Thursday, February 17, 2011

My Valentine

My husband and I don't do alot for Valentine's day but I did make him this layout. I actually started this at a crop last month but wanted to wait till after Valentine's Day to post it. I saw this layout design in Scrapbook Etc. and really loved it. This is one of my very favorite picture of him....

...and I made 25 of these for my son's class. It was really easy I used a sizzix die from Stampin' Up and an old stamp set. I used less expensive card stock and made it really simple b/c the kids were just going to tear into them anyway lol!

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Take Notice

"Honey come over here for a second take a look at this" my husband John said. This is what he wanted to show me. So we all just stopped what we were doing and a took a second to marvel at an amazing sunset. My pictures don't do it justice, the kids thought it was beautiful especially Claire with all the pinks. My all time favorite movie is The Color Purple and at that moment I thought of this line " I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it" hahaha gotta love Shug Avery! So we shouldn't forget to slow down, take a minute, and NOTICE!!!

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Make & Takes

These were the make and takes from my Stampin' Up meeting. I really enjoy getting together and stamping with new friends. A big thanks to our team leader Jenny Peterson for putting together such a great meeting.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Thirty something, really? It's not that I think that's old, the number doesn't really bother me. It's how fast it's going by. It seems like yesterday I was in high school. It just blows my mind that our first born will be seven in a couple of months. Sometimes as a SAHM the days seem so long but they're really going by sooo fast. Our baby will be two on March 11th and our little Claire bear will be four on the 28th. It just makes me think about what's important. I often struggle with balancing everything, spending time with the kids and John, cleaning, laundry, crafting and the list goes on. But you know something, I don't remember if there were any dust bunnies in the corners or under the bed when I was growing up. I do remember my Mom reading me bed time stories and spending time with me. I'm not saying that I'm going to let my house go to pot, but it's not my first priority. So go cuddle, snuggle, tickle, kiss and show those little ones how much they mean to you...that's what they'll remember!!

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Super Simple -30 mintue Layout

I was surfing Scrapbook the other day and came across a cute little layout that used different patterned paper and stitched them together. It was too cute so I gave it a try. It was really simple and only took my about 30 minutes to complete. I also challenged myself to only use current Stampin' Up products. I love all products but I was going to SU meeting and wanted to bring a sample to share. I really like the new fabrics they have come out with.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Just About 3 - Layout

I saw this layout design in the latest issue of Scrapbook etc. and just loved it. What drew me in were the colors, journaling, and simplicity of the it. I found this great picture of Claire just before she turned 3 and it all came together.

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Not Just a Girl - Layout

I started and finished this layout at a crop a couple of weeks ago. It's a huge accomplishment for me to actually finish something at a crop. It always takes me so long to get goin' let alone finish. I think its a combination of talking, eating and socializing to much. That's what makes a crop so fun, being surrounded by people who share our passion for paper crafting. I love walking around to see all the different projects, styles and storage solutions. This was a huge crop with about 165 ladies and 10 different vendors. It was my third year and I look forward to going again next year. A BIG Thanks to the FFA of Montague for puttin' on a great event.

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