Friday, February 25, 2011

Flashback Friday

So, I thought it'd be fun to feature some of my older layouts on Fridays. Mainly because I don't always have time to scrap everyday, and I have a lot in my portfolio that I would love to share with you all!! The only problem is that the photo quality is not as good. I have a lot better camera now. I should re-take pictures of my old layouts, but kind of too lazy at this point. :) I also thought that it's fun to see how our styles of scrapbooking change and evolve over time.

Anyway, today, I chose one of my favorites I did back in 2007. I was super obsessed with doodling back then. I mean, obsessed. I still doodle on most layouts. Once I started, I kind of just became hooked. this is a layout about all the nicknames my daughter had as a baby. If you click on the image, you can see a little more detail.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Giveaway Winner!!!

So I was thinking all week that my giveaway was tomorrow, the 24th. Ha! Well, today is the 24th, so I chose a winner using Here are the results:


Here's her winning comment:

Danielle said...
I posted on my blog about your giveaway!!!!

Thanx for the chance!
February 11, 2011 9:38 AM

Congrats Danielle!!! Please email me your address at and I'll get your goodies in the mail right away!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

You at 4 Months

So, I've been DYING to get my hands on the Echo Park, Little Boy line. Just my style. Fun, bright colors. I love EP. Love them. They pretty much can't go wrong in my book. :)

So, Monday, it was a holiday, and I used it as an excuse to go to my local scrapbooking store that I love (in UT, there is pretty much one on every corner) without children. Talk about bliss. :) Grabbed some EP, and was on my way. I just got around to using it. Here's what I came up with:

I kind of used the idea for this one from a previous layout I did of my daughter a few years ago with her 8 month photo. Here's that layout:

I can't wait to do another layout with these papers. They are so fun. Maybe I should have bought more.....

2 days until giveaway!!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award!!!

I had three of my followers nominate me for the Stylish Blogger Award!! Thanks to Danielle over at and Traci over at Scraps of Whimsy and to Scrapality!! Three in one week? I must be doing something right! :)

So, I have to list 8 things about myself:

1: I have two kids, 4 and 2

2: I'm a Native Texan and proud of it!!

3: I love Diet Coke and Chocolate

4: I am Mormon

5: I have a cat named Val that I love/hate. :)

6: I am a professional blogger at and

7: I have 1 brother and 2 sisters

8: I speak Spanish

I am also supposed to nominate 8 stylish blogs I love. Here they are:

These awards have definitely been going around lately, so if you already received this, then just feel double special! :) Hope you enjoy your award ladies! 3 more days until I choose my winner for my giveaway!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Stay Cool

I love summer photos because I love bright colors on pretty much every layout.

Summer in Georgia. Need I say more?

Friday, February 18, 2011

1 Week Until Giveaway!!!

If you haven't entered my giveaway yet, you have one week from today before I choose the winner!! Don't forget to become a follower, leave a comment, and good luck!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Me, Myself, and I

I've said it before, but I'm learning how to scrap for little boys. It's sooo hard for me not to use flowers, and bling, and girly papers. I just love them so much. But, I'm learning how to scrap for a boy in a way that I love.

This layout was so fun. Mainly because I love these pictures! My son when he was just 6 months old sat in front of the mirror for about 20 minutes just pointing, laughing, and talking to himself. It was precious. I was cracked up by how amused he was at himself. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

So Happy to have YOU

Happy Sunday Scrappers!

I've had a good weekend so far. But, something was missing. My Sunday afternoon nap. Well, it just wasn't meant to be. My oldest kicked me out of my own bed because she wanted to nap with Daddy, and I just couldn't fall asleep downstairs in the basement...too cold. So, I decided to scrap instead.

This photo is of my daughter, who was almost 3 in this picture. You should be able to read the journaling (if you can read my writing) in the last picture.

Most of the stuff
here is from the Echo Park, Life is Good line. Hope all of you got some scrapping in over the weekend too!

