Thursday, December 31, 2009

Welcome 2010!!!

Well, I must say that 2009 has not been my favorite year. Besides Jim being laid off, getting swine flu/throw up flu/cold/migraines, etc., we did have some good moments ... Bri starting high school, Cassie in 4th grade, me starting my 5th year of teaching, dancing at my parents church where on girl was saved. I must say that through it all God is still good. We dealt with a lot of junk this year. A LOT! BUT through it all Jesus was right by our side. How we have been able to function is by the Grace of God. Literally. Looking back, I would not want to do this year again, but I can see how we were carried through it all. Our family gave to us in so many ways, our friends support and prayers, it all adds up. So, I am glad 2009 is over and can't wait to see what God has in store for us in 2010. I pray that as this year comes to an end, that you too can look back and see God's hand upon your life ... through the good times and the bad.

Well, some fun/exciting/thrilling news ... last year I applied to Traci Reed's Creative Team. {Traci sells over at Sweet Shoppe Designs. } I was turned down, but in her "no" letter, she gave a list of what she looks for when picking members. Even though I was sooo disappointed to get a no, I took to heart what she had put down and started changing how I scrapped. I am very proud to say, that one year later, I WAS PICKED TO BE ON HER CREATIVE TEAM!!!!!! Yeah me!!! So here are some layouts that I just love that I have created with her stuff. I am also including layouts from other designers as well just because I love them sooooo much! ;-)

From Traci:

From WM[2]:
From Daydreamer Designworks Store:

Monday, December 14, 2009

Catch up ...

Well, life has been busy as I am sure it is for all of you. We are getting ready to perform in our Christmas production at church, the girls have one more week of school {one more week of work for me!} and Jim has been working, working, working. What a guy. :-) I haven't been keeping up with this neglected blog ... so sorry ... but I wanted to drop in and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!! We are so blessed this year and during this season of Joy, I wanted to bless you. Where ever you are, what ever you are doing, what every you are going through. May our Lord Jesus Christ bless you and keep you this Christmas season.

Merry Christmas,

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Guesting ...

So for the month of November, I have the privilege of guesting for Traci Reed & Eva Kipler over at Sweet Shoppe Designs. I thought I would share with you what I have created so far:

From Eva:

From Traci:

As you can see they create amazing kits!! Besides enjoy the above, we are doing pretty good as a family. We have not been sick ... hallelujah!! But, we are on Thanksgiving break. Brianna is making a 1800's dress with her grandma right now for a drama project. should be interesting when it is done. ;) Cassie has been hanging out around the house waiting for Jim to finish work so that he can work on the beds ... sigh ... yes. Almost a year later he is still trying to finish them. :) I have been doing the same old thing. Heather and I started back up Tripleshots, so if you feel like a photography challenge, head over there. This month, the challenge is to take a picture with leaves. It has been fun pulling out the camera again.
I pray you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! We have so many things to be thankful for this year ... especially the little things. May God truly bless you and your family.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Digital Scrapbook Day!!!

This Saturday is a day a lot of us can't wait for ... it is where we celebrate out "addiction" to scrapbooking and the friendships that we have online! I personally will be hosting two different challenges. The first starts on Friday at Funky Playground Designs. It will be a scrap by numbers challenge and there are two $5 gift certificates to the store up for grabs! This challenge will run through the weekend so you have plenty of time to finish! I will also be hosting a Speed scrap at Daydreamer Designworks on Saturday at 10 a.m. PST. If you participate, you will receive this kit by Designs by Jen Yorko!! She let me pick out any kit in her store, so I tried to find one that would work for both boys & girls ... isn't it ADORABLE!!! Also:
Jennifer's store

Also, one of my designers is retiring. :-( She is having a huge sale so head over to her store to pick up some amazing templates!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sick ...

Oh my word. I have never been as sick as I have been these last two weeks. I came down with the H1N1 and that turned into pneumonia. Never have I lacked that much energy. Just the thought of getting up killed me. Jim unfortunately came down with the same thing 3 days later. We were a mess. My parents wanted to come down and help, but there was no way I could let them in my home and have them get sick like Jim did. I felt so bad. The girls ended up at Jim's parents house for about 6 days. That was soooo hard not having them here, but at the same time it was a huge relief. We were blessed beyond words with what our friends and neighbors did for us. EVERYONE commanded us that we if needed anything, we were to call them. I finally broke down and did. Each friend/neighbor got a call from me ... I need cough syrup ... I need a dinner ... etc. They were right there with what we needed. It was a HUGE blessing. This is something I hope no one ever goes through. There are no words to describe it. Jim and I just look at each other and know how hard it was. So, today I took the last of my antibiotics the sun is shinning, the girls are at school (which I drove them to!), my husband has a wonderful job and God is in control. I pray you all are having a healthy day that involves hugging you family. :-)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

CT Call!!

Wendy is one of the nicest designers out there, so if you have ever thought about being on a CT or ♥ Wendy's stuff ... apply!! I ♥ Wendy. :)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ilove this kit .. and it is for boys!!! LOL! BUT, I found a unique way to use it ... my lo is the last one. Seriously, Nikki, Jennifer and Melissa Bennit! Doesn't get any better than this!! Check it out at PDP's Store.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New Kit from Nikki!!

Pick it up at her store:

Friday, September 4, 2009

Love Templates?!?

Well, Amy is having a 40% off sale on all her templates ... she has 2 for only $1!! Check it out:

Thursday, September 3, 2009


There has been a lot of planning going on for this day .. make sure you join us!!! :D

Friday, August 28, 2009

New Kits ...

