Monday, December 20, 2010

Quick Monday Post

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

I had two layouts to share with you today. One is from Holiday Cheer from Veronica Spriggs.

The second is from Snow Angel from Raspberry Road.

Have a great week!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Week That Wouldn't End

or at least that's what it feels like this week. Work is insanely busy, and with Christmas, normal kid activities and finals for two of our children, I simply want to crawl back into bed and pull the covers over my head.

Since I can't, I did want to take a moment to share with you the latest kit, Holiday Cheer from Studio Vivarant.  Veronica has really outdone herself with this kit; it is simply gorgeous and has three coordinating paper packs.

The little girl in my layout is the granddaughter of my friend, Candace. Isn't she adorable????

Have a wonderful Thursday!


Monday, December 13, 2010

Volleyball County Champs!

Congratulations to Rebecca and the Markham Woods Varsity Volleyball team who went undefeated for the entire season!!

I also have a few pages to share with you. Two are from Celebrations from Veronica Spriggs (Studio Vivarant) and ViVa Artistry. 

I only finished one other page over our very busy weekend.  The page is from No Sunshine  from Designs by Helly.  The elements and paper pack are available for only $1 each right now. Check out this month's "Grab-a-Byte" at SBB! 

Have a great Monday!


Friday, December 10, 2010

Happy Friday!

It's just TWO weeks until Christmas Eve! That is definitely hard to believe and a bit scary. :)

I have two new kits to share with you today.

The first is Brightly Shining by Polly and Rufus Designs. It's a beautiful mini kit that is versatile enough to scrap non-Christmas related pictures.  Sophie has included an extra pack of papers in the more traditional Christmas colors. You can see them in my layout below.

The second new kit is from the incredibly talented Netta of Creative Victorian Designs.  Secrets of the Heart  is a collab with River Rose designs. As usual, the kit is absolutely huge and filled with beautiful ornate elements.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Two Posts in One Day

My friend  Holly is a finalist in the ScrapMatters Holiday Card contest. Her card is stunning and is made with Becca's kit Joyeux Noel.  Please vote for Holly! No registration necessary- simply find her card and click on the dot!

Happy Monday!

I have to take a moment for a mommy brag.  Nicholas brought home is report card on Friday, and the girls brought home their progress reports for their 2nd trimester, and all three of them have straight As so far for the year! I'm very proud of them.

I hope you all had a good weekend. Mine was great; we got the house decorated and cards addressed and I watched Little Women with Rebecca last night. As usual, though, it went too fast.

I have two pages to share with you.

The first is from Raspberry Road's new kit Plum Pudding.  I love the nontraditional colors and "lighter" feel to this kit!

I made a free cluster from the kit too! You can download it on the Creative Team Blog.

The second layout is from Morning After Dark from Rakusia.

Have a wonderful Monday!

Friday, December 3, 2010

New kit from TWO of my designers!

I was so happy when Netta (Creative Victorian Designs) and Helly (Designs by Helly) told me that they were collaborating on a new kit, and I even had the chance to name it! Star Cross'd is beautiful, romantic and absolutely huge; I honestly think that the alpha is one of my favorites ever.

I made two layouts, one of which is from my visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Have a fantastic weekend!


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Good Morning!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with lots of turkey and pumpkin pie. We had a house that was full of family and lots of fun.  Of course, I had to hit the Black Friday sales starting at 3 am Friday morning. I think this was one of the best years ever; lots of people out but the lines were not that long.  My valiant niece and daughter kept me company and we hit tons of stores.  I also saw the new Harry Potter movie for the 2nd time over the weekend; all I can say is that if you are a Potter fan and haven't seen it- GO! I really think it's the best film yet.

I have a few new layouts to share with you this morning. The first is from By Becca's new kit:  Joyeux Noel. It's a collab with Stolen Moments and incredibly beautiful.

Here's my layout, but honestly you should check out the team layouts here. They are simply AMAZING.

