my favorite things

my favorite things

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Challenge Addict

I have become so dependant on challenges from; that I wasn't sure I could still scrap without one. I will always be a fan and participate in the challenges but today I decided to scrap solo!! It took a few minutes to get the mojo flowing but it eventually came back to me.

I've been so excited to use this line (My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy.) I ♥ all the patterns & colors. Here is what I came up with...

Thanks for looking!

What do you do to get your scrappy mojo running? :)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Mother's Prayer

Dear Lord,
Please give me the grace, energy and patience to nurture this wonderful, challenging, headstrong and complex female child you gave to me.

This has been my mantra lately in regards to raising my daughter. Sometimes the contrast between sugar and spice is too much to bear. Yesterday, just before we dyed Easter eggs, she had a major meltdown.
When I said, "Let's brush your hair so you won't look like a rag a muffin in the pics." She heard, "You can't wear your bunny ears." I guess this is a sign that we both need to work on our communication skills. lol

In the end, it all worked out and we dyed the eggs and had a great time. I just wanted to share a few pics. If you enlarge the pics you may still see swollen eyes as evidence of the meltdown. :) If you have a minute, I'd love for you to answer my poll. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Good Times

This is a layout I created today and I love it because this is a true depiction of our everyday life. My children have always love to make forts (when they were little, they called them, "Cool Houses") and when they made this one, I grabbed the camera to capture the fun. It's moments like this, that I want to remember always!

For this layout I used Pink Paislee's Hometown Summer Collection. Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Fun button project

When I saw Jen Jockisch's idea for using up buttons and brads, I was instantly inspired to create one for myself. It's fun and therapeutic to do a crafty project like this. I made this to put in my daughter's room. The thing I love about this project is the versatility. You could make this neutral or masculine just by changing button colors. Here is my take... tfl!