I have some big news..

And no.. I’m not pregnant.

In the next couple of days be looking for a big announcement from me about new business venture. Moms’ cove didn’t turn out so well for me, but this new venture is going to be a big move for Rick & I and I hope we can have a lot of sucess with it. This will become my new baby and I can’t wait to share the news with you all!


December 8, 2008. Tags: , . business, Life. 1 comment.

I survived my first Speed Scrap.. *whew*

Tonight I participated in my first speed scrap over at Digital Candy. What a blast! I’m going to try and make the others at Digital Candy as well as Scrap Matters as it was so much fun and I ended up creating a gorgeous layout that I don’t think I would’ve come up with on my ‘own’

anywho here’s what I ended up with

You’re 1 today! – Little Man on his birthday diving into his cake.
Created using Angie Kovacs – Just a boy kit.
Ribbon & Elements from Britt-ish Designs – Leave the world behind
Alpha from Christina Renee Designs – Plain Ole Epoxy Alpha.
Font – Pea Cassie

Journaling reads : “Happy Birthday! What a year it’s been!”

well I’m off to head to bed. I’m hoping this yuck that hasn’t made up it’s mind if I’m going to be sick or not has gone away.


November 22, 2008. Tags: , , . Digital Candy, Digital Scrapbooking, Layouts. Leave a comment.

How cute is this??

On my normal daily “blog trek” I found the cutest craft project and I can’t wait to try it. I’m going to be sending Rick off to buy me some dowel this weekend so we can try it

Elf Skittles!! How stinkin’ cute! I found them over at The Long Thread’s blog.  I have to say I absolutely LOVE that blog, it’s one of my favorites.  I love almost every project they list and I really can’t wait to try this one.

Missy LOVES bowling, so I’m thinking this cute little set will be a big hit!

Check out the blog cuz it’s great for craft ideas.. maybe even some for Christmas gifts?

November 21, 2008. Tags: . Being Crafty. Leave a comment.


That I just got to work with! From Armina Designs “not for boys” is a cute girly version of a car themed kit. I used it to make a cute layout for Little Man also earlier today, so it works for both boys and girls.

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Here’s what I’ve done with the kit.. and I’m sure I’ll be making many more layouts like this with it we’re race/car fans!

Speed Racer – Missy & DH on Disney’s Super Speed way
I created this layout using reated using Not for Boys by Armina Designs Alpha is Puffy White Alpha by Julie Marie Scraps

November 17, 2008. Creative Team, Digital Candy, Digital Scrapbooking, Layouts. Leave a comment.

Oh wow! I won!

I participated in a template challenge that Chrissy W was holding, and I went to read her blog just now and found out that I had been chosen along with 2 other very talented ladies that I was one of the winners.

Here’s the layout I submitted

Little Man, Missy & I at the pumpkin patch last weekend.
Created using Chrissy W’s template #8 for her blog challenge & Wendy Page’s – My Funky Fall-o-ween, stitch is from Julie Marie Designs – Little Boy Blue Kit

I am now the happy winner of a $5 gift certificate to Chrissy’s Store! Thanks Chrissy!

Now I’m off to check out her next template for the challenge..

November 17, 2008. Digital Scrapbooking, Layouts. Leave a comment.

sick kids & new layouts..

Yup.. the kids are sick -again. Missy has the normal, cough and runny nose and Little Man is teething like no tomorrow and has a cold, no cough for him yet – fingers crossed.We are having a ‘cold spell’ so I don’t know if that has anything to do with them not feeling great as it was 80 something the other day and now we’re barely getting to 50 at night.  So I have both kiddo’s at home with me today and we’re taking it easy.

Rick and I have started refinishing Little Man’s dresser. Well it’s Rick’s dresser and side table from when he was a kid – he said he thinks he has had it for at least 20 years if not longer. Rick and Missy sat out on the back porch and sanded down the  side table and the drawer fronts for that yesterday afternoon. Then Missy & I primed it and I have put 2 coats of “the #2 miller lite car” blue on it (we picked the colour from Rusty Wallace’s old car, which is now driven byKurt Busch). I forgot to take before pictures as well as pictures of Missy & Rick sanding, but will of course post some “after” pictures once it’s finished. We still have the dresser to do, so when we start that I’ll make sure to get pictures of it going thru the whole process. We also painted the front door. It’s now a shade of “tomato red. We got rained out on Saturday so it still needs a few more coats to make it the “true” red it should be. With it being cold having the front door off at the moment isn’t going to work, so we’ll wait until it warms up just a little.

Last week (wow it’s really been that long since I wrote here) we took Missy to the Cole Brother’s Circus as it was in town and we promised her a reward for her awesome report card. Little Man hated the first 20-30 minutes but was really into the elephants.. they are so cute who wouldn’t like them? On the way out we let Missy have an elephant ride and I think that was the best part of her night! It was a great night out and something different besides going to the theme parks etc.

Here’s a couple of layouts that I have had “hiding” on my hard drive that I wanted to share.

All Boy -Little Man at one week old.
Created using Little Boy Blue by Julie Marie Designs.

Elephant Ride – We took DD to the circus last night and she got to ride on one of the elephants!
I created this Layout using Armina Designs Natural Batik Papers Vol II the rubber band is from Digital Candy’s October Mega Kit – Wicked, Background Paper and buttons by Julie Marie Scraps Country Pumpkin Kit, white mats by Kirsty Scraps.

Where is Adam?? – My Little Man playing his favorite game.. Peek-a-boo.