I also have a new layout for May (Siamese Studio) from her new kit Pink Elephant. This is seriously the CUTEST kit- perfect for babies, kids and all kinds of layout. May also was the one responsible for my new blog design. Isn't it gorgeous? If you're interested in having May do your blog, she will be offering her services soon at her store at Funky Playground Designs.

One last page to share with you today of my nephew, Gavin, and my son, Nicholas.  I don't have enough boy pages and love this picture of the two of them together.  The page is made with Jungle Salvage, which is a collab from Studio Tangie and her sister, De Crow Designs.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Just a quick catch up post

I had a nice weekend celebrating my birthday with my son, Nicholas, who turned 9 on the day I turned 40. 
We went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal on Saturday and it was fantastic! If only there had been no other people there so that we could have enjoyed the atmosphere without all of the annoying muggles. :)

I only have one page to share with you today. It's a Family Heritage page made with Randi Oh's new Family Tree History and Heritage Scrap Kit which she was kind enough to give to me! It is truly a wonderful heritage kit; it's light and full of great elements.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!


Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Friday!

TGIF- and I truly mean that this week. It has been a LONG one and I'm looking forward to the weekend! My son's birthday is tomorrow. Nicholas will be NINE! My baby! It's hard to believe. :)

I have two new kits to share with you today.  The first is Magic Moments from By Becca. It is absolutely gorgeous and on sale today if you are looking for a special kit to add to your stash.

The second is called Princess Party and it is full of all things pink and pretty!  I couldn't resist scrapping the "pin-up" picture of my mom from when she was a little girl.   My grandmother sent it to my grandfather when he was overseas fighting in World War II.  The kit is a collab between Polly and Rufus Designs and Joyce Paul. 

Finally, it's Friday, so that means I send out my adoption email focusing on waiting children around the world. I just had to show you this little face today.  

Lexis is a waiting child from China and is part of the Special Focus group at Families Through International Adoption.  She will be four this December.  You can find out more about Lexi at Families Through International Adoption

Have a wonderful weekend!


Monday, November 15, 2010

It's Monday Again

How did that happen?  I hope you had a good weekend. We enjoyed having my mother and step-father here.  Saturday afternoon we saw Toy Story 3. It was really good!!! If you haven't seen it I highly recommend it. In other news, Rebecca made the "Club" volleyball team.  Her school team has their last game this week, but she will be starting club volleyball immediately afterwards.  This is quite a time committment for her and for the rest of us. However, she absolutely adores volleyball and we hope she enjoys this.
Nicholas and Annie are excited about our upcoming trip to Universal to see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter on Saturday (Nicholas' birthday.)  Thank you Kristin and Megan!

I have a few layouts to share with you.

This one is of my brother and I in - I think- 1971. Mom, please correct me if I'm wrong.

It's from Christmas Thyme from Raspberry Road.

I also made this page this weekend.  The kit is Sweet Disposition from Polly and Rufus Designs.

The page below was made using Dear Santa  from Designs by Helly- an oldie but a goodie! Now, I don't really think that this picture was on Christmas Eve, but I thought it worked well anyway!  This is my mother and uncle in the 40's. Aren't they adorable?


And finally, I made an "art journal" page using Cabaret by Bisontine. I have NO idea why the page turned out this way but, well, here it is! I remember this song being out on the radio-back in the prehistoric era, as my children would say.  I was excited to receive a Gallery Standout at DigiShopTalk and Plain Digital Wrapper as well as being featured on the Art Journal Caravan Blog with this layout.

I also had a Gallery Standout at PDW with my layouts for Head in the Clouds and Winter Bouquet.  The layouts were posted previously.

Have a wonderful week!


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Two New Kits

to share with you today!

The first is the beautiful Head in the Clouds from Designs by Helly. Right now, each piece is only $1 at Gotta Pixel which is a complete steal.

and my page featuring Reagan again!

The second kit, Winter Bouquet is a collab between Siamese Studio and Michelle Batton. It is absolutely gorgeous! It's available at both Funky Playground Designs and Two Little Pixels.

Here's my page with my beautiful niece, Miss Morgan.

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!