Friday, February 26, 2010


This picture just makes me laugh, Ginger was laying in "her" chair and Rachael sat on top of her, which she loved because she prefers to be sitting by or under someone at all times.  But her expression is just too funny, what dog poses for a picture?  She's a human trapped in a dogs body I'm tellin' ya.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sketchy Thursdays!

It's a bittersweet time for me, my days of being on the STDT are coming to an end BUT that means I get to play for prizes again so I'm pretty excited about that!  If you're looking for a fantastic dt to be on don't hesitate to try out for Sketchy Thursdays, Diana and Heidi are wonderufl to work with!  Not to mention the fabulous sketches of course...speaking of which here is this weeks sketch!  My kids had never been bowling until a month ago, to say they were excited would be an understatement.  Used more of my new Crate Paper goodies.
I have two pages today, this was for a stamp challenge at SBKC.  The challenge was touse all those alphabet stamps we hoard.  I've decided I stink at boy pages.  This does not feel done to me but I honestly didn't have anything else that matched and felt boyish.  Blech.  I'm moving on though, I've since done two more pages that I love so it's all good.

And my potd, this is what happens when you're busy all day and all of a sudden you realize it's getting dark and you're kids are leaving and you've not taken a picture yet, this is Carter hanging upside down on the couch...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Lots of pages in the works right now, can't share quite yet though!  I'm teaching a photography class at SBKC starting March 1st (sign up details here).  So yesterday I worked on puting some samples together using my p&s.  Rachael is my model that will sit still so she got the job!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I got my first month of prints from yesterday.  If you're doing p365 or are thinking of starting shuttercal is THE way to go!  So pleased with my prints.  Sadly my kids totally destroyed the special box that is made to hold the prints is now a pile of polly pocket beds.  I realized you reach a whole new level of angry when your kids are old enough to know better to do something.  They didn't know the box was mine (therefore it must be theirs right?).  Granted it doesn't look special to a kid but the special foam insert to hold the months now polly beds were special to me.  Sooo, I need to buy a whole new box...but I do love my prints!

Monday, February 22, 2010


So I've been on a little spending freeze for awhile but when I saw the peachy cheap special on Crate Paper I had to have it.  I love Crate Paper stuff and it was three whole sets...none of which I had.  So here's my first creation, I did one page with each set last night and I just love their paper!  It's based on a sketch in the latest Pink Paislee newsletter (annoyed though because it said just create a page based on this sketch to enter a contest...then when you go to enter it says must be with pp stuff....grrr).
And my weekend potd's. 

This is my brother proposing to his girlfriend...Finally!!!  They met and work at TGI Friday's and Saturday night was a busy night because of a Rascal Flatt's concert.  I had heard that he was going to do it during their busiest time and decided since 5000 other people would be there why not me right?  Luckily we go there to eat enough when they're working that it didn't look out of place that we were there and since they were so crowded it didn't look funny that we were camped out at the bar (we usually have the kids with us).  The staff knew so they got us front row seats and jumped us ahead of the hour and a half wait.  So here he is on one knee (see the lighted box in his hand?).  It was so crazy loud in there she had to get close to even hear him.  My hubby got it on video too, so fun to be able to have that.  She of course said yes and we are SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!
Sunday, not near so exciting, we got yet another snow storm

Friday, February 19, 2010


I had to learn a new camera for work so I got to play with a 50mm 1.4 lens, I have the 1.8 on my camera but ooooh my I knew I would like this lens but I didn't know I would love it so much.  Do you see the depth here?  *SWOON*.  My camera is in the shop for awhile and I only have this one until tomorrow so I'm sad but am going to enjoy it while it's here!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Would you like to learn to be a better photographer?

Beginning in March I'll be teaching a photography class at Scrapbook Kit Club, for more details click here!

Getting The Most From

Your Point and Shoot Camera

Four week photography course

by professional photographer Jennifer Cupp

Do you feel inadequate because you have a puny point and shoot in your pocket while your friend is lugging around a digital SLR? Do you own a digital SLR but would love to get amazing pictures with a small purse camera?

If you answered YES to either of these questions than we have the class for you!

Who this class is for:Owners of point and shoot cameras who are frustrated with their pictures

Who this class is NOT for:Camera owners who have mastered their point and shoots, take fabulously composed pictures and love the pictures they're taking

The Details: We will cover everything from finding the best light, when to use flash and when to shut it off, composition,finding depth (aka blurring the background), and what to do with all those different setting options.

