Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Memories

All 5 of us were hit with the flu bug leading up to Christmas. 4 of us were to perform at church in our Christmas Eve, Eve service, but the flu just wouldn't give us a break! Christmas came and we were able to celebrate as a family, but my daughter and I were still not 100%. Today, we are all back to normal and feeling good. Praise the Lord!!! I hate being sick, especially during Christmas! We had a quiet Christmas just our little family of 5.

Thought I'd share some of our Christmas photos with you!
Wishing you all a wonderful and blessed New Year! Looking forward to 2012!

Here is a beautiful flower arrangement I received as a gift from one of my preschool classes. All the students pitched in and gave this to me along with an amazon gift card. (I was so shocked! What a thoughtful and beautiful gift!)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I'm Featured

I'm so excited about sharing this news with you!!!

I was featured on OMA

Check out my featured mini album over at "OutStanding Mini Albums"

This mini album was so fun to create and is still one of my most favorite mini's. I love displaying it during Christmas and my kids love looking back through all the ginger bread houses they've made. Such fun holiday memories!

Thanks Carlene for featuring me, I feel honored and blessed!

You can also read about my mini over on Carlene's blog here: Check out her post on December 14.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Framed Holiday Decor

Here is another project I created for "Pro 31 Designs" I had so much fun creating these adorable Frames for my home.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Check it out!!!

Oh my Goodness I'm so excited to be apart of a fabulous Design Team of creative and talented people!!! I'm especially blessed to be designing for "Pro 31 Designs" on etsy, which is owned by the talented and beyond super sweet Esmeralda!!! Thanks again Esmeralda for this opportunity to be apart of this amazing Dream Team.

Be sure to stop by Esmeralda's etsy shop, "Pro 31 Designs" and check out what she has to offer for all your wonderful projects.
Come follow "Pro 31 Designs" on Facebook. See what the latest products are in her esty shop, View videos and photos of projects from the Design Team and get involved in all the fun give-aways and contests.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Birthday To My Wonderful Husband

Just wanted to wish my husband, Happy Birthday!!! Yesterday we celebrated his birthday. As a tradition I always make him birthday dinner, which is always enchiladas, followed by homemade (chocolate) cake. (yum!) This year we celebrate the last of his thirties, which also reminds me I'm right behind him in age! (Yikes!)(LOL!) So you know what that means, next year he's "over the hill"!

Happy Birthday honey, I'm so blessed to call you my husband and to have you as my best friend!

Ty if you are reading this, thank you for blessing our family!!! You are the song that I love to play over and're the movie I never get tired of... you're the book I can never put're the only one I will love forever! I love you honey!!!

Here are a few pictures from my honey's birthday.

Monday, November 28, 2011

It's Cyber Monday!

Check out the amazing Sale Pro 31 Designs is having!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

"Fly" Scrapbook Layout, from start to finish, "Pro 31 Designs" DT Project #2

Want to know how I created this adorable scrapbook layout of my son? Check out my video below where I share with you my thought process from start to finish.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

My First Design Team Project for "Pro 31 Designs"

I'm so excited to share with you my first Design Team Project for "Pro 31 Designs".

I knew the minute I saw some of the items in my Design Team box, exactly what I was going to make!

I had so much fun creating this project, and hope you give it a try to. Be sure to stop by the "Pro 31 Designs" etsy shop to find all the products I used to created my beautiful Bib Necklace with.

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Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

It's finally here!

Guess where I'll be tonight at 12:01 am? Yes that's right, sitting in the movie theater hanging with my friends and watching

I can't wait!!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Big Announcement

I am so excited to announce that I am officially the newest member of

Be sure to check out my announcement video below and click on the "Pro 31 Designs" logo above to find all these amazing products I share that you can purchase from Pro 31 Designs.

I hope you will also join me in my journey and follow me with the links below.

My blog of course, you're already here. LOL!

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Monday, November 7, 2011

In Love with Smashing!

Back in June I purchased a Smash Book for myself as a birthday present. I was so excited to find the "Pink" hard to find Smash, that I couldn't wait to start collecting memoriblia to add to it. Needless to say, my Smash book was printed backwards, meaning the back of my book was the front. I was so upset and knew at the time, that there was a shortage of Pink Smash books, so returning it wasn't going to be an option for me. I decided to take my book apart and Months later, can I just say how in "LOVE" I am with Smashing!!! I've never been one to keep a journal or diary or even have an altered book for keeping memories in except for adding them to mini's or scrapbook layouts.
I haven't gotten a ton of pages done in my Smash, but I'm in no hurry. I love how simple, carefree, and easy this concept of jotting down memories is. I can't wait to start smashing some more!

