Monday, March 30, 2009


I tell ya... i have had one heck of a weekend.. Friday night started the crop and i had the inspiration flowing.. you will see in the coming days.. i made 10 cards.. and a few projects..
Then Saturday we went to the creek and paddled down some.. It was so fun.. Although Jameson was saying she wanted to go home every 5 minutes. she was the only one that didn't enjoy it. So i took the girls home and David and Cole went back and tried to clear some dams so we could go in different areas.. it seems like the beaver dams are all over and keeping the water in.. 4 hours later they were home soaking wet and David was exhausted.. and soar.. Sunday we played hooky from church and David called our friends Adam and River to see if they wanted to go.. But we had about 5 inches of rain and the creek was now a flowing river.. And guess who went Sunday? Yeap... Jameson.. she didn't cry that time..i think the more she goes the better she will be.. It is just so breath taking..
here are some pics from our adventure.. from my blackberry.. so excuse the bad pics.. My camera decided she didn't want to go because her battery was low..

have a great day

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Happy Weekend..
David starts his vacation today which means clean up and help me with this..
I have been at The Mosy Scrapper they are having a 1 year celebration with a crop.. all kinds of challenges.. i did 2 last night and plan to do more this weekend (if i can).

Here is the layout i did for So Sketchy I had fun this month with these sketches although i am not a circle girl at all.. i don't like working with circles.. it made me step out of my comfort zone for a change.. i think it is time to invest in a circle cutter. any suggestions let me know..

supplies used

pattern paper American crafts, pink paislee and Doodlebug
strips Heidi Grace
chipboard frame (brown) american crafts
pearls queen and Co (love pearls right now)
fabric ribbon
chipboard letters basic grey
sticker letters basic grey
cupcake cut out is from the onesie in the pics.. she got too big for it so i cut it out to use on this layout.. it is fabric too
orange strip pattern paper Bella Blvd..
sewing around the circles
pictures from snapfish too.

Going on a canoe ride down the creek with David and the kids today.. or this morning. don't know how we will all do but i know it will be fun.. Cole is dying to go.. taking the camera..
Have a great weekend..

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Been having a crazy week. One of our cat (Coconut) had kittens yesterday.. And i had to go get Cole from school..he has poison ivy. And David is off 2 days in a row.. that means clean up, pick up behind him too.. and then they go down to the creek and get dirty with mud. They found a beavers dam and some other cool photos.. I will probably post those tomorrow..

Also I am one of the guest designers at Scrapperie and i have been working on using the kit for next month. I can't wait to show those. I found some cute photos of Cole when he was younger and decided to use some of those photos with the kit....

Also if you like crops like i do i will be at The Mosy Scrapper (online crop) all this weekend.. Doing fun challenges and so forth.. Christa always has all kinds of things to do and ideas as well.. so check it out..

Here are some layouts i did lately.. I just got these 9 months photos back so you will be seeing more of those.. I used the Studio Calico kit for this month Garment District... love there kits too.. i love the new sassafras papers..

Hopefully i will get some more layouts done that i can post and share..
Have a great Thursday..

Monday, March 23, 2009


Here is a layout from So sketchy it is a whole lot brighter than this..

supplies used
pattern paper cosmo cricket and pink paislee
large circle is a journaling half circle from making memories that i put together to make a large circle.
buttons, circle glass, felt butterfly and egg making memories
green circle holding egg is from prima
pearls queen & co.
felt letters k & co..
ribbon making memories

i really hate this photo..

You also have time for the April guest design team.. So get a layout in.. Ally has so many great sketches.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


I am feeling much better. Still don't have an appetite for food or my taste back.. Today is inventory day for David at work.. I haven't seen him in days. and he hasn't had a day off in quite a while.. hoping to have him back home. He starts his vacation soon.. really looking forward to getting some things done when he is home.

I did these layouts for Color combo a couple of weeks ago.. i just haven't had the time or effort to post them. I have also been organizing my photos and found these of Cole when he was younger (2).. So i am getting some of these photos done.. his baby book is getting a little larger. i just wish i had more photos.. not sure where they went..

