I am a mother. I am a wife. I am a sister, a daughter, an aunt, a cousin.
I am a scrapbooker.
I have always been artistic, it just took me a while to find my outlet. I sew, needlepoint, and draw. I also enjoy cooking and baking. I have dabbled in scrapbooking since high school by adding memorabilia to my pictures, but something was still missing.
I found modern scrapbooking after our first daughter was born and I have not looked back. I really do hope that someday, my children look at my scrapbooks and really get who I am and how much I love them. Within the last few years, I've been introduced to mixed media and well, the world will never be the same.
My husband of 12 years and I have two sweet little girls, aged 9 and 3. They are funny, sassy, sometimes naughty, silly, gorgeous, loving, bright, often cheerful, diva-esque little princesses, and they are the lights of my life. I am lucky to be married to my best friend; I swear, I love him more every day. In real life, I am a portrait and wedding photographer, but my true loves are all at home. :)
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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Exciting News!

I've been asked to join the design team at The Cutting Cafe! I'm really excited about working with Regina's fantastic cutting files and printable stamps, and also with the other talented ladies of the design team.
To celebrate the occasion, there is a 2 for 1 sale: for every set you purchase, you can choose one of equal or lesser value for free!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

more layouts!

i can hardly believe that our wedding was 10 years ago! husband said "classic" when i found the picture, and i thought it was perfect for the layout! he says it's because i had a classic gown and the photo is in b/w, but i think he's referring to my champagne bottle (i couldn't find my glass!) and the hiking up of my skirt (i was really hot, that's a lot of tulle!!) this is a pretty simple layout; i cut three of the flowers out of the bo bunny paper and then layered them with pop dots :)

evie's fourth birthday. i think it's pretty straightforward, just strips of some cool pp (they have shiny embossing).

this was done for a challenge to scrap your take on the song "livin' the life" we were to scrap a question, statement or interjection about the life we're living. it made me think about where i am, and realize that i'm happy to be here. times may be hard, but i have a wonderful husband (who is still my best friend after 15 years together) and two great kids!

the challenge here was to scrap an imperfect photo and boy, did i have one. my poor husband is extremely camera challenged (he can handle our point and shoot alright, but is so lost when i hand him my slr) and only took 3 photos of me with our new baby in the hospital, and all three of them, he focused on the background rather than us. it makes me rather sad; i have photos of all of our friends and family that visited us, photos galore of daddy and big sister, and very little of me. :(

and i leave you with extreme cuteness:

Sunday, June 20, 2010


For Anything Goes Challenge on scrapbook.com, week three photos:

my choice: teeny pink toes :)

outdoors: Evie's rock soup

movement: Evie "rollerskating"...look at those ballet hands!

hero: in honor of Father's Day, my husband and the daddy of my girls: a real hero every day

cross: Evie's artwork. Love that her Jesus on the cross is smiling. I asked her why and she said because he was so happy to make the sacrifice for everyone else, even though it hurt, because he loves us so much. She's so sweet. And so smart, too.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ellie @ 2 months

ellie belly at 2 months :) my sweet little baby girl!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

so far, my favorite photo of the bean and one of my favorite lifts ever; thanks for the inspiration melissa w :)

this was done for a challenge on scrapbook.com; since the internet has become so prevalent in our lives, we were challenged to create a layout featuring an online site we frequent. i based this on a pagemap from june. i used two facebook apps to tally the most-used words in my status updates and then to choose the statuses i found the most amusing or to be milestones, or a few that i felt just captured my life. i think the snapshot this provides of the last year of my life is pretty neat.

this is a little outside my normal style, but i like how it turned out. this was also for a scraplift challenge on scraplift.com
the large star chipboard is covered in a mix of pearl ex & glossy accents and gold stickles. it's from magistical memories; i bought some of their chip and LOVE it!

this is the closest i can come to a masculine layout ;)

one of my best friends got married in new orleans a few years ago and i'm still working on the wedding layouts :)

my daughter and a couple of friends entertaining themselves at hobby lobby while their moms scrap-shopped. we may have set up the first shot...

i made my own mist; equal parts mod podge and water. i used pearl ex and adirondack inks for the color, and used a piece of chip (magistical memories again) for the mask. and seriously...who DOESN'T love a little baby booty??

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Evie's recital

who: Evie, the ballerina

what: spring dance recital (Evie's class)

when: Friday, June 4 at 7 pm

where: on the big stage!

why: to dance!

(June AGC weekly photo challenge)