Friday, April 30, 2010

Hi everyone! Daybreak Scraps just set up a newsletter, woohoo! Be sure to signup by clicking the following link and it'll take you to her blog; (click the button in the top left corner) because everyone who signs up will get a free mini-kit! She'll send a newsletter out probably once a week or less to share new products, coupons, and special announcements...who knows what kind of goodies you might find!

Also, be sure to fan her on Facebook ... 343?ref=mf and follow her tweets....cause you never know when she might get in the mood to RAK!

Daybreak Scraps has been very busy on getting her new shop ready! Stay tuned!

****The free mini-kit will be sent out in the newsletter on Saturday****
After that she will send it out to each person who signs up individually.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I've been scrapping, but I've been too busy to post on my poor blog!  I have lots to catch up with--but I'll only post about one kit I've been playing with this past week.  It's called Girly Girls by MandyMade.  She has several stores around the web.  I just love her work!  This kit is stunning--it has so many cute bling elements in it, and nice soft girly colors.  That is probably why she named it Girly Girl huh??  :)

Anyhow, I made three layouts just yesterday with her kit, and I'll share those with you now.  The first one, called Peek a Boo is Sarah--when she was still little, and still in her crib.  I'm sure I've scrapped these cute photos before, but not in digi, so I took care of that at a speed scrap yesterday!!  :)  She was such a happy little baby--always ready to smile and have a good time. 
The journaling says:  What a happy little thing you are!  We love you so much Sarah!  I love your cute smiley eyes, they look like they dance with glee.

Becky always had smiley eyes!!  :)  Doesn't she look like she just loves life?  Sweet Sarah!

My next one is a layout of Hopie.  Yes, I call her Hopie, much to her displeasure!  I'll TRY to call her Hope, but it won't be easy!!  
The journaling here says:  Hope has informed us that she is big now and that HOPE is her name--NOT Hopie! 

Isn't that just too sad??  She thinks because she's going to be turning 5 that she is BIG.  She's not really, but we'll have to pretend she is I guess!!  She's a beautiful child, and fun to listen to because she certainly has her own take on what should be!!

The third layout is called Running Uphill.  I did this layout as an AD challenge at  Abby really ISN'T running uphill--but the orientation of the layout just made it look like that!!  :)  I love this photo of Abby.  She had such a good time at Uncle Chuck's house!
The journaling on this layout says:  Abby lokes to run around a lot, but going uphill is harder than running on flat land.  

It is kind of a hidden meaning.  Maybe a little too hidden.  What I meant is, sometimes we can make things easier on ourselves by taking a different path.  We don't have to run uphill all the time!  :)

Well, that is all for today.  I hope you all have a great weekend!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Marshmella Designs has a new kit out today!  It's called Never Stop Growing, and is just adorable!  I was able to get two pages finished up to post this morning.  One of them shows Jonah and states how big he's getting.  He just turned 4 years old, and is growing into such a nice young man!!  He is such a sweetie!!  The other one shows Jonah when he was just a little tyke!!  I think maybe about 6 months old or so--
you can really see how much he's grown now!!

You can find the cute kit here:

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I have to catch up one of these days!!  Today I'll share a few layouts that I did with the cute kit from Graham Like the Cracker called The Earth Laughs in Flowers.  You can find it at
The first layout I also used a template from Carolyn Rose Kite.  Thanks ladies!

We went out to visit the California Poppies this past week.  They are glorious!!  The fields were orange for acres and acres around us!  The boys had fun running in them--Noah had a hard time not smooshing them as he walked, but Jonah did a great job trying not to step on them.  Jacob wanted to eat them--if he could only get hold of one!!

The other layout is Sarah!  And isn't she just so cute too?  Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I've got some more layouts to share today thanks to Marshmella Designs!  :)  I'm currently guesting on her CT and one of her kits debuted today!  The name of the kit is CAPTURED, and you can find it here at fun digital store!

Anyhow here are my layouts with this great kit!  As you can see, this is my son from 1967.  He was so cute in his red boots and hat!  At least he matched huh??  He was such a cute little guy.  I just thought of something.  When I post photos of my daughters when they were little, I have to say a name because there are THREE of them, but with my son, he's the one and only, so everybody knows just who he is!!  I'm SURE he's really happy about this layout!  :)

The other layout is of the boys looking for their Easter eggs in my backyard this year.  They had a good time, even though there wasn't "much" candy involved.  We tried to go "healthy" this year.  Funny huh??  :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I have two layouts to share today.  Both of them with a brand new kit by Graham Like the Cracker!  The kit is called Quentin and Emma, and is just adorable!!  I loved working with it, and used photos of Noah and Sarah as babies!  It's amazing to see how much they have both grown now when I look back at the baby photos!!  They were both just darling little critters!

 Isn't this kit just darling!  you can find it at here:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I've been so busy making layouts that I haven't had much time to post here.  I have a few I'd like to share today.  I have THREE layouts to share that I made with the same sweet kit!!  I got the kit at DigiScrapbookMania here:  Ruby Lane has some really nice kits at the website you might want to check out!!
Anyhow, here are my layouts--in NO particular order.

I love this layout and the photos of Hope!  I also used a freebie blog template from AutumnHeart.  I love the template too!  What fun!
Look how much Hopie is growing!!  Isn't she just adorable--oh yeah, that is where I got the name from!  :)

The next layout is named Abby.  This photo was taken a few years ago when she visited grandma!  Isn't she a cute little strawberry??  :)  I have some of the cutest grandchildren!!
The last layout is from Easter 06!  This one has Micah AND Abby in the photos.  It looks like they had such a good time!  I also used a template from a kit called Squared away from Miss Mis Designs.  You can find them here:

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I'm so far behind on my poor little blog!!  I'm not even sure where to start.  Maybe I should start with TODAY and then go backwards to catch up??  I think that is what I'll do!  Today I'm excited because I got up to news that my newest layout won the title Layout of the Day at!!  That was a fun way to start off the day!!  And it was with a new CT I'm guesting for until the end of May, so that was a boon to my confidence too.  I'm guesting for Marshmella Designs who designs for that store!  I'll post the layout here.  I used a fun kit called A Mother Like No Other.  You can find it here if you like!

I used some older photos of Abby, but I love them because they really show her fun personality.  She is always so full of spark!  and that spark really shows well here. 
I'll try to post a little more frequently now.