Saturday, February 28, 2009

it's hitting me...my baby girl is growing up

i made airline reservations for my baby girl to take her first "spring break" without mommy today. she is just flying to florida to go golfing and enjoy the sun with aunt joyce, but it was was really hard for me to swallow. she is driving now with a fresh permit (god help us all!) and she is working part-time as a busser...what next? prom, graduation, college...make it stop! my baby girl is growing right before my eyes and i don't think i like it. i want my little girl back!

Kendal at age 9 and age 15

Thursday, February 26, 2009

my sweethearts (most of the time) ;)

finshed! i worked on this LO with such enthusiasm since i was working with PINK! how often can you scrap for a boy with pink? not too often, but this was my chance! i used the sketch from http://www.backporchmemories.com/ (the april '09 dt) as my guide and entered it there as well. i really like this one, don't know why-but it makes me smile.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

working away...

well, i managed to finish two more LOs last week and after getting my yummy package yesterday from kellie i am excited to get working today.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A little inspiration goes a long way

i cannot believe how many LOs i have completed and little cards or projects i have actually finished already this year. i am in desperate need for some product at this point. well, i cleaned out so much, i need some new stuff to replenish, lol! the resolution to clean up my scrap area and get moving on the photos that have been collecting dust is actually working! my best bud, kellie, is getting me some cool stuff this week from the store she works at in ft. myers, fl, so that should keep me hopping for a little bit. i wanted to keep a little tally somewhere on here to keep me going ( a little reminder that i can fit this into my day).
  • single page layouts completed: 10
  • double page layouts completed: 2
  • cards completed: 5
  • extra projects: 2 -love notes (embellished post-its)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


this week's sketch from http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com was rather fun so i gave it a try!

i am a new follower to this site and they have really inspired me to make more cards. now, i need to actually let go of them and send them to people. anyone ever feel like it is just not going to be appreciated?

ok! i am officially hooked on challenges and contests. it gets me motivated to get all my "chores" done in the morning so during naptime, i can have fun!

i made these today for one of the february challenges (alisa's challenge) on http://backporchmemories.com/. how fun are these~

Monday, February 9, 2009

my first entry and beginning of a blog! i am really getting interested in being published in the scrapbook and card making world. this blog is going to be my creative outlet (aptly titled) and my little place to express my interest, post my projects, and secretly dream of the day when my stuff is good enough to be on a web page or magazine. i have been a scrapbooker and dabbler in the world of paper crafting for years, but only for my own escape from the daily grind of motherhood, marriage, and life in general. lately, i am becoming a little more focused on improving my pages, making a few more people happy with a handmade card, and feeling good about my "hobby" (and maybe gaining a little praise).

i worked this past weekend on a couple of contest i found through various websites and wanted to post them here for submission! i am determined to keep trying and maybe one will pay off!

this was a challenge from the http://www.pagemaps.com/blog.php i really enjoy page maps, the sketches are great and it truly does give me focus on my pages.

the challenge was to take this sketch and create a "FREE FOR ALL" page.





















and here is my LO!
























the next challenge was from http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/ they also had a sketch and create any card based on that sketch. here was the sketch and my take on it!




















and here is my interpretation:
























i am working on a entry for backporch memories and hopefully during naptime for ben today, i can get it done and post it as well. they have the best challenges each month!

fingers are crossed!!