All that I'm after is a LIFE full of laughter, as long as I'm laughing with YOU!

Aug 30, 2009

Crafty Weekend

Can you believe it will be September in only 2 days! I can't believe how fast this year has flown by for me, but on the positive side my birthday will be here soon -LOL!!

I know I haven't posted much lately, but I have been working on things...several just can be posted anywhere until they are used for their intended purpose...haha!

So here is a brand new 2 page layout - a RARE event for me these days. The pictures are from a few weeks ago when Katie attended a student council lock-in for team building. She had tons of fun, and gratefully her teacher/sponsor took TONS of pictures (yeah for a happy scrappy mom!)

Aug 25, 2009

As promised

A new layout for today! My hubby playing with our FAVORITE nephew (ok - our only nephew). Ethan is so funny. Chris' name was one of the first in our family he learned to say. It's so fun to see him play and tease with uncle Chris ...and of course Uncle LOVE to play too!

Big Day...

Imagine my surprise when I found out a recent layout I did was published on the Basic Grey website! I am thrilled to say the least. You can see it here. Now I'm off to get kids ready for school for DAY2...and I'll be back with something fun in just a bit.

Aug 24, 2009

Back to school

How appropriate this layout is for today of all days! I took my girls back to school today -one at a time. Two separate schools. One at 7:45 and one at 9...Somewhere between the two trips I realized, this is the last year I will be taking Katie "back to school". Next year she will likely drive herself. I mentioned this too her in the car this morning, she sweetly said "maybe I'll let you drive me"...I told her I would probably just have to resort to stalking her from my own car, following her in traffic...haha! Sure is hard to see these babies grow all up and gain their independence.

Aug 23, 2009

Bad Blogger

Sorry for the big gap in posting. School starts tomorrow and life has been a whirlwind!
I've got lost of layouts done and ready to post. Be back in the morning with something creative for ya!

Aug 17, 2009

That makes 2 of us...

I had a blast making this layout from the sketch below, it all part of the challenge over at From Here 2 Scrapternity.

Aug 16, 2009

My lil Bug Boy

A few weeks ago we had a family party for my brother's birthday. I got the opportunity to take some fun pictures of my lil nephew Ethan. He was enjoying his new bug box and a grass snake Ivy found. He was just so interested in it all. Now that my kids are older...I forget about those lil moments you get to witness when children are little sponges taking everything in around them.

Aug 15, 2009

Nature Girl

Just a quick layout for you today....we are busy-busy today.
If I'd been more of a planner today's layout would be my sweet hubby...since it's our Anniversary. I'll try and have something "mushy" by monday!

Aug 13, 2009

Pink Cricut Sighting

I was at my local Micheal's this morning when I saw the new Pink Cricut by Provo Craft in stores for the 1st time. It is so awesome! I wish it came in the baby bug size I've been wanting to buy one for crops (so I don't have to carry my big one).
I was selling for $399 and comes with 3 cartridges! A good deal, and supporting a GREAT CAUSE...Breast Cancer Awareness.

Take the Challenge

Each week over at Paper Popsicles they post a card sketch to inspire you to design your own card. This week, Challenge #13 is the sketch seen below:

This was my first week to play with this challenge. I had alot of fun designing my entry and shuffleing paper around in my craft room!
Here is my take:

Aug 12, 2009

Family Fun

Tuesday I spent some time scrapping for FUN. These pictures were just taken a couple weeks ago at my brother's birthday party. I sat my girls down and got a few pictures of them with their cousin ETHAN!!! He is such a fun guy and we all just love him. while taking pictures someone said to give him a made for a great series of pictures for this layout....

Aug 11, 2009

Starting with a BANG!

It's gonna be a fantastic day I can already tell!!!
I went to my local Micheals this morning...snagged the new Martha Stewart loopy boarder. My friend (and Micheals employee) said the other location had the corner punch to match off I ran to the next store. I found the ever-coveted DRIPPY GOO border punch I'd been dying for since it's debut last Halloween. Each store only received 6 this year
No wonder nobody can find it...Nobody but ME!!! {insert evil laugh}
I also picked up a 3rd punch that I'd been wanting too, as it was only $9.99.

The best part...I got to use a 50% off coupon on EACH and EVERY one of them!!! On my way home, I got a call from the store manager...she found the loopy corner punch I originally went there for...So I'm heading back after lunch to pick that baby up!

Aug 10, 2009


DROWNING in swaps that is...are you surprised?
I spent most my weekend wrapping up lil details on swaps.
  • finished my P for Happy Birthday Rag Banner
  • packed up Katie and I's twilight charms for that swap
  • finished my lollipop flowers (six spots) that's 144 flowers
  • finished my recipe swap layouts for Carmel Apple Salad - YUM!

It was a productive weekend!!!

Aug 7, 2009

Our Girl

Tonight I worked on completing a sketch from Paper Popsicles. I like the way it turn out. This is one of my favorite recent pictures of Katie.

Aug 6, 2009

All grown up!

Quick Layout of my oldest daughter learning to drive the riding lawn mower last summer while we were at the farm ...

Who knew this summer she'd be driving her daddy's truck!

Aug 5, 2009

Freebie Friday

Everyone loves FREEBIES right? Well over at Paper Popsicles they have a fun thing going called freebie Friday. You really should heard over, read about it and take a few minutes to get your chance to win the goodies! coming!

Wow, this summer has flown by! My kids start back to school in a little more than 2 weeks (woohoo) In all the hustle and bustle of back to school, football games, homecoming...Halloween will be upon us before we know it.

Here is a layout of my sweet lil Sassy in her pumpkin costume last year. She was a good sport about wearing it (but she was having no part of the hat). This years costume has already been purchased...a hot dog with mustard & ketchup!!! She will look so cute!

Aug 4, 2009

Lucky Mom

Recent page I created with pictures from Mother's Day 2008...

Aug 2, 2009


I haven't scrapped for "fun" in awhile. Today I sat down and using a Scrapbooks etc. sketch for inspiration did this lil layout of my daughter, Ivy and her pet gerbil.