Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Soccer Emotions layouts

Kit is called "Soccer Emotions" by Deli scraps by Min - over at The Studio.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


okay - this post wont be here for long, just needed a picture of myself :) My left eye's got that squinty thing going on will all my self portraits. Geez - and wrinkles and one or two gray hairs. Boy, the kids are getting to me.


Speed Scrap over at Stuff to Scrap tonight - credits here.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Play Time

New designer who I've started to do a little CT work for - her name is Alison, better known at Milly Dee Designs. See Credits here.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Ferb - Our New Neighbor

Now, How could I forget to post this? Progressive scrap over at The Studio.

Soaking up the Summer Sun

Hello - I'm on the CT for The Studio - how cool is that!!! Here's my first layout, off to do more this weekend. Credits in the gallery.
Isn't that smile just the most adorable thing.

Berry Sweet

Speed scrap over at STS tonight - credits here.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Daddy Loves Me!

Speed Scrap over at STS tonight. Credits here.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

In the Leafy TreeTops - song challenge at STS

Credits here. I must not have been listening when I was little because I don't recall ever hearing this song. This was for the song challenge over at STS here.
Here is the journaling:

"In the Leafy Treetops"
In the leafy treetops, the birds sing "Good Morning."
They're first to see the sun.
They must tell everyone.
In the leafy treetops, the birds sing "Good Morning."

In my pretty garden, the flowers are nodding.
"How do you do?" they say.
"How do you do today?"
In my pretty garden, the flowers are nodding.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Party Like a Rock Star

Little Sopher's, 8 months old, don't we all have pictures of our kids banging on the pots and pans? Credits here. Template challenge over at STS.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Day Out with Thomas - 2010 - Sophia's layout

Wow - Gregg and I are actually in two pictures, TOGETHER - how'd that happen :)

Beautiful Sunday Morning

Number in Bytes challenge over at SBB. Credits here.
This is the challenge I was looking for 7 photos for.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Bear's story - Week 3 at STS

Here is my week 3 entry at STS's "This Scrapper's got Talent". Requirements were one picture (could not be of a human or animal) and at least 200 words journaling on a single page (I really could have used 2 pages for this one). I have always wanted to make Sophia a photobook about her and Bear - this will be the opening page and if for some reason I never get to it, the page alone will be in her scrapbook. Credits here. The journaling reads:

This is the story of how a lonely Bear met a beautiful girl and they became the best of friends.

Bear happened to come to his new place of residence by chance. One of the owners of the home, a nurse in her mid-thirties was having her first baby with her husband of 10 years. Bear was presented as a gift to the woman by a very thoughtful co-worker. The soon to be mother loved the little Bear. It’s fur was a soft brown color and very lovely to the touch. Bear had deep, dark black eyes, a small brown mouth, and a silky ribbon with golden yellow and orange strips neatly tied around his neck in the shape of a bow. A cord was tied atop his head so he could be tied to the side of a baby’s bed which allowed access to another cord from his back,
that when pulled, played an ever so sweet lullaby. Bear properly took his place in a corner of the crib, awaiting the day of the arrival of the new baby.

Soon, a beautiful baby boy was born. He wasn’t fond of his crib though. He preferred to cry and cry so that his parents would constantly have to soothe him to sleep. It was perhaps six months after the beautiful little boy was born that he finally went to sleep on his own in his crib. Bear patiently hung in the baby’s crib, happy to watch the young child grow. Unfortunately, the young boy rarely played with Bear. Occasionally, the boy would pull the cord from Bear’s back to hear the music, but the boy soon returned to playing with the other toys in his crib that held more interest to him. Bear remained faithful and continued to live with the boy.

Twenty-two months after the baby boy was born a new baby was welcomed into the home. A beautiful baby girl with dimples in her cheeks. She too preferred to keep the attention of her parents by crying profusely. Bear watched the young family grow. The young boy went to bed early in the evening, but Bear would listen to the parents soothe the little girl to sleep.

