Thursday, February 12, 2009

Excuses, Excuses

Well, I have to admit that it has been super difficult to find the time to seems like every spare moment I have is filled with something!

And I am soooo excited to be able to share what one of those big somethings has been for me.

As you know, I have a passion for scrapbooking. It has become more than just my hobby. I really love it. And I am so happy to say...that I was able to open a small online store, Denise Beatty Originals, where I have started to sell banners and blinkies.

I know. You have no idea what I am talking about. There will be other things in my store soon. But for now. This is the type of thing I create.





I take digital scrapbook designers products and I create animated images that they can use to advertise their products.

It's been so fun to see things that I create come to life...and even better to see them at various places on the internet.'s taking time to get things up and running, but at least the store is open, and I am looking forward to adding to it.

In the meantime, I am playing catch up on posting my 365 photos. But here's what I've got.

42/365 (2/11) Loved Not Wisely, But Too Well

This little turkey follows me around all day and I don't get a moments peace. Really, it's super sweet, but I just needed five minutes by myself so I could get ready for the day. Well, I gave her a little piece of chocolate and it did the trick. She thoroughly enjoyed herself, I got to get ready for the day, and it only cost me re-dressing her and washing her off. Totally worth it.

41/365 (2/10) Sleeping Bunnies

There is a lot of singing and piano playing at our house. Tonight we were playing sleeping bunnies and the kids really got into it. It was so fun to see the kids try and teach Katie how to hop around like a bunny. Becky, especially, loves this song.

40/365 (2/9) So Tired

Poor Katie was the next to get sick, and she was little whiny all day. After a nap and lots more crying, I finally laid her on the couch with a sippy cup in the hopes that she would settle down for a few minutes. Well, not only did she settle down, she actually went to sleep. WOW. She really wasn't feeling good.

39/365(2/8) Sick Day

Poor Becky was not looking too well when we got to church, and sure enough, she had a fever. Well, you know our history with fevers, and we don't mess around. Thank goodness for Stacy Hawks, who is ALWAYS prepared for just such an emergency. She had some medicine we could get right into Becky, who went straight home and to bed.

38/365 (2/7) Flying High

It was a glorious, sunny day, so we took the kids geocaching (taking coordinates provided by someone who has hidden something...and trying to find it with the help of a GPS). The Hobbs came with us and we made an afternoon of searching for three hidden caches. The kids had so much fun tromping through the woods. We then spent some at the playground. Katie, as you can, had a blast.

37/365 (2/6) Who Me?

This little imp gets into everything. She especially loves getting into the bathroom and unrolling the toilet paper. You can always tell she has been there by the trail of toilet paper throughout the house. This particular photo was shot after she got a hold of a roll of tape. It was actually really funny to watch her as she realized that it was sticky and she couldn't get it off. Silly girl.

And as a look back on my week of photos, I can see that I need to take some more of the big kids. Maybe they would be okay with me following them around school one day so I could get some good shots.

um. Maybe not.


Jen said...

You have amazed me yet again! I knew you were a talented scrapbooker, (is "scrapbooker" a word? :) but your banners and blinkies are soooo cute. I'm impressed on so many levels! Not only am I totally technologically handicapped but I don't have a creative bone in my body. Not to mention the fact that you seem to balance a busy life with six kids and a husband who is out of town 2/3 of every month. Where did you find the time to do all of that?
Like I said, you AMAZE me.

Lara said...

Those banners and blinkies are REALLY cool! Once again you amaze me with your talents.

PS I love the picture of Katie getting tossed in the air.

Emily Merchant said...

Ditto. To all of Jen's amazement, plus some. Seriously, what is the key to actually developing personal talents, especially with six kids -- do you never sleep?

The products are super cute. Really, I am SOOOOO impressed. Congrats on the store!

Jeff said...

Congrats on your new business, the is really awesome. Now I know why don't have time for sleep. The banners and blinkies are pretty cool.

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