…gotta love it…

  1. it’s friday…gotta love it 
  2. double-punch at Starbucks…gotta love it 
  3. pizza with the family tonight…gotta love it 
  4. mother’s day weekend…gotta love it 
  5. favorite cookie bouquet delivered to me from my favorite guys (hubby & son)…gotta love it 
  6. peaks of sunshine between the clouds…gotta love it 
  7. sleeping in…gotta love it 
  8. new scrap supplies to use this weekend…gotta love it 
  9. fresh plants for the garden…gotta love it 
  10. knowing God loves me…gotta love it 

love is…

this is a gift that i made for my inlaws, for their 50th wedding anniversary. 

the verse has been printed out, the lace is actually from my grandmother’s craft stash, and the birds were punched out, using a martha stewart punch. 

it reads:

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.”

the sun is shining today!  enjoy!!!!


…april showers bring…

…may doldrums….  

at least for me. 

i hate rain. 

i’ve also been in a blog-fog lately. 

but don’t worry,

for those of you that are wondering what happened to me,

i shall return (lol) and be back to blogging regularly! 

thanks for stopping by! 

flip-flop faves

fabulous fun fact: my flip-flop faves ok. 

so, i have never been able to wear flip-flops….at least not comfortably. 

normal flip-flops drive me crazy! that little thing between my toe is just awful. 


i found these. 

my skecher flip-flops. 


yes, they are a bit more costly than your typical flip-flops…average around $32…unless they are on sale… 

but believe me 

they are TOTALLY worth it!!!!  

i bought the khaki & teal ones last year and wore them A LOT!  and they are still in fabulous shape! 

this year,

hello navy blue!!! 

but i still have my eyes on these adorable green ones–GREEN!!!! 

if you are looking for some comfortable flip-flops that will withstand the demands of summer–try these!!!! 

{whisper a prayer} for your teen

Dear God,

  • “Remove any trace of a veil from _________’s eyes.  Take the blinders off of his/her mind–wherever he/she is prone to unbelief–so that he/she might understand the gospel and see the light of your glory.”  Amen  (2 Corin. 4:3-6)
  • “Bring my teenager back to the faith that he/she knew as a child.  Let our mouths be filled with laughter, and our tongues with songs of joy.  Let our friends and neighbors know that you have done great things for our family.”  Amen    (Psalm 126:1-2)
  • “Help our family to understand what it means to call the Sabbath a delight and to make it an honorable day.  Show us how to find our joy in you rather than in doing whatever we please.”  Amen   (Isaiah 58:13-14)

-taken from Praying the Scriptures for Your Teenagers  by Jodie Berndt

announcing {framed thoughts}

well, it’s friday! 

spent today at a scrapbooking crop at our church. 

i have many old pictures that are just waiting to be scrapped….so my goal was quantity, not quality. 

this layout is from 2000.  our church playgroup took a tour of a local armory.  it was really hot out that day and my son was rather grumpy.  when it came time to take a ride in a Humvee, (which every kid could hardly wait for), nick said that he did NOT want to go….because, there wasn’t any air conditioning in the Humvee.  can you believe that???  he really dug his heels in and refused to smile for pictures or anything else. 

this layout is of chewy & nick.  i’m pretty sure it was taken the first day that we had him…way back in 2000. 
the picture below is something new i’m trying.  a new line of scrapsinbloom, called “{framed thoughts}”. 

this is the first one, 1 Samuel 1:27, {framed thoughts} for your baby boy 

visit my etsy shop and take a look! 

there will be other themes/verses available soon! 

(thanks, lisa, for your encouragement today!  i really appreciated it!)


an owl & a puppy

this is a fun card that i made for a friend. 

i’ve been loving these layered circle flowers….i have seen them on MANY layouts and cards….so i made a few for the card. 

the paper is new with adorable little owls on it. 

i (heart) owls! 

i recently bought some flair pins on etsy and one of the owls matched the paper perfectly, so i just HAD to use it!!!! 

and of course, THICKERS were a MUST!!!!!  (love thickers!!!!!) 

this is cali, (short for california).  isn’t she cute??? 

she is an adorable new puppy that my nephew just got. 

this is a picture of us enjoying the Easter get-together. 

hope you are enjoying the start of a new week. 

don’t forget, tomorrow is the 15th….even if tomorrow is tax day, it also means that there is a new release party over at papertreyink.com