Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
I am working with the Scrapbook Circle January kit, which is such a fun kit. Here's a layout and stay tuned to the blog and the gallery to see more creations over the next week.
Monday, December 22, 2008
And this year, Seth & Tessa's highlight each day has been opening the advent calendar box of the day... they never forget. Some days they find a joke, some days it's candy, some days it's a note to find a surprise under the tree. But everyday, they can't wait to "open today's box!"
Merry Christmas to you & yours - may your celebration be filled with much love & laughter! Happy Birthday to Jesus and to God be the Glory!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Everyday I think I will take a picture and post some of the creative projects I am working on for Christmas... and everyday I think I'll have time to update my Dec. Daily Album... but it's just not happening Daily. I will work on it and get an updated photo posted eventually, promise!
Tessa is SO excited about Christmas this year - 5 is great! She almost single-handedly decorated our tree this year (which is why it is a bit bottom-heavy). If she could have reached the top third, she would have done all of it!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Here's the web link if you want to read more about Advent Conspiracy. I am challenging myself to make this Christmas count. Will you join me?
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Kent & Seth helping with the meal (whew, got a little tight in the kitchen but their help was much appreciated!)
Tessa loved the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade:
So thankful for Dad and that he joined us for our Thanksgivng meal:
And I'm thankful that Tessa helped Kent get up the leaves in the back for a couple of hours on Friday!
Life isn't perfect... there are health issues and everyday stresses in our lives, but we are truly blessed in more ways than I can count... and I do thank God everyday for those blessings.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
For my "cover" I used a lot of things from the Scrapbook Circle December kit (not the acrylic album... had it in my stash). And in the last photo for Dec. 24 and 25, I used a couple of great stamps from Unity (love these stamps)!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
This second layout was inspired by a challenge at Willow Traders (WWW#4) and I did add some black cardstock, some bling for the Scrapbook Circle Oct. kit, the Thickers, and an antique button I had. I painted the cardstock border with Stickles and "faked" my stitching. This kit is so versatile with traditional holiday colors as well as lots of pink! So much you can do with it! And lots more I plan to do with mine, so stay tuned!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wendy and her designers are incredibly talented, so I cannot wait to see what will be created in this free workshop! I'm really just a "lurker" over at Bad Girls every now and then, but I am always amazed at the talent and creativity in the galleries. Can't wait to check it out and play along!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I am so thankful for God's "paintbrush" this time of the year!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I hope you prayed and voted today. I voted last week. And I have to admit, as much as I feel privileged to vote, I will be glad to an end of all the phone calls, media ads, junk mail, etc. And I will continue to pray for our President, Vice President, and other officials, whomever they may be. Lord, may America bless you!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Unablia: the inablility to blog or create everyday, even when the desire exists
Pente: a position in which one finds that they have gotten stuck and are unable to free themselves from such predicament (as illustrated by my son here).
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I did one more layout, but you are just going to have to wait until Tuesday to see it (unless you go browse the Scrapbook Circle photo gallery). The first layout here, "my BEST year" was also done for the WWW challenge over at Willow Traders (Weekly Wednesday Willow challenge). Come by every Wednesday for a new challenge posted by a different "willow"!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Tessa is 5! She has been so excited about her birthday. To be 5 like most of her friends... to have her first "kid party"... to have Grandma here for her birthday... so many reasons... and wow, did we celebrate! Ever read the Berenstain Bear book called "Too Much Birthday"? We almost got there. Thurday the 9th, actual day, was the "school party" (and I'm so sad that those pictures disappeared into a black hole). Friday was an "off day" since Dad got stuck in Maryland. Saturday was the "Creatures & Critters" kid party with 13 5-year-old friends, lots of crafts, games and face-painting. Sunday was the "family party" with Grandma, Uncle Ken, take-out Chinese, cake & presents. Happy Birthday, sweet Tessa!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Although this layout is true, this week I have a lot of housecleaning to do since that darn "Housekeeping Fairy" has yet to make an appearance. With Grandma coming to visit and Tessa's "Creatures & Critters" 5th birthday party on Saturday, well, let's just say it's time to focus on the house. I have loved creating with Scrapbook Circle's "Share the News" Oct. kit! If you have a minute, check out the Idea Gallery - fun stuff! And join us Oct. 24-26 for an online crop in the Community!
And I'm so excited to have won a stamp set from Unity this weekend, over at the fabulously talented Heidi Sonboul's blog. I'm still working on my WCMD cards, but hope to get some finished today! Happy Monday!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Today Stacy Julian posted a GREAT challenge on her blog: Give Yourself a Present. Go read about it. I think it's a super idea. I'm already snapping pictures this morning (ahem, have a feeling I may take more than 10... but I promise to weed out the best 10 that most capture my day or our lives NOW... 10-01-2008). Will be fun to see the changes in a year.
Here's a layout that very much captures who I am today and this year. I used the fabulous Scrapbook Circle Oct. kit (and you can check out more designs in the gallery today and in about a week even more):
Saturday, September 27, 2008
I can't believe how the days (and months) fly by... especially after school is back in session! I am finding it difficult to get as much done as I'd hoped once the kiddos went back to school. Tessa's "little" Kindergarten meets every day from 9-1, and of course Seth's schedule is different (8-2:30), so lots of time spent in the car (or van), I'm afraid. We're finishing up a fun LEO (layout every other day) challenge over at Willow Traders. The layout above was done for Challenge #11, a "Non-Scrappy Inspiration challenge" and it was inspired by a Target ad. Used one of my new favorite stamps from Unity on it, too. And a digi label by Andrea Victoria from Paula's new Hybrid challenge over at Get It Scrapped. And just wait, Scrapbook Circle's October kit is going to be fabulous. Here's a peek: Scrapbook Circle Blog.