my daughter, who LOVES pink...anything pink. Download here. Please leave me a comment if you do. Have a great weekend. Looks like its going to be a soggy one here. =(

New Layouts and an Award!

I finally got around to scrapping some of our mini-vacation pictures.

Kit by Kay Miller

Quickpage by Misty Cato

Kit by me

Kit by Nit Wit Collections (except the giraffe)

In other news, I received my first blog award! Thanks so much Linda. So the rules are that I need to nominate seven more blogs for the award. Here goes:

Sherelle Christensen
Jade Mingmei Designs
Greta Adams
Linda Albrecht
Cindy G.
Shaunte Wadley
Monica Evan

The rules for receiving this award are:
1) Put the logo on your blog.
2) Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4) Add links to those blogs on yours.
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

Last, but not least, I'm finishing up another kit. I should have it posted by the end of the day today, or tomorrow. Thanks for all the comments and emails about my kits. I LOVE that you are diggin' my stuff!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

It's All About Fall


I tore myself away from my new tv long enough to finish another kit! It's no secret that fall is my very favorite season. I can't wait for all the leaves to start changing colors and the chillier weather. The past two days have been so friggin' hot around here.

Anyway, hope you like the new (mini) kit. Download here.

I'm running out of ideas for kits. If there is something you'd like to see, please let me know.


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Merry Christmas to Me!!

So, grandma and grandpa took the girls for the day yesterday. So peaceful. My husband and I didn't know what to do with ourselves. We decide to go to the mall and look around and price some things that we need for the house. Little things, like kitchen stuff. All my plates and glasses are all mis-matched from breaking them over the years so we just set out to see what was out there. No intentions of buying anything. What do we come home with? A 52" LCD high definition tv!
We're dangerous people when we are bored. This is our Christmas present to each other this year. I'm so excited...I think I peed my pants a little when we set it up. The picture is crystal clear. Life is just not complete unless I get a little Jon Bon Jovi in HD. Life is good my friends.

I'm working on some new kits, so hang tight...having a hard time pulling myself away from the tv!

Monday, August 18, 2008

WTF???


Having testicle difficulties here. I'm trying to change my blog layout and it's pissin' me off!!! I can't get the background to show up and it seems as though I've lost all my sidebar links and stuff. Bear with me here folks.

Monday, August 11, 2008

I'm Back

Well vacation is over and I'm sad =( The week just flew by and I didn't get to do all the crafty projects that I planned on doing. But, it was nice not to have to go in to work!

The girls had a blast at the zoo and they did so great being away from home for the first time. I figured they'd have a hard time sleeping in a new place and keep waking up throughout the night, but they slept right through. I, on the other hand, kept jumping up to check on them. We also took them to our county fair on Saturday and we all had a good time eating junk and riding the rides. Here's some pics from our mini vacation. I didn't get alot of pictures of the animals, because most of them were sleeping when we were there.

OH, and for those who've been asking, weight watchers is still going great. As of my weigh-in today, I've lost 14 lbs. Not bad for a month, if I do say so myself! I just hope I can keep it up.



Friday, July 25, 2008

What a Zoo!


I finally got a chance to create another kit. Hope you like (download here). I decided to do a zoo themed kit because next weekend we are taking a mini vacation to visit my girlfriend in Dayton for three days and on one of the days we're taking the girls to the zoo. I can't wait. This will be their first visit to a BIG zoo, and they are so excited. Not to mention this will be their first time sleeping away from home, so pray for me that it goes well. We're leaving next Saturday morning and we'll be back Monday afternoon. My husband and I haven't had an actual vacation since our honeymoon back in 2000. It's not a huge vacation, but hey, I'll take it!

OH, thanks to everyone for the weight watchers encouragement. There are quite a few of us! My first weigh-in last Monday was great; I lost 7.4 lbs. I'm shooting for another 5 lbs. come this Monday. The biggest thing is that I stopped drinking dr. pepper, which is HUGE for me. I was such an addict. I had a headache for the first three days; that was loads of fun. Now I'm drinking water until my eyeballs are floating. Plus, I've started working out and walking. I'm hoping by Christmas I should be back to my pre-kids weight. I've got a ways to go.

I probably won't be posting again until we get back from our trip, so have a wonnerful week!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Looky, Looky!!!

Looky what I just got in the mail!! I won blog candy from Melissa Frances. It's the complete collection of rub-ons; 42 packages to be exact. Go check out her blog, the stuff there is amazing. She's already got me in the mood for Christmas!!




Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I'm Hungry!

Thanks to everyone who sent me emails wishing me a happy birthday...I was overwhelmed. Yeah, so now I'm 40. Go me. As a birthday present to myself, I signed up for weight watchers. Since the girls were born, I just let myself go and I just can't believe how bad it's gotton. I went to my first meeting last night and I almost burst into tears after my weigh-in. I'm not going to tell you what it was...I haven't told ANYBODY...not my friends, my husband nor my mother who is my best friend and I tell her EVERYTHING. I'm so embarrassed by it. But, I'm on a mission to do something about it. I'm ready. I'm determined. I'm starving. If anyone has done weight watchers or is on it now, please email me.

I'll be posting another kit soon....

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Weekend Pics

Hope everyone had a great 3-day weekend. We took the girls to a parade on the fourth, which they really dug and got a ton of candy; then that evening we had a sparkler party out in our backyard. The girls loved it until Emily got a little too close to Ashley with her sparkler and burned her arm. Nothing major, she's fine. Not a big fan of sparklers anymore tho. Then on Saturday one of my girlfriends was in town visiting so we all went to her parents' house for a cookout, which was really relaxing just to sit around and let the kids play so we could talk. Then we went to see fireworks and didn't get home until around midnight. They were asleep before their little heads hit the pillow! Today was catch up on housework day =( Here's a few pics from the weekend...

This picture is fast becomeing one of my favorites! Ashley was in her "get outta my face" moods. No idea where she got THAT from!