Wednesday, May 13, 2009


I have caught a COLD!! How terrible is that?! I was completely wiped last night and the night before from it, there was no way I could make a scrapbook page! I think tonight or tomorrow night I'll catch up though. I have to make up my pages that I've missed... I've done so well!!

I can't get over that though... I was doing so well for a while. And who knows WHERE I picked it up from. The grocery store? Target? Dane's 2nd bday party from Saturday? Aye yai yai!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Day 10

All supplies from Stampin' Up!, unless stated otherwise.
Cardstock: Bordering blue,  Almost Amethyst, So Saffron, Whisper White, (non SU!)  DCWV textured cardstock (purple 12x12), Pattern Paper: Bella Birds, Stamps: Always, Always in Bloom (wheel), Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark, Die Cut Machines: Sizzix Big Shot, (non SU!) Cricut, Dies: Stampin' Up! Beautiful Butterflies, (non SU!) Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge (flourishes), Punches: Eyelet Border Punch, 1 3/4" circle, Photo corners,  Misc: Dazzling Diamonds, 2-Way glue pen, Dimensionals 

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day... to me! :)

Just had to share some photos.

Oh, and I have to ask... uhm... where did my little BABY Adam James go?!  Somebody tell me when he went from a baby 2 weeks early to this little chunky boy here!!

From May 09

From May 09

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From May 09

From May 09

Future scrapbooker right here!! Somehow he pulled out one of my scraps folder and dumped them all out!  Silly boy.
From May 09

From May 09

Day 9

I'm totally in love with this page!

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! (basic black, riding hood red, whisper white), ColorMates (blue, blue flourish), The Paper Company (orange), Canson (green), Pattern Paper: Stampin' Up! (Riding Hood Red designer paper), Dies: Cricut Accent Essentials (flourish), Cricut Plantin Schoolbook (tags), Punch: Stampin' Up! Scallop Edge, Ribbon: Stampin' Up! (chocolate chip), Stamps: All Stampin' Up! - Darling Dots (stars & heart), Kindred Spirit (background), Full Calendar (Sept),  Inks: Versamark, Stampin' Up! - Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Not Quite Navy stampin' write, Letters: American Crafts Thickers, Pen: Stampin' Up! stampin write, Glitter: Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamonds, Sewing Machine: Brother, thread: white (unknown brand)

So proud of the hubby!!

Patrick took a crack at his VERY FIRST SCRAPBOOK PAGE on Friday night!!  He did FANTASTIC!!  Check out his creation... :)
From Happy Scrappin'
His supplies:
Cardstock: DCWV textured (black), The Paper Company (black arrows, black scalloped edge), Pattern Paper: Stampin' Up! (Bella Birds), Title: Oracal Vinyl, Machines: Roland Vinyl Cutter, Punches: Stampin' Up!, Chalks: Stampin' Up! stampin pastels, Pen: Sharpie, Misc: Pencil

Day 8!

My camera battery is back up and running... whoohoo!

Here's from May 8th!

From Happy Scrappin'
Cardstock: Bazzill (blue), DCWV textured (blue photo mat), Stampin' Up! (white photo mat), Pattern Paper: Stampin' Up! (Bella Birds), Title Letters: American Crafts Thickers, Vellum Quote: DCWV, Chalk: Stampin' Up! stampin' pastels, Brads: Stampin' Up!Misc: Stampin' Up! Crystal Effects, Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamonds

Saturday, May 9, 2009

oh sweet camera battery

My camera battery died today.  ahhhh!!!  It's charging as we "speak" now though.

Pitctures of Day 8 & 9 coming tomorrow :)

Friday, May 8, 2009

new album!

I found this at Target.  I was going to buy a "Modern" album from (from American Crafts, I think.)  Anyways, but I was being too lazy and didn't feel like paying shipping & handling (I'd rather pay S&H on something I'm buying from Stampin' Up!, not JoAnns! LOL!)  But you know I'm impatient and can't even wait to order an album from my own company... nevertheless, I think this album is SUPER cute *AND* I got to customize it!  Hooray!  The part to the left of the brown ribbon was how it came standard, and the part to the right is what I have decorated so far.  Still a work in progress... but I'm excited I found an album for all our family pages!