Thought I'd share a few pictures of my Smashing.

Made a recent trip to Archiver and picked up a few new goodies for Smashing!
Pink Pen, Smash clips, & some Smash mini Pockets.

A few pages dedicated to ideas and quotes I love!

A page to remember Celebrating our 17 yr. anniversary in San Diego, CA

I decided to add my Smash pads to the back of my book by adding velcro to each one. This makes it handy to remove them and to have my journaling spots available and all in one place.

Happy Smashing!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

In Loving Memory of Pepper

It's been a rough couple of days for our family. We lost of Sweet Pepper Dog of 13 yrs. You don't truly understand the pain of losing an animal if you have never owned one. Our home feels empty without her! I'm so grateful we still have a dog to come home to. Miley our Giant schnauzer is 3 yrs. old and has begun to brighten our spirits, but it still feels different without Pepper.

Pepper was the first dog my husband and I picked out together. She was our baby prior to having kids. She showed us unconditional love and loyalty everyday!!!

Pepper was born and raised most of her life in sunny California were she came from a pure bred family of Schnauzers. Both of her parents were prize winning dog champions.

Our family moved to Colorado 5 yrs. ago and Pepper joined us on our new adventure. She experienced her first plane ride, camping in the mountains and snow!!!

Over the past few months we could see a big change in Pepper. Her energy level was declining and she seemed to sleep a lot. She just wasn't feeling well. About a year ago or so, we found out she had a heart murmur. Over time her heart started to enlarge which lead to congestive heart failure, which was starting to restrict her breathing. There just wasn't anything else the vet could do for our sweet doggie! She will forever be remembered as the sweet little doggie everyone loved!

Rest in Peace our Sweet Pepper Dog of 13 yrs. We truly feel blessed you were apart of our family. Thank you for your unconditional love and loyalty! We love you and will miss you Pepper!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

My New Embellishment Center

I've been on an organizing kick lately. I find it so much easier to create when everything has a spot and my desk/room is clean. I finally decided to reorganize my scrapbook embellishments. I wanted my most used products all in one place and close to where I scrapbook. So, after watching a few youtube videos and thinking about buying a clip it up. I decided that I didn't want to spend the money for a clip it up, so the next best solution was to try what everyone else who didn't want to spend the money was using. A shoe organizer!
Since the furniture in my room is black, I wanted a black shoe organizer, which wasn't easy to find. I ended up finding my shoe organizer at my local Walmart for around $22. It's not black but it looks pretty close, it actually called oil-rubbed bronze.
So far I'm very happy with how my new embellishment center looks! I ended up only using 2 tiers instead of three. I added some chipboard decorated with some cute polk a dot paper to each of the baskets as well as some cute polk a dot ribbon around the outside of the baskets.
For just around $22 dollars I found a great solution to organizing my embellishments.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Few Videos to Share What I've Been Doing

Thought I'd share a few new videos with you instead of posting a ton of pictures. I've been getting back into creating 12x12 scrapbook layouts and loving it! I created quite a few and I share them all in the videos below.

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Gone too Long

Oh my goodness! I've been neglecting my blog, not by choice of course! My time has been so limit lately. I can't believe August is almost over, in away I'm looking forward to September. August is alway such a busy month for our family.

This year all three of my kids headed off to the same school. My little guy is in all day kindergarten this year, which gave me the opportunity to accept a part time position at the preschool I subbed at last year. Subbing last year was hit or miss, which really didn't disrupted our family, but after being a full time mommy for 9 yrs. and going back to work three days a week, our family is doing the best we can with this huge transition. I'm sure in a few months time everyone will be on track. Don't worry, I'm not giving up my blog or my youtube channel. I will need a creative outlet even more now! LOL! I have been able to create a few new yt videos this month among all the craziness.

I've made a goal for myself to create more 12x12 layouts. I started scrapbooking as a 12x12 scrapbooker, which over time has lead me to create mini albums, altered items, etc. I love creating and taking pictures and no matter how crazy life gets, I'll always find the time to capture our families memories!
Thanks for hanging around and not giving up on me.
Here is my most recent video.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wizard of Oz, VBS Style

This week I'm super busy running a super fun VBS (Vocational Bible Study) for our church.
I'm one of three leaders on our church's Children's Ministry Team that consist of 10 members. This is our first year as a team running this ministry for our church. We have been planning this VBS since January, and last night was the first night of this event and WOW! It's so nice and rewarding to actually see all our hard work pay off, and on the first day!

