Saturday, August 30, 2008

Happy Birthday to my Sweetlings!

Happy Birthday to you!!
Happy Birthday to you!!
Happy Birthday Dear Sweet Annie & Julie!!
Happy Birthday to you!!

That is right- today is my darling
Anabelle's 2nd Birthday!


And tomorrow is my sweetie pie
Julianna's 10th Birthday!


Happy Birthday to my darling girls-
I can't believe how much you are both growing up!!
I love you!!!!


Thursday, August 28, 2008

M2R "Downtown Chic" Sneak Peek!


It is getting to be that time again...
September is only days away and that
means that NEW kits are coming out!

I have been playing with the September kit for
Moments 2 Remember
"Downtown Chic"

I am having a blast!
This kit is so yummy and the perfect colors for fall!

You wanna sneak peek??
You got it!



Know what line it is yet??
I won't tell until the 1st!

Just Enrolled In...


Bring It On!!

More from the Bad Girls August Kit...

Here is another page I made with the
AUGUST KIT: Paradise Cove!

This kit has so many great things in it---
I could make 10 pages with it and not get bored!

"The Lake"

I love this picture of Matt and Annie!
The journaling reads:

"I watch Annie walk up to the water's edge for the 1st time.
She sticks her toes in the lake and then quickly steps back...
unsure... then a strong hand reaches for hers & then
everything is fine! Daddy is here!"

Friday, August 22, 2008

Bad Girls August Kit "Paradise Cove"

I am LOVING my new Bad Girls Subscription!
These kits are PHENOMENAL!!!
I honestly have never seen such eye candy!

I got my first kit earlier this week
"Paradise Cove"

I got some scrapping time in yesterday
and this is what I made.....

"August 2003"
My 2 darling sisters (I miss you guys sooo much!)
Caroline & Ginnie
posing at sunset with the Intracoastal Waterway behind them.
I have always loved this pictuse of them- but was
waiting for the PERFECT paper to scrap it!


That little handmade fabric flower in the corner
is one of my creations!
You can get your own by visiting my ETSY store!

"My Angel"
I love this vintage/ shabby chic style of scrapping!
I have been experimenting with it more and more
and I absolutely ADORE this page!
I just love the wings on my sweetie!

I used grungeboard wings, that I painted white and
then covered with white doodlebug
Velvet Flocking Powder!

That is all for now- thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

First Day of School

Today was the 1st day back to school for my kids!
They were so excited with their new hair do's, clothes & back packs!
Julianna is in 5th grade this year, so she is feeling pretty SPECIAL
to be the oldest in the school!

It was bittersweet watching them run off with their friends
this morning..... I am happy that they are going back,
but I am sad that another summer is coming to a close.
Every year when school starts, it is a reminder to me
of how much my kids are growing up.....
they are not my little babies anymore & I have to let go....
at least a little bit!!

The good news??
I am pretty sure that an *almost empty* house means

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Fabulous Mollie & Mac!!

Here are the rest of my pages for the
2 Scrappy Chix Designs
August kit reveal!

Once again I used all the FABULOUS papers by
Mollie & Mac
I honestly just LOVE this new line!

If you aren't familiar with it,
it was just released at this summer's CHA show!

I had the opportunity to chat last night with the owners,
Darlene & Charlotte
and they were so sweet!
They have a lot of GREAT stuff planned for the future-
MORE patterned paper &
FUN coordinating embellishments!

Be sure to check them out:

This picture was taken of my lil pirate-
Oliver when he was 5 yrs old.
He loves to pretend he is a pirate and most
days, he is dressed as a pirate.
I created this page because I want to remember
"the pirate"

These pictures were taken on the 4th of July.
I just love them!
Annie looks so adorable, and I love that her hair
is finally long enough for pigtails!


"Crowning Achievement"This picture was taken for the
Mother's Day mini album I made for my mom.
I love it this picture!!!
It is so rare to get all my kids together for a
photo and have them all happy!

Anyway- I am a SAHM.
We have chosen for me to stay home and take care
of these precious kids the best that I can.
I do not have a job or a career- my life is about mothering.
This is my crowning achievement in life!

thanks for looking!
now go get some Mollie & Mac paper!!!
{and tell them ZOA sent you!}

Sunday, August 17, 2008

You DO NOT Wanna MISS This!


2 Scrappy Chix Designs
has a wonderful CELEBRITY CHAT
coming up with the FABULOUS brand new company:
Mollie and Mac

Please join us for the fun!
Monday August 18th at 8pm eastern!!

