Sunday, August 30, 2009


One of the things I miss of our old house is the plum tree. Our new house does not have a fruit tree and we haven't finished our vegetable garden yet. So today our renters moved out of our old house and we had a chance to pick the ripe plums in the backyard. It was so fun. We all worked together to fill our bags with plums. Shayne decided we're going to have a plum stand (think lemonade stand) tomorrow. If you're driving down 148th in South Everett keeps your eyes open for us. The plums are so yummy!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Birthday card

I got to play with the Slice earlier this week. It really is as cool as they say it is. Here is a birthday card I made for Steve using an owl I cut with the Slice.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Its Friday

I completed another challenge for Scraptiffany. This week's challenge was to scrap the theme "time". I thought about the challenge all week long. I kept thinking about songs with the word time in them like; Time..... is on your side (which makes me think of the scary movie FALLEN) or Time keeps on ticking, ticking, ticking into the future (which I'm not sure if that's even a popular song). Then I thought about "Once upon a time..." and our princess Alexis. But then I came across pictures of Steve and the kids in Times Square. So I went with "a moment in Time (square)"

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I just finished my layout for the Summer Senses week 4 Challenge at This week was about the Tastes of Summer. So the kids and I went to Dairy Queen to shoot some pics. We had fun and some yummy, yummy ice cream.

All about scrapbooking...

Last night I took at mini album class at Lasting Memories in Lynnwood with Tamara.

I learned that (or really everyone who was there with me learned that) I have a problem with perfectionism. I just couldn't handle it when my page didn't look exactly like the one on display. Luckily Tamara helped me through my mini crisis :) Its turned out great and I just couldn't wait to put pictures in the album. This album is for Shayne and I'm so excited to give it to him when he gets home from his sleepover. So here is the (mostly) finished mini album, ME.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

What are crops for?

I just wanted to share that I scrapbooked at the store today with my BFFs for 4 1/2 hours and didn't get 1 layout finished. I spent so much of the time talking. But isn't that really why we scrapbook in groups, its really just an excuse to hang out together. I love it!

I did get a mini album completed in a class after our crop. I'll have to post pictures tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Steven!

My wonderful husband turns 31 today. So the kids and I decided to bake daddy a cake. But we couldn't bake just 1 cake because 1 person wanted chocolate frosting and the other vanilla frosting so we ended up with 2 cakes. And when I stepped out of the room to answer the phone they went crazy with the sprinkles. Happy birthday!

Getting Started

It seems everyone has a blog nowadays. I don't like to do things just because everyone else is doing it but at the same time I thought it could be fun. I have thoughts that I'd like to share with the world. I have projects I'd like to show off. So we'll see how it goes. Here goes...