Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Digi refresher...take 2

TFL at my digi LO's I "re" created as I took "Now were Rocking" with Jessica Sprague for the second time around...


Friday, April 25, 2008

My boy.

We got Riley a suit for a wedding he will be in this summer and I took some picts for the bride to see what it looked like...this was my fav shot. TFL


Thursday, April 24, 2008


By the time the Lord made woman,
He was into his sixth day of working overtime.
An angel appeared and said,
Why are you spending so much time on this one?
And the Lord answered, Have you seen my spec sheet on her?
She has to be completely washable, but not plastic, have over 200 movable parts, all replaceable and able to run on diet coke and leftovers,
have a lap that can hold four children at one time,
have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart
and she will do everything with only two hands.
The angel was astounded at the requirements. Only two hands!? No way!
And that's just on the standard model?
That's too much work for one day. Wait until tomorrow to finish.
But I won't,' the Lord protested . I am so close to finishing this creation that is so close to my own heart. She already heals herself when she is sick AND can work 18 hour days.
The angel moved closer and touched the woman.
But you have made her so soft, Lord.
She is soft, the Lord agreed ,but I have also made her tough.
You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish.
Will she be able to think asked the angel.
The Lord replied, Not only will she be able to think, she will be able to reason and negotiate.
The angel then noticed something , and reaching out, touched the woman's cheek. Oops, it looks like you have a leak in this model.
I told you that you were trying to put too much into this one. That's not a leak , the Lord corrected,that's a tear! What's the tear for? the angel asked.
The Lord said, The tear is her way of expressing her joy , her sorrow, her pain, her disappointment, her love, her loneliness, her grief and her pride. The angel was impressed. You are a genius, Lord. You thought of everything! Woman is truly amazing. And she is !
Women have strengths that amaze men. They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in. They stand up to injustice
They don't take 'no' for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend. They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning. They bring joy, hope and love. They have compassion and ideals.
They give moral support to their family and friends.
Women have vital things to say and everything to give .
PLEASE remind them just how amazing they are.

(a friend of mine e-,mailed this to me and I had to pass it along via my blog!)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Splish Splash...

Who needs a 20,000.00 pool when you can have just as much fun in a 5 dollar pool from Wal-mart. I love to sit in the backyard with my fav scrapbooking mags and soak up some sun while the boys splish and splash and enjoy the water. TFL
(Supplies: digi kit "Tropical Cocktail" found at

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A romantic night at home

Instead of boring you with a story about my last date night with Sean, I thought I would create a digi LO using picts from the evening. (Digi kit "Tropical Cocktail" found at

Monday, April 21, 2008

Trash to treasure

we just started painting the top when i realized i hadn't taken a "before" picture of it. someone had tried to paint and distress it, but did a horrible job at it...I am sure that is why they wanted to sell it!
...with a new coat of paint on it.
...the decorative sides after we started distressing it. my entry, with the mirror I found.
On the way to my mom's house last Sunday I saw a sign for a garage sale. I slowed down and from the road I could see this cute piece of furniture...I went and checked it out. I could visualize it refinished by my front door. (I have been trying to replace the piece that currently sits there) I drove to my mom's, dropped the boys off and took my mom back with me to look at it again. I offered her $15.00 for it (she was asking 20.00) because the face on the top drawer was a little off, and she agreed. We took it back to my mom's where we refinished it by painting, distressing and sealing it. Normally, we would not find a piece of furniture and refinish it the same day, but my mom and dad had just refinished a piece for their home the day before, so we had all the supplies. Later that afternoon after running an errand I saw another garage sale sign so I pulled over and asked if they had a mirror (knowing I would need one for above my piece) and the woman said yes!! She showed me with her hands the approx size and that she wanted 10.00 for it. I told her I was interested in seeing it. She took me in and after I stood there a minute looking at it (wondering if the size would work) she said, "I will take 8.00 for it! I said, "sold"! It fits perfectly by my front entry and I just love it! What an amazing 23.00 makeover, huh?!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My "baby" is growing up...

