Saturday, February 28, 2009

U R 2 Cool...

Well here is my latest digi page. I did this one completely on my own (you can probably tell!). I downloaded this very cute and FREE digi kit from It has TONS of papers and accessories. I'm happy with how it turned out but the great thing about digi scrapping is that I can take and change anything I want at any time! This has been really fun but I'm missing my REAL paper and embellishments so I think I'm going to have to create something with those today. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mr. Bear...

Mr. Bear has been just as much a part of this family as any of my children. My friend Misty brought Mr. Bear to the hospital when Connor was born and they have been inseparable ever since. Mr. Bear has gone everywhere with us....if Connor is there, then so is Mr. Bear. He has been repaired and sewn up more times than I can count. His eyes are all scratched up and he is losing his stuffing. I didn't know what I was going to do when Connor started school because he wanted to bring Mr. Bear with him. Occasionally, he did hitch hike to school in Connor's backpack. Now that Connor is eight, Mr. Bear is only good at bed time and I have a feeling that pretty soon he will be sitting on Connor's shelf...not really necessary at all except as a fond memory. We love Mr.Bear and we will always have a special place for him in our hearts.

Monday, February 23, 2009

This is the last layout assignment from my digi class. I learned how to cut my paper, how to adjust my sepia tones, a little more about the text tool and a shading technique. I'm going to send these off to be printed in 12x12 so that I can put them into my scrapbook. I also think I'm going to sign up for another class. It's been tons of fun learning these techniques and really being able to take advantage of my photoshop program! Oh yea, and this is Jeff and I in Hawaii where we were married. :-)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Here is layout #4 from my digi class. I was so happy to finally get these pictures scrapbooked. Parker went through this phase of leaning in his high chair to make me laugh. He could sit leaned over like this the whole time. I sure am missing my little baby these days. I sure hope that in addition to the cold I just had, I'm not also catching the baby bug again. We'll see.

Oh yea...and to get a closer look and to read the journaling, just click on the layout and it will make it bigger.

Friday, February 20, 2009

My Little Fireman...

Well, we are STILL in the process of potty training Parker so needless to say, he's been running around here in his birthday suit lately. This was the scene that I came upon yesterday. He put this outfit together all by himself. He was perfectly content to sit naked on the floor and play with his toys. I love my little fireman! Hopefully, we can talk him into wearing underpants really soon!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Parker layout...

Lesson #3 in my digi class was great because it's beginning to teach about brushes! I like this because it's like digital rubber stamping! Total fun without the ink on my fingers! These are pictures that we took of Parker last spring so it's nice to finally get them scrapbooked.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Second Digi Layout...

Here is the #2 layout from my class. I was wondering what kind of a picture I had to go with this kit since the title was "Beautiful" but then I realized that even though I have all boys, I still think they are beautiful. I love this picture of Parker and it makes me miss when he was a little baby. Anyway, I'm looking forward to layout #3!

Terrible Twos...

I've been wanting to learn how to do this for quite a while now. If you don't know what digi scrapbooking is, it's scrapbooking that's completely digital and done on the computer. I actually completed a couple of digi layouts about a year ago but this time I decided to take a class so that I really know what I'm doing. I've got so many pictures and it takes me so much time to regular scrapbook my pictures that this is a good filler for me. I'll be able to get some of those layouts done that I would have never gotten around to with my scissors and paper and get them done on the computer. This is the first layout taught in the class. You can click on the photo to read the journaling. I can't wait for the next class!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Connor's Baptism Day...

Getting ready...

The three Grandmas... Nana (Eric's mom), Grandma Diane (Jeff's mom) and Grammy (my mom)

Changing after the baptism...he is all clean now!

The boys supporting Connor on his day...

Nana and Connor

Grammy and Connor

I have been so excited for Connor's baptism and can't believe that it's already over. The day was just beautiful and Connor was nervous but looking forward to the day. He has quite a phobia of getting his face wet and so I was worried that he pop up before he was dunked and we'd have to do it all over again. Fortunately, with the threat of doing it twice, he did very well with getting his whole body under the water. Jeff did a beautiful job with the baptism and confirmation. I'm so grateful for him and the wonderful job he has done stepping into the roll of Connor's dad. I know that Eric is pleased that these boys have such a great father in their lives. It made me sad that Eric wasn't there physically but I know and felt he was there, watching over his sons, in spirit. I'm grateful for everyone that came to support Connor on his special day. It is one that I'll remember forever.

Grammy Comes To Visit....

Grammy coming off the plane!
Welcome Grammy!

The kids waiting for the luggage to start moving around.

I'm so happy that my mom was able to fly up and attend Connor's baptism! The kids were so excited and decided to make a welcome sign to hold up for Grammy at the airport. It was fun to see her see the sign. :-) The visit was way too short but we had a great time while she was here. We love you Grammy!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Valentine Cards

Well, I finally had a chance to sit down today and brainstorm my Valentine cards. Do you ever just sit at your desk and stare at your supplies WILLING for creativity to find you? That's how it was for me today. I am happy with how it turned out. The picture isn't the best but I'm still learning how to use all the settings on my new camera. All products used are CTMH except the pin which is Making Memories.

Products used:
February Word Puzzle Stamp Set
Priceless Love Stamp Set
Baby Pink Cardstock
Cranberry Cardstock
White Daisy Cardstock
White Daisy Flower
Big Pinks Paper Flower
White Daisy Ribbon
Cranberry Ink
Baby Pink Ink
Glitter Stack
Cranberry Marker