Feeling a little floppy

LOL! Hopefully this layout will allow me to show larger views of my pics and layouts, we'll see after I post this. (Well, no it didn't. :-( If you're reading this in Google Reader, you won't be able to see that I've adjusted the sizes so you can see the entire layout.)

I wanted to share a few more layouts that I've completed of Caitlyns baby photos. Wasn't she beautiful? :-)


Baby sister

Welcome home!

Thanks for looking and have a scrappy week! :-)


What is it...

... about scrappy friends that they care so much about your old photos? You know, the ones we all have sitting in a dusty box? Yea, you've got them, admit it! LOL

A couple of years ago, some friends challenged me to complete layouts using the old yucky, out of focus photos and then sent me an awesome prize. :-) Most recently, Terri explained to me why it was important to scrap those photos, to which I replied with a scoff. Pish, even when I did scrap the old photos, noone even picks up those albums. Terri said "Yet..." Now, how long do you think it was before her words crept back into my head? Exactly ONE.WEEK.

While reminicsing with father in law on his 85th birthday, the question was asked of him, "were you a planned pregnancy?" (His sister was a good many years older than he.) That prompted Caitlyn, (14 years old) to ask if SHE were planned and then the obvious dig at her little sister "but SHE wasn't, right?" :rolling eyes: And then it happened, when I heard Terri's voice in my head... Caitlyn asked, "can I see my baby photos?" =:-O

Umm, well, you see, umm, see that box over there? Oh! The disappointment, the shame of it all! :Terri's voice: "See? I TOLD you!" (not that Terri would EVER say I told ya so, but in my head, she sure did! LOL)

So, all of this to say, (say it with me Terri) some day, your children WILL want to see their old photos. Yep, they surely will. So, without further ado, I went straight to 1994 and pulled out Caitlyn's baby photos. Sigh. You know what the coolest thing about it was? The MEMORIES. Gosh, those were really great times. :sniff, sniff:

So you'll be seeing lots of out of focus, wonderfully old, photographs being scrapped, starting with this one of Caitlyn's nursery, which wasn't completed until 4 days before she was born. :-O The journaling says that we hired an artist to paint a Noah's Ark motiff on the walls and blind and that my friend and neighbor at the time sewed the bedding and curtain, which are in Caitlyn's keep box as I type this. We also still have the blind, all rolled up, safe in the closet. :-)


Now, what are you waiting for? Go dust off those old photos and revel in the memories! Just returning the favor that so many of my friends have done for me. I thank you all so much! :-)


Scrap Monday?

We finished up our school year, so now I have more days of the week to be scrappy. Who needs a clean house, right? :-D So today, I scrapped! YAY!

We don't really celebrate Easter, but Peyton insisted on coloring eggs and me hiding them. LOL I used a sketch from Pagemaps and MM Flower Patch paper.


These are pics from last weekend at the winery. Sorry for the blurry pic, but trust me, this isn't some of my best work, best seen at a distance. ;-)


This is a total lift of my friend Stace. Thanks for the inspiration girlie! :-) This is going in my Kitchen Keepsakes album.


Thanks for looking and have a great week! :-)


Family field trip

We have lived in our home in Alabama for over 15 years. Businesses come and businesses go, but yesterday, Glen found a pearl! Just minutes from his office, which is in the middle of NOWHERE, he saw a teeny tiny little wooden sign that said "winery" pointing down a dirt road. Hmm, so he took a little detour and found a quaint, honest to goodness winery that has been there for years! They grow their own grapes and everything!


Today, we loaded up all the kids and the father in law and went for a drive. I love their motto! :-D

winery 2

They were serving brunch when we arrived, so we ate Italian Toast (like french toast only stuffed with some sort of cream cheese filling) and while we were waiting to be served, they gave us a tour of the winery. How cool is that! After brunch, Glen and I had a little wine tasting and purchased 3 bottles of yummy, made in Alabama wine, a merlot, something I've never heard of, and a sweet peach wine that will be used for cooking.

We'll be going back for sure, just Glen and I, as once a month they have a jazz band with their Friday night wine tasting. YAY for date nights! :-)

Friday creations

I've lost my mojo somewhere, so feeling very uninspired, I resorted to sketches for these layouts and used some of my fav papers, Fancy Pants and Basic Grey. TFL and have a great weekend! :-)


He's 85

Change the World


Happy Passover, Happy Easter

Whatever you celebrate, I hope it's happy! :-)

Here are some layouts that I created yesterday.

Caitlyn finally found something to spend her modeling money on. :-D

All Mine!

It amazes me how much Megan and Peyton look alike. And Peyton, 12, is actually as tall as Megan now! :faint:

Cutting Up

This was for an ad inspiration challenge. Another excuse to use my cool Fancy Pants Kraft Cuts. :-)


This is a layout for Glen's career album. I tore it up for a paper tearing challenge. :-D

Keep on Truckin'

Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend! :-)


Happy April!


I love April! It's the time of year when everything is blooming and beautiful and the kids are swimming. Lots of photo ops! :-) Here are a few swimming layouts I've done recently.

Peyton is the first one in, again!

First swim

Caitlyn is second. The look on her face says that in her head, she's saying "oh crap, oh crap, oh crap..." LOL


And last but not least, Ethan. Megan is too smart to go in right now. LOL

horse play

Thanks for looking and have a great week! :-)