mirror mirror

messing around with my new camera…taking pictures in a new mirror that needs to be hung. 

the picture above turned out too cute.  chewy is yawning.  i think he was tired of taking photos. 

that’s all for today. 

go make a memory….even if it’s just playing around….and take a picture to remember it by!   


more than just a number

sorry, i’ve been missing in action. 

i’ve been feeling kind of blah & un-inspired….along with the joy of each holiday, comes the stress of family issues….i won’t go on & on about that stuff, i’m sure most families have problems of their own….it’s just sad when you can see how sin can destroy a family…. 

ok…enough about that! 

on to more interesting things!!!  scrapbooking!!! 

this is a quick layout that i’ve been wanting to do for a while.  it’s about the last year and my dedication to not just lose weight, but to get healthy & fit. 

the journaling reads:

“more than the numbers on a scale 

more than the number on the clothing 

more than the numbers on the calendar 

it’s more about being fit and healthy to be the woman that God made me” 

of course i used some of my favorite thicker stickers….and the jenni bowlin calendar….one of my new calendar girl pins (flair) and some free MM mailbox numbers….. 

if you need some scrappy inspiration, i suggest checking out SIStv.com  (scrapinstyle)  it’s sooooo addicting!!!!  there are sooooo many talented scrappers.  lots of ideas and inspiration! 

enjoy your spring break!  take time to relax & be crafty!! 

(and thanks, stef, for asking where i’ve been!!!!  it’s nice to be missed from my little bloggy world!  lol!) 


treasured eggs

these are some of the beautiful eggs that my grandmother was known for making. 

she always had a craft space somewhere in her house.  a table full of embellishments that she would use for her eggs. 

the eggs are real, blown out, dyed and embellished. 

some of these date back to my birth in 1970, my wedding in 1992, my son’s birth, another one for me in 1974, even one with a picture of a cute white puppy that she had made when we got our dog, chewy. 

grandma would hand cut tiny little flowers or pictures off of greeting cards, magazine pages, or anywhere that she would see inspiration for an egg.  many of her friends or church-acquaintances would receive an egg from grandma, that had been personally made with them in mind. 

she was a truly crafty gal!  i miss her greatly!  i think from one crafty chic to another, she would have enjoyed my scrapbooks.  she did get to see some in my early days, but not since scrapbooking has grown into such a hobby! 

just a couple’a cards

just 2 cards that i made. 

the first one is fabulous–BECAUSE, you can use scraps!!!!!  just bits & pieces of coordinating patterened paper!!! 

great way to use up small scraps! 

the picture above, i wanted a lot of space to write a note, so i opted for a small message in the corner. 

the next card i layered some flowers and finally used my skunk from my forest friends stamp set from papertreyink.  i think he’s cute!!!! 

that’s all! 

thanks for looking!!!! 


ppw {part 2}

we took a sunday drive yesterday. 

with nick being sick all week, we had cabin fever. 

i took along my camera and took some shots along the way.  after all, it was a Picture Perfect Weekend. 

as soon as our car slowed down, these cows came to the fence. 

same with these 3 duck friends…as soon as we came to a stop at the side of the road, (along a canal), the ducks came waddling right up to our car door….too cute! 
as we waited in line at one of our favorite local ice cream parlors, chewy waited and watched… 
above is just a silly pic of me as we drove around…..  

and below is an edited pic that i took of a motorcycle as we waiting in line… 

i tried to follow a tutorial about making a photo look old….it’s not the best, but it was my first time….  

that’s all!  (at least all that i feel like uploading!) 

happy monday!  lol

real life

this is a layout that i did for the challenge over on OLW.  the word this week is: REAL. 

the journaling reads: “sometimes being a REAL stay @ home mom is less about eating bon bons and more about trips to the doctor’s office & smiling though you’re exhausted…this is REAL LIFE!!!”

i’ve been missing in action the last few days because nick’s been really sick. 

fever around 103′, breathing treatments around the clock, aches, pains, vomitting, sore throat…..you name it, he has it. 

finally did get an apt. at the doctor, (picture above)…the doctor prescribed an antibiotic and said if things don’t improve, he will need chest x-rays on monday to make sure it’s not pneumonia.  finally his fever broke last night….thank you God….he’s showing some improvement….so i grabbed a few minutes for myself and scrapped this. 

you can also see it here

…off to spinning class!….

happy thursday!!!