Tuesday, July 14, 2009


My daughter named her first hamster Hammy. She also called him Hamlet, Snickers and Hamburglar among other nicknames. He was a hamster of many names.


On our visit to the zoo, my daughter got to pet a snake. The other picture is of a HUGE snake that was behind glass, (thank goodness)!

Zoey's pj's

We dressed up our dog Zoey in my son's Bob the Builder pajamas one day. You can tell by the look on her face that they definitely aren't her style.

Zoey's Haircut

A layout of our dog Zoey after a "haircut".

Christmas 2006

Layout for daughter's album. Christmas 2006

Christmas 2005

Layout for daughter's album. Christmas 2005

Friday, July 10, 2009


This is a layout of my son. I don't use black and white photos very often, so this was a real challenge for me, but I do like the way it turned out. The paper is from DCWV Stack 6.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Honest Scrap Award

I want to thank my Cricut MB friend, tini, for giving me an Honest Scrap Award! She's a really talented lady and the link to her blog is: http://christinacreativecorner.blogspot.com/ . Check it out!

10 things about me are:

1- I just bought my first home
2- I have a degree in medical office, but teach preschool
3- I'm enrolled at UC to get my Bachelors Degree in ECE
4- I have 2 dogs, a hamster and a tank full of fish
5- I love to cook
6- I am an only child
7- I love old/vintage things
8- My dad has 8 brothers and sisters so I have a huge family!
9- I'm working on 2 albums, 1 for each of my kids
10- I love decorating my house

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Snowman Cookies

This layout is of me and the kids making snowman cookies a couple of days before Christmas last year.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Two Altered Composition Books

Two more altered composition notebooks. I made a total of four (two of each kind). Two for my coworkers and two for our high school interns at work. The red and black one has red bling and clear skittles. The orange one has stickles and yellow skittles.

Young's Dairy

This is a layout of our visit to Young's Dairy in the Summer of 2006.

Mow Guck Layout

I made this layout for my son's album. For some reason, he always called my dad's John Deere a "Mow Guck". He gets so excited when he gets to ride on it and runs around yelling, "Mow Guck!".

Altered Prima Tins

I made these for 2 of my coworkers.

Altered Composition Book for my Daughter

I made this for my daughter.

Monday, March 30, 2009


This was my daughter's first hamster. She named him Hammy and took him everywhere with her around the house. Hammy loved to lay on his back and sleep while someone would hold him. If he wasn't laying on his back asleep, he would lay on his back and clean as long as someone would hold him.

The Napping Chair

My son used to love to grab a warm blanket and crawl up into my grandma's old rocking chair that was in his room to take a nap.

10 Things I Love About You (Son's Album)

A layout listing 10 things I love about my son.

10 Things I Love About You (Daughter's Album)

A layout listing 10 things I love about my daughter.

Birthday Number 9

This layout uses pictures from my daughter's 9th birthday party. The theme was a spa/dress up party.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


My son's preschool teacher took this picture of him while he was at preschool. When he brought it home one day, it almost made me cry. I took it and had it blown up in several sizes. I have to say, this is one of the most favorite layouts of mine that I have ever made. It still brings tears to my eyes when I look at it.

Feb. package from my nsss, Mel

Here is my February package from my nsss (not to secret sister, for those that don't know), Mel. She really spoils me! Thank you again Mel!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sweet Success

Whenever I go shopping, I come home and put the groceries away. My dog, Zoey, always sniffs the bags looking for dog treats. She always drags them out of the bag and tries to open them instead of waiting on me. This time, she had "sweet success"!

Sunday, February 1, 2009


My son and daughter decided to switch clothes and wear each others to see what they would look like. It was really funny and I was suprised that my daughter could fit into my sons clothes!

Sunday, January 25, 2009


These pictures are from my daughter's 2nd grade music program.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pirate on Parade

For the school's fall party, the kids got to dress up in costumes and walk in a "parade" downtown. My daughter chose to be a pirate.

Squeaky Clean

My son has always loved bathtime and will stay in the water to play as long as I will let him!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Ohio Caverns (Son's Album)

This was my son's first trip to Ohio Caverns.

Pray (Son's Album)

When my son gets mad and throws a tantrum, he sometimes folds his hands like he is praying. It is so funny!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Pumpkin Cleaning (Son's Album)

Here is my son and daughter cleaning out the inside of their pumpkins. They were trying to get the seeds out to bake them. My son was scared of the inside of the pumpkin so I put some "slime" on his hand to show him that it was ok. After that, he stuck his hands in, but was never too thrilled about it as you can tell by the look on his face in the pictures.

Chuck E Cheese's (Son's album)

My son loves to go to Chuck E. Cheese's and this is a layout of one of our visits.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Ohio Caverns

This is a layout of my daughter at Ohio Caverns in 2006.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Chuck E Cheese

This layout is for my daughter's album. I took her and my son to Chuck E Cheese and they had such a great time. The closest one is almost an hour away from our house so we don't get to go very often, but when we do, they always have so much fun!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Play (Daughter's Layout)

Here's my daughter's layout for when we went to the playground. Her and her brother had so much fun!

Play (Son's Layout)

I took these pictures while the kids were playing at the playground during the summer of 2007. The playground is one of the biggest I have seen. There is so much to do and they *LOVE* to go there!
You can't tell in the picture, but the circles are stuck down with pop dots and stick up off of the page and "Play" is glittered.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Project 365 Challenge

So, I have made up my mind and am going to *try* to participate in the 365 Project challenge from start to finish. For those of you who don't know what this is, basically, you take a picture a day of anything you want, for 365 days and scrap them. You can make 365 layouts (one for each picture), a weekly, or a monthly layout. The choice is up to you. I will most likely be doing daily and weekly layouts. I took my first picture of the New Year last night at 12:01 am of my 2 kids to start off my album in the right direction. I still need to get them developed though. I think this is going to be a fun but very challenging project. I may give this album to my parents as a gift when I am finished. I think they would *love* it!

Also, before I forget...Creative Keepsakes is also selling a kit that include everything (well, almost everything) to get you started. The kits are sold out right now, but more are supposed to be on the way. I personally didn't buy one since I have enough scrapping things in my stash to start my own scrapbook store, lol, but I think that it would be a great buy! If you are interested, here is the link:


And....here is the link to a very sweet lady's blog. She is offering the chance to win this kit for free! Please check it out and leave her a comment or 2!


Poor Me

Here is my son with his "I didn't get what I wanted! Oh, poor me!" face. Doesn't it just break your heart, lol?


I love this picture of my son. I based the colors for this layout on the shirt he is wearing. It has a red clam on it so I used the sea theme also.

Dandelion Seeds

Here is my son in our back yard blowing dandelion seeds. I just love these pictures of him! Once I showed him how the seeds would float away if you blew on them, he ran to each one, picked it and blew the seeds as fast as he could. It was so funny to watch him. I especially love his lips in the middle picture.

Cards for Card Swap

Here are 2 cards I made for a card swap that I am in. The first card had to contain black and bling and the second one contains scarlet and scallops.

Christmas 2005

Just a simple layout of my daughter at Christmas time, 2005.