Thursday, January 31, 2008

My Middle Name?

Stacey tagged me so I thought I would play along!

Here are the rules: 1. You have to post the rules before you give your answers. 2. You must list one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. (If you don't have a middle name, use your maiden name). 3. After you are tagged, you need to update your blog with your middle name and your answers. 4. At the end of your blog post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and that they need to read your blog for details.)

A great mom
Neat (kind of anyhow!)

I tag Amy, Tams, and Kristi.

Only 2 more days until Cropper Bowl - Feeling Scrappy's on-line crop. Don't miss the fun or the prizes :) Starts at 10:00 on this Sunday!

New Layouts

Just a couple recent layouts to share. The first one is based on an adorable sketch by Stacey Lokovic featured in the Feeling Scrappy Newsletter and the second is just a quick one I did up for the kids school photos. :) Hope you are having a great day!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Need Inspiration?

The team at Feeling Scrappy has been working hard to re-format our e-mail newsletters and have come up with a great new format! It will include not only news about Feeling Scrappy but also a variety of other things to inspire you such as sketches, techniques, discounts and prizes. So... if you don't already receive our newsletter be sure to take a moment to sign up. Just go to our home page ( and click on the link on the left to sign up! Easy :)

Monday, January 21, 2008


This week's Year in the Life challenge prompt was blue. I am doing both sides of a 3x5 size card.
Here is my take on "blue".

Sunday, January 20, 2008


I love holidays! I know many people get aggravated by them for lots of different reasons - they are to commercialized or hectic or stressful or we may lose site of the "real" reason for the holiday. I love holidays because they give us a reason to celebrate and isn't that always good?

So what if Hallmark and florists make a fortune at Valentine's day? Do I need candy and flowers? Certainly not but is it so bad to have a day set aside to celebrate the loved ones in your life? Can I do that everyday? Sure! But why not have one more :) Another example I have heard -some families lose site of the real reason for the holidays- Easter is all about the bunny and chocolate and Christmas about Santa and presents. But even these families spend extra time with each other making memories because of the holiday - whether it is coloring eggs together or picking out a Christmas tree- the key is that they are together spending time.

So as much work as some holidays are - the joy I get back from them is worth every minute of it! I love holidays - big or small - for the simple reason that they make us sit up and notice. Because of holidays and celebrations our days do not just mix one into the other. So I say forget about the bad stuff that comes along with holidays and just enjoy the blessings that come along with them. :)

Friday, January 11, 2008


Here my take on this week's prompt "winter" All of my Year in the Life cars will be double sided :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

My first 1/2 hour...

Challenge #2 - Focus on JUST the first half hour of your waking day. Include details such as what time you wake up and what your mood is generally. Are you usually well rested? Do you use an alarm clock to wake? If so, is it set to music or buzzing? Use lots of descriptive words!

Here goes :)

My alarm goes off at 6:24 am with a very loud beeping noise that jars me out of a perfectly wonderful slumber. I lay there until 6:32 am in a stunned stupor of misery wishing I could roll over and go back to sleep. I finally throw my legs over the side of the bed and with eyes closed put on my sweats and socks (which I keep folded on the floor next to my bed) and drag myself out the the bed. Our room is dark and cold and I again think of my misery. I stumble into our bathroom and go and it is even colder in there - more misery. I then walk down the hall to my oldest sons room to wake him up to join in my misery. He is not a morning person either so we barely talk except to say that we hate mornings and we wish we could crawl back under the covers. We then go downstairs together and turn on the smallest of lights in the kitchen (our poor sleep deprived eyes can't take anything bright.) I make him some breakfast and he eats in silence while I make his lunch and make sure his backpack is all ready until 7:05 am when he heads back upstairs to finish getting ready to go at 7:15 am

There you have it - my first 1/2 hour. I always feel tired when I wake up - no matter what time it is. I wouldn't say I am grumpy, I just would rather be sleeping. Once that first 1/2 hour is over with - things start to change and I finally wake up. I don't drink coffee at all and I wait to eat breakfast until all the kids are at school. As soon as my oldest leaves it is time to get the other two going...

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


blog challenge: Look at the wall hangings on your walls. (family portraits excluded) Post a photo of your favorite one and write about it on your blog. Where did you get it? Why do you love it?
We have a lot of artwork on our walls - we try to buy special pieces when we travel so it was very hard for me to pick a favorite - in fact I still couldn't but this piece spoke to me today. I love the texture of the painting and the fact that it is painted with dark colors but still shows light. I saw this at a speciality store in Omaha and commented to Don that I like it and thought it would go well above our lawyer's bookcase. About a month later, I received the painting as one of my birthday gifts. :)

Monday, January 7, 2008

2 things

I've been tagged by Tams, so here goes...
2 favorite scrapbook topics: Only two? Family (Book of Us) and Me (Book of Me)
2 best places I've been to: Ireland and France
2 things I do everyday: Go on-line and read the comics.
2 things everyone knows about me: I love to scrapbook and I live in Omaha.
2 places I wish to visit: Italy and Alaska
2 things you may not know about me are: I love to travel and I love to sleep.
2 favorite foods are: Hmmm - I really love most foods! I will have to go with veggies (yep - all of them) and Thia food!

Okay, now I'm supposed to tag two people: So, Stacey and Andrea Consider yourselves tagged!

Sunday, January 6, 2008


This is my first card of the year as a part of a "Year in the Life" project. My friend, Suzanne is posting prompts each week for us with the goal of this being a quick little card to get our creativity going. You can see the prompts every week on the Feeling Scrappy message board.

Friday, January 4, 2008

And the winner is...

Congratulations Becky - you win a fun new stamp and $5.00 off the paint the town class!
Thanks for playing along everyone - stay tuned for my give aways soon! :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Back to Scrapping!

I am thrilled to be back to scrapping! Between the holidays and hosting lots of company, I didn't have much time to scrap during December. It felt great to sit in my little room and just play!! So here is my first page of 2008!

You still have until Friday to get your chance at the goodie in the previous post! So don't miss out! :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year Give Away!

Wishing you all a healthy, creative and joyful new year! Thanks for spending part of your 2007 with me and I hope to spend more time with you this year. I am giving away this stamp set and $5.00 off a Feeling Scrappy class to ring in the new year so just leave a comment to enter. I will draw a winner on Friday, January 4th. Feeling Scrappy's "Paint the Town" class starts next Monday. We have some really cool new technique in store for you and the Creative Team has worked up some out of this world examples. If you have registered yet there is still time! Hope to see you in class!