Sunday, December 30, 2007

Fun Family Layout

Just wanted to share this layout because my family was looking through scrapbooks last night and we were all laughing about this page! (Just click to make it larger to see the journaling) I encourage you to create a page that highlights the special language of your family!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Let's Paint the Town!

Our next class at Feeling Scrappy is gearing up to start on January 7th and will run until February 1st 2008. This four-week technique class is designed to help you step outside of your box and explore the world of paint! You will be exposed to using several different paint mediums and techniques to enhance your scrapbook pages! Remember back to kindergarten when you threw the rules out the window and just had fun using paints and colors?! Ready to feel that way again? Then join us to jump start your creativity in this fun and stimulating class! Click here for all the details: http://www.feelingscrappy.com/class_details.html

Holiday Special!
Sign up for "Paint the Town" and for "Sketch-apalooza" and you will get the "Noteworthy Monograms" class for free! That is a $10.00 off and over 9 weeks of education!!
*This offer expires on January 6th at midnight (cst) and may not be combined with any other offers.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

And the winner is...

dd2njoy

Congratulations! Please send your address to me at feelingscrappy@yahoo.com and I will get your Christmas goodies in the mail! Thanks to all who stopped by to play! I will be offering another goodie here soon! :)

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Wishes and a Give Away!

Wanted to wish everyone a joyous holiday. I hope you are surround by the people you love! I will look forward to spending the new year with you all and sharing the memories you make tonight and tomorrow through your pages!

Just wanted to share a few Christmas goodies! Leave a comment here to be entered into a drawing for the items above by midnight on December 26th! Ho-ho-ho!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Last Minute Gift Idea!

Looking for a great last minute gift for a scrappy friend or maybe your hubby needs a little help? We offer gift certificates at Feeling Scrappy good for any of our month long classes! In the next few months we have an awesome line up of classes including a paint technique class, a sketch class and an embellishment class. Plus we will be adding even more in the next couple weeks! Just click here to find out more: http://www.feelingscrappy.com/class_details.html

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Our Song Bird

Sam, my 10 year old, loves to sing! He was part of a program put on for a local nursing home last night and I thought I would share part of their last song with you. He is the second boy from the right in the front row. Merry Christmas!

video

Monday, December 10, 2007

Chistkindlmarket

The large tree in Daley Plaza.


My mom and sister enjoying some spiced wine in the little boot cups.

My sister, me, my mom and dad :)


I had a wonderful visit with my family over the weekend! One of the things we did was to attend the Chistkindlmarket at Daley Plaza in Chicago. It was a lot of fun shopping for new Christmas ornaments and sampling all the German goodies including yummy potato pancakes, strudel, and pretzels all under the huge Christmas Tree. It was all so "Christmasy" with the holiday music playing and warm cider - it even started to snow while we were there! Afterwards, we went to a yummy Spanish Tapas restaurant for dinner then enjoyed the lights on Michigan Avenue - so pretty. I hope you all take the time to enjoy some of the special events in your town over the holidays with your families.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Fun Give- Away!

Stacey Curry has an awesome blog filled with beautiful scrappy things (not to mention she is just plain fun!) I encourage you to check out her blog and enter to win a super cute prize! Tell her Jayne sent you! :)

http://currychaos.blogspot.com/

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Tomorrow is the Day!

Jingle Bell Crop!
Just a quick reminder! Feeling Scrappy is hosting a huge crop tomorrow! The crop will run from 10 am until 9 pm with challenges, games and fun posted every hour! Busy or work on Friday? No worries - all challenges will be due on Sunday night with winners being announced on Monday. We are giving away over $200 retail value worth of scrappy prizes! Check out these prizes! You don't want to miss this crop! Join us tomorrow to get your share of the goodies! To play just join our message board at www.feelingscrappy.com!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are heading back to Indiana today to spend the holiday with Don's family but I wanted to post a quick message here first to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family and counting your blessings. Here is a recent layout about three of my greatest blessings :)


Thursday, November 15, 2007

Jingle Bell Crop!

You are invited to join us for Feeling Scrappy's
JINGLE BELL CROP
on Friday, November 30th!
One more big cropping party before the Holiday rush. The crop will run from 10 am until 9 pm with challenges, games and fun posted every hour! Busy or work on Friday? No worries - all challenges will be due on Sunday night with winners being announced on Monday.We are giving away over $200 retail value worth of scrappy prizes! Check out these prizes! You don't want to miss this crop! Join us on November 30th to get your share of the goodies! To play just join our message board at www.feelingscrappy.com!