We were playing out in the driveway this afternoon when I snapped this shot of Brody playing with his cute.

Monday, April 14, 2008

A little Toot!

I was asked to be a guest DT member at My Creative Scrapbook. Not sure of the month yet or any other details...but I will be creating a mini album with their monthly kit. I can't wait !! Thanks for letting me share.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

A few more Digi LO's

My latest digi LO's...I learned how to make that cool photo block watching one of Jessica Sprague's tutorials on creating a trapezoidal photo block...the rest of the supplies on "Starfish Fun" are from one of her kits, and the above LO is a mix of products from multiple places! TFL


Friday, April 11, 2008

Check this out...

Scrapscene featured my LSS "K2 Scrapbook Studio" on their blog this week!!!!!!!!!! How cool is that.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

A digi refresher

..after starting my new online digi class with Jessica Sprague I realized I needed a refresher. I spent a couple of hours yesterday re watching and re making all the LO's from her first course.
The last 2 LO's I created starting from some templates that were given to us during the class.

Monday, April 07, 2008

A fun weekend

On Good Friday we hopped in my in-laws RV and drove over to Boca Raton to visit family. Once we arrived, we headed to this amazing place in Delray Beach called "The Boys Farmers Market" (this is a must stop every time we head to the east coast). The have an amazing selection of cheeses (with samples everywhere), delectable desserts at the bakery (picture a New York bakery selection!!), fruits and veggies everywhere (with someone walking around cutting different fruits up and allowing you to sample them), then they have a fish counter, meat counter and deli counter... Part of the atmosphere of The Boys you have to fight crowds, the aisles are narrow, the parking sucks, so when you make it inside...put on your racing helmets, hold on to your cart for dear life and have FUN! A few months ago they opened "The Girls" a half a block down the street. You walk into this store front that looks like an old county store stocked to the ceiling with jams, jellies, candy.... then you walk out the back door and OMG is all I can say! Acres upon acres of hydroponically grown fruits and veggies. You can either pick your own or walk to the back where they have a pre picked waiting for you to buy. It is fun for the whole family, they have petting animals, birds... We arrived back at my sister-in-laws house just in time for dinner, baths and bedtime.
The following day we woke up early and went to the zoo. It's was so much fun. The kids led the way down the paths to the various animals and sites...they loved it. We had a nice lunch then finished up the rest in an hour or so...the perfect amount of time for the kids. We drove back home for naptime. Once they woke up, we dyed easter eggs! They both got bored after about 5 eggs each so I ended up dying the rest with Mariann and Pat. LOL
Easter morning was so much fun watching the kids hunt for their easter baskets inside and then looking outside and seeing all the eggs the easter bunny left for them! What a great weekend!! We all had a blast.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Canvas Wall Hanging

Come and join me at K2 the second Saturday in April for this fun canvas wall hanging we will be creating for your home. You will receive all the supplies you just need to bring 2 photos that you can crop down to 3 1/2 x 3 1/2, the Basic Grey precision mat (if you have one), both a roller adhesive as well as glue dots. The price is $30.00 ( the store 941-926-1744 to reserve a spot now...we only have 2 spots left). Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

A few more LO's

loving this Amy Butler line from K and Co.... this christmas LO below is one of my favs...sorry for the lines on the is just the way my textured cardstock photographs...


What Jane Austen heroine are you?

I am Emma Woodhouse!

Take the Quiz here!

this was fun.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

A fun storage project

(above) i painted my piece of wood a fun aqua color.
(above) i measured and marked 4 evenly spaced spots where i was going to screw my pipe fitters to the board (Sean pre drilled 2 holes in each pipe fitter for me) (above) is my first pipe fitter screwed on...
(above) is the finished project...the jar upside down holds twine (i punched a hole in the lid with my crop a dile) I saw this adorable idea in Country Living magazine...TFL