Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Truly cannot believe that Easter is here already! I hope everyone has a wonderfully blessed holiday. I can finally eat chocolate after giving it up for Lent...whoo hoo!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

BHG Make It Yours

I was recently contacted by BHG Scrapbooks, Etc. for one of my layouts to be used as an inspiration in their November/December Make It Yours Column. Needless to say, I was very excited. Woo Hoo! The awesome thing is that the page includes pictures of three of my favorite people in the whole wide world....Ryan, my Mom, and my Dad.

What I didn't realize was that my layout would first appear on their blog (duh!) so that scrappers could try their hand at "making my layout theirs." There are two other great pages available for lifting, also. I love to see how other scrappers interpret my designs as much as I enjoy using other's designs as inspiration. If you hop on by the BHG blog, you can see my page and the other pages. If you have some free time over the next week, why not try to lift any one of the could be pubbed in BHG!

I'm off to enjoy the first day of Spring Break....looking to end up at the playground or something fun. Maybe I'll even get my old camera out! Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009


It's not often that I share many personal details here on my blog. Not that I have anything major to say, anyway. I set up this little blog to share my scrapbook layouts, and I try to keep it that way. I do have some online friends who visit here, and several of you have e-mailed me to ask where I have been. So, I figured it would be okay to share just a tiny part of my personal life which will explain my absence over the past several weeks. Another reason why I am hesitant to share personal details is because I guess there is a part of me that is a bit superstitious...even if I try to deny it. Anyway, my absence as of late has been because I met someone. For those of you who know me, you may already be aware that I have placed the priorities in my life in a certain order....Ryan, school, scrapbooking. It's been that way for years. That has been my choice, and I have been very okay with that. Being a good Mom has always been #1. Everything else falls into place after that. Being a first year teacher and trying to scrapbook as much as possible left very little time for anything else. So, my free time was my free time, and I was not about to give up my "me" time for anything or anyone. I was adamant about that....up until about 2 months ago. I wasn't looking to meet just happened. Isn't that how it usually works? I was so caught off guard, but yet it was okay. I found that I wanted to spend time with this new someone...even give up my "me" time to do it. Imagine my surprise. If someone would have told me that I would make that decision a few months back, I would have told them that they were nuts. Without boring you with any further details, let's just say that I'm actually allowing myself to enjoy time with him and think that I might just be falling for him. Pretty crazy, huh?

So, my hobby and my blog have taken a back seat for the time being. I have had a few layouts picked up by BHG, so I think that makes my lack of scrapbooking okay in my mind. I also tell myself that school will be out in less than 2 months, so I will have way more time for "me" then. In the meantime, I can actually say that I am happy with the way things are. I am knocking on wood as we speak...there's that superstitious streak once again. Wish me luck....maybe he's the one!

And because I always feel the need to share some eye candy here, I will leave you with this layout that I made earlier this year. It's another Disney nieces in particular and the fun they had on our family trip.
I was thrilled to be able to use that little Minnie Mouse sticker from EK Success. It's not ordinarily something you would see on my pages, but I so fell in love with it and had to have it! It turned out to be the perfect embellishment for my page!

Spring Break is here in less than 24 hours, so maybe...just maybe...I will spend some time creating. Or maybe not. If I do....I will be sure to share here on my blog. I hope all is well with everyone! Thanks for stopping by!