Monday, January 31, 2011

Another February Nook Layout

Another layout done with the very pretty February kit from My Scrapbook Nook:

And another girl layout--and another one with me in the photo! I think this is some kind of record for me :)
Anyhow, it's about my dear, sweet little sister and how much fun we had visiting with her last summer.

The journaling reads: "This photo was from a very fun—albeit short visit with Jessica and Ryan last summer. They were wonderful hosts and we enjoyed getting to know a little bit about the sites and culture of S.C. One of my favorite stops was at a local disc golf course where we spend a hot but delightful evening together—which we finished off with a cute photo of us sisters together."

Have a great day everyone!

Friday, January 28, 2011

I can scrap girls pages if I want to....

I just don't have a lot of girl photos to scrap :) However, the lovely Feb kit from My Scrapbook Nook was filled with papers that just didn't feel were quite right for the Pinewood Derby :) So I took a different approach and found some photos of me. Yes you read that right, I scrapbooked some photos with me in them--rare I know, but only because it is so much more fun to remember the crazy stuff my boys do..............but I digress.

Here is my first layout with this kit, a little something of me and Becky. Last fall we were together with our kids and we bought them each one of these fake mustaches and we had a ball taking photos of all the cousins playing with them together...and of course, as "the best mom's ever!" (Blake declared it) we had to get in on the action a little bit too.

I Am So Very Glad I Have You As A Friend To Be Goofy With

Now Becky will most likely kill me for posting this, but that's the chance you take when you hang out with me! :) The journaling reads: ""It was a serendipitous set of circumstances that led to us being sisters Becky; however, I’m so very glad it worked out that way! I love having you as my sister-in-law, my friend, and my scrapbooking buddy—not to mention someone to goof off with!"

Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Green paint went everywhere.....

...when we decided to give Ty his own room...not because Ty didn't do a good job painting the accent wall, but because Spencer decided to help out when we thought the door was locked. We ended up with two green walls instead of one, and now we get to repaint Spencer/Blake's room as well :) Oh well, at least he managed not to get it all over the carpet!

Anyhow, here is the layout about it:

Ty is super excited to have his own room--and for the most part he keeps it pretty clean :)

Have a great day everyone--I'm headed out to enjoy some sunshine and warm temps for a change!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Slide Grandma! (i.e. Another Jan Layout)

Oh yes, another layout to share today--and one more to go as well. :) This one showcases some fun photos of my mom with Spencer at a local inflatable place. Spencer loves his grandma--and he especially loves that she will play with him just about anywhere--even if it means climbing up a giant inflatable slide a million times!

Journaling reads: "You are so lucky Spencer to have a grandma who loves to indulge your whims! The 2 of you went down this giant slide at the local inflatable playhouse over and over; and each time you Spencer, had the biggest grin! After coming down you would immediately run back to the stairs to do it again all the while checking to be sure grandma was coming along behind you! Grandma certainly got a good work out! "

This layout features more of the Crate Paper School Spirit line paired with some My Mind's Eye Alphabet Soup Chipboard and brads. Also some Jillibean Soup And American Crafts Alphas.

I also wanted to share another Pebbles sneak peek of their new line "Happy Go Lucky."
This is my favorite release from them this show and it is filled to the brim, with awesome new embellishments (only a few are shown on their blog). You can check it out (and maybe win some) on the Pebbles blog.

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Another Jan Layout

Just another little something on Spencer:

Made with some really fun Studio Calico papers and stickers, American Crafts Thickers, plus some My Mind's Eye chipboard shapes and brads.

The journaling reads: "Oh Spencer! You are always trying to do everything your brothers do! The past few months you have been trying to slide down the staircase railing like them and have been frustrated that you couldn’t climb high enough to get on the railing. Imagine my surprise when I caught you this week actually managing to climb up on it! It took a lot of effort, but you were so proud or yourself for managing it! I’m not sure if you found all that work worth the short slide down it, but it was cute to see you so happy that you could do what your brothers do! "

Thanks for coming by today!

Monday, January 24, 2011

One Layout to Share Today...

A little something from our Thanksgiving cruise. This was on Thanksgiving day, and I hope to spend Thanksgiving in this way again sometime!

Believe it or not this line is actually a Halloween line called Monster Soup by Jillibean Soup. I adore the colors in it and can't wait to use the adorable little monsters on some of the other papers soon!

I also want to quickly share a link to the first of the new Pebbles CHA sneak peeks. If you have little princesses at your house you are going to need this adorable new line, Ever After.

Have a good one!

