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Friday, September 23, 2011

It's great to be 8!

Today, my precious baby girl turned 8! I'm feeling extremely sentimental today, trying to hold on to time and not let it slip away too quickly! I thought it would be fun to do a post of her actual birth day and all birthday celebrations since then. I hope you enjoy this special journey with me... (to see larger images, just click on the pic!)

Now we're off to celebrate with dinner and cake, of course! Hope you have a fabulous fall weekend!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Random Scrap

Today I'm just posting a few random layouts that I've done recently. Most of these were inspired by challenges at Studio Calico and For the Luv of Art.

Thanks for looking! It's a cool, crisp morning here; I think it may be a great day to scrap! Have a fabulous weekend! :)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Kitchen Eye Candy

For this month's 10 Things post, I've decided to show some of my favorite kitchen pins from Pinterest. We're getting ready to remodel our kitchen and Pinterest is the perfect spot to find inspiration. Here are ten pieces of my personal eye candy...

I'm drooling just seeing this pics again! If you haven't tried Pinterest yet, you should; it's a fabulous place to catalog all your favorite eye candy.

Have a fabulous weekend! Happy Birthday to my mother (love ya, Mom; you're the best!) Thanks for stopping by! :)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Finally scrapped my little bunny...

Some of you may remember this post regarding communication between myself and my darling daughter. :) I finally did a layout with that priceless pic and here it is...

Last week, Studio Calico had a challenge to use rainbow colors on a layout and I knew I had to use these pics.

I hope you're having a wonderful holiday weekend. We are finally going to get some desperately needed rain. It's been so dry that the leaves are already falling from the trees (way too early for that here!) As always, thank you for stopping by my blog!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Oh how I love scrappy challenges...

I used to shy away from scrappy challenges but now I'm completely addicted to them. I love the variety they offer and how they force me to explore new techniques. So many times, while looking on-line or in magazines, I will say to myself, "I should try that sometime" but it seems like I never do it on my own. That's the beauty of an on-line scrapbooking community. Not only is it a great social network, it also pushes me to try new things.

If your scrappy mojo is missing, why not give challenges a try. I think you'll be surprised how quickly the inspiration returns! Here are a couple of my latest challenges:

Inspired by music:

Rolled paper challenge:

The following are more of the cards I made from the Card-A-Palooza challenges.

If you're looking for some fun challenges, try here.

Wishing you a fun-filled weekend; thanks for stopping by!