September 26, 2007

Some layouts to Share

We had a crop this weekend at! It was so fun. The ladies over there did over 185 layouts in just a few days!

September 20, 2007


My friend Jenny got us a little present last week celebrating our new puppy, Oscar. It is the cutest and funniest book ever! Even if you don't have a dachsund, it is a really funny kids book. It is about a dog named Oscar who wants to dress up as something scary for Halloween but his mom wants him to dress up as a Hot Dog. The other doggies already call him Weiner Dog! Go read it :) hehe. Ok - So i had Oscar pose with his new book - lol

September 16, 2007

Happy Birthday Larry!!

Happy Birthday Larry!! (yesterday). I love you so much and hope you have an awesome year! Here is a picture when you were 2 1/2...
and then our little Ezra at one and a half. So hard to see the resemblence - hehe - yeah right!

September 8, 2007

September PersonalScrapper reveals new Basic Grey Mellow!

Hi there!
I am a few days late with this review! I am going to keep it short and simple this month - lol.

I actually have quite a bit left with my kit but have done 4 layouts so far. My favorite part of this kit are the cool brads!! These layouts are all from our trip this summer. I am going to continue to work on the album. The above layout is my favorite. I love the picture of Larry and Ezra. I loved layering the patterned papers and adding just a simple touch of brads and journaling card.

Layout 2: All I used for this one is hte white (snow) sheet of bazzill and 2 of the 6 x6 squares. I cut them in half and hid them behind the photo! With an 8 1/2 x 11 photo you don't need a whole lot of paper and embellishments. I loved using the combination of the letters and brads for the title on the side.

Layout #3 - This is a page with some pictures from our trip to Train Mountain. I challenged myself to use a lot of different elements on this layout. I think my favorite was the acrylic corner and the chipboard frame.Layout #4 - This is page 2 from the Train layout. I hand cut the arrow and used my square punch to work in different patterns on the layout.

Here is a picture of the September kit. Overall I loved the mix of patterned papers, the cool brads, the new chipboard from Scenic Route, the alphabet, the ribbons - Ok - I really liked the whole kit and still have plenty to make more layouts!!!

September 7, 2007

Kindergarten is here too

Cameron has started kindergarten! I can not believe I have 2 boys getting on the bus everyday in grade school! Wow - time is flying! He did a great job! It really helped having Andrew get on with him and make him feel comfortable!

New shoes - Thanks to our friends for a NIKE trip :)

Oscar being cute...

September 4, 2007

2nd Grade....

Andrew is officially a 2nd Grader! Wow - Time has flown! I am so excited and proud of him!
It seemed like only yesterday that he started preschool (here he is in 2003)

September 3, 2007

PaperTrunk kits Review...

We have 2 specialty kits from PaperTrunk! Ok - you probably think I am a little biased because PaperTrunk is a company owned by one of my great friends AND a PersonalScrapper designer. BUT, the paper really is fanatastic! Not only are the designs unique but the texture of the paper is awesome!

BATIK - The Batik line is very rich! It is a great kit for fall but also for pretty much anything. I starting playing with this paper and was easily inspired. I did 4 layouts in a short amount of time!

GIGI KIT: This one is great too! I love the color combination and subtle patterns. Both sets of paper were very fun to work with!

PaperTrunk also offers awesome 12" border stamps! The designs are beautiful and match the papers and there are 2 alphabet stamps also. I can't wait to see what Papertrunk comes out with next. They are definitely one of my favorite paper companies!