You don't have to have a fancy camera to take great photographs. Are there some limitations as to what a point and shoot camera can do? Sure, but that doesn't mean it can't take great images. You simply have to know your camera's capabilities and apply solid photography techniques. In this class you will learn how to use these techniques to turn your ho hum pictures into beautiful works of art!

From Jennifer: "What began as a quest for better pictures for my scrapbooks eventually led to a photography career. I have been taking portraits for clients for six years and have worked for several studios as well as owned my own specializing in baby and children's portraits for four years. I am currently working at a studio as their baby and family photographer and is this year branching into weddings with them. My favorite subjects though are the stars of my scrapbooks, my three children, adorable boxer,and hubby of 14 years."

Jennifer's Class Includes:

*Weekly emails delivered to your inbox

§ Colorful instructional handouts with step-by-step instructions for each lesson/project

§ Pre-class assignment, available to you immediately upon registration for class

§ Welcome notes from Jennifer in the classroom

§ Private posting area to share your work and view the work of your classmates

§ Message board to share your thoughts with your classmates

Class Duration: 4 Weeks

Start Date: March 1st

Price: $20.00

Supply List: Point and Shoot Camera,Camera Manuel (if you do not have this most can be downloaded from the manufactorers website)

How to Register: Email us at with your name and email address. We will send you an invoice and add you to our class list!

Coming up: Get Out of Auto-Mode! How to better utilize your Digital SLR Camera


Darn blogger again, some days it just doesn't like me.
Read a book for book club, hated it hated it hate hate hate.  Quit on page 324.

Got the train tracks out yesterday, kept him busy for at least an hour...which could very well be a record.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


It snowed AGAIN yesterday, I'm starting to think these coats are going to be hanging here for a loooong time.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Here's fri-Sun :)

Bathtime-with Ginger of course!

All gussied up for a Valentine's day party!

Yesterday we made cookies for Valentine's day!

Friday, February 12, 2010


Nothing too exciting happened yesterday so I took a little filler picture.  I'm kind of excited about my filler pics though.  When Rachael saw me taking this she said why in the world are you taking a picture of that?  And I said, wouldn't you love to have a photo tour of great grandma's house when she was my age?  Yes I would btw!  So here we have my cheesy Boxer Salt and Pepper shaker set....magnetic kissing of course.  I got them from my hubby for my birthday last year and they made me laugh so hard.  They totally crack me up and he got them as a joke but they're proudly displayed on my shelf and I love them!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sketchy Thursdays time!

I love this weeks sketch!  Check it out here!  I realized after I uploaded my page that I totally forgot to put any journaling, date I need to go back and add some details lol!
and for my potd nothing super exciting to look at but my hubby has had a very busy week and he worked from home for while yesterday, Rachael curled up next to him and did her reading for school and the dog was happy to have him home too.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Lots of dt deadlines yesterday so my beloved Cricut got quite the little workout!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


We had a *fantastic* crop at SBKC over the weekend and my challenge was to use the word fantastic in your title..with a had to use a mix of letters.  A great way to use up those half sheets of letter stickers!  I have a whole huge plastic divider thingie of letters so I could do this on probably the next 20 of my pages and I really do need to start using them if I'm going to bother filing them all right lol?  I used black embossing powder on the ones that weren't black to still make them match a little.  I'm also making it work for a love challenge for my  lss and a sketch challenge for  Love it when it works out that way!  Used lots of My Minds Eye goodies and some of my Scenic Route (sniff sniff).
And my potd, Ellie cleaning her room, being held prisoner in her room because she plays rather than cleans.  At this rate she'll be out when she's 12.

Monday, February 8, 2010

happy monday!

Well, I have three pages in the works to share but darn walmart messed up my order and didn't print any of the pictures I sent in over the weekend.  So that leaves me with a few p365 pics!
Saturday nasty cat needed a bath...not sure she derserved the kiss though:
Sunday...sometimes no matter how healthy you're working on becoming you just need a little Dove chocolate ganache and nothing in the Health Market will work to fix that craving.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Yay it's Friday AND surprise surprise I'm making a post.  Friday's are pretty much our Saturday around here so here's a quickie post!  This page was supposed to be for a pagemaps call but I forgot to send it, I forgot to post it too.  So here it is now :)  My niece Gia who thanks to walmart appears to have red hair here.  (someday I'll learn to not to quick printing there).
And of course my p365.  Yesterday Carter asked me if he could sleep in the suitcase for his nap.  No sir.  So he threw a fit and never did take a nap.  This was what I found last night when I went up to bed.  A few ratty blankets and pillow, a suitcase and Alvin....and that's all I need.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sketchy Thursdays!

