Monday, October 5, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

This Week

I was finally able to get a couple layouts completed this week.

Since Tyler's school is in the backyard, when the teacher takes them for a walk around the block, they pass our house. This time I caught them with the camera as Tyler was showing them where we planted the little flower he brought home to me for Mother's Day. This was a triple dip as I used a sketch from scrapsketch, the YMBD tutorial for doodling, and Coordinates Collections back to school challenge to use 3 pp, chipboard, and stitching.
Homemade noodles are a tradition in my family. My grandma taught me and now I am passing this on to Tyler. He had such fun and I love the picture of his doughy hands. I used this weeks 52 sketches sketch and because I used a YMBD journaling tag, I entered it in the monthly product parade there too.
This was Tyler's first year to plant a garden. These are pictures of him with his carrot harvest. I used a sketch from scrapsketch and doubled dipped with Marti's YMBD challenge to use at least three pieces of chipboard. I used chipboard photo corners that I inked, the circle, arrow, and house that I chalked, and the chipboard thickers that I painted.
It is so nice to actually be getting something done again.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

New Work

Here are some new layouts.

I started this layout for a challenge to use at leat five different types of letters. I really like the way it came out. This is also an old 52 sketch.
This one was made using the September sketch over at YMBD. It also has a YMBD journaling spot.
This one was done using a sketch from Crafty Sketches. And I double dipped with Susan's challenge this month at YMBD to use a series of at least three pics to tell the story.

This was done using a Saturday Scraplift sketch from YMBD.

This one was started for last month's challenge at Scrap The Boys to do a boy layout involving food and a cooking term in your title.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Lots of New Layouts

Here are somw of my recent layouts:

This one was done using this weeks ksetch at 52 sketches.
This is my take on sketch #102 at Scrapsketch.
This is last weeks Friday sketch at Scrapsketch.
This is a sketch from Let's Scrap.
This is this month's one page sketch at Coordinates Collections.
This is sketch #104 at Scrapsketch.
This is sketch 4 at twisted sketches.
This is sketch 109 at Scrapsketch.
This is sketch 105 at Scrapsketch.
This is sketch 103 at Scrapsketch.
This is skecth 25 at Inspired Blueprints.
This is sketch 106 at Scrapsketch.
Wow, it really hasn't felt like I have been able to scrap too much lately, but I guess I really did.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Holy Moly Blog Candy Alert!

I was blog hopping and came across a site listing tons of candy links. So now I am entering and sharing. Check them out, tons of good stuff!

Lissa (from the ScrapQueen's board) has a great package:

Kimbee's Creations candy:

Tammy's Place candy:

Posh Design's Scrapbook Store has two candies going at once:

and their second:

Crystal's Crafty Creations:

My Paper Bliss:


Carol's Paperplayce:

Handmade By Jenn:

Touch of Creation:

Crafting Joanne:

The Crafting Pad:

Card Delights:

Wow! That really is alot! I hope all the links work, it won't let me paste anything within my posts today so I had to type all of those out. Whew, my fingers need a break.

Check it out!

They just posted that I won for the second sketch last month at Scrapability Sketches! I used their sketch to make the blue "Party" layout of Tyler at Erik's birthday party. Check it out:

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Candy Alert- K&Co Collection

Here is a link to some great candy. A whole collection from K&Co- paper, embellies, bling, etc. Check it out here:

New Candy

Here is a some candy I found at a great blog I just found- Addicted To Paper.
I cannot get the link to her blog to post, but here is the address:

Hopefully that will work. Hurray up and check it out as her candy deadline is tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

End of the month entries

I finished two more layouts today to end the June monthly challenges. I originally thought I was going to be able to make these two fit 10 challenges, but it only ended up being nine.

This is a layout of a pic I took of Tyler and Britt after her band concert. Shawn was taking forever in McDonald's and I was taking pictures to keep Tyler busy, but I love how this one turned out. I used a sketcj from Inspired Blueprints, the YMBD June challenge to scrap a smile, BASB monochromatic layout, and it worked for the ScrapWhispers no cs challenge, but I missed the deadline by a few days, lol. But I like how it turned out.
These are pics of Tyler at Erik's birthday party. That was the first birthday party he was ever invited to as a friend. He had so much fun. This one was for the Coordinates Collection challenge to use something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. It also fit the Scrapjazz challenge to use 4 pps, 4 photos, 4 buttons, and 4 flowers. It also worked for Mixer #23- to use four pics, four manufactures, handwritten journaling, and flowers. It worked for the June MTS challenge to use 3-d adhesive as I used pop dots under the flowers. And this was based off of the second June sketch at Scrpability sketches. Also, the vellum journaling tag and shrink plastic flower are from YMBD so I entered it in the monthly product parade there.

All in all, not a bad way to end the month.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Big Update

Wow, it has been a long time since I actually completed and uploaded a layout. So I got caught up today.

