Friday, September 29, 2006

Here are my latest layouts! I used the Autumn Leaves Journaling stamps on 2 of them, I just LOVE those stamps! I know I keep saying it but if you haven't gotten them yet you may want too!!
I used notebook paper on Ciaara's layout and really like the look, I also handcut the Princess title. I've been in a pretty scrappy mood lately-- we won't be home much over the weekend so I hope to scrap some more today.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

My News.........

I am sooo excited to announce that I am going to be on the Design Team for One Heart...One Mind. I opened an email the other day from Cheryl Kanenwisher saying she came across my blog and liked my work. She said they are currently looking for fresh faces for the new design team they are building and if I was interested.

I, of course, said YES!! I filled out some paperwork and got an email today saying that she sent me out some product! I've looked at their website and their stuff looks wonderful, I know I own some of their rubons! I can't wait to sit down and play with it all!

I am sooo happy and excited for this opportunity!!

Monday, September 25, 2006

I got these layout done yesterday--my DH has football on all day and steals my computer alot to check the games that are not on TV. Sunday is usually 'my' day, I usually get to sleep in, and I get to scrap! The kids hang out with Daddy in the morning then we usually do Sunday School lesson then just hang out.... Yesterday we all stayed in jammie pants all day! The kids LOVED it!

Anyways, back to the layouts.... I am LOVING the new Autumn Leaves Journaling stamps! I used them on both of these layouts. They are really helping me to journal in my own handwriting!

I also have something in the works that I can't wait to share-- I am SOOO excited about it! More details soon!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

I had this layout floating in my head all morning- I think I had a dream about it, do any of you dream of scrapbooking?

This is the first "3 generation" picture we have had taken together-- we are going to have to start doing it at least once a year.

The journaling says "Ciaara, I hope you grow up knowing that I am not only your Mom but your friend. I hope we will share the same kind of relationship that I have with my Mom. You come from a line of strong, smart, loving women. I learned my strength by my moms strength and by her weakness. You will learn from both of us. I love my mom and look up to her and I feel that same love from you everyday. I am so lucky to have you both in my life.

Friday, September 22, 2006

I got this layout done while my sister was here! It is a very simple layout -I just love it when a layout can come together super quick and I don't feel like I needed to add anything else.

That piece of Basic Grey paper is just beautiful and it made the page!

I've been tagged by Nicole , Jessica and Becky!!

The rules are : List 5 weird things about yourself or your pets. Tag 5 friends and list them. Then, those people need to write on their blogs about 5 weird things, and state the rules, and tag 5 more people. Dont forget to let the people you tag know by posting a comment on their blog!

That means I need 15 wierd things about me---YIKES I don't think I'm that weird!!

1: I can not sleep with out a fan on. My ears ring and I hear every little noise in the house.
2: I'm a really really picky eater.
3: I don't like to wear sunglasses much, although I like to buy them and prop them up on my head to hold my hair back.
4: I don't sleep in the same bed with me DH very often, he snores to much and I can't sleep.
5: My bedroom is ALWAYS messy!
6: I wear jeans almost every single day and own about 11 (or more) pair!
7: I LOVE reality TV
8: This goes along with my picky eater stuff... but I'd rather eat parts of a sandwich alone then in a sandwich.
9: I wear makeup every day even if I'm not going anywhere.
10: I think I have a pretty high-pitched voice.
11: I hate leaving message for people on answering machines/voicemail.
12: I talk WAY to fast!
13: I am afraid of bugs!
14: I HATE to clean and will bribe Nate to do the toilets.
15: I am a night owl and rarely go to bed before midnight.

I'm not really sure who I can tag-- I'll try Tonya and Cindy and Dawn from Memory Creators. I know its not 5 people but it will have to work!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

okay I admit it I am a baby! I HATE staying home alone-I hate when Nate goes away and he isn't here. It gives me comfort to know he is in the house and I sleep so much better. Sometimes I'm not sure why, I can drop and break a glass right next to him and he wouldn't wake up. Since he was going to Milwaukee, I asked my sister if she wanted to drive down and stay with me and she got the time off work! She stayed the last 2 nights and we had a great time. She wanted to make a scrapbook of her doggie so we started that. I snapped a picture of it before she left. I thought it was super cute! She is super excited and is really getting the hang of scrapping. We also made a few Halloween cards!
Thanks Melissa for staying with your big baby of a sister!

