Showing posts from February, 2008


I think being a Scrapbooker has made me appreciate "Family Moments" better. Not only am I glad for all of the photo opportunities but just being together making memories. I realize as my sons get older that those times are fleeting and I cherish all of the ones I get at this point.

This layout brought tears to my eyes for that very reason. As I look at the picture I realize both my sons are taller than me. When did that happen? LOL! It's a physical reminder to me they are growing up and getting closer to moving on with their own lives. We had a GREAT time at Christmas. I'm so thankful my layout depicts how pleasant this time was for us! Scrapbook Supplies: Paper: SU! Dashing DSP, Stamps: SU! Big Deal Alpha, Ink: SU! Old Olive, Real Red, Certainly Celery, Versamark & Clear Embossing Powder. Layout scraplifted from book "Doodling for Papercrafters" by Maelynn Cheung


The "word" for this week from One Little Word Challenge is "Trust". I was looking through my box of pictures trying to figure out what I wanted to use for the 1st page in DS 2004 Book (the last page to complete the album!) and I ran across this photo. I don't know why it struck me to put these two together but when I saw it, I knew for me this was a "trust" issue. That Christmas both boys got Dell DJ's and their "music" world opened up because all of a sudden they could find songs they liked and download them to their MP3's. It was a strange feeling for me to think they had access to all sorts of music and lyrics I didn't even know existed. There were many times I flipped through their DJ's just checking out the songs and listening to any I wondered about. For the most part, all of them were ok but I knew that I had to keep talking to them about what they were listening to and what effect it could have on them. It's not o…


This is for the Pencil Lines #72 Sketch Challenge.
Today we sang a song in church, "I Stand In Awe". The chorus goes something like, "I stand, I stand in awe of you. I stand, I stand in awe of you. Holy God to whom all praise is due, I stand in awe of you." When I pulled in the driveway coming home, I sat there thinking of how AMAZING all the steps our life has taken to get us where we are today. We all truly believe God led us here and there is no doubt He is blessing us immensely. When I look at my sons and the opportunities and school life they are having, I am thankful for God's love and His direction. I especially see His Love and direction taking place in Brandon's life right now. He's growing up and experiencing lots of changes. One of the biggest life changes for him is his exploration and discovery of life outside gymnastics. It's been a really rough year (with injuries) . Although I've always told him that "Gymnastics is WHAT you d…

More Memories

I just wanted to get my page for the Pencil Lines Sketch Challenge #71 posted tonight since tomorrow is Sunday and they'll have a new sketch challenge to enjoy. I'm really happy with this page as it's the last page of my vacation pages. It's so peaceful and perfect as it's the pictures I took of the sunset. Scrapbook Supplies: Paper: Basic Grey Sublime, SU! River Rock & Groovy Guava C/S, Stamps: CTMH Joy Forever & Solo "F", Inks: CTMH Chocolate, SU! River Rock, Groovy Guava & Ruby Red, Buttons: SU! Clear, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla


I had a conversation with my oldest son the other day about not taking what I tell him out of context. If you have children or been the boss and had employees, you know how frustrating and crazy that can make you. Fast forward to today. I'm grumbling away while I'm cleaning the house, increasing the complaints when I get to the bathroom. Suddenly, a verse pops into my head, "This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24) "yea, ok, except when you're cleaning the bathroom". Well, and then there's also the Saturday mornings the alarm clock goes off at 0600 because Brandon has to go the gym and the nights I have to rush home only to find everyone is hungry and no one has started anything for dinner, and the list went on....It was then it hit me that I like my sons was adding *asterisks*, exceptions to what my Father has said! He didn't say that on day's you feel like it, when you're not busy or on …


Today I was in the airport waiting for the Ground Transportation Driver and I was sitting by the guy who shines shoes. He's a VERY pleasant gentleman, always very chatty. He didn't have a customer at the time so he asked me if I needed my shoes shined. I told him "no" they were already ruined by the salt and no amount of "shining" was probably going to help. He agreed that salt was hard on shoes & told me that in weather like this (5 inches of snow) I really should wear boots! He did go on to show me his shoes and I have to admit they were beautiful. Not fancy, handmade leather beautiful but regular shoes shined up VERY nicely. You would have never been able to tell he walked through salt/snow with them! I told him they looked great and he than began to explain to me how he keeps them so nice. He told me, "The Lord gave me the Gift for Shoes." I must have given him a quizzical look because he went on to explain, "God gives everyone a spec…

More Vacation Memories

Ok, it may just be where I'm at in the book OR it could be that the gray, cold days have me thinking of HOT Summer Days. Whatever it is, I just finished Another vacation l/o of us at the beach! I took me awhile as it was one of those l/o I fiddled with, still didn't like but finally just gave up and stuck it down. The picture l/o wasn't exactly what I had in mind when I started...I actually started with a Sketch By Suzy #43. Somehow I lost the plan on page 2. I still like the colors and the photo's make me smile as it was such a FUN day spent out playing in the sand. Scrapbook Supplies: CM Perfect Fit Aqua, Shades of Yellow, Archivers Tropical, Embellishments: Memories In the Making, Ink: SU! Old Olive

Memories of Vacation...

It's so WONDERFUL to look back at our vacation pictures and think of all the fun we had...~sigh~ I guess that's what a GREAT Summer vacation does, gives you great memories to think about getting you through the cold winter, gray days...LOL! This layout was inspired by this week's Pencil Lines Sketch #69. I knew as soon as I saw it, it was PERFECT for more of my vacation photo's. Here's to Sun & Fun! Scrapbook Supplies: Paper Archivers Tropical, CM Perfect Fit Yellow, SU! Tempting Turquoise c/s, Ink: SU! Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Stamp: DMD Palm Trees, CTMH Solo "F"


This was for another Scrappin' 2008 Challenge - Trends. Scrap a page showing something that's trendy for you or your children right now. I was planning to do this page anyway but it sure was perfect time to get it done. I got the boys Ipods for Christmas because it was the first item listed on their Christmas lists. It seems every time I see one of them now, they have little white ear buds in and I have to repeat myself at least twice before they hear me, laugh! What a trend. I laugh to think about all the trends we've gone through at Christmas time - Barney, Power Rangers, Light up tennis shoes, Spiderman, Yugio (sp?) cards, Toy Story (Buzz Lightyear)...oh my! Well, as they grow up, those trends change but someday it will be fun to look back at this page and laugh about the Ipod trend. I have to say, I just may have to get one as there are several podcasts I'd like to listen to...LOL! The top "Ipod" has a transparency over it and I stamped ove…