Monday, November 30, 2009


This is totally different for me, but I saw this sketch from pencil lines and knew it was perfect for the clouds that come with the MME die cut sheet.  I love the way it turned out, that's my favorite part of scrapping that I can have a different style on every page.  My husband wasn't so sure about this one (by the way he's put out a few rockin' scrapbook pages himself in case you wonder why I take so much stock in a non scrappers' opinion lol)...he also told me the girls look sick in the picture.  Umm it's *supposed* to be vintage...guess not. me the clouds seemed perfect with this picture of them laying in the grass.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

All you need is love...

I just love this new My Minds Eye stuff!  I had a super hard time taking a picture of it, it's been crazy gloomy around here lately (my kids are asking for supper at 3:00 lol) so pretend the background is a nice perfect white and the picture is a nice normal black and white picture.  This is for this week's challenge at, using die cuts to add texture to your pages!  I had alot of fun with the die cuts distressing the edges and layering the hearts.  Now, I love the way this page turned out...but my husband hates it.  I think it's the first page he's ever umm.... strongly yeah...just a little nervous about putting it up lol.  Oh and I should also mention it's based on the last MME sketch challenge on their blog :)

Here's a few close ups too :P

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sketchy Thursday!

Here is this week's sketch! Now, like last month I'm just a little bit extra-excited about this one because today's sponsor is Scrapbook Kit I used Dec's kit (which I just got in my hot little hands on Tuesday) so you can see a little preview of what is in the December kit! I had to pick up my jaw when I opened my box. First off, let me just say I was never a kit girl until I got picked for their dt. I've changed my mind lol. I LOVE opening up a box where everything matches, I just reach and scrap until my box is empty. I never thought I would like that but I LOVE it! And every single month I LOVE what is in my box. I've also seen little peeks at what is to come in the months ahead and let me just say, don't bother with buying one just sign up for the will NOT regret it!!

Ok, so for today's son got a guitar last Christmas...and he was so excited but still doesn't pronounce it right lol, to him it's a buh-tar. So I had to scrap that! Every single thing on the page is from the December kit, yep even the thread, even that super cute little flower with the button, and even the metallic Thickers! And YOU can win it just by playing along, it's a random drawing....doesn't get any better or easier than that!! Can't wait to see what you come up with!
Bonus Alert!!  If you link your lo to the SBKC Blog you'll be entered to win a rak too!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New 'Do

Scrapsketch day!  Here's sketch 183!  My daughter got allll over her long pretty hair chopped off.  She's our kid that no matter what I do she looks disheveled.  Seriously.  I try so hard to make her look all cute and put together and no matter what by the time we arrive at our destination she's a mess.  So silly us....first we thought if we grew her hair out that would make it better.  Yeah right, she's very anti brushing.  And then we thought we'd get it all chopped off again.  Which while adorable is a pain because I have to flat iron it.  But she couldn't be any cuter in it!  Our older daughter by the way never leaves the house without wearing a complete matching ensemble and hair perfectly coifed....and she's been like that since birth.  I'm kind of curious to see them as teen agers lol.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sketchy Saturday?

No, I'm just late posting my Sketchy Thursday lo.  This week besides an awesome sketch the dt was challenged with "Japanese pop culture" which had me all sorts of nervous because that is completely opposite of my usual style (see previous page).  However I dug and dug and dug through my stash and found some scenic route stuff that seemed to fit the bill and since I bought these papers for events that haven't happend yet (you know how that can happen) I decided to use drawings and Carter writing his name for me. 
Want to hear a funny story about that?  So the other day my husband pops home from work for a few min to take a quick he lays down and calls me up there, he had moved the pillow and found...very neatly written CARTER BJ underlined.  Carter is four, Ellie is six.  Because of the perfectly lined up evenly written letters (see below how he *usually* writes his name) we assume it's Ellie.  We call her up, she bursts into tears....not because she thought she was in trouble for doing it because she knew she hadn't but because we had the audacity to think her handwriting is that bad.  (Being that we homeschool and I see her writing daily, I would have to say her handwriting IS that bad....).  So then we called Carter up who very matter-of-factly told us he did it.  Sooooo you know, who needs monogrammed sheets when your four year old can scrawl their name on them.  Oh, and the BJ part lol?  We have a guy at church who's name is BJ and Carter adores him and that's his "pretend" name (the girls started calling him that when he was two).  He's got two others too but 99% of the time it's BJ.

So yeah... this page WAS in celebration of him learning to write his name....

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Guard your heart

So I posted this picture and it's "story" the other day and here's the page that I came up with for it using the new life stories line from My Minds Eye...haven't done a shabby/distressed etc. page in a loooong time.  I used to do almost all of my pages with paper like this and have veered towards fun brighter colors since I came back to scrapping this year.  It was fun to get out my ink (which four years later is as good as new lol).  If you love kraft paper you NEED this line, the backs of all of these are perfect wonderful kraft paper and I adore this grid paper I used for the background.  All of this can be found at Scrapbook Express!  It's also based on a sketch at Inspired Blueprints!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Scrap your blessings!

