Friday, December 28, 2007

New Template Freebie

Just a real quick post today! I made a fun template, you know the one I was going to do 2 weeks ago! LOL!!! Anyway! I think this is my favorite one so far!

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Here is my page that I did with the template!!!

Journaling says: Hayden on the Dance floor with the flower girls at my nephew Richards wedding! 2003

Falling For Autumn kit by Ellie Lash available at ScrapMatters

Font: Adorable from

Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Winding down!!!

I don't know about you, but I feel a real let down after Christmas is over. We spend so much time and money shopping, decorating and wrapping. I get so excited just thinking of what I've gotten for the kids, I can't wait for them to open there gifts and to see their excitement. Then Christmas finally comes and they open their gifts faster than it took me to wrap their first presents. By the end of the day I just feel a little sad that all the anticipation is over. Our family has always done things a little different that the traditional Christmas. A lot of it has to do with the fact that we share Hunter with his mother and then my husbands parents do a ton for the kids, really a lot more than what they need. Because of this we always get up very early Christmas morning, wake up our kids and take them over to my in-laws house to open their presents over there. We usually just have the kids open their presents from us on Christmas Eve because there is no time in the morning to open and by the time we get home from everyone's house on Christmas it is usually night time. I really wish that we could have the traditional Christmas where our kids wake us up in the morning and come out to see what Santa has brought them. This year the kids didn't even see their Santa presents until late that night. But the whole Christmas morning thing is important to my in-laws. I guess I sound like a complainer, and I don't mean to sound ungrateful, it just feels so rushed and crazy all the time. Anyway, that is the end of my thoughts on that. The Saturday before Christmas we had some excitement. My little Daschund Paige had her 1st litter of puppies. I don't think I will ever do that to her again. Poor thing had 5 puppies. We own the daddy. Paige was supposed to only be here long enough to breed with Dax but then we have never been able to get a hold of the owner of Paige, so I guess that makes us the owner. Anyway, I have never seen this before and it was awesome yet quite disturbing at the same time. My sister-in-law helped us since she had done this sort of thing before. I thought they just had them and took care of everything but Brigette had to help her with every puppy. Two of them she had to pull out because Paige was so tired she wouldn't push. We lost the runt on Christmas Eve. She wasn't even strong enough to nurse. I was so sad! That was my Roxy that we lost. So now we have an extra dog and 4 puppies. Which makes 9 dogs! Yikes!!! I have homes for 2 of the puppies. I need to find a home for the other 2 also. They are so cute though. Little tiny wiener dogs. I thought I might keep breeding them, but after watching her go through all that and losing 1 of them I don't think I want to do that to her ever again.

On brighter notes, my baby rolled over for the 1st time today! I was starting to get worried because I haven't been giving him a lot of floor time, mostly due to his acid reflux. Tummy time really bothers him and I have to wait awhile after feeding him to lay him down. He's not too far behind when Hayden rolled over the 1st time. Hensley rolled over at 3 months but both boys have been in their 4th month.

I have had some time to scrapbook with all the excitement going on. Here are a few of my layouts I have done for ScrapMatters.

I scrapbooked my kids 9 month pictures which were both done at this Kiosk in one of the mall's here. They do heritage type pictures. Hensley's is done with Rose's Secret Garden kit by Andilynn Designs. I knew this kit would be a perfect match for her pictures. I did Hayden's with Private TMR kit by Scrapped Treasures.(Teresa P.) I love how both of these pages came out. I haven't scrapped them earlier because I wanted them to be perfect!

This page was done using Ellie's Adam kit! I love the colors! It is a perfect baby or kid kit.

This page was done for a Font Challenge at ScrapMatters. Brittney's challenge was to do a page with this fun font You Are Loved. The page also had to have at least 2 buttons, 1 patterned paper, 2 photos and of course the font!!! You can check out the challenge here.
I used Melissa Ortega's Xmas 2007 kit for this challenge. The buttons came from Ellie's Merry and Bright kit. The frames are from one of Ellie's freebie's on her blog.
I got a new printer and a digital photo frame for Christmas. I still need to set up my new printer. Fun, fun, fun!!! I got the new printer so I could print out my own pages, I've decided to switch to 8x8 size but now I have all my layouts on my photo frame so I probably won't print out as many as I was before! Still fun!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Santa Baby!

