Sunday, February 28, 2010

Working it out

Guess what day it is?????? It is Creative Scrappers Reveal day!!!!! Get out your paper, trimmers, and adhesive and get to scrapping. Kristine has given you the blueprints now it is up to you to get your scrap on!!!!!

This was my take on the sketch...I don't know why but I struggle with multi picture layouts. Do you???? I guess it would help if I had my own photo printer so I could tweak the size of the pictures and of course there are a lot of techno programs to help you do collages or create the prints into shapes...I am just not there yet. I eventually will have to jump out of my comfort zone and learn all the tricks of the trade but as for now I will rely on my trusty pair of scissors and crooked eyeball!

This is me and my sister and her sweet little baby girl Madisyn last year. Now Madisyn is walking and talking and getting into everything. I secretly am laughing behind my sister's back...she always swore she would never have kids and now that my baby sis is a mommy, she is getting the awesome privilege of being a parent and everything that entales.

On this layout I used the Domestic Goddess line from Graphic 45 and grunged it up a bit with some graphite glimmer mist. I have been in a scrapping rut so I just sat at my table all day yesterday until I could scrap myself out of it! LOL!!!!!
Here is my handsome son, Landon, with his baby sis, Abigail. The two of them are separated by an eight year difference. I truly pray that these two will maintain their relationship through the years because family is everything or at least it has always been that way for me.

Here's Daddy with Madisyn when she was born. I enjoyed getting to do a baby page since all of my babies are older now. Sigh, I miss their chubby little cheeks but I don't miss the sleepless nights. All kidding aside, even when they get older and you have sleepovers, church camp, or going to their first homecoming dance, you still have a lot of sleepless nights...that never ends when you commit to cherish those little ones that you bring into the world. Awwww, there I go getting all mushy...didn't mean to do that.

So I have been reading a lot about the 365 project and I thought as much as I love taking pictures, it might be really fun and give a lot insight into my life. So starting tomorrow I am going to dive into this head first and commit to the project. See ya tomorrow and enjoy your Sunday. I know I will!!!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Tribute to Some of my Guys

The last couple of days I have been working on some layouts, spending some quality "ME" time. Prior to that I have spent a lot of time going back and forth to the doctor's office. Unfortunately I ran into a little bit of a hiccup after a minor surgery I had almost two weeks ago. But things are beginning to look up for which I am very thankful. Have you noticed that sometimes you scrap how you feel? I for one have noticed that about myself. I personally think it is theraputic. One day I will look back on certain layouts and I will know what I was going through or how I was feeling when I scrapped it. That is what I love about this hobby...there is no one magical way to scrap and I am so in tune to my emotions that I totally scrap how I am feeling.

Here is a layout done just for my dad...more pictures from his retirement party last spring (I have a ton). I used a lot of Bella Blvd papers on this one.

Here is one of my favorite pictures I took of my son, Caleb, while sitting in the dugout last season. It was his first year to play ball and he loved every minute of it. Well, there will be more of these to come because it is ball season again and momma will be taking lots of pictures!!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

You're Invited!!!!!

Consider yourself formally invited....and please be sure to pass the invite on to all your friends too!
It's going to be *awesome*! Bella Blvd. is so excited to be pairing up with some newly found friends and colleagues, Jill from Jillibean Soup and Nikki of Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker. It's going to be *HUGE*!!!! With nearly *50 handmade giveaways* from all our design team members, and *3 large product packs from each company!*
On Friday, March 5th be sure to visit Bella Blvd, Jillibean Soup and Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker for all the information on where to go next and how to win!
Mark your calenders!!!! It's a date!!! We can't wait!!!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Creative Scrappers Reveal...Sketch #91

Good Morning and Happy Valentines Day!!!! Kristine has done it again with another fab sketch and tons of layouts to inspire!!!! Hope all of you have a fab day and enjoy those nearest and dearest to your hearts!

Friday, February 5, 2010

WHO DAT!!!!!

WooHoo.... big shout out to my boys over in New Orleans!!!! Can't wait for the big day when the Saints play against the Colts. Good Luck Guys...Who Dat!!!!!

My Sister came in town this past weekend with my little niece. She is such a ham!!!! We had such a great time...I love ya Nat!!!!

Abigail and Madisyn...isn't she sweet?!!

You can tell these two are related!!!!!

It was Girls Nite Out...waiting for a table at my favorite mexican place, Chuys!!!! Abigail, Natalie, and Momma warming up by the outside heater....brrrrrrrr, it was sooooo cold!
Please excuse the poor quality photo canon is temporarily out of order. A new layout based on a Julie Bonner sketch...

Saving the best for last...I am totally late posting this layout for Creative Scrappers...Enjoy and have a fab weekend!!!!