Created using Not for Boys by Armina Designs and the alpha is Puffy White Alpha by Julie Marie Scraps

Well I’m going to go and try to get a few more things done before Little Man gets up from his Nap


November 17, 2008. Creative Team, Digital Candy, Digital Scrapbooking, fun, Julie Marie Scraps, Layouts, Life, Missy. Leave a comment.

Is it really Novemeber already??

Holy moly, where is time going? It seems like it’s flying right out the window. I can’t believe we are now gearing up for the holidays – Thanksgiving and then shortly there after Christmas.

It honestly doesn’t feel like Thanksgiving is just over 3 weeks away. My Mum brought up the subject yesterday while I was on the phone with her about plans etc. and I couldnt’ believe it. Before I know it it’ll be January and the whole yearly hustle and bustle starts all over again.

Anywho.. Today is the big Election day. Rick votes via absentee ballot, so I don’t have to wait for him to come home tonight at some crazy hour due to the fact that he’s waited in line to vote. The election this year is definitely a history maker. On one side there is the first ever African-American President and then there is the first ever female Vice President and that’s not even the “important” part of the election. Hopefully the next President can turn the country around and bring the US out of the economic slump that we are currently in and maybe make health care affordable for every one. I really don’t have much of a voice when it comes to this as not being an American Citizen I don’t have the right to vote. I can vote in England, but there’s not really much point in that as I don’t follow those issues and they don’t effect me directly. I could if I became an American Citizen vote, but I have to go through a lengthy process to do so, but will probably do it in the future. I have paid more attention this year to the election, only because really Rick has followed the campains since day one and I’m still confused on the whole proces.

Missy got to cast her vote this morning at school and I’m sure will be quite pleased with her “I voted” sticker that she will be coming home with.

This election is important, it will affect the next 4 years of our lives as well as our children’s lives, so get out there, do your part and vote. You have that right, take advantage of it.

November 4, 2008. Random Gabbings. Leave a comment.

Little Man is One Today..

Wow, where did the last year go?? I can’t believe that Little Man has been in our lives for a year, it feels like I just brought him home from the hospital with us a couple of weeks ago – that’s sleep deprivation for ya!

He’s now walking, talking a little and INTO EVERYTHING. He is such a ham – he cracks us up at least once a day. He is a complete joy and I’m sad to see his “baby-hood” over, but can’t wait to see the little boy that he’s now going to become.

Here’s a couple of pictures of my handsome little boy on his “birthday” last year and this year.

During his first bath

After his bath – the nurses mow hawked his hair

After he destroyed his birthday cake on Saturday when we had his party

Little Man & our scarecrow on the front porch – this is from 2 weekends ago


October 29, 2008. Family, Life, Little Man. Leave a comment.

Recent Layouts..

I haven’t had a chance to sit still and post my recent layouts and I apologize to the designers for not posting these sooner.

We have just been super busy with Missy’s dance class, planning Little man’s birthday, I’ve been trying to finish up some cross stitching projects and our normal every day hustle and bustle.

Here’s the layouts I have done recently

Building a Scarecrow – Missy & DH building our scarecrow last year
created using Calalily’s Harvest Kit

The Cutest Pumpkin – Missy at the pumpkin patch a couple of years ago. She found this tiny pumpkin and declared that it was the cutest pumpkin and it was hers. Created using Calalily’s Harvest Kit

Kisses From Daddy – Rick and Missy in August of 2004
I created this layout using the frame, felt flowers, and background papers from Julie Marie’s Lion Safari. The white flower trim is from Julie Marie’s Victorian kit, the brown background paper is from Julie Marie’s Warn Folded Neutrals, the ribbon on the frame is from Digital Candy’s October Mega Kit and the alpha is Cream Typewriter by Meryl Bartho

You are my Sunshine – Missy this past April
I created this layout using Wendy Page’s My Shabby Day Mini Kit

I love you too much – Missy & I in July of 2004. We used to tell her that we loved her very much and she would respond with “I love you too much”.I created this layout using Wendy Page’s My Shabby Day kit and Chrissy W’s template from her template challenge on her blog.

 Fall Card – I created this fall card to send to friends and family for Thanksgiving for Scrap Matter’s Hybrid Challenge Created using background papers and frame from Julie Marie’s Country Pumpkin kit and pumpkin and bird embellishments from Wendy Page’s “My Funky Fall-o-ween” kit, template by Winkasheart.

Fall 2008 -Rick & the kids on our front porch ready for fall.
I created this layout using Wendy Page’s “My Funky Fall-o-ween” kit, Mat paper and leaves are from Julie Marie’s Country Pumpkin, string from Digital Candy’s Wicked Mega Kit.

October 27, 2008. Creative Team, Digital Candy, Digital Scrapbooking, Julie Marie Scraps, Layouts. Leave a comment.

New Brag book album in Digital Candy’s Shop!

The brag book pages I created for this month’s mega kit over at Digital Candy is now in the store and it’s on SALE!!

It’s on sale for $2.99 for 20 4×6 bragbook pages, which will be great for all of your halloween photo’s!

Here’s the preview

Click on the Preview to head on over to the Digital Candy store to grab this great set!

The kit used to create the brag book page is the October mega kit by the Digital Candy Design team “Wicked”. It’s a super cute kit and it’s on sale also!

Again click on the preview to stop by the Digital Candy Store

I will posting my recent layouts and some new photo’s of the monkeys later on today, but I had to let you all know about the current sale!


October 18, 2008. Creative Team, Digital Candy, Digital Scrapbooking. Leave a comment.

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