Saturday, April 30, 2011

my little sebastian boy!

template by tiffanytillman
kit by megmullen
catching up on the boy pictures!!
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Friday, April 29, 2011

my beautiful puppy boy:)

template by tiffanytillman
kit by karla dudley

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this is the way i scrap right now.

for a long time i had a BIG space.
then i started downsizing..not only my scrapspace, but the whole house.
now i scrap out of plastic shoeboxes. and my computer.

a few weeks ago i got tired of buying page protectors. it was just annoying me for some reason.
i freed my pages from the plastic and holepunched them all into ac and wrmk binders.
 there were a bunch of casualities.
the good thing is that on the whole it was a success and the end result made me very happy.

but there was still the issue of the pages with double holes and misplaced holes and just mess:)
this particular page had holes on both sides of the page.
easy solution: i cut off both edges and taped it to an 8x8 piece of cardstock.

i found a few pieces of felt ric-rac in yellow to echo some of the colors in the page, a little chipboard circle and staples.
ALL DONE and an ac binder with a bazillion page protectors.
it's a little spot of happy in an otherwise hectic weekend to come.
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car show DUN, DONE!

using the same templates and sirscrapalot letters. ALL DONE!

museum pages made simple:) sometimes i can be a bit crazy...
i wanted to do something  with my museum pages but could not find any digital kit that would enhance the "museum" theme. too bad, because we make a LOT of trips to museums.
then i thought, it's a LOT of pictures and so many of them were really nice:)
these templates by biografitti have saved me many times and they came to the rescue once more.

i added these neat letters from allison kimball and the same kraft paper i have used by katie pertiet.

i also printed some pictures for my project life book and that is THAT.
all done, YAY!!!!!!
sometimes simple IS better:)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

today's page:)

my pages are getting simpler and simpler these days.
this is a good thing.
i LOVE showcasing the pictures and the stories.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

an unfortunate accident:

once upon a time there was a very pretty digital page.
an unfortunate accident with a hole punch happened and suddenly there were four holes where two should have been.

the creator of said page decided to remedy the situation because otherwise she would have pulled her hair out. 

luckily there was a brand new sewing machine in the realm.
a few steps later a full, bright and happier page emerged:)

straight stitching held the page in place, especially when there is no tombow to be found.

kraft cardstock, chipboard letters and a button completed the look.

VOILA! new page!!!! YAY.

my little sebastian:)

freebie template from scrappingwithliz blog
digital kit from allison kimball
title from 3paperpeonies.
i copied the journaling from my sil's blog.
isn;t he just beautiful? sigh.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Sunday 2011.

we choose to not celebrate easter for pretty much the same reasons we do not celebrate many other holidays as a family.
pretty much commercialization plus the fact that zoe's autism makes it very difficult for her to accept the abstract idea of God. don't get me wrong....we do believe in Jesus and God, but we are trying to maintain the unity of our family. things are difficult enough as it is without adding the pressure of religion to the mix.
so we do things together and make the best of the situation.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

today's scrappage:)

template by scrappingwithliz
kit by karla dudley

template by simply yin and nothing else:)

Friday, April 22, 2011

earth day @ the met.


my 2010 in pictures.

they all fit in an AC binder with no page protectors and it makes me happy.
there's room for everything under the sun!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

one more page for today:)

template is by sgleason via the daily digifiles
free kit by valarie olstro@funkyplayground

i LOVE this karla duduley kit.

just picked it up today @
the papers are soooooooooooo AWESOME:)

dude. spring has totally sprung:)

all papers and elements from karla dudley except stitching from jady day studios.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

evil, beautiful trees.

my allergies are killing me.
every single year the same thing happens.
there is no amount of allergy medication that will work.
but the evil trees are beautiful, no?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spring Break = no scrapbooking

Taking a break from the old blog and spending time with the kids. Hopefully i will be back with new stuff next week:)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

les miserables with miss chloe:)

template by mandagirl and modified
papers and elements by karla dudley:)

FINALLY spring break:)

spring break!!!!! YAY!!!!
 i do not necessarily like spring (my allergies go on full blast until june) BUT...
not having to get up @ the crack of dawn is awesome.
we have planned a few outing to make the tribe happy, but other than that i get to sleep:)
will be back in the week with some craftiness.
have an AWESOME spring break!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


template by get it scrapped and modified
kit by miss mint via the

template by get it scrapped and modified
paper and elements by cinzia

template by katie pertiet and modified

today's last page:)

template by norimereason
paper and elements by quirkytwerp via

everyday things)

as my scrapping stash diminishes, more crafting opportuntities are coming up:)
case in point: i found a box with old cross-stitching supplies and miss devyn went to town:)
i love being able to send time with her doing crafty things and enjoying our time together:)
it's a good thing

template from getitscrapped
paper and elements from ninthandbloom via

Sunday, April 10, 2011

creative block is OVER:)

template by joeylynnedesigns and modfied.
papers and elements by Mari Koegelenberg for
alpha by Brittney at britt-ish designs 
my precious little sebastian got his haircut:( WAHHHHHHH.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

my boys:)

this is the original template as is:) cathy zielske makes AWESOME templates!
i took a few liberties with the design.
i deleted the journal block and made the pictures larger to take up the whole page.
the page felt better:)

i added paper and elements from karla dudley's sometimes kit from designhousedigitals and a line of journaling at the top and called it done.
yup....that's more like it!
the best thing about digital scrapping is that you can take templates and make them into anything you want.

Friday, April 8, 2011

creative block.

i got NOTHING.
the end.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


  • chronological. i have to own up to the fact that i crave order and chronological order is par for the course with my ocd tendencies. yup. there is a need to acknowledge and embrace it. seeing where this takes me.
  • i need to stop taking morning naps. maybe that is why i cannot sleep?
  • organize, organize. it is so on my mind these days.
  • i have so many pretty things.
  • need to USE the pretty things.
  • less computer time= more work done. i am outta here:)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

some 8.5x11 pages:)

template by allison kimball
paper and elements by karla dudley

template by allison kimball
papers from designerdigitals