Go Team Jilli-Bean!


Check out the cool chick! Isn't she ADORABLE? This is one of the bravest little 2 year olds I know and I would love it if y'all could help her out by visiting her Mimis page at http://walk.jdrf.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=extranet.personalpage&confirmID=87053618. I know some of you already have and for that, I thank you and Team Jilli-Bean thanks you! Have a great weekend! :-)


Recent creations

I really don't know how I've managed to find time to scrap so much lately, but I'm loving it! Having new photos to scrap is immensely satisfying, although I'll admit, a lot of these subjects would not have been scrapped ordinarily. I'm having to REACH to find things to take photos of, all in the name of scrapping. LOL

We've been getting ready for swim season, so that means lots of yard work.


This is a layout of Caitlyn and her latest boyfriend. I don't usually scrap the boyfriends because they change so quickly, but again, all in the name of scrapping... LOL

Hugs & Kisses

This is the year we FINALLY did it! For years we've talked about shading our deck with something other than an oversized umbrella. This will be great this summer when it's 110 degrees outside and we're not in the pool. :-)

Deck Redo

Next up to scrap, more photos of our silly animals. :-D Thanks for stopping by!


How about some sketch fun?

clap Okay! I mean, who doesn't like sketches?! My friends Mary and Joni have an awesome site called Scraproom Blueprints and they've been kind enough to allow me to drag them into my scheme. LOL

Here's a sample of one of Joni's sketches that I used yesterday...

The sketch:

And my interpretation of it:


I used the brand new Fancy Pants Kraft Cuts and wow! This page, using the sketch and the cut outs took all of about 15 minutes to make. YAY for fun and easy pages!

OH, so on with the fun, right? There are two ways to win a RAK:

1. Go to Scraproom Blueprints and choose any sketch. Complete your layout using that sketch by midnight 2-28-09. (You may combine this for your Book of Me challenge, if you haven't already completed it.) Send me the link to your layout along with the sketch number you used, OR you can email it to me at Mi4Angels@aol.com. Just be sure to put "layout challenge" in the subject line to ensure that I don't delete it! :-O


2. Leave a comment here about whether or not you use sketches and why you do or don't.

If you do a layout, your name goes in twice for a RAK. I will do a random draw on March 1st. Can't wait to see your creations!


Ellie Rose

Sweet Ellie has left this earth to touch the face of God. Peace at last. Rest well, little one.


Bad blogger!

I get the bad blogger award for sure! Thanks to those of you who wrote asking if everything was okay with me. :-) I'm fine, things have been a little nuts, but I HAVE been scrappy! Remember that cute Twiddleybitz gate I showed you? Well, hubby says, "no, that's not right" so I used that one for this project. I wanted to wait to show you until it was in the shadowbox, but Hobby Lobby didn't have them 50% off last week. But y'all are smart enough to see it in a white shadowbox, right? :-)


I'll have another project to show you soon, I just need some finishing touches. ;-)

Do you see the trend here? NO PHOTOS??? Unless I want to go back to 1992, which I don't, I'm totally and entirely caught up with my photos, thus the "projects." This is good, and bad. Good, because I'm able to focus more on my pet projects, such as my book of me. And bad because, well, I have no photos to scrap! I have this brand new Nikon D80, and no pics of interest to take. :-/ C'mon spring! I love taking photos of my blooming things!


My BOM layout

I have been remiss in posting some of my creations, but I will try to rectify that this weekend. For now, here is my BOM layout using October Afternoon and Jenni Bowlin. :-)

Life goes on...

I also got these awesome gates from Twiddleybitz! I've altered this one for a shadowbox project that I'm making, so you'll see this again soon in it's completed form. But isn't it cool how the gate actually opens? :-)

Iron door gate

Thanks for looking and I'll post more later this weekend. Have a scrappy day!


Book of Me challenge 2

Happy February!


And you know what that means! Time for a new challenge! Lets do a layout about our creativity. This does not limit you to your scrapping craft, but in addition to it. What inspires you? Why do you create?

Link back here when you're finished, or post your layout on the O'Scrappy Day board. Go get scrappy! :-)