Friday, August 24, 2012

A Little ....

Christmas Spirit!

Friday, August 17, 2012

So Inspired .....

Anyone who knows me knows that I love to get my hands dirty when I scrap. I love to play with paints, inks, and mists. For a while now I have been playing with mixed media books. I love how I can create a page from start (a blank white paper) to finish. I have been talking with Coleen, the owner of Scrapbooks Etc., for a few weeks about starting a mixed media class. She was thrilled with the idea and jumped board. I can't wait to teach these lovely women how to let their creativeity flow onto their pages :)
Here are some prototypes I have been messing around with. I have been working on back grounds. See what you think :)
These next photos are a sneak for another class I will be teaching at Scrapbooks Etc in September. See what you think and let me know. 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fall never gets old :)

A little me time.
I am taking full advantage of this interim I have between the boys first day of school and my first day of school.
I have been working on several projects and thought I would share a layout I created yesterday.
This is using Bo bunny's fall line from last year.
I just love these colors, don't you?
They reflect my style so well.
Don't mind the shadows, I took the photo in the morning instead of waiting for noon time :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

School Time!!

I love back to school time. I love taking the boys school shopping. I love buying supplies and I am often guilty of purchasing office supplies for the house because I love new pads of paper and new cool pens. The boys were excited to go back. This will be the first year they are all in different schools. It is a very pivotal year for all of them. Nicholas starts high school, Lucas starts middle school, and Alex will be on his own at the school for the first time. He has always had the security of knowing Lucas is close by. If you know my boys you know that Alex and Lucas are extremely close and do almost everything together. Did I mention the best part? I have a weeka nd a half off before I go back. It is like a vacation or really more of a cleaning spree. I have been deep cleaning the house and getting it in tip top shape to when I am super busy this semester with Church, family, friends, school, and  scrapbook designing/teaching, I can do a quick clean and have the house looking good. I am sure by the time I get out of school in December it will need another deep cleaning.
Here are Lucas and Alex on the first day.
Stand by for a photo of Nicholas :)

Thursday, August 2, 2012


School is starting back soon.NEXT WEEK!!! I think the boys are excited but aren't wanting to show it; a mama can dream. They have their new cloths and shoes. Tomorrow we go for their hair cuts at J C Pennys. They are doing a promotion for free kids hair cuts during the month of August.Why not take the boys? I spend enough in Pennys to warrant a couple free hair cuts. LOL
Check out this photo of my scrap space. I really need to clean it up before I started ANOTHER project :) What you can't see in this photo is the shelves to the left and right of the tables full of stuff as well. *sigh* I would rather make the mess then clean it. Such is life :)

While I am here how about a few photos of the shark fishing tournament the boys were in last weekend. It was supposed to be from 4pm - 8am but they were home by 1am. Not because the boys were tired, it was the adults who had to pack it in. LOL These photos were taken by my husband. I think he did pretty good this time. He is famous for cutting off the tops of their heads but I think I have finally got him trained to take a good photo:)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


The creativity is flowing right now.
I have so many projects floating around in my head that I don't know where to start.
I have finished a few already, the Tropical Paradise Canvas as well as a Halloween mini album that will also be a class at Scrapbooks Etc.
I am currently working on a Christmas project that is turning out so well.
I feel like I have been hit by a creativity avalanche.
We all have those times when NOTHING comes to us.
That is usually when I take a class or work from a kit. It helps to churn up the stagnant creativity.
School will be starting soon, for the boys and for me, so that will limit the time I have to create but with a little planning I have no fear that I will manage to carve out some time for creating, classes, and crops.
Stay tuned for sneak peeks for all of my upcoming classes :)