Here is a peak at all the great prizes you could win! A fantastic kit has been donated by Storytellers Club! (See first picture!) But it doesn't stop there - many more prizes follow!






Monday, November 12, 2007

One more day!


You still have time to enter Feeling Scrappy's Shades of Autumn Contest for a chance to win this fun Autumn Embellishment Kit! Layouts for the contest are due by 10pm (central time) on November 13th. If you miss this chance - not to worry - our next monthly layout contest starts on November 15th! You can check out all the details on our message board or at www.feelingscrappy.com. Hope you will give it a shot - you never know! :)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Seeing Red!



Here are several of my recent layouts (click on them to enlarge) - as you can see I was into red during this scrapping session! :) I didn't even notice it until I was done. These are layouts from this past summer but all this red is getting me into the Christmas mood!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

I finished the layout above this morning :) Hope you have a great Halloween! Here is the journaling on the layout:

It is easy as an adult to get wrapped up in the “work” of Halloween. Making sure the kids have everything they need for their costumes, decorating the house, getting and carving pumpkins, planning and volunteering at the school Halloween parties, making sure I have enough candy for the trick-or-treaters, helping the kids get ready, our annual photo shoot and finally taking them out for the night. Sometimes it can be hard to fit everything in with our busy schedule! But today as I think about the Halloween to-do list, I am taking a minute to remember back to when Halloween was all about fun, magic and freedom.

I loved Halloween when I was a kid, much the way my kids do now! Every year, Billy Rebey and I would go trick-or-treating together. Some years, Connie and my mom would take us to different neighborhoods to see what kinds of candy they gave away – my mom likes to tell the story of how at one house I asked the lady not to put the treat in the sack because “my mom wants to know what I got” and some years we would run around Billy’s neighborhood in a frenzied race from house to house! I went as all sorts of things – a girl ghost, an old woman and an Indian squaw being the most memorable.

It was a day when you didn’t worry about someone snatching your kids, so sometimes Billy and I got to go by ourselves. What fun we had – it was such an adventure to be out after dark racing through the yards with our pillowcases! I can still hear the sound of leaves crunching under our feet and feel the cool air on my cheeks. When we had had our fill or our moms made us come home, we would dump out all our candy and sort through the treasures! Counting and sorting by type then picking out our favorites – mine was always Health candy bars and bull’s-eye caramels. Yum! Mom always wanted my butterfingers and Dad always had the snickers. We would eventually go to bed completely worn out from our excitement and running but also completely happy knowing there was a stash of candy waiting for us the next day!

I am happy I have children, because without them I am afraid there would not be much joy in Halloween but I am one of the lucky ones who can relive my childhood memories while I help my children make their own.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Carving Max




We finally found time to carve our pumpkin on the night before Halloween! The boys had fun playing in the "guts" then got board and went to play while Abbie and I carved him up. Abbie said he should have a name so Max it is! Our pumpkin seeds are soaking in a salt water bath waiting to be roasted tomorrow! Yum!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

My mom is great!

I was finishing up this layout this morning (it was from when my mom visited Omaha last June) and I was thinking about how lucky I am to have such a great mom. I talked to her last night on the phone for over an hour and basically bent her ear about all sorts of things. It is such a comforting feeling knowing that she is always there in any way I need her. Thanks mom. I love you! (Just wish you lived closer!)

On a side note - those of you considering trying out for the Feeling Scrappy Design team - the time is now! The deadline is October 22nd so check out www.feelingscrappy.com for all the deatils and get those applications in!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Happy Birthday Baby!


I just can't believe my sweet baby girl is 9 years old today. I am so very proud to be her mother. She is everything a daughter should be - smart, beautiful, funny and loving! Every year that passes, she surprises me with that fact that I could actually love her more and even though her birthday is a very happy occasion, I can't help but feel a little sad that another year of her childhood is gone. Happy Birthday Abbie - may you always shine as brightly as you do today!

Monthly Contest Winner

Journaling: *sigh of relief* You're finally asleep. At 15 months, you have started throwing tantrums if you don't get your way. A lot of times you want something but are unable to verbalize it and get frustrated and start whining. You constantly grab our hands and drag us to where you want us to go and it's exhausting. So for two hours a day during your nap, there is relief, a break from the whining and fussing, and a chance for both of us to rest. I don't even mind if you snore a little bit because it just means you're asleep. Snooze away, baby, snooze away.

