December 19, 2007

My December in photos....

First Christmas Craft, button trees....
Gingerbread House.... Saying "Cheese" with Daddy before church...
Getting our tree... (even Oscar went to the tree farm)
Getting out the red & white ornaments...
Ezra loves the ornaments (between him and Oscar there are always a ton on the ground)Every once in a while I can get them to pose by the tree (this is as we were decorating)... My "free" starbucks advent calendar. I asked for the display model and there was a small mess-up on the numbers and they gave it to me :)

And of course, December wouldn't be complete without sick kids. Poor Ezra had pneumonia last week...

and Cameron had an eye/double ear infection 2 days later but luckily they both had a cute little puppy to snuggle with!

and we had a little PersonalScrapper party this year. It was a blast!!! Can't wait to scrap these!

December 11, 2007

and the winner is....

Thanks for all your comments!!! The winner of the December mini kit is...
Bibi said...
Love the layouts!! Especially the we 3 kings!! Beautiful Kit!!

Bibi - Please email me at erica at personalscrapper dot com with your address :)


December 9, 2007

December 9th - What a happy day!

Happy Birthday to my adorable niece Gabrielle and our friend Greg!

Today also is an anniversary to 2 of my dearest friends. We have been friends for years!!! I still remember their wedding day very well! I was very happy to be the matron of honor at their wedding! Happy Anniversary Heidi and Sid!! We love you guys!!!

December 5, 2007

December brings a lively new kit!

Wow - It is the last month of 2007. Ok, so where did this year go?? I started out with formula for Ezra and now I have a talking, busy toddler! The boys have all grown so much! Andrew is reading so well and kindergarten has been amazing for Cameron.

This kit was fun to work with but BOY it barely arrived on time!! My absolute favorite sheet of paper is the Making Memories GCountdown. Its hard to tell through the computer but there is glitter around several of the numbers. It was so fun to work with!

The Deja Views paper is very nice! This is the first time we have used them since they are started having 2-sided papers. I loved the sticker journaling pieces that matched it.
My favorite embellishment by far were the Making Memories circle bright crystal brads. There are 60 brads in 6 different colors. The layout below has several of the brads and a did a little doodling to enhance them. They look better in person! This is when Ezra was 1 week old. Even though it was in April, I felt like these colors went really well. I also cut the number 1 from that Making Memories sheet of paper :)

I cut some of my scraps into 2 inch squares for this design!
This is my favorite layout I did with the kit. It is probably because of the photo :) I also handcut holly leaves from the holly paper and outlined them in black.

This layout has a few items from the addon this month but was really simple to create:

December 2007 Kit - #49!!!
The great thing is I have not even used my whole kit yet! In fact, I hope to scrap a little more in the next few nights and use it up :)

If you have made it this far CONGRATULATIONS! I am going to draw a winner on Sunday from my post comments and send a little extra December kit grab bag to you :) (Anyone can win :) )

November 26, 2007

Anyone Out there??

The month is still crazy :) I went to the dr. today and I have bronchitus and a sinus infection - fun times! I am glad that I finally have some migraine medicine. I have a bleeding disorder (Von Willebrands) and am very limited on what I can take when I have headaches so I am excited to have an option. I guess it is the little things in life :)

I have managed to squeeze a little scrapping therapy in. I actually pulled out this kit from March 2006. I never really got to use it because it was right before I had Ezra. I like how they came out:

I have discovered that it is fun to do pet pages too :) hehe

November 13, 2007

November is here and I am finally blogging!

Wow - It has been a whirlwind already! We started the month off at the CK Bellevue Convention. We had a blast!!

Things I loved about this kit:
1. I loved the white distressing on the papers!
2. I loved the backs of the papers where they had 4 quadrants of the papers (I used the back on this first layout).
3. I loved the Deja Views rubons. They are so easy to use!
4. The chipboard words were fun to embellish pages with!
5. I had fun covering the chipboard. I even used glitter!!
6. The ribbons were fun but I especially loved the orange and brown striped ribbon!!
7. I did these 4 layouts and still have plenty left to make more paper!

October 26, 2007


TGIF!!! Here are some pictures I took of the boys at the park the other day

Oscar is always following Ezra around:

October 16, 2007

Pumpkin Patch Time!

I feel really behind here. We have had a lot going on this month. I did manage to get the boys to a pumpkin patch last week in between the rain! Here are a few of the pictures. It definitely is hard to get one of the 3 of them but it was nice to get some. They did a few mazes with slides, picked some cool gourds (sp?), checked out all the animals, and then we had homemade pumpkin donuts and hot chocolate.

October 1, 2007

October layouts featuring Sassafrass!

This has got to be my favorite October kit that we have done! (and it is our 4th!). I love the new papers from Sassafrass! We have included 10 papers this month! There is a variety to work with! My favorite part were the Sassafrass borders, journaling cards and circles! I loved using all of these because they coordinated so well!
I knew when I saw these papers that I have to do a Fall page. I had these pictures of the boys that I never scrapped. Ezra was still sitting in the bumbo last fall :) I started by using the glass slipper bling as my background and then added the orange polka dot paper and fruition paper. I printed a color 5x7 and 3 small black and white photos. I added one of the photos to one of the journaling cards and tied a piece of the orange ribbon to it. After a few addiitions of brads, ribbon, acrylic and a flower - the page felt complete. I did a simple Fall title with the alphabet.

Ezra at 17 months. We just got this picture done and the colors were perfect for this paper! I decided to use the circles to journal different things about Ezra at this age on them. I used brads and ribbon pieces to attach them to the papers! I layered a few different pattern papers and traced an arrow to place my title on. The journaling reads:17 months...
You have a great smile and love to Laugh!
You love music and love to dance. You don't like TV but you do like music!
You love to get into everything especially the refridgerator. You love snacks and milk.
You are a busy toddler but bring us so much joy! We love you and are blessed to have you!

Ok so i must start by telling you that this is jenny's idea :). This is one sheet of paper that had different patterns on it. Instead of cutting it up, I just added photos and titles to each of the paper sections. I added a few brads, ribbons and a flower to complete it. It is a little busy but nice to capture these pictures on one layout.

Our baby is growing up!

Our little Ezra will turn 18 months this week -where did the time go? He looks and acts like a little boy now! No more baby...

Last night he slept in his own bed. For several reasons we never used a crib with our boys but usually around 18 months they were ready for the their own bed! We have set it up in our room and he did a great job! He was so excited to get in it. I am sure it will wear off but glad it he likes it so far!

He loves getting in the car with daddy before he leaves for work!
After a date night, we came home and the babysitter said he fell asleep and the cat got up there and laid with him!
He loves to play outside!
This is a dog we met at the park that he loved! He kept hugging the dog!
He is full of energy but a lot of fun! I am so happy we have Ezra in our family!