Sunday, March 30, 2008

family mini book as seen in somerset memories

I was so thrilled to have been asked to write and article for Somerset Memories on my family album for their April May issue that is out now... if you haven't seen this magazine go get it... It's gorgeous! Here's the album that they have pictured:

scrapmode's giraffe

saying happy birthday! scrapmode stamps, glitter pens. I first stamped the giraffe with brown CI ink onto yellow cardstock, colored with yellow glitter pen then handcut the giraffe out. Next, I stamped the same image (the greeting is included on the stamp) onto the blue cardstock base and simply placed my cut out giraffe over the stamped image. done! tfl.

sketch 59 for cps!

well, any time now the new sketch for this week's going to be up! sketch 59!!
here's a tiny peek at mine... we had a special sponsor this week too... so, be sure to check out the
cps blog to see the super new sketch and all the great cards too! tfl!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Beth Moore....

well, My mom bought me a ticket for the Beth Moore conference this weekend...
So, we go Friday night. The praise music was spectacular. It was wonderful to worship with at least 14,000 other women! Then, Beth Moore shared a Christ filled message! She was talking about Paul in Philippians where he talks about striving for what is ahead... tobe like Christ. She talked about taking hold of whatever God took hold of us for. She spoke of the simple truth that our future is ahead of us... we don't need to look back at past success or failures (both can hinder) but look ahead and chase Christ. She pointed out that many of us are weary in running the race of the Christian life because we've stopped chasing after Christ. Awesome truths.


Saturday morning I woke up with a migraine, nausea.... My mom picked me up, we got all the way downtown and I then knew I wasn't going to make it. Mom started driving me home and I did get sick on the way. ugh. I recovered by afternoon but obviously did miss the rest of the conference. I am thankful I got to hear the truths I did...

God, help us persue after you. Help me not to look behind me when you have new things ahead. Give me the desire to persue after You with all my heart.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

cool girlfriend!

ha! this is my Audrey at the park today with her buddy Delaney! so cool in their shades!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008

sketch 57- this weeks cps card!

here's a little sneak peek... I'm noticing how many birds I've been using lately, lol!
to see the whole card (which should be up tomorrow) and the other fabulous designs go to the card positioning systems blog! tfl!

Friday, March 21, 2008

missing you card *scrapmode

Crate paper cardstock. Prima chipboard. Ribbon from embellishment studio. Scrapmode nature love purity pp. Scrapmode button. Crate Paper rubon. tfl!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

butterfly summer card

dt work for just let me scrapbook! AC spring and summer paper teacups, tea pot pp. AC spring and summer plastic embellishments. doodlebug designs letter stickers. tfl!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Abby and Caleb play!

dt work for just let me scrapbook using dream street birdie bits line: look around, sing just enough, she's not alone, building a home. AC minimarks kids book 1 rubons. my neice and nephew! tfl!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Caleb!

Happy Birthday to you!!! Hey, Caleb! We love you buddy! Wishing you a wonderful Birthday and an amazing year~ !

my nephew CALEB is turning 7 - he, my brother and his family- are missionaries in zambia. he REALLY loves getting mail, notes, etc. and if you could simply leave him a happy birthday wish in the comments he would think that's way cool... and for those who pray for missionaries, etc. they would covet your prayers..thanks so much!, here's the link

Monday, March 17, 2008

A wee bit of heaven

supplies (all from Just Let Me Scrapbook) Scribble Scrabble Circus Baby pink animal parade and deco rings, Scribble Scrabble Circus baby die cut shaped tags. American Crafts spring and summer fieldhouse acrylic bird. AC black accent clear stickers (I placed the clear stickers over patterned paper then cut out the flowers on many of the flowers. journaling: OUr little pixie is more like an angel to us. Tonight a little fairy- tomorrow she's a birthday girl 10/31/07. tfl!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

bird canvas

using Just Johanna stamps.

cps sketch 56- spring theme~

here's a little peek at my card for this weeks sketch... you wont see the whole thing till tuesday, BUT go check out the sketch and the other team's cards for some fun inspiration! Hope you join in!!