Day 7

I might add another embelly or two to this one... it seems like it needs a little extra pop!  If I add more I'll repost it :)  Meanwhile...

Day 6!

Elijah's 5 months old page... FINALLY COMPLETED!  It only took... uh... a year and a half?!
So this was for Wed, May 6 (sorry I'm uploading late... busy day!!)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Day 5 - "aka MOM"

I had a good time making a GIRLY page!! :)

Cardstock: The Paper Company, Stampin' Up!, Pattern Paper: Rebekka Erickson, Die Cuts: Cricut Plantin' Schoolbook, Chipboard Letters: Rebekka Erickson, Ribbon: Michaels, Glitter: Stampin' Up!, Brads: Stampin' Up!, Pen: Stampin' Up! stampin write (black), Misc: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

May 4th Page

I was busy all day today, and just got to take the picture this evening!

Here is DAY 4!! :)
Journaling says: "A couple days before you turned 5 months old, you began to sit... all by yourself! What a big boy you are! Proud Mommy Moment! November 13, 2007"

May Showcase

Fun Stampers May Showcase... cute cute cute 6x6 page!! :)

Mom's Day Project

I'm reteaching Richard's class... only this time I made it themed for Mother's Day!  Look how cute it is!!!

Don't ask me why it is crooked in the photo... apparently I forgot how to take a picture! LOL!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Yes, there IS a Day 3!

But, SORRY, you can't see it yet! (mwhaha!)

It's in my craft room right now lookin' all beautified and I'm totally loving it.  
BUT, I'm entering it in the PageMaps 3rd Anniversary Contest... therefore I can't post it on my blog (or anywhere!) until June 1, when the winners are announced.  There will be 5 winners... the contest ends May 24, winners will be notified May 28... so cross your fingers that maybe, JUST MAYBE I'll be a winner!  We'll see... I've never entered a contest before.  I'm very pleased with the way the page came out though.  Whether win or lose, at least I love the page!

I WILL show you the PageMap sketch I'm using for the contest though.  It's from the July 2006 archives. (

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Day 2- "omg"

Page for May 2nd! :)
Two photos here, I think the first shows the texture a little better, especially in the title letters, and the second show the coloring better.

Journaling says...
"I couldn't believe I walked into the bathroom to find your HAND in the TOILET! I thought, 'Oh... my... gosh!" You looked at me like, 'What?' and resumed fishing for your ball!
4th of July, 2008"

Cardstock: Bazzill, Pattern Paper: Creative Memories Journaling Circle: Creative Memories, Brads: Stampin' Up! (solids), JoAnns (stars and hearts), Rebekka Erickson (photo anchors), Ribbon: Creative Impressions, Title Letters: American Crafts Thickers, Pen: American Crafts slick write, Ink: Versamark, Stampin' Up! (Bashful Blue and Pacific Point)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Ready, Set, SCRAP!

Well, I was SO eager to post the DAY ONE of my Page a Day project that I didn't even wait until natural day light tomorrow.  So here is the darker photos... and I'll repost it tomorrow or Sunday with better light.  But I just HAD to share the first project :)
So a double page layout here... I guess that would be two pages? ;)  Well if I get completely preoccupied with the Derby Party tomorrow and can't scrap, then I can use the excuse I made two pages the night before. LOL!

I love the travel-y, back to basics feel of this page.  I wanted it to feel quick and have the "jotted down notes" idea.  And I must admit, I was amazed at how hard it was to go BACK to basics and not go over the top with detailed journaling, extravagant layout idea, all that. It was actually a little challenge!


From Happy Scrappin'
Edit to add a daytime photo of the pages here...
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! (Basic Black and Whisper White), DCWV textured (photo mats), unknown (yellow), Pattern Paper: Target ($1 spot!), Stickers: Colorbok/Sarah Beise Illustration (rub on airplanes), Sandylion (Graduation), Stamp: Stampin' Up! (Baroque Motif), Ink: Studio G, Eyelets: JoAnns, Cricut Cartridge: Plantin' Schoolbook, Pen: Stampin' Up! (Stampin' Write, black),  Misc: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, paper clips (unknown)