Friday, July 27, 2007

We are off! (Again!)

We are leaving tomorrow morning bright and early for a family beach vacation! I will have some pictures to share when we get home and I hope to see many beautiful sunsets like the one above. (Taken on our trip in April 07) Don't forget that there is still time to join us at Feeling Scrappy for our "Sketch with a Twist" class! See details in the post below this one or on our main website! Hope everyone has a great week! :o)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Getting Sketchy!

We are gearing up for our next class at Feeling Scrappy and I am super excited about this one! I love using sketches when I scrapbook - they make for easy and beautiful pages. Our "Sketching with a Twist" class is designed to teach you to think outside the box when using sketches and how to make them your own! You will be provided with many sketches, but more importantly you will be taught to use them (and other things!)in new ways. We already have a great group of ladies taking this 4 week course and I encourage you to join us. This class is suitable for traditional or digital scrapbookers of any level.

Just visit for more details or to sign up. You technically have until August 5th to register for the class but I hope you will join us earlier so you will have some time in the private class forum to hang out with your classmates before we begin! :o) Hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 21, 2007


Over the years I have been asked many times by strangers in stores if my kids are triplets. Recently, this has increased 10 fold - it seems every time I go out with the three of them that people will ask me that. I, look at them as if they must be crazy and explain that they are 12, almost 10 and almost 9.

As I was looking through photos to order, this one from the 4th of July caught my eye. They are all three very close in height and weight and they do have a strong family resemblance plus they are close and affectionate (well when they are not trying to kill one another!) and often walk with their arms interlocked.

I guess I can see why people would think that they are triplets...but I for one am glad it is not true! I don't think I could have handled all three at once! :)

On other note: don't forget about Suzanne's RAK - those clear stamps are super cute and you have until the 31st! (See the post below this one for all the details!)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Clear Stamps RAK!!

Click on image to see it larger :o)
My friend Suzanne is these great kitchen stamps away on her blog! Check it out at: plus you will find out about a really fun challenge we have going on over at Feeling Scrappy! Here is the layout I completed for the Kitchen Keepsakes challenge this month:

A book of us!

This layout is the first of many I have planned for this special scrapbook. I have been wanting to start a "Book of Us" scrapbook for a long time and decide no time like the present! Unlike a regular family album that covers events - you know holidays, birthdays, tips to the zoo etc...and records things you do, the purpose of this book is to record who we are as a family. Just random layouts about our life in our unique family. I am excited to add this to our monthly challenges on the Feeling Scrappy message board. Come on over and join us! The more the merrier! :)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Scrappy Gifts?

I love scrapbooking as I know many of you that read here do to. I also love to give scrappy gifts - the question I ask you is this: are they appreciated by non-scrappers? I always wonder about it when I give a homemade gift. Do they like it as much as they say they do or are they just being nice? I made the frame above for my mom for Mother's day and put a picture of the kids inside. So what do you think - nice gift or not?

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

8 Random Facts

Marci tagged me, and because I am avoiding housework I decided to play along :)

1-post these rules
2-each person tagged must post 8 random (hopefully interesting) facts about themselves
3-tags should write a blog post of these facts
4- at the end of the post 8 more bloggers are tagged and named

Here are my 8 random facts:
1. I read the comics every night before bed.
2. I get strep throat often (well over 30 times in my life.)
3. I went to college in Tampa, Florida
4. I love to play board and video games.
5. The first concert I ever saw was Donna Summers when I was 13.
6. My first car was a yellow VW bug named pepper & it had an 8-track player.
7. I clean my scrap table after every layout.
8. I hate coffee and have never made a pot

I tag (don't hate me ladies!):
1. Suzanne (O' Scrappy Day)
2. Stacey (ScRAps of Life)
3. Bethany ({Bethany})
4. Robin (tqmnurse)
5. Aimes ({art}farts smell good)
6. Mar (Mar's Scraps)
7. Tams (Tams Tranquil Tales)
8. Amber (My so called Life)

Monday, July 9, 2007

Beauty Everywhere!

We were in NW Indiana over the holiday weekend and we needed to stop at the mall for a few things. I stepped out of the van and looked up and saw this over the top of the mall. I grabbed my camera hit zoom and ta-da! A beautiful sight! You just never know where you will find a little beauty so always have your camera ready! :) Hope you all enjoyed celebrating America over the 4th!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Almost finished!

Here is another layout for our Greece album - not to much longer and I will be done. It has been a really fun project but I must admit I am getting tired of working with shades of blue!! :) We are heading to Indiana to celebrate the 4th with family then on to Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI with our dear friends - see you when we get home. Hope you have a safe and happy Independence Day!