September 30, 2010


First, a layout with some of the Quite Contrary line from My Minds Eye, and a little bit of older Colorbok and Me and My Big Ideas.This picture of Gracie is one of those that you are laughing so hard as you try to take the pic, you are sure you're going to drop the camera. Such a silly girl! I was working on this layout in the middle of cooking dinner no less! Which then leads me to this...
You must try this Garlic Cheese Bread. It's from Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman that we all know and love, and has got to be the b-e-s-t Garlic Cheese Bread ever. Quick and easy to make, but so delicious. I may or may not have had 3 slices at dinner last night, and I may or may not have made more for lunch today ; )

Only 1 more day 'till the weekend, and I'm counting the hours!

September 27, 2010

{Getting in the Vintage Groove}

Starting this week, select Michael's stores are carrying the new Vintage Groove Jewelry Collection by Making Memories. As a Making Memories customer, I was chosen to be a part of this exciting launch, and had the fun of setting up the display at the Michael's in Orange, CA. As soon as I opened the boxes of goodness, I was in love! I can't wait to make something for myself to wear, and might even add a few pieces onto one of my scrapbook pages! For any of you that are local to me, head over to the Orange store to check it out. For those of you in other areas, here's a list of Michael's that are also carrying Vintage Groove Jewelry.
Happy Monday!

September 24, 2010

{Friday - Layouts and Exciting News!}

First, a few layouts...
Tucker's first chess tournament, and he won first place! Ya he was just a little excited!! And then this one of Gracie giggling and screaming at the park. She loves the swings!And for all of you So. California scrapbookers...
One week from today will be the Grand Opening Celebration of Scrapbook Daisies! My friend Martha is opening a new scrapbook store in Long Beach!!! She has had an online scrapbook store for a few years, and now she's going to have a place for all us locals to shop and scrap!
Here's what Martha has to say:
We're just ONE week away from the opening of Scrapbook Daisies. Here is a rundown of the festivities: The store will officially open on Friday, October 1st from 10AM to Midnight. Join us us for our first crop night for just $10. The crop room holds 20 so call us at 562-377-0302 to reserve your spot.

The festivities will continue on Saturday, October 2nd with store hours from 10AM to 6PM . Join us AT THE STORE from 12PM to 4PM for cake and make-n-takes by Ly Le and Nicole Capote. Ly will be making a card using Imaginsce paper and Nicole will be making a 1-page layout using Prima papers. Here's the store Info:

Scrapbook Daisies
3962 Studebaker Road #203
Long Beach, CA 90808
M-Th 10AM-7PM
Fri 10AM-Midnight
Sat 10AM-6PM
Sun 12PM-5PM

Exciting huh! I know Martha has ordered so many new products, I just can't wait until Friday!

September 19, 2010

{Sunday} Lots to Share!

Here's 2 more layouts for Gracie.
Love this one of her trying to do anything she can to get away from Sully!

And this one of her with Great Aunt VivienneAnd of my layouts I posted over at Two Peas in a Bucket (the #1 scrapbooking website, for all of you non-scrappers) was the top viewed layout on Saturday. How cool is that!Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

September 18, 2010

{Happy Saturday}

Here's a layout from bright and early this morning.
Had this one done before the kids were up!The colors are a bit off. I guess that's what happens when you try to take pics before 7:00 a.m.
Hope your having a wonderful weekend!

September 16, 2010


I used some Making Memories paper from my stash,
and came up with this layout for Gracie's album.I had already made a layout for Tucker, but figured she needed one too : )

September 15, 2010


Just when you think you are almost caught up with your scrapbooks, (is there really such a thing as being caught up anyway??) you find pictures from when you son was 3. Now that wouldn't be too bad, except for the fact that he is now 23! So yes here's Andrew, the cutest little firefighter ever, way back in 1990.Have a great day!

September 14, 2010

{Layouts to Share}

Here's 2 layouts I did this morning during Gracie's naptime.I used a little bit of everything on this one.And then made this one from the scraps that were left over. I love when I can do that!

September 12, 2010


Just a quick layout for this evening.
It only took about 5 minutes to complete, but hey, it's done : )
And, that means I am officially caught up with Tucker's school album, with only last weeks first day of school pics left to do. Yeah!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

September 11, 2010

{May We Never Forget}

Remembering back to where I was 9 years ago today when I heard the horrible news.It reminds me too as a photographer/scrapbooker how one photo really can make a big difference.

September 9, 2010

{Long Time No Blog}

Well school has been back in session for a week now, and I think we are finally back into our old routine. I sure am missing the lazy days of summer though!!
I've been progressing pretty well on removing the photos from Clayton's Grandma's photo albums. Some of the photos are stuck on the pages pretty good, so it is definitely a slow process, but I'm having such a good time looking at all the old pictures. I found a little time to scrapbook too...

I've also been busy helping my Mom go through things in her house. She is doing pretty good since my Dad died, but she wants to sell the house, so there are lots and lots of drawers and cupboards to go through. Mom never really was one to save mementos, but my Dad sure did, and I am so grateful for that! Here's 2 layouts I did last night with some of the things my Dad kept. Our old church directory from 1969.And, my Mom's Notary Public Certificate from 1967. Notice whose signature is on there as Governor of California, way before he ever became president of the United States. I'm going to take both of these layouts to show my Mom tomorrow...I'm hoping she will give them back ; )