One day when the little girl had grown to a tender age of five months, the parents came into the little boys room and quietly looked around. The mother started to remove the bedding and toys from the crib and the father started to disasemble the boy’s crib. The young boy, now a toddler, was moving up to a big boy bed. Bear was scared. The young boy barely paid attention to him. Bear wondered what was going to happen to him. Was he going to be tossed in with the other stuffed animals or worse, was he going to be discarded for not holding the boy’s attention as he should have. Quietly, Bear sat in the boy’s room and watched the situation. The crib was moved out of the boy’s room and across the hall into the little girl’s room. A new mattress was put in, but several of the same toys were returned to their previous place in the crib. Bear’s heart sang as he thought about the chance to watch a new baby grow and perhaps, charm this child with his tender song, but it was not meant to be. Bear was placed at the side of the little boy’s new bed.

Bear never realized he was lonely. He had a content life living in the little boy’s room. There was always something happening in the house to draw his attention to. Bear sighed and continued his place at the side of the little boy. When it was quiet at night and everybody was sleeping, Bear dreamed about being loved by a child. He longed to be held and snuggled and kissed. He dreamed about playing his sweet lullabye to a child as they drifted off to sleep. He yearned to be a comforter, to calm a child who cried, to bring them peace.

One day, Bear noticed that the little girl he often saw being carried by the mother or father was now walking. She was 10 months old and never gave a thought to crawling. Perhaps that was why Bear was suprised to see her walking in her brother’s room. Sometime, soon after the little girl started walking, and nobody can really tell exactly for sure when it happened, the little girl made her way into the little boy’s room, untied that sweet little Bear from her brother’s bed, and claimed that Bear as her own. Luckily, the little boy didn’t
notice his Bear was missing and the parents, seeing how much the little girl loved the Bear, allowed the little girl to call Bear her own.

From that day forward, the little girl and the Bear became best friends. The Bear’s heart was over joyed by the love they shared and the little girl would not accept another toy as unconditionally as her Bear. This is the story of a girl and her Bear.

Flowers that stick to your nose

Speed scrap over at STS today. Credits here.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Rainy Car Wash

The Clutter it Challenge over at the Studio. Credits here.
After I posted my picture, I decided I needed to clarify with some journaling that it was indeed raining out, even though you can't tell in the picture very well.

Tickled Pink

The word challenge over at SBE. Credits here.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Kindergarten Graduation - Mitchell

I cried today - my first baby finished Kindergarten. He had a wonderful teacher. If you have a chance, read the poem the kindergarten teachers (3 teachers and 2 aides) read to them. :)

Credits: template by Simply Yin #204, kit "Turning the Tassel" by Spinkydink Scraps and Simply scraps by Laura Banasiak (Gotta Pixel), and staples by txbubbles.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Color me Blue

I found the perfect pictures and kit to go with the template. Credits in my gallery here.

Pajama Bath

Is this not the best template - I love it. It's by Dawn Inskip at PBP for their template challenge this month. I was going through photo after photo trying to find something that would work with this template, I knew the bath pictures would fit, but I didn't have a kit from a PBP artist to do the layout with. Maybe I'll submit it anyway - or make another :)

Credits: template by Dawn Inskip, Kit by Verena Karolyi Desings call "Bathtime fun", alpha by Jennifer Fox.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Our Sweet Little Bunny

The featured font (Mcgannahan) challenge over at SBE. Credits here. I really love this page.

Sophia swing layout

Credits: template 102, paper from Moon Designs "Note it! I", kit Puddles

Little Engineer

Okay - still looking for 7 photos - but here's a cute one with 3 :)

Credits: Template by Dani (modified by me), Tall black alpha by IMendez, straight ribbon and ric rak by Wild Dandelions kit Hit the Road, stitching by Lliella Choo Choo Bear, Remainder of elements and papers by Spinky Dink Scraps from kit Little Engineer.

Thomas Bed

I was looking for a series of 7 photos for a challenge. Two of these photos came up on my digital picture frame and I went in search of the rest, shirley there were at least 7 pictures. More like 17! So I thought I'd scrap them anyway and now I'll head off to find another group of pictures with 7.
Credits: Template by Simply Yin, Kit ChooChoo Bear by Lliella, staples by txbubbles.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Slip and slide

The very first real hot day of the year, probably upper 80's and the kids are complaining "it's too hot". Credits: template 32 (unknown maker), kiddie pool by WhimpyChomper, Colour of Purple Alpha by Scrappy Bug.

Week 2 for This Scrappers got Talent over at STS

Credits in the gallery here - I'm really happy how this turned out. We had to do a double layout with 10 pictures along the themes of a top 10 list.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Crabby Face

Speed scrap over at STS. Credits in the gallery here.