Saturday, February 28, 2009

You Can Tell You are Getting Older...

when you actually enjoy getting up at the crack of dawn! Before I had a child, I would never EVER even CONSIDER waking up and getting out of bed at 7:00 a.m. on a weekend. But now that I have Nicholas. I don't mind. I think my body has adjusted to only have a few hours of sleep. So I was up at 6:30 this morning, made breakfast, played with N and scrapped! I had to do some "unfuns" too - grocery shop, get gas, deposit a check, all that fun weekend stuff.
So this layout is my sister with Nicholas the day after he was born. I used my February Simply Obsessed kit along with some jewels, primas and thickers from my stash.
This is Nicholas wearing his "king of cool" shirt right before christmas. I used my January Life Preservers kit and some jewels and clear snowflakes from my stash.

Well that's it. I need to start dinner now and some laundry! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Thursday, February 26, 2009


I cleaned out some of my supplies over the weekend and I have TONS of scrappy stuff sitting in a pile that I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to give away. So my first giveaway is simple....just follow me. Click the follow me button and viola you are entered! Easy peasy!

Your prize will be a surprise but it could include papers, embellishments, rub ons, parts of a kit, etc.

I will pick a Winner on Sunday.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


The winner of some Unity fun is Ronda Simpson!!

According to

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Min: 1
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Result: 26

Ronda Simpson said...
Saw the invite on SO!! Just popped in to see what's going on!! Sure wished it would snow here in Texas!! :)
February 23, 2009 10:35 PM

Ronda please email me with your info: or pm me on SO. Thanks everyone for playing along. I plan on cleaning out more scrappy supplies and will have more raks in the near future!

Hope you have a great FAT tuesday (said as I am eating my second krispie kreme).

Saturday, February 21, 2009


I was just looking through some of my stamps. I a Unity wood mounted single to give away as a RAK. Just leave a comment here and I will pick someone on Monday night!

Snow = Scrapping!

It didn't snow nearly as much as predicted - probably only about an inch or two out there but I spent most of my morning scrapping. I got 1 layout done last night and 3 done this morning.
I only photographed two of them so far.

This one is using my January Simply Obsessed kit. My little guy in the snow for the first time with his Papa (my dad). He wasn't a big fan. I also used the most recent Triple the Sketch for this layout.

And this one is my sister's soon to be baby girl. I used the My Creative Scrapbook February kit that I traded a fellow Willow for. I scraplifted some this layout from the MCS DT. Have I mentioned how great they are!

It says "today is the day I fell in love." This is my niece's first scrapbook page of many I am sure. I am waiting for new ultrasound pictures and pics of my sister's big ole belly too so I can keep adding to it.
Well I am off to scrap some more! I think I am going to pull out the sewing machine and use that on a layout. I also need to do some laundry - although that is not as fun.

ETA: I am really on a roll... I took advantage of nap time and Nicholas fell asleep early so I got a ton done!

Using the My Creative Scrapbook February Kit. Does anyone else have the hardest time with THICKERS? I can never get them to stick. They are constantly falling off. Doesn't even matter what type of Thickers, they all don't stick! Maybe it's just me though :)

I used a Homegrown add on kit for this. I bought a few add ons but ended up selling the Fall Survival kit because I just didn't have the time for it. I kept the Halloween add on because of all the yummy MM goodies!

This layout is from the February Little Red Scrapbook kit. Lots of Webster Pages goodies. I was unsure how I would feel about this kit because the websters pages weren't really my style but I love this layout. This is my sister last month - 5 months pregnant.

I used the January Life preservers kit for this layout. I also used some Unity stamps! I bought tons of these stamps and have never gotten around to using them on a layout. I love this set - - Jolly Little Winter. So cute!

Well that's it for today. I am going to watch a movie now that I have some time to myself. Tomorrow I am off to a Bingo Fundraiser for most of the afternoon. Then it's back to work.

Well so much for a movie and time to myself - Nicholas is awake!

Goodnight everyone!

Friday, February 20, 2009


I know original title. But that is how I feel. It's a friday night, I just got back from the grocery store. I wanted to make sure I got all my "errands" done before the big snow storm we are expectinh. Yes, you read that right. SNOW STORM = UGH! We are expecting 8 to 11 inches and it is supposed to start snowing around 11:00 p.m. and continue until tomorrow afternoon - UGH!

I guess I should look on the bright side - plenty of time for laundry, cleaning, cooking, playing with cute monster-like child and SCRAPPING.

Here are two of my most recent layouts made with the My Creative Scrapbook December Limited Edition kit. This MME paper is so fun!

My sister and her fiancee. They are expecting a baby girl in June.

My handsome little man. I just can't get enough of him. I scrap lifted this layout from the DT at My Creative Scrapbook. They have an awesome DT!

Well that's it for now. It's 9:15. I hope to get Nicholas down for bed and try to start scrapping. Have a great night everyone!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

So Sketchy #7

I'm home today and tomorrow. I am so happy to be home with my little man and have a chance to clean my house, do laundry, COOK (yes I am going to cook - hopefully I will not burn anything or set the house on fire). My dad is having surgery to repair a tear in his knee today. So Nicholas is home with me to give Gamma & Papa a break from babysitting duties. Hopefully I will get lots of scrapping done this weekend.

I frequent Kristii Lockart's blog "Honestly Speaking", I just love her bubbly personality and gorgeous layouts. She is on the DT for the So Sketchy blog. So I thought while I am home and have the extra time I would try one of the sketches. I did Sketch #7 which was just posted today.

Here is my take on it.

My layout is somewhat on the simple side but I like it. I love the bright colors in these My Mind's Eye Starbright papers. I used my May 2008 Personal Scrapper kit. My goal is to start using up all those kits in my closet.

Well, I am off to do some laundry, straighten up the house so that when Nicholas goes down for a nap I can scrap some more. I think I am going to try the Triple the Sketch blog next.

And also, today is Thursday which means that it is HIP HOP over at Unity Stamp Company. I just love their stamps. If you have some time today check out hip hop - you can win free stamps. Do the blog hop for some awesome inspiration!

Have a great day!