This lo is for the Nov contest going on right now at Scrapbook Express.  The challenge was using fall colors make your journaling a message to future generations, the new MME journaling card was perfect for this! All papers are Bo Bunny Gypsy (love those colors!).  Check it out and play along for a chance to win a 25.00 gc to the store!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sketchy Thursday!

I love love love how this page came out.!  Diana has the greatest sketches and I so love my scenic route stash.  Like I've said before, I have way too many "moment" type pictures so I'm trying to use them in a different way....with a favorite Bible verse or "life lesson" etc.  They hear how pretty they are all the need to dedicate 100 scrapbook pages to that subject lol!  So here is one with her favorite verse (and mine :) ).  Check out this weeks sketch here and the awesome prize you can win...just by playing along-doesn't get any easier than that!

Oooh and happy accident (love it when those happen) I cut my blue background paper 8x11 rather than 8.5x11 so I had to do something different for the edge and I just love how feminine it turned out especially since I used orange as an accent when there is not any orange in the picture!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Just some quick pics today :)

So no lo's I can share today (tomorrow is thursday though!) so how about a quick pic of my hubby I took on Sat? We went and stayed at my grandma's who lives out in the country and it was soooo pretty with the blue sky and the BEAN (yes I might have been corrected on what kind of field is next to her house) field and then I saw the sweater he was wearing and I made him go stand out there lol. It was totally the wrong time of day....had he been a paying client we'd have gone home lol BUT since I really really wanted it I did some major reconstructive surgery on his face and got grouchy that I don't have a big flash of my own lol. Ooh and I just took this one of my daughter a few mintues ago. I noticed this leaf hanging on a bush in our yard last night but it was too dark to take a picture. It was the only leaf left and I don't know how I didn't notice before but they're heart shaped...or at least this one was lol! I got some of it hanging by itself but the colors around it were yuk but I love this one of my daughter holding it :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Let's just fall in love...again

So I saw this youtube video posted on Erin Lincoln's blog (love her btw) and I don't usually bother to click on stuff like that...I'm looking for paper not songs lol.  But I did and I sent it immediately to my husband...aaaaand it's been stuck in both of our head's ever since.  I love this song!  So what do you do when you get a song stuck in your head?  Scrap it of course.  So I'm not as clever as Erin and have no clue how to post the video here (and I did try lol) but here's the link in case you'd like it stuck in your head Jason Castro.
This page is done using the November sketch challenge for Scrapbook Express.  Using the Basic Grey Ambrosia line.

This year is the first year I've ever put us in the dumb is that!?  Actually I've not really had alot of pictures to choose from... but still.  Bottom picture was taken by my then 8 year old two summers ago and then the top pic was taken last fall during our family session.  I was actually pretty bummed with them but I had two must have pics and that was one of them.  I love the way my two must haves came out and the rest...meh.  Anyway, they didn't photograph well for this page...I don't really look like a ghost in the picture lol.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Relax already...

My baby football player at one week. Being a photographer I had all these great shots I wanted...the only problem was he wanted to be held by me in all of them...which is hard when you're the photographer. Sooo here he is not relaxing in daddy's arms. I only ended up with about four newborn pictures of him-ridiculous. This was for the Oct sketch challenge at Rocky Mountain Hobbies :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009


That means I get to show off the amazing November kit for Scrapbook Kit Club!
My nephew Cooper last week at the pumpkin patch :)

You have to click on this one to see if you can read my hubby's journaling. Made me cry...

This would be me on a private patio at parliament...I'm just cool like that mhhm. Next in this series is a picture of a cop (only they're not cops and I'm blanking on the name) under Big Ben yelling at me to stop taking pictures...ooooonly happens to me I tell ya.
It is a truly beautiful kit and perfect for the season we're in. My hubby told me these are some of his favorite pages I've done....(remember the whole "me decorating like a clown" comment-you see now how he would decorate).
I was going to space these out posting over a few days but nah...also a little sidenote.....YES I DO know how to tie bows in other ways. I lined them all up in a row to admire them when I was done and couldn't believe I had managed to tie the bow the SAME way on all three pages lol. Granted I didn't scrap them all at once...but still lol!! Oh, and I'm also using bits of the add on kits...the technique add on kit has my most favorite scrapping item I handy dandy embossing pen (at least that's what I call it) and some black glitter (which I also used on my "clown" page). And if you like this kit you might as well just sign up for auto ship, I've seen bits and pieces of the next two months and they are DELISH!! I'll be posting a little more from this kit soon, I still have my paint to use!!