Sunday, November 4, 2007

card for the store

Dawn asked me to play with this stamp and here's what I came up with.

Friday, November 2, 2007


Hey nicole, isn't yoda's light saber green???? I was showing Ben and Caleb your picturesw and Caleb's words were "He dosen't really look likr yoda because his light saber's blue"

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Happy Halloween!!!

Here's a coulpe of photos of my Kid's costumes. Ben aka. Dracula, Madison aka. Pipi longstocking and calab aka. darth Vader.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I love Mini albums!

The christmas one is not quite done and they both have more pages than pictured and of course I still need to add photos to the school one but I was anxious to post them because I'm having so much fun!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Nyla was here!

What do you do on a beautiful fall morning with the leaves in full fall glory and the sun shining? If you're Nyla and me you run 13.1 miles around the spokane River in a half marathon. It was soooo Fun! (I still hurt though)

We had a great weekend, we crafted like crazy (my dining room still hurts though :D ). Here are some fun sketch books we made based on an idea I came up with a few weeks ago to make a $.10 notebook from Walmart acceptable to Lucybelle.

I also finally finnished my growth chart/memory book, I didn't get it submitted until 12:04 my time though so I don't think it will get picked up but oh well. I'm going to try to replace these pictures with some that are taken in natural light (instead at 10:30pm).

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Fall is in the air!

After days of hot, humid weather the weather has finally changed back to how I love it- sunny but crisp and cool enough for long sleeves, I love it! Good sleeping weather (something I haven't had enough of lately).

Thanksgiving went over fabulously. It was also our 13th wedding anniversary, and I woke up to an immaculate kitchen and freshly baked muffins. I sure didn't leave it that way, it was the only room I hadn't finished and I was dreading spending hours cleaning before starting to cook dinner for 18. (Yes, 18!!!!) I have the best Husband in the world, he could not possibly have bought me anything that meant more to me at that moment, that's why I love him so much.

What did I get him?? Nothing! It totally kills me that in all the commotion of getting ready for this dinner I FORGOT it was our anniversary. I am the world's biggest idiot. I am taking him out for lunch today. I'm going to have to surprise him with something truly fabulous and meaningful when he least expects it.

On another note, I have pulled my most recent layout off the blog because CK has announced they will not accept any layouts that have been posted in online galleries, and I'd rather be safe than sorry.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Tag Baby Album

Here's a baby album I just finished, made from a set of 4 1/2 x 7" tags from the dollar store. I should be spending my time getting ready for Thanksgiving, but inspiration struck and I had to finish this! I still have curtains to finish, pies to bake, and I really wanted to paint the dining room, but I only have one day. We'll see how it goes.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Whew, I'm glad this one is finaly done!

Well it took awhile but my fairy folder is done! I need to step back a bit before I can decide if I love it or not but I'm happy to be finnished !

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

I'm on a design team!

A Stamp 4 All is a local stamp and paper crafting store and they've asked me to be on their design team. I'll be teaching classes and making store samples with some fun goodies. I also redesigned the store's logo and will be working on the redesign of their website. The other ladies on the design team all seem really fun (and talented)as does the store's owner Dawn. They just doubled in floor space so it will be exciting to see what they fill it with.

Monday, October 1, 2007

What I'm working on right now

I have invited all the nearby relatives for Thanksgiving dinner next week, and made these cute placecards to spice up the table a bit (there are a BUNCH more to finish, LOL) These will be the Oct online class over at, so go check it out! They're made to fit a couple of chocolate kisses in the bottom to weight them down. The layout is my youngest at the park, it's supposed to be a play on words (playing a-ROUND, get it??) Okay, maybe a little lame, but I love how it turned out.

Sunday, September 30, 2007


I too have been missing in action...thanks Nicole for keeping up with the posting. I absolutely love that wreath!!! Make me one???:) Just kidding but maybe when I come to see you next week you can show me how you made it. You and Nancy are so talented when it comes to the scrapbooking and crafts stuff, Congrats to you both on your recent pubs!!! Thats so cool that you'll both be in the same magazine issue! I need to send some stuff in too but I'm working on finishing my quilt right now.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

You know it's been too long when...

So I went to log in to post and I couldn't remember my username. Yeah I've neglected the blog, thank goodness Nicole has kept the cobwebs from forming in my long absence. Doesn't she make the coolest stuff?! Seriously, that wreath just Rocks!

Speaking of Nicole, my phone rang last night, or more accurately this morning at about 1:00am, and my first thought was "Who on earth would call my house at this time of night???" Of course it was her. I was still up scrapping and had just posted a "TOOT" on 2Peas that Brianna's baby album was picked up by Scrapbook Trends for their February issue. She was calling to say congrats, because hey, what are sisters for right?? So here's a special shout out to her too for a card she'll have published in Paper Crafts May issue, the first time we'll be in the same magazine together, coolness.

And so my posts don't get too boring, I'll be back a little later to post some of what I've been working on.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Fall Projects

I've been having lots of fun procrastinating all the cleaning I need to do before my (wonderful) inlaws come this weekend.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A really fun challenge blog!

I found a challenge blog I really like and after watching for a few weeks I'm ready to join in. Here's my card for the Cardvarks chipboard challenge. Its hard to see but there is a handstitched vine behind the chipboard pumpkin. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

What a Summer!

We have had such a busy summer! I'm actually looking forward to school starting as a break! We've camped and triathleted and reunited until we are exhausted. So much so that even though Eric has four days off this weekend we have decided to just stay home. Which means that instead of packing for another trip today I can make and post a few cards. Yipee! Here they are:

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


I've been honing my photography skills lately and here are some fireworks shots that I really like.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Triple Threat

Katie had the first performance of her play from musical theater camp tonight. Her solo of "The Rainbow Connection" was excellent and it was very fun to watch. she had an excellent time, made lots of friends and learned alot. Two more performances to go.


I should be doing housework right now. But I also should update here more often. I should be putting the final coat of mud on the walls of our last unfinished basement room. I should shoot hoops with my son. I should tidy my scraproom, I should refinish and tile the top of the patio set I got at a yard sale last weekend, I should make some healthy snacks for my kids, I should make sure everything is in order for Katie's play tonight. I should go to the gym or for a bike ride or for a run.

Aaaah.... don't you just love summer?

the picture is my $10 table "before" Now I have to do an "after"!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Big congradulations are in order for Nancy! Her card made the cover of Scrapbook Trends Babies special Issue! Woot Woot!

Very exciting, you cover girl you!

Monday, June 18, 2007

I thought I'd better post a photo of Ada too.

Ballet Recital

Just thought I'd post some picture from Madison's ballet recital. She did a beautiful job on both dances, and was so happy when she got to be the one to hand Mrs. Banks her flowers at the end of the show. Becky and Ada did really well too. I can't wait until Madison gets to wear pointe shoes.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Just checkin' in

I know, it's been forever, but I've had so much going on for so long, and I've slowed down and taken some "me" time for the first time in 6 months. I'm still scrapping when I'm in the mood, but trying to make more time for my family as well.
For the first time ever we bought season passes to Canada's Wonderland and it is already proving to be the best thing ever!! It gives us something that we all enjoy and can do together, rather than sitting at home in front of the TV or computer, and all that walking is great exercise.
I also had the chance to do a photo shoot for my niece to get started on a modelling portfolio, here are a few of the shots I've played around with so far.