Sunday, January 31, 2010

My Lifetime Story Week #4 - my parents

Wednesday was time for the 4th prompt for the My Lifetime Story over at This week the challenge was to scrap your parents. I had a hard time with this one beause I could have written pages of journaling, but I decided just to do a quick bio of them as a couple and as indiviuals. If you would like to read the entire prompt, please click here.  I have to admit that I am really pleased with how this layout came out.

Close up of the journaling about them as a couple:

Close up of the journaling about dad:

Close up of the journaling about mom:

Thanks for checking out my layout.  I did do some other scrapping recently and will be back later to post some of those layouts.  Then I will be back later this week to post prompt #5 which is one of my faves so far.

Thanks for looking!!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My Lifetime Story - Week 3 - Family Tree

Happy Wednesday everyone. I love short weeks, though having Monday off has thrown me a bit and I have trouble remembering what day it is this week.  Oops!

So it is time for week 3's My Lifetime Story prompt at  The prompt this week is to create your family tree.  Here is a link to the details Week 3.  I decided to keep mine simple and not go back very far. There were a few details I didn't know so I left them blank to fill in later when I discover them.

I am proud to say that I created this word art myself with this quote that I just loved!


Thanks for looking!!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

My Lifetime Story Week 2 - Here I am

We started the second week of My Lifetime Story over at Faithsisters on Wednesday.  This week's prompt was to scrap about your birth. I am lucky enough to have my baby book as I go through this challenge and was so excited when I found that there were 2 of my birth announcements in there.  So I was able to use one of the actual announcements on my layout. 

This is a close up of the birth announcement:

The journaling:

A baby photo of myself. I didn't have one from the day I was born, but this is just a couple months old, so it was close enough.

thanks for looking!!!!  Will be back later with an update for Project 365

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Caardvarks New Year kick Off Challenge

I made this card based on the Becky Fleck sketch on the Caardvarks site for their New Year Kick Off challenge. I just turned the sketch on it's side.  Thanks for looking.

CPS card Sketch 149

This is the birthday card I made based on the CPS sketch 149 below. 

Bo Bunny Sketch Challenge

I made this layout for the sketch challenge on the Bo Bunny Blog.  This is my neice, Georgia, on Christmas Eve in her pj's that were a little too short so we got to play with her belly button all night.....TFL



Bo Bunny patterned papers; Bazzill Ribbon, American Craft thickers; scrap tag; misc button

More Project 365 photos

January 6 - I stayed home on Wednesday with a terrible migraine headache. I woke up around noon to find this present from Finn laying on the floor beside the bed...shredded toilet paper!!!  And even better is that I cleaned it all up, went back to bed and when I woke up again at 5, he had shredded it again on the other side of the bed. 

January 7 - I stayed home again on Thursday and when I got up late in the afternoon, I felt well enough that I could go online and check out some of the blogs that I follow.  As I was reading, Finn decided he needed to be right in my sightline.  Kind of hard to read that way!!!

January 8 - I wanted to scrap over the weekend, but I knew I couldn't do it with the pile of "stuff" left over from last weekend's scrap-a-thon, so I had to clean it up first.  It looks so nice and organized.  Too bad it doesn't stay like that.  It was destroyed again as soon as I finished the first layout later that night.

January 9 - I know the photo says that this was taken on January 10th, but it was just after midnight on the 9th, so I am counting it as a photo for the 9th.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE Starbuck's vanilla bean frapaccino's with no whip.  I bring them home and put them in the freezer. Then later they are even slushier to eat than when I got it.  YUMMMMM!!!  Wish they made a light version tho!

Project 365 - Week 1 layout.  If you want to see the photos or the journaling better, just click on the photo for a larger view.

Thanks for looking!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My Lifetime Story Week #1

Wahoo!!  The challenge at has officially started and I am so excited.  This week's prompt is to create your title page for the album you will create this year. More information can be found here

When I sat down to create my title page, I knew I wanted to showcase some photos of myself through the years.  I have to admit, I had alot of photos to start with and had a hard time narrowing them down.  There were ones that I absolutely loved and even some that I hated, but they were me....the true me, so I included a couple of those too. The interesting thing for me was to see all the photos laying on the page together because I realized that I have had the same cheeks from day 1....and I think they are kind of cute. I had never seen that before.  So already this challenge has made me see things about myself I didn't know.  Anyway....on to the layout.  I included lots of flowers and bling because those are two of my favorite things.

Some close ups:

I hope that you will venture over to and check out the challenge.  I am looking forward to the next 51 weeks and discovering more about myself.

I will be back tomorrow with more of my 365 photos...have a good one from today. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Project 365 - Jan 4 & 5

January 4 - Finn in the garbage. I bagged up two bags of garbage to take out with me in the morning when I left for work. Later when I walked past the living room, I saw that Finn had torn them both open and pulled stuff out of the bags around the living room. So I got this black lawn and leaf bag and threw the two bags inside and picked up all the stuff that he had strung across the floor. I go back later and this is what I I had to get a picture before I about killed him!!!!!!!!!!

January 5 - One of my co-workers and friends was diagnosed with breast cancer last september and has been on a medical leave ever since. She was having her 5th of 6 chemo treatments today, so we took a break from work and drove over to see her for a bit. We had all gone together and got her this "Fight Like a Girl" hoodie and cap, which she loved. So this is all of us squeezing into her chemo room for a visit. It sure was fun to see her and she looked fabulous!!

My LifeTime Story starts tomorrow so I will be back with my layout and the first prompt.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Project 365

I have decided to try my hand at the 365 challenge this year. The idea is to take a photo every single day and then have that and kind of your year in review. I have decided to kind of take a different spin and try to find one bright spot in every day to kind of remind me that my life doesn't suck as bad as I think it does *LOL* So here are the photos from the first three days.

Jan 3rd - I LOVE sharpened pencils..especially colored pencils. I know...a rare enjoyment for most I am sure, but it is a smile for sure for me!!

Jan 2nd - this is the mess left over from my weekend of scrapping. Those piles are a pain in the rumpus, but I love to look at them and know what I accomplished out of those piles.

Jan 1 - Who knew that cats even sleep like this. but Finn does all the time and I think it is pretty cute.

Just two more days until the start of My Lifetime Challenge. I will be back on Wednesday to share my title page. See you then!!!