Saturday, June 27, 2009


Just posting a couple of layouts that I've done recently. I haven't really been scrapping and need to change that. I miss it! Going to have to fight off the urge to surf or sleep and get to it.

Just Call Us Sugar Spice:
Props & a Kiss:

Off to enjoy the weather....or maybe just the central air.... :)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

TPP Blog Hop!!!

The Paper Passion is having their first ever blog hop to celebrate Father's Day this coming weekend Hop through all of the great blogs and you’ll be isnspired by wonderful tributes to amazing Dads with layouts and cards!

And there’s a PRIZE!

Well, there is actually a few prizes/RAKs along the way as you hop through the blogs. So be sure to visit everyone. J

Here’s what you need to do. Once you’re done here at my blog, hop on over to Dorrie’s Blog who has some wonderful inspiration for Fathe’rs Day. Then keep hopping until you reach The Paper Passion Blog. Leave a comment on all the blogs along the way and then a final comment on The Paper Passion Blog and you’ll be entered into a draw for a great gift from the store! Did I mention you might find a few RAK's along the way?

You have until Midnight Saturday (your local time) to complete the blog hop! Three whole days!

So have fun... and go get your hop ON!

My contribution to this blog hop is a tribute layout to the most amazing man, husband and Dad anyone could ever ask for. Joe is a dedicated, hands-on, extremely loving Dad who drops anything in a heartbeat to do something with Brendan or Olivia. He also volunteers at their school, coaches Olivia’s soccer team and gets up in the wee hours of the morning (without complaint!) to take Brendan to hockey practice. The three of us would be lost without him……and we’re so blessed to have him in our lives.

Love you Joe. xoxo

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Remember Me?

Yes, things are that busy. Work is draining, the rest of my energy is spent on my kids and everything else in between. So, scrapping has taken a back burner. I do have a few layouts to show from a few weeks ago that I'll share.
Kid Update:

Brendan scored another goal last week! He's 2 for 2. He also took a huge hit to the face. You know it's bad when you can hear the 'smack' sound and everyone going "ohhhhh!" Poor kiddo. He went down hard. I thought for sure we were going to the hospital for a broken nose. Thankfully it was just swollen and he had a little mark for about a day or so over his eyebrow. He's fearless on that field and already geared up for tomorrow's night game! School is going well - he's got a test and 2 projects due in the next week. This is only Grade 2 right? He's bringing home A's and some B's and I couldn't be more proud. He tries hard (well, except for math which comes way too easily to him! he gets that from his Dad! Definately not me).

Olivia is.......lucky she is cute and I love her? We're going through what I hope is a phase. Lots of talking back, disrespect and picking fights with her brother on purpose. Not cool. Any constructive advice welcome! She's gone to bed VERY early twice this week. I might have to "up" the punishment to get my point across. She's loving soccer (and loving that her Daddy is the coach) and rocking at school. She's doing so well.

I'm a lucky Mom.

A couple of layouts:

This last one was inspired by a layout I saw on Christine Middlecamp's blog. I loved how she used the Prima transparency and replicated it. You can check her out on my blog roll on the side. She's a very talented, inspiring (and courageous!) woman. :)

I'm off to relax. One more day until the weekend. It's almost time to start vacation countdown. Not quite yet...but soon. :)
I'll leave you with a picture:

Can you believe this sweet face is full of defiance and attitude? Neither can I........(I'm afraid of the teen years already)