Wednesday, December 30, 2015


One before the x-mas spirit and current year leave.  Our dog's first Christmas.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

some pages

Our schedule finally offered some time for me to make a few pages.  I had forgotten how good it feels to scrap.  Here is what I accomplished so far:

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

a few pages

I don't get to scrap as often as I used to, but I was able to make these one weekend.


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Minecraft Mondays

Over the summer, the library let people use their PCs to play Minecraft. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Best attempts...

For the first day of school, I put a photo of us and their favorite toy into their back pack as a 'secret' way to have comfort if they get home sick or nervous.  They've never used it, but I'm sure it helps knowing it's there.

Here are some attempts to get a group photo this year.  Turns out, it's a lot harder with a dog. 

This page fits all 4 of the 'Scrap Our Stash' challenges for Scraptober Fest.

Scrap Our Stash: 2 Washi Tapes
Challenge YOUrself: a layout with you in the photo
Memory Nest: use sketch
My Scraps & More: color combo
Bonus: fit all 4 challenges on one page

Saturday, October 3, 2015


This was the first time they were allowed to eat on the couch.

This fits a few challenges.

Scrap Our Stash: INKS
I-ink (white, journaling)
N- noun (title-couch)
K-kids (in photo)
S- stickers (pizza slice and pepperonis)

Love to Scrap: anything goes, Craft Your Passion: anything goes and Another Freakin' Scrappy Challenge: complete in 1 hour or less.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

doggy love

We're still enjoying the honeymoon stage of having a new dog.

A few days later, I stopped being so generous and got her her own blanket.

Sunday, September 6, 2015


I'm not sure 'more is better' in this case...

Saturday, August 8, 2015

couple more

I'm trying to get some layouts done before school starts.  Here are today's pages:

Monday, August 3, 2015

misc pages

I scrapped again this morning.  I'm really trying to do this regularly again.  Everyone needs me to, it really is my stress reliever.

The boys checking out the back of my wagon:

Carrying the carpet to the cashier:

The Daiquri foam Thickers on this page are by far the worst.  They are so sticky that they keep tearing when I take them off the sheet.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sun nap

We have a new dog.  Her story is stray, shelter, our house.  This page is about her 2nd day here.

The title and journaling says: a stray to a shelter to sun-napping.  what a difference a day makes.

And, I was able to do the challenge letters at Scrap Our Stash again!  I love their brain teaser of a challenge.  This month the word is PAPER.

P-purple (I'm very excited about using this color.  It influenced her harness/collar color)
A-alphas or animal
P-paw prints
E-Eight or enormous (8 paws and this is my largest monogram ever!)
R-right or round (the paws are on the right side of the page, the alphas and journaling are in the round part of the monogram.  I know I'm pushing it for this letter...)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


He wasn't with us for very long, but it was fun while he was here.

No guys in this house like to watch Ellen with me.

 I don't know why he kept "putting himself in time out."

Monday, July 20, 2015


A friend is expecting soon.  I made them/her a card.

The supplies are for a make-n-take from a crop.  These patterns/colors are perfect for them.

Sunday, July 19, 2015


This new indoor trampoline park is huge and awesome!  There is so much to do.

I was pretty impressed with my self when I noticed this page qualified for Scrap Our Stash's July Challenge where you needed something for all the letters in the word PHOTOS.  Mine are:

T-Thirteen/Three  (13 photos, 3 hearts)
O-One (1 pic with me, or 1 color of heart/Stickles)
S- Stickles

Saturday, July 18, 2015

still scrappin'

I thought my pages were getting a little too simple, so I started looking in my idea books and at challenges again to give myself a little more creativity.  It's getting there...

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


The boys have goggles for the first time.  They claim they can see everything better.

Monday, July 13, 2015


My family likes to participate in SCCA racing.

Friday, July 10, 2015

visiting cousins

Everyone seemed to have a good visit.  Here are a few pages of their time together:

The 'hot dog dance'

everybody in one world of

All the visiting cousins helped deflate the air mattress.

summer time

This time of year is so relaxing.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Staring contest

The kids and my brothers engaged in a unique staring contest.

Friday, July 3, 2015

kiss? NO!

My son has decided he doesn't like kisses.  Game on!

Monday, June 29, 2015


Playing outdoors in the nice weather is really cutting into my scrapping time.  What a nice problem to have.

Here is a few pages I completed this weekend while it rained.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Memorial Day

He was determined to eat outside despite the muggy high temps.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

School's out!

Our way to celebrate the start to summer!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

hand prints

Every year, this is a gift for Father's Day.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

It's Time to Hero Up blog hop

Welcome to the It's Time to Hero Up Blog Hop

Anyone can be a SUPER HERO!
This group of MIGHTY Super Heroes has banded together to SAVE THE DAY and bring you the most AMAZING Super Hero inspiration we can. We hope your SPIDEY SENSES are tingling as we pull out every SUPERPOWER we've got! 

You should have arrived from ALICIAIf you need to start at the beginning Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this AMAZING Blog Hop.  This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these INCREDIBLE Super Heroes who are here sharing their ideas and creations.
We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!  Michelle with Cuttin and Stampin is giving away a $15 gift certificate to her online store!  Wohoo!!
Her Facebook page:
What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Then stop by our sponsor's page and be sure to like her on facebook!!  You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.  Winner will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!  TO THE BAT CAVE ROBIN!!!  UP UP and AWAY!

I made this layout of my son and his friend at school.  They were both excited that they had on the same shirt, and it's a Superman shirt too!

Up next is Haidee!

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:
1. Connie-
2. Janet-
3. Angela ~
4. Michelle-
5. Pam -
6. Madge-
7. Alicia ~
8. Melanie -  <--you are HERE
9. Haidee-
10. Theresa-
11. Shawnee -
12. Jessica-
13. Daphne-
14. Sarah -
15. Holli-
16. Miranda -
17. Robin -
18.Silvia -