Friday, February 19, 2010

Scrapbook Saturday

I had a very dear and sweet friend move away about a week ago. She is just one of those people that made friends with everyone she met. Her leaving was sad for so many of us! So we had a surprise going away party a couple of weeks ago. And the special gift that we gave her was a scrapbook with photos of ourselves and family. Then after I printed the layouts, each girl wrote a message on their layout. (That is why I left so much blank space on each page!) I used the same kit for each page so that it would coordinate (one of my favorite things about digi scrapping!). Here are some of the layouts from the album....

After I finished all 12 of the layouts, I uploaded them to Costco to print. I chose to print them 8x8- my very favorite scrapbook size! The gals wrote goodbye messages using a SU marker. Worked like a charm! Then I put the layouts in a hot pink album from Michaels. It is the Recollections brand and I got it for &8 with a Michaels coupon! This was a fairly simple gift to put together and it was so special and meaningful for my beautiful friend!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sealed with a Kiss

I just had the BEST weekend!!! I got to spend an entire day alone with my sweet husband and we got to take the kids to Flagstaff for a mini vacation. So much fun!

So did you gals go to the Daily Digi Blog and get all those cute Valentine digi freebies? I sure did!!! They were super cute!!! So here is a layout made will all free stuff!!!!

I have a very full week with lots of school work that must get I am not sure how much time I will have to stamp or blog. Be patient with me!!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

I enjoyed a fabulous date night with my husband last night and then a family overnight trip today. What a fun weekend!!!

I have a cute and simple valenitne to show you today that was one of the make and takes at my Stampin' Up workshop a couple weeks ago.....

That new little heart border punch is pretty cute!

I don't know if I have mentioned it, but I have been taking a photography class as my local community college. I thought I would just show you a couple of the pictures I took for my homework last week.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


A fun little Valentine that I made using a stamp I got for $1 at Michaels.....

I am super busy and stressed with my school work. And sadly, I must say goodbye today to a very special friend who is moving. I have a feeling today is not going to a good day :(

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine Treats for the Teachers

I love to send little holiday treats to my kids school teachers as well as the piano teacher and the dance teacher. My love language is gifts so I am always sending gifts to others!

This year I really didn't get as creative as in previous years. You have seen this project on my blog before! But it is cute and simple so I decided to use it again! I use the big shot Top Note and small brown paper bags (from Michaels) to make a fun treat bag to fill with chocolate!

The hearts are from the stamp set Love You Much and the words are from my brand new  Well Scripted stamp set. Both are SU! sets. The ribbon is from Michaels and was only $1.

We are off to buy a new (and much needed) TV today and then I have class this afternoon. I don't see any stamping time in my day :( I got my SU order but 4 things were on backorder. And they were the things I was most looking foward to getting!!! :(

Monday, February 8, 2010

Season of Friendship Valentine

I re photographed some cards to show ya!

The card I have for you today is one of the make and takes from my Stampin' Up! party from a little over a week ago. My friend, Jill, did a great job with the make and takes. She knows that I love the Season of Frienship stamp set!!!

I was excited to try one of the new punches! And of course I ordered it!!! And my order is in and Jill is bringing it to me tomorrow. I am so excited and can't wait to get stamping!!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Scrappy Superbowl Sunday

I am about to watch the superbowl kickoff as I type on my laptop. I am not a football fan. And I think it is absurd that the pregame show has been on all day! But I watch the game anyway! I just need my laptop, photoshop, and Facebook to help me get through the next few hours :)

So I made quite a few cards earlier this week. Then I took pics and was all ready to upload to my blog. Then I discovered that I accidentally erased the pictures!!! I was not happy. But I will retake the photos and get the cards posted this week. I promise! (With the exception of one card that I gave away last night before I photographed it. Oops!!!)

But for today I have a few new digi scrapbook pages. I have actually made about 20 pages this past week. But you have to wait to see the fun digi album that I made! Here are a few layouts for the family albums.....

My favorite digi store, the Sweet Shoppe, was having a sale last week and I got 5 new kits! And new kits always motivate me!

Enjoy the superbowl! I cheering for the Saints. Only because my husband isn't! lol

Monday, February 1, 2010

Friend to Friend

I have a super simple card to share today that is all Stampin' Up......

I am such a fan of brown and pink. They are happy colors for a mommy of 3 girls!

As I look at this card I am thinking about a very special friend who is moving away in 2 weeks. I am selfishly so sad to see her leave as she is one of those friends that is always there when you need her. Thanks to Facebook, we will still "talk" often I am sure......but it's never the same as seeing her and her sweet babies! So anyone who lives in Nashville- you are about to get one super awesome family heading your way.

Hope you have a fantastic day! I am heading out to get my hair cut and colored so it is a happy day for me!