Tyler really loved the Home Depot kids workshop. Shawn tried to teach him how to use the hammer correctly. This is for the June dads and grads challenge at Coordinates Collections. This is a kit from Coordinate Collections and the journaling spots are YMBD.
This is one of Shawn and his dad at Heinz Field. I used a sketch from Triple The Sketch.
This is a double dip. I used a sketch from YMBD and it also fit the criteria for Scrap The Boys. The gears and journaling tag are YMBD. This was accomplished at Beth's on Thursday.
These are pics of Tyler on his Diego bike. I used a sketch from Let's Scrap. The journaling tags, foam letters, and borders on the pics are YMBD.
Tyler always says he is all shiny after he gets a bath. And he always has to use Brittany's pink glitter towel. This is a sketch from Got Sketch?. The journaling tag is YMBD.
This is an old 52 weeks sketch that I didn't get done in time. Tyler told me he needed a big baloooga bubble bath like Max and Ruby. And then when he was in, he said he was addicted to bubbles. The journaling spots are YMBD.

Tyler loves helping Shawn with anything, and planting flowers was definitely something he wanted to help with. He loved that we planted the flower he brought me for mother's day from preschool. The scketch is from Scrapability Sketches. The journaling spot is YMBD.

This is the layout I did for the first week of the 92 days of summer challenge over at YMBD.

Tyler always tries to do anything Brittany is doing, and she is so patient with him. The sketch is from COSter's Stylish Sketches. The journaling spot and label are YMBD.

Another old 52 weeks sketch.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A little update

I have been bad about posting lately, so I just wanted to throw on a quick update with the bookmarks I did a couple weeks ago for Tyler's preschool teachers. I made one for each teacher with the first letter of their name on it. I also added magnets to the back so they could throw them on the fridge if they are not readers or are in between books. It made Tyler so happy to help pick colors and which teacher was goin to get which one.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Wow! Busy weekend!

Thursday was Brittany's last day of school, so we decided to give Tyler Friday off too. We were going to go to lunch with some friends of mine, but that fell through, so we decided to just do some fun stuff. We went to the park in the afternoon. I got a ton of pictures of them, but haven't uploaded them yet. Then Britt went to here dad's and Shawn and I took Tyler to a local car show. He really had a blast cause he saw a car that had raced on his favorite tv show- Pinks. That really impressed him.

Then we got up Saturday morning and went to the Touch-A-Truck event at the park. They had all kinds of trucks and vehicles the kids could climb in, beep the horns on, and just have a ton of fun. Here are a few pics from there.

Tyler after he buckled himself into the back seat of the police car.
Tyler when he was playing with the police car siren.
Tyler playing with the microphone in the radio station van.
Beeping the horn in the mail car.
The tractor tire that was bigger than Tyler.

We ran into CJ and Andrew out there and ended up heading back to her house after lunch to help get stuff ready for Erik's birthday party the next day. Tyler had so much fun. He stayed overnight at my mom's and she said he slept good that night.
On Saturday I had to run to pick Britt up from her dad's because she had to play with the marching band at commencement for the high school. After dropping her off, we ran to Boardman to pick up something for Erik, then picked Tyler up on the way to the party. We spent the rest of the day out there and everyone had a ton of fun.
Thankfully, today was kinda a day to catch up. Britt had an MRI on her shoulder this morning so we are waiting for the results from that. But not much else today.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I won again!

I won some primas and other stuff from Danielle's blog giveaway and then I won something from Kimmie and Corey's blogaversary over at UYS! I can't believe how lucky I have been!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Use Your Stash Anniversary

Use Your Stash is one year old today! Kimmie and Corey have some great stuff going on over there so stop by and check it out~

Monday, June 1, 2009

I won!

I just read that I won the Monthly Kit Challenge over at Coordinates Collections! I am so excited. All you have to do to enter is upload a layout created with ANY of their monthly kits. I really loved all the papers in this kit. I think I am going to use the rest of it and order another.

Friday, May 22, 2009


I am so glad this week is just about over. Tyler's eye continued to get worse Thursday, but then in the late afternoon it suddenly started to clear up. He was happy because he would be able to go back to school today. Yesterday, the class took a walk around the block. Well, we live right behind the school, so when they got to our house, I had twenty little ones in the front yard yelling "Tyler M. where are you? Why are you not at school?" So then Tyler went to the window and told them about his yucky eye and that he would be back today. That was so sweet that his little friends thought of him and it just really made his day to know they missed him. So then, we wake up this morning to a change of plans. He now has the yucky eye stuff in his other eye. I was so looking forward to finally being able to get some running done. So we are going to only do the necessary stuff then come hang out at home til daddy gets home. Then he can deal with him for awhile. I also actually finished five layouts Tuesday night, but still haven't been able to photo them to post. Hopefully later.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pebbles Inc. New Release Giveaway!

