Saturday, November 29, 2008

Gratitude Journal

I have been thinking for many, many month now that I needed to start a gratitude journal. I know I am truly blessed and at times (much to often) take it for granted. I was finally inspired to make a journal from a challenge. Here is what I started with - it was a freebie my hubby got from one of the vendor shows he went to.

Front Cover:

Inside Front Cover:

Book Mark I made for it:

Inside Back Cover:

Back cover:

Now I just need to actually start using it! I'm going to enter it in a challenge on Some Assembly Required blog. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Lil' Kickers - Austin playing soccer

I've been so bad about blogging and I have so much I want to share. I went with my girlfriends to the lake weekend before last to scrap. We do it about 3 times a year. It's so nice and relaxing but also productive. This is one of the layouts I finished while I was there. Austin was in soccer this past summer for just a short time but of course I have to scrap it! I used the Cricut to cut out the title but I don't remember which cartridge. The soccer balls down the sides are the felt borders from Queen and Co. All Star and CHAMP were a couple of vellum words I got out of a quote book. Then all the white words, stars, lines and number came from a Heidi swap frame kit. The little soccer balls, I found at Hobby Lobby in the kids craft section and are felt with an adhesive back. I used pop dots to attach them. Can't remember where I got the paper or what company it is but other than that I think I covered it all. I'm pleased with how it turned out. : )

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Camp Barnabas

I did this LO from a sketch challenge over at CafeMom. I'm really trying to expand my style and make it more free and not so cautious. I have always taken forever to do my LO's, think and over think it, and make sure everything matches just right. I'm going to stop it! I find that the people work I really like isn't all matchy, matchy and perfectly done. So I'm starting to try and be less concerned about it and more creative.
This is a picture that was taken at Camp Barnabas. Kaitlyn and 2 of her girlfriends (both also with DS) went to camp there last month for a weekend. They had a blast! It is an awesome camp for children with disabilites. We are sending her again in February for another weekend and her girlfriends will be going again also. I'm going to do a 2nd page for this LO with more pictures on that one.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I am soooooooo excited about my new scrap space. As you can see from these before pics that my area was a complete mess. Stuff just piled everywhere. I'm really a very organized person so this was very hard for me to look at for so long. But FINALLY---new shelves and a peg board and it's all up and off my work area.

Drum roll please . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AND HERE IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!

This is the half wall that I used to hang these little shelves with containers. All the containers hanging from the shelves hold my buttons. The 3 containers on the top right hand shelf hold all my brads.
Yes, I looooooooves flowers! That and ribbon are something I just have a really hard time passing up.

I'm loving the peg board so much! I have all my tools right at my fingertips but not in my way. I can see all my punches too.

In the plastic drawers at the bottom, I have all my wooden stamps, embellishments by theme/holidays, eyelets, fibers and other embellishments.
I hope you enjoyed looking at my new room. And yes, you are welcome to come play anytime. I love to share my things! : )

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


These are some 3x3 cards I did for a swap on CafeMom. These are suppose to be Christmas but didn't come out very Christmasy. I embossed the "Believe".

Stay tuned . . . I will be revealing my new scrap space very soon!!! It is sooooo exciting. Well, it is for me anyways! hehe I'm going to try and post the pics tomorrow. But here is one of the BEFORE pictures.
Isn't this scary!!! I was going to post it for Halloween but I was afraid I would frighten the children. ; )

Saturday, November 1, 2008

My Little Spooks!

I had to share pics of my little ones from last night. Austin was Optimus Prime from Transformers. I LOVE that movie! Can't wait for the next one to come out.

Kaitlyn was a cheerleader. She got a Barbie cheerleader outfit (dress up) for her birthday in August so we just used it for her costume. I'm going to have to put on her scrap page "Save the Cheerleader, Save the World". For those who don't know it's from last season of Heros. Wow that's a lot about movies and t.v. for being Halloween. hehe

Here is a rare moment that Kaitlyn hugged Austin and he didn't jerk away immediately. Awwwwe, so sweet.
I hope everyone had a great time with their families and friends on Halloween. Now if I can just stay away from the candy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!