I finally got my Christmas Cards out, I ended up doing a matching letter and labels with Brittney's It's Christmas time in the City kit. I'm relieved to have them done. I'm such a procrastinator. I took Landon to the mall on monday and got his 4 month pictures taken. I do them every month just because I did it with the other 2. They turned out so cute, I have been waiting all week to have the time to scrapbook them. I used Ellie's Merry and Bright kit. If you haven't already read on another blog, Ellie is taking a break from designing for a while. So sad!!! She has an awesome Quick Page on her blog using the same kit I did.

Here is her kit available at ScrapMatters.

So, so cute!!! Now here is my little Santa Baby!!!

Isn't this the perfect kit for this picture! Now I need to finish some other pages that I have been meaning to get to. Hope your weekend is fabulous!!!

Friday, December 14, 2007


I've gone from having a baby that sleeps all the time to a baby that seems to never sleep. Cat naps, that's what I'm getting from him. It is putting a real damper on my computer time. He has gotten tired of the swing, hates the floor and he's not quite sturdy enough for the walkers and jumpers yet, he is getting one for Christmas though. So TGIF because my husband is home tomorrow. I have also been super busy getting done with my Christmas shopping, I just have 1 more present to get for my dad and I am done! Wednesday night my church had a free babysitting night by the 12 year olds. It was so nice. We took Hayden and Hensley and they had a room for toys, a room for arts and crafts and then a movie room! They had a lot of fun and Brandon and I took the baby and went to dinner at The Cheesecake Factory(yum) and then went to the mall to finish up what we needed from there. It was a fun night!

ScrapMatters has come out with a ton of new products from their new designers! So fun! I've already showed you Brittney's awesome kits, but here are some more available at ScrapMatters.

Here are just a few from Dirty Feet designs by Heather. She has some really fun alphabets, frames and other elements.

Here are a few kits from Sunshine DigiScraps. I love the color and elements of the surprise party kit. Love the envelope! And I love the snowflakes on the Merry Little Xmas, the stitching is so fun.

These kits are by Melissa Ortega, I cannot wait to do a page with her Delicate Purity kit. It has Hensley written all over it. The elements are so fun on her Christmas 2007 kit, I love the popsicle sticks.

This is a beautiful kit from Teresa P. inspired by her grandfather. This kit would make perfect heritage pages.

These kits by Ellie are awesome. I love the elements, I think the Adam kit is so precious and I love the colors of Falling for Autumn. Annabelle is sweet and soft. She also has a preview of a new Christmas kit that will available soon, you can check that out on her blog.

Also available at the store Brittney has her We Zigged and Zagged templates. They were part of her grab bag. These are some fun templates, here is what I did with a couple of them.

I used her blistery paper pack for this one, I also altered it a little to fit all the kids on the page.

This is one of my favorites. I love the stitching. The kit used is Holly Jolly Ho Ho Ho by Andilynn designs, the same kit I used for my banner and siggy.

And, last but not least, ScrapMatters is having a template challenge. The template is from Kristie, a member of our CT. It is a really fun template! You can find the download link for the template at the ScrapMatters Team Blog. Winner will receive a $5 Gift Certificate.

Here is the template...

and here is my layout...

You can find other examples on the team blog or at ScrapMatters.

Whew, that was a long blog. I started at lunch and now it is time for dinner. And my baby has still not taken a nap. TGIF!!! Hopefully this weekend I can put a new template up! Have a great weekend!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Template freebie

I have a new freebie for you! I made this template last night while I was making a page using Britt-ish designs Snowbound kit. I had to dig out some old pictures of when I actually lived where it snowed. Her kit is a lot of fun, I love the penguins and polar bear. So here is my template.

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and now here is my layout...

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I hope you enjoy! I like to make my templates so that you have complete versatility when it comes to the papers and elements that you want to use. Hope you have a great day!!!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Christmas Card

I made our Christmas Cards last night and I have to say I am so happy with how they turned out. I used the 'It's Christmas time in the City' kit by Britt-ish designs, available at ScrapMatters. I also used a little bit of her inspiration from her 'So this is Love' layout.

I love her kit, it is fun and crazy but then you can make it elegant also. She has a new kit today called 'Snowbound', I can't wait to use it but I am going to have to dig up some snow pictures

Also, ScrapMatters announced their new designers...

There are some fun kits, I am downloading them as we speak!!! My husband went out of town this weekend to go quad riding. My plan was too scrapbook all night, but sadly it is not even 10pm and I'm thinking about calling it a night! Sad huh!!! Where did my energy go?