Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Senior Photo Shoot

I had a lot of fun tonight taking this round of senior photos of Jasey. She's such a pretty girl and the evening light was wonderful!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Facing Challenges Straight on.

The last couple of weeks have been full of challenges to be met. But this post isn't about that, it's about a challenge issued by a dear friend of mine. She told me I needed to update my blog, well, that's what I'm doing. So here's to you Susan!

This photo was taken about 3 years ago when Susan and I attended a "Crop of a Lifetime" sponsored by Jackie and the gang from Lifetime Moments, a great little scrapbooking community. In the picture with us is Beverly. She was my secret pal at the crop - a way cool gal! Thru scrapbooking and events like this I've had the fortune to meet ladies from all across the country as well as Europe and Japan. How lucky I am to call these ladies my friends.
So now I've risen to the challenge of updating my blog. I may keep it up, I may not, who knows what tomorrow holds. As far as other challenges in my life, well, I'll rise up to meet them too. I've got great friends and a great family by my side to help me along the way.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Today is going to be a quiet day around here. It's snowing..... again. Will it ever stop? Let me be the first to tell you that when I do a layout about things I love most, snow will not be included.

Since it is Valentine's Day, I would like to share a scrapbook page I recently completed. It does show the 2 people I love most in this world....

Monday, February 8, 2010

SS&M, New Lines, New Layouts

Yeah, I know.... this "keeping up with the blog" thing just isn't going so well. But, I did want to pop in to express my excitment about the new lines SS&M are coming out with (debuted them at CHA in January). A new sports lines, "Sports on the Edge", and an aminal line, "Down On The Farm". I've been creating with those lines over the last couple of weeks - these are fun papers!

The first layout uses the basketball "On The Edge" paper. Our basketball teams sold Madrid Hoops t-shirts to raise money for the Coaches vs. Cancer organization. It hit home with so many of the kids having watched as Mr. Cosens fought this dreaded disease.
The second layout is of Michael and Toby. It uses the dog paper and cardstock stickers from the "Down On The Farm" line. I had a tough time coming up with a title for this one..... does a boy need a dog or does the dog need the boy????
Thanks for looking! Hope you like the new papers.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Whatever was I thinking? I signed up on Shuttercal for 2010. It's a calendar-picture-a-day-thing. It encourages users to take a picture a day to document your life over the course of the year. The concept is good, but c'mon..... I go months without updating this blog. HOW am I ever going to keep up with the photo a day???? It's a challenge. I need more challenge in my life, right?

Actually, I think it's a reaction to the fact that my "home away from home" on the web for the last 7 years closed. Lifetime Moments is no more. It's so sad. I can't even tell you how many people I've met and become good friends with thru the site - from California, to Virginia, to Texas and Minnesota... man, I've met some of the most wonderful people in the world thru LM. I got to go to the first Crop of a Lifetime in San Diego as well as attend a LM crop in Detroit. While some may laugh when I tell people I scrapbook. To me, not only has it allowed our family's life to be documented, but it's brought me true friendship. That's hard to find these days. So here's to LM.... I'm going to miss you!

Since we are talking about scrappin', here's another little lo I finished up last night. It's for a Pagemaps sketch contest. Addi & Tierney... can they be any cuter???
The pinks of greens of the Scrappin' Sports and more dance papers were perfect for this layout along with a bit of red from the family line and some green from the Name of the game line. Love this lo.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Here's to 2010

Today we usher in a new year. So long 2009, welcome 2010! Today Micah and I have plans to go shopping for a while. A little retail therapy is a good way to start the year, don'tcha think? So while I wait for her to get home so we can head out, I'm going to take the time to update this long, ignored blog and then I'm going to try to get a layout scrapped too.

Here's one I finished last night - papers used are all from Scrappin' Sports and More football papers along with some Prism cardstock. We were all pleased when Michael was able to get that ol' #61 back for his sophomore year at BVU.
Well, time to get off the computer. The Rose Bowl Parade is on and I want to see the floats and scrap a while.