It's Thursday...which means it's time for a new Sketchy Thursdays Sketch!  And since we're having a blog hop this week to celebrate the new February kit at Scrapbook Kit Club I thought I'd do this weeks page with items from the new kit! 
And then yesterday's picture.  My brother is at boot camp, he's been there for a month and loser me finally wrote him a letter yesterday. 
But I have to tell you what was almost my picture of the day.  So we have a dog as you may have noticed but we also have a cat, we've had her alot longer (cat lovers cover your ears please) and I hate her.  Like really really hate her.  She loves my husband and my son and they love her back.  She's kind of a trampy cat.  Anyway, she's an indoor outdoor cat and she likes to try and win my love by killing things and leaving them where I can find them.  *Usually* this is on our front sidewalk.  Once though she brought a dead mole up and left it under my sheets in the night!  That was the worst, there really is nothing worse than that.  Yesterday however (again not tuning into my love language) she brought a dead mole into my LIVING ROOM!!!!!!!!!  So not ok with that!  I had the camera in my hand...but it was just too gross.  I don't ever want to look at that again (although he was all in one piece and appeared to be napping-sorta).  So if the letter picture is a little boring, it's gotta be better than a dead mole.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Still hopping!

If you're finding your way here via the Scrapbook Kit Club blog hop, welcome!  We're celebrating February's beautiful kit and we have some fun prizes to give away!  To win:

1) Leave a comment on each designers blog as well as a comment on the SBKC Blog (1 entry)
2) Post about the blog hop on your website/facebook/blog (2 entries)
3) Join the Kit Club with an autoship membership (5 entries)
4) Sign up for our newsletter (1 entry)

A little bit about me....I'm a mom of three and I've been scrapping since my second was born in 2003.  I took a four year break when my son was born and was so excited to re-enter the world of scrapping last summer.  In August I joined the SBKC team and have totally fallen in love with kits thanks to the awesome kits Amber puts together! 

Here's my favorite page from this month's kit.  It's one of my project 365 pictures that I just had to scrap, I LOVE it.  The ruffled ribbon in the kit was perfect to frame the picture and I used the smooch ink around the letters to bring in just a little more pink, such a yummy color combo!
And speaking of p365 here's my picture from yesterday.  Carter enjoying his new boots with fresh snow that came at the same time the new boots did.

From here check out the other Jennifer's blog!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Scrapbook Kit Club Blog Hop

Welcome to day two of the blog hop, here's my second page for this month's kit!
This page was is off of a page I fell in love with in the latest CK magazine.  I've been hanging onto these pictures for awhile now and the paper was just perfect for them! 
My potd: Carter has been absoultely obsessed with needing a pair of boots this winter.  And of course we've had a ton of snow so he really does need them.  But since I didn't buy them when the pool was still up I've not been able to find any in his size (unless I wanted to pay and arm and a leg).  So a good friend of ours found these beauties on clearance for only 5.00 each....Score!  Now, he can go be intense about other things.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Happy February!

Ah, so much to post about today!!  First things's the first of the month!  So that means the new Scrapbook Kit Club kit is out!  It's soooo pretty, I LOVE it!  We're having a blog hop this week to celebrate the kit so I'll be spreading my pages out over the week.  The first one is my sweet Boxer Ginger.  She looooves a good fresh pile of laundry.  Like seriously loves it.
And then of course friday hits and I'm terrible at uploading my p365 stuff over weekends and this was a crazy busy one!  So here we have thursday's Ellie reading Robert the Rose Horse to Ginger (she loves a good story).

I have to share my runner up though, I'd already uploaded this to shuttercal and was to lazy to change it but we ended up spur of the moment going bowling that night and it was the first time ever for our kids love their faces lol!
Then onto friday, I shot a wedding rehearsal...

Then Saturday was the big day (yes we were very cold!)

And then I spent the entire day sunday looking at lighroom and will be doing so for about the next two weeks lol

Whew all caught up, check in for new pages every day this week!