Saturday, December 26, 2009

secret santas

Being a part of some fun message boards relating to scrapbooking, I was able to join in on two secret santa swaps! I had a blast shopping for B of defiance, OH and J of MO. In return, I rec'd goodies from B and from G in VA.....

here's what I rec'd, and I hope my recipients enjoyed their packages as well :) (click to make bigger if you'd like)

From G at
I love the big flowers, the tim holtz (i'm a TH virgin!), and all the goodies are great...I couldn't decide what to use first!!!

From B, through Jingle's Super Fun Blog
She's my bloggy friend now too, go see her great stuff right here! She knew i love pink and black, crocheting too and just fun girly homemade things...see that cute bind-it all book and pen and stand with bling!? Yup, homemade and pretty much love it!!! Thanks B,'s to more sharing of ideas and creations in 2010!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

some more Xavier Love!

these little 8x8 pages are fun to do! (the square shape is tough getting used to since 8.5x11 is my thing lately...

and, he's a cool little dude so he doesn't get the cutesy baby stuff, and I'm okay with that!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

something other than scrapping...

saw this online (sad, don't remember where.....) and thought "I can do that!" So i shopped for the supplies and had fun creating these for a neighbor, an ornament exchange, and some others.

Friday, November 6, 2009

bonus sketch 170

here's another scrapbook challenges bonus sketch for the party at their place!

and a pic of one of our first nights with the "new crew" in c-bus....a blurry pic but i think it's cute :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Bonus Sketch 169

Scrapbook Challenges has moved to a very nifty site: easy to use, full of love, and great sketches by Pamela.

By playing a long, I won the October Sponsor prize....i didn't even know you could win something! (even more reason to hang out there!)

a "launch" party is going on, so you have some time to enter these bonus challenges, heres bonus sketch 169:

here's my layout for the bonus sketch:

A couple things I like about using sketches: inspiration right away and well, look at how many photos i have on that page. if you're familiar with my work...well, you know i'm typically a 1-2 photo kinda gal....but, with the sketch, I put soooo many on one page!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Blog Hop Time!!!

Fall is definetly in the air! Crisp leaves, fresh air, cool, a few scrappy friends and I are doing a Blog Hop featuring layouts about the season that just happens to be MY FAVE!

I created this 2-page 8.5x11 layout with spaces just waiting for my fall pictures! It's Basic Grey and Bazzill, with a little bling thrown in for fun! (click to see it bigger)

Up next: see what Misty is up to this fall, click the blog hop button below....and follow along the HOP to "fall" for some great layouts! (leave some love....I know they enjoy it as much as I do!)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Scrapbook Challenge Sketch 167

Scrapbook Challenges has MOVED: click this great sketch to join the fun!

Here's a lo from our whirlwind trip home labor day weekend....yes, that is big fat bacon x 2!

what are you doing on 11/2????


Friday, October 30, 2009

Over The Top Award....Thanks Misty!

Over The Top

I received this cool blog award from my friend Misty. Check out her cool blog here!!
Here is how it works: I need to pass this award on to five people, post on their blog to let them know I left this award, and then I need to answer a list of questions in ONE word.

1. Where is your cell phone? table
2. Your hair? flat
3. Your mother? niave
4. Your father? buddy
5. Your favorite food? cereal
6. Your dream last night? unknown
7. Your favorite drink? dietcoke
8. Your dream/goal? published
9. What room are you in? great
10. Your hobby? Scrapbooking
11. Your fear? dying
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? wherever
13. Where were you last night? couch
14. Something that you aren't? shy
15. Muffins? lemonlavendar
16. Wish list item? SCAL
17. Where did you grow up? minnesota
18. Last thing you did? dinner
19. What are you wearing? polo
20. Your TV? loud
21. Your Pets? adorable
22. Friends? loooooove
23. Your life? regular
24. Your mood? Good
25. Missing Someone? family
26. vehicle? cobalt
27. Something your not wearing? coat
28. Your favorite store? t@rgt
29. Your favorite color? pink
30. When was the last time you laughed? work
31. Last time you cried? forgotten
32. Your best friend? DH
33. One place that I go to over and over? swaps
34. Facebook? addicted
35. Favorite place to eat? movietavern

1. Melonscraps
2. Shanna
3. Jingle
4. Freckled Nest
5. Jewel

Monday, October 26, 2009

mom layout

here's a layout with a couple pictures of my mom and me. 1995 and 2004. too bad i don't have a recent one to show as time :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009


here's this past week's sketch from Scrapbook Challenges

here's my take, i used a bunch of stuff from my stash, double bonus!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I found Scrapbook Challenges through a scrappyblogger/online friend melonscraps and joined during their recent blog hop. So, here's a layout I did for sketch 165:

if you take this sketch, use it as inspiration.....well, share it of course but join in the scrapbook challenge fun!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


circa: 2003. DH and I look young. This is before MIL lost a ton of weight! Before the two sets of love birds in the front got hitched. And before the baby, Ms. SIL B was even out of highschool! (the bright pink buttons are actually a deep pink)

Monday, October 5, 2009


these were created for a challenge over at AMR...i like those girls....

i used die cuts i received in a CS swap (my local online group, heart those girls!)

these cards will be for sale in my etsy shop soon, with 1/2 of the proceeds going to the CS Benefit Crop recipient The Alzheimer's Association.

So, if you're liking this "cards-for-every-month" collection, get it now!
it's a 1x only item!

I will leave it open for purchase here until Friday, October 9, 2009 and on Saturday, it goes on etsy.

$36.00 for 12 cards and envelopes. (that's way less than hallmark per card and these were made with love!) (plus shipping)

january: snowflake card says happy winter on front

february: lips card says i heart you inside

march: shamrock card says good luck inside

april: bunny card says "you're egg-stra special" on front and is blank inside

may: flower card is blank inside

june: embellishment card says hello you inside

july: freedom card is blank inside

August: ketchup and mustard card is blank inside for personal message

september: apple card says hello you on front and is blank inside

october: halloween card says spooky inside

november: turkey card says thankful inside

december: holly card says "wishing you the joy, hope, and wonder of christmas" inside

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

older pictures, scrapped again

JR and me having an impromptu cake eating contest...i love being oh so random with her!

my team. Walking to end MS. heart them! (S, I heart you too, you are always so generous with your donations! someday, we'll all walk together!)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

puppy love

here are some layouts i did for an online crop....featuring the cutie of the house: bear!