The sneak peeks of the new designs are up. Check them out for a chance to win some!

Here is the link for the girl's release- Lil Miss

And here is the boy's release- Lil Buddy

They are really cute~!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Tyler woke up this morning acting very funny. He didn't want to get up, and even after we got ready and took Britt to school, he kept telling me "I just don't want to move yet Mommy." When I got him his breakfast, his eye looked a little puffy and when I looked closer, his eyelashes were all crusty like they had been stuck together. Well, he didn't want to eat and by 9:30 I knew he wasn't going to school. He wouldn't even get off the chair. His eye just kept gushing gooey green stuff. So I called the doctor. She said that with the other sinus/cold stuff he is just getting over, he probably has a cold in his eye. But by the time the doctor called me back, about twenty minutes later, his eye was swollen halfway closed and really bloodshot. So she called me in some prescription eyedrops. So he was pretty ok about taking them. He is such a little trooper. I just hope he feels better tomorrow. He felt so wore out today, he didn't even make a mess all day.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A slice, bind-it-all, copics, and more

Danielle is having another awesome giveaway. We just need more people to swing by and comment to get those comment numbers piling up. You can visit and comment up to five times a day until the giveaway closes! Check it out!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Melissa's at it again

She is having another great giveaway over at here blog. Check it out here:

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Birthday Giveaway

There is some great blog candy over at 17turtles. Check it out here:

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Summer Contest

Welcome to our "92 Days of Summer" Contest!
Everyone is welcome to participate, but please read this guide before joining in.
Contest Details
When: June 1st to August 31st, 2009 (92 Days)
Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2009 Submission
Location: 92 Days of Summer Contest Gallery (Click HERE)
How to Participate At the beginning of each week (Monday) we will post an inspiration thread (HERE) with some tips, tricks and a YMBD original sketch. You will be required to take one photo a day each week (7 photos/week). You may choose to use some of the tips and tricks we've suggested and the sketch, or not (that is up to you). Either way, you must take one photo a day each week, and create a layout with your 7 photos (this will result in 92 photos over the summer and 13 layouts). You must upload your layouts to our "92 Days of Summer" Gallery, located HERE (Deadline for submissions: September 30th, 2009). You must keep track of your progress HERE, and keep your tracking post up to date.
All prizes will be awarded via random ballot drawing.
Grand Prize: In order to be elligible for our Grand Prize drawing, you must complete and upload all 13 Layouts (with 92 photos) by the deadline.
1st, 2nd & 3rd Prizes: In order to be elligible for our 1st, 2nd & 3rd Prize drawings, you must complete and upload all 13 Layouts (with 92 photos) by the deadline.
Other Prizes: We will have oodles of other fantastic prizes available to those who were not able to get all 13 layouts completed. These participants will earn 1 ballot for each layout they did complete and upload to the gallery. All ballots will be entered into a drawing for one of our other yummy prizes! So the more layouts you complete, the more ballots you will earn, and the better chance you will have at winning something (statistically speaking).
Prize Drawings: All winners will be drawn & announced the week of October 5th, 2009.
BONUS -- Early Bird Prizes: We will have a few "Early Bird" prizes that will be drawn throughout the contest period (June 1 - Aug 31). The details of the prizes (and requirements to get in on the early bird draws) will be posted one week prior to the deadline for each particular draw.
The Prizes: See our prize thread HERE to see what you are playing for! Please note that our prize thread is not yet complete and will be continually updated throughout the contest as more sponsored prizes arrive in the mail to the YMBD Studio!

What a really cool and challenging contest! Stop over at YMBD and check it out!

Friday, May 8, 2009


Actually, these first two pics are from yesterday. Out of the blue, Tyler punched Britt right in the nose. She started bleeding and ran for the bathroom. I sent Tyler to his room and ran for the camera. I asked if she would mind if I took a few pictures, she asked why, I simply said sibling rivalry page. She laughed and asked me to take one for her to use. Here they are:
Then today, this is what Tyler brought home from preschool. My first kiddie mother's day present from him. It is so cute. A plant in a cup. That they decorated themselves. I love him!
Then this morning, I drove up by Akron to go to a scrappy garage sale. This first pic if of my paper purchase. Not bad for about ten bucks.
This pic is some of the extra type stuff I found. The Maya Road coasters and boxes were a great deal for $1.25.
This next pic is more embellie stuff. MM rub on alphas, eyelets, buttons, flowers, and brads.
Some of the bigger stuff. Two albums, shimmers mist, embossing powder, sizzix die, Heidi Swap stamp sets, flowers, metal letters, and more flowers and eyelets.

And these pics don't include the almost full bag of stuff Britt made off with while we were going through stuff, lol. And since I came home and only spent half of what Shawn was expecting, even he was happy too. And since I was out and about, I stopped in at my old work to say hello to all my friends there. All in all, I have to say it was a very good day!