Saturday, September 27, 2008

Lest you think I do nothing other than Scrapbook my life away . . . :)

It occurred to me that you folks probably think I eat, sleep and live scrapbooking, but amazingly that is not true. :) Don't get me wrong, I do love it, especially for the release that it gives me from the everyday grind of things, but there are other "favorite things" in my life!
First, my family:
I love these silly kids and I especially love that I get to be with them everyday, all day, through the good days and the bad! Of course if you ask me how much I love it on a bad day . . . :)
And of course my awesome husband who is not in the picture because he is slaving away at law school and work so I can be at home.

I also really enjoy cooking - especially trying a new recipe, such as this roll recipe we made, and having it actually turn out!
I love learning and I love helping my children learn new things (I have been working on letters with Joshua). I love their natural curiosity about things - it is a great reminder to me to always find something exciting about the small things of each day!

New Pages

I have been trying to get these posted for a while now, but my computer has been on the fritz all week. So sorry for the poor pictures, but I want to try and get these up before it freezes again. I really do love technology! :)

This halloween page was for a contest on the AC Bailey site. It was nice to finally get these pics scrapbooked - I'm only three years behind! Isn't the little pumpkin cute? Got that idea from the new Scrapbooks, Etc. magazine - love it!

These are some of my favorite pictures of Joshua, taken back when we lived in a place where the leaves really turned colors in the fall! :) I miss fall!

This layout was a little experimental. I dry embossed the circles on vellum and then turned the vellum over and colored in the back side with different colors of blue chalk. Made for the perfect bubbles!

This last one I made using a sketch off of the blog called Sketches! {by tamara} It is one of my new favorite blogs. She posts a layout sketch, a card sketch, and a recipe each week, as well as examples made with each. Lots of fun inspiration there! I've got a link to it on my sidebar, so go check it out!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Super Cute Cards :)

This is the set of six cards that my friends and I made at my last card night. We get together once a month for a card workshop and it is soo much fun! We almost got rained out this time (record rain here - almost 8 inches in one day!), but three brave souls still ventured out to my place and we had a great time. We made six birthday cards, three for boys and three for girls. I used a new paper kit from Close to My Heart called "Magic Moments." It is seriously stinkin' adorable and great for boys or girls because their patterned paper is double sided now, so it was perfect!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

This was my first attempt at sending something in to try and get it published. Obviously it failed, or it wouldn't be posted here!! I still think it is a great layout, you just never know what people are looking for. I'm really not surprised or disappointed, though, as it was my first attempt ever, and it was kinda fun to try to get something published, so I think I just might try some more! I do have this killer cute card that might be worth sending in. . . I guess I'm only out the time it takes to email a picture, so what can it hurt to try? Wish me luck . . . :)