Wednesday, December 31, 2008

~*bYe bYe nEw yeArs!...*~

...move on by cuz Valentine's Day is up next! And that always brings about MY favorite material to scrap. I have a 5 year tradition doing Valentine's portraits of my kids. I'm sure I'll get some protesting from my son this year, but I'll win that battle, I guarantee you!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

~* oh la la *~ mY nEw yeaR's reS!

I am starting one of my New Year's resolutions early, and that is to re-scrap pages I loathe that I made long ago! I promised myself I would never do that because what I made earlier was my style then, and it was the trend at the time. But sorry to say, I just can't look at some of the layouts without getting irritated! My happy medium is to try to keep some elements the same & just jazz it up a little! So here, I kept the trio of pictures exactly the same, used a more modern patterned paper that matched Ava's dress, some florals, ribbons, rhinestones, a vintage piece & stick pin. Then for the title, I wanted the background to look like the headband Ava is wearing in the photos. My goal is to always try to match my photos as close as I can with paper & embellishments. And I always try to add some sp*rKle!
Maybe next time I'll be brave enough to show you a 'before & after!' We'll see!
Happy New Year Everyone!!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

~* our family dollhouse *~

Our Family Dollhouse!
This was a shadowbox kit from A Kiss on the Chic.
Pop dots give the photos a nice, dimensional effect inside the shadowbox.
Don't forget the bling for sparKle!


Saturday, December 20, 2008

~* Peaches Gifts ~ Holiday Giveaways! *~

Peaches Gifts has been doing holiday giveaways, and look what arrived at my house today!!!!!!! I was SO surprised to have won something, and the gift was unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!
It's not to late to enter. Just sign up for their mailing list or make a purchase btwn
now and the 25th and you're automatically entered!
A HUGE thank you to Peaches Gifts and check out their awesome scrapbooking items at:

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

~* yoU meLt mY heArt *~

I'm a Badddd Girl!
I got my first Bad Girls kit, and let me tell ya, it rocks!
This was the December Santa's Candyland Cottage kit, soooo cute!
Here I did some funky fringe cutting to border my photo. I also used some blue ink, rhinestones and lots of glitter for sparKle! This photo of my kids was my Christmas Card photo from 2005, and they definitely do melt my heart! Hey, it's snowing here in Dallas now!!!!!!
What a perfect layout to post today! xOxO

Monday, December 15, 2008

Scrapbooking from the Inside Out!

I am very excited to have been chosen to be a Guest Designer for an upcoming kit from
Scrapbooking from the Inside Out! I'll announce which month will be mine soon!
Below is the December Regret Kit which is available now:

Scrapbooking from the Inside Out! Check them out!!!!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


We are so excited our son is playing for Coach Tara and the Sonics! They are 2-0 and looking GREAT! Way to go No. 7!!!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

my PINK stilettos

Well, so much for the Pink Stilettos. That's my fantasy football team that got crushed in the playoffs due to a cute quarterback who shall remain nameless :

Oh well, the Pink Stilettos will make a comeback next year! And Tony, you're being replaced by Donovan McNabb!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's what I get for cheating on my team with a Cowboy!

Hmmmm, now there's some serious 'boy candy' going on here! This calls for a layout! I'm inspired now! xOxO

Friday, December 5, 2008

~* SanTa BabiEs *~

Santa Babies!
A Kiss on the Chic's ' Very Vintage Christmas' Main Kit combined with some vintage baubles were used on this layout of my children from Christmas past.
ho ho ho~ xOxO

Thursday, December 4, 2008

~* tiMe fliEs *~

I can't believe that my baby girl is in Kindergarten!
Making Memories "Delaney" patterned scallop paper was a fun background for Ava's colorful Kindergarten photo. I added paper lace, ribbon, letter stickers, rhinestone border, Jenni Bowlin die cut, silk flower, Heidi Swapp clock & wings, & vintage book page & brooch.