Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Unconditional Love

For this weeks sketch at 52 sketches. I LOVE how these colors came together. I'm pretty sure I've never scrapped these colors before but I had this little scrap of patterned paper and then the grey and green were laying by each other and it just fell into place. Love it when that happens! I had my hubby write a note to Carter on here, they have the same birthday and this is one of their birthday pictures...I have a gazillion more but this one is different than the others and I love how he's cuddled in dad's lap here.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Second Chance Challenge!

Fun stuff is happening over at sketchy thursdays! This week we have a second chance sketch and prompt challenge! Awesome sketch by Diana and the prompt is to scrap about your favorite halloween or fall candy! And the most fun part for me is that Scrapbook Kit Club is sponsoring, love it!!'s my lo and the orange cardstock used is part of the add on kit for Oct! Be sure to click ont he link -----------> over on the side and have fun!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Pretty pretty

I love how this page came together! Just some sweet pictures of my daughter on vacation this summer...definitely a "moments" page lol. Ah well, used some of my new goodies I got on one of the deal of the day sites...MME stuff and Making Memories flowers. Yum. Based on a sketch challenge at

Friday, September 25, 2009

Fab five

I'm in love with this paper and these colors love love love them. Based on a pagemaps sketch for their last contest...didn't win but had fun playing :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sketchy Thursdays

My first dt page for Sketchy Thursdays. I LOVE this sketch. As soon as I saw it I told Diana it looked like a page meant for framing. It hasn't made it's way to a frame yet but it's sitting on a pretty easel in my dining room. This is a favorite for me for sure! Be sure and check out this weeks sketch and give it a try!

Monday, September 21, 2009


So still no lo's I can share yet...working hard on them though! So how about some random wedding pics instead? Random I know, nothing to do with scrapping...but I took them and it was a beautiful wedding so enjoy some random wedding eye candy today :)

Friday, September 18, 2009


So how's this for crazy....I have three kids ages 10,6, and 4. I have done exactly FOUR birthday pages ever. Mhmm. I did my girls' first birthdays a random maybe 6th? for my oldest and now this one. Yep, I hate scrapping events. I'm way more of a "moments" scrapper than events. I don't know if it's because events have a bajillion colors in them, very snapshotty pictures or just have waaaay to many pictures to choose from but I avoid them at all costs. I have done exactly ONE christmas lo ever. That's all about to change hold onto your hats and be prepared to see some holidays around here.

Why am I changing my tune? Ok, this is the part where if you're anything like me you click out of here because I'm going to make you squirm a little. We're doing a "One month to live" campaign at my church in Oct. As a leader there we've been preparing for it and it got me thinking. If I had one month to live I probably wouldn't scrapbook but I would likely grab a stack of my favorite pics and write some notes on the back. I would probably do some sort of questionnaire about myself for my kids....and then there'd be a whole lot of family snuggle time. But it really got me thinking about my pages.

I just came back to scrapping this summer from a FOUR yes FOUR year break and I changed my "rules" big time. No more worrying about getting caught up, no more worrying about scrapping every single official milestone, place we went or worrying about having to many "moment" lo's. I scrap the pictures that speak to me, the moments I want to highlight and remember. Maybe I'm just highlighting it because I liked their shirt, the location or maybe I just did a really good job on the pic. The only new "rule" I've set for myself is that I scrap pages that I wish I had of my parents and grandparents. When my kids look at my albums I want them to know I scrapped the pictures and moments that were important to me.

I realized that if you look back through my albums you'll see alot of my kids looking cute, me telling them I love them...but ok we get it. Now it's time to include the less glamorous but just as important moments. This is Carter's first big boy birthday party where he invited friends. No, I don't have alot of journaling on the front but on the back (and I do this alot) there is a more complete note of what we did and who came etc. I have to tell you he was SO excited to see this page finished. Every time he walks past it (hasn't made it's way to an album yet lol) he tells me about his party and what he wants to do for his next party. I love that.

