Saturday, January 17, 2009

I've been tagged...

Robyn over at There's Always Thyme for...tagged me.
Rules: go to the 4th folder in your photos and take the 4th photo, post and explain...
Turns out that would be this photo from our summer vacation 2007!!! We went to California and Las Vegas for 2 weeks. This is of my oldest son Michael, 18 then and little Kerri, only 5 at the time on Big Bear Lake in California - they had a blast on the sea-doos for over an hour!! It was unfortunately rather chilly that morning - around 63 degrees high up in the mountains.
So, I need to tag 4 others with this....
Ok ladies, how about...
Amy at StinkyToesDesign
Cerri at LittlePinkStudio
Kim at Kim'sCottage
Twyla and Lindsey at TwoCrazyCrafters
Hope everyone had a fun weekend.
Take care, Robyn

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A couple of scrap pages and my new "toy"

So happy, look what hubby and the kids gave me for Christmas!!!
YES, YES, YES the Cricut Expressions - love it, love it, love it!!
I started simply to get used to it, made these next two pages, the "moments" here and

the "memories" here (love this block look!)
These are pages for an 8 x 8 album I'm doing that will just be pages of Kyle, my 3rd child - he's almost 15 - going to be random picks of him as a toddler!

Need to add a few more embellishments to this page though...

I was at a crop the other weekend and I WON - this fun calendar kit - I'm going to turn it into just a year long album though - not really mess with the calendar sheets.

Hope everyone is having a good day - its cold, wet and dark outside - I'M STAYING IN!!!
at least until I have to pick up Kerri from school...

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Sparkle and Snowflake Swap I was in...

I neglected to post about the other swap I participated in: the Sparkle and Snowflake Swap hosted by Holly.
My swap pal Eve in Oregon sent me these lovely blue sparkling snowflakes and...
Gold glittering reindeer ornaments. You should have seen all the glitter when I opened the package, WOW , it was like "magic dust" all around me!

Eve also knitted this wonderful scarf, I've been battling my 18 year old daughter, Morgan over it ever since it arrived! The girl owns over 7 scarves as it is but insists she doesn't have a multi brown one that looked perfect with the outfit she had on...

The following are the items I sent Eve for the swap:
This white ornament with snowflakes and rhinestones...

a package of snowflake tags...

a glittering banner I made with a Martha Stewart kit - HAPPY HOLIDAYS -
I added the poinsettias in between each letter using the Making Memories paper flowers.
Sorry, accidentally deleted the photo I had of the banner strung out.

This cute VINTAGE Santa boot I found at a local antique store.
The red flocking on it was still in pretty good condition,
but I decided to cover it with red glitter - also included candy canes to fill it with.
Picked up a wooden E at Michael's and went to town with Martha Stewart's red glitter,
then added the paper poinsettia and a gold leaves from a pick.
A monogram ornament for Eve.
a cute reindeer embellished gold mesh basket that I added pink crepe paper
(from my friend Binda in Australia and the vintage pink swap)
then filled with french vanilla soap and fizzing bath balls.

All the items together - also sent the gold glittered NOEL and the
little green glittering tree.
Two little monogramed sticky note cards,
a red charm for a necklace
as Eve likes to make jewelry and a
few gift tags I embellished with more of the poinsettias.

Receiving the swaps I did during the holidays made it all the
more merry for me wth two new friends being the best gift of all.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


I did this layout of Kerri a few years ago, came across it last night while she was looking at some of my scrapbook albums. There's A LOT of PINK here - her HOT pink little outfit, the flower and the stripes in the paper. Reads down the side: SHE IS JUST BEAUTIFUL
Nice things come in pretty little PINK bags!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!