August 30, 2007

Just one of those days....

Ever have one of those days where you just feel like crawling in a dark hole all by yourself and crying til there is no tomorrow? Well that is me today, I have no idea why I feel this way I just do. And to top it all off I caught a cold in the Summer time! I have no idea how I caught a cold in such warm weather. I hope my kids don't catch it, because they all start school on the 4th and we don't want anyone sick...(to stay home with mom!). Oh my goodness school sure did sneak up fast this year, I am so not ready. Bailey my son needs so much to take to school and he is in 1st grade. I ask myself what the heck do the school's provide? Nothing! He even has to bring in paper to share with the class! Paper? I remember being in school and all we had to start the year with is glue sticks and pencils! What will the schools ask for next!

Here is a LO I started on last night and finished up this morning. I love doing LOs of my daughter, her pictures always amaze me and also I have so many of them, because she loves the camera.

I used a template I found on Andrea's Blog Isn't it awesome, I love it.

Be who you R
Button, clip, Keychain elements created by Equipe Criando Kits - Curso ValGouveia
Sequins created by Shannon Lee Designs
Template by Andrea Gold
fonts - Bleeding Cowboy, Algerian, and Facelift.

August 29, 2007

Two new paper LOs

I am on a paper kick. Here are 2 new paper LOs. The first on is my son, Bailey, in the bathtub play with a can of shaving cream. The second is one of my wedding pictures before the reception.

August 22, 2007

New LO......

Here is a LO I just finished. This is the first picture I took with my new camera. It is of my daughter, isn't she beautfiul? I used pieces from KJconners "Woodland Magic" kit. Here is the kit, and its a freebie!! She also has another kit up for grabs its called "Papillon". Go grab them here KJConners designs Here is a preview of the kit I used.

Here the my LO


Bryanna - Beautiful Daughter
Pink PP and stitches created by KJconners
fonts - Beautiful Ink, Bleeding Cowboy

Journaling reads:
My beautiful daughter, love of my heart,
I hope that you know you're wonderful and smart.
I cherish you dearly for the person you are
You have passion and caring that will carry you far.
I'm so blessed that you're my daughter
Let me tell you how I feel:
The deep affection I have for you
Is honest, true and real.
You turned out even better
Than I often dreamed you'd be;
You're more than I had hoped for;
You're a sweet reward to me
You grew up to be a daughter
Full of wisdom, warmth and love,
A good and fine role model,
from the heavens up above.
I couldn't be any prouder
Than I am today of you;
You're my daughter and my friend,
And a blessing in every way.
You have my love forever;
I adored you from the start;
It's a privilege to be your mother,
Dear daughter of my heart.

August 21, 2007

My first paper LO in months........and a new camera!

I was looking at my scrap room and I said to myself, Jen, you have so many supplies and paper and they are just sitting there collecting dust and going to waste do something!! So I did. I actually sat down and did a paper LO, which I have not done in over 6 months! Yup, just like riding a bike, it came together fast and it was fun. Keep in mind I will never give up my digi, but it was nice to scrap with the feeling of texture in my hands. Here is my LO, I have been wanting to scrap these pictures of my nephew for awhile now and finally done.

And, new camera! I am so stoked. I never had a digital camera before, always took pictures and scanned them in to my computer. This is so much easier and the pictures look awesome! I will upload some pictures later today, but for now I will show you my camera. Here it is, my Canon Power shot A530 with 5.0 mega pixels and 4x optical zoom!!!!!!! I also got this really cool, handy, dandy camera tote with mini camera case. It's the Swiss Gear, the scope 2 piece camera set.

August 19, 2007

New Digi Dare LO

This weeks digi dare is create a recipe about yourself, read about it here Digi Dares I had alot of fun making this LO. I love to work with bright colors(it's my newest thing now.)

The recipe of my life
background PP created by Rachael
Graph tags created by Diane Leigh Davison
Fonts- 2Peas GG Mix, Earwig Factory, Curlz MT, Segoe Script, Bradley Hand ITC, Sybil Green

Not to excited about Windows Vista....and a few template freebies!

My new Dell came with Windows Vista on it and I am not all that impressed. First off none of my hardware is compatible with it, like my scanner/printer or my webcam! Now you can probably guess how hard it is to digi scrap with no pictures....I have to take all my pictures over to my sister's house and scan them in and then email them all back to me....what a bunch of bull!!! Now lets talk about the is tighter than a frog's *** I just don't see what the hub-bub is all about. I rather have my Windows XP back!

Did some searching today for templates and came across these freebies and had to share. If you follow the links and download, please leave some luv I'm sure the artists will appreciate it

Pamela has a template on her Blog

Janeal has a template on her Blog

Gabi has a template on her Blog

August 16, 2007

2 new Layouts

Today I am getting ready for my yard sale. Who hates having a yard sale....ME....ME...ME....I hate all the preparations you have to go through to put one on, don't get me wrong I love going to yard sales just hate having one I have been planning this sale for about 3 months now and finally this Friday is the day! So if you all are in the Northern Michigan area stop by and take a

Here are 2 new layout I have done this week. I just got Corel Photo Shop Pro Xl and I am still learning how to use it. It is awesome!! I love this program.

PP by Punky designs
Cardboard photo frame by Amy Fenner

PP kit by babs
Flower created by retrodiva (Tracy Collins)
Monogram G created by Paintedranch (Peggy stivers)

August 12, 2007

I'm back......I'm back!!!!!

Wow, I am finally back!! I have been without internet for almost 2 months and I have been going NUTS! Finally back online and in full swing. I have done my first digi LO in 2 months it is for the Digi Dares I just love this site!

Blazing beauties
PP and Watercolor splashes by Mandy Koontz of Mandy Koontz Designs
Photo frames from Moulin rouge Kit by Molly 'n Max Digital Creations
Chipboard Darling Alphas by Monica Sunshine (
Fonts- Pupcat, Waker, Segoe Script