Friday, June 19, 2009

I'm a little behind

Truth be told I like that I am not caught up on my scrapbooking. I think that would so depress me. In this industry there is so many new fun things to use and try that if I didn't have baby pics, Christmas, or even Halloween to scrapbook I would be maybe not that bad but close. I hope to never catch up because I love all things scrapbooking. On to Joshua's page. I belong to a stamp club and every month we do a page WELLLLL I am not so good at getting pictures on those pages but I really need to be. So I have been adding pics to my uncompleted pages and I really like how they are turning out. This is my oldest son Josh trimming the tree. TALK ABOUT A HAIR PULLING EXPERIENCE!!! hee hee hee, I realize the appeal that trimming the tree held for them at 4, or 8, or even 10 just isn't there at age 20 but come on humor your picture taking, scrapbooking mother, AM I RIGHT!!! Actually Josh is one of mine that will do it but he is usually the last one and I only ever get like 2 pictures. This year he actually stayed and did maybe 8, be still my heart....LOL....He and Jillian and of course the younger kiddos were my troopers and I love them for it. Steven and Zachary, I love too but they have other interests and tree trimming isn't among them. One day they will again and they will remember the Christmas carols playing, the cookies that were freshly baked, and the hot chocolate that was waiting to be drunk when the tree was complete and we could sit back and admire the tree and the lights. When they have kids my holiday traditions I have made special for them will come rushing back and they too will fall in love with decorating the tree once again. I sure hope so. Thanks for letting me ramble on, as usual...

Friday, June 12, 2009

Sneak Peek card and mojo monday Week 85

I received the new sneak peek items from Stampin Up this week and have been itchin to play with my stuff. I found a really cute sketch from a past MojoMonday blog and decided to try my hand at actually doing one of her awesome sketches. I think I am now hooked and can't wait to do more with them. I am not really a card maker but the more I have been lifting cards the more I am liking making them. So be prepared for more cards from me...LOL

STAMPS-Teeny Tiny Wishes and Animal Stories

PAPERS-Tall tales DSP, Soft Suede, Old Olive, WW, and So Saffron

INK-So Saffron, Soft Suede (ink pad and marker)

ACCESSORIES-Soft Suede dotted ribbon, Oval Punches, Dotted Texture plate for Big Shot

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Let Freedom Ring

This page was part of a 2 page layout but I wasn't a big 2 page person. I used page 1 of this layout for a page with my daughter and now that I do 2 pagers more I still had this page left over. I rummaged around and found some pictures of Jared. The title is a perfect fit to the year 2007, the day before the 4th he was released from the hospital where he had spent 8 month getting counseling and treatment for his anger. He was one happy young man on this 4th of July and was relishing in his newfound freedom.

Family page

This is a page I just completed for a challenge on It is for the round robin challenge but I can't upload it there yet. I figured not to many people look at my blog so I can post it here. Also, Josh just thought me how to use paint and put my 2 pager side by side and I am loving it.
One more thing, I know you all have seen these picture before BUT I have 7 kids and I don't do a family album. I do individual albums for my kids. This is our extended family and I haven't done any pages in the kids album of them. I grew up with them in the same house. They may be my cousins but we were raised together and were more like brother and sisters with my Aunt as my second mother. We are still very close and I want my kids to have pages in their books about them.