Monday, September 18, 2006

I got these layouts done over the weekend! Noah sometimes tells me I do to many layouts of Ciaara and asks when I will do some of him. I think I am pretty even on layouts done but I do have to admit that sometimes girl layouts come easier for me. Its very easy to add a flower or lots of ribbon to Ciaara's pages. I feel like sometimes I have to be much more creative for Noah's.
I really like how the fishing one turned out-- It went together fairly easy. I used eyelets again after many months after being inspired by Nicole's use of eyelets!
I'm super happy I got some scrapping done over the weekend and may do some more tonight!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

I am soooo excited once again! If you haven't yet heard of the wonderful Becky Fleck and her sketches, you are certainly missing out! I was lucky yet again that she let me make some cards from her sketches and that she included them here:

Thank you Becky-- You rock! Congrats to the rest of the girls she included also-- GREAT JOB ladies!

Friday, September 15, 2006

Look at the Awesome banner Nicole
made for me!! It is just beautiful!! I am soooooooooo excited!!
I am loving this new blogger beta-- my blog is finally how I want it!

Thank you Nicole sooooooooooooo much!!!

I finished up this layout last night while Nate was on the computer! I acutally get things done when he is hogging my computer! I used a Becky Fleck sketch for this layout, looking at her sketchesis the perfect way to get my scrapping mojo started.
I wasn't quite sure about these colors together but its really grown on me now that its done. It really matches the colors in her shirt. I really love how nice and sweet Ciaara is to her dolls, I know she will make a great Mommy someday.
I used the new Autumn Leaves Journaling stamps and I think they are a must have! Loved them!!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Ciaara started biting her nails at a very young age and I can't get her to quit.
I used to bite my nails when I was younger also but haven't done it in YEARS.

I have painted her nails and she just chews the paint off. Not sure what I will try next but I sure wish she would grow out of it.
I used my new Autumn Leaves swrily stamps that I bought last weekend--- loved them!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

These are a couple of 6x6 layouts that I did over the last couple days! I tried my hand at doodling--something I love the look of but haven't really tryed. I love working on the smaller layouts some of the time, they come together so quick and they are so fun!

I really like the layout of Nate, he hates layouts of himself but I love that picture I took, he looks so relaxed and happy!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Well here are a couple pictures of my beautiful princess on her first day of school.
We are sooo lucky here to have the preschool program that we have. Its sponsered by
the school and she goes to the real school 4 days a week in the afternoons.
She was sooo excited and so far has just loved it.
I think its harder for girls then boys because they are naturally more shy at this age --there
are still some girls in Noahs class that cry almost everyday. Ciaara has done SOO well and I'm so proud of her! I only wish she wouldn't grow up sooo fast!

Friday, September 08, 2006

What a cute little guy I have!
This is Noah on his first day of Kindergarten!
I can't belive this day has come, he is growing up sooooo fast! We've had a pretty good week, he comes home tired but he gets up really good and enjoys his time at school. He is meeting new people and making new friends. I can't belive how fast time has gone and that my first baby is old enough to be in school. I had a really hard time dropping him off and right before I left he gave me an extra long hug and I fought back my tears, I cryed when I got home!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Hi everyone! I am SUPER excited and I have something to share!
I LOVE using sketches-- like little blue prints to help spark my creativity.
I heard of Becky Fleck about a year ago and just love her sketches well I was
SOOOOOO lucky that she included these layouts in her September Newsletter!
I followed her sketch and I think the layout turned out great!
You can see her sketches and my layouts by clicking here:

I used pictures of our day at the zoo with our new friends Jordan, Jamison and Trevor!
It was such a great day! When I saw the sketch I new I had the perfect pictures for it!
Thanks to Sara and Jessica for letting me include their boys in my layout!