Friday, March 14, 2008


this past week I met some of our playgroup at the park and the kids just started picking all these little "flowers" growing there! Angie was nice enough to snap some pics of my kids and thought I'd share a few! Happy Spring everyone!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

if your tagged and you know it...

hee! Lea tagged me, so here it goes.. 7 Random Facts...

1. I don't care for cats.

2. Both of my brothers married RNs.

3. Cadburry Cream eggs - ya, I ate 3 in one sitting about two days ago!

4. I can sing row row row your boat backwards!

5. I've been to the Philippines twice and India once on mission trips

6. Don't like black licorice... ick!

7. The smell of playdough makes me happy!

Fighting Fire with Cuteness?!

What fun we had this morning. Angie arranged for us to visit a fire station where a relative works and it was so cool....
Alexander got to get in the trucks, spray with the hose and everyone got the cute fire hats and badges!!! Tooo fun!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

love notes card *scrapmode dt work

dt work for Scrapmode..Bazzill cs, Scrapmode heart stamps, Scrapmode nature love journal spost. Scrapmode buttons. hand stitching. tfl!

Monday, March 10, 2008

cupcake with nest

ok, one more just johanna card using the cupcake and nest with eggs stamps! love em! tfl.

Sunday, March 9, 2008


who doesn't like cupcakes.....
a little card using just johanna stamps! tfl!

This weeks sketch!: card positioning system #55

here's my card for this weeks CPS sketch...

Precious Baby
Patterned Paper: Scribble Scrabble
Diecut Shapes: Scribble Scrabble
Ribbon: Embellishment Studio
Brads: SEI
Buttons: Scrapmode

gonna have to go to the CPS blog to see the whole card and the yummy creations the other designers made! tfl!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Teddy Bear Picnic

sounds cute, right...
well, it had to be moved indoors due to the wet ground from all the rain we got last night....
so, not many good pics but we did have a nice time.
Alexander didn't want to ride the noisy bubble train and didn't want his face painted but he did get Easter eggs and a build a bear!!
Audrey enjoyed chasing the balls around the gym!

busy making Just Johanna cards!

Some of my latest cards using Just Johanna stamps! tfl!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

little boy's new haircut

must say he's looking handsome!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Just Johanna- NEW RELEASE

ok, hold onto your hats becaaause , well, JUST GO see for yourself. A new release from Just Johanna Stamps!!!
the total I mean whimiscalnessy cuteness of it all is almost too much. You may actually giggle outloud and smile at the computer... just go look for one sec and you'll be hooked! how do they come up with more cute stuff

ya. here's a little teaser....
ok. go look and then you HAVE to come tell me whatcha think!!!!

Ya Know WHAT?

ya. that's the phrase dad and I get to hear on average of 70 times a day at the very least here at our house. Yep. fun! Alexander seems to start every sentence with this beloved phrase~ ha!
Yesterday little girl ran right into the edge of some furniture and she now has a bit of a purpleish bruise beside her eye today but nothing major.
here's a quick card I threw together during naptime today...

masking tape, staples, ATB love my school pp. Kim Hughes cornish heritage farms stamp.

I used one of Laura's stamps last nite while "scrapping" at Angie's house. I think we did very little scrapping, some stamping and lots of chatting!

I'm out of time....

Sunday, March 2, 2008

card positioning system #54

so, here's a little sneak peek of my card. you're going to have to click on the cps link to see the rest and the other gals yummy creations! also, we've started something new this week that you wanna check out as well! yay! this week's new sketch will be up soon over at cps

Saturday, March 1, 2008

hehe happy autumn?

so, made a couple of fall cards yesterday. ya. fall... just to confuse everyone!
On the autumn card I used Reminisce shades of autumn - autumn phrase pp, autumn phrase stickers, Autumn nights pp. tfl!
For the fall card I used Reminisce stickers. Just Johanna pinecone, acorn and leaf stamps. Scenic Route pp with the tree that I cut out. tfl!