Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Totally me!

I saw this in a recent Creating Keepsakes magazine. I am totally doing this. As my friends know, I will take the good picture. However, I am always ready to take the silly one as well. I think I will pull a bunch of those together and document my silly side!

Friday, April 25, 2008


I have done this before with patterned paper and am drawn to the solid paper. I like how has different sizes of width. Cute cute!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Wouldn't know it

Let me preface this by saying that I am known in my office for spilling food down my shirt. So, I am wearing a new shirt today. This morning I am eating my oatmeal and not only do I spill some but manage to have it drop down my shirt. Hot oatmeal on the girls! Not good, not good!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Check this out!

Check out this super cool layout done by Jenn about her March of Dimes walk. I love the patterns, the strips and the dots. Way to go Jenn on completing the walk!!!


Love the circles!

I just love the circles and the colors. It reminds me of Grace's nails and the progression of colors. Hint hint to Emily, I think this would be a cool way to do a page about Grace's desire to paint each nail a different color. Just a suggestion.

Oh the pain

I needed to do it. For months now I knew Ashleigh's room needed a deep cleaning. So I ended up spending 5 1/2 hours cleaning up Ashleigh's room this weekend. She was a big help in pulling every last toy, sticker, crayon, stuffed animal and random toy out of her room. She was very cooperative about picking those toys she wanted to keep and those she wanted to let go of. We also moved her bed and rearranged to give her more room. It is amazing what a difference it made. It was a relatively painless process.

The pain came in after all the walking, bending and sweating. This morning every thing from my lower back to my toes hurts. I am pretty sure I am going to whine about it all day or at least until the alleve kicks in.

However, seeing her joy while playing in her room yesterday afternoon is worth every ache.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Portrait Pics

So I am laying in bed last night watching the lightening thinking about my upcoming retreat. I have struggled with an idea of how to make Ashleigh's school portrait pics layouts. So I have an epifany, use my quickutz circle nesting dies to cut out circles and quickutz fonts to put the words on the circle. Then a problem arises, I want to add her school and the name is long. So I keep mulling it over and come up with using quickutz fonts around the 8x10. I sketched it out (pretty bad drawer that I am) and scanned so you can see what I am talking about. Now I just have to pick the paper and fonts.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Fabric and chipboard

I saw this in April 2008 Scrapbooks etc magazine and it sent my mind a swirling. Fabric on chipboard!! Sorry the pic is bad. I will see if I can do better.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

More State Ideas

I was needing a little inspiration today since I have been working so much. I found these on the QK site and love them. I was specifically looking for ideas with the state of Texas but could not resist these layouts.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

New QK States

Quickutz has done a limited release of state dies. I saw this layout and love the concept. I will need to work on getting a few of the states. Of course, it would help if I went on a road trip!