Don't forget to scroll down to enter the giveaway!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Cousins are WILDly Fun

This layout was a lot of fun for me. It was a scraplift for a challenge over at Krissy Clark McKee's Blog. The challenge is to scraplift one of her layouts....this was the one I chose. Check out her blog here.

And, here's her beautiful original:

Don't forget to enter into my giveaway down below!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011


I've been so happy with all the followers I've gotten lately. I hope you all will stick around. I am doing my first giveaway, and hopefully, it will be one of many to come! I want to continue to get more followers, so that is my goal by this giveaway. I recently won a giveaway off of another blog, and that inspired me to do one of my own. We all know I have plenty of stuff to share. Up for grabs will be a random assortment of some of my scrapbooking supplies. I am even going to include papers too that I have, and some embellishments and alphabets. You know, just random cuteness.

So, to get entered into the giveaway:

1. You must be a follower

2. Leave a comment on this post

For additional entries:

1. Become my follower on twitter, then come back and leave another comment letting me know you did so

2. Share this blog post on your blog, then leave another comment to let me know.

I will choose the winner two weeks from today, so Feb. 24th using

Good luck to everyone out there!! :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

To Read, Is to Dream

This layout was so fun. My daughter was 3 in this picture. She had received a big stack of books from her Grandpa. Her Grandma (my mother in law) had just passed away 2 months earlier, and he discovered all these children's books she had been saving for when her grandkids came to visit. He knew my daughter was obsessed with books, even though she can't even read yet. So, when we opened the package, she immediately grabbed one and started "reading". This was the picture I snapped.

Check back later this week for my very first giveaway!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Got My Goodies

Today, I spent my nap time (meaning my kids' nap time) working on my blogs. I'm trying to streamline things a little and make it more user friendly. I'm debating whether or not to pay someone to re-design my blog for me. Hmmm...any thoughts? If you've paid someone to update your blog look, leave me a comment with their info. I am interested, but not sure I want to spend the money on that.

So, since I was working on that, I didn't get to scrap today. You'll have to wait for a new layout from me until tomorrow. Cause, I'm a little done being in my dungeon. :) Which is actually a pretty decent office/scrap room, but it's in the basement, and if I'm in here too long, I get a little crazy. I got home from the gym this morning and saw a package on my door step. YAY! My goodies from the blog giveaway came. Here's a pic of what I got.

A lot of good stuff there huh? Can't wait to use it all up!

It's inspired me to do a giveaway. I'm thinking later this stay tuned!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Girls Can Drive Fire Trucks too....

I love doing a girly layout about something not-so-girly. Like, my daughter pretending to drive a fire truck. Multi-Photo layouts are always a challenge to me. I love doing single photo layouts, but I almost like just as much, trying to fit as many pics onto a page and make them look cute. It can easily look jumbled, or messy, or like you don't even have any paper to show because there are so many pics! It's a challenge that I can only do when I'm in a certain mood. The kind of mood where you have plenty of time, and can play around with it a ton before finally placing things where they make you happy.

This layout was fun. The journaling reads, "At her friend, Lincoln's b-day party, they visited a fire station. Avery was not afraid to sit on the front after the loud sirens went off. So many of the kids were scared. You never know, one day she might just grow up and decide that she wants....


The bling I used below was actually cell phone bling that I cut up to make a frame

LOOOVE this picture of her sticking out her tongue. My fav.

I'm so excited to have so many followers. I'm also on twitter now. I write about lots of stuff for my blogging job over at Current topics I blog about are Scrapbooking, LDS, Preschoolers, Babies, and Pregnancy. Would love for you to follow me on twitter too!! Thanks for looking.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

I won something!!

Thanks to Betty over at the Grab the Scraps blog, I've won my very first blog giveaway ever. Can I say how much that made my day? I've never won anything. I'll post a pic of my goodies when they arrive. Thanks again Betty!! Make your way over there and check out her awesome blog!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cousins & Giggles Make Life Sweet

I love girly layouts. I do. It's how I really started the modern style of scrapbooking, and it is what comes most naturally to me. So scrapping this girly layout of my daughter and niece just made me happy.