Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Be Thankful...

I came across this poem online and I thought that it was an incredible lesson for my children on the simple things in life that they should be thankful for- things that they might not always remember to be thankful for. I paired it with this great photo of them together and these beautiful papers from Scrappin' Sports & More and this layout came together. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

SS&M Products Used:
#1095- Young & Active in the Back Yard: Tire Swing
#1321- Sports Head On: Bowling

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Quest for Perfection

This layout is from this summer and was published in and issue of Scrapbook News & Review.  I have a bit of an "issue" with marshmallow toasting- it HAS to be perfect.  And, the addition of a fire pit to our back yard this summer only allowed me to practice more, NOT to lower my standards!  So, in this one last rememberance of summer (since it's supposted to SNOW this week!), let us just admire some Marshmallow Perfection! 

If you would like to be pubslished in Scrapbook News & Review Magazine, check out the calls for the January issue HERE and submit!  SNR is a fabulous online publication that is chock full of inspiration!  Check it out!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I've got Sunshine!

June 2009 was the wettest month I have ever lived through! We spent the first three weeks of summer vacation looking out the window at the rain and wishing we could go out and play. One day, I gave the kids the OK to put on their ponchos and go out and play in the rain! They splashed and sloshed and laughed and played until they were soaked through and had a BLAST! Mother Nature might have made it wet and soggy outside, but we weren't going to let it dampen our spirits!
I got this wonderful photo of my kids that day, and I have been waiting for just the right opportunity to scrap it. Scrappin' Sports & More's August Calendar paper is PERFECT for this layout! Check out the super cute SUNS on the background paper!

Products Used:
#1286 -Calendars Made Easy- August

Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you have made any projects with the Calendars Made Easy papers, feel free to leave a comment linking us to your blog! We'd love to see them!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

One Fall Day....

As I looked out on my yard that desperately needs to be raked- it made me think of this photo.  My daughter thinks that playing in the leaves is WAY more fun than raking them!  She's got the right idea!!

I created this LO using a sketch by Pamela Young at Scrapbook Challenges.  We are featuring Pamela's sketches on the AWDML forum this week.  We post daily questions, challenges and sketches and if you are missing it- you are missing a LOT! 

I loved working with the Bella Blvd. "One Fall Day" papers for this, as well.  And, the name of the paper inspired the title.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Saturday, November 6, 2010

From this moment....

Drum roll......  Here is the other layout that I created for display at Wholly Scrap in North Hampton, NH this month.  The papers from Creative Imaginations are gorgeous and I am so pleased with how this layout came out!  The rolled cardstock roses were made using my Nestibilities dies and are so pretty!  It's hard to believe it's been over eleven years since this photo was taken!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Feel free to swing by the Wholly Scrap store to see this layout up close and in person....oh, and have a little fun shopping while you are there- there are SO many goodies!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A new Sketch AND a new Design Team!

Today I get to share with you the November sketches from My Sketch World AND spill the beans on a new Design Team position that I am super excited about!

I used some fabulous Basic Grey prodcuts from Wholly Scrap in North Hampton, NH to create this layout using the November Sketch from My Sketch World.  Aren't the colors just gorgeous?  And, of course the sweet baby girl couldn't get any cuter!  She is my friend's little girl and she is just a doll!  Wholly Scrap carries the Bo Bunny Double-Dot cardstock that I LOVE, too!  And, it works perfectly with the Basic Grey paper!  Of course, Lucy's sketch made this LO come together just beautifully.  And, since I am now on the Design Team at Wholly Scrap (*happy dance*) you can see this layout live and in person hanging in their store!  Check out their website to get directions on how to get there!  It's a great store full of goodies and they teach quite a few great classes there, too!

My Sketch World features a layout AND a card sketch on the first of the month.  I know it's after Halloween, but this card was so fun to make with Echo Park's Halloween line!  Check it out:
I'll be back in a few days to share my other layout that is now on display at Wholly Scrap.  It's so pretty it deserves it's own post!  Hee hee!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy November!!

I love the 1st of the month because I have so much fun stuff to share with you!!  Today I want to share with you my fun work using Karen Foster Designs, this month's featured manufacturer at A Walk Down Memory LaneKaren Foster Designs has tons of different themed papers to choose from, and they are anything from tooth fairy to football and birthdays to calendar papers.  And, she has several kits all put together. 

I used the "Tooth Fairy Line" to create this layout about my sweet baby boy losing his front tooth.

I made a simple set of cards with the Birthday Bash kit:

And, I made this layout about Colby and his special, surprise birthday balloons!  They were from the "Birthday Fairy!"  We don't have ANY idea who it was....was it YOU??!!!

All in stock Karen Foster Designs products are 25% off for the whole month of November at AWDML!  Happy shopping!!