Saturday, November 26, 2011


WHEW! I have been a scrapping fool this last week getting caught up because I knew all the book printing sites were going to be having their 65% off sales. They usually do it every year around black Friday and that is when I plan on ordering mine each year. So I think the books will always begin around thanksgiving from the previous year to that years Thanksgiving. Which I am cool with. (Hello! 65% off people!!) Anyways, I have pretty much put up each page that I have done here on the blog as I do them. So here are the last ones. The book ended up being about 100 pages! Do you now see why I wait for the sale each year!?Anyways...Enjoy! Let me know which ones are your favorite. I am my own worst critic. :)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Camden's 2nd Birthday...just a little late. :)

So I am still trying to catch up. This is Camden's birthday pics. Enjoy. 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Newest "recorded" memories...

Just a few of the newer pages that I finished. I still have so much more to do to catch up and be able to print the book before Christmas. Its my goal to print one each year at Christmas of that years memories. :) I still need to do Camden's birthday from July!! Anyways, enjoy. 


Monday, October 10, 2011

Boys movie night

So one of Elvin's best buds is Jefferson. They are so adorable together and we are going to be so sad to have to move away. I think his mom and dad need to get a job where ever we end up cause these two have too much fun together, not to mention what great friends we have become with the parents. Well they had a movie night last week and Elvin got to pick out the movie from red box and we had told him it was just for him and Jefferson. He picked out some superhero cartoon one. He was looking forward to it all day and was so excited. Well, we got them all set up in Elvin's room, popcorn popped, drinks ready... then started the movie for them. They actually watched the whole thing! And they had so much fun. I kept peeking in there and they were just so adorable to see. I cannot believe how big he is getting. I need to remember to treasure these little moments. 

Elvin's Birthday Invites

So I put together Elvin's birthday invites the other day. Here is what they look like. I kept it pretty simple which was made even easier when I found these Frankenstein blank cards at Joann's on sale. Then I got a few stamps to dress it up a bit and designed the inside portion. I love how they turned out. And Elvin was so excited when he saw them!! And he is totally planning most of his own party. He has decided what he wants to eat, play, who he wants there, and he is the one that wanted a Halloween Birthday party where everyone comes in their costumes... and he told me "But don't forget about the presents mom." He is so cute!! :) And to Kara- yes I am sorry. I did hand write the names on the envelope! ;)


Everyone is always asking me what John is doing for his thesis for his Masters in Chemical Engineering (for those that did not know that that is what he is studying). And I always say the same thing. "Something with oscillating flow." Now if that makes sense to you, well Kudos. But that is about the only big words I know that explains what he is doing. The other words I have no idea what they are or mean let alone know how to spell. Well, John recently asked me to take some pictures of... uh.. whatever this is so that he could put it into his presentation. I used to get upset because John would never really tell me about his day. Until one time he did... now I don't really ask him any more. :)  I think when he noticed the complete glazed look in my eyes, his response "well, let's see, how can I dumb this down".....yaaah. I just don't ask about what all he did that day any more. We are all much happier this way. ;) Anyways, here are the pics. 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Do you want one?? I know you do!

So I have really been in a design mood lately. If you have not been able to tell by my new makeover here on this blog, or HERE on my craft blog, or HERE on my photography blog, or even HERE on my friend Melissa's blog, or HERE on another friends business blog. Its been my creative outlet lately... and I still have the bug. So I was going to ask all of you if you wanted a new blog designed for you. If you just want a makeover, or header, or whatever. Just leave a comment on this post. Now I am not saying that I will be able to do everyone's blog that leaves a comment. But I will try.... If I like you. ;) I would also like to add a screen shot of your newly made over blog in my designing portfolio on my photography blog if that is ok with you. If not I can still do a makeover, you just might get moved to the bottom of the pile. muahahahaha!! So again, just leave me a comment and let me know. Thanks guys! Oh, and check out the links above and you can kind of see my favorite  styles. I can do any type of style though, for example, scrapbooking, vintage, cartoony, classic and clean, whatever. 

Friday, September 9, 2011

New project idea...

So this post is mainly for my Moscow friends. I have had in mind a craft idea that I want to do. No pictures that I can show you because.... DUH I have not done it yet. I came up with this idea when I was talking with a friend about the Pledge of Allegiance and how I loved that Elvin learned it last year from our joy school group. I think it is REALLY sad that our kids are going to grow up not really knowing it because it is not said in the schools anymore. (Which was a big sign to me of how our country is deteriorating, but that's a subject for another day) Anyways, afterwards I started thinking how it falls on us, the parents, to teach our kids a love and respect for our country and its foundations, under GOD by the way, ;) So my idea is this. It's going to be a long board that I will antique with paint, and it will have the Pledge of Allegiance sort of in a subway art type of words. It will be displayed vertically, if that makes sense. Words written in blue paint (not vinyl because I am going for a different look), antiqued brown red paint for the main board. Not sure if you can visualize it from my description. But think old patriotic. This sort of "feel" or style as the picture below. Make sense??  Anyways, let me know if you want to do it with me. I want to start very soon, so hurry. 


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