Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Happy Birthday

credit: Color Me Happy by Melany Violette: Simply Clean Digi Scraps

Journaling reads:

How is it possible that an entire year has gone by since the first moment I laid eyes on you? Wasn’t it just last week that you were so tiny and helpless? And now, here you are. A big girl who can say a few words and who is walking all over the house. It’s gone so quickly - too quickly. I’m not ready for you to be so big already. But as much as I miss your newborn days, your infant days and your baby days, I am loving watching you grow into a toddler. Seeing you discover the world around you.

Through you, I am young again. Through you I am experiencing life anew.

I love you!

Monday, February 20, 2006


credits: Funny Little One by Jennifer Wilson : paper tear element by steph730

Journaling reads:

You know
how to

You can’t help yourself - there is just something about the draw of paint - you simply MUST paint yourself.

I’m not sure how this started but I do know that you are incapable of creating art without also creating it on your body. We’ve given up on trying to keep you from doing it. We just strip you down and let you go.
You have this great saying which is completely true. You will tell us:
“I am artistic!”
And that you are, my sweet boy.


How can you not go shopping?!?! This is a great sale and she has some awesome kits (lots of great boy colors too for those of you with boys). So get moving!! It's sale time!

Ten Little Piggies

Credit: Boy of Mine kit by Melany Violette at Simply Clean Digi Scraps

Journaling reads:
I have loved these feet from the first moment I saw them - so tiny and new.
You’re almost four now and yet, whenever I hold your small feet in my hands
I am transported back in time to when your baby feet where exactly
the same size as the length of my middle finger.
I have always loved your feet - and I still love to hold them in my hand.
They are perfect - just like you.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

My Peek-A-Boo Baby

credits: Double Bubble Kit by Paula Duncan. Available at The Sweet Shoppe

Saturday, February 18, 2006

No Idea Where To Start?

Here is a link to a tutorial on how to create a page.

What are you waiting for? Join us - this is really, really fun to do!!

Friday, February 17, 2006

Come Play!!!

My friend, Shawna, is on the creative team at Sweet Shoppe Designs and every month they have layout challenges you can choose to participate in. This month there are three:
1- Scrap Lift Shabby Miss Jenn (our February Treat of the Month at SSD)

2- Scrap a “My Sweet Life” Page and tells us all just what it is that makes your like sweet.

3- “All You Need is Love”

For all the details, head over to Shawna's blog

And - as a special treat from Shawna, if you participate in one challenge she will send you this awesome kit that she created. I've already used a couple of the stamps and I LOVE them!!

So come on - play with us!!!

Here are my pages:

I scraplifted this page from Miss Jenn's page titled "This is your sister" (;ppuser=15481)

Kit is Sweet Nothing from the Sweet Shoppe.

Kit is called Priceless from

Journaling reads:
You two love each
other so much and
not a day goes by
when you aren’t hugging, snuggling,
playing and wrestling together.
It’s amazing and wonderful
to watch your love grow.
It’s a gift I never imagined and we are all so blessed.

Kit is Love Is by HuniBuni's Creations from
Swoopy and circle stamp by Shawna Clingerman
Sweet Jane Stitching Created by Sandra Boddington
© 2006 Sandra Boddington of

**Edited to add: I have to admit, I think this is my most favorite page to date. There is something about it I just LOVE!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Childhood Cancer Awareness Day

Today is Childhood Cancer awareness day and the Sweet Shoppe has a new MEGA kit to raise money for the cause.

Great kit.
Great cause.

You can't go wrong.
So get going.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Grow Baby, Grow!

credit: Lisa Cohen's kit Sweet Girl, frame created with BrushStrokes by Michelle Coleman.
Both are from (Thank You, Tracey!!)
Font is Scriptina.

Wow. I actually completed a page. I'm amazed. It's been a long four days with both kidlets sick and very little sleep to be had but yesterday a friend sent a gift certificate to one of my favorite digi stores and I just *had* to go shopping. I bought so many fun new things and even branched out and bought some "brushes" which is a technique I've never before used. BIG FUN!! I had a blast learning how to import the brushes and use them...I see hours of fun in my future now that I can change their color, shape and size. :)

I know this page is rather simple but I think it really lets the photograph shine. My baby - she sure is growing quickly!

Friday, February 10, 2006

Q&A Time

The Question:

seasonalkat said...
Where do you get all these kits? Are they from some central online place, or gathered from all over??

The Answer:
Thanks for asking. I obtain the kits from various places. Some are free, some I've paid for. The Rough and Tumble kit I used (below) I received for free when I attending a chat via The pages "Dreams" and "So New" were also made from free kits. "The Crazy Family" and A "Mother's Love" were kits I bought. The same is true for "Sweet Love".

The Sweet Shoppe is selling a collection of eight kits for an amazing price of $2.49. I would really encourage purchasing this set in you want to get your feet wet without sinking a lot of money into it.

Otherwise, there are lots of places that has free kits available for downloading. Click here to see my previous post with lots of fun links.

By the way, Tracey, A's birth announcement looks like you are already into scrapping. Are you? I love what you did - it's GREAT!! :)

Monday, February 06, 2006

Dare To Explore

I made this page from a kit called Rough and Tumble from The kit was given away at a chat I attended last night and then we were asked to use the kit and post the finished on the sites gallery. I actually completed this page in 20 minutes and had a good time doing it.

I really love have this page turned out - it's busy, yes, but I think it captures how much exploring there is to do when you are three.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

"Dreams" and "So New"

credit: Rhonna Ferrer. Corner stamp: Angie Briggs

credit: Copyright ©2005 by Heather Roselli, Soft Sherbert

Saturday, February 04, 2006

"Crazy Family" and "A Mother's Love"

credit: Color My World by Lianne Carper,
font is problem secretary

Still Life Kit (c)2005 by Nancie Rowe Janitz: photo corners, inked edges
Boyish Charm Copyright 2006 by Designer Sara Carling: ribbon charm, ribbon, ribbon tie, alpha charm and brown paper
May Word Art Challenge Freebie, Created by Tina Chambers, © 2005 Tina Chambers
Betty Jo Martin, Coffee Klatch crumbled brown paper
Victoria Feemster: Adore Boy Overlay

Friday, February 03, 2006

Sweet Love

Credit: Kit is Sweet Shoppe by Robin Carlton

Journaling reads:

You looked like such a big girl sitting up all by yourself. I was really having fun watching you pull fist fulls of grass, examine them and then, ever so carefully put the grass in your mouth to see what it tasted like.
What a joy you are to us!

Clownin' Around

credit: clownin'around kit by Dani Mogstad

The perfect kit for my son's silly picture!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Coffee Girl

credit: Kit: Coffee Talk by Ann Hetzel Gunkel

The other day I received a box full of coffee "stuff" and the kids went to town playing coffee store. I snapped these pictures of Kaylen and knew this kit would be perfect.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The Box Car

credit: Kit isLil Dude N Friends by Robin Carlton. Available at the brand new Sweet Shoppe

This is Kelton in the box that he fashioned into a car. This simple box, costing no more than $1.98 brought hours and hours of joy to our home. Well worth the cost, if you ask me. :)