The photo above is just a glimpse of how much fun and planning went into our VBS. Yes, you read the title right, and you are not seeing things. Our theme, is "There's no place like home" "and Heaven is our Home." a spin off of the Wizard of Oz. but told in a Biblical fashion. Super fun for the kids!!!

So you won't be seeing a lot of blogging from me this week, as I'll be giving all my time and energy to VBS this week, then I'm off to a much needed vacation without kids in San Diego!

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Special Birthday Gift for A Special Friend

Wanted to share with you a mini book I created for a friend of mine for her 40th birthday. If you have been following me for awhile, you'll remember that among my friends we have this silly tradition when one of us turns "40". We throw them a surprise birthday party, which involves a black coffin, and lots of black decorations!!! I usually create something with the photos taken the night of the party as a gift that reflects that person. In my video I share the mini I created for my friend Knoel, who just turned 40.

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Celebrating 50 Years

Back in June I posted how busy I had been getting ready and creating some projects for my in-laws 50th Wedding Anniversary Party. Well...I'm finally finding time to share with you the video I made sharing the gift(s) I created for them.

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Here are few photos of the memory box and the mini album.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Quick Check in and Happy 4th Everyone!

Okay, so I've been super busy again! Summer is so crazy!!! I can't seem to keep up!

We are heading out of town for the holiday and I wanted to wish all my American friends and family a Safe and Happy 4th of July!!!

I also wanted to share a quite yt video of my "Smash" book. A birthday gift to myself!!!

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Saturday, June 11, 2011


Okay, so I've been MIA for a long time. I've been super busy! End of school teachers projects, kids end of year parties, getting ready and finishing up planning my in-laws 50th Anniversary Party, finishing up some more projects for another party for some close friends of ours who are moving soon, hosting several get together at our house, and traveling. Oh, and I celebrated my birthday yesterday.
I have posted recently some new YT videos that I was able to pre-record and get uploaded before all the craziness. Head on over to my YT channel if you wanna watch any of them. I hope to post soon some photo's on my blog of the gift I created for my in-laws along with some photos from the party. Just wanted to drop in and let you know what's been going on and why I haven't posted in awhile. Hope you come back soon. Can't wait to share my in-laws 50th Anniversary gift with you.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

October Afternoon "Campfire" Camper Mini Album

I had so much fun creating this super cute little camper mini!

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Milk Carton Challenge

Thought I'd share a quick video. I made this cute little bird house on National Scrapbook Day. It was a challenge my friend Gina came up with. It's made from a half gallon milk carton. She challenged us to decorate the house any way we wanted, so I decided to create a bird house and a mini to go inside.

What do you think you would create with a half gallon milk carton? Remember to think outside the box!

Happy scrapping!

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Getting Away!

I'm heading to the bags are packed, and I'm ready to go. Just waiting on my ride.

Every year I get together with some of my closest friends for a retreat and we head to the mountains for some much needed time away. This year we are headed to Estes Park for a few days. We plan on relaxing in the hot tub, doing a little shopping, dinning out and listening to author, Patricia Sprinkle speak. This years retreat is "Dreams for Ourselves & the Kingdom".

I won't be doing any posting while I'm gone, leaving the laptop at home...gasp!!!

Say a little prayer for the hubby or maybe that should be for me...hubby has the house and three kids to tend to while I'm away. Good luck honey!!!

See you when I get back!!!

2008 - Patricia Sprinkle & me

A few photo's from past retreats.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Moments

Just a quick share of some of our kids Easter moments.

After Church our kids headed outside for an Easter egg hunt. Here a few photo's of all 3 kiddos gathering their eggs.

Easter wouldn't be the same if we didn't carry on the tradition of dying Easter Eggs.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Blessings

Wishing each and everyone of you Easter blessings!

Here are few cards and goodies I recently made. I know it's been awhile, can you just say crazy!!! Yes, life has been super busy for our family! I'll be posting about all the craziness in my next few blogs. But for now, I wanted to share these adorable images I colored for Easter before it slips away!

digi stamp Easter Anya

digi stamp Easter Ian

A few simple Easter goodies for my kids teachers.