Saturday, February 21, 2009

Bad Hair Day

Miles woke up with his hair in this lovely disarray. I just had to take some photos of him. He didn't know what was so funny but he kept laughing because I was laughing!
This LO was made during our speedscrap last night on Just Mommies. Thank you Trish, for hosting the event...we all had a wonderful time!
frames by petit moineauxgold paper by Kari - RelocatedDixieGirl
stitches by Christie Lemmon Designs
newswpaper circles, arrow, circle frame in Lil'Meteorites Page Kit by Nicole Young
everything else by Irene Alexeeva from various kits
wordart by bethany

Friday, February 20, 2009

Spirit Of Summer Charity Kit

Spirit Of Summer is a charity collab benefiting the Victorian bushfire Appeal. Twenty-nine Australian and international designers have banded together to help support many Australians, animals and communities decimated by one Australia's worse national disasters. For the whole story of what these talented designers are doing please follow this link. Here's a LO I made with this huge collab.

Jack...playing in the yard last summer.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Going Buggy and new blog graphics

First of all, what do you think of the new blog graphics? I needed to change from the winter theme because I am SO tired of winter! I think that the next blog graphics I make will be from this new kit...Going Buggy. This is one totally fun, colorful kit...I had a blast making these LOs for Jenni of Chaos Lounge. Going Buggy is a collab by Chaos Lounge and Melissa Daniels. You can find it here in our ESS store.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Two Layouts from this week.

Emma had a dance last weekend and she was so IN TO IT! I can't even tell you how much she has changed in the last year. Where is my tomboy!?
Journaling reads:
February 13th, 2009
These photos were taken
after Emma got ready
for her fifth grade
Valentine’s Day Dance.
She’s growing up so very
fast...she agonized over
her outfit, hairstyle &
if the boy she liked would
go to the dance. This is
a total turnaround from
a year ago, when she didn’t
even care about clothes !
I used the February mega kit by the ESS Design Team! You can get it at Enchanted Studio Scraps here:

These photos are of Miles and Emma, snuggling our sweet old lab, Autumn. She is 11 years old and getting pretty spoiled. She wasn't allowed to sleep in bed with Emma until about 3 months ago. I came to the realization that Autumn will not be with us for too much longer and
I want her days to be happy and full of love.
She deserves that much for all of the unconditional love she has shown our family.
kit is gonedoggy by Irene Alexeeva
In other non-scrapbooky related news...I am doing pretty well with my weightloss mission! I'm down 12 lbs in 3.5 weeks. Thanks in large part to my friends on the JM mommy weightloss and fitness board! Those gals keep me strong and on track. Thanks Ladies! One day I hope to have some great "after" pics to post on here...though I probably won't post the "before" pics!

Saturday, February 7, 2009


I'm still working on LOs of my husband and I. I guess I've been caught up in the Valentine's Day spirit! This LO is really dear to my heart. The kit went so well with the theme of the LO and I just love the way it came out. The journaling is part of Seth's wedding vows that he wrote himself, for me. It reads:
Our love is rare and powerful...
rare and powerful enough
to create a unique work of art,
rich in truth and beauty,
with you and I as the artists.
Our love is rare and powerful...
rare and powerful and courageous
enough to render a masterpiece.

The Start of Something Big

I've decided that I should round up some pics of Seth and I and scrap those. We've been together 8 years and there really aren't that many pics of us. I know that's mostly my fault because I don't like to have my photo taken and I'm usually the one behind the camera. I usually focus on scrapping events surrounding our kids but Seth and I have a special story
that I should capture as well. The pic was taken near the beginning of our life together. We were on our first and only kid-free vacation.
I used the kit Always from Digi Overdose. It's a truly versatile Valentine's Day kit. You can even make a fairly masculine page with. You can find it here... Always
Alphas: Always Alpha and Hollywood News Alpha, both by Digi Overdose, coming soon to the ESS store. Overlay on photo is from Worn Vintage Photos II by Digi Overdose.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Romantic Grab Bag

These layouts were created with The Romantic Grab Bag Collaboration by Chaos Lounge and MickeyB Designs.. This grab bag is fantastic! It's huge and chock full of wonderful Valentine inspired kits and word art. You can find it in the ESS store... Check it out here...on sale this week!
Jess And Valentine girls!
My wonderful husband, Seth...I made this layout on a day when I was a little peeved with him. So it ended up being good therapy to create this and think, "Okay...he's pretty darn cute!...I think I'll keep him!" LOL