Sunday, January 22, 2012

me and you

We just celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary last October, but we're actually over 20 years into our love story (like 22 years as a couple, but who's counting? LOL) I'm blessed to have such an amazing relationship ~ and I'm looking forward to many more years together!

CREDITS: Puppy Love by Jenn Barrette; fonts are HammerKeys and Highland Perk

Saturday, January 21, 2012

the birthday girl

I can't believe that another year has FLOWN by . . . and that my girl will be old enough to get her learner's permit! YIKES.

CREDITS: Eat Cake by Krystal Hartley and Kristin Cronin-Barrow; font is Dustin

A Million Dreams

CREDITS: She's Got A Way by Krystal Hartley and Misty Cato; Lyrics from "She's Got A Way" by Billy Joel; fonts are Downcome and DJB Gimme Space

Friday, January 20, 2012

build create invent

Daniel builds ~ creates ~ invents every single day with his Legos. It's his hobby, his fascination and his obsession. I love seeing his projects come to life. This particular Lego set was a car and camper that he purchased with Christmas money last Saturday. He followed the instructions to build the car and camper, and then made a tent, a picnic table and a rock formation to complete the entire camping scene.

CREDITS: Imagination Creation by Stolen Moments and Studio Flergs; Scraps By Number: Just Call Me Amanda - V2 by Stolen Moments; Morning Coffee Alpha by Stolen Moments; font is SC Tina's Baby Shower

sunshine of my life

CREDITS: Sweetest Thing by Ju Kneipp; Winner Takes All by Jimbo Jambo Designs; font is Spicy Sushi Roll

Thursday, January 19, 2012

have fun

My daughter and her BFF before the Homecoming Dance last year.

CREDITS: Welcome To The Party by The Hidden Heart; Love and Grace by Fizzy Pop Designs; font is FG Wurth

Monday, January 16, 2012


I have sunshine on a cloudy day and joy in my soul no matter the circumstances because of my faith. In the dark times of pain or in the blazing light of happiness, I have sunshine!

CREDITS: Sunshine In My Soul by Tracie Stroud; Sunshine In My Soul Washi Tape by Tracie Stroud; Totally Template MIS: January 2012 freebie template by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs; font is Simply*Glamorous

Sunday, January 15, 2012

my happily ever after

I love spending my life with this guy ~ who knows the worst and best of me ~ and loves me, pours his life into me. I am so very blessed that I have "my happily ever after"!!!!!

CREDITS: Love Me True by Tracey Monette; Summer, Come Back! by Jimbo Jambo Designs; font is Pea cammi-pea

Saturday, January 14, 2012

embrace the everyday

CREDITS: Embrace The Everyday by Traci Reed; Fuss Free: Shake It 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs; font is SociaL AnimaL

in the making

I love these photos I took of Daddy and Karen on Christmas Eve ~ they both look so happy and relaxed ~ and this was right in the middle of getting a fabulous meal together, too!

CREDITS: Making Memories, a Sweet Shoppe Collab (part of DSA's The Fix Jan 2012); Fuss Free: Shake It 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs; font is Alphabetized Cassette Tapes

Holiday Hoopla

In the upper left photo, the kiddos are just starting to get into the photos and in the bottom right photo, there's just the aftermath of boxes, ribbons and wrapping paper.

CREDITS:  Reindeer Games by Shmooangel Designs; Rock My Holiday Socks by Queen of Hearts; Dateables by Lauren Reid Designs; font is Sunshine In My Soul

sweet dreams

My sweet precious wonderful lovely brand new niece!

CREDITS: Newborn Dreams by Berry Sweet Scraps, part of DSA's The Fix Jan 2012; Fuss Free: FreeBee 13 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs; Photo used with permission of Marley's Closet; font is Century Gothic

inside me art is dreaming

Just a fun to create art journal page!

CREDITS: Art Journaling by Viola Moni, Featured Product in DSA's The Enabler, Jan 2011; font is vtks study

freezy, breezy, beautiful

My beautiful girl on Christmas Eve ~ the title says it all: it was freezy and breezy and she was beautiful!

CREDITS: License To Chill by Polka Dot Plum Designers, part of DSA's The Fix Jan 2011; Fuss Free: Shake It by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs; font is Century Gothic

Monday, January 9, 2012

Under My Wing

Created for Studio Tangie's free blog mini workshop "My Vision for 2012" ~ Health Prompt #1

 The focus of my layout is that prayer and meditation, reading of the Bible and inner reflection is the most healthy thing I can do for myself. The story revealed on my page is that I am often lost, wandering around, gazing at stars ~ looking for answers in all the wrong places. Then I remember to seek refuge in God. He keeps me under his wing, protecting me from all kinds of harm. I find solace and wisdom in Him. He makes be believe in my uniqueness and that there is a special path just for me to trod upon in this life. He helps me keep my heart safe and He helps me focus so that I can hear my heart, where He resides. Most of all, through loving Him, I learn to love myself.

CREDITS: AJC 2011 Parcel 50 by Studio Tangie and Studio Berna; Watercolor Vignette Papers by Studio Tangie; Splatter Graffiti Masks 7 by Studio Tangie; Virtuosity by Studio Tangie; Journal Anthology 7 by Studio Tangie; Journal Anthology 3 by Studio Tangie; She Found Her Bliss by Studio Tangie; Me ~ The True Story by Studio Tangie; Photo "Praying For You" by stock.xchng user abcdz2000 NOTE: All Studio Tangie products can be found at Scrapbookgraphics.

by the fireplace

For many years, I've taken pics of Anna and Jessy in front of this fireplace. This could be the last year in this house since Daddy and K-K have sold the house and are renting it from the new owner for a while. No matter where we have Christmas though, whether there's a fireplace or not to pose in front of ~ we'll always have each other!

CREDITS: Little Gingerbread House, a Jan 2012 555 Collab at After Five Designs; font is SpillMilk

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

number one

This guy is my number one ~ the one who knows me ~ good, bad and ugly ~ and loves me loves me loves me.  This pic is from December, hanging out at my mom-in-law's house the week before Christmas for "chili night."

CREDITS: Numb3rs by Pink Reptile Designs; Sunbeam by Jimbo Jambo Designs; font is Sweetly Broken

Hello Foxy

I'm starting 2012 with a new attitude ~ I'm feeling foxy! Truth be told, it isn't a feeling I have very often, but I wanted to document when I actually **did** feel that way!

CREDITS: Fantastically Foxy Freebie by Jenn Barrette; Color Pops V8 by Queen of Hearts; font is Beautiful Every Time

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

write it down

Just a little reminder for me to continue taking pictures, continue being creative in my digital scrapbooking, but not to forget or forsake writing about my story!

CREDITS: Take Note by Pink Reptile Designs, DST's Gold Member Kit for Jan 2012; fonts are APD and Shelter Me


Olivia and her new tote bag she got for Christmas from Aunt Anna.

CREDITS: Glisten by JennCK Designs, DST Insider's New To You Designer Jan 2011; Fuss Free: FreeBee 12 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs; font is CK Bella