Congratulations to Andrea Friebus from CA for having this month's winning layout! Our theme was "Give me a Break!" and the team loved Andrea's original take on the idea! Be sure to check out our new contest that will be posted today!
One more week to get your application in for the Feeling Scrappy Creative Team! The deadline is October 22nd and I encourage everyone to give it a shot - no experience in needed :)

Friday, October 5, 2007

It is the little things!



For three summers now Jacob has wanted to grow a small sun flower and for various reasons it has not happened. The dog ate the seeds out of the pot, the wind knocked the pot over, he didn't water it etc... but this year he was determined! He worked hard to protect and take care of his plant and he was rewarded with one perfect bloom. He was so happy and so was I!

Monday, October 1, 2007

More Title pages






Here are more title pages as promised! :) Have a great Monday!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Title Pages




After reading a post about someone having trouble with title pages - I thought it would be fun to share a few of mine. I have lots more and will try to share a few more in my next post. I hope these are helpful to someone :)

On another not - don't you just love fall? We have been having the most beautiful fall weather the last couple of days! Bright blue skies warm breezy days in the high 70's with a crisp under tone. Ohhhh so refreshing! Then those glorious fall evening with just a hint of chill in the air making that bed oh so cozy! Those of you in areas that have falls - hope you get out in enjoy they weather while you can!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Words

They can be powerful, playful, convincing, happy or sad. How comfortable are you when using words on your scrapbook pages? At Feeling Scrappy we are offering a four-week course designed to enhance your journaling no matter if you are starting from nothing or if you include the who what where basics. This course is jam packed with helpful techniques to jump start your writing and you will be challenged in many ways to use writing effectively on your pages! This is an exciting class suitable for any scrapper who would like to add more meaning to their scrapbook pages! If you are unsure about the class because you "don't like to write" then you should definitely take it. Check our www.feelingscrappy.com for all the details and to sign up. Hurry class starts October 1st!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Several new layouts






Thought I would post a few of my more recent layouts for you. A scrappin girls work is never done - always something new to create! Yeah!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Indian Style Chicken

A friend on Feeling Scrappy requested this recipe so I thought I would share it here. It is very yummy and was given to me by Don's great aunt Clair. She was a wonderful cook and I am happy to serve her recipe in my own home. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Ingredients:

3 whole boneless skinless chicken breasts - cut into bite sized pieces
2 T. oil
1 cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic minced
1 T. fresh grated ginger
1 tsp ground cumin
3/4 tsp turmeric
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (more if you like it hot)
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes (I use diced in the can)
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup yogurt
1/4 cup sour cream

Instructions:
Heat oil in skillet. Brown chicken then add onion and garlic and saute 3 or so minutes. Add all spices, tomatoes and chicken broth and let simmer until done. Remove bay leaf then stir in yogurt and sour cream. Serve over rice (we like jasmine)

As with any recipe adjust the spices to your families tastes. Enjoy!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

New Creative Team Search!

Feeling Scrappy, an exciting spot on the web that offers on-line classes for every level of scrapper, is searching for a few designers to join our creative team! We are seeking creative, fun, scrapbookers who have the ability to inspire and motivate others with their work to serve a six-month term starting November 1, 2007. No previous design team experience is required – we encourage all styles of scrappers to apply!

Go to http://www.feelingscrappy.com/ to find out complete details of how to apply!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Pool Party




Sam had a sleep over this weekend with three of his friends. Add my three to the mix and it made for some craziness! The kids all had a great time playing together in the pool then later for movies and games. We are all dragging today from the late night but it was worth it! :)

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Happy Birthday Sam!

My son, Sam, turned 10 this past weekend. He said it was his best birthday ever! My parents came into town to help us celebrate and we really did have a great time. We went to Dave and Busters (an arcade/bar) for lunch and games. Then we headed home to open some presents (he loved his new gameboy DS!) and relax then off to our favorite restaurant - The Melting Pot! It was a special day for all of us!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Some recent layouts




I went to an all day crop last Friday and was lucky to meet a few nice local ladies. I have really missed scrapping with friends and have had a hard time since moving to Omaha of finding ladies that love to scrapbook. Strange I know! Anyhow - hoping to find some local scrappy friends! Here are a few of the layouts I finished up this week. Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Hot! Hot! Hot! Layout Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Stacey L. of Enoch, UT! The creative team was crazy about this layout! You can see more of Stacey's work on her blog - Scraps of Life. (See my blog's to read list on the right for a link!) Be sure to check out our new monthly layout contest "Splish-Splash" for a chance to win a $25.00 class from Feeling Scrappy.

Speaking of "feeling scrappy" I am so excited to be going to an all day crop tomorrow!! Hopefully I will have some new layouts to share with you over the weekend.