Thursday, November 27, 2008

What are you thankful for?

Normally I don't get too deep into what I am thankful for on this Holiday. It is a given... my family, good health, and all the things in life we are lucky to have. This year though, I am very thankful for more time with my dad. I had a great Thanksgiving at my sister Laura's then at my Auntie Doris and Uncle Vinnie's. We miss you Paula, Mike Hanna and Little Mike! Hope you enjoy my slide show! These pictures were taken for you. Some people were not very cooperative!! I think I may have even got my x-mas card photo taken today! Happy Thanksgiving again! T Here is my slide show of the day.I went a little crazy with pictures of dad.He actually had a glass of wine! I was shocked at that. Notice Larry's blonde hair and how thin Donna is? Oh... and poor Rachel!! I'm off to go shopping in a few hours! Crazy....

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Feeling Guilty

that almost all of my layouts are of Matthew lately. I have been trying to update my online albums at 2 peas.As I was going through layouts I worked on this summer but never downloaded, I noticed most were of Matt. I did this one quickly with my leftovers from my last Bella assignment. I had made the canvas a month before inspired by an Ali Edwards layout and had never done anything with it. Worked out perfectly.
I am gathering my photos and ideas for my car mini book and look forward to starting it maybe tonight.
Feels like a Friday today to me. Doesn't it?
Hope you all like the new look of my blog. I am quite proud of myself I must say.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Eat tons!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


My family got to see this electrifying energy in person for 6 days straight on a family vacation this summer in the Outer Banks, NC. It was great for me to get a break from all this energy. Lots of babysitters, one of my favorite things about family vacations. Hopefully we will get to vacation together again soon! Lots of great memories.
I am looking forward to putting my Christmas album together, taking photos everyday and journaling. Last year I joined Shimelle and I look forward to her great inspiration again this year. http://

Monday, November 24, 2008

Everyday Moments

On the way to school this morning...
Mom: "Hurry Up Matt your gona have to get a late slip"!
Matt: "And why do I care about that?".
Simply precious.
Yesterday, I made sheets for Danielle and Matt to write their x-mas list on thinking I could somehow make a page with it after. My plan was to cut them down to 8x10 and add a photo of them writing their list. Matt was very into it and got very creative with his. He used the whole 12x12 and got some very cool illustrations down for Santa. I am going to have to rethink my page design now.
Number one on his wish list was an ipod VIDEO. Can't believe it. What happened to the very big star wars ship? Very torn about that request. He is only six. Wonder what Santa will think....?
Happy Monday everyone. Looking forward to Thanksgiving and no school routines for a few days.
Almost done with my OLW about energy. Will post later today.
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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Novemeber Bella layouts and Jenni Calender

I know pictures from '06 that I haven't scrapped. Crazy with all the scrapping that I do. That is one of the reasons I like designing for Bella because it makes me get things done!
The calender is a free digital printout from Heidi Swapp's website I just happened to run across while doing my daily blog reading. Scroll down to the Nov 8th entry titled enjoy. Also some great thanksgiving tags for printing.
Looking forward to working on my next Bella project which is a car mini book birthday project. I think I have 2 or 3 of Matthew's birthdays left to scrap so .... no problem!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

5th layout

this one didn't post the first time for some reason...

November Jenni kit

5 pages out of this great kit so far. I added very little to them, just some of my recent vintage paper finds, pages from an old music book, a vintage ledger and and old almanac. They went so well with this kit. Can't wait to see what she has instore for December!

Hello Tuesday...

I didn't take one photo on Halloween. I don't even remember why. Maybe it was because my kids were the same thing 2 years in a row. Well, technically Matt was Luke Skywalker last year and this year Bobba Fett. Thankfully my good friend Lisa took some, so I had something to scrap. As you can tell vintage stuff is my trend right now. This page was created around a book page taken out of an old Golden Book. Matthew made the bat in the background at school I crumpled it up and stapled it so it would fit. It was a very fun page to create! Lots of stuff going on.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sneek Peek

I love the feeling when I get things accomplished. I am on target with my Stories in Hand and my 25 Days Until Christmas books. They are not complete but started and I thought I would share to get you inspired! Last year I worked on my x-mas album as I went along and didn't have it all put together prior to Dec 1st and none of my days were numbered. This year I will be ready to roll and fill in each day.
More pictures and info to come!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Our Joe!

Isn't this picture great! In Delaware after the elections it is their tradition to gather and read the numbers out to the public. This had been done for centuries and my sister tells me Joe has never missed it. He was there on Thursday with a ton of secret service men. My sister got this shot of him stepping out of his horse drawn carriage against secret service advice. The loosing opponents ride in the same car in opposite seats. Joe's declined. Very cool that she got to experience this.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Lots of Scrapping done this weekend...

The first layout I did for Isa. Such a great photo taken one day of Eva while we were picking up Danielle from school.
The second layout I love love love the way it turned out. The small photos with the art stroke around them make it. Going to do a general magazine submission for this one. Wish me luck!!! All the items for this layout are from Bella Art. :) So glad they are so close!!!
I am finishing up my day in the life album, getting ready to start my December daily album, working on my next class, and finishing up a few more layouts I started this weekend. Looking forward to getting my Jenni kit too.
Tomorrow we will have a new President! Can't wait to find out who it is. I will be spending more of the day going around to polls with Greg. So fun! I hope it is a huge turnout.
Happy Monday everyone. Stop eating all the kids candy!!! :)