Monday, February 23, 2009

Not Me! Monday with Scrap Pages

We're all back from Camp Craft and it was downright dynamic.

Shocking, I know!

But, I guess that's what you get when you gather a slew of girls together and give them great food, thread, and tape runners for an entire weekend. What a bunch of shenanigans, we were.

So I thought I'd share a bit about it in Not Me! Monday fashion.

To start, there is no way that I forgot my camera at home and was cameraless the entire weekend, leaving me with nothing but post-craft weekend pictures of just the pages I created.

And, after making two identical pages that look like this:

..one for each of Norah and Hazel's scrapbooks, I did not find that buttons combined with pictures of ladybug rainboots, and shiny letter brads that spell the word "ladies" would send me into a tizzy of tears and sniffles over our growing baby girls. I didn't.


Speaking of a tearful tizzy, I did not turn into a sobbing mess at coffee this morning when a friend asked if Mr. Marvelous and I were done having children. There were no tears to fight back and no reason to finally give in and throw my face into my palms and cry...right there in front of my 4 coffee crew members. The thought of waving goodbye to the--very short--childbearing stage we just went through does not pluck an emotional cord in me.



I do not feel a bit narcissist when I look at this page and proclaim it my favorite:

...regardless of the fact that I'm found in, like, 3 photos with our children since the first was born.


Here's one other:


Oh, and I have not started planning Norah & Hazel's 2nd birthday already. The birthday that isn't until the end of June. Even though I just finished their 1st birthday "Carnival style" pages 2 days ago:

And being the secret keeper and surprise giver that I am, I'd never share with you that the girls' birthday theme this year has to do with colorful circles and peas in pods. Never!

Now head over to Mother Hen MckMama and pluck away at all the other Not Me! entries.

You'll be cracking up before you know it.

21 comments:

Stephanie said...

Your pages look great!

The Other K Wick said...

The pages look fabulous. And those ladybug boots are too cute!!!!

Liz said...

your pages look wonderful...glad you had such a great time!

Amy said...

Tiff, Tiff, Tiff...
How do you do it?

Wayne said...

hey great not me monday

I'm doing a new post called Tell a joke tuesday. It has mr linky so you can share your jokes or funny story that happend to you with the world

I hope you will join in
it starts in about 5 hours

Pam said...

I'm so glad you shared some of your projects with us!

Last week when you announced your trip, I was wondering if you would be taking a super crafty, weekend hiatus from blogging to concentrate on having loads of girly fun. I have to tell you I was sad at that thought but hoping you would have a great time anyway.

Have a great week,
Pam

~*Michelle*~ said...

You are so crafty....love those pages.

I just love you so, I am a huge Tiff fan (not in a stalker way...in a fellow Jesus chaser)

.....and in a Not Me style.....If I was part of the coffee party, I totally would not have just jumped over the coffee cups and gave you a big hug and a shoulder to slobber on.... I totally wouldn't have done that. ;)

xox
*~Michelle~*

Erin said...

ahhh,man! I was looking forward to seeing pics from your crafty weekend. I don't comment often, but I really enjoy your blog...I love how crafty you are..I just started sewing last Nov. when I got a sewing machine for my birthday. I love it and i want you to do a how~to on the coffee sleves, they would make awesome gifts. I am just getting crafty and I need some good ideas! Oh, you also have precious kids...

love and blessings from ga.~Erin

mrs boo radley said...

Cute cute! We should have some virtual scrappy together time.

Or IRL together time!

Aimee' said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful time! =) Love your pages!

Following Him said...

Glad you had a great time and great NMMs. Love the honesty too :)
~Elyse~

amanda said...

i'm jealous of your getaway scrapbooking. i am SOOOO far behind on our kiddos..by the time they are married i may be caught up. i totally would be with michelle to have a shoulder to cry on. oh and thanks for tagging us both in a tag that time. we've become good buddies! :0) all because of YOU!...

Jessie's Girls said...

Very cute stuff! What a shame you forgot your camera. My husband and I left our camera in our hotel room the morning after our wedding *ahem*. We had to have my sister go to the hotel and race to the airport in order to get it to us before our flight left. Rather embarrassing. But we were NOT going to Hawaii without our camera.

Kristin said...

I did NOT just get teary reading your post about getting teary. Nope, not me. :(

Anonymous said...

Hi. New to reading your post. I so so understand the possible reality of short child bearing years. I am pregnant with our forth. when this baby is born in june we will have four under three and a half. No twins like yourself and the thought that it may be the be the last is sometimes sad.

Joy said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! Sorry your first post to read on my blog was my crazed rant, LOL! I'm feeling much better and more peaceful now.

Anyway, I hope to see you more! Your children are GORGEOUS!

Anonymous said...

Tiff I love the ladybug boots...you know me ladybug anything it always the best:) I'm glad that you had a fabulous weekend with your girls!!!
Michelle

Faith Hope Love Mama said...

Tiff, I need to hire you to scrap my last ten years. How much do you cost? I love your pages. What a great hobby to capture your children at every stage. Just beautiful.

gina said...

I totally wasn't going to ask for a sneak preview of the theme for the party. And I don't even care that you spilt the beans... or pods so to speak. ;)

Aimee' said...

So, I've already commented on how precious your pages are but I needed to tell you...It's going to 82 degrees here today! ;) Not that I'm bragging or anything!!

Lindsey said...

you forgot 'I'd never do shots w/ my reticent friends or encourage anyone else to do so'