Monday, February 27, 2012

Just to see you smile....

I did pictures for a friend of mine last month, and had them developed for her and got a few extras for myself as well... she had THE most amazing blue eyes... they don't show that well in this photo that I scrapped today, but just look at them in the other one!!

Such a sweetheart she is....

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Little more weekend fun!

I had myself a 'lazy' weekend. As lazy as a household of 6 people will allow, anyways! Which means, more time at the scrap table!!

This first layout was a breakout of something I have had in my stash for a little while that was UNopened. *gasp* Cosmo Cricket 'Pixie-licious' is a super cute line, tres sweet for little girls!
The sweetheart in the photo isn't mine, but the youngest of one of my friends...

This handsome dude IS mine, and I am super proud.... so sweet and sensitive, I am so proud of the amazing young man he is becoming! Love you Jackson!
I broke out some oldie Basic Grey 'Jovial' for this one....

Tomorrow is Monday.... and anyone who knows me, knows that I love Mondays.
I adore my children, I truly do.
But I also love Mondays. ;)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Tired of the snow.....

We have had a lot of snow this winter, and I'm sure we'll be getting hit again before spring comes along! Sometimes it's nice to break out the summer papers and pictures, and transport yourself to the sunny beach... imagining the sand between your toes... ahhhh....

100 Days of Summer from Simple Stories was my destination, and what a tropical mental vacation it was...

Can't you feel the breeze, the warm sun.... heavenly.

Hope you all take some time to get creative this weekend!
Memories in your head are wonderful, but putting them on paper with pictures is the best thing you can do!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Was I up for the challenge??

So Lori, in her infinite wisdom.... decided to issue me a challenge. Take some super busy papers, flip them over, and use the other sides. Easy enough? Well, I thought it would be super easy but I admit it was tough! But, I do love the layouts that I finished up. :) Thank you Lori for making me think beyond the normal 'same line, same colors, etc.' that I sometimes get stuck in. ;)

Here are the layouts I made and the papers I worked with!!

The original papers...

The 'back sides'

My layouts!

Lesson to be learned? When shopping for papers, don't overlook the double sided papers that might seem too busy or just not your thing. The other side might be just exactly what you are searching for.....
Come on, everyone...
break on through to the other side...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Woot Woot!!

Layout #4 has been picked up by Canadian Scrapbooker magazine for it's June 2012 issue!! I am especially happy because it's one of MY personal favorites..... and it's not even of any of my children! LOL! I used some pictures of a friends little girl.... such a cutie pie.... :) YAY!!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Are you up for a challenge

I issued the first challenge for February at Love is in the Details yesterday, and thought I would post it here as well! We do our challenges just for fun, which is what scrapbooking SHOULD be all about.... to inspire you and help your mojo to come out and play!

The link to the challenge is HERE, and I will show you the layout I created for it right now as well!

I used the OA Farmhouse collection for this layout, it is still one of my recent faves!!