Monday, January 31, 2011

Simple Stories "Destinations"

Those are just a few of the papers and stickers that come with this AWESOME kit!  It will be released very shortly from Memory Works!  Please go here to see more products.  And if you are interested in ordering any of the previous Simple Story releases you can visit my website!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

A One Year Old Photo Shoot

I just wanted to share a few photos from a quick mini session I did.  If you are interested in seeing more, go here.

I'll be back tomorrow with a crafty post.  I'm surrounded by sickness here.  The older two boys just have viruses, but JoJo has an ear infection.  He has really, really high fever (103.7 at the doctor's office).  I'm on my way to pick up his antibiotics.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Jump In! (12x12 Layout)

Supplies:  American Crafts Cardstock and letters, Fancy Pants and Cosmo Cricket Patterned Papers, and probably the buttons too, Sassafras journaling spot (those little cards)

Good day, Everyone!  I made this layout a month or so ago (maybe two).  I used a leaf punch from Creative Memories that my mom bought about 7 or 8 years ago.  I punched the leaves on a sheet of Fancy Pants paper that I LOVED!  Therefore, I was always saving it for the right project.  I've had it for several years and it was time to use it.  It's funny how sometimes we save things that we love so much and they never end up being used.  So my advice is to use them.  What's the point of having the stuff unless you're going to use.  Okay, I'm stepping off of the soap box now.

On another note, I know that I haven't been too crafty lately.  Thank you those of you who follow/read my blog for crafty ideas, and also sorry.  As I have not been delivering on that too well.  I just haven't felt scrappy lately.  My kids ALWAYS trash my craft room.  It mainly makes me angry that I have no place to work without 10 minutes of clearing tables and putting stuff away.  I have also been busy editing photos and such for photo sessions as evidenced by my recent posts.

If any of you are interested in learning about techniques in PhotoShop or Elements, please let me know.  My knowledge is not vast on that subject, but I do know a few tricks that I am happy to share.

I feel as though I am in some sort of transition.  Transition from what to what I don't know, but it's sort of a lost feeling.  Maybe it's because I'm 30 now?  My husband and I are transitioning out of the baby stage with our children into older childrenhood stage.  Sorry, I don't know what's that called, and does that make sense?  Well, I guess that is probably enough weirdness for today.  Thank you, if you made it to the bottom of this rambling post.  Oh, and I promise to try and me more crafty and meaner to my kids by keeping them out of my craft space :)        

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Innocent Wonder/I Heart Faces

This week's theme at IHeartFaces is Innocent Wonder.  This is JoJo with his firesticks.    Two sticks you rub together to make a fire.  He carried them with him all day on this hike.  I will be back tomorrow with a crafty post, I promise.

Monday, January 24, 2011

My Newborn Photo Shoot

I recently went on my first newborn photo shoot.  I just wanted to share a few pictures with you.  If you are interested, you can visit my new photography blog here.  There are more photos from this session for your viewing pleasure :)

If you decide to visit my photography blog, there is a feedburner subscription box down at the bottom of the blog roll.  You can subscribe for updates via email there.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Awesome New Products!

I just wanted to show you some of the new trend essentials that are available from Memory Works.  They are so cute!

Vist my website for ordering information.

On another note, I am really enjoying this photography stuff.  I went on another newborn shoot yesterday.  I can't wait to share.  I'm setting up a photography blog.  I'll share the link when it's ready.  Enjoy your Sunday.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

12x12 Santa Layout

Paper and Stickers:  Pink Paislee, Santa Chipboard:  Cosmo Cricket

Hi, Everyone.  It's been a few days.  I've been busy editing photos from a recent photo shoot (cutest baby in the world).  This week surely did fly by quickly.  I have another newborn shoot scheduled for Saturday.  I wish I had some more interesting things to share with you, or some practical advice.  But, I don't.  So, sorry and have a good Friday :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

I Heart Faces/Winter Wonderland

This week, I'm entering Wolfie in the I Heart Faces contest, Winter Wonderland.  Sometimes, Winter Wonderland can go suddenly wrong.  Like when your running full speed down a hill, and slip in a pile of mud.  Then, you slide through the entire aforementioned mud puddle.  The result is this priceless photo.  And while, it probably won't win, it is a fun picture to share.  And speaking of fun pictures to share I found some of these the other day too.

Apparently, it wasn't Maddie's Day.

I'll be back soon, and I promise, I will have a crafty post to share.  P.S. I'm going on another photo shoot today.  I'm a little nervous.  I'll share the pics as soon as I can.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

@The Museum 12x12 Layout

Memory Works Express Sept 09 (one of my all time favorite kits)

Hi, there, everyone!  The above layout was created after we went to ABQ, last year.  My husband was working up there, saving an endangered species from extinction...The Silvery Minnow.  (I'm actually serious about this.)  
On another note, I hope you had a wonderful Saturday like I did.  It was a beautiful here in the desert.  It's days like these, at home with my boys and and my husband that are so wonderful.  The sun was out, and we spent our day outside.  I love to watch my three boys follow their daddy around.  They love him so much, and he is such a wonderful father.  There is something about watching their three little heads running around the yard.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  And, as we are reflective with the upcoming holiday (Martin Luther King), I wish you Peace.  