My mom and I were just talking about my great grandpa who passed away when I was just a little younger than Carter is now. I have no memory of him. It makes me so sad that if Carter were to lose any grandparents he wouldn't remember them and all the fun he has with them. Those family holidays are huge in our house, we plan them and look forward to them with great anticipation. My kids talk about them for months before and after. It's only fair that they become part of my albums. Sooo here I go delving into my picture box, looking for the stories I want to tell and *gasp* I just might do some pages about me. Something I've always thought was dumb (who has time for scrapping ME when I have a million kid pics right?). But when it's all said and done my albums will show our life. I've even done some pages lately of my nieces and nephews. My husband looked at me like I'd grown two heads when I did my first one. I said I took those pictures, I love them, they're a huge part of our life why wouldn't they be in my albums?

So there you have it, off my umm sappy introspective rant? Lol, back to my short little happy posts now. This page is for a challenge at and also based on a sketch at . The challenge was to celebrate the date 9.9.09 and it had to have nine pictures, nine letters in the title and nine of the same embellishments.

annnnnd.....hopefully I wasn't too much of a Debbie Downer for you today LOL!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

It's thursday!

New sketch at Sketchy Thursdays, check it out!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

peek a boo

Yep, I'm still here lol! I've been a busy bee working on all the new dt pages so I can't share a darned thing with you! It's killing me! So here's just a tiny peek of a few pages I got done this week, lots more to come the meantime be sure to stop over at sketchy thursdays (link over there----------->) and enter to win all of those YUMMY prizes!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

A little cosmo cricket anyone?

How about TWO FULL PACKS??? Yeah, that is a darn good prize...and all you have to do is comment!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I can finally share!!

Oooh it's so hard to keep a secret! I'm so excited to announce my new dt position....Sketchy Thursdays! You know I love sketches so this will be a great fit for me! Check out it's new web-home and seriously you NEED to play along right now, the prizes are so good I was tempted to opt out of the dt just so I could be in the running for prizes LOL (kidding of course...but not about the awesome prizes part!). Cosmo Cricket for one...need I say more?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

fall is in the air

Yesterday summer, today fall lol (an unseasonable warm fall day!). No challenges here today, just me ;). One of my most favorite fall pics, my daughter when she was two. I used up some more of my kit from and the little leaf is chipboard that I embossed brown and then used my handy dandy embossing pen and drew the lines to make it look like a leaf and then embossed it gold.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Hanging onto summer...

Summer barely came and now it's leaving already! A fun lo for a challenge at!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Mini bride

This weeks sketch from I loved the simplicity of it and it came together in a snap. Pictures from daughter's 8th birthday, she had been begging me to try my wedding dress on so we made a big deal out of it and I took her pictures in it. I just love these too....

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

First Book

How's this for a little back to school lo? My daughter last year after she got done reading her first big girl book to me. Sketch from be sure and check it out!! I used my brand new "swiss cheese" punch and put little brads in some of the circles, a fun way to add color without putting another competing pattern. It also fit perfectly with the color challenge from

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Flower girls!

My girls were so excited last fall to be flower girls in my cousin's wedding. I still have lots of pics to scrap from that day but I thought this one deserved it's own special page. It's based on this week's sketch at check it out!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fun Sept Challenge!

I love a good challenge...come over and play at

We're about to have the date 9-9-09 which is kind of cool so let's go with a number nine challenge!!

include on your page (can be a two pager two of course)
9 pictures (perfect for those events or holidays-think grids)
9 of one embellishment (9 buttons or 9 brads etc.)
9 letters in your title (you can do it!)

This is tricky so think out of the box and I can't wait to see what you come up with!

So exciting!!

You all know I love a good sketch, I'm super excited to have made it onto the new dt at Scrap Sketch!!

Where do you clip YOUR ipod?

Hopefully I don't get flamed for posting pics of my son in his is what it is and I'm ok with it :). Anyway, he LOVES his big sisters ipod, alot, and really where else can you clip it when all you're wearing is your unders (as he calls them)? Hard to tell at this size but I made them black and white and left the ipod green to keep the emphasis on it. Sketch is for Poor page has been sitting here all done since last thursday just waiting for me to put the pictures on! I loved this sketch and new exactly what I was going to do with it as soon as I saw it!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

scrapbook kit club reveal!

Check out for the sept kit reveal (only 27.50-what a steal!!!)! Here's a few pages I whipped up using the kit and there is plenty left over for more! I also used some sketches from!