Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I like this song so much!

Kelsey has got me addicted to a new song!!!

Want to hear this cool song - click here

We had so much fun last Saturday afternoon. I asked Kelsey and Jess to help me add some new songs to my blog playlist, so we sat around laughing and talking and dancing. Kelsey reminded me of an Owl City song that I love called “Fireflies.” I put it on my playlist and so far I haven’t grown tired of it. I love hanging out with my girls (Bre was there, too.) It reminds me of when I was a teenager!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Sunday Before Memorial Day

I was very excited to find these digital photos.

Have you ever forgotten that you have taken some photos and when you come upon them you get so happy?

That's how I felt yesterday when I found these pics from the Sunday before Memorial Day.



Click on the layout to view it larger and read the journaling.

I made these pages with Scrappin Daisies kit - Fallin' for Daisies

For other credits look here

Thanks for coming by!

Monday, September 28, 2009

How's your knee feeling?

Brett injured his knee on Labor Day 2009. He was playing softball and as he ran into third base, his foot caught on the edge of the base and twisted his knee. He has been in a lot of pain. The knee was so swollen, he couldn’t bend it or put any weight on it. He has had to use crutches to get around.

After three days of hobbling, Breanna (five years old at the time) asked

“Dad, when will your knee be better - How are you doing?”

Brett told her “It will probably be a little while - It’s getting a little better every day but it might take some time to completely heal.”

“Okay,” Breanna said, “Well I’m going to ask you every day and say ‘How’s your knee feeling?”

Brett laughed and thought that was really cute but never expected her to follow through.

The next day when Brett got home from work, Breanna greeted him at the door with a big hug. She said, “How’s your knee feeling today, Dad?”

She made Brett laugh again and he responded, “It’s feeling a little better.”

She said, ”Remember I’m going to ask you every day!”

And she has asked every day without fail. Sometimes she forgets when Brett first arrives home but later she will say, “Oh, I forgot to ask you, ‘How is your knee feeling today? - Cuz, remember, I’m going to ask you every day!”

Every time she asks, it makes Brett’s day. Our little girl is so full of love! She is definitely a Daddy’s girl!

I scrapped this page with Scrappin' Daisies kit Me and My Ducky
I did recolor the purple paper strip.
I used Fruit Loop Sallys "Gee Whiz Alpha" for the title lettering
Font is CAC Futura Casual
Thanks for looking

Sunday, September 27, 2009

"Pokey" Ear

I have been scrapping old photos this Sunday afternoon. Brett walked into the room and said "Who's little girl is that?"

"It's ours - that's Breanna," I said laughing. (It's amazing how much memory loss you can have in five years)

"She looks a lot like Brynn!" (our one year old granddaughter)

"Look, her left ear is a little 'pokey' just like Brynn's," I said.

Hhhmmmm - Lightbulb moment!!! I didn't realize that came from our side of the family. I always blamed it on Luke's genes. Guess I was wrong. LOL!!!

Take a look

I scrapped this page with Scrappin' Daisies kit Me and My Ducky

Yep - Breanna and Brynn definitely got the "Pokey" ear!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

New Fall Kit

I just scrapped two layouts with Scrappin Daisies new kit
F-A-L-L into Fall

I also have a template freebie today

You can download HERE
Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Yes, I am living vicariously through my oldest son!

I just got an e-mail from Garrett titled "This is y I'm not home." Attached was the must awesome video.

Take a look

I wish I was up there with him!

On a sidenote - I must get an iphone. Garrett gets the greatest pics and video!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Second Hike Page

There were too many cool pictures, so I decided to do a second page of our hike.

Thanks for looking! Remember to download your freebie template in the post below.


We have so much fun in Lava Hot Springs. Each year, we have our family reunion there in August.

We like to hike up to the "L" which is not an easy trek! But, even though it's difficult, Breanna (five years old at the time) did it! We told her, "No whining allowed!" and she proceeded to beat us up the mounain. Lizzie and I huffed and puffed the whole way. (Wow, I'm out of shape!) Breanna was definitely a trooper.

Seeing down over the valley was spectacular! That view makes the whole hike worth every ounce of effort. Here is the layout I scrapped of our adventure. You can see the view somewhat in the picture of Bre.

I scrapped this layout with this cute kit from Scrappin' Daisies.

The template is based on a sketch by Emily Ahern. She is so talented. She posted 4 fabulous sketches yesterday on Write Click Scrapbook.

My layout was based on her third sketch. I took the sketch and made a photoshop tif. and psd. template that I thought I would share with all my digi-scrapping friends. You can download HERE

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Bre!!!

We are having a birthday in our house today. Sweet, little, Breanna is already six years old. She wanted me to wake her up early so she doesn't miss a moment of her special day. I found this video that I laughed at when I was six years old. ENJOY

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bre learns to surf

I finally scrapped my page about Breanna learning to surf!

I scrapped this page with Scrappin' Daisies new kit

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


My sweet grandson, Charles Luke, had the most fun playing with an arrow. Don't worry - the tip was off so it wasn't as dangerous as you think.
I scrapped this page with Scrappin' Daisies new kit 
I love working with a new kit - FUN FUN FUN!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Designer Digitals Chats

I wasn't very busy at the salon yesterday, which meant I had time to go to the all day chats at Designer Digitals. I love the chats at DD because they inspire me to scrap. I got both of these pages done in less than 45 minutes.

I have a gallery at DD. If you want to see, click here (you must log in to view)

That was fun!!!   That was fun!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

This is cool!

Click here to see something cool at

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Brynn's Crawl

This is my adorable granddaughter, Brynn. She is getting ready to walk but spends most of her time doing the "side leg slide"

I made this page with Scrappin' Daisys kit - Lemon Drops and Gum Drops

Of course I had to share with all my digi-scrap friends,
CLICK HERE to download this template.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Have you heard about this?

Sounds so fun - I'm going!!!
To learn more click here

It's 9:09 in the morning on 9/9/09

I'm a number freak! I think this is so cool.

Of course I am sitting at the computer. It will probably be one of those days where I spend nine hours sitting in front of it's screen. LOL. Just kidding! I have to go to work in the salon today. So I'll see you tonight at 9:09 and let you know how my day went!

Have a great one!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

High School

Braden and Ryan are going to high school together.

I've been so proud of Ryan. He is a senior and he has been riding his bike to school every day. He rides it home for lunch, then rides back to school. He rides about 12 miles a day
Braden started his first year of high school. He loves to wear cool clothes and is very particular about the way his hair looks. He has a deep tan from spending so much time at the pool this summer. He looks great!

Here's a page I scrapped about my special boys.

I made this page with a classic kit from Digital Design Essentials called "Book Bag Essentials"

Monday, September 7, 2009

Freebie Quick Page 24x12

Have you seen the new kit from Bethany called

One of my favorite things about this kit is the the glitter border. It is so cool to use with different layer styles! I also loved the brad, buttons, and flowers!

Here is the double page layout I made with the kit

Here is each page up close

For all my fellow digi-scrappers, you can download this free two page spread by clicking here


This made me smile today

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Garden Delights

Here is a page I just made with the fun "Pick Me Pick Me" kit from Heather Roselli. The kids love all the great fruits and veges that are abundant in our yard right now.

Journaling: You love to spend your time out in the garden. You pick peaches and grapes and tomatoes. You gorge yourself on fresh fruits! You often pick some flowers and surprise mom with a bouquet!

September Desktop

I like to post my new computer desktop at the beginning of the month. I seem to have forgotten this month so - TA DA Here it is -

I got this one from Heather Roselli's blog - She is an awesome designer over at Sweet Shoppe Designs.