I am finally going to get to order a flash for my camera so my layouts will be better to look at.. Can't wait.. i might get a lens.. gotta do some research on the best one..

happy hump day

Friday, March 13, 2009


sneeze... cough... runny nose...
that is what i have today.. woke up with a soar throat and runny nose.. yuck... Not feeling well today..
making a pot of french onion soup with some garlic bread with melted cheese.. granted i can't make TGIF french onion soup but this is going to be close enough.

Not been creating lately either.. wish that would come back. i have just been making a ton of cards for some reason.
i don't take pics of them..

have a great friday the 13th..

Thursday, March 12, 2009


So sketchy is looking for some guest design team for the month of April..

here is the info. or go here So Sketchy... I have to say Allison has the best sketches around.

For the month of March, anyone who submits a card or page using any of the sketches posted for the month have a chance to win a guest designer position on So Sketchy for April.

Contest details:
For the monthly contest, please email your submissions to:

Create a page or card using any of the sketches showcased this month.
Please reduce the size of your image to below 150kB.

With your image:

* Please include your name, location and title of your creation.
* Please identify what sketch number(s) you used for your creations.

The So Sketchy Sistas will vote for the best submission and the submission that has the most votes will win the Guest Designer position for April.

NOTE: If would like to be considered for the Guest Designer position, I would love to see you comment on the March creations by the So Sketchy Sistas this month.

MARCH CONTEST DUE DATE: All creations are due by the 4th of the following month. (ie: March sketches due April 4.) You will win a copy of the printable images from The Cutting Cafe the Sistas used for their March creations, PLUS two of your choosing and a guest designer spot for the month of April.

If you have won in the last 3 months, you are ineligible for this month's prize.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


The weather outside is so nice outside these past couple of days. We have taken advantage of it too. The kids and David washed the car.. Well David washed the car and the kids played in the water. Here are a few pictures from Sunday. Ivy playing with the water hose, trying to drink the water. Jameson being silly. You can't see it but she has her bathing suit bottoms of backwards.. Cole laughing at Jameson's bathing suit.

This is a door hanger I made for Shannon and Mo's baby's room. I got the bracket part from Amy's etsy store ---->
I love this paper. I ordered some more of it to do a layout with.. So girly..

I am still recoperating from last weeks visits to the chiropractor.. I was so soar and not able to do much but stay iced up all week. And Cole hasn't felt good either. He has a bad cough so he stayed home yesterday and took it easy. The weather is going to be nice the next couple of days so i am trying to get the bushes trimmed and leaves raked up and just a clean up. Last year i wasn't able to do much with Ivy being born and the surgery.

Have a nice Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


a layout i did for So sketchy.. that is posted on the site today
this is my first hybrid layout ever.. Allison really challenges me with
these designs. I am thinking i need to get a good printer to start getting my
feet wet with the hybrid stuff.. It is really a great idea to add things
to your layouts that you can never find in a store. Check the link below The
Cutting Cafe. They really have some cute stuff to print out..

supplies used
paper making memories, basic grey, and doodlebug.
hybrid cupcake and happy birthday The cutting cafe
letters K and Co.
flowers Heidi swapp
buttons making memories and my stash of buttons
brads making memories, K and Co and SEI..
used thread for the buttons
Martha Stewart glitter
Martha Steart bakers twine

Monday, March 02, 2009


No snow for us.... boo hoo..
But it is down right cold here..
Here is a cute little mini album i have been working on for a while.. it holds all of mine and davids love notes
to each other. just have to add some more pockets to put the notes in.. I got the album in Amy's Etsy store i sprayed some maya mist on the outside and inside.. boy i love that stuff.. i bought just one bottle to see if i would like it and i love it..

Hope everyone stays warm today..
Have a great Monday.

Sunday, March 01, 2009


Here are a few layouts i have done the past week that i can show..

It is very cold and windy outside.. we MIGHT even get snow tonight or in the morning.. How exciting..
I wonder if school will be out tomorrow.. if we get a little ice they cancel school..
have a nice Sunday..