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Results of My 1st Photo Shoot!

I cannot thank my dear friend enough for letting me photograph her family.  I enjoyed every minute of our photo shoot.  I was nervous when I started, but her sweet girls were the best picture takers ever.  Baby A, had a hard soon as we started shooting, she fell down and bumped her nose.  It ruined the rest of her day.  And speaking of the day, it was a little chilly...So here are the photos, enjoy.

Sort of a candid shot.
Baby A was not happy!

I love this picture...big sister is picking her up because she's crying.

What a wonderful day!  I love how the pictures turned out.  I know I'm not a professional, but I think I did a pretty good job.  I learned a lot by doing this.  I have another photo shoot on Saturday!  I'm nervous about that one, too.  It's a little tiny baby I'm going to be photographing...eeks!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Memory Works Express-January Kit!

January 2010 MemoryWorks Express Kit Contains:
Patterned Paper
{1} 12x12 The District - The District (Scrap Within Reach)
{1} 12x12 The District - Ninth and Elm (Scrap Within Reach)
{1} 12x12 The District - 406 Eighth Street (Scrap Within Reach)
{1} 12x12 The District - Flatbranch (Scrap Within Reach)
{1} 12x12 Buddies - Flannel (My Mind's Eye)
{1} 12x12 Merry January - Ice (We R Memory Keepers)

Solid Cardstock
{1} 12x12 Hot Fudge Smoothies (Bazzill)
{1} 12x 12 Flintstone Smoothies (Bazzill)
{1} 12x12 Sugar Cream (Bazzill)
{1} 12x12 Spring Willow (Bazzill)

{1} Journal Clear Stamp (We R Memory Keepers)
{1} Negatives Rub-ons (Bo Bunny)
{3} Trinket Pins - Assorted Styles (Tim Holtz)
{3} Memo Pins - Assorted Styles (Tim Holtz)
{4} Journaling Tickets - Assorted Styles (Tim Holtz)
{5} Parisian Anthology Tickets - Assorted Styles (Pink Paislee)
{15} Willow Fabulous Brads (Chatterbox)
{1} Package Tiny Type Alpha Stickers - Black (Cosmo Cricket)
{1} Package School House Chip Letters (Cosmo Cricket)
{1} 1/2 Yard Jumbo Olive Cotton Ric Rac (Creative Impressions)
{1} 1/2 Yard Rust Grosgrain Ribbon (Creative Impressions)
{1} 1/2 Yard Oatmeal Grosgrain Ribbon (Creative Impressions)
Bonus Cards
{1} 5.5x8.5 Hot Fudge Smoothies (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5x8.5 Flintstone Smoothies (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5x8.5 Sugar Cream (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5x8.5 Spring Willow (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5x8.5 Papaya Puree (Bazzill)
{5} 5 3/4 x 4 3/8 Natural Envelopes

$29.95 to subscribe plus shipping and handling

Please let me know if you're interested in subscribing either through email, or visit my  website

Friday, January 7, 2011

A New Sketch

I'm on a roll with the sketch posting, one last month, and one this month.  I started back to work this week, and here is a funny story.  I showed up a day early for work.  Yes I did!  I dropped my kid's off at their babysitter's house.  She said her daughter (who is also a teacher in the same district) didn't start school until the next day.  I was like, "NOOOO!"  I quickly asked her for a school calendar.  Sure enough I had one extra day of vacation.  Boy did I feel like an idiot.  But I just decided to leave the kids at daycare and have a day to myself.  I edited some photos from a photo shoot.  I'm almost done and I can't wait to share.  Then I went to lunch with my mother-in-law.  We had a GREAT time!  So in the end, it worked out.  The kids got to wake up early and we had a "practice run" for the real thing.  I got a day to myself.  And besides, it's always better to be a day early than a day late...that's what I say!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I Heart Faces

I'm entering JoJo's face in the I Heart Faces best photo face of 2010.  His face is super cute.  We'll see how it goes.  Follow the link to vote for my photo!

Monday, January 3, 2011

A Forgotten Card

Supplies????  I don't remember.

I found this card when I was looking through all of my photos last year, and I realized I didn't share it.  So here it is.  

I went on my first photo shoot yesterday.  One that was not of my own family, that is.  I took a ton of pictures, and I really like how they came out.  I can't wait to share them with you.  I have to finished editing them first.  Well, I'm off.  I "wish" you a great day!  Haa..cheesy I know.


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