Saturday, January 31, 2009

Do You Want To Win This?

Just go here and check it out!

525,600 Minutes--How Do You Measure a Year?

This is the title page to my Project 12 album, my friend Frances and my version of Becky Higgins' Project 365. This is also my first 8.5 by 11 page. It was a challenge to place the photo and still have room for some embellishments (okay, I really wanted a LOT more embellishments). The title is based on the theme song of the Broadway hit musical "Rent." It's the song that's playing in the background.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Just a Dirty Scrapper, I Guess

I tried hard to do myself a clean page--you know, linear, lots of white space, few embellishments. Couldn't take it! I had to redo it--twice. It's still a lot less busy than I would normally do, but certainly not as clean and simple as many I see on blogs and sites.

This page includes pictures of a typical Sunday afternoon at my mom's house, out in the yard, enjoying the sunshine.

The page is based on the first sketch of Two Peas Super Sketches yearlong class. Each month they'll post a new sketch and pick a winner. You get a badge for participating. Go check it out under education.

Any Given Sunday

Free Cricut!?!

If you go to Danielle's blog "Life, One Layout at a Time" ( see my blog roll) and leave a comment, you'll be entered into a drawing for a brand new Cricut Expression. The thing is she must get 600 comments. You can leave one a day each day until Feb. 20 AND if you say I sent you and you win, I get a prize! What are you waiting for? Get over there and comment. :-)


I LOVE this photo--the muscodine leaves in the foreground framing out my toddler's red hair and pointed finger. He stood there for a good while insisting that I get him some muscodines off the vine. That one inch pointer finger of his is precious and quite sassy.

The softness of the fuzzy vines in the photo inspired me to create a soft layout. And when I think muscodine, I think grandma, so the layout is also a bit vintage.

The layout itself is based on sketch #8 at the sketch site Inspired Blueprints. LOVE that site.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

On the Bandwagon

So, I decided to pick a motto for the year. All the words of the year and New Year's resolutions I've been seeing on blogs and layouts finally got the best of me, and I could abstain no longer. Well, I'm wanting to build a house out in the coutry on my grandparents' farm. In order to do that and still be a stay-at-home mom, I've got to learn to cut back. Scrapbooking ain't cheap either! My motto then is one I picked up from another site--Frugal and Fabulous! How cute, eh? If you'd like to join in the badge is in the side bar. Feel free...and start living frugal today!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Valentine Bag Toppers

So, this is what I did today! Yeah, I know, stay-at-home momma has too much time on her hands, but it really was fun. They are little treat bags for my boys to take to school on Valentine's Day. They were super easy and didn't cost me a thing because I used my stash! It only took about an hour or so. Now I just have to fill them all up with M&M's (for the eight year old) and Goldfish (for the one year old). It'll take my eight year old from now until his Valentine's party to get all the names written on there--he piddles.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Country Pie

We spent last Monday at my in-laws' house out in the country. Even though the wind was blowing cold, we played out in the sun almost the entire day. We love the wide open space, the fruit trees, the golf cart, the pond, but mostly the fresh air. We're certainly ready to have our own piece of the country pie!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

More Love!

Wow! Two more awards. The sweet and talented Amy Muffoletto from over at the Treasured Memories awarded me two more super great awards. How fun!

Now on to my five recipients:

Frances--my bestie who gives me inspiration and friendship on a daily basis!
Forever and a Year
Amber--a sweet, talented scrapper over at The Scrap Room.
Amber Helga's Family
Lan--another sketch lover like myself.
My Daily Snapshots
Melissa--my new boss for the Design Team at Treasured Memories. Heil Hitler! LOL
Outside the Box
Daniela--a Pea Addict who just may have THE cutest blog header.
For the First Time

Congrats ladies! And thanks Amy!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My First Blog Award

How fun is this! Ms. Heather Bares, a talented friend from the Treasured Memories, has awared me the Your Blog is Fabulous award. Now, I had a suspicion that my blog was fabulous before Heather tagged me, but this certainly seals the deal. :-) The duty of the recipient is to list her five addictions and then tag five more worthy winners.

Hmm....five about my top five scrapbook addictions...

1. Sketches
2. Bling
3. Jenni Bowlin journaling cards
4. Scrapbook blogs
5. Clustering

Now on to the next five winners. Drumroll, please....

1. Frances--my bestest friend--Forever and a Year
2. Amy--cutie patotie teacher at TM--Somethings Unique
3. Angela--administrator at Scraproom--Up Close & Personal
4. Danielle--hilarious!!!--Life, One Layout at a Time
5. Suzanne--yummmmmm!--Creating Post It Notes

Be sure to check out the fab five's blogs by clicking on the link. And, fab five, pass on the love! Thanks, Heather

Sunday, January 18, 2009

What a Day!

On Saturday, my best friend and I went to crop at Treasured Memories--our FAV scrapbook store in Lafayette, LA--where I'm on the Design Team for 2009!!! We were there from 11:00 a.m. until the place closed. What a blast! There is nothing like shopping a page while you're scrapping it. That's my first time to do that, but certainly not the last! The following are the layouts that I completed that day. I just LOVE them.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

These Faces

I love these two faces. So full of life and energy. Bright, cheerful, lively! They keep me young (and wear me out!), and I love having them in my life.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Another Top Ten

Another layout based on a sketch (I'm addicted!)--this time from PageMaps. Also, this layout was in the Two Peas Top 10 this morning in the eighth spot and got up to number three that afternoon! Woohooooo!!! Thanks Becky Fleck.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Don't Shh! Me

My little one has learned to say "Shh!" Can you see that tiny little finger? How cute is that! I made this page based on the June '09 Becky's sketch at CK Magazine, but I'm not submitting it. Still a great page!