Friday, December 28, 2007

My take for CPS #44

Here is what I created using this weeks CPS card sketch. The materials are from Eyelets Etc. I just love the key eyelet.

Monday, December 3, 2007

ScrapMode Contest

ScrapMode has their monthly contest up at their blog. You could win 100 dollars of ScrapMode products.

Go over and check out the December challenge HERE

Here's where you can check out their products! They have some awesome awesome...did I say AWESOME new stamps!!!

Here is my take on the challenge. This is my youngest daughter, Shay. I added white between the heritage paper.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Well, it has been a little while. Our littlest girl, Shay, is still battling her cough. The doctors seem to think she has asthma. She has been sick with something for the last 8 weeks. I feel so bad for her, yet she is always in good spirits.

I have been doing some scrapping! I have been playing with a kit from Legacy Paper Arts. Here are a few of my creations. I just love this kit. The diecuts RAWK!!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Its been awhile

Wow, it is time for me to update! It has been crazy around here. Our littlest one has been sick, but I think she is finally getting better. We have been battling this cold/lung infection for over 4 weeks.

I have been taking classes for school the last couple of Saturdays. I celebrated my 35th birthday yesterday seems to be bothering me more then 30...course I was pregnant when I was 30, so I had other things to worry about. lol!!

I have been scrapping, but need to post some projects here.

3 weeks ago today, we lost our sweet Saint Bernard, Sadie. She was 11 and 1/2 years old. Her stomach turned and she had bloat. She fought the weekend, but then passed on Sunday. It has been extremely sad in our home the last several weeks. We miss her so much, she was our first baby, only of the furry type. She was the best dog anyone could have and she will be continually missed.

For some reason, I had her outside on Friday taking pictures of her. Here is one to share.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Sale at Scrapdango

Scrapdango is having a 25% off their past kit sales. Their kits are jammed packed and fabulous. Here is a link if you want to check it out. Scrapdango

Friday, September 7, 2007


Whew, I made it through the first week of school. I really like my class, but it was hard to leave my baby Shay, and even harder to take Sydnee to her first Preschool class. I can't believe that my little girl will be starting Kindergarten next year. (booo---hoooo, sniffle, sniffle!) :(

I am trying to be really good with exercising. I am sooo out of shape. After I feed the baby in the morning, I have been trying to get a walk/run in. I made it 2 times this week. I am hoping for at least 3x a week. We will see how I do next week.

I didn't get any scrapping done this week because I have been sooo tired. However, I do plan on scrapping tonight a little. I also have some projects to share from Scrapdango. I wasn't able to reveal them yet because the kit hadn't been revealed in the store, but it has now, so I can share. Here are a couple of my layouts I did. The kit I used is the "sugar" kit from Scrapdango. It is Scrapworks florabella collection. This kit is jammed packed. Check it out at Scrapdango.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

I worked at school today. My classroom is just about ready. I have 22 students this year. I am excited about the school year, but I am sad to leave my girls. I have been on maternity leave since February.

I did another layout. It is my daughter. The picture is a little blurred, but that is the idea. I used Scrapmode papers.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

another sneak peak September Legacy Paper Arts

I did get to scrap last night a little. I worked with the September specialty diecut kit at Legacy Paper Arts. This is my youngest daugther Shay.

Water in our basement

We've had some flooding in the area. We have water in our basement. We have used the shop vac to get the water out of the carpet, and now the fans are running to dry the rest. Hopefully that will work and we won't have to rip the carpet up. It could be worse. I feel for the people who have standing waters. Our area has been on the news today.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

I just finised working with a ladder blank from Pinecone Press. Paper Popsicles will be selling these in their store soon. I altered it to be a recipe holder. I am going to give this at a bridal shower. I am going to ask some friends to help fill it with our favorite recipes. It is accordian style, but hangs down. Here are several looks. The pockets come out too.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Sneak Peak at September Legacy Paper Arts

I did some scrapping last night using the custom die kit from Legacy Paper Arts. This is for the September kit coming, it isn't up at the site yet. My oldest daughter is reading to her little sis. I just loved taking this picture! The "cherish and flourishes are the specialty diecuts contained in the kit. The papers are included too!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Wow 10 years!

