Thursday, January 31, 2008

It's ME!


Yup, can you believe it?! A WHOLE page of pictures of me! It was for a SCS Scrapbook Challenge we did! Make sure your l/o has at least one picture of yourself. I decided to make the whole l/o about me since (1) I had the pictures and (2) it fit since I was doing January pages and it's my birthday!! I have more pictures of me because recently I've learned to use the timer on my camera. It's so much fun to make sure I get in at least 1 or 2 of the photos since as I look back through the boys books, I'm not in there a whole lot. Woohoo! A whole page....I think that someday, this will be a fun page to see , a better glimpse of who was doing all the photo's and scrapping! Scrappin' Supplies: Layout from January 2008 Page Maps, Paper: SU! Soft Sky DSP, Fall Flowers DSP Stamps: CTMH All My Heart, Rustic Alpha, Legendary Moments Ink: SU! Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, CTMH Olive Paint: Making Memories Ribbon: SU! Blue Bayou Double Stitched

Friday, January 25, 2008

Christmas


I can't believe I already have my Christmas 2007 Pictures scrapped! The Scrapping Challenge I've started on SCS has been such wonderful motivation! My friends are so inspiring and have such FUN layouts they're sharing! We also had such a WONDERFUL time at Christmas this year. It was very quiet but relaxing. "Santa Dad" spoiled all of us, he's such a good gift getter. Scrappin' Supplies: SU! SS Kit Sparking Holiday, SU! Big Deal Alpha

Thursday, January 24, 2008

FALL Favorites!


These pictures were so fun to scrap! The 2 on the right were picts I took for the "Photo-A-Day" Challenge I'm in and enjoying immensely! Taking a photo-a-day really opens up your eyes to the world around you. It makes me aware of what I enjoy. My Fall "theme" was color. I love all the colors we have in the Fall. That's me in the Sepia picture, we're out selecting pumpkins. This page was actually for the SCS Challenge (SBDD09) for hidden journaling. This page was for my oldest son's scrapbook and the "hidden journaling" reads, "I guess when you turn "16" Halloween isn't as much fun anymore. You skipped the fun of carving pumpkins with us this year. I missed you!" I also put this page in his book because I realize looking back, you wouldn't be able to tell he had a Mother, LOL! I'm always behind the camera and rarely in the pictures so I'm trying hard to do better about including myself int heir scrapbooks. You can see that I've also joined the "doodle craze". I love to add freehand to my layouts lately. Supplies: SU! Fall Flowers DSP, SU! Close to Cocoa & Old Olive c/s, Deja Views & PiggyTales Rub Ons, CM Leaf Punch

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Mom Moments


I love being a Mom. My sons are so Inspiring, Fun, Wonderful guys...but of course they're teenagers and if I said any of that to them they would probably (a.) Look at me funny and walk away (b.) Ignore me and ask "what's for dinner?" (c.) Tell me I'm having a "Mom Moment - snap out of it" or (d.) All of the Above. As you know, sometimes being a Mom is painful. Watching your children go through the ups and downs of life is hard. I read somewhere that it's better for them to experience disappointment when they are younger and you're there to hold their hand through it and help them learn to cope than have to experience it for the first time when they are a young adult out on their own. I can only hope that's true. I can't imagine ever not being there to "hold their hand" but I guess that day will come. Right now, I've got it tightly, refusing to let go. My layout today is inspired by such a moment. This layout is from another Pencil Lines Sketch #65. I scraplifted Ania's version of this as it was just perfect for the picture I wanted to include in my son's book. I've done alot better recently of scrapping life versus just events. Here's one of those "life" pages. Paper: Misc Scraps , Stamps: CTMH Legendary Moments, Ink: SU! Green Galore, Basic Black, Basic gray, Embellishment: Imagination Project Coasters

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Scrapping Challenge


This year one of my 2008 Goals was to do more Scrapbook Pages. In addition, I wanted to do more challenges. I think Challenges help stretch my creativity, ideas and give variety to my books. Tonight I had time to complete the Pencil Lines #67 Sketch. I liked how it turned out! I'm in the SCS 2008 Scrapbook Challenge and one of the Gals mentioned how certain pictures you hold onto to scrap because ... of the memory. Well, these are some of those pictures for me. We had SUCH a perfect VACATION that I wanted the Layouts to be PERFECT so I've been saving the pictures thinking I would come up with just the right layouts. I got them out tonight and did the first page with this sketch! More pages coming.... Paper: CM Shades of Aqua, Shades of Blue , Stamps: Autumn Leaves Swirls, DMD

Friday, January 4, 2008

I'm the GUEST Hostess


This week for the Scrapbook Theme Challenge on SCS! Yea! It was fun to help out. I had lots of ideas I've been considering working up to today but had an *inspiration* yesterday while putting away all my Christmas Decorations. We always get so many beautiful, fun and happy Christmas cards and there are some I just hate to throw away. Usually I save those and put them in a box. This year (& my challenge was) to use favorites on your scrapping pages. That's just what I did! I love how it turned out. This is my youngest son out in the snow...he loves it. I added the Christmas Card he got from my Mom. Just perfect for him :)
Paper: Adornit, Cardstock: Archivers

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Thursday...


I love Thursdays! I've usually had 3 good days of work in not to mention it's close enough to Friday & the weekend to be excited. Thursday nights are usually a great time for me to get stampin' or scrappin' done also ... more to look forward to. Today I have a busy day planned. Just wanted to share a recent layout I completed. This is my youngest son, I love him! He's so quirky. The journaling is all about how he got his name. At 13 that doesn't seem important but some day, it will be fun to remember.
Background Paper: Basic Grey Vagabond; Stamps: SU! True Friend; Journaling CD: SU! Make Me a Memory Vol 1; Rub On's: daisyd's

I've Arrived!

In my usual fashion, late but with a GREAT story to tell. I didn't join the bloggers of the world until now because what would I have to share, at the time, I didn't think anything...well...I've changed my mind. I do want to share with all my friends and family-- my thoughts, creations and ideas. So, welcome to my World.

We'll Live, Love and Laugh 4 Life together!

The View from My Window

The View from My Window
Looking out the Living Room Window I realized today was a good day to get those projects I've been putting off DONE! It was beautiful to look at but I sure didn't want to get out in it this morning! Good thing I was on vacation.