From Jennifer Fox Designs!! She has paired up with Megan Mullens to create 3 new kits called "Oh So ..." . See my lo's in there?!? ;) You can pick them up at her store here.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sneak Peek!

Oh my gosh ... this is the CUTEST back to school kit I have seen in a long time! Wendy packed this kit full of perfect items for your page. She even gave you items for each grade Preschool-12th grade ... even homeschool & collage age children!! She rocks! O.k., here is your sneak peek before I go telling you everything that is in the kit:

Head over to Wendy's store at Scrapmatters tomorrow and it will be on sale!! :)

Here is a lo I did with the kit ... it is of our first day of school this year:

Thanks to Uncle David for the adorable 1st day of school outfits and backpacks!! ;)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Kit by Nikki!!

Love this new fall kit:

Head over to Nikki's store today where it is 50% off!!! :D

Monday, August 24, 2009

Moving Sale!!!

Well, if you ♥ Jennifer's stuff like I do, then now is the time to stock up!!! You have a week! Head over to her store while the sale is good!!! Whoo Hoooo!!!! Gotta love a good sale! :D

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Exciting Announcement!!

There is a new store opening up in September in digi land ... it is called Daydreamer Designworks. I was lucky enough to be asked to be on their store Creative Team!! :) Basically what that means to me is that instead of tooting just one designers horn, I am tooting the whole store and the designers in the store (which I might add are really amazing!). So, that being said, I wanted to let you know of a chat coming up. The designers are giving away a TON of prizes ... seriously, amazing stuff ... and I wanted you to know so you could mark your calendar!

I hope to see you there!! Now onto some resent lo's I have done:

Elise's Pieces is giving away a new kit if you subsribe to her newsletter:

Here is one with Sara's new kit "Times Past":

Wendy came out with some new templates {I used her new kit "Let them eat cake"} for both of these lo's:


Amy has a new template series called "Tell me about it":

And finally, Lindie & Nikki of GSD have released a kit together called "Summer's End":

Whew! I need to keep up-to-date on my blog. ;) Nothing else is new here, other than we have started school. I go back to work on Monday. :( I have enjoyed the summer ... sigh ... :) I pray you all are having a wonderful August! :D

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

QP Exchange

SM QP Exchange Thread

HEy all!! Juno is hosting the kit for the QP exchange over at Scrapmatters. Her kit Sweet Summer Days is on sale for 30% off so you can particiapte!! Here is my page that I made ... head over to SM to collect all of them!!


Monday, August 10, 2009

Whoot!!!! Another sale!!!!

Wendy is now exclusive to Scrapmatters!!! Whooo Hoooo!! So, to celebrate, she is having a sale! Head over to WM[2] shop quick before the sale ends ....

Thursday, August 6, 2009


We were up at my mom's house visiting. She has a ton of humming birds at her house. One of my goals as a photographer has been to stop the wings of a humming bird. I think I finally got it. :)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

50% off sale!!

Hey everyone!! Amy of Amy M. Designs is having a 50% off sale!! That includes all of her products including her new CU products!!! Wheeee!!!! So head over to her store to check it out!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009


The girls are at camp right now, Jim is at work and I am going nuts without them. Daisy just ins't cutting it. ;) BUT, I know God is working in my girls lives this week and JIM HAS A JOB which we will never take for granted!! :D I have some new stuff coming out from my designers. Here is a sneak peek from Elise:

Seriously cute!!

Here is a lo I just did using Jennifer Fox's new kit "Under the Rainbow"

Hoep you all are having a great summer! Ours is quickly coming to an end. Brianna starts high school on the 10th. :( Sigh ...

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Fun Quiz :)

You Like Names that Are Retro and Fashionable

You like names that are from the past but becoming modern again.

Names with a strong history are very appealing to you.

You're a big believer in giving children very adult sounding names.

You're not a fan of nicknames or newfangled spellings.

Some female names you might like: Audrey, Emma, Fiona, Georgia, Isabelle, Naomi, Rosemary, and Veronica

Some male names you might like: Brendan, Colin, Ethan, Jared, Kenneth, Martin, and Nathaniel

Thursday, July 16, 2009

WM[2] Sneak Peek:

Tomorrow at Scrapmatters ... they are having a sale .... :) :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Amazing Sale!!!

I love this kit by Jennifer Fox ... it is truly my favortie so far!! Head over to her store while she has this amazing combination on sale!! Here is the layout I create with my this kit that I ♥♥♥ ...

Friday, July 10, 2009

Sneak Peek {Again}

Hi all!! Here I am again with another sneak peek, this time from Sara Amarie ... but before I get to that, I would catch you up on our lives. Jim is LOVING his new job! It is such a better fit than the last one. He enjoys what he is doing, respects the people he is working with and the people there are just like him ... computer junkies. ;) The girls and I are enjoying summer vacation. The weather has been really mild lately ... it is only supposed to be 87 today!! Normally we are in the 100's ... not that I am complaining, it is just weird. This year we are mostly staying home and enjoying life. The girls are going to our church camp soon {thanks to my family}!! So they are really excited about that. I have been scrapping a lot, trying to catch up on my paper pictures before summer is over. Not sure I am going to make it. Oh well. ;) Anyway, here is a lo I created with Sara's new kit coming tomorrow to Sweet Shoppe Designs:

Until next time, have a wonderful summer!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sneak Peek from WM[2]

Available tomorrow Scrapmatters!!! :)

Funny quiz

You Are a Banana Smoothie

You are friendly and popular without even trying to be. People just like you.

You are easy to be around and never offend everyone. You're quite mild.

You have a warm demeanor, and many people find you to be inviting.

You are sympathetic and kind. You have a soft spot in your heart for everyone.