I have been so blessed with a wonderful husband. We recently celebrated 10 years of marriage. WE have 2 wonderful little girls, and I thank God everyday for the amazing blessings he has given me. I made this card for my hubby using materials from Scraptalk's DT. I used the Infuse line from Basic Grey.
whew! We are back from Myrtle Beach and I have lots of catching up to do. I have unpacked everything, but need to get myself organized with what to do with my scrapping stuff.

I went into school today to work in my room, I have lots to do there. I have my bulletin board up and my desk set up but that is about it.

We had so much fun on vacation, but I got a cold at the end, so I am recooping from that. My littlest one has her first cold too! Poor thing it from mommy! Sydnee just loved swimming, we couldn't keep up with her. Shay loved being in the pool too.

Don and I celebrated our 10th anniversary on the 9th! Wow time goes by fast!!!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Scrapmode Contest

Scrapmode is having a blog contest. Go check it out. There is a sketch up and the winner gets $100 in scrapmode products!!!!! wooohooooo and goodluck. More info here: scrapmode blog

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I was chosen as a DT member for an Awesome kit club

Scrapdango picked me to be on their DT. They offer awesome monster packed kits. They have a sugar (girl) and spice (boy) kit to choose from. I am super excited to be working with the sugar one!

We just returned from VA with my family. We stayed at a resort in Massauntten. It was a nice time, but a rough ride home through the mountains. I did get lots of picts and will be doing some on some upcoming layouts!!

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Don't you just love a bargain? Wow! I went shopping with my mom today. We went to The Place childrens store. Omgoodness! Practically everything was 3.99!!! I bought for next year. Bathing suits, dresses, capris, name it...all for 3.99. They have the cutest clothes too. I kept thinking, "oh this is going to look great on a scrapbook page!" lol

Monday, July 9, 2007

Another Creation using a kit from Legacy Paper Arts

I finished another layout for the kit at Legacy Paper Arts. These are my 2 sweet girls Sydnee and Shay!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

I have been working on some projects for Legacy Paper Arts. This is for the upcoming specialty diecut kit for August. I just love working with these diecuts. Here are a couple of layouts I have done and a couple of cards too.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Awesome News!!!

I am soooo excited. I was called today to join Rita Maries Manufacture Design Team. They have some fabulous papers, acrylic stamps, ribbons, and flowers. You can check them out here:

Soooo honored to be part of the team!!!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Fun times

Wow, what a fun day we had today.
My parents, grandparents, Aunt and Uncle, and another Uncle spent the day at our house. We had hamburgers and brats. The girls were both really good. Sydnee was able to stay up late. She played in the slip and slide, caught fireflies, and did these sparklers. I was thrilled with how these pictures turned out. I just turned off the flash.
On an ending note...I am sooooo thankful to be living in this land of the free. There is no other place in the world I would rather be!!!

Thursday, June 28, 2007


It is Thursday, can't wait for the weekend. Going to be working in my scraproom today. It is in bad shape!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Check out my work

This is our youngest daughter Shay.

This is our daughter Sydnee. She is very ornery. I made the chipboard stars. I also created the striped paper out of cardstock.

first day of a new adventure

Hi! I always said...nah blogging isn't for me...well I was wrong. I really want to give this a try. For a first post I should give a little blurb about myself:

My name is Julie, I am married to my best friend, Don, for almost 10 years now. We have 2 wonderful daughters. Our oldest, Sydnee, is 4 and full of life and energy. I could right a book about the things she has done, or her great one-liners! Shay, our 4 and a half month old, is sweet. She is rolling over now. Sydnee was an early talker, but Shay is going to be an early mover. She rolled over a whole month and a half earlier then Sydnee did. Our doctor was really surprised. WE are in for trouble. We also have a sweet Saint Bernard named Sadie. She has blessed us with over 11 years. She has dealt with all of the changes in our household and we have loved her more each year.