Saturday, April 05, 2008

I went walking this morning for about an hour and my 10 year old son went with me only he rode his bike.  The wind was blowing and it was so cold.  I ended up being warmer because I was walking and he was mostly coasting on his bike and not moving very much.  I was surprised at how many people were out exercising this morning!

I have a new sketch challenge that I have started at GDS!  I have an extra bonus this time.  If you use any of my new doodlicious brushes in your layout, you will get my grab bag #04 for free!  Here is a preview of the template we are working with this time:


The grab bag:
andreagold_grabbag04_preview Get this new grab bag for free by using any of my new doodlicious brushes on your sketch challenge layout!

Here is side A to get you started in the challenge:
Untitled-6 Download it here.
Thanks for your comments!

Here's what I did with the template:

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I used my Sisters page kit (currently 20% off) for this!

My kids did the most amazing thing tonight!  They wanted to sleep in a tent in the house!  For this privilege, they cleaned up almost the entire house...that's motivation for you!  So, I thought I would show you a layout with a picture of the giant tent in my family room!  That's a 20 foot tent and it barely fits in there!  It's a good thing I walked this morning because there's no way I was using the treadmill tonight! :)


Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

Robyn said...

really cute. Thank you so much

eb2177 said...

That is too funny! Great modivation for them though!

verabear said...

That sounds like so much fun, having a tent in the house. heheheh.. My friends and I once setup a big tent right outside our door. I ended up crawling back indoors and sleeping on the sofa. cheater. hehehe :)

Lovely template and equally lovely layout :)

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

Thanks for the heads up on the challenge. I'm headed over to get my template now.

Lee Anne said...

How funny is that? What great motivation to clean up. I remember wanting to do these kinds of things as a kid...looking forward to the days when mine are old enough to do this as well. :)

Thanks so much for the, love, love your templates!

Trisha said...

Thank you for the wonderful template Andrea.

grambie said...

Of course the day I have an emergency is the day you list your challenge. Thanks for the lovely template download. Love the oval embellished ring that graces the photograph. Just awesome.

It will be at least another week before I am able to participate. My sister was rushed to the emergency room and now is in the Special Unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore where we live. She also has a rare disorder Myeathenia Gratis that no one in my family has ever had before. So that makes two of us. She also caught pneumonia and her Specialist stated that it is the worst kind possible to have. Years ago they called it double pneumonia because I had it as a child and almost died. She is 83 yrs of age. So I am asking your prayers. HUGS!!!!

Ann said...

Thank YOU very much Andrea, it is a very beautiful template.

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My Little Ironies

  • I just had to tell my daughter that there was little probability that she could do eighty chores in two hours and 10 minutes to earn a giant lot of pet shops on Ebay that she wants to earn before the auction closes. That's at two chores per dollar. :)
  • We are helping my father sell an old vehicle and what do we find in the glove unused 12 guage shotgun shell...that's my Dad!!
  • How does a three year old end up at church with no underwear on, especially when you dressed him and you know he had underwear on at one point during the morning?
  • The root of all toilet clogging evil is apparently a ball point pen and it's nearly impossible to dislodge one of those from the inside of a toilet.
  • You know you have to do some serious laundry when you actually consider wearing your 11 year old daughter's Hannah Montana shirt.
  • My 6 year old daughter got a comb stuck in her hair and we had to cut the comb into little bits to get it out of her hair.
  • My kids keep breaking the toilet seats! I guess I need a bulk package of those too!
  • Chocolate chips are not a food group.
  • My toilet seat says "Hailee" on it!
  • If there's work to be done, all of the kids need to use the bathroom or get a drink.
  • All two-year-olds think the baby swing is for them!
  • When you have 6 kids, carpet is your enemy!
  • You know you have a large family when your grocery receipt is 4 feet long.
  • The toilet is clogged and my husband found a plastic easter egg in the pipe.
  • My daughter just asked me if she can put chocolate sprinkles on here melted cheese sandwich (really???)
  • I burned up another hard drive on my PC! Can I buy a bulk package of those too?
  • Well actually, my sand pile is full of socks and silverware!
  • My sand pile is full of socks!
  • The key to my treadmill is missing again...can I just purchase a bulk package of them???
  • I fixed my daughter's glasses with JB Weld!
  • I have a pile of sand on my leather couch.
  • My daughter lost her glasses in the snow on the way home from school in January. Someone found them in March and turned them into the school office! Amazingly enough, the school remembered we lost them in January. Wow!
  • Just when I think he knows better, my 10 year old son plugs the bathroom sink and the emergency drain in the sink basin to soak his grow creature, turns on the water, and forgets about it until we notice water flooding out from under the bathroom door! And yes, he locked the door so no one would bother the grow creature!!
  • It's time for another worn out pair of the hubby's pants to disappear! Aren't kids suppose to be the only ones who are attached to clothing?
  • My 4 year old says she needs "peace and quite"!!!!!
  • My Husband says there's a perfectly good reason for the leatherman being in my dish drainer.
  • I have a leatherman (fancy pocket knife) in my dish drainer. I don't know why.
  • My kids are storing a tumble weed in my garage for the winter!
  • My 10 year old son informed me that people have only discovered about half of the world's caves (thank you BBC and planet earth!)
  • My baby's car seat is full of finely crushed graham crackers (?? Little babies don't eat graham crackers)!
  • My husband's shoes are filled with Mr. Potato Head parts!
  • My two year old thinks the new baby swing is for him! He can even climb in by himself and work all the controls. Boy, does he have a rude awakening coming!!
  • I have a giant mud hole in my back yard.
  • My vacuum is fully of plastic easter grass.
  • My kids are too full to finish their dinner, but they have plenty of room left for cake!
  • I have a giant laundry basket full of socks, and we can't find a single match!
  • Miscellaneous items found while cleaning out my kids' toy box include a flashlight, rocks (no suprise), a sea shell (we don't live by the sea), a drill bit, a stapler, and some tree bark!
  • My daughter's medical bills added up to about $18,000, but we got a free sippy cup and a ball signed by the Utah JAZZ Dancers!
  • I put safety locks on the tops of my outside doors to keep my three year old from escaping and she figured out how to open them with a broom in approximately five minutes.
  • I bought the EXPENSIVE vacuum this time only to find that my 3-year-old took it apart with a screwdriver!
  • I haven't showered for 3 days, but my house is clean!
  • I have 38 winter gloves of various sizes in my coat closet and none of them match.
  • We're out of peanut butter because my husband used the rest to catch a mouse in our garage!
  • Yes, my son won 1st place in the science fair at school, but he didn't turn in half of his assignments this term?
  • No matter how many toys my toddler got for Christmas, I still find him in the middle of my kitchen floor sitting in my crock pot!


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