March 7, 2012

Capture the Joy

Good Morning!! I had been really stressed the last couple days because I just never seem to have a quiet moment anymore to do homework. I don't know how Tony can just tune out the kids and do his work, because when I do mine, I find myself stopping every 5 seconds to talk to my kids, yell at them, get something for them, or whatever and it really was a HUGE headache to get any homework done. SO, my new strategy: wake up super early and do my homework. See the problem is at night after the kids have gone to bed, my head has also gone to bed. If I try to do homework at night, say past 9pm, I just read in circles because I am just SO TIRED!!

So I decided to get up anywhere from 3am to 4pm depending on how much stuff I want/need to accomplish. And today is my second day doing it. Yesterday I woke and got started on homework by 3:30am and by the time my kids woke at 6:30am I had finished my Accounting test and started and finished a paper I had to write. PLUS I was awake when the kids got up so I could tend to their needs without being cranky because they woke me up yelling they needed things. So today I didn't get up until closer to 4am because I knew I didn't need to accomplish as many things but I completed my other test, did a load of dishes and a load of laundry and now it is not even 5am and I am free to blog or whatever I want and I still have about an hour and a half before my kids wake. :-)

Anywho, I have a super duper cute LO to share with you that our Delightful Designer, Kelly created using our March monthly kit. As of now there is only ONE scrapbook kit left and our card kit is SOLD OUT.


KELLY

I LOVE love love the colors and papers Kelly used on the LO. Using the black/white background makes those pattern papers really POP!! Beautiful, just beautiful!!! For more details about this LO, please visit Kelly's blog.

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Also be sure to link up your project using this months sketch for your chance to win our April scrapbook kit. Link up in the sidebar by March 23rd.


12 comments:

li-bee-ti said...

Oh, Leeanne, I perfectly understand you about not being able to do the things I need/want to do when the kids are around and being too tired to do it when they go to bed... but I promise you it'll get better as they grow up (but then, other problems will come...LOL).
I, just like you, wake up early to be able to drink my morning coffee quietly and do all the things I need to do with no kids around...

As for Kelly's layout, it's awesome! I agree that the w/b background makes the pp pop up.

Deena said...

love this layout...fabulous! don't burn yourself out getting up too early...that lack of sleep will catch up with you...but I am glad you are accomplishing what you need to in the morning...it is always better to do that kind of stuff when you are fresh!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Yayyyyyyy for waking up early!! glad you are getting things accomplished!! I loveeeeeeeeee Kelly's lo!! That photo is BEYOND precious!!! and loving how she added the flag pennants to the layered circle!!

June Houck said...

Beautiful LO! The papers are to die for...and Kelly's sweet girl looks like a little angel.

Leeanne, I do better getting up early too. I can't read or create after 8pm. It is hard to get up so early, but I am less cranky and more focussed too. Though I sleep in until 4:45am!

Nicole said...

BEAUTY-full! I love every single part of this layout! I have to say that that is one amazing sketch. I can't wait to play along soon - i'm still brainstorming! :)

Lisa Echerd said...

Beautiful layout, love the turned back edges and buttons. I never could study late or with distractions. Hang in there, just a few more months!

Annette said...

beautiful layout...

Kerys said...

WOW! Such a GORGEOUS page! I love the papers and color combo and that photo is just TOO CUTE! Thank you so much for the inspiration :-) x

Court said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous layout Kelly!!!!!!

Debbie said...

Take care of yourself. You're burning the candle at both ends. Kelly's layout is gorgeous!!! Love the pattern papers against the sepia photo!

April said...

Wow Leeanne you truly amaze me! I hope you're trying to fit some you time in there somewhere girl...

Awesome layout Kelly!!

Karen B. said...

Wow, that's early to get up, but good to hear that is works for you! This layout by Kelly is amazing!