Monday, November 23, 2009

Missing my scrapbook supplies!

Well as those who know me probably already know, we are moving soon! We move, tentatively, on December 19th to our new house in Flemington NJ. So for now all my scrapbook supplies are packed up and in storage. Not a stamp, piece of cardstock or ink pad in the house!

Lately with the stress of selling our current house I am missing my scrapbook supplies a lot. That was definitely my way to relax and destress... to scrapbook or make a card etc.

But I keep trying to think positive that it will only be about 4-6 weeks & then I should hopefully have all my supplies back out & be able to craft again!

Our new home has a walkout basement, so half of it will be for my crafting area! Can't wait to do it up to my liking!

But for now, I just miss my supplies!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Mum is visiting!

Well I have been having a lovely time, with my Mum visting from England. We have been out doing lots of shopping of course & the time is flying by. She goes back on friday evening & I will be sad when she heads back to Jolly Old England!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Back to school today!

Well it has finally come. Both my girls are going to 'big girl school' today. They start PreK4! They will be taking a school bus there & back too. Emily is very excited, Elise is indifferent. Mommy is excited for some time alone, but a wee bit sad as it means they are growing up!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Operation Smile Crop

I am getting so excited, as I am holding a crop for Operation Smile on saturday! Smaller group of ladies, 13 of us, but a good way to start out for my first charity crop. Getting all the goodie bags ready, have some great donations for the paid raffle. Should be fun!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

It's the girls' birthday!

Wow, has it been 4 years since I gave birth to my tiny munchkins? Where does the time go? Now I know why my MIL goes on to my hubby about how she gave birth to him, every year on his birthdday. I am reminiscing in my mind of what went on & how lovely the whole experience was & how beautiful they looked when they were in my arms.

The girls were up early with "mommy it's morning time, time to get up & open presents!" So we grudgingly got ready early this morning so they could go open their presents from their birthday party yesterday. They got some great gifts & oh so cute dresses from Marli! Will have to post more about these, but Marli's mom makes these dresses herself & they are just darling!

Talking about MIL, she is coming over today to celebrate the girls birthday. I pray she is in a good mood today as she will be getting the boot out of here early if she starts her complaining today. It is the girls' birthday so I want it to be a happy day for them & for mommy too!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Kid Junction birthday party

So today the girls had their birthday party at kid junction in Branchburg NJ. What a fun & easy time it was for a birthday party. It's an indoor kids play place with different little shops for them to play in, as well as a climbing trail area. So we had 11 children, plus our girls, all roughly around 4yrs old. They all had a great time. Hour to play, then hour to eat pizza, cake, then a bit more playing!

Elise mind you was running around the place screaming excitedly, with her eyes darting side to side, like she was possessed or something. LOL But I knew it just meant she was having a fantastic time.

No photos unfortunately as I was uploading photos before I left home & yep, I went & left my memory card in my computer. Doh! So went to take a photo & got the dreaded message "unable to record". Being a scrapbooker this kills me. But the girls did get gifts... along with gift bags & cards. So mommy being the crafty lady she is will just cut those up to make their birthday pages this year!

Now I have 2 tired girls who just went off to bed & Mommy will be following quite soon behind I think.

About me...

Hi, my name is Sharon Ivanauskas.

I love to stamp and scrapbook, as well as dabbling in anything crafty. I have tried my hand at bobbin lace making, quilling, calligraphy, jewelry making & cake decorating. But my true passion, I have found, is with making cards & scrapbook pages using stamps.

I am also an independent consultant for Close To My Heart, mainly because I love their products so much, so decided it was worth the discount! But after 3 years of being a consultant I have come to love meeting new people & showing them how easy stamping & scrapbooking can be.

I live in New Jersey now, although originally from the UK. I live with my wonderful family, my husband Paul, and daughters Elise & Emily, who will be turning 4 years old tomorrow!

I hope to update this site regularly so family & friends can keep up to date with all my goings on. Plus I love to meet & chat with new people, so feel free to say "hi" if you happen to stumble upon my blog!