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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Me time

Do you take time away for yourself? It has taken me a long time to figure this out but I am such a better mom and wife when I get a little time to myself. I am so much better at taking time for myself than I was when the girls were younger. The reason I bring this up is because I am in full preparation mode for a little weekend away with some friends. Three friends and I have found a local hotel that is pretty close to a scrapbook store. We simply rent a room for Friday and Saturday night, as well as, the conference room. We spread our scrapbook goodies out in the conference room and spend the weekend scrapping. It has worked out so nice for us. The hotel is about 20 minutes away so I can run home to go to a soccer game or if I need to have my sweet DH to bring me something I forgot. But there are no dishes to do, no sweet faces to chase after, I get to stay up late and sleep in. It is absolutely wonderful. So how about you? Do you take time for you?

So I have a quick project to share with you. I created this card using a Pumpkin Vine Frame from Magistical Memories. You can find it here.




I simply painted the frame orange and added some red ink to distress the edges. I then painted the leaves green and added some green stickles for a little extra bling. The frame comes with a second piece of chipboard to place over the pumpkin. I painted that orange as well and added some glitter. I then printed the quote on a piece of pattern paper and placed it under the frame.

Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

Deanna Kroll said...

That card is so cute...I love what you did with the MM. Great card Lisa.

Linda Rodriguez said...

It's so true about taking time for yourself to be a better mom - a better everything! I try to do that - not as often as I should though. Going to work on that! :)

Beautiful card, Lisa! And what a fun idea about the hotel and getting away!

Susan Beth said...

Getting away rarely happens for more than an evening or a morning, but it is nice all the same. Enjoy!

denine zielinski said...

I could not agree with you more. I am a much better Mom when I have some time for me. Sounds like you have a super fun weekend planned...what neat idea!

Debbie D said...

Sounds like loads of fun...have a great time and get a lot of scrapping done! Really cute card too.

chelemom said...

This is so cute!

jaimewarren said...

Oooh, that sounds like a wonderful way to get some time to yourself Lisa!! I might have to steal that idea ;o)

Love that card too!

Lisa VanderVeen said...

No! I never take time for me anymore. Between work and Sophie, I'm beat. But man. I am so jealous. I want to join you on your next scrapping weekend! xo.

Jen Martakis said...

I love your pumpkin card!! I don't usually get to "get-away" from home but do spend time in my scraproom alone while the hubby takes the boys out every so often. It's a lifesaver. :)

Brandy J. said...

This little trip sounds like SO MUCH FUN! Enjoy your "me" time.

jakey said...

It's gorgeous! And good for you on the time out - we mums need that! :-)

jkxx

Stacey Michaud said...

Hey, I knew said congrats for making the MM team! I am very excited for you! Love this card and love your getaway idea. Two friends and I have talked about doing this and now I am even more motivated to do so!

Hilary Kanwischer said...

Just as sweet as can be. I love pumpkin cards and never ever get tired of seeing 'em. :) Have a great day!! :)