Friday, January 21, 2011

More from the Jan. My Scrapbook Nook Kit

I have two more layouts to share today with this beautiful kit! I loved the colors in this kit--great for some boy layouts :)

Webkinz Love--about Blake and how much he loved this little Tiger!

A Great Big Belly Laugh--another about Blake and his wonderful big laugh!

Also, My Scrapbook Nook is just getting started with a Virtual Crop this weekend. There are a bunch of gift certificates up for grabs and the grand prize is two complete lines (paper, embellishments, mini paper pads, etc.) of the brand new Cosmo Cricket being released at CHA next week! Now that is my kind of prize! Makes me wish I was eligible for it! You can join in all the fun challenges here!

Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Can You Believe it? A Double Pager

Yes, you read that right...a 2 page layout from me! The Pebbles DT was challenged to do double page layouts this month and this is mine:

It's all about the special quirks that come from raising a special child like Spencer :) He certainly has a lot of them!  Here is the journaling:

Spencer you have so many silly quirks at this age! You are constantly making me laugh and smile every time I think about the things that are uniquely you! Here is my list of your top 8 quirks at age 4.

Photo #1 and #4. For some reason you love to cover your ears with your hands. You seem to do it randomly and I’ve yet to figure out why!

Photo #2 You often scrunch up your nose and give us a squinty look as if you can somehow see us better that way! Photo #3 Your love of ketchup knows no bounds! Photo #5 You still randomly give out dirty looks for no apparent reason!

Photo #6 You frequently growl loudly to get attentionstartling me and those around you! Photo #7 If you have a coat with a hood on it, the hood must be worn! I’ve tried to put it down so you can see better, but you always immediately put it right back up!

Photo #8 You love to press you nose up against others and look them right in the eye. It makes you giggle and laugh with delightI think you picked this one up from watching “The Little Mermaid.” Photo #9 You can not walk into the house unless you ring the doorbell first! You do it every time we come home!

All these crazy and silly quirks endear you to me so Spencer! I know some of them are related to your disabilities, but I still wouldn’t change them! You just wouldn’t be you without them! Jan 2011

The Pebbles Cats and Dogs line had the perfect colors for this layout. Be sure and check out lots more awesome double page layouts on the Pebbles blog by other DT members.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Queen and Company's Winter 2011 CHA Release

I love designing for Queen and Company! Every show I am always amazed at the marvelous lines Wendy produces. This year was no exception!

I particularly love these new mini borders which are being made out of a new material (no longer felt) and I love that this new material had added texture and is much less prone to stretching after you remove the backing!

And what's not to love about all these great shaped bling designs!

Here are a couple of the cards I made with the new Magic line. They should help you see the awesome texture of the new borders better!

 Thanks for letting me share! Hopefully a store near you will carry these lines once they become available...or try who typically carries their products!

Have a great day everyone!

2 More For

Still a few more with this awesome Echo Park line...this one is about Spencer's affection for any type of hat!
Had a little fun with my Cricut for the title :)

And this one about his love of baggy clothes--especially his dad's or big brother's shirts :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 DT work...

for December....whew...I am behind in posting this! Still I had a lot of fun playing with this line from Echo Park:

A first haircut layout:

And my 3 silly boys:

I also did a Pebbles layout with photos from this same day. It was based on a really awesome sketch featured by Becky Fleck. The other DT members did some really wonderful work with it as well. You can check their work and the sketch out on the Pebbles blog here.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I almost didn't make it...

... but here it is, actually here they are, two layouts made with the wonderful December kit at My Scrapbook Nook:

This kit was a lot of fun to work with and thankfully I still have some of it left. That will come in handy with the huge amount of photos I took over the holidays!

Have a good one!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Bella Blvd Love

Today just a quick share of some Bella Blvd projects that went up on their blog over the Holidays. I loved being a guest Artista for them and am sad that it is over!

Gotta run! Need to fix a faucet that broke in the master bathroom!

Have a great Wednesday everyone! Come back tomorrow for more.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Lots More New Layouts Starting Today!

Finally I have a spare moment to add some recent work! Despite my lack of blogging I did do quite a bit of scrapbooking during December--and that means I'm way behind on posting my work! I think it is time for another "layout a day" until I'm caught up. Sound good?

Okay, today's layout is one of my more recent ones made with the beautiful Jan kit from My Scrapbook Nook:

I have been loving playing with this new line from Fancy Pants! More coming with this kit soon! Let me take a moment and mention that My Scrapbook Nook is currently running a great special! You can check out all the details here: Nook Newsletter

Have a wonderful day everyone!