Thursday, December 11, 2008

All kinds of stuff...

Since we got back from our Seattle vacation, I've been trying to catch up on all my CT pages! I was excited to start scrapping again, especially when I saw the fun new kit that Britt created: Hustle & Bustle. (Don't forget the coordinating alpha free with purchase for a limited time.)

We went to get our Christmas tree on Saturday afternoon after we got home, so now I have lots of fun pictures of the boys in their santa outfits to scrap. I took some cute ones right after we got to the tree lot and we could still coax a few smiles out of the boys. By the time we finally found our tree, "grumpy" was the operating emotion! Plus we suffered from the problem of having the too-helpful workers... they followed us around the lot, asking if we knew what kind of tree we wanted, if we wanted them to open up some more trees, pushing our stroller, taking pictures of our boys in their outfits, and generally adding to the stress level of the outing. I was hoping for a relaxing stroll through the trees, stopping to take some photos, but it was not to be!! For example...

Anyway, here's the page I did with Britt's new kit and some pictures that do NOT include strangers...

I am also guesting for Krystal Hartley this month and she's already put out two fun holiday kits this week! The first, Happy Feet, is a collab with Ziggle Designs, and is available at Scrap Orchard.

There's lots of fun elements in here and I didn't even get to the orange ones, so I'll definitely have to make another page with it! I took the snow pictures when we were driving through the Rocky Mountains three years ago on our way to Colorado for my sister-in-law's wedding. It was so beautiful, but as a Southern CA girl, I was glad that I didn't have to drive!

And at Funky Playground Designs is Heaven and Nature Sing, a kit full of fun, blue and green goodness.

I found a photo of my niece taken about three years ago that was perfect to use with this color scheme. I love those little chubby cheeks!

I ended up resigning from a couple of teams last month because I just didn't feel like I had enough time to keep up with everything, but I did stay on Sugarplum Paperie's hybrid team (even though I haven't done any hybriding in a couple of weeks... I'm planning to do some Christmas goodies!) Nicole has a brand new grabbag coming out tomorrow and it's full of sugarplum goodness, so be sure to keep an eye out for that at either her personal store or at her Digichick shop. Here's a page I created (and there's tons more I didn't use yet):

And one more *just for fun* kind of page... Sleepy Pete

It's good to be home!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Just a few pages

Britt-ish Designs has a fabulous new Christmas collab out today and the free gift with purchase are these great printable gift tags.

There are so many fun elements in the kit, and I love the mix of green and red with the grey. Here's the page I made with it...

These are just some of the pages I've made for Brittney over the past couple of weeks.

And some note cards for Sugarplum Paperie... still dipping my toes into the hybrid waters!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

He just makes me smile!

I thought I'd pop in with a photo of John from last week. Every time I see it I can't help but grin back at that little face!

Hope you're having a great day!

Friday, October 24, 2008

A Walk on the Bright Side

Brittney has a great new kit, "The Bright Side," out this week with a special offer for a free coordinating alpha when you buy before Thursday, Oct 30.

I had so much fun scrapping with the kit! Here's the page I did (and don't forget to pick up the coordinating addon free on Brittney's blog!

Happy weekend!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Birthday Boy

James turned four a couple of weeks ago. When I stop and look at him, I realize that he has left toddler-hood far behind. I know that in the blink of an eye the next four years will be gone too. He has already become such fun to be around (when he isn't grumpy, of course) and the funny things he says and does keep us laughing.

I went looking for some pictures of him taken on or around each of his birthdays just so I could see how he'd grown, and thought I'd share them with you too. Here we are in the hospital.

I think by his first birthday he was already running, and he's been mostly a blur of action ever since!

Two years old and already a style icon.

Last summer in Hawaii (our camera broke while we were there so I don't have any pictures for a couple of months)... muscle man.

Last week...

How I love that kid! Thanks for walking down memory lane with me.

Bad blogger, bad blogger!

(slapping my hand)

I can't believe that it's been weeks since I posted anything. Time flies! I don't know how it's possible, but life seems to have gotten busier as we've gotten further into the school year (not for my boys of course, but for everyone else). I've been trying to squeeze some scrap therapy in around the edges of everything, but it's not easy. Here's the CT pages I've done and then I'll be back later with some pictures of the kiddos for those of you wondering if we still have them all. (I crack myself up sometimes, especially when I'm short on sleep, which I am at the moment...)


First for Brittney (who just got back from Disneyland, that lucky girl!):

Miss Tiina just came out with a fun new Halloween kit, but since we don't celebrate Halloween, I thought I'd use a few of the spiders to document the fear I've created in James's mind.

Lastly is a page with Zakirah's new kit that made the GSO.

I did a few "just for fun" pages too, so I'll try to get those posted in the next day or two as well.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sugarplum Blog Challenge

There is a Scrap Pink challenge right now on the Sugarplum Paperie blog. I decided to scrap one of my favorite pictures of my sister and one of my nieces reading a book together.

Somebody's crying... off to investigate!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Some graduation pictures

(If you're here for the blog train, scroll down a post... )

Out of all the photos I took the two days we were in San Diego for William's graduation from boot camp, most of them didn't come out very good. It was such an emotional time, that I guess I must have had trouble focusing the camera well. These are a few of the better pictures.
The first ones here are photos I took while walking to the stands on Family Day. These are all the new Marines that were about to be released for their first liberty in months, five hours worth.This is Will's platoon marching out and then all lined up, waiting to be dismissed.Our family
These are two of my favorites: My mom getting her first hug, and James who wanted to hold Uncle's hand.
These last two of Will's platoon are from graduation day. I wish I could convey to you the excitement that built in the crowd as they marched out; the amazement of watching 585 men move and speak as one; and the pride that radiated from the new Marines.And now he leaves in just a few more days for combat training, and I will miss him again but at least this time he'll be allowed to bring a cell phone! And I'm sure my mom will continue to update the blog as his exploits continue!

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Family Matters blog train!

Yep, it's time for another blog train! This time there are quickpages and addons to be collected from this kit by Matahati Designs and Sya's Blueprints:

Here's the layout that I've made and turned into a quick page:

Just click on the layout or ~~ here ~~ to download the quickpage!

These are all the blogs where you can find a goodie:
1. Zakirah htpp://
2. Sya -
3. Jess
4. Stefanie -
5. Holly
6. Lisa -
7. Alice
8. Kim -
9. Fliffy
10. Len

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

New Miss Tiina Collection

Just wanted to "pop" in with a quick post about Miss Tiina's fun new collection at Funky Playground: Splendor Pop.

You can buy the whole collection and save, or you can pick up the pieces individually. Here's the page I scrapped with it:

To get my page as a quickpage and see all of the pieces in the collection, just visit the Lil Missies team blog here and you can also take part in a fun challenge that will give you the chance to win a gift card for Miss Tiina's stuff (just scroll down one post)!