Monday, October 12, 2009

OMGosh, was it really 2 months ago that I last posted. Well, it's been a crazy two months! I finally obtained a teaching position - who knew I would be this busy! I am just wondering...WHEN DO TEACHERS SLEEP?! Hopefully I will be able to join the living here again soon. It feels like I am able to finally breathe - of course TAKS is just around the corner...

Here are some pictures of my new classroom - LOVE IT & LOVE MY JOB!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

DT Project

These little cards were so much fun to make! I used paper and ribbon scraps and tons of stamps. The pictures are supposed to tell the story of me - of course what is more me than my girls!

These two pictures (above & below) are the fronts of the cards.

The photo below shows the backs of the cards.

Finally, this photo show the little tags that go inside the envelope cards.

Of course I am the slowest scrapper in the world, but I think they turned out really, really cute!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Christmas in July

Yay for the holidays!! Beth gave me the cutest paper this month for my design team layouts - Christmas and Halloween. Two of my favorites holidays! Check out what I did with this new paper, which will be in at The Scrapbook Junkie soon if it isn't already there :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Lil Sweetie

Here is my new set of pages that I just finished using the ADORABLE new Doodlebug paper. They are just my absolute favorite when it comes to scrapbooking :)

P.S. If you are interested, search Lil Sweetie on Ebay :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

New pictures of William :)

Here are some pictures from our last visit with William. He is soo cute when he is happy! It makes me sad that at 5 years old he has such uncontrollable anger issues which may prevent us from adopting him :(

My baby girl and baby boy...

He plays so sweetly and quietly by himself for the most part. Here I snapped a picture of him playing kitchen (one of his favorite things to do). He was boiling fake eggs and using the oven mit to fan the pot. What an imagination!!

This cute little picture came after a 30 minute tantrum over not getting a real cell phone. He finally compromised and took the non-working one. Then he went out side and pretended he was calling everyone on "his phone." Too cute (once the tantrum was over)!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Perfect Picture

I found the perfect picture for my layout. We celebrated Megan's birthday at Disney World in 2007 and she had her face painted. I printed it out in black & white and added glitter to some of the swirls. This is one of my absolute FAVORITE layouts!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

June DT Layouts are Finally Done!

It has been a crazy and hectic month! I am finally finished with my class and taken/passed both of my certification tests. William has gone back to his foster home for now, and Brittany is finished with her first summer school session. So yesterday I sat down with my mom and sisters and started scrapping. I think the projects turned out really nice.

The first one is a Birthday layout that resembles some of the artwork in my favorite magazine, Somerset Studio. I am still working on their techniques, but it is so much fun roughing everything up and not worrying if I accidently get ink on the wrong piece of paper.

The second project is 2 pages from Prima's new fabric album. I just love the surfing beach theme, and the colors are amazing!

Hope you guys like them. July's projects won't be this late - LOL!

I still need to get the picture on here, but I am searching for the perfect one!

The tag on this page slips in behind the strip. I didn't have much paper left to make these two pages, so I had to piece them together. It turned out pretty cute though with the stitching, kinda like a madras blanket to go with the surfing/beach theme.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!!

What a wonderful day I had today with my whole family! Lots of yummy goodies, swimming for the kids, and scrapping/chatting for the adults. I couldn't ask for a better day!

This was the best watermelon salad I have ever eaten!

Flag Tattoos!!

Yummy Goodies...

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mad Hatter Tea Party

I am so sad to have missed the Mad Hatter Tea Party, but we missed for a good reason. We had to take William, our new son, to meet his new grammy, aunts and cousins. We had such fun! He is such a sweet blessing!

Thursday, June 25, 2009


We have wonderful news! We will be picking up our new son tomorrow at 2:00 for his very first overnight visit. He gets to stay with us until Monday morning and possibly next Friday - who knows, maybe this is it and he will get to stay forever! In case you are wondering, the case worker is concerned that he may be a little more than we bargained for. That's why his first visit was scheduled to be short. However, each time we talk to someone it gets a little longer :)

We are soooo excited!

P.S. - I will be posting my June Design Team layouts this weekend, so keep an eye out!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Two Best Dads in the World!

My dad passed away in December of 1993, just 3 weeks after his first grand-daughter was born. He never really got to know our little family, but hopefully from heaven he can see what fantabulous (as Brittany would say) kids his grandchildren are!

My father-in-law quickly took a place in my heart as my second father - of course he had that special place in my heart since David and I started dating. He is one of the kindest and most loving men I have ever known, and my girls absolutely adore him! I can see clearly where David got his wonderful demeanor from.

My David - one of the best daddy's around! He plays games, reads books, swims, is silly and supportive and best of all - loves all of us so much!

So HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to my two favorite dads!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Just Beautiful!

I love flowers, not the kind you buy at the store (although those are pretty too), but the ones that grow in the garden. No matter if the garden is messy or pristine perfect - I love all flowers, even the little buttercup and dandelion weed flowers that grow in the grass. I wish I had more flowers in my yard, but we are still working on that one. So anyway, I thought I would share some pretty flower pix that I took during Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival last year - I didn't get to go this year so I am reminiscing...

These adorable little fairy houses were scattered throughout Tinkerbell's Garden.

Gosh I miss Disney World! It's where the real world just disappears and we don't think about anything but enjoying our family time together - no schedules, no phones, no computers...just old fashioned fun!

Cinderella's rose garden is just incredible! I am so lucky to have 2 Disney Land rose breeds in my backyard. They are a beautiful bright orange and pink rose when they bloom.

This water lily is from the water gardens in China section of the International Village at Epcot.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Phoebe in Wonderland

OMGosh! I was just looking at Vanessa's website A Fanciful Twist, and she has a link to the most amazing movie ever - I have to see this!


I am having sooo much fun and summer just started! I am in school right now getting certified to be a Special Education teacher. I just love my class, I only have 8 classmates and my teacher is great! When I finish school in the next 3 weeks, I will be certified to teach Special Education children in Preschool - 4th grade. I take my tests next week - hopefully I pass! I so want to teach PPCD in the Fall - that is Preschool for learning disabled kids ages 3-5. Next will be to get certified in Science so I can be a Science resource teacher as a backup in case I can't find a PPCD job. Did I say how much I love this stuff?!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Made from the scraps

With so many things going on right now, I decided that I needed to take a break and pretend like I didn't have 100 other obligations. So I made this little page from the scraps that were left over from making the album. I drew the letters and cut them out. The most fun though was making the little bubbles. My mom got watercolor pencils for my birthday and let me tell you - they are soooo much fun!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Happy Sunday everyone!

My little project, a baby boy book. I wish I would have had one of these when I had my girls...just for the first pictures to look back on. I am not keeping this one, but maybe I will have to go back and make them for my girls with that adorable new Doodlebug paper they sell at the Junkie!

P.S. If you are interested in this little 8x8 scrapbook, please take a peek at my listing.