Monday, October 30, 2006


Hi! hope the wk. end was good to everyone. It always seems to go by way too fast! Not much new here. Had a halloween party to attend and a soccer game that ended the season. Here is a pict. of the girls. Lauren is the second from the end. Such a cute group of girls...
and there is a story behind the layout....if i could slow down and read directions more carefully....i saw that maya road was having a design team call. i love their products! embellishments are my favorite! i love a good pattern paper too but fun embellishments just do the trick! so anyway....i crank out this layout, load it, send it etc.... THEN i go back and re-read their call w/ the details etc....turns out they wanted a "project" not a i frantically e-mailed them and thank goodness they didn't seem too annoyed with my lack of ability to follow directions....i created a project and sent that off....whew!
anyway...have a safe halloween!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


hi....been a while since i've posted.... so i just thought i'd pop in here and show off my daughters kindergarten picture. i was pleasantly surprised! i was expecting the cheesy smirk, i don't wanna take this photo kind of look....but she actually smiled nice....and looks so cute....(ok, so that's a mothers opinion!) before i dropped her off i made sure to tell her not to let anyone do anything funny with her hair! ha ha (only a mother would give that advice!) i remember some of the frumpy helpers that would volunteer to help the students before getting their pictures taken....they'd comb your hair all funny, paste it down to your forehead or lick their fingers and wet down your hair. yuk! so needless to say this picture of lauren was a nice surprise! (the blue background was a bit brighter than i thought it would be though! yikes)
have a good week!

Sunday, October 15, 2006


Hi! wow, it's been a while since i've posted...been a crazy few weeks.... my in-laws just left this morning after a weeks long visit. had a great time with them! i love having company! we've lived so far away from family for so long that it's such a joy to have family around whenever we can! we still live 800 miles away from them but at least it's a car ride vs. a 7 hour flight.
well, i celebrated my birthday this past week and my dear hubby got me the most awesome gift!!!! yup, a canon eos digital rebel xti! he also bought me an additional lens but i can't recall it's size..... i'm still learning but have played a little bit and love it! it's so fast! now i just need a new photo printer and i'll be set! ha ha (x-mas is just around the corner, right!)
i haven't worked on many layouts this past week...i did get a nice little e-mail from CK wanting a layout from me! first time being published in CK!!! very excited. i'm sure you've all heard the sad news about Scrapbook Answers? if not, their closing up shop. the pub. co. decided to close them up.....but none-the-less it's sad! there will be one more issue coming out, the november issue. so look for that!
thought i'd share a few layouts....the green layout is for Creative Xpress DT this month...we had to create a layout using our favorite color (i don't have just one but chose green as it's one of my favorites) and the hog heaven layout was just for fun... have a great week!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Random Stuff....

Hi....i really don't have anything all that exciting to chat about...but i wanted to share a few Li'l Davis layouts i did for their booth at Memory Trends.... each layout has something new that their bringing out at the glitter garden, printed flowers and the rockstar rounders....
to answer your question michelle...about the circles...for the bigger circles i used my coluzzle nested circles and for the smaller ones i have a sizzix die. i never thought i would use a coluzzle template for anything...until i had an assignment at CX....i LOVE it...i use it all of the time.
that's all for now....have to get back at it!