Saturday, January 31, 2009


As promised, I am posting the cards that I made last weekend. Heather would be really impressed with me as I have had 3 posts this week!! So proud of myself!

I made these cards to put in Kayla's homework folder for her to find each morning when she gets to school. They are supposed to be like lunch notes but Kayla doesn't like to pack her lunch all the time so I figured I would place these in her homework folder for her to find.

Sorry about the picture. These are the cards that I made.

I love this paper! It is DCWV the Blosoms and Butterflies Stack. I received as a gift from Heather for Christmas and absolutely LOVE it!

I had to borrow Heather's scallop punch for this card. Love the scallop punch and REALLY need to invest in my own!! Again I used the DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies Stack and a Hero Arts stamp as well as Hero Arts gems.

I used Heidi Grace paper on this card along with Hero Arts new Hugs and Kisses Stamps. I love the Heidi Grace paper! It's so girly!!

I used the Cuttelbug Swirls on this card along with Hero Arts Hugs and Kisses stamps. I also used some red glitter.

On this card I used the DCWV paper again and the Hero Arts Hugs and Kisses stamps.

On this card I used the Cuttelbug Heart Blocks, which I love, and ribbon from KI Memories Wild Things Sashes. Again, I used the Hero Arts Hugs and Kisses stamps, and gems.

More DCWV paper!

I used Heidi Grace paper on this card along with Hero Arts new Hugs and Kisses Stamps.
So that is everything that I worked on last week!! I need to get the last of my calendars completed for 2009 now!! I actually finally finished my family gifts, now I need to complete mine!! I'm only a month behind!
Grease was awesome! We had so much fun! I guess when I was younger I paid more attention to the dancing and the singing, I didn't realize the entire movie was about sex until I had my 7 year old daughter next to me!! I just pray that she was paying attention to the dancing and the singing like I was at that age!! It was great though!! I hope something else fun comes to Cincinnati soon so we can enjoy another girls day out!!
I hope to post again soon. I need to work on some layouts of the snow and the girls playing in it this past week! See you soon!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Saturday Scrapping

I spent the entire day on Saturday of last week scrapbooking. It was so nice to get out of the house and spend some adult time doing what I love! These are a couple of the layouts I created during the 11 hours that I scrapped! I only got 2 layouts finished and about 8 cards made! It doesn't matter how much you finish right?!

This is a close-up of a layout I completed of Audrey. Wanted to focus in on the ribbons. Love ribbon!

Here is the entire layout. Love the bum!! For some reason when I downloaded the images, I lost the journaling image of this layout. I will try to post it on my next blog.

This is a close-up of the paper piercing that I did on the layout below. Thanks to Alice I think it made the layout!

Here is the whole layout with the paper-pierced "a". Love it!
Well that's it for now! I will be stopping by again this weekend to post the cards I created last Saturday. We have been out of school for 4 days now!!! I am more tired today than I think I would have been if I had worked the entire week!! Kayla has kept me on my toes this week!
Oh, so excited, tomorrow we are going to see the musical Grease! We are having a girls day out with my mom and sister and her kids, and my brother's girlfriend. Looking forward to seeing it. I hope its as good as I have heard it is!
I'll be back late this weekend!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Snow Day!!

For those of you who know me so well can imagine my excitment when I got the call at 5:00 this morning telling me that school was canceled!! I jumped out of bed to look out the window to see exactly how much snow we actually got!! I am such a little kid!! I think I get more excited about a snow day than my own child!!
Once the girls got up we had breakfast and tried to find all our snow stuff. I found Kayla's easily because Santa brought new snow boots and snow pants. Unfortunately, I was not able to find snow pants for Audrey. We waited until Audrey went down for a nap and dashed out the door for some pics! Kayla was across the street playing with Meg and I began snapping pics. There's nothing I love more than snow pictures!
We are supposed to get more snow tonight for a total of around 10-15 inches! I am sooo excited (Sorry mom and dad!)!! I am hoping that I can find Audrey's snowpants tonight so I can get some snow pics of her. She was much too little last year to take pics in the snow. Need some of those!
Here are some of the many pics I took today.

Kayla and her friend Meg standing in the snow.

Kayla shoveling snow for a snow fort!

And more snow for the fort!

Kayla and Meg posing for Mom!!

Kayla up close!
I will be back tomorrow to post some layouts and cards from my scrap day with Heather and Alice!
Come on SNOW!!!! :)

Monday, January 12, 2009


Thanks to Heather for convincing me to try the Hero Arts weekly challenge. I wasn't sure I was up for it but thought I would try and see what happens! I love my result!Thanks to Heather for convincing me to try the Hero Arts weekly challenge. I wasn't sure I was up for it but thought I would try and see what happens! I love my result! The people who leave comments on the Hero Arts Blog are so nice! It's nice to hear good things about your pages, doesn't everyone like to hear good things after all the work you put into them!

The Challenge last week was layering. I hope that I achieved that with this layout. Here are some pics and some close-ups!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I will be back soon with some more pics!!!

Monday, January 5, 2009


I was not too sure about going to Archivers this weekend with Heather since it was my last day of Christmas vacation. Poor Heather had no idea how to take my indecisivness and just kind of went with my mood changes as we discussed over email what time we were going to go. I am sooooooo glad that I decided to go!!! It turned out to be a very quiet and very relaxing day! I went into the day with very little expectations and thought I get done what I get done! I was very happy with my outcome! We spent 5 hours at Archivers and I really only completed one page but I am really happy with the page and I really did spend about 3 1/2 hours working on it! I did work on a calendar that I have yet to get finished from Christmas (I feel bad, every year Grandma and Grandma & Grandpa get those calendars about 2 months into the new year!) and I did start another page but didn't have time to finish! I felt so relaxed and I was amazed how much I have been taking out of scrapbboking by putting high expectations on myself every time I get out of the house! I always feel like since I'm out, I have to get AS MUCH finished as possible!!! Not so, I have found out!
So here are a few pics of my layout. The first one isn't so good but wanted to show a close-up of the bottom of the page.
I love the sparkly letters from Making Memories!

Just some journaling so I don't forget the time the picture was taken. I am still blown away that I wasn't able to see Audrey until 13 hours after she was born due to all of the complications and me being in ICU. That's still a difficult thing for me to get over.

An overall look at the layout.

And another!

Products used on this layout:

Making Memories: Circle, scalloped Paper; brads; black rub-on letters; Note-Worthy Journaling Tag

Bo-Bunny: Pink Dotted Paper

Prima Flowers

Heidi Grace: Pink Flourish Rub-ons

Ribbon: unknown

In organization news, Heather came by on Friday and helped me get all of my supplies organized into categories and colors, etc! She spent 4 hours helping me be brave and purge some things for garage sale and trash! I am so excited! I had talked to Tom on his way home from work telling him how excited I was and when he came home he came upstairs with me and looked around and said, "That's it?! It looks the same as when I saw it last night!!" MEN, they just don't get it do they?!

I hope everyone has started the New Year off on a great note! I will be back soon!