They have a great time planned for us with games & prizes.
It is sure to be a lot of fun!
Here's the link to Mollie and Mac

Here is the BRAND NEW line from
{Just relesed @ the Summer CHA!}
Isn't is DIVINE???
I just can't stop DROOLING over all this GORGEOUS-NESS!

You can be one of the first people to have this paper
and you can pick up this kit for $24.99

2 Scrappy Chix Designs


ALSO!! I am going to leave you with a little eye candy,
so you can see how STUNNING this paper is!
Look at this!


Thanks for looking-
I hope to see you tomorrow night at the chat!!

Monday Chat @ 8pm EST

2 Scrappy Chix Designs

Friday, August 15, 2008

Recent Pages

HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Anyone scrapping?

This first page I made for the August challenge over at
2 Scrappy Chix Designs
I found a great sketch by Becky Fleck (Page Maps)
that I used.
I love the way this came out- I used the July kit from 2SCD-
"Nesting" full of Chatterbox, Scrapworks & Prima! YUMMY!
There are still a few of these kits left- hurry over and get one!


This page I actually just made for fun!
I was in the mood to create a collage type page.
I absolutely love this pic of Annie-
so I started with that and went from there!
(and of course I threw in one of my
handmade ETSY flowers for advertisement!)

The last 2 pages were made with the
October Afternoon "County Fair" line!
I love how they came out!


Stay tuned for more weekend blogging!

I will have the DT reveal for 2 Scrappy Chix Designs!

and also

Info on the Countdown to Christmas Crop @ Moments 2 Remember!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

A dose of FUNNY

When professional cakes go horribly, hilariously wrong.

Ok guys- this is one of the funniest blogs I have EVER seen!

I just spent the last hour laughing while tears streamed down my face-

if you need some humor-


and keep going on the "older posts"- some of the funniest were from early on!!!

Here is a sample:

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A little TOOT!

I just found out that I was chosen for the
Layout of the Week over at
Addicted Scrappers!!

How exciting! Thanks so much guys!!!
Here is the page chosen- one of my favs!!!

I am featured on their BLOG-
go visit and let them know how much much you love me ;)

Friday, August 8, 2008

Just a quick clarification-----
when I said the page below didn't make the cut
for the MMM contest- I meant in MY opinion!
{They haven't announced their winners yet}
I made several pages and then picked the 5
I thought were the best to send in.
This was one of the pages I decided not to submit :)
FOR NOW ANYWAY- I still have a chance :)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Feeling Scrappy!

Well here are a few pages that I have completed recently,
I just haven't posted them yet!!

The first one is one of the pages I made for the MMM contest,
but in the end, it didn't make the cut! Compared to the other pages,
it seemed a little lacking in style.
I really love the page though-
featuring my sweet baby girl, Annie holding her daddy's hand.
I found a poem on the internet about
holding daddy's hand and thought it fit perfectly!

These next 2 pages- "American Pelicans" & "Spring"
were made for the July page reveal for
2 Scrappy Chix Designs!!

We have kit reveals on the 15th of every month
The July kit "NESTING"
is still available and features:
Chatterbox, Scrapworks, Pink Paisley, Prima
and much much more!
This is a great kit that is just PACKED!
Check it out!

Lastly- "Lifelong Friends"
I made this page for an ITTY BITTY SCRAP SHACK challenge

We had to create a page using NO pattern paper!!
I had a lot of fun with this- I used trims and a sticker border
to give the page more texture and color!

That's all for now- Although I have a confession....

SHHH.... it is another one of my secrets.....

I have been buying kits! Lots of kits and I can't seem to stop!
So many clubs are coming out with
and I want them all!
This month I am getting 7 kits.... count them 7!!
I guess I better get scrapping so that I have an excuse!!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Etsy Update!

Thanks so much to all of my dear friends that
have come by my new ETSY store and
made a purchase!
I appreciate your support so much!!

Also! Thanks so much to all of you who have left me
kind remarks & encouragement about my creations!
I love reading your comments!

Thanks to you guys-
I have sold most of my original items!
I have been working hard to make some
items to restock.

Here are some of my most recent listings:

"Vintage Mini Kits"
3 pages from an elementary reading book circa 1911
2 lengths of vintage lace
2 handmade flowers using cardstock & paper
from the vintage reader

Kits only $6.00
Any color combination available!

Also! Back by popular demand- a new 7 layer flower!

This time in a blue/ green color scheme!